What is a Vlog and how Vloggers make money? FAQs about Vlogging

 In this article we will go through the details on vlogging and what a vlog is. How do vloggers make money from internet? Or you may ask is it legitimate vloggers make real money? We have covered all your queries in this article.

So, What is a Vlog?

A Vlog, also known as a video blog or video log, is a form of blog for which the main ingredient is video. Vlogs are embedded video contents with supporting texts like title or heading, images or thumbnails and other metadata like description,tags etc. Blogs content are in a written/text format including images which makes a blog primarily difference from the vlogs.

Who are Vloggers?

Vloggers refers to video bloggers. Vloggers create and share video content online through various medium (platforms) to connect with their followers worldwide. Before we go through how vloggers make money and can anyone be a vlogger, take a look at the platforms vloggers mostly use and how vlogging works.

Mostly preferred vlogging platforms

Till date we have acknowledged 7 best vlogging platforms for you to start a vlog. They are listed below :

  1. YouTube
  2. Facebook
  3. Instagram
  4. TikTok
  5. Vimeo
  6. Dailymotiom
  7. Vlog Website
You can publish your content (vlogs) in any of the listed platforms to share your video contents and earn a decent amount vlogging.

Vlogging Challenges/How Vlogging Works

Anyone can become a vlogger if they can figure out what their vlogs will feature for their followers. Vlogging simply isn't recording videos and publishing on online platform, rather your content must contain a purpose or a message to the audience. To be a successful vlogger one must:

  • Determine your niche
  • Compete with other creators
  • Invest in necessary equipments
  • Have solid knowledge on videography and editing
  • Build an online presence
  • Optimize your content
  • Track your performance

Can anyone be a vlogger?

Ofcourse, Anyone can become a vlogger and success in vlogging career if you can do as the following listed above. In todays scenario we can hear worthless content creators making money online from their vlogs. What makes a great vlogger then?

A great vlogger must possess these qualities:

  • Authenticity
  • Consistency
  • Engaging Personality
  • Storytelling Skills
  • Adaptability and innovation
  • Strong editing skills
Now you have known what a vlog is and how to become a great vlogger, it is very important for vloggers to monetize their content on different platforms available. Many vloggers make money through Youtube Partner Program (YPP). Some of the best ways to make money from your vlogs are:

  1. Google Adsense
  2. Affiliate Marketing
  3. Ask for Tips and Donations
  4. Create a membership site (Subscription)
  5. Selling videos as digital downloads
Mainly a vlogger who host their videos on youtube make money from YPP which runs google earning dividing ads on your videos. Before you apply for YPP, you must meet the criteria as prescribed by Youtube monetization policy. Youtube subscription is another decent way to make more money by vlogging. Vlogs make money from paid ads, sponsored contents, affiliate links and selling videos. We shall come up with more ways to make money from vlogging on the days to come.

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