Hi guys, welcome back to It’s True Blog. Today I’m going to talk about 3 basics things you need to start a growing YouTube channel.
We all know how much of an impact YouTube is having on the way we buy things, see things, study things and so on. A lot of bloggers have made the switch to shut down their blogs in order to focus on their YouTube career. I started doing YouTube about 1,5 year ago. I’m not planning to stop blogging because there is something about blogs that YouTube can’t meet up to. But I love to be in front of the camera for certain topics that would be more fun to watch than to read. I know that there are people out there that really want to start a YouTube channel. However they think they would be needing the latest, most expensive equipment out there. Nope, that’s not necessarily true. However, there are some basic things you would need to invest in to get that professional and advanced look for your YouTube channel. Eventually there are so many videos being uploaded every single second. You want your channel and videos to look fun, clear, engaging and professional.
1. Get a camera with a flip screen
We all know how important it is to have a camera when you want to start your own channel. I mean you could use your phone but bare in mind that some phones don’t have the optimal sound and pixel quality in order for you to deliver the best videos for your channel. I know cameras can be really pricey but it depends on what you really want to focus on when you create videos. The more options a camera has, the pricier it often is. What I did to make it easier for me to make a choice of which camera I wanted to us was to look at the videos my favorite YouTubers. For example, one of the things that I really wanted to have was the blur focus. Furthermore I also wanted a camera with a flip screen. I had an older version of the camera I’m using now. It didn’t have the flip screen so I had to invest in one. Lastly, I also wanted a camera with an interchangeable lens. This would allow me to switch up the lenses whenever I want to. So make a few criteria for yourself and go find out what the alternatives are out there. You’ll be shocked that you will find a good deal. I personally prefer compact system cameras. I’m currently using the Sony A5100 for all the images on my blog.
2. Invest in good lighting kit or ring lights
The Winter season is slowing coming and when you live in the European countries for example, those winter months are loooong! That means the days are becoming shorter. How annoying is it when it’s 11 in the morning and you want to film but it’s super gloomy outside. Well that’s when the lighting kits come in. Those lighting kits really make a difference in your videos. It simply gives you a nice glow and the visibility is on point! You can find affordable ring lights and lightening kits on Amazon.
3. Get a calendar/planner
Whether you use the calendar on your phone, computer or buy a planner, this will be something very important to have. YouTube is fun and a very creative way to create or expand your community. However if you’re not consistent, the result can become a bit discouraging. No one wants to invest hours of work in editing a cool video that no one is watching. You are eventually creating content for people out there to see, tweet, share and talk about it. Consistency is an important thing when you become a YouTuber especially when you’re just starting off. How can you become more consistent with uploading? Simply by planning your content. This will give you room to actually think about what you want to talk about this upcoming weeks. From then on you can think about the days when you’re going to edit the footage.
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These were the 3 Basics Things You Need To Start A Growing YouTube Channel. I hope it was helpful. Are there any people that want to start a YouTube channel or has recently that theirs? Love to hear your thoughts.