• Heya TubeBuddies! We have an ongoing outage and have identified a bug for Card and End-screen feature, due to the same, you will not be able to use our bulk card and end-screen tool . Our developers are working on the issue as we speak, we really apologise for the inconvenience caused due to this. Once the issue has been resolved or If we have any update, we will make an announcement about the same. Thank you for your patience over this! For more information, you can check - HERE!
  • Guest - Earn a FREE TubeBuddy Upgrade for being active on the forums! Click Here to learn how you earn free upgrades for TubeBuddy!
  • Guest - TubeBuddy has a discord! Click Here to join in the conversation!

YouTube Opinion Are you a cheap or an expensive youtuber?

InspirationalbyMarie

Known Member
TubeBuddy Star
145
12
Subscriber Goal
1000
Affordable, but I watch tips on how 'budget' can be used more effectively, (recently a lavalier mic was suggested to me). I use an iPhone 8 which will be updated in my next contract soon. I have other bits and pieces like for example ring lighting. If I do buy anything I don't always go for name brands either but rather look at reviews of more reasonable items that do the same thing.
 

TheHappyKidShow

Familiar Member
TubeBuddy Star
61
10
Subscriber Goal
2000
I wanna say cheap. I have a 10 year old camcorder and no audio or lighting equipment. I do have a green screen and a student license for Adobe premiere. Doing the best I can with what I got.
 

JoshKimche

New Member
22
5
Very cheap at the moment, use my laptop webcam with a very cheap editing software. Hoping to upgrade as I go along though!
 

laurenproctor

New Member
10
2
laurenproctor32.com
Subscriber Goal
1000
I'm also a cheap YouTuber. My first investment (other than my computer and the iPhone I already have) is going to be a gimbal or tripod so I can do something other than record from my computer and/or prop up my iPhone on a stack of books. lol.
 

TakeEachDay

Known Member
TubeBuddy User
153
9
Subscriber Goal
1000
I use my iPhone 11 Pro and iPad Pro these were things I had to begin with so kinda expensive in one sense but necessary for me with my work so really I don’t think I’m an expensive youtuber. We have a very good camera tripod that is well worth it’s money. My son got a go pro for Christmas so we use that for action things. We would like a drone For go pro and more go pro attachments but really what we have atm is fine. We just need to get better at filming as newbies. We’re getting there and certainly have improved since our first videos lol
 

HikingWithGus

New Member
13
4
Subscriber Goal
250000
hahahaha my channel is super cheap :p The first 3 years I was using Windows Movie Maker (free) a logitech c920 webcam (roughly $200 at the time) and a desk lamp that cost $20

Slowly upgrading my setup. Looking to add another camera for multi angles and streaming (face cam and drawing cam) a new chair, and maybe an upgrade to my computer, and of course a lighting rig.
LOL, Same here! I was lost when Windows Movie Maker went away. My first videos were just basically slide shows. I could not even afford a web cam and would not have known what to do with it. I have since upgraded a bit. :)
 

sampocker

Active Member
29
5
The videos I shot on my phone (before buying a camera) that look the most expensive were aided by $8 lights from Home Depot. I think that there are tiny little things you can do to punch up a cheap video to make it look expensive.
 

PoshBri

New Member
7
3
Subscriber Goal
1000
I record on my phone and prior to having a mac, i also edited on my phone.
 

residentcasuals

Known Member
TubeBuddy User
117
10
Subscriber Goal
40
Starting out we are trying to use as much free software or gear we already have available. As we grow, if we grow we are going to invest more and more into the channel.
 

ASMRSadie

ASMR Sadie
241
11
Subscriber Goal
10000
I’m a mixture of both. Lol I film on my canon T7i which was over $900, sometimes using my 3dio mic which was pricy or even my beauty ring which was a few hundred. Just got a new lens too which wasn’t crazy expensive but also not cheap.
Though I’ve been filming for over 5 years still have a ton to learn and most has been with filming on my iPhone. So maybe middle class youtuber. Lol
 

Zarakachy

New Member
2
4
I just started my channel. Am using my cell phone at the moment lol. With time will purchase some equipments.
 

nomarics

New Member
7
4
Subscriber Goal
100
I use xiaomi Mi A3 an entry level phone but it is a decent phone ,I compared it with some videos taken by most expensive phone like I phone theres no big difference well that is only my observation
 

Midas

Known Member
TubeBuddy Pro
128
10
themidasmvmt.com
Subscriber Goal
10000
I started out doing video game voiceovers with a Scarlett mic I had bought a few years ago to make my own music! Now I have a pretty decent setup!
 

cookiequeenamber

New Member
TubeBuddy User
20
6
Hmm not really sure. I'm a streamer as well so I use all the same stuff. C922 cam AT2020USB+ mic. Photos are all done with my phone and lighting and background setups (yet to be set up) were a gift from a viewer. I will probably upgrade at some point, and I have specific things I want to get for my streaming, which in turn will allows for better youtube videos.