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Amateur Vlogger Mistakes|Things Not to Do When You’re Getting Started

Getting your foot in the door isn’t easy– there’s a lot of trial and error, and it’s inevitable you’ll experience some rocky times. In this Tokyo Creative Learn video, Chris Broad discusses how you can avoid the common traps when creating online content in Japan, as well as tips of caution.

Posted: a month ago by Tokyo Creative Quote

Getting your foot in the door isn’t easy– there’s a lot of trial and error, and it’s inevitable you’ll experience some rocky times. In this Tokyo Creative Learn video, Chris Broad discusses how you can avoid the common traps when creating online content in Japan, as well as tips of caution.

Posted: a month ago by TheAndySan Quote

I didn't quite agree with the very end there. It's highly likely that you'll make a lot of mistakes on YouTube, but I'd rather rebrand and try again than to completely scrap a channel. And it takes time and a lot of built-up content before you start to see consistent growth, so just hang in there!

Posted: a month ago by Adrian Quote

well said Chris, thanks for your wisdom.

Posted: a month ago by Dutchie Abroad Quote

All quite general stuff, I do like the tip at the end about the name of your channel. Too many people try to be interesting with their name and in the process alienate themselves from a possible demographics group.

Posted: a month ago by The Edamame Quote

It's quite hard to not ramble when you're not a native English speaker, but we totally agree on that, practice makes perfect.

Posted: a month ago by Kalle Quote

Great basics vid Chris, keep it up man. I mostly make B-roll + song type vids, but I have been thinking of getting in front of the camera. Well maybe someday. Going to check that epidemic sounds, it's always hard to find good songs that you can use freely.

Edit: For phone bloggers, buy gimbal to kill the shakiness. there are pretty good gimbals that you can get at 100 dollars.

Posted: a month ago by Daniel Quote

Great insight Chris, I will also add that people starting out vlogging, or YouTube in general, shouldn't necessarily worry themselves about garnering success in the beginning. It is very likely that you won't have an audience in the beginning, even though your content can be absolutely brilliant. Marketing yourself on other platforms can be useful of course but it's very rare for someone brand new to YouTube to get thousands of subscribers within their first year, regardless of gear and skills as an editor or camera operator. If you enjoy it then keep pumping the awesome content out and eventually that growth will gradually increase as it for Chris and so many other successful content creators. I hope this makes sense? haha.

Posted: a month ago by Josua Quote

Lots of great advice. Thank you Chris for all the insights into vlogging. I can definitely relate to a lot of the bad techniques you've talked about as it has put me off of a lot of vloggers before. This will help me in so many ways. P.s. love the channel, always inspiring and brings a smile to my face.

Posted: a month ago by Chris Quote

Thanks for watching folks! Leave me some questions here in the forum and I'll drop back to answer!

Posted: a month ago by Daniel Quote

@Chris - Thanks for contributing to TC learn Chris. I do have something to ask, though this can apply to all creators on the platform. What would be your tips/ recommendations for a healthy life style while living in Japan?

As far as what my initial research has granted, going out to eat in Japan can be more affordable than shopping for your own personal ingredients, course this all depends on certain circumstances on individuals so I am curious to know what peoples opinions are when it comes to what people can do to have a healthier life in Japan.

Posted: a month ago by Nuno Quote

TC Learn team, is the video with the list of equipment yet to be released? I can't find it.

Chris, if you don't mind, I'd like to ask you something. I am working on setting up my own business here in Portugal and I am considering launching two YouTube channels, one being in portuguese and the other in english, to appeal to foreign audiences. I believe you have never really considered doing videos in japanese, despite your deep passion for subtitle making. But let's say you would do it, which do you reckon to be the best way to manage it, creating two separate channels or using different playlists or tools of such to separate portuguese and english videos under the umbrella of one single channel?
Thanks in advance for your feedback. Um abraço!

Posted: a month ago by Elise Quote
by Nuno a month ago
TC Learn team, is the video with the list of equipment yet to be released? I can't find it.

Chris, if you don't mind, I'd like to ask you something. I am working on setting up my own business here in Portugal and I am considering launching two YouTube channels, one being in portuguese and the other in english, to appeal to foreign audiences. I believe you have never really considered doing videos in japanese, despite your deep passion for subtitle making. But let's say you would do it, which do you reckon to be the best way to manage it, creating two separate channels or using different playlists or tools of such to separate portuguese and english videos under the umbrella of one single channel?
Thanks in advance for your feedback. Um abraço!

Hey Nuno! The equipment video hasn't been released yet, but stay tuned! It will be coming very soon~

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