How Do I Start Becoming a Blogger, Instagrammer, or YouTuber?

Spend a lot of your free time browsing blogs, Instagram, or YouTube? Ever wondered what it’s like to be on the other side of those platforms? The world of online content creation has grown exponentially, but it’s definitely not too late to jump in.

Pick a niche

What do you want to focus on? Fashion, food, gaming? Choose a specific niche so that people know what to expect when they come across your channels. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to focus solely on one area — it just gives you a place to start.

Brand yourself

Ensure your usernames, profile photos, and color schemes are consistent across all of your social media and creative channels. This will help people to recognize you when they come across your channels.

Get the necessary equipment

You will need to invest in the appropriate equipment, services, and materials you’ll need to be successful (i.e. camera for your YouTube channel, hosting services for your blog, etc). Do some research to find out what other content creators in your particular space are using and learn from them before purchasing.

Practice photography and editing

Creating high quality content takes a lot of work, and honing skills like photography and video editing will be extremely beneficial to you. Practice really does make perfect.

Be consistent by setting a schedule

One of the most important things about being an active member of the blogging, Instagramming, or YouTubing community is consistency. Posting on a regular schedule can help to maintain your viewer base, as people will know when to expect new content from you.

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Jessica is a fashion and lifestyle blogger at Diary of a Toronto Girl. Find her on Instagram @jessicailam. Jessica is a member of #ThePaidCrew editorial team.