The consistent medium of bestowing learnings and entertainment yet has so much to give in the year 2022. The craving for giving & acquiring has grown exponentially. And so our need to be on YouTube is being stimulated. It has become a must to understand the process of ‘How to start a YouTube channel in 2022‘ or ‘How to become a Youtuber successfully’.
Not everyone can become a YouTuber unless one has got the dedication and extraordinary concept-cum-content to deliver.
To start a YouTube channel ain’t challenging, but becoming a staunch YouTuber comes with ‘Should’ conditions. The query ‘How to become a YouTuber’ has increased from 19 Million search results in the year 2018; to 87.10 Million (8.71 × 107) in 2021. It shows an extreme hunger within people to become YouTubers.
Out of millions how many people do really become what they desire?
Probably a few in 100s!
These few are none other than those who are dedicated to their passion, content creativity, and excellence of execution. This post won’t discourage but guide those who aspire to start a YouTube channel becoming sensational YouTubers in 2020.
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The prime footstep to start a channel is:
Queries On Niche & Competitors
4 Question arises when you intend to step into creativity world:
- What Niche I Should Be In?
- Do I Need To Research In-Depth Before Starting My First YouTube Video?
- Do I Have To Compare With Competitors In The Same Niche?
- Will My Channel Help Me Make Money In The First Year?
Let’s cover up each question that arose:-
Prior to research
Peep into your skills what you are good at. It could be your interest in Sharing Knowledge, Exposing Facts, Dancing, Advising, Experimenting, Debating, Mimicry, or Any skill to go with.
Do not try recreating the content by copying someone else’s channel due to his or her popularity.
It’s good to get inspired by them or learn from them. Even though you want to create a channel like them, add your own creativity to stand out within the competition.
Polishing ‘Inner You’ to execute content seems to be something of potentials. Instead of following others’ niches, it would be healthier to deliver what you truly believe in.
Help Yourself With Research
Researching on a niche is absolutely helpful to initiate. It assists in strategizing on series of videos that are included in the plan.
Video SEO is the one that has to be researched, to get content on the first page of the outcome.
In-depth research ain’t required unless you are talking something on the topic about ‘Marketing Strategy’, ‘Case-Study’ or ‘Analytics’.
For a comedian or musician, in-depth scrutiny doesn’t have significance, they all have to show up their talent that does not require research.
Every Content Creator Is Different
Their content is different, their way of execution is different; so why compare?
The comparison comes when a vlogger copies something from another professional vlogger to grow its own channel. Unless you are genuine, the comparison shouldn’t be the case of seriousness.
Make a Choice
“Loyal audience and real fame” or “just audience and money”?
For sure, vlogging with the purpose to make money won’t last long. Who cares even though a channel is active for the last 10 years? It’ll always remain useless unless the matter of value is furnished.
Try gaining viewers’ attention in a positive way, building a connection and trust between you and the audience. Which would eventually lead to fame? And thus be followed by YouTube revenue.
In YouTube, Investment means Delivering High-Quality Content + Years of Effort; it finally takes to the realm of succession.
YouTube Niches Ideas To Start The Channel
Numerous ideas roll around the mind, which is that one idea that takes you to the route of popularity? Pre-knowing how to become a YouTuber, grasp into ideas on why to become one.
- Check out the list of YouTube Niches Ideas That Suits Your Skills
Cohere With UCC (Unique Content Concept) & Define Channel’s Existence
To start a vlog it is requisite to keep the blog concept in the mind, even though you don’t do blogging.
A particular blog gets popular only when it is known for a particular subject viz. Technology, Business, Parenting, Treatment, Education, etc.
When a blog consists of random topics inclusive of Bollywood Gossip and Financial Consultancy, it leaves readers & sponsors confused with no understanding of what exactly the blog is about. On the other hand, search engines conclude its content irrelevantly.
Similarly, vlogging has to begin with a unique niche to make viewers understand what you always talk about: viz Cooking, Travel, or Health Tips; else there’d be no reason for users to subscribe to the channel that does not define its existence.
Target Your Potential Audience
Unless the content relates to the ‘Entertainment’ niche that has all types of subscribing audience, no other guy would subscribe to your channel, that targets an unrelated audience.
Pre-planning on the notion of a video has few essentials including ‘Target Market’.
Who would be watching your contentful videos?
Surely not every group of people but those who are interested in the category.
‘Shoot & Sort‘ the video content as per the target audience, which would expediently grow the number of views, subscribers, and encouraging comments.
Strategic Action: 2 Months Promotion (2 videos)
Relying on hope, to let the magic happen within a night sounds like a fantasy.
Yeah, to agree, some YouTubers get millions of views in days and weeks.
But this isn’t because of their luck but the quality of content that people love to watch and share. Moreover, they have a higher number of subscribers awaiting to watch their new content daily. If you are not the one who’s confident whether your video would go viral or not, promotion is the only way to boost up the confidence.
Intention to become a brand is something that comes in the professional phase, and without promotion of videos at the initial stage it’ll take years to become a known person.
On launching one or more videos, do a performance test examining which video got more views, likes and lead to an increase in subscribers.
And the same pillar video is perfect to promote for a month or more. The best schedule to run the video promotion is in the evening till midnight or on the weekends.
To get instant popularity to try promoting at least 2 videos segmenting the schedule.
There are possibilities that it may or may not be in your budget, it is always better to invest a few bucks in promotion of the matter instead of waiting for months to get the video popular on its own.
And guess what, it won’t go viral because every free-thing comes with a limitation and barriers. Whereas investment never goes waste, it comes back in the form of fame, revenue, or positivity that keeps you going!
Increase Watch-Time – How To Edit Videos So Users Watch It Till End
Pre-knowing how to become a Youtuber, it is a must to have fundamental skills to start a vlog independently. In case you are an outdoor vlogger where mostly you shoot outside the premises viz. Adventurous Places, Events, Roads Shows, Streets & Lanes; that means your vlog would be completely different from that of Educational/Info Vlogger (basically vlogging indoor).
Adventure Vlogger Must Have These Editing Skills
Travel vloggers are those who give a complete feel and experience of the new excursions. They should be knowing the master skills as:
- Operating DSLR camera & mic
- Editing in some fundamental video-editing software viz. VideoPad, Windows Movie Maker or Filmora (For professional editing)
- Capturing, Splitting, Sorting, and Integrating “WOW” moments taken while on the journey
- Adding-up relevant INTRO, ANIMATION, EFFECTS & Background MUSIC (wherever required)
- Amalgamating ‘Short Trailer’ pre-intro
- The polishing climax of the video to let users subscribe
- Video SEO with accurate usage of tags and description info
Achieve Monetization Threshold Of 4k Hours Of Watch-Time & 1000 Subscribers Within First 4 months
Monetization is the doorway where you could make desires come true, be it ad revenue.
Might have heard that YouTube has levied some prerequisites to be achieved in order to get the channel enabled for monetization.
Set a target of gaining more than 2000 subscribers and 4K hours (basically 1,20,000 Views of 2 Minutes Each) in 3 months. Get it done faster by promoting video organically on Social Media, Blog, Forum, and Paid Ads (for the channel); Instead of making it slower and wasting productive time. Setting a time limit of 4 months to reach the threshold would save you from waiting longer. Further, focusing on other valuable content and start earning out of it.
Educational / Info Vlogger Must Have These Editing Skills
Info vloggers are those who guide you with something very useful and significant to know. They should be familiar with the skills:
- Handling camera and mic for better audio quality
- Basic editing in video editors
- The high clarity of settings and visual effects to focus main face or an object
- Audio editing to avoid background noises
- Merge INTRO and Background Sound
- Enhancing end-part of the video to gain more subscribers
- Writing appealing Video Title, Tags, Description full of info, and relevant navigational links
Equipment – The ‘Must’ Cameras For Vloggers
- Canon 80D For Professional Bloggers & Vloggers (The clarity & eye-pleasing visual would take your YouTube Channel to the next level).
- G7X (Canon) For Beginner Vloggers
- 1300D (Canon) For Under-Budget Beginners
Your Vlogging Career Starts Right Here!
Following mentioned skills could be difficult for newbies, the other ways to get it done are: Editing in a mobile app, take help from friends, learn from YouTube tutorials or hire an editor. For the promotion of a video and SEO, you may hire a professional digital marketer or a company like Clickypage who would help you in growing your YouTube channel.
List Of Additional Equipment Required For Content Creation
When you already know how to become a Youtuber, you could also be knowing the prime equipment required, without which vlogging is just incomplete.
Depending on the location and atmosphere where you are intending to shoot a vlog, furthermore, appliances essential to take it to the professional stage are:
- Making an awesome video with useful conceptual content ain’t all that viewers want, they require one more essential matter that outperforms the videos i.e. Mic!
Give an extraordinary sound quality with either Movo, Rode, or Micro Mic. If you study bout available Mics in the market ‘Rode’ is the brand that seems to be of good quality and expensive too.
At the initial stage, I won’t suggest you for Rode mic. But the ‘Movo’ that delivers much better quality than Rode; and it’s available at a reasonable rate too. The Mini microphone by ‘Boya’ has won the hearts with its killing features, performance, and price. If you ask me I would go for ‘Movo’ mic for the outdoor shoot and ‘Boya’ for the indoor vlogs at the beginning phase.
Better Audio For Qualitative YouTube Videos
- Rode Mic (Suitable For Professional Vlogging)
- Movo Mic (Suitable For Beginner Vloggers)
- Boya Microphone (Best For Under-Budget Vlogging)
- Do you really care about lights while shooting? Don’t, if you’ve already got brightness in the house or sun-rays penetrating through the glass windows.
Most of the vloggers find it really comfy shooting outdoors with the natural brightness, ‘no doubts in the daytime. Whereas some goal-oriented vloggers are damn serious about the visuals and positive feel in the atmosphere. These are those professional vloggers not ready to compromise with lights through windows or ordinary light in the house. They literally look for a set-up that gives a professional feel carrying all required equipment and tools for a vlog.
Obviously, why would a true influencer compromise when the question is about the ‘Loyal Audience’!
If you’re one of those potential vloggers find the right Light case and Tripod to stabilize and enhance the videos.
Background ‘Light’ & ‘Ambient Atmosphere’ That Enhances YouTube Video Appearance!
- Light down 18″ Dual Color LED Ring Light for Photo/Video/Vlog/Interview Lighting (Suitable For Professional Vlogging)
- Studio Light Softbox (Suitable For Low Budget or Beginner Vloggers)
How To Gain 10k Subscribers Per Month
It takes just a ‘One Impression‘ where the viewer hits subscribe button without denying it. Before you make any moment YOU HAVE TO PLAN FOR AN ‘IMPRESS-TIMER‘. If the video you finished has a length of 15 minutes, make sure where & how would you add the ‘Moment’ to win the viewers’ hearts. [Impressive Moment + Highly Intellectual Info].
For instance, you are a chef – So the 1 Impressive Moment could be the ‘Fire On Pan’ moment or the UNSEEN way of chopping the veggies in seconds, or could be the presentation skills.
Consider, you as a comedian – the impressive moment would be one that makes viewers laugh to the fullest.
Or something that gives goosebumps or highly intellectual information that other YouTubers Can’t Provide.
These are the moments where users subscribe without any compromises.
So now when you are familiar with knowing ‘How to become a YouTuber In 2022’, why not learn the magic of gaining loyal subscribers every week.
Relying on the niche, concept, and content quality, a new vlogger could gain subscribers between 5k-10k per month. Some prerequisites need to be followed:
- ‘X-Factor Scene‘ of your single video should be in the Beginning to let users don’t skip or ignore your video;
- Cinematic moves and effects addition to video;
- Add alluring background music (in some parts of the video) – Use royalty-free music only or purchase one to over-value your content;
- Incorporate free footage wherever required – Don’t use other videos or images within the video – YouTube will snatch your money off and count it for video or image owner – Buy instead
- Subscribe button on the screen
- Call to action
Conclusion on ‘How To Become a YouTuber’
The core elements of vlogging I would like to repeat are Helpful Content, Clear Sound, and High-Quality visuals. Besides what you’ve prepared, the major components of ‘Content‘ should be: Informative/Educational and Entertaining videos. For sure people focus on making a helpful video lacking in adding-up fun into it, they just penetrate on the seriousness that makes video boring too. Integrate some hysterical laughter moments in between (depending on the type of content) so people would enjoy the video ride, further end up being your fan.