How to become a vlogger: Alice's story

Meet Alice and find out about her life as an illustrator and vlogger. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.

Having people purchase things I made, feels really humbling.

  • Alice works as an illustrator and a YouTuber. Her day to day is varied. It ranges from doing administrative tasks and working on graphic design projects to filming and vlogging for YouTube

  • Doing something creative as a career was always Alice's goal. She studied Media at college and then worked for two years as a photographer. She decided to go back to university and studied Graphic Design and realised that she wanted to be an illustrator and YouTuber

  • According to Alice, some of the challenges of being your own boss are: to motivate yourself, to prioritise your workload and to be able to manage your time well

  • Alice's top tip for pursuing your ideal job is to just "go for it". She has found that there'll never be a perfect time, so it's best not to wait and just do it!

Alice is both an illustrator and a vlogger. If you want to find out more about what to expect as an illustrator, check out Anh's story.

What to expect if you want to become a vlogger

  • Vlogger salary: Variable
  • Vlogger working hours: Variable

What qualifications do you need to be a vlogger?

  • Typical entry requirements: You can do a college qualification to get practical skills in using editing equipment and software. You'll need at least two GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 3 to 1 (D to G) for a level 1 course, or two or more GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 9 to 3 (A* to D) for a level 2 course, or four to five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 9 to 4 for a level 3 course.
     
    You could also get into this job through an apprenticeship with five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 9 to 4 including English and Maths.

This information is a guide (sources: LMI for All, National Careers Service)

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