Woohoo, tomorrow begins the unofficial kickoff of the online holiday shopping season! I know…I know, we have all been ordering from Amazon since the pandemic, but October 13th and 14th is Amazon Prime Day, which is their version of Black Friday and there are some great deals going on right now so head over now!
Full Disclosure: I am an Affiliate of Amazon and any purchases made using my links will put a few coins in my purse but it will not increase the cost of your product.
Now, that we got that part out of the way, let me tell you what I have already purchased as well as what I plan on purchasing and we are going to start with my Podcasting Your Purpose Resource Guide
Yes, this is my first podcasting resource guide and I am actually almost finished with the 2nd Edition. However, if you are a new podcaster who is looking for information about starting and monetizing a podcast, this Podcasting Your Purpose Resource Guide will fit the bill.
When I was a new podcasters in 2017, I purchased a lot of unnecessary equipment, so in this post I am only showing you what I currently have and use, however, there is a lot of other equipment out there that you can compare them to.
USB Microphone Kit 192KHZ/24BIT Plug & Play MAONO AU-A04 USB Computer Cardioid Mic Podcast Condenser Microphone with Professional Sound Chipset for PC Karaoke, YouTube, Gaming Recording
This is just one of the 3 Condenser Mics that I use. If you prefer standing as opposed to sitting when you are recording, this is a perfect option as it attaches to your desk and is adjustable for various heights.
This is similar so if you prefer a desktop model especially if you are recording from your closet this is a great option. Professional Studio Condenser Microphone Computer PC Microphone Kit with 3.5mm XLR/Pop Filter/Scissor Arm Stand/Shock Mount for Professional Studio Recording Podcasting Broadcasting, Black.
This compact, affordable plug and play USB mic is similar to one that I use with my Smartphone. EIVOTOR Condenser Microphone, 3.5mm PC Microphone Plug & Play Recording Microphone with Anti Slip Mic Stand Dual-Layer Pop Filter Computer Microphone for Gaming Podcasting Live Streaming YouTube and Zoom presentations.
I have an original version of this Yeti Mic, the silver one which is no longer available, however, this is the mic that I use when recording my “Blog Your Way to a Business Profit” podcast and it picks up every sound so I put it inside a “Booth Box” which is featured below.
Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play is very popular and out of stock until the 20th.
I place my Yeti Mic in this Recording Shield Box-Microphone Foam Booth Cube, Sound Dampening Filter-Audio Acoustic Noise Isolator Platform with Wedgie Padding, Studio, Podcast, to cut back on the harsh echoes or soundwaves that can be heard without any other padding including clothing in a walk in closet.
I also use this portable sound booth when recording from my Smartphone.
TONOR Microphone Isolation Shield, Studio Mic Sound Absorbing Foam Reflector for Any Condenser Microphone Recording Equipment Studio, Black is portable and easy to put together for desktop use.
Headphones are also good when using the Yeti Mic or any other mic to be honest, as it keeps external noises to a minimum and allows me to concentrate on my speaking or that of my interview guests.
I use these Koss Headphones and they plug directly into my Yeti Mic making it easy to use when connecting to my laptop when recording on Zoom.
Many of my clients have scheduled a 30-Minute Complimentary Discovery Calls before signing up for my Blogging and/or Podcasting Coaching Sessions.
Once they sign up each sessions is recorded via Zoom then sent to them for reference. In my home office I have a picture of the “Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners” book cover hanging behind me which is great for promotion, however, as a Knowledge Facilitator for the EC Podcast Knowledge Academy I needed a virtual background.
In order to change to a personalized background I needed a Green Screen and this is the first one I purchased. ShowMaven 5’x6.5′ Muslin Blue Green Backdrop Background, Chroma Key Double-Sided Pop-Up Collapsible Backdrop Kit w/Carry Bag & 3 Fish Clamps
To be honest, it didn’t work for me as it was too narrow for full coverage and it was a pain to re-fold. I was however able to use it for OOTD photos, but it’s in the back of the closet.
I then purchased the EMART 5×7 ft Non-Woven Fabric Solid Color Green Screen Photo Backdrop with 2 x Backdrop Clamps for Photoshoot, Studio, Video and Television.
I installed it using a 3-Hole Punch, Shower Rings, Curtain Rod and Command Strip Hooks so that I can use it when needed for the Knowledge Academy Logo and push back when I don’t.
I purchased this CanMixs Smart Watch for Android Phones iOS Waterproof Smart Watches for Women to remind me to get up and walk around and get some exercise to avoid a “blogger’s butt”.
This was my latest purchase as I need to move into the 21st Century when it comes to my bedside alarm and the Echo Show 5 is the perfect product and stay tuned for the review.
I will also be asking Alexa to play the Delaware Blogger Podcast and you should too!
I have several colors of this T-Shirt style, however, there are many more options now.
What are some Amazon Prime Day products in your cart. I have a few more pairs of comfy Work From Home pants, including this style: