Hey you guys,

So this one is for my non bloggers out there who want to become a blogger or YouTuber. Obviously I am not a YouTuber, I like to make my own content but rather in blogs posts and not YouTube videos but the tips I give in this posts could go for both soon to be bloggers and YouTubers. Also note, theses are just a few of my own tips that I have created. I am not a professional but I had this blog for going on four years now so I have learned a few things.



The Camera

You DO NOT need to go out and buy a $500 camera!!
I feel like a lot of peoples think they need a really big and fancy camera to start their blog or YouTube but in reality you do not. When I first started my blog in 2013 I used my IPhone 4 camera which was not the best quality but today we have IPhone 6 and 7's with really amazing cameras you can use. I personally opted to get a camera because my photos were taking up space in my phone so for Christmas I got the FijiFilm FinePix S which was $150. This camera has a more reasonable price and definitely is a great starter camera. So If you need a camera and is on a budget then defiantly find lower price starter cameras or use your cellphone and then save up for a better one later on down the line.





The Topic

What do you want your blog or YouTube to be about??
I love fashion and makeup so they are going to be main focuses on my blog because I know a lot about different fashion and makeup trends. Your blog is simply yours, it's about you and what your passionate about so if you like food then you could make a blog about your favorite foods and recipes or if you like traveling then you can blog about your travels. You don't essentially have to go with what everyone is doing, if you are passionate about something then share your love with others and let them know why you love to cook or love to travel.




Equipment

This is completely optional but it helps.
If you like to take pictures or make videos indoors then having some equipment is helpful. I myself have bought studio lights and a backdrops that I can setup inside. Here is the link to the one I bought: Click here for link to the Photography Kit I use . Like I said equipment is optional and there are alternatives. For background you can easily film in front of a blank wall or in your bedroom or wherever you would like your back ground to be. As for lighting you can film in front of an window so the natural lighting can hit your face and the photo/video looks lighter and clearer. I didn't have a window to film in front of with a good background so that's when I ordered a photography setup kit so I can have the ability to film wherever in my house and do not have to worry about the background or not having enough light.


Here are a few photos of my equipment below.






Blog templates
I am going to put this under equipment cause technically it is equipment in a way.
Blog are made up by different codes/HTML and with those codes an can make graphics for your blog. I know nothing about codes and HTML so I bought a blogging template. There are many different templates where I saw some as high as $60 but as low as $5. You can go to Etsy.com and search blogger templates and many will show up that you can choose from. Of course this is optional as well and if you are good at HTML then you can make your own graphic and templates or if not there are YouTube videos that can show you all about HTML for blogs.

  
Promises
Make sure you blog or vlog for the right reasons.
I have heard this many times before and I agree with it because it is important and that is to make sure you are blogging or vlogging for the right reasons. I blog because it's fun. I feel like this my own little magazine and I am the editor and I can post and talk about whatever I feel or what I would like to share. Your reasons don't have to be the same as mine but I do hope there is some passion behind why you blog or vlog. Make sure you want to start your own blog or YouTube because that's is something you truly want to do or try. Many peoples take this on as a hobby as do I others and others do it for careers but we blog because we love it.

That is it for today's post. This was a fun post to do because it was different from the posts I usually do. I hope you guys enjoyed!


Until Next Time,
Samara

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