If you are considering entering the vlogging world to build your business, as a side hustle, or just to build a fan following to share your hobby with the world, I can certainly relate that finding the time to do so can be difficult. All of us have busy lives running businesses and households.
Commit to a certain number of vlogs per month that is reasonable to you. Hold yourself accountable to accomplish that. One of my goals for 2020 was to vlog for TB Media Group twice per month. I challenged myself to that, but not setting too lofty a goal of a weekly vlog. I hoped to build up to that over time, but I wanted to set myself up for success. As it turns out, midway through the year, I launched a weekly podcast called “Lift U Up” and newsletter.
As your vlog develops a following, it’s essential to maintain consistency. If you post four times one month and then skip two months, you are likely to see your fans drop off. People will be left to wonder why you disappeared and their interest will wane.
Let’s face it, we are all procrastinators, especially when it comes to reaching personal goals because no external force is micromanaging us or breathing down our necks with a deadline. To avoid life and work from getting in the way of sticking to your vlogging schedule, set aside one day a month or every other month that is solely dedicated to vlogging.
Create an editorial calendar designating which topics you will post when. Record and edit them all in one sitting and space out the post dates. WordPress or whatever publishing tool you use will allow you to schedule things ahead of time. By having this “savings bank” of content, you’ll never run out and you’ll never feel rushed to turn something around day-of.