Making videos for social media is a fun way to share parts of your life. You can make videos about anything, from the day-to-day of your lifestyle to comedy videos or your opinions on the latest movies. If you’re not much of a social media user, it’s also a good idea to get more involved if you have kids. Your children are most likely going to end up using social media of some kind if they don’t already. It’s a good idea if you understand what they’re using and what they need to navigate.
If you want to make video content and share it on social media, there are a few things that you can think about to make it happen. You can share casually and just for fun or you might even aim to grow a following and make some money.
Understand Different Social Apps
Before you start making any videos for social media, you should make sure you understand the different platforms and apps available. You probably already use some form of social media, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. But it’s useful to understand the different apps and what format video takes on those platforms. You should also consider what type of content people want to find there. Where is the best place to share live streams of you playing video games? Where do people go for short comedy videos?
You can post videos on most social platforms. Some of the ones that are more focused on video include YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. What you use might depend on how long the videos you want to make will be, as well as what type of content they’ll feature. Think about who your audience is and where you can find them. For example, TikTok tends to have a younger user base.
Once you’ve chosen at least one platform (you can use several), you can get into the nitty-gritty of how they work. When is the best time to post on TikTok? How do you make money from YouTube videos? How do you use analytics on Twitter to track how many views your videos have had? All of these things will help you to tailor not just the videos you make but also how to share them.
Once you have a good idea of how to use your chosen social media platform, you need to develop your video-making skills. One thing to keep in mind is that no one knows exactly what they’re doing right away. It might take some experimentation to work out what kind of content gets views, as well as how to create a quality video that looks good. You can get started by understanding how to make your videos visually appealing. Think again about who you’re making videos for and what you think they want to see.
Develop Some Editing Skills
As well as being able to record your videos, you need to be able to edit them. You need to have at least some basic editing capabilities or else you’ll only be able to upload a video exactly as you recorded it. You should be able to cut bits out and put bits together, just to get started. You might have some video editing software already on your computer or phone. If not, you can easily find some free or affordable options that will help you to start editing your videos.
Improve Your Equipment
As you start creating videos, you might consider how to keep making them better. And one way that you can easily make your videos better is by buying yourself some better equipment. Improving your lighting, audio or overall video quality can make a big difference. The first thing you could do is get a good microphone. If you record audio for your videos, the sound quality can make a huge difference to how watchable they are. Consider improving lighting by getting some camera lights too. A lot of people use a simple ring light to provide good lighting when they’re making videos.
Be Open to Feedback
If you want to improve the videos that you make, it’s a good idea to welcome the feedback that you get from viewers. Of course, you don’t have to put up with people being mean. But if your viewers offer constructive criticism, you can take it on board and use it to improve your content.
Creating video content for social media is a fun way to spend your time, and it could even turn into a way to make money if you’re good at it.