How I YouTube On A Budget

Let's be real, most small YouTubers can't afford good equipment. I am one of them. YouTube is hard when your poor but not impossible. This will be a guild on how I YouTube with little to no money and how you can too. Its hard for most small YouTubers, as we cannot afford the equipment the larger guys use. Some viewers even point out minor things or point out how the camera, mic etc isn't good and to upgrade. The problem is, we can't afford to upgrade. Not all of us have jobs, are able to get jobs or have parents to help us get the equipment. This blog will have affiliate links which means I will get a % of the earnings for any item you buy at no extra cost to you. The products I suggest to you I 100% trust. I would not under any circumstances recommend a product that is suspicious. I only used affiliate sites that are 100% trusted. I may make a discloser post for affiliate links to make things easier.

What if I told you that you can use things around the house for your equipment? 

For filming Vlogs, Chatty Videos Etc

Before my mom upgraded our phones, I had to use my sucky Windows Phone and my sucky tablet to make my vlogs. When I did sit down vlogs, I had to lean my phone against something because I don't have a tripod, and no money to buy one. Once I upgraded my phone, I had better video and audio. As the audio on my sucky old phone wasn't good. And I got a ton of comments about the audio on the phone. If you can't afford a camera, use your phone if it has a good picture and audio quality. You can use Audacity to enhance the audio. I made a tripod out of a Pringle's can. You can go to your local Walgreen's (or any store that sellings Pringles) to buy some Pringle's and make a tripod out of the can.

For Lighting

I use natural lighting or use a lamp. The viewers just need to see your face. The only con is that you may not have good light when it's cloudy/raining outside.


I use Wondershare Filmora. It has so many things you can use to make your videos professional. This editor works well on my low-end computer. When you don't have a good computer, this can make you limited as to what editors you can use. Most good editors require a powerful computer which makes most of us can't afford.

You can play Indie Games. This games can be run on any machine. 

I can play low-spec games old games made before 2010 (depends on the genre) and indie games on my computer. On my phone, there are some games I can play like Animal Crossing, The Sims Mobile, some Telltale games. I use Mobizen to record my gameplay. 

If you vlog on your phone, you can use a selfie stick. If your footage is shaky, this will put off the viewers and make them close your video. This will hurt your audience retention if they close the video too soon.

For my commentary, I won a Blue Snowball Mic in a giveaway. I highly suggest this mic because it's affordable yet gives you the best audio quality. 

If you can, find a way to support your favorite creator big or small. If they have merch, buy something you can afford. If they have an eBook that you like, buy it. If they have a Patreon, donate a certain amount of money a month.

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