Just how do you become a YouTube Star? That’s the same question that I’ve been asking myself lately because since birth my ultimate dream was to become a YouTube Star (seriously not since birth, I was just exaggerating). For the sake of those you doesn’t know what YouTube is (fondly pronounced Yoo-Chob by HappySlip), YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips.
Some of my favorit YouTube stars include LonelyGirl15 & HappySlip . How do you become a YouTube Star? Here are a few tips that you can consider in making your first VLOG and this could be your guide to YouTube stardom!
Build Your Niche
Finding your niche topic could make or break your YouTube video. Choosing a topic that has lesser “uploaders” in it could mean that woull will have a bigger chance of getting noticed. Uploading a video to a very hot topic could mean that you will have more viewers but the problem will be keeping up with competition, so now we have to consider the next factor:
Speak, Look and Act like you know what you are talking/acting about
No one wants to see a very skinny guy on the tube talking about how to stay fit and buff or somebody playing the guitar horribly on his video talk about how to play the guitar perfectly afterwards. That’s just blatantly wrong! Though it not as always necessary to do so, at least you can convince a number of people with your video by speaking, looking and acting like you really know what you are doing.
Since you are not the only “uploader” who has that topic for your video, you have to present your video in a way that it will different from others and so that viewers will remember it. Once they’ll remember it, they’ll keep coming back. You can try making a review of a “MacBook Air” while trying to dodge shotgun bullets, this act could be very epic and could land you 1 million views in no time but that is if you are have enough bravevery and level of stupidity to do so. Anybody can do that video after you, but will they be stupid enough to do the same stunt?
Their are still a lot of things to consider to be a YouTube Star though. Though some videos just get so lucky they’re getting some attention even without the intention to do so. One example could be my “Swimming Cat” video with 4506,287 views and counting. Though it has not really reached that “number” of views to be considered a star, I never did expect it to have that many views and comments.
These tips could not guarrantee that you will be an ultimate YouTube star, but at least it will get you started. If ever you do get successful please tell them that you got the advice from me. xD On a side note, YouTube does not pay you for your videos, all they give you are views, MetaCafe pays you for your videos! LOL.