With millions of subscribers, thousands of comments, fan events and sponsorships, some vloggers have reached celebrity status with their viral YouTube videos. If you dream of a career as a professional vlogger, then this blog will help you get started! You don’t need a lot to begin with, but investing in some vlog equipment will surely give you a leg up on the competition. Here is our quintessential list of must-have gear for up-and-coming vloggers!

What do you need to become a vlogger?

Beginning vloggers: What do I really need?

If you’re just starting out, then you’re probably already aware you can do a lot with just a smartphone, a YouTube channel and a standard video editing program like Movie Maker or iMovie. However, most smartphones are not equipped with high-quality microphones. A good vlog microphone like a lavalier is a logical choice as a first investment. This kind of mic clips onto your clothing and captures your voice with clarity and articulation without picking up any unwanted background noise. If you want to make a musical vlog, then it’s a good idea to purchase a vocal or instrument microphone and an audio interface, which often includes audio editing software.

Advanced vloggers: the next step

If you’re already well on your way to becoming the next PewDiePie, KSI, or Zoella, and you know how important it is to make vlogs that are high-quality as well as interesting to watch, then it’s time for an upgrade! If you’ve already got a simple interface, a good microphone and are well-acquainted with the standard video and audio editing programs, where do you go from there? It comes down to the core of your recording setup: the audio interface. In general, the more expensive the interface, the better your vlogs will be. The advantage is that a better-quality interface will often include proper editing software, not an entry-level demo version. Another option is getting a second microphone to create a more spacious sound, or investing in a compact mixer. Depending on the type of vlog you’re doing, you can also invest in an action cam to add another dimension to your videos.


The more vlogs you make, the better and faster you will become in editing your videos. If you want more software functionality to add your own special touches during the post-editing process, then it might be worth your while to invest in more comprehensive video editing software. At first, all the new and extra functions might be overwhelming, but in time, you won’t be able to do without them! You can also add LED screens, lighting and other cool accessories to your vlogs – the sky is the limit! The most important thing is to have fun so your fans will enjoy watching your videos as much as you enjoy making them.

See also

> All vlog equipment
> Recording and amplifying vocals for beginners

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