Advice on Starting a YouTube Channel & Blog | Q&A



Today I’m sharing tips on how to start and grow a successful youtube channel & blog, as well as my creative process in filming, planning, and editing videos. Timestamps below! Check out the other videos in this series.

// Q&A: Content Creator Series
▸ NEW 2019 Camera Setup for YouTube + Advice for Creators | http://bit.ly/2A4Ixym
▸ How to Build Your Personal Brand in 2019 | http://bit.ly/2T1ekby
▸ My Camera Setup for YouTube | http://bit.ly/25grmm2
▸ How to Start a Podcast | http://bit.ly/1Y7Q8D5

// RESOURCES
▸ Google Adwords Keyword Planner | https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner
▸ BLUEHOST – fave web hosting platform | http://bit.ly/2drFhzO
▸ WordPress.org | https://wordpress.org/
▸ Genesis Framework for WordPress | http://bit.ly/28LGeEH

// TIMESTAMPS
0:54 – Advice for beginner content creators
2:15 – How to pick a name / Why I chose the name Lavendaire
9:41 – My creative process: weekly structure
10:36 – How much time on filming + editing
11:26 – How do I come up with content ideas
13:04 – My list of content ideas + content calendar
15:05 – Promoting your content within YouTube
17:42 – Promoting your content outside of YouTube (social media, forums, blogs, collaborations, guest posting)

👉🏼 Subscribe & leave a review on my podcast: http://lavendaire.com/review (iTunes) / http://bit.ly/237LxQo (Soundcloud)

💌 Sign up for personal emails from me: http://lavendaire.com/mail

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// F O L L O W

▸ instagram | http://instagram.com/lavendaire
▸ snapchat | lavendaire
▸ facebook | http://facebook.com/lavendaire
▸ twitter | http://twitter.com/lavendaire
▸ blog | http://lavendaire.com

▸ soundcloud | http://soundcloud.com/lavendaire
▸ spotify | https://open.spotify.com/user/aileenxu

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FILMED & EDITED BY AILEEN XU

// M U S I C
▸ https://soundcloud.com/soulection/rom-one-more-feat-deffie

// G E A R
▸ editing | Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
▸ camera + lens | Canon 80D with 18-135mm – http://amzn.to/1TB8oD0
▸ lens | Sigma 30mm f/1.4 – http://amzn.to/1B3lNJR
▸ mic | Rode Videomic Shotgun – http://amzn.to/1BKzSdD
▸ lighting | http://amzn.to/1BHlzpV

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// A B O U T

I’m Aileen, a lifestyle blogger sharing knowledge and inspiration on creating your dream life.

Lavendaire is my blog about personal growth + lifestyle design. Follow along and learn how you can create a life that you love.

Subscribe to Lavendaire to get inspired by new videos weekly! http://bit.ly/sublavendaire

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored video.

47 thoughts on “Advice on Starting a YouTube Channel & Blog | Q&A”

  1. I love seeing the weekly structure of others. Time blocking/management is my jam. Without a plan like that, it's so easy to be in reactive mode, versus proactive mode. I'm surprised how much time you spend on editing though, Aileen! What are your thoughts on outsourcing that? I've been outsourcing mine and it's been a lifesaver.

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  2. This was honestly life-changing for me. I have been wanting to create a blog to be able to help people by relating to them and motivating them through my life's experience. You are truly a god given gift to me. I always feel so inspired and motivated after watching your videos and you make me feel like I can be anything I want to be. To create my dream life. This video is going to be my basis for creating my blog soon after I finish my college. Thank you for everything that you do. I know its an old video of yours but still relevant even now and I'm not sure if you are even going read this comment but oh well I gotta say what I gotta say.

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  3. I always dreaded making a youtube channel because I'm scared of being judged but after reading Big Magic I really wanna try it!
    I'm really thankful for this video and the tips, thank you Aileen! 😍

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  4. I’m watching you since 2 years finally I’m going to open my YouTube soon I was looking for videos I found you again so it will help me I’m not confident ye

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  5. I started YouTube for fun and sharing my journaling, art and writing. But now I am taking it much more seriously, doing my best to post consistently and thinking about my art and writing content. Hopefully it'll grow as big as Lavendaire one day. ☺️

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  6. FYI for all my bloggers who use WordPress – I personally use & highly recommend using StudioPress to make life so much easier. It's an add-on to WordPress that handles site security, advanced SEO, and optimized performance, basically streamlines all the back-end tech stuff so you don't have to deal with it! More info here: http://bit.ly/2juc7In

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