If you like to shoot short videos and take photos, then YouTube video blogging or ‘vloging’ is a form of blog with ads that pay you.
And the video is a form of television that’s extremely popular, addictive and lucrative.
YouTube allows bloggers to upload video content, host and administer your own video channel.
Radio and television stations use video blogging as a way to help reach and interact with more listeners and viewers, and they’re cashing in!
Consider using your mobile phone and/or digital sports camera to publish video content to your channel ‘live’ as it is recorded.
Vlogs can be recorded in one take or multiple videos.
Your video blog post is spoken, explained or narrated while being recorded.
After you finish recording, edit the video to add images, music, etc., keywords, description with link to your website, and subscription annotation to ask your audience to ‘subscribe’ to your channel.
Upload the finished video onto your channel and add a video link on your site.
As people subscribe to your video channel, they will be notified by email when you have posted a new video and are recording live!
When you set up your YouTube channel, you must also apply for Adsense to monetize your videos.
Post video blogs often, but the misconception is that the more traffic and subscribers your channel and videos get, the more money you will make (read How Does YouTube Pay below).
YouTube video blogging/vlogging is a popular category on YouTube.
Videos are given a higher ranking on search engines and web syndication to allow for distribution over the Internet, using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for automatic aggregation and playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
You don’t need a website before starting a video blog, however, the two components work together hence the back link.
As a suggestion, you may want to shoot a video aimed at informing your friends and family of your cross-country move “here to there for whatever reason,” etc.
Launch your video blog as soon as possible and declare yourself in business, although it’s a hobby until you start making money!
When you post your first video, you will see just how simple and easy it is.
Present yourself in a professional (not perfect) manner.
Buy the right video equipment and accessories such as a digital sports and action camera if you plan to sky dive, snorkel under water, etc., clip on and desk top microphones, and pop filter to place in front of the microphone to eliminate popping sounds.
Shoot video blog posts everywhere.
In order to shoot video in hard to reach places, use a camera stick to get the camera somewhere you can’t go to get the right angle.
Use this equipment to shoot amazing video while skiing, deep sea fishing, surfing, rock climbing, speed boating, cycling, parachuting, etc.
Any one of these activities are also excellent niches with a lot of money to start video blogging and/or create an affiliate website!
Video blogging has seen a strong increase in popularity since YouTube was founded as a video sharing site in 2005.
By July 2006, it had become the fifth most popular web destination, with 100 million videos viewed daily and 65,000 new uploads per day.
If you’re not already addicted to YouTube, you will be when you attend VidCon.
The organizers behind the massive three-day digital video conference stated that next year the conference is headed overseas to Europe and Australia.
VidCon Europe will debut April 8-9, 2017 in Amsterdam, while VidCon Australia will launch September 9-10, 2017 in Melbourne.
VidCon is an annual convention that allows YouTube content creators and viewers to come together in order to share content ideas and business contacts.
The first VidCon event was held on July 10 and 11, 2010, and has now become the largest in-person gathering of Internet creators, viewers, and advertisers.
This convention realizes that the ways in which society entertains, educates, shares, and communicates are being revolutionized, and chooses to highlight this fact via panels, meet and greets, and talks given to audiences at the convention.
YouTube currently ranks as #1 among the top most-visited video sharing sites on the web.
As a high traffic area for video bloggers, YouTube has created a platform for creators to present your personal videos, which oftentimes are filmed using hand held point and shoot cameras.
The popularity of video blogs in the YouTube community has risen exponentially in the past few years.
Out of the top 100 most subscribed YouTube channels, 17 provide video blogs as the primary style of blogging.
Many of these bloggers are a part of the YouTube Partner Program, which professionalizes the industry, and allows for monetary gain from video production.
This professionalization additionally helps increase exposure to various channels as well as creates a sense of stability within the video industry.
Additionally, this professionalization allows content creators to be deemed a credible source by their viewers.
Furthermore, many video bloggers have been able to turn their channels into sustainable careers.
I don’t know who the highest paid video bloggers are or how much they have earned, but if you know leave a comment!
YouTube videos are monetized by Google Adsense so advertisers only pay when someone clicks an ad or watches for 30 seconds.
This is why you can’t tie your channel views to dollars.
If your video gets ten million views, but nobody watches or click the ads, you don’t make any money.
Instruction to become a YouTube Partner and enable ads on ‘all’ of your videos:
Do you know that you can ‘sell’ your most popular, highest performing video on YouTube?
It’s a great way to earn a residual income stream and this is one of my favorite ways to do it!
Hollywood is taking notice of what is being produced on YouTube, so consider creating a video blog documentary.
This is also a great resource to give away to people who subscribe to your channel and email list.
Create a video blog documentary for about 90-minutes that focus on documenting the world of video blogging in your niche and/or centers on YouTube bloggers who have found success in using this medium.
As a suggestion, follow a family whose lives have been drastically altered by video blogging.
As their day-to-day lives are documented and uploaded for the world to see, you will also become popular and your video just might go viral.
Give your new video blog business a name such as “Jean Chavis Media” or “Chavis Studios.”
Think BIG because YouTube is a GIANT!
A large Hollywood corporation may see your video documentary and make a proposal to buy it or sponsor it with advertising.
That is an example of the ever increasing need for artistic and educational information on the digital side.
Who knows, it is possible for a video documentary to spark interest and raise awareness of the educational and entertainment value of video documentary and blogging in the digital community.
Video blogging is not just a powerful niche with a lot of money to go around, it is a necessary tool for any website.
You can expect another article about this subject to help you “follow the money!”
I hope that you are excited and inspired to start a YouTube video blogging channel to get big traffic and make easy money, virtually free!
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