Vloggers, or video bloggers, share their lives, interests and insights through video content on platforms like YouTube. They create engaging videos, covering topics from travel and lifestyle to tutorials and commentary, connecting with audiences and building communities around their content.

Day-to-day Tasks

  • plan what to film and write scripts
  • get permission to film people or locations
  • make short films with a video camera or mobile phone
  • use software to edit your videos and add text or special effects
  • tag videos with web links for products you promote
  • promote your vlog to get more followers
  • analyse web tracking data on your channels to understand what works best
  • keep up to date with other vloggers' activity and new technology

Skills and Knowledge

  • knowledge of media production and communication
  • the ability to understand people‚Äôs reactions
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • thinking and reasoning skills to come up with new ideas
  • persistence and determination

Industry Qualifications

You can get into this job through a college course, teaching yourself or taking short private training courses.

You can do a college qualification to get practical skills in using editing equipment and software. Courses include:

  • Level 1 Award In Video Editing and Production for Creative Media Industries
  • Level 2 Certificate in Creative Digital Media
  • Level 3 Diploma in Digital Content Production

You could build up your skills and knowledge using free online learning resources that show you how to create vlogs and edit video and sound.

You could also take short courses in video editing run by film schools and private training providers.

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