Creating a vlog looks a lot harder than it is. All you need is a camera and a bit of patience. With these 5 simple steps, you’ll have your first vlog done in a flash. 

This vlog is being recorded from the inside of a dune buggy.
A vlog can be about anything, just bring a camera and create some magic!
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1. Pick Your Topic

The most critical part of creating your vlog is picking your topic. You need to be passionate about the subject because viewers can tell if you’re not. Remember, you need to talk about this topic with confidence and possibly answer questions.

You could vlog about a vacation, a hobby or career choice, a step-by-step tutorial, or even a vlog to vent about life. There’s an audience for everything. You’d be surprised what topics have made it big. You can talk about anything, as long as you know what you’re talking about and can back up the information.

2. Pick a Space

Find a place that makes sense for your vlog. If you’re just talking to the camera, a quiet space is best. If you’re vlogging on vacation, bring your camera along to capture the sights. It all depends on your content. Whatever you’re talking about needs to be documented for your viewers.

If you are filming in a public area, find a quiet spot. If it’s loud, you might need to record audio over the footage. You also want to record in a space with proper lighting. Ensure you’re not in direct sunlight, causing a glare, or in the shadow, where your viewers can’t see you. Pick a location that looks pleasing on camera for your vlog.

3. Set Up Your Camera and Other Equipment

The most crucial piece of equipment on this list is a camera. How are you supposed to create a vlog without a camera? You must invest in a high-quality camera, and luckily even your phone is high-definition at this point. It would be best if you also considered a tripod and a microphone in addition to your camera, once you get the hang of vlogging.

If you’re filming your vlog at home, set up some lighting to create a pleasing image. For audio, invest in a lavalier microphone, or a small shotgun microphone to attach to your camera. You want it to be mobile friendly in case you need to switch locations.

This vlog is being recorded with a phone camera.
A vlog can be record anywhere, as long as you have a camera.
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4. Record

Recording your vlog matters the most. You want to speak clearly and slowly for your viewers. Don’t make your vlog too long, or viewers will lose interest. You can also create graphics, credits, and an introduction once you get your vlog off the ground.

This vlog needs to speak to your viewers. Acknowledge them and don’t speak down to them. You might be an expert, but you also need to be kind and helpful to have a following. Push record and talk away. You might need to film multiple takes before you land on something that’s right for you.

5. Upload

The last step when you create your first vlog is to upload it. It’s common to upload the vlog to a YouTube channel and imbed that video in your blog. It’s simple. Make a title and description for your vlog and share it all over social media.

Vlogs can be an impressive way to get more viewers to check out your blog. Vlogs are all the rage these days. With a camera and something to say, you can make a vlog. Make sure your vlog reflects who you are and what you want to say to your viewers. That’s the best way to reach your target audience.

That’s it! These simple steps will help you create your first vlog. Any tips to add? Your camera of choice? Comment below and let us know how you make your vlog.