Social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook have made it easier for everyone to produce content.
But gaining the audience for your content is actually harder than it seems.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke to social media stars Mimiyuuuh and Kimpoy Feliciano during Fujifilm XA7's event in Tagaytay City, on October 30, 2019.
The two vloggers shared some tried-and-tested habits tips on how to become a successful vlogger.
Mimiyuuuh, or Jeremy Sancebuche in real life, is a 22-year-old fashion design graduate from De La Salle College of St. Benilde.
He is responsible for two viral memes that broke the internet this year: the "Kahit Ayaw Mo Na" dance and "Dalagang Pilipina Challenge."
He has collaborated with well-known celebrities, such as Heart Evangelista and Alex Gonzaga, and was the red carpet interviewer at the ABS-CBN Ball this year.
Mimiyuuuh is currently one of the most-followed Filipino YouTubers with two million subscribers.
Kimpoy, on the other hand, is a 27-year-old singer and social media influencer.
He has been blogging for at least five years and now has 920,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Kimpoy is best known for starring in GMA-7’s romantic comedy teleserye Inday Will Always Love You (2018), which starred Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BECOME A VLOGGER
Mimiyuuuh and Kimpoy both agreed it's better to start your vlog or YouTube channel using your current resources, such as a smartphone or a laptop.
Mimiyuuuh explained, "If you want to do something, you need to do it now with your resources na hindi ka muna gagastos. Kasi naman hindi mo pa naman sure if this will be sustainable. So try lang nang try, di ba?
"'Tapos, once na nakitaan mo na ng potential yung sarili mo, saka ka na mag-invest sa camera."
Kimpoy agreed and added, "Yung iba kasi nadi-discourage sila just because feeling nila, wala silang yung magagandang cameras na, 'Dapat ganito, dapat meron akong ganitong monopod, dapat ganito yung camera ko...'
"Which is hindi naman talaga dapat kasi nga... ang labanan ay content pa rin."
Kimpoy said it's okay to invest on equipment when you're ready. The 27-year-old vlogger said the first thing he invested on for his vlog was a laptop.
He explained, "Pag naging vlogger ka na talaga, darating yung time na paalis-alis ka na, 'tapos wala kang mapag-edit-an, 'tapos may deadlines ka na dapat i-meet 'tapos yung laptop mo ang bagal-bagal. So laptop muna."
WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT SHOULD YOU PUT OUT?
More than the equipment, Mimiyuuh and Kimpoy advised those who are planning to start their own vlogs to build up on content first.
Their pro tip? Make sure your personality shines through.
Kimpoy told PEP.ph, "Mag-iisip ka rin talaga ng original content na alam mo na still with your personality. Kasi mahirap din naman na gagawin mo yung mga content just because it works for other people."
Mimiyuuuh advised against being pretentious or superficial. While the netizens seem to have a penchant for anything grand and luxurious, consistency is also important.
He said, "Kasi sobrang hirap pekein yung mga bagay na parang gusto mong gawin para sa clout lang. Mahihirapan ka lang mag-produce ng content."
Knowing the purpose and personality of your vlog is also a must.
Kimpy underlined, "Kahit malabo iyan pag maganda or nakakatawa or informative siya, papanoorin iyan."
But of late, he has been listening to his subscribers.
He said, "Dun ko rin nata-try yung mga bagay na hindi ko naman gagawin if hindi ako nagva-vlog."
For Mimiyuuuh's part, she said, "Ako ang una kong ginagawa, kumakain ako kasi gutom na po kami."
Laughing, he continued, "Kanina pa ako nakatingin dun kasi yung mga pagkain natin, ise-serve na."
Turning a bit serious, he said, "True to your branding na gusto mong gawin."
The funny vlogger ended, "Always be you. Yun ang masasabi ko."
For more tips from Kimpoy and Mimiyuuuh, watch the video below: