It’s a concept that’s been adopted by many vloggers, and one that seems to eventually lead to a fruitful YouTube career.
If you’ve been following the blog or my YouTube, you’ll know that I’ve been uploading videos on a sporadic basis. This past Tuesday, though, I announced I’d be uploading on a daily basis (‘daily’ as in Monday – Friday, because even I need a life). If you haven’t seen this video yet, check it out below.
Yeah, so it’s a huge commitment. Making sure these deadlines are stuck to are a huge deal, but it also teaches me discipline and time planning.
Look, I’m no expert, but I’m merely writing about what I’ve tried and thought it’d make an interesting topic for a blog post.
So what is the secret?
Secret to Uploading Daily on YouTube
Well. Honestly, there isn’t one. There isn’t a ‘secret’, at all. In fact, it’s simple. I’ll break it down in 5 steps:
Note: Obviously these steps only apply if you have a camera/phone to vlog with, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this.
- PLAN. Seriously, if you’re not planning your videos, you’re going to fail. ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ and all that. Grab a notebook, write a list of things you’re interested in, watch other videos and find some inspiration. Remember, if something comes up in the middle of your scheduled video plan, don’t worry, use that as more material and keep the other idea as a backup
- SCHEDULE. This falls into the same step as above, technically, but once you’ve planned out what you want to talk about/make your videos on, schedule them. Again, grab a notebook or even open up a new Excel spreadsheet and create a monthly/weekly calendar and populate them with your ideas
- MAKE TIME. I’ve been guilty of this a thousand times, and I still will be sometimes, but the excuse “I don’t have time” is just that, an excuse. Unless you have something stopping you from waking up an hour or two early, then you have no excuse not to do it. Trust me, the initial 3-4 minutes aren’t the best, but once you’re up and you’ve managed to get stuff done, you’ll feel a whole lot better. That one’s from experience
- EXECUTE. Put your plan into action. Grab your camera, and start shooting. Videos don’t have to be long, just punchy. That’s an opinion, but I find that it works. if you mess up whilst filming, don’t worry, you can edit those bits out. Check out one of my earlier vlogs below:The beauty of this one was it was completely off the cuff, meaning it wasn’t the most interesting, but it still worked. This was one of the ‘came up in the middle of schedule’ deals
- UPLOAD AND PUSH IT. Salt-N-Pepa, baby. Upload it. If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social network, upload clips of them natively. That means take a snippet out of your video, upload it to the platform and have a link pointing to the actual video. You’ll find it’s found much easier because people have a tendency to lean towards videos than written content or anything else
There you have it. The 5 steps to uploading daily.
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