It All Starts With A Vlog
But if you want to read a story first, please keep on reading...
It's been 7 years since I uploaded my first vlog on Youtube from my 1-bedroom apartment, and that vlog was the first domino piece that led to this moment right now. It is not farfetched for me to say that I owe my whole career to that first vlog.
From that first vlog, a kind soul decided to invite me to his university to give a talk and after that, more invitations poured in. From there, I was recognized by a publishing company as a potential writer and they agreed I published my first book. From there, someone thought I should be on TV and I did appear a few times.
On and on the story goes, but it all started from that first vlog.
Over the past 7 years of vlogging, people often ask me this one question: "How to be a Youtube vlogger?"
The answer is simple: Just record, edit and upload a vlog on Youtube. Done!
However, I know that the real answer isn't that simple. Many people, especially young people, that I met over the years show interest to become a vlogger. They have stories, opinions, ideas, and thoughts to share and they want an outlet to do it.
Youtube is a great outlet for that.
But with how things are today, there are many obstacles that stand in their way. There are the technical questions like how to use a camera for vlogging, how to edit a vlog, and how to set up a vlogging channel? Then, there are the ethical questions like how do I express myself without getting into trouble?
Most importantly, there are the personal questions like what if they don't like me?
I have dealt with all of those things and I want to help people who are dealing with them for the first time. That is why I have decided to organize my first ever vlogging workshop for beginners. In the workshop, I will be talking about:
- How to record a vlog using the video equipments you already have, and make the best of them.
- How to easily edit your vlog using a free editing software, and make it look good.
- How to set up your vlogging channel, and manage it like a pro.
- How to earn income with your Youtube channel, and impress your parents.
- How to safely navigate Youtube, and commit for the long term.
My hope is to pave a pathway for people to start their vlogging career and to build a community of Malaysian vloggers. I see myself having multiple collaborations with other local vloggers, creating an atmosphere of support for vloggers and online creators alike.
The dream is big, and it all starts with a vlog.