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)