In this video, you will learn about the best YouTube equipment for beginners on a budget and future upgrades to consider.
No matter if you are a beginner or YouTube veteran, have a big budget or small one, this video will help you with your equipment needs.
Enjoy the video and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Here are some high quality pieces of equipment for building your YouTube channel:
Budget visual equipment
There are many ways to do visuals. You could use your smartphone to record yourself, original images, screen-shares, etc.
- Gameplay recording for video game channels
- Tripod for camera or phone
- Phone tripod mount
Visual equipment upgrades
When you want to take your visual presentations to the next level for your videos, you might upgrade your screen recorder, try some green screen effects (chroma key), etc.
Budget sound equipment
You never want to have low quality sound. Trust me, I found out the hard way that YouTube viewers will call you out on it. If you can't afford great equipment yet, try your webcam, phone, earbuds, or even a Snowball USB mic.
- Earbuds with mic
- Blue Snowball USB Mic
- Top 5 USB Mics comparison video
- My audio before interface upgrade
- Dynex USB mic I used before upgrading
Sound equipment upgrades
Once you're able to upgrade your audio, you should do it immediately. Your subscribers will thank you for it. I upgraded to a Scarlett Studio Interface Bundle.
Budget editing software
For editing videos, different types of channels will have different needs. If you keep things fairly simple, I recommend tools like iMovie, Windows Movie Make, and the YouTube video editor.
Editing software upgrades
If you need to go to the next level with your video editing like using green screens or other advanced things, try the Movavi Video Editor or Camtasia Studio.
Once you really start getting big on YouTube, you'll probably need to start outsourcing a few things, so you can focus on bigger things. Fiverr, UpWork and TranscribeMe are all great outsourcing options.
If you really want to get into cameras besides your smartphone or webcam, it might be best to learn from other YouTubers that already have a good setup that you can model after.
YouTube is an incredible company that give you the chance to make a living from entertaining, inspiring, and educating people through video content. Don't think you have to have fancy equipment to get started though.