Everyone has a smartphone with a high-quality camera. Why not use it for some creative purpose? Yes, you can start vlogging with your phone. All you need is passion and consistency.
I know many vloggers who start making videos with their phones and they are dominating the Youtube and other video sharing platforms nowadays.
What is Vlogging
Vlogging is a sort of blog that includes video. Video is the best way to keep your audience engaged. The latest research shows people are more tend to watch videos instead of reading articles.
This article will let you know how to start vlogging with your phone.
Tips on How to Start Vlogging With Phone
1. Follow Your Passion
There are different types of vlogs i-e travel vlogging, education vlog, adventure vlog, How-to vlog etc. You can choose the one that best suits your personality.
Vlogging is something that needs a lot of consistency and patience. You will not get instant results. To turn yourself into a brand, you need to start making videos about a topic you love.
If you are a footballer, start making videos related to football. If you don’t follow your passion, you will end up making videos within months or less.
Some people thought that equipment is the most important thing for starting a vlog. That’s not true. I believe, you must have the passion and consistency to start and maintain your vlogging channel.
All you need is a simple phone stand for recording and a smartphone with high-quality camera. You can find some DIY ideas to make a tripod at home.
You can start with zero investment but the thing that matters is your love with the topic you choose.
3. Shoot in Landscape Mode
Vlog is not about covering only your face. It is a way you show the world with some creative tips and ideas. To keep your audience engage, you have to cover your surrounding in the video.
Landscape mode will help you capture the objects in your surroundings. It also helps you creating a high-quality video.
4. Video Resolution
A technical tip for recording a vlog on your phone could be on video resolution. Now, many of the newcomers who simply grab their phones to start shooting might end up having the video result issue and complain that after uploading to YouTube, the result of their vlogs was simply sabotaged.
This happens when you don’t match the recording resolution on your phone with your export resolution on the software.
Let’s say you are recording your vlog in 720p using your phone and when you export the edited vlog from your software, you simply export it in 1080p resolution, it would kill the video quality due to the difference in both resolutions.
So always match that and your exported file will work better. A secret tip is that you always export in WMV format instead of AVI or MP4. It would improve the quality of the video on YouTube.
5. Make a Catch Thumbnail
A catchy thumbnail can attract more visitors to your vlog. You can use an online tool like Canva to capture the stunning thumbnail for free. Use your picture in thumbnail along with the attractive text.
Try something unique, you don’t need to write the whole title on the thumbnail. Just grab your mobile phone and search for creative ideas related to thumbnail text. A single line of unique text can attract millions of visitors to your video.
6. Power of Social Media
Social media can play the most crucial role in promoting your video to different platforms and people around the world. When you start vlogging, nobody knows you. It is social media that can make you popular within days.
If you are not sharing your videos on popular social media platforms, you are missing the biggest marketing channel to attract new visitors to your vlog. I use Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook to engage more audience.
I hope this article on how to start vlogging with your phone will help you out in making videos with your phone.