Hey! First off congrats and you are off to a great start if you are looking up how to be successful because it takes initiative and passion to really get where you want to be in life. No one is going to spoon feed success to you and it is up to you to do what you love.
Also want to mention do not listen to any hate or negative people because if you want to vlog then do it!!! GO AFTER YOUR DREAMS!!! Can not wait to see what content you create!!!
Also do not be shy to subscribe to my Youtube Channel: Andrea M Jara
Here I will give you my vlogger starter pack and a step by step on how to begin!
Step one: Think about the Content you are going to create. What is your niche? Really think of what you enjoy to do as it has to be fun for you! Do you love food? Travel? Disney? Success and money? Etc? Anything!!!
Step two: Come up with a creative name! I decided to brand myself with my own name as I will have the freedom to change what I do at any moment, unlike if my name was “Andreatravelseveryday” and then I would be stuck with only traveling as it would be hard to rebrand. So I would really think hard about the name and DO NOT RUSH IT! It will come and remember this is what your audience will know you as!
Step three: Create a Gmail account!!! You want to use the name you created in the email as this will become your brand in my opinion, but you can use any email if you would like to! But you need a Gmail account to open a Youtube account!
Step four: Create a youtube channel!!! Go to Youtube.com and connect your gmail account and boom you are done!!!
Step five: Change your profile pic and banner pic!!!
Step six: Plan out a week or two of content and ideas of video you would like to create. For example, say if you are going to the zoo or going out to eat during the week write it down so you know you need to film that when you are vlogging. It helps motivate you to film and keeps you organized.
Step Seven: Keep a schedule so your audience knows when to expect a video! This is something I personally have to work on!
OKAY SO NOW YOU ARE LIKE ANDREA I HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND A NAME AND CONTENT IDEAS BUT NOW WHAT? WHAT DO I FILM WITH OR EDIT WITH???
My Vlogging Gear
ALL THE BOLD WORDS ARE LINKS TO EACH PRODUCT
First off you do not need a fancy camera to vlog but I will provide everything I use from my iphone to my drone!
When I first started to vlog I used my iPhone and edited on imovie… wow the easy days haha
The iPhone I started off with was an iPhone 6S, but you can honestly use any iPhone even the iPhone X has an amazing camera and Samsung phones as well!!!
After my iPhone, I upgraded to my Canon PowerShot G7 X which I love for easy travel video and vlogs!!! It is small and durable!!! There is a Second Version, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II that is the same but has a better auto focus.
I also use a Wind Screen for my Canon, this is a must if you plan on vlogging outside because wind can ruin your whole audio and you DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN!!!
I also use a Panasonic LUMIX G7 and LOVE IT! You can shoot 4K and 1080p, and it is overall fun to shoot with, however, it is a little bigger to travel.
I use this mic, Rode VideoMic, on my Panasonic LUMIX G7 for as much quality audio as possible! I recommend this if you are really focusing on people talking or background noises, overall the better your audio is the better the video will be!
You can also get a wind shield mic protection for the Rode VideoMic.
I also use a GoPro to get footage on when I am going anywhere near water!!! I use the GoPro Hero5 Black and love it!!!
Lastly, I just wrote a whole Blog on my Drone called “My favorite Travel DJI Drone” check it out for more details but I love this drone so much!
My Editing Software
I use Final Cut Pro for everything!!! I find it the quickest and easiest!!! You can also add a bunch of Plugins for Filters and Transitions and etc.
However, It may be easier to edit if vlogging on an iphone with iMovie as well!!!
If you do not have a Mac you can use Premiere! Also easy to edit footage on!!!
You are all set you start chasing your dreams or just vlog for fun!!! I love watching vlogs and I love creating vlogs. They are your own personal movies that you will have for ever. So treasure them!!!
If you have a vlog channel Leave it down below I want to watch and let’s all spread the love!!!
Again you can Subscribe to my Vlog channel here!!! – Andrea M Jara