Last updated on September 13th, 2020 at 10:56 am
Technology is evolving rapidly with the latest innovation. Technological innovation is directly impacting our life. The new innovation has changed the way to interact with devices.
Smartphone technology is one of the top emerging technology of the last decade. The smartphone is making our routine tasks easy.
If you know the proper use of your smartphone, you can perform any task using your mobile phone. One of the emerging trends is making vlogs with the mobile phone.
According to the latest research, people more tend to watch videos instead of reading an article. Following this trend, millions of content creators are making videos and publishing on different video sharing platforms.
YouTube is the biggest video sharing platform around the world where you can publish your video and earn money. This article will discuss ‘How to start vlogging with phone and earn money’.
Money is the need of every human being. Your mobile phone can help you with earning awesome money to meet your expenses.
I know many YouTube fellows who started making videos as a hobby and now they are making an awesome bunch of money.
After reading this article, you will be able to start your vlogging channel. At the end of the video, I’ll also share the bonus tip to earn money on YouTube without the AdSense monetization. If you are confused about choosing the topic for vlogging, check out unique vlogging ideas for beginners.
Let’s dive into the step by step process on how to start vlogging with phone and earn money.
Tips on How to Start Vlogging on Phone and Earn Money
1. Follow Your Passion
The most important thing that most of the new content creators are missing is the passion for work. I know many content creators who buy expensive gadgets to start making videos but they end up making videos after a month or so.
When asking them why they quit, I got to know that they were not enjoying making videos. In simple words, they were not passionate enough to keep on making videos.
If you are planning to start making videos, you need to make videos on a topic you love the most. Don’t be shy, do whatever you love.
If you love gaming, make videos while playing games. Similarly, if you love bodybuilding, start making videos of your work out plan.
Never make videos on a topic you don’t like.
2. Social Interaction
Social interaction is something that matters a lot in any field of life. When talking about vlogging, you have to grow your social interaction with the community around you.
Check out the famous vloggers who are working in your niche and get in touch with them. If they are in nearby locations, arrange a meetup.
Collaborate with other content creators to show your work to a large audience. When you are new to vlogging, nobody knows you. You have to outreach the content creators who have good fan following and subscription.
Do comment on their videos and gradually ask for a meeting. Sometimes, it is difficult to convince them but you can if you constantly following them, they will get back to you.
Ask for collaboration or shout out. If they are generous enough, they will collaborate. If not, you are going to get a shout out at least.
3. Recording Video
Now, you have a YouTube channel on your favorite topic. The next step is to start making videos. Make sure you are recording videos on the landscape mode of your mobile.
Landscape mode not only helps in recording a high-quality video but also help in covering the surrounding. Sometimes, you visit a historical place and want to cover that place in your background.
You can use the rule of third to properly cover your background. It will also make your video more engaging.
Always use a phone stand for recording videos. There are different types of phone stands available in the market for different purposes. Buy a phone stand that fulfills your requirements and start creating some quality content.
You can also add time lapses to your video for better quality and engagement. Don’t use the zoom option while recording your video. When you use the zooming, it destroys the quality of your video.
Use a hard drive to store your video after recording it. Always keep a backup of your video to avoid any issue in the future.
Don’t talk in front of the camera constantly while recording your video. Try to cover your surroundings as much as possible. If you are making the video in a garden, shoot some cinematic videos flowers.
Similarly, if you are traveling, make videos of your surroundings. Shoot video from unique angles, don’t use the same angles that most of the people are already using.
Try something unique.
4. Video Editing
If you ask me about the most important part of how to start vlogging on phone, I’ll answer in a single word, that’s ‘Editing’. Video editing is something that stands out in your video from the crowd.
There are millions of content creators making and uploading videos to different platforms on the internet. The competition is very tough. You need to learn basic video editing skills to take the lead.
Uniqueness is the key to a successful video editing. Follow the famous vlogger and ask for the video editing tool they are using.
You can also get video editing ideas from Hollywood movies. There are different free online courses available to learn the proper art of video editing.
Once you started making quality videos, you will learn unique ways to edit. I’ll recommend watching videos and famous movies to learn how they are editing.
I know, we can’t afford to buy the equipment they are using but at least we can try some DIY ideas to create some quality content.
Make a stunning intro and add it at the start of your video. Add some cinematic shoot to your video.
5. Uploading Your Video
Now, your video is ready to publish. Make sure you have compressed the video if needed. I’ll be talking about uploading the video to YouTube as it is the most popular video sharing platform.
Go through proper research about the best time to upload in your area. Now, you know the best time to upload your video, its time to publish the video. You can also schedule your video to publish at a proper time.
Always use private mode while uploading your video. Choose a catchy title for your video along with a detailed description.
Choose the most searched keywords related to your video and try to use them in description and tags. Design a catchy thumbnail on Canva and your video is ready to go live.
Change the private mode to the public and publish the video.
6. Social Sharing
The first 30 to 50 minutes after uploading the video are crucial. Sharing your video on different social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp, and Reddit, etc.
You can also create your groups on the different social media platforms to keep your audience engage. Grow your community.
If you get the maximum views, likes, and comments within one hour after publishing your video, your video has more chances of ranking high on Google.
According to the latest YouTube policy, you have to wait until you meet the required criteria of AdSense monetization. In the meantime, you can earn some money to meet your expenses. How? I’m going to reveal the bonus tip.
Now, you have a growing YouTube channel with a community around you. You need to complete the 1000 subscribers and 5000 hours watch time.
It’s not impossible to achieve that criterion but it is difficult for beginners to complete the threshold. Instead of waiting for your monetization approval, you can try some affiliate programs to earn money.
Amazon is offering a great platform for influencers around the world to sell their product and earn money. You can also use the Amazon Associate Program to start earning money.
All you need is to apply for the program and start promoting their products. You can order a product, review it, and recommend to your viewers. When your viewers buy the product via your affiliate link, you will earn some money.
Most of the YouTubers are earning from both sides i-e AdSense and affiliate program. There are several other affiliate programs but I would highly recommend Amazon.
You can also outreach different companies and ask them if they want you to review or promote their product. If they are willing, you can earn money to buy selling different products like Books, Toys, Clothes, etc.
I hope you will like the tips on how to start vlogging on phone and earn money. If you like the article, don’t forget to share it with the community around you.
Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)
YouTube is the biggest platform for bloggers. You can easily start blogging on YouTube for free. Follow the steps given below:
1. Visit YouTube and create your channel.
2. Start recording your videos on mobile or DSLR camera.
3. Edit your video using software or mobile app.
4. Compress your video and upload it to YouTube.
5. Create a catchy Thumbnail for your video.
6. Share your video on different social network
All you need is a YouTube channel and start uploading your quality videos. The most important thing to keep in mind is to follow your passion.
Learn to edit your videos like a pro. You will get popularity very soon if you have good video editing skills.