In this Digital World video blogging has become one a wave online, in the meantime, I will be showing you how to become a successful Vlogger and earn money from it in 2018.

Before, we proceed on the lesson I will give vital details on what vlogging means and certain thing to before jumping into the business.

Vlogging can be explained as an internet TV i.e a video where people express themselves about a particular topic or trend. People don’t just vlog, you have got to have an inspiring beginning of what you are interested in order for the viewers to find interest in your information.

A lot of Video bloggers after making their video share it on their Youtube page. But before you start your blogging life ask yourself this questions! What do I want to vlog about?

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Am I bold enough to face the camera? Can I explain something and people will understand? So after asking yourself this whole question, then decide on the next step to follow! Whether to continue or to opt out.

So, after taking the bold step of joining the vlogging industry then you can follow the steps below on How to become a successful Vlogger and earn money from it in 2018.

How to become a successful Vlogger

A lot of people might just think vlogging is a mere thing Yes! it is but there are some certain thing to know, believe me, that is why i wrote this article “how to become a successful Vlogger and earn money from it in 2018” to help you, being a vlogger is fun and needs some certain time to put into it.

So to embark on this journey the following steps are to be followed.


Firstly, creating an idea of what you feel like vlogging about, it is the first thing to think of before entering the business. So what is a Niche? A Niche can be said to be a particular sector in business.

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So while entering into the vlogging industry you got to decide on which sector of this industry you want to involve with. There are several sectors in this business in which you can join and they are listed below;

  • People and Blogs
  • Autos and Vehicles
  • Movie / TV / Book Reviews
  • Travel
  • Pop Culture / Gossips
  • Click Baits
  • Pets and Animals
  • Science and Tech
  • Gaming
  • Life Style Vlog
  • How to / Education
  • Beauty / Fashion / Fitness
  • Pranks and Comedy
  • Review & Unboxing Products
  • Sports etc…

We also recommend that you source content idea for your first 10 vlogs first before you do anything in terms of recording.

There is a reason behind saying that, it is why how to become a successful Vlogger and earn money from it in 2018 is important for you.

Remember, if you are just jumping on a task immediately after sourcing one idea then you might not find another idea ahead.

For instance, if you want to talk about films, then you have to be conversant with the latest movie that is trending, sit down and bring out your pen, note down some interesting part in the film.

Understand also that a lot of people will be posting a video about this same movie so to be above them do something unique i.e you can let people know about the making of some characters in the film.

Now, you already went for your first idea, right? What if you cannot produce anything anymore? Will, that turns out to be a successful vlog? The answer is no!

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Therefore, always generate enough idea before going for your first vlog. After doing this then be prepared to move to the next step.


No business without equipment, even if you are to start a banking business you need some basic resources to work with, so as a vlogger you need some basics equipment which will aid your Video blogging to be at peak.

Some people come into this business with the aim that after the vlogging becomes a successful one then they will get good equipment which is No! How can you think a low-quality video will get an audience, remember you are not the only one vlogging on that particular topic.

So to be at the top you have to invest in some good equipment like a camera (HD quality), a video editing software, a good microphone although this is optional as your camera might stand in for both, also get a good background i.e a place where your video might look fascinating with and a basic soft light kit etc.

Moreover, if you have a good phone with a quality camera like Samsung, iPhone, Tecno etc. They can give you a good quality video better still having a camera is the best.

Be Yourself:

Remember that there is no one the viewers are watching other than you, your reaction in your video will turn the viewer to watch or not if you are being shy then the viewers will find the video useless,

make what you to share part of you, deliver it in an interesting manner, relax, smile and talk out your mind, don’t forget to follow this topic “How to become a successful Vlogger and earn money from it in 2018” we will alway update it.

Interact with your audience:

People are learning from you, so don’t just deliver the information interact with the audience in such a way that they will be answering your questions within their minds.

Catchy titles:

This is one of the important things to do after getting down your video, plan catchy titles for your videos i.e a title that can hold the viewer’s attention to read but understand that you must not create a catchy title that is not relating with the content of the video.

For instance, if you want to create a video content about fashion then you can say “How to become a successful Vlogger and earn money from it in 2018.”.

Lets the title worth the content so as your viewer not to think you are just looking for traffic.

Focused and consistency:

In a business before you can be successful you have to create time for it, you can just start a business and not have a purpose for it, make your purpose your focused line and make your passion for it your time.

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Vlogging needs focusing and consistency in the game. You are not the only vlogger on that particular topic but you can be the best if you outdo your competitors.

Build a community:

Do not think that if you continue to make videos and post it on Youtube, for example, that will bring results No!. Try to be active in all the social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram and so on.

Remember, you have audiences to get in every single space and if you are not getting them, someone else will. Your friends are your first target, get them to know what you do,

you can create some minutes space for a friend having his/her birthday on a particular day then post it on your social media and tag the person with this you are creating a big community.


Communication is also very vital in video blogging, if your audience doesn’t understand the information you are trying to pass then it’s useless.


Be fluent in your English speaking and outspoken when facing the camera.

How To Earn Money as a Vlogger

Okay! So after getting your videos down and getting your audience, the next thing every vlogger will ask themselves is how do I earn money. Yes! Like people do say “If it’s not making money, then it is not making senses”.

So, in this article “How to become a successful Vlogger and earn money from it in 2018” below, I will be sharing ways by which you can monetize your vlog.


Youtube is an online video platform which allows people to share their videos and earn money from it.

Over one billion users stream video on Youtube and this creates the chances for you to monetize your vlog. All you need to do are listed below;

  • Create a Youtube channel
  • Share your video on it
  • Design your channel to suit your audience taste
  • Create a logo for your page for people to recognize it is you

After, engaging in all the aforementioned then, you can think of a better way to earn money with your Youtube channel. There are different ways through which you can monetize your channel, the listed below will give you insight about the various ways.

Youtube ads:

More like Google Adsense, Youtube advertises on your channel and you are being paid for it.

Advertising for a product(Paid Advert):

You can also advertise for people who want an online presence for there product, it may be a personal product of an individual or a
company’s product.

You charge per video advert, this is more like an affiliate marketing to that product.

VOD (Video on Demand):

This is also a very good means of monetizing your Youtube
channel, If you have meaningful content for education or business (like online training or courses), it could be much more profitable to use VOD (video-on-demand) platforms instead of Youtube.

Although this method detailly described that you drive traffic to your websites and the video content sells on there.

You upload shorter teaser content or samples on YouTube, through which you then offer the full content on your VOD platform.

Selling Merchandise:

YouTube now allows you to charge a monthly fee for access to original content through “Channel Memberships“ and they make it easier to sell the merchandise.

Note: Before you can start earning on Youtube with Adsense you got to have 1k subscribers and 4k watch hour and about 300-400 videos, that is the newest regulation to that, and again learn about the SEO(Search Engine Optimism) of Youtube,

every query searched on Youtube is a keyword and make your video content a little bit longer and interesting as your watch time also determines your ranking factor.

Do not copyright others content you can get banned for it.

Website: The second way you can make money while vlogging is creating a WordPress website.

  • Install WordPress
  • Choose a Video Platform(Youtube is the best choice)
  • Start Creating Your Content
  • Find Your Audience
  • Increase Video Views
  • Encourage People to Subscribe

Note: This WordPress platform is also involved with Youtube, under the WordPress platform there is a video platform where you will be required to choose the video platform to use which we suggest Youtube is the best.

Advantages of video blogging

  • Video blogging helps in the review of a product
  • It also helps in marketing a product
  • It is also used to drive traffic to your website(Youtube)

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I'm Achiever from Nigeria. By profession, I work as a WordPress, Blogger and SEO Expert. I do Link Pyramid, Social Signal, Social Bookmarking, Web 2.0 Properties, on-page and off-page SEO, LINKWHEEL, Deep Website SEO Analysis, Social Network Mix, etc which will boost your website ranking on Google.


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