First Month of YouTube & Video Round Up

A Month Of YouTubeHey everyone, welcome back! In today’s post I’m talking about starting a Youtube channel. I’m going to keep blog posts that are just a YouTube video minimal, most people follow blogs to read them, not watch them so I know how annoying it is to expect a blog and get a video. I will make it clear in the title if I am posting a video without a lot of written content to go with it so you guys can skip over if you aren’t interested.

A Month of YouTube

Many of you know that I recently started a YouTube channel. I’ve been posting videos over at Always Cleia on YT to supplement my blog posts. It’s not easy starting a channel. I’ve been uploading for just over a month and I’ve gained only 20 subscribers, so it’s very slow going. For those 20 of you who do subscribe, thank you!!! I send you all my love! Despite the slow growth I’m really enjoying making videos so I’m going to keep at it.

My first video was my Boxycharm unboxing for March, and I’ve since created eight other videos. My stats are definitely not great, I get maybe 25 views if I’m lucky. I know I have a lot to improve on so I’m hoping the quality of my content improves and with that subscribers. I don’t plan to be a YouTube star or anything like that, but I would love to have some more engagement on my content so I don’t feel like I’m making it for nothing.

One thing that really helped me on instagram was to post content that was separate from my blog posts. Going forward I will be filming things like Monthly Favourites, First Impressions and haul updates solely on youtube. I will still keep my seasonal favourites, reviews and things like that as blog posts.

A Month (Ish) of Videos:

Too Faced Natural Face Palette First Impressions

The Too Faced Natural Face Palette contains 2X Bronzing Veils, 2X Blushes, & 2X highlighters. All pans are 4 grams. In this video I try out all the highlighters and blushes as well as the matte bronzer, Sunny Hunny. I hope you guys enjoy my first impressions! Let me know what you want to see more of on my blog and YouTube Channel. Please subscribe, it would mean the world to me and I’d love to give you a follow back <3

April Sephora VIB Sale Haul

This was the YouTube version of my Recent Sephora VIB Sale Haul Post. Here I showed you guys everything from my haul and talked a little bit about each product. I also had blurry footage three times so I had to refilm a bunch of things! I’m learning to always wear my contact lenses when I film.

April BoxyCharm Try On

This is my most recent Boxycharm Unboxing + try on! I have an April BoxyCharm Blog Post but this video shows me trying on all the makeup in the box! Unboxings are so fun to film, I’m loving this subscription so far 🙂

Pür X Boxy Charm Review + 3 Looks

I also had a blog post reviewing the Pur X Boxycharm eyeshadow palette that came in the March Boxy charm. The blog post has pictures of the looks I created but this video includes full tutorials.

Testing Beauty Scene Makeup

I wrote a blog post about this Beauty Scene Makeup set I tested from London Drugs, in this video I created a separate look from the two I featured in the blog post and let you know my final thoughts on the set.

ColourPop Double Entendre Palette Review + 3 Looks

Okay so I’m already unhappy with this thumbnail, but that’s how I learn right? I had a lot of fun creating looks with the Double Entendre Palette. Most Youtubers seemed to be doing the exact same looks with it so I tried to create looks that were different.

March Empties

Good old empties posts. This was my second YouTube Video and I had so many empties I thought sharing them in a video would be fun. I prefer watching Empties to reading them as they usually look like a big wall of text to me! I also wrote a March Empties Blog Post.

March BoxyCharm Unboxing

This was my very first attempt at a YouTube video. I felt so awkward, but I got it done and hit publish. I’ve been learning a lot about lighting and when to look at the camera, etc.

Do you have a YouTube Channel? What was your first month like?

Thank you so much for reading, and in this case, watching. Remember to link me to your channel so I can check yours out, I’d love to find some smaller YT channels to follow <3

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  1. May 10, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    I’ll have to give you a follow when I get on my laptop

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 11, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      Yay thanks Rossy! I’m following you too!

  2. May 8, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    I’ve technically have had a youtube channel for years. I didn’t start taking it seriously until last july or so. I had so much fun vlogging, and while I was by no means an expert, I was far from it, I had fun, and actually really enjoy looking back at my videos. They all have really pleasant memories that I’ll cherish forever. I think you have done an amazing job at your youtube channel! You have improved loads in the few videos that you have done! I can’t wait to see what’s the future for your channel 🙂 xxx

    Melina |

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 9, 2018 / 10:32 am

      As long as you’re having fun that’s all that matters. I never thought about that for vlogging that it’s such a good way to capture your memories and what you were doing.
      Thanks Melina! I hope I’ll continue to improve 🙂

  3. May 7, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I subscribed right away :p your videos are awesome and full of good info! 😊

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 7, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      Thanks Mariah! 😊 I’m excited to make more videos!

      • May 7, 2018 / 11:32 pm

        I can’t wait to watch! 😊

      • May 7, 2018 / 11:33 pm

        I also want to say how brave you are! I’ve tried to make videos but ended up deleting them after. I wish I had a fraction of your bravery! ❤️

        • AlwaysCleia
          May 9, 2018 / 10:27 am

          Aww thank you! You’ve just got to do it! It’s weird at first with next to no subscribers but I’m having a lot of fun!

          • May 9, 2018 / 8:46 pm

            Maybe some day! 😆 its all about the fun for sure! 😊

  4. Makeup by Erin
    May 6, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    I would love to start youtube! I’m just don’t have a great camera or anything, plus I feel like I would be horrible at editing! You’re doing great!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 6, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      The editing is the hardest part I think! You don’t really need a fancy camera, good content always trumps the best quality video!

      • Makeup by Erin
        May 7, 2018 / 9:06 pm

        That’s true, I could just use my phone and try it out!

        • AlwaysCleia
          May 7, 2018 / 9:13 pm

          If you have an i phone that should work just fine!

  5. May 6, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Hey Cleia! It can be super discouraging when you first start out. Your first 100 subscribers are the hardest to get. Just wait…it will become such an addiction. It’s so fun to see your subscriber and view count grow! I’m definitely going to check out your channel! Keep up the good work!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 6, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      thank you so much! 🙂

  6. May 6, 2018 / 9:44 am

    I just subscribed! Your video quality is awesome!! : )

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 6, 2018 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you, that means so much!! I’m still trying to find the best filming location in the house but a good camera helps! xx

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