As a new vlogger on YouTube, you might feel like you have all the time in the world to create, edit, upload, and promote your YouTube videos. It’s all on your schedule, right? Not always! If you want your vlogging channel to see results, you need to do more than post occasional videos. You need to make and stick to a YouTube schedule for uploads, and you need to make time for regular promotion on social media and offline, too.
If you really want to grow your new vlogging channel, procrastination is your enemy, and productivity is your greatest friend. How can you increase productivity without letting it overwhelm you? It’s actually pretty simple.
Create a Schedule for Your Vlogging Channel
First, sit down with a pen and paper. Write down a list of the things you need to do on a daily, weekly, and/or monthly basis to keep up with your vlogging channel. For example, if you upload one YouTube video per week, you need to choose what day of the week you’ll put it up and stick to that schedule consistently.
Once you’ve determined the schedule you’ll keep for video uploads, you can build your schedule for filming, promotions, blogs, etc. around it.
Set Goals and Track Your YouTube Progress
Now, you’re not just creating a YouTube schedule and putting time and effort into your vlogging channel because you’re bored and want to add something to your routine. You have goals for your channel, right? You want it to be successful, but what does that mean for you.
Set concrete goals, both small and large, for your vlogging channel. For example, let’s say that one of your goals is to get 5000 YouTube subscribers in 6 months. That breaks down to a little less than 1000 subscribers per month or a little over 200 subscribers per week.
Meeting these goals takes time and effort, but if you break them down like this and keep track of the analytics data available to you through YouTube, Facebook, Google, etc., you can see what works and what doesn’t to keep you on track.
Use an Agenda for Your Vlogging Tasks
Whether you do it at the beginning of the day or the beginning of the week, write down your agenda for each day. You can think of this as your “To Do” list for your vlogging channel. An agenda might include things like:
- Choose this week’s vlog topic.
- Write this week’s script/outline.
- Film this week’s episode
The next day’s agenda could then include editing, uploading, and promoting. Depending on how often you upload YouTube videos and how much you want to get out of your channel, you can put more or less effort into each day’s agenda.
It’s Important to Set Deadlines as a Vlogger
Sometimes, it’s easy to let things slip by. For example, you might plan on uploading new YouTube videos every Wednesday. You plan to write your script and do all of your preparations on Monday, then film and edit on Tuesday. However, if your job doesn’t depend on it or no one else is counting on you to do it, you might think, “I’ll do that later.”
Don’t do this. Before long, you may end up being entirely behind, and that’s not good when it comes to your viewers expecting new content. Consistent uploads are a very important factor for growing your YouTube vlogging channel.
So, set yourself deadlines for each task involved in creating videos and promoting them. Be sure to add a little bit of wiggle room for flexibility in these deadlines, but stick to them as closely as possible.
Don’t Multitask – Focus on One Thing at a Time
Finally, don’t try to do it all at once. If you try to multitask, you may find yourself spending more time on a lower quality product. Focus on one task at a time when completing things for your vlogging channel. This will be more efficient, and it will show in your YouTube videos and everything related to your brand.
Try to cut out as many distractions as possible when working on your YouTube channel. You’ll find that you get a lot more done for your channel, whether you’re creating material or working on marketing and promotions. Keep these productivity tips for new vloggers in mind as you start your YouTube journey!
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