Smart encourages aspiring vloggers to ‘gigafy’ their passion with Smart Play: Vlogger Camp

Smart encourages aspiring vloggers to ‘gigafy’ their passion with Smart Play: Vlogger Camp

Guest vloggers Wil Dasovich, Alodia Gosiengfiao, and more showed us how to do what we love — and more.

Self-expression is one of the common reasons why many go online. Since going online is a big part of our daily lives, many have showcased a part of themselves through social media platforms. There are some, however, who believe that there are more ways to display who they are. 

This is where vlogging comes in. Since the establishment of the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) in 2007, vloggers can earn money from the content they create. It has soon become a career path for those who want to take their creativity to the next level. 

With this, Smart helped aspiring vloggers to take their passion for content creation to the next level with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp.” Among the Filipino vloggers featured in the event are Wil Dasovich (travel), Alodia Gosiengfiao (travel), David Guison (fashion), Carlo Ople (sneaker and gadget), and Erwan Heussaff (food and travel). 

The camp first kicked off at Ateneo de Davao University in August; Silliman University in September; Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Laguna in October; and University of Baguio in November. It recently wrapped up its fifth leg at Mapua University in Manila. 

The event started with a bang as Dasovich filmed the audience for an upcoming video. He then discussed the basics of creating a vlog, which includes customizing the channel, having the right tools, and learning the basics of editing.

“You have to have a vision, kailangan alam mo kung ano ang gusto mo. And then, you have to be prepared so you have to have the right preps. Anyone here can be on their way to becoming the next big vlogger. Everyone has the same chance, but it really starts on how well you prepare,” Dasovich added. 

In the second module, Guison shared how his online career began. According to Guison, he posted his outfits on Lookbook then shifted into blogging when he took up Multimedia Arts. At that time, he asked his parents to buy a DSLR camera for class and the rest was history. 

“Visualizing your path yung crucial kasi this will determine kung anong type of vlog yung ike-create mo. Having a clear roadmap can help you achieve your goals and stay on track. Keep in mind that your objectives should derive your brand and push you towards your goals. You must always remind yourself why you started vlogging every time you produce new content,” Guison said.

In the third part of the event, Ople discussed how and why it’s possible to earn money while pursuing your passion. He also shared insights on how he’s able to balance his day job with his online career. 

“I always try to find that one thing that I am good at, that I love doing, that I’m passionate about, and that I can make money. You always have to think about the money kasi paano mo isu-sustain yung ginagawa mo kung hindi ka kumikita ng pera. That’s why the monetary part and financial part about finding your passion of YouTube and digital is super important,” Ople said.

Gosiengfao graced the last part of the event with tips on how to build good content online. She also shared her experiences as a cosplayer and content creator to inspire the participants. 

“In the first 10 seconds, you should capture your audience already. I also do a lot of research to find out what to do. After research, you conceptualize your theme. Then you develop a script and devise your execution plan kasi you think it’s all glitz and glamour; you think it’s already nice sa video but behind the scenes, iba,” Gosiengfiao added.

The event’s participants were also treated with activity booths that showcase the top categories of YouTube’s most watched videos and exciting raffle prizes. 

Smart encourages its subscribers to “gigafy” their passion with promos such as GIGA VIDEO and GIGA VIDEO+ that come with free one hour of YouTube. 



To enjoy Smart’s Free YouTube For All offer, subscribers can dial *123# when registering to select promos. To know more about what happened on Smart Play: Vlogger Camp, visit


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