What’s a haul video and how do I make one?
Indulge your material side — and show it off — with a fun haul video.
Haul videos are a popular YouTube trend. They’re basically a video recording where a person shows and talks about items they’ve recently purchased. It’s a fun way to highlight new trends and get an authentic glimpse into the life and style of the subject. Learn more about how to make a haul video of your own with these tips.
Highlight your haul.
- Pick your style. What do you want to feature? It could be clothes, shoes, camping equipment, books — you name it. Find your niche so that you can offer a unique slice of content to the YouTube world.
- Keep your bills. You want to be able to confidently tell your followers how much each item cost, whether they were on sale, and if the product was worth the money. Keep your receipts so you can provide accurate and helpful information.
- Film steady and cut creatively. Since haul videos are basically just recordings of you displaying and discussing items you’ve purchased, you’ll want to keep a steady, front-facing camera shot. Editing comes in handy for making this more dynamic. Cut together close-ups and full length shots, play with sound, and add effects to create a more engaging video.
- Be yourself. The point of a haul video is to highlight your unique style and personality. Viewers respond positively to your natural excitement and interest. Think of your haul video as a way for them to get to know you.