Here are some common misconceptions that I come across frequently among folks in my audience:
- You don’t need a Kindle device to read Kindle books. You can download the Kindle reader (just like you download a PDF reader) for your computer and your phone. In fact, you can now read your Kindle books directly in your browser - you don’t even need an app or any kind of software.
You don’t need an expensive set up to start creating videos or podcasts.
A brilliant USB mic like ATR 2100 with a stand and pop-filter should do the trick. In fact, that’s the mic I am using right now for all my podcasts, videos, interviews, online calls, etc.
- You don’t need to buy a fancy camera to create great-looking videos. Almost every single one of the videos I’ve published online have been recorded on an iPhone. And before the iPhone was launched, I used a big-a$$ camcorder.
- You don’t need to rent a fancy studio. You can build a great in-house studio for just a couple of hundred dollar - like this inexpensive, 4-light set that I use myself.
- Or just face the window and open the shades during the day, or just go to your backyard, and you can take great videos. Just mount your iPhone on a Joby GorillaPod on a table in front of you, and you’re good to go.
- Again, no fancy mics needed with your phone (don’t use the built-in phone mic, those suck) - just get this Rode SmartLav+ mic that I use.
I will continue updating this list as and when I think of things that you don’t need
Are there any similar misconceptions that you’ve seen people have in their minds? Let me know via the comments below.
– Ravi Jayagopal