Parent vlogging is a hot trend, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re thinking about starting your own parent vlog, this guide will help you figure out if it’s right for you and what steps to take next.

What Is Parent Vlogging?

Parent vlogging is a form of video blogging that focuses on the daily life of parents and their children.  That means you’re going to be sharing intimate details about pretty much everything.  From baby’s first tooth, to potty training and preparing your child for college (and all the other stuff in between).

The concept was popularized by YouTube personality Zoella.  She started her channel in 2010 and now has over 5 million subscribers!  It has grown so much since then—with over 500 channels dedicated solely to parenting videos—that it now has its own category on YouTube called Parenting.

Parent vloggers can be anyone from parents themselves or even non-parents interested in learning about these experiences.

Who Vlogs?

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Some of the most famous people to vlog are parents.

It makes sense, right?

They have many stories to tell and can give advice based on their experiences.

In fact, it’s not just parents.  Think anyone who has children or is pregnant (or planning to be a parent) will find it easy to create a successful vlog.

There are other things you can do if you don’t have kids yet.  For example, you could talk about things like where you want your life to go when your child grows up or how you plan on raising him/her/them.

You could also include pets in the mix as well!  Vlogging with an animal might seem strange at first but many people enjoy watching these types of videos.  They provide a sense of comfort and familiarity—not unlike what we get from being around our own pets!

Why Should You Start Parent Vlogging?

Parent vlogging is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends.  Your children will grow up and move away from home, but you can create a digital record of their lives that they can enjoy later on in life.

It’s also a great way to make new friends, especially if you live overseas or away from your hometown.  Parent vlogging allows people who may otherwise never have met each other an opportunity to connect.   Being able to talk to other people who are going through similar experiences will help you feel less alone in the parenting journey.

It’s also an excellent method of dealing with the stress of parenting!  Sharing your experiences can help others who are going through similar struggles.  Also, it allows you some time off from parenting duties by turning it into something more fun than work.

This form of video blogging can help you find really good parenting advice.  Watch others’ videos and learn how they deal with different situations that arise during parenthood.  You may just be surprised at the tips you pick up along the way!

Parent vlogging with her child

Benefits of Parent Vlogging

Parent vlogging is a great way to connect with other parents, learn new skills, and share your experiences.  You can use it as a platform to build a brand too.

Here are some of the benefits:

Being Monetized:

The most obvious benefit of parent vlogging is that it can be monetized.  Many people earn money from their blogs by selling advertising space on their sites or through affiliate marketing.

But, you don’t have to run ads or sell products on your blog to make money from it.  You can also get paid for promoting other companies products on YouTube and other social media sites.

Learn New Skills:

One of the best things about parent vlogging is that it’s a great way to learn new skills, including photography or video editing.  Even if you don’t have any prior experience in these areas, with practice, you can enhance your abilities over time. Exploring free video editor tools can be particularly helpful in refining your video editing skills without breaking the bank.

How To Start Parent Vlogging

When you start parent vlogging, it is important to have a good camera, a microphone, and an internet connection.  There are other things that can help your vlogs look more professional (like lighting, voice over tool), but these three are the most important.

  • Camera: You can use any kind of camera you want, as long as it takes video and records in HD.  If possible, try to get one with good audio quality.  This will help eliminate background noise when recording voices or music.
  • Microphone: A good one is important for sound quality.  You need viewers to clearly hear what’s going on in the room while watching your videos on their devices or computers.  The best way to find out which microphones work well is by doing research online. 
  • Video editing tool: There are lots of free video editing tools that are easy to use.  You will also need a video compressor because when it comes to uploading your videos on YouTube, you need to compress them first.  Compressing files allows them to be uploaded fast and easily like sample files MOV to MP4 or MKV to MP4.
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We hope that this guide has been helpful for anyone wanting to start parent volgging.

Vlogging is a fun hobby, and we encourage you to embrace it!  Just take it slow, try things out, and see what works for you.

Going with the flow won’t necessarily be the right move for everyone—there are many ways to enjoy vlogging, so don’t feel like there’s only one way to do it right.

Most importantly, have fun!