If you’ve been wanting to start a YouTube channel, you’re in the right place. Me and Matthew Allen, who is a friend of mine, are releasing a YouTube series this week. Our series, titled How To YouTube, is directed towards anyone interested in starting a tech YouTube channel. We’d recommend that you watch our 4 videos, which will be coming out every day this week, but we’ve summarized the first episode for you. Let’s get started!


This is where most people get caught up in YouTube – if you think you need all sorts of expensive gear, you’re wrong! For your camera, you can use your smartphone if that’s all you have. If you decide to pick up a standalone camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is a great starter DSLR. Some high quality lenses to accompany it are the Canon STM 50mm f/1.8 lens, and the Canon STM 24mm f/2.8 lens.

If you opt to use your phone, you can grab a tripod mount for it. Speaking of tripods, you’ll definitely want one of those! We’d recommend the Magnus VT-4000. It’s stable, and it has a fluid head. The fluid head offers buttery smooth performance for pans and tilts. For a cheaper, more scaled back option, check out the JOBY GorillaPod.

You’ll need a place to shoot b-roll, and if you don’t have a desk already, check out the IKEA LINNMON desk.

Now, let’s jump to audio! For starters, we would recommend the Blue Yeti studio mic. It’s affordable, and it gives nice, crisp audio. If you want something lower profile, check out the Rode SmartLav+. This high quality lavalier mic allows you to record directly to your smartphone. Additionally, you may record directly to your DSLR with an adapter.

Videos Are Worth 30,000 Words Per Second, Right?

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, doesn’t that mean a video is worth 30,000 words per second? I could go on all day typing out what the video says, but I would just recommend that you check it out! As of today, there are 2 episodes released, and 2 more are coming in the next 2 days. Please visit mine and Matthew Allen’s channels to check them out!

Kevin Nether