If you’re thinking about starting a vlog channel, you’ll need to decide what topics you’re going to vlog about. After all, there are a lot of options out there. You could start a vlog channel about fitness tips, beauty products, movie reviews, and much more.
The possibilities are endless, but, how do you choose the type of vlogging topics and niche that’s perfect for you, your personality, and your interests. Let’s explore how you can narrow your choices down and choose the right niche and the right vlog topics for you.
Do You Have an Interest?
First of all, what are you interested in vlogging about? Do you have a hobby, area of study, or other interest that you want to spend time researching, filming about, and discussing on a daily basis?
If you have a passing interest in economics, you might think that you want to vlog about this. However, take a moment and consider how much time you’re going to spend on your YouTube channel. Do you really want to devote that much time on a regular basis to something that only mildly interests you?
On the other hand, say that you love finding and trying out new exercise routines and healthy diets. If you spend all of your spare time online researching health and fitness topics and you love talking about them at length, you’ve just found your YouTube vlogging niche and many vlog topics to film, too.
Does it Solve a Problem?
Many successful YouTube channels are popular because they solve a problem for their viewers. Some solve problems like, “How to Find Great Beauty Products.” Others address issues like, “How to Choose a Good Photography Camera.”
Continuing with the example from above, an interest in fitness can definitely solve a problem for your viewers. You can show them great ways to stay in shape when they’re on the road, when they’re short on time, and when they haven’t worked out in years. This niche is full of great angles to help solve common problems. It’s a good example of a really fantastic YouTube niche for those with an interest.
Is There Demand?
Now, is there a demand for the kinds of vlogs you’d be uploading on YouTube? Take a moment to search for a few keywords related to the niche or industry you’re thinking of vlogging about on your YouTube channel. Search specifically for YouTube videos with related topics. You will most likely find one of two things. Either there are very few YouTube vlogs available, or there are so many vlogs that you can’t choose which ones to watch.
If there are little to no YouTube vlogs at all, this is potentially indicative that there isn’t really a demand for the niche. However, take a look around on some forums and on social media. You could have just found a niche where no one has made any vlogs yet.
If there are seemingly millions of YouTube videos on your desired topic area, look at the top search results. Consider what they have in common, and think of an angle you could use that would set you apart from them.
Choosing the Right Vlog Topics and Niche for You
Remember, as you decide on a YouTube vlogging niche, that you really need to choose something that you’re passionate about. If you select something you’re only somewhat interested in, you’re going to feel it in the long-run, and it will show in your vlogs. Viewers don’t want to watch a YouTube video with a host who’s not excited to be there.
Once you find a YouTube niche that you love, don’t be discouraged if there are a lot of other vlogs on the same topics. Find the angle that sets you apart and run with it. Have fun!
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