Wednesday, 10 February 2016

How to start a Youtube channel

Hey gorgeous people<3 I hope your week is going well! 
Today I wanted to give you some tips on starting a Youtube channel. It's been about six months since I first pressed that "publish" button and totally fell in love with the whole concept. By writing this I don't mean my channel is huge or that I'm a pro, but I know many who contemplate on getting into YT, but feel too unsure about it. And that's ok. Publishing videos of yourself for the whole world to see shouldn't be an easy decision. But after you've decided you want to give it a try, here are a few tips on how to get started with the fun.

1. Equipment



I started my channel with a four year old Canon Powershot camera, daylight, iMovie and a selfie stick. And that was more than enough. The only thing you really need is a camera. The selfie stick helped a lot though and I don't think I would have published anything without an editing program. iMovie is not only free but also great and easy to use in my opinion. For Windows users I recommend Adobe Premier Pro.
 My camera back then was nothing fancy and I think that's actually the safer way to do it. You want to be sure you enjoy filming and you're comfortable with publishing your videos before buying any superduper equipment. Imagine if after filming your first or second video you'd feel like it wasn't for you and you had gone and spent all your money on a fancy camera. Not that you can't use it for anything else. But just saying that it's ok to start off with something simple. Try it out before you commit to it!
Everything else is extra. Of course big youtubers have fancy lights and set ups and of course they make the quality of videos superb and of course I would love to have things like that too, but just remember that you definitely don't have to compare yourself to them nor anybody else. Which leads me to my next tip.

2. Be Yourself


Sounds easy, but when going public, it's also easily forgotten. This doesn't mean you should reveal everything about yourself in your very first video. Instead you should make videos of what interests you, what you love and what you want to learn about. I assure you, everybody would rather watch unique content than an exact copy of somebody else. To a certain point, copying is alright though. After all that's the way we learn, starting from sitting and walking. But always make sure you give videos a personal twist alá you.

3. Press publish




The last thing to do is to publish your very first video and the fun can begin! Everything else can be learned along the way and do remember to enjoy that journey. Start planning more videos, watch others and leave them nice comments. If you're a blogger, include you're videos on your blog. I think they give nicely a more personal touch to blogs :) 

I hope you liked these tips and that they help you! 
Do you have a Youtube channel?
If not, have you ever thought of starting one?
If yes, what piece of advice would you give to a beginner?

Emma xxx
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22 comments

  1. Great tips! I'm to shy to start one myself but your channel has to be my favourite by far! xx
    www.rosieauthorwriting.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Rosie<3 You made me smile big time :))
      I'm shy too, but I don't know if this makes sense but I've kind of learned to control it rather than letting it control me. Well, that works most times nowadays, not always. The main thing is that shyness isn't a bad thing at all <3
      Hope you've had a good week so far dear <3 xxx

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  2. As you know I started You Tube in late December and I enjoy it very much. My number one advice be to just try it. Record a video, see if you like it and then see if you dare publishing it. That is all that it needs. Everything else will come with time, nobody starts perfect.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yes, and i love your channel :) It's as I get to know you better through it!
      And I totally agree with you. If you want to try something, you definitely should. I remember doing videos years ago but I definitely never published them. Only now that I've gained a lot more confidence, was I able to publish them. Well, not the ones I filmed back then haha :D they're really awkward :D
      Thanks for the comment xxx

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  3. Magnifique !

    Kiss, Léa
    http://www.luxetoutou.com

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    1. Thanks Lea <3 Have a lovely weekend xxx

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  4. Yay, congtatulations on having the guts to just go for it! I hate the sound of my own voice, so dont think I ever could, but I do love seeing them in blog posts, :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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    1. Hehe thanks :) It wasn't easy though but so much fun! I'm sure you're the only one who hates your voice girlie. Plus you get used to it. I used to dislike mine, but then I worked at a place where I had to listen to it all the time :D
      Have a fab weekend <3 xx

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  5. That's some great advice girl. Keep up the good work x

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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    1. Thank you very much.
      Thanks for popping by <3
      And hope you have a wonderful weekend ! xxx

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  6. Thanks for the tips! Will check your channel out too :)

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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    1. Yaaay thanks Yousra! Let me know what you think of it! :)
      Hope you have a great weekend xxx

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  7. Thank you for sharing your tips, hun! I've been thinking about starting a YouTube channel myself... I really, really want to! But I'm naturally really shy and anxious, plus I HATE the sound of my own voice on camera, haha! But that's something I could get over, I think. I really like what you said in your response to Rosie's comment - about controlling it, rather than letting it control you. It's so true, although I think it is also something that would take a little while to master. I also have a pretty exhausting full time job going on at the moment so it would be difficult to find time for YouTube (whereas blogging is something I can do from work during my lunch hour etc.). Do you have any tips for managing YouTube around a busy schedule? Thanks for sharing another lovely post, my darling! <3 You really are an inspiration. :) Sending lots of love your way, hun. x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Have you really! You so totally should! Pretty please...? :)))
      I'm sure you'd get used to your own voice, although editing may seem a little silly at the beginning. And as I said in response to Rosie, don't let shyness stop you from doing something. If you really want something, you can do it :) <3
      I have a pretty hectic life at the moment too with studies and work and stuff, but I always want to keep writing and filming anyhow. I think the only problem is to find time for filming, as I need daylight for it (if only I had a studio light.....:D). Editing can be done, as can blogging, pretty much anywhere :)
      Thanks for the lovely comment babe and I so very much recommend trying YT, it's really a lot of fun<3
      Have a lovely week lovely Kay <3 xxx

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  8. This is such a good post for those who want to start youtube channel! I admit, I was thinking about it, but I want to do kind of vlogs only or a bit of cinematography :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thanks Leta! :) Vlogs are a lot of fun too! They're the ones I keep going back to and I'd love to do daily vlogging, but time is not on my side with that at the moment I'm afraid. Maybe someday :)
      However I really recommend you give it a go. You won't know if you like or not if you don't :)
      Have a wonderful week sweetie <3 xxx

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  9. Thanks for sharing these awesome tips and the encouragement ! Awesome post!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

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    1. Thanks Carina, I'm always happy to share. Sharing is caring <3 xxx

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  10. Thanks so much! I got my wish granted when I was commenting wondering how you did your videos! So I don't need to splurge just yet, haha. I have a 7 year old DSLR I could use. Like Kay, I am pretty shy about it, and I don't know how those famous YouTube stars can handle those nasty comments! Not saying I would ever be famous, but there is that small chance, and then there's the chance that the people who bullied me at school would come out and talk TOTAL sh**! Oh well, I shouldn't listen to them, LOL

    Hannah
    http://floraful.blogspot.com

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    1. Hehe, you definitely inspired me to write this girlie! :)
      And no, no need to go Youtube-shopping just yet. I really suggest you try it out first :)
      Nasty comments are something we are all vulnerable to when putting anything public online. It's almost the only downside to this wonderfully amazing hobby. I haven't had too many mean comments myself, so I don't really know how people cope with them, but I guess you kind of learn to ignore them. As in bullying, the people who are being mean are usually the ones with the problem anyhow.
      Thanks for the comment Hannah, and have a lovely week <3 xxx

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  11. Very nice tips :) I'll make sure to check out your YT channel too!
    http://carolinapage.eu

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    1. Thanks Carol! :9 Hope you enjoy it. Mwwaah! xxx

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Thanks for commenting and have a lovely day<3 xxx

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