To start a YouTube channel you don’t have to invest a lot of money unless you want to. A small investment and the right devices can produce quality videos for your YouTube channel. Only after obtaining a steady income, you can evaluate the necessity to purchase professional audio/video equipment. Generally a laptop and a mobile phone already have everything you need to get started, but if you wish to make better quality videos, you need a decent kit to get better results. The webcam integrated into our PCs, for example, may not have good quality and we can’t move it to frame other objects, such as a product for a video review. The same thing applies to the microphone. But with equipment we suggest in this blog you’ll be able to create professional videos with a small amount of cash.
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With this webcam you can shoot in Full HD at 1080p. It integrates a double stereo microphone and is equipped with an automatic brightness regulation system. It also comes with a handy tripod to place it on the desk.
- Price: € 80
Compact and easy to place on your desk, this cardioid condenser microphone is great for game-play, it records clear sound without hiss. It connects via USB and is equipped with non-slip folding feet.
- Price: € 49
INSULATING SOUNDPROOF PANELS
Very useful if you find yourself recording in noisy environments. These panels allow the soundproofing of the workstation and makes it possible to shoot without unwanted noise and with clear sound.
- Price: € 64
YONGNUO YN-300 II LED
Suitable for every camera and video camera, this LED spotlight features 3200-5500K, adjustable color temperature and 4 CT filters available for different environments. Useful for illuminating your face or objects that you wish to review in your videos.
- Price: € 50
This program allows you to record desktop screens and simultaneously add the PIP with video of yourself. It also integrates the ability to directly upload live video to YouTube and other platforms.
- Price: Free
AZ SCREEN RECORDER
Application for Android that lets you record screens, for example, game-play on your smartphone. By purchasing within the app you can unlock some features, such as recording yourself through the front camera and editing tools to edit your recordings directly from the application.
- Price: Free
A compact and versatile video camera, useful for recording while in motion. It is equipped with a Quad-Proof structure, a 5-hour long battery, 8 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi and a built-in spotlight. Of course, it records in Full HD, has a color LCD display and a powerful 40X optical zoom.
- Price: € 429
AVERMEDIA LIVE GAMER PORTABLE 2
With this device you can record console game sessions, it is useful to make reviews of titles that are not available for the PC. It can be used with PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and more. Records video at 1080p60 and is equipped with a microSD card slot to record games wherever and whenever you want.
- Price: € 169
HP OMEN BY HP 15-AX202NL
The right compromise between performance, price and portability, the HP Omen is a laptop designed for gamers. The configuration includes a 15-inch Full HD screen, a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 4 GB GeForze GTX 1050 video card.
- Price: € 1299 (This is the most expensive product in this list, but obviously good computers are expensive).
How to make money with YouTube
To earn money with the total views accumulated on your YouTube channel, you need to enable AdSense on your account. To do this, go to your YouTube account, click on the avatar icon in the upper right hand corner and select Creator Studio. From the left panel, select Channel and then Status and Features. In the monetization section click on Activate and follow the onscreen procedure to accept the YouTube Partner Program Terms. In order to show ads on your videos and earn money, you need to reach at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of view time in the last year. The profit is not a fixed amount but depends on a series of factors, such as the price charged to advertisers and the number of clicks then totaled by the ad on your video.
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