Vlogs are a window into your daily life. Popular vloggers like Casey Neistat have made a living
on YouTube by giving viewers a front-row seat to what they do on a daily basis. Add in
impressive transition effects, camera angles, and background music and you have one of the
most popular types of videos on YouTube.
Keep in mind, vlogs don’t really have a set formula, and don’t need to be filled with drama or
excitement to work well. This means, even if your life is mundane and doesn’t involve jumping
out of airplanes, traveling the globe, or visiting famous landmarks, you can still attract a
significant number of viewers and subscribers.
#2 Movie News/Reviews
From current news about upcoming films and TV shows to in-depth reviews on beloved
franchises, these types of videos can be a fast and simple way to become a popular YouTuber.
All you really need to get started is knowledge. It also helps if the movies you review are part of
a popular franchise, such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, or a slew of horror flicks (Halloween,
Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.).
#3 Social Commentary/Current Events
There’s quite a bit happening in the country right now. From the COVID-19 crisis to social
unrest and protests happening in major cities across the nation, this is all trending news that
can be discussed in social commentary type videos.
You can be as opinionated as you’d like, or simply give viewers an idea of what is going on in
the world. The goal is to choose topics that are current and are being searched for right now.
#4 List Videos
List videos can involve a wide variety of topics and subject matter. Think “
Top 10 Saddest
“Best Rap Albums of 2019”.
Because these types of videos typically involve clips and images, you should add commentary
to ensure they can be monetized and don’t get flagged for copyright infringement.
#5 How-To Videos