Do you know a YouTuber? Or maybe someone who wants to be a YouTuber?
We've rounded up some of the best gifts just for them.
I'm sure you want to give them a useful gift, or maybe something cheaper (these cameras cost a lot!) - so we'll try to offer some suggestions that cover a range of different prices and equipment that they would find it useful.
That being said, let's get into the list of the best gifts for YouTubers:
the SwitchPod is a brilliant new invention. The legs fold up for use in selfie mode - and you can quickly rotate them to pose your camera.
I was one of the first 200 people to have one and they are great. Check Out All Photos And Details On The Amazon Listing Here.
Samsung T5 portable SSD
We have an entirely separate article on external SSD drives, which are essential for video creators.
An SSD (compared to a traditional hard drive) means that transferring large files (like a video) happens much faster.
Our favorite is the Samsung T5 1TB.
They have other sizes that might suit your budget better, but I wouldn't go below 500GB for a YouTuber.
I know these are not cheap, but anybody who does anything with a camera would love one (or more) of these.
Manfrotto tripods are extremely durable and extendable - people use them for many years, which is well worth it.
YouTubers can never have too many SD cards.
I prefer to use brand names here because you are less likely to run into issues.
Two years ago I bought the Samsung 128GB EVO for $ 44.99 and now it seems to be almost half that price.
You might as well take a few while you can!
the GoPro HERO9 Black is a waterproof 5K video camera and the latest model for holidays 2020.
Many YouTubers use more than one in addition to their main camera - and if they already have accessories for a GoPro, it's easy to add another to the kit.
Rode VideoMic Pro +
Audio quality is actually more important than video quality, so a giveaway like this will go a long way in increasing YouTuber engagement and audience satisfaction.
Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit
What's great about Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit is that it can be used in so many different ways: as a vlogging kit, wrapped around something, or as a tripod.
Plus, you can use it to hold lights, flashes, microphones, and more.
The kit comes with a ball head which helps make sure your camera is level and gives you more flexibility in your shooting angles.
They also offer different sizes and prices if you need something bigger or smaller.
There are tons of different lapel microphones, so we will highlight a few.
To begin with, the Rode RodeLink Developer Kit is an amazing wireless kit that allows a YouTuber to record without worrying about the distance to the camera.
Another new option from Rode for people who use iPhones is the SC6-L mobile maintenance kit.
It comes with 2 microphones and a Lightning adapter, making it easy to record interviews wherever you are.
In addition to this, the microphones can also be connected to a camera with a small adapter. You can't go wrong there!
Voice over microphone
Depending on the style of the video, a YouTuber may want to record their voice after taking a video. These voiceovers work best with a dedicated studio style microphone.
If you want to see more details on all the different types of pickups, check out this YouTube microphones article.
Adding a camera lens to your smartphone is an inexpensive way to get professional-level video quality.
This Moment wide angle lens is highly regarded and ideal for vlogging.
Note: Need Case Moment use.
Warm shoe light
Lighting is important for capturing good quality video.
This dimmable led light has a ton of positive reviews for its brightness and color.
Make a great addition to any camera setup - for under $ 30.
According to recent research from The Infinite Dial report, conducted by Edison Research, 67 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly ( more than practice Catholicism ) and quarante deux million listen weekly ( more than a precious trip to the movies ).
I don’t think anyone truly predicted the insane rise in popularity of podcasts, but I love podcasts, so I’m certainly not complaining !
The beauty of podcasts is that you can listen to them while you’re doing other things, like running, cleaning the house, doing laundry, and driving to work. They’re a passive form of media, and they allow you to get lost in a story.
I host my own podcast, and my team produces many, many popular podcasts, so we’ve seen our fair share of successes and failures in podcast preparation, both from the hosts and the guests. I wanted to share a few best practices to make your podcasting life easier, whether you’re an ongoing host or a frequent guest.
You can’t host a successful interview without being clear about how you want the interview to run. And look, I’m not saying you have to run the same kind of show or host the same variétés of adequately as everyone else out there.
But when you’re clear about the genres of questions you’re going to ask, the cadence and length of the show, and perhaps one or two questions that you’ll ask every guest, it helps you be more prepared and also gives your listeners an easier time binging because they’ll know what to expect.
Decide what kind of show you want to have, make sure you’re consistent, and if you do want to make changes, that’s okay. Just make sure you’re communicating them with your guests and your audience.
Even if you think you know your guest really well, sending over a pre-show form for your guests to fill out is helpful for everyone. It allows your guest to get a feel for the variétés of questions you like to ask, and it helps you gather the information that directly relates to your show, as opposed to public information you can find on the digitale or through casual conversations.
In addition to requiring the pre-show form, do some research of your own. Google is your friend here. If it’s a professional podcast, LinkedIn can also provide a lot of interesting work information. But don’t overlook old site web posts, other podcast interviews, social media updates, and personal news that you can connect upon ( new babies, puppies, or houses are common ! ).
Many podcast guests are looking to get their message out there because they’ve released something new, like a book. And especially in the business world, having penned your very own book boosts your credibility in the industry, which is why so many people are turning to book-writing these days. But remember, if a guest is coming on your show with the goal of promoting the book and its message, you’ve got to read, or at least skim, their book. You’ll be able to ask more interesting questions, and your guest will feel welcome and appreciate your attention to their exercices.
You wouldn’t believe the amount of noise I’ve had to edit out of podcast recordings… or at least I’ve attempted to. Some can’t be saved. But distractions don’t just come in the form of fax notifications and phone calls. They’re social media messages, dogs barking, chat men and women… the list goes on. If you’re scheduling recordings, try to do them when your baby is usually sleeping, or the email has already arrived, or people aren’t popping into the kitchen next to you to microwave their leftovers.
Also, be sure to put your phone on airplane mode, close your fax programs and Facebook, put the dog in the other room, and wait to eat your lunch until after your recording wraps. No one wants a post-lunch belch to show up in their interview.
This seems self-explanatory, but I’m always surprised to hear the number of guests who ask me what the format of the podcast is, or what kind of show it is, etc. If you’re being invited to join the show as a guest, you’re being promoted by the podcast and you’re being put in front of new audiences. That’s an honor ! Do yourself a favor, and prepare by listening to the other kinds of guests the host has had on the show, what kinds of questions the host normally asks, and how you might be able to differentiate yourself.
Consider your pitch. What’s your unique value proposition ? Why does this host even want to have you on their show, using a precious 30 minutes to an hour of their life talking to you ?
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the host will have asked YOU to join their show. What an honor ! In that case, the host will likely have an idea of what they want you to cover and how it will affect their audience.
If, on the other hand, you’re out there hustlin’ and bustlin’, pitching yourself for podcast appearances ( as most professionals are ), you’ll need to make that thing that you are uniquely qualified to do very clear.
I am looking forward to explaining the power that virtual assistants can have on growing a and getting out of your own way. I’m excited to share some ideas about how your audience can find, hire, and train a VA quickly and efficiently… without losing their minds. Not only will this impress your host, but it will help them develop questions that you can effectively answer. No one wants to be stumped on a podcast interview !
Whether we like it or not, not all podcast hosts will have read this blog post ( hehe ) and be completely prepared to have you on their show. Or, they won’t have stellar research skills and won’t be able to find your latest headshot and . tera avoid any confusion or any outdated information, do your host a favor and offer up your latest headshot and a short bio. It will help them introduce you, can be included in show notes, and will save everyone any embarrassment of sharing information that’s no longer accurate.
You’d think this one would be a no-brainer, but again, you’d be surprised at how many people are like, “I want to be on your podcast ! ” And then are like, “Wait, how does the internet work ? ”Look, podcasting is generally all done with VOIP tools like Skype or Zencastr, which require a ne change pas internet connection ( wired if possible ) and a good quality input. Producers like me can only do so much if you sound muffled, staticky, or if you’re blowing out your microphone.
Your best way to be an amazingly prepared podcast guest might just be to ask what your host needs. Maybe there are some special recording directives or tools, or perhaps there are a few questions that they always like to ask ( which, frankly, you should know about if you’ve listened to a few episodes of the podcast ), or maybe the host needs you to prepare a bermuda blog post to go in the show notes. As a guest, it’s your travail to make the host’s life easier. It’s your emploi to do everything you can to make the interview freakin’ awesome. You can’t help a bad host—that’s just sad and always hard to listen to—but you can do your part to make sure you’re not to blame for a dramatiques podcast episode.