Whenever i ask my friends what they watch i usually get two responses. First being Game Of Throne (thats a given) and also YouTube. From there we talk about GOT theories and our favourite Vloggers and YouTubers.
If you have started Vlogging or thinking about getting into it, we have created this article to get your creative juices flowing. Below you can jump to any idea that wets your appetite.
Table Of Contents
- 1 13 Awesome Vlogging Ideas For Your YouTube Videos
- 1.1 1. How To Videos
- 1.2 2. Share Your Music
- 1.3 3. Challenges
- 1.4 4. Video Game Streaming
- 1.5 5. Do Some Pranks
- 1.6 6. Share Your Hobby Or Work
- 1.7 7. Travel/Loaction Vlogs
- 1.8 8. Become A Teacher
- 1.9 9. Throw A Unique Party
- 1.10 10. Get Ideas From What Your Viewers Would Like To See
- 1.11 11. Share Your Technical Knowhow
- 1.12 12. Share Your Thoughts, Ideas & Opinions
- 1.13 13. Host An Interview
- 1.14 Share this:
- 1.15 Related
We enjoy viewing a good Vlog, and we really enjoy seeing our own posts get attention. Have you ever sat there at your computer and thought about all the different types of videos you might post to YouTube?
I definitely have!
So here are some great ideas on kickstarting your Vlog so you can start making videos in no time.
13 Awesome Vlogging Ideas For Your YouTube Videos
1. How To Videos
How to videos are some of the most helpful things I’ve seen online. Doesn’t even have to be your own product, just be familiar with it and be able to clearly show someone else how to use it. Not limited to products, either. Other ideas could be something like how to paint a faux finish or how to weave straw hats. Here is a classic Casey Neistat how to video.
Musicians can find an audience for their talents. So can an aspiring actor or actress. Film yourself reenacting a famous movie scene or a funny comedy skit. If you’re really good, you can rack up all sorts of views.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if it went viral and made you an instant celebrity? We’ve seen it happen before, even with marginal talent. Sometimes, it’s the marginal talent aspect that makes the video go viral. Which brings up another related idea, spoofs and parodies.
Posting a challenge video can be a whole lot of fun. The ice bucket challenge was perhaps the biggest response I know of, but any challenge is open. The most push ups challenge, being a fake mannequin in the mall challenge, Ministry of Silly Walks challenge. You get the idea.
One of the most side splitting funny things I’ve ever seen on YouTube was the screaming man. It was part of a Japanese TV show, if I’m remembering right. A small, unassuming man, in this case he was older as well, would walk up to people and scream loudly. Actually, I’m not so sure that doing that wouldn’t violate local laws. In fact, as a disclaimer, try these at your own peril.
4. Video Game Streaming
Video games, of all genres, might be a good idea for you. You could review it, do gameplay, give insider tips and hacks, or create a challenge involving the game. Reviews also work for TV shows, movies, concerts, or the latest music downloads. You don’t have to look far to see this is insanely popular with PewDiePie being the biggest YouTuber on the platform.
5. Do Some Pranks
An elaborate prank is prime material for a YouTube video. Show the planning stage, the set up, and how many people are involved. Then, show the prank itself, and maybe a wrap up afterwards. A good prank could be the subject of multiple YouTube videos. Some of the most viral videos are of pranks and is a great way to get exposure.
Below is hands down the best YouTube prank i have ever seen full stop.
The work you do for a living, or your favorite hobby might be of interest to others. Maybe take your viewers on a walk-thru of your latest project. Does your hobby or job have an interesting history? Why not talk about it? You might be surprised how many people are curious or interested in what you do.
7. Travel/Loaction Vlogs
Travel and tourism opens up a large group of topics. Make a video treating your own hometown as a tourist attraction. Any interesting place you’ve visited on vacation is another group of handy subjects. Maybe focus on something out of the ordinary, not merely a rehash of the same places everyone has done.
Everyone rides a trolley in San Francisco, for instance, but how many people know where is the best place on the Embarcadero to get Peruvian seafood or buy a hand made gift item? Take Ben Brown for example who takes you the viewer off the beaten track when it comes to travel.
8. Become A Teacher
Do you know a subject well enough to teach it? Teach it! If you’re a math wiz, show off and help someone struggling. Same with history, literature, computer science, or whatever else you’re good at.
9. Throw A Unique Party
Parties are good subjects, whether for holidays or other occasions.
10. Get Ideas From What Your Viewers Would Like To See
Take viewer suggestions, or host a question and answer session. Introduce the idea to your viewers and collect the questions, then spend the next few YouTube videos giving answers.
Handle it as a live question and answer session with any number of people in whatever area you’re filming in. Your own back porch, the local park, or maybe an office or classroom you have access to.
If you are a craftsman or artist of any type, show all the behind the scenes stuff. A photographer, for instance, can show the finished portrait and all the steps that led up to it.
From the original client meeting or concept stage, through the lighting set up and camera techniques used, to the computer post processing and display method, all of that could be interesting to someone new to photography. Photographer Peter McKinnon is a master of this and has now made this is full time gig!
Maybe you really like your own opinions or ideas. Fine by me, let’s see and hear them. You might grab more viewers or you might lose the last few still following you. You might be surprised, though. Maybe make it a back and forth with someone who has different views. Either in a debate type format, or as post, reply, post, reply, etc.
13. Host An Interview
Interviews are one more thing that’s wide open for multiple video posts. Interview your friends, your parents, your kids. Or just grab the next man or woman walking by and interview them. You can also reach out to people in a field you are interested in. You would be surprised by who you can get on camera for a chat.
Any one of the ideas listed can be expanded into multiple sub genres of ideas. Don’t limit yourself. Ask your friends for ideas, too. Step out of your comfort zone and try something different. Only thing I want to ask of you is: Keep Posting Those Vids!
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