If you’re looking to get started adding audio to your website and marketing mix, this equipment starter kit is the ticket. This sweet little kit will get you started for a very fair price and have you sounding like a pro in no time at all.

Starter Audio Equipment

Why Audio?

“Why not just start with video and get it over with?” you ask.

First, if you learn how to create scripts that quickly and effectively answer questions, it won’t matter what format the media takes. You’ll be able to write a script for video that lets you strip out the video and run with just the audio track. Or…you can transcribe the script into printed words and run it as a blog post. Then condense it slightly to post wherever you like on social. One action yielding many results. Pretty neat, huh?

Second, we’re starting you with audio because it’s easier and it’s not so intimidating. You can record anywhere and not worry about what you’re wearing or how you look. Heck, you can even record in your underwear, though we really don’t want to know about that 🙂

Most importantly, this approach to content creation gives you the ability to limit your time investment, allowing you the freedom to create far more content than your peers and competitors. A critical strategy given the amount of content already online, not to mention what’s coming in the near future as more business owners smarten up to the benefits of a strong online presence.

Finally, this makes getting started a whole lot easier. Learn this approach once and it will improve the quality of everything you create.

What’s involved?

You’re still reading, so I’m going to take that as a positive sign that you’re willing to give audio a try. To make this happen, you need just four simple steps.

  1. Buy the right equipment.
  2. Assemble questions your customers ask.
  3. Create starter scripts to answer those questions.
  4. Record.

Everything You Need

This starter equipment list is by no means exhaustive, but it includes everything you need to start recording quickly. As your skills and use for audio develop, you can add higher quality and specialized equipment, as it’s needed.

  • Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
  • Hard CASE for Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
  • Microphone Stand, Ohuhu Tripod Boom Mic Stands Adjustable Microphone Stands with Boom, Collapsible, Black
  • On Stage Foam Ball-Type Mic Windscreen, Black

This article is the first in a series, providing you with information on the right audio equipment to purchase or have on hand. If you’d like to be the first to be notified when related articles are published, be sure to join our member list. Topics in this series include How to Answer the Questions Your Customers Are Asking, Simple Script Writing, How to Record Audio, Product Reviews of Audio Equipment and Software, Top Rated Transcription Services, Options for Storing Audio Files Online, How to Create a YouTube Channel that Answers Questions, and more.

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