Top Ten Secrets for Building a Successful Youtube Channel From Scratch

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4m Jul 22, 2020

In this video I share my secrets to building a successful youtube channel. We go from how to choose a channel theme, to how to set up a studio to tips and tricks to build your audience.

Below are links to gear you can build and put together over time:

You can get started with a simple logitech Camera. That's it . . . get a reasonable WEB cam and get started:

Next up, get a green screen. You can use green paper, or paint a wall green, or you can use a nice cloth screen like I use:

Now, perhaps the most important upgrade to production quality comes from a good microphone. This should be one of your very first pieces of gear. This one is the Yeti, and I love it:

Once you have a good microphone, time to get some studio lights. These are really great ones at a really affordable price.

If you have a nice camcorder with HDMI out, you can use it with great success with wirecast. You will need a card to convert the HDMI to USB. This is where you do not want to skimp. I struggled mightily with chea converters, and finally upgraded to the professional magewell unit:
(make sure your camera outputs 'clean' hdmi without the display settings)

Finally, you can get a nicer studio camera. I like the Sony.

You guys can help me out over at Patreon, and that will help me keep my gear updated, and help me keep this quality content coming:

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About Paul McWhorter

I am Paul McWhorter from and I will be putting together a series of tutorials on use of the Arduino microcontroller.


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