Let me take you behind the scenes in my tiny home office as I show you exactly how to set up your own Home Video Studio for under $300. This is the exact studio I produce a top quality video podcast from every week, film Facebook and Instagram Live videos, create high quality training videos for my online courses, deliver one-on-one and group video coaching every week… and even have a whole-of-wall white board I use to draw diagrams and coach my clients remotely.
I’ve been running a remote business now for over 15 years and it’s always been run completely virtually. I’ve perfected a way that uses the simplest strategies without the need to spend an absolute fortune and in a way that is designed for peak productivity.
Watch now to see behind the scenes. If you’d like a list of everything I mention to set up your home video studio you can grab it over here.
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So I’m going to show you how I have set up this room that I have been working in this way for a few years from this room. I’m going to show you how I’ve set it up, how I’ve maximized the space to do that. And then I’m going to show you the exact set up that I use to create high quality podcast videos, high quality training materials like Facebook lives and for me to be running constant coaching virtually. I’ll show you the whole set up I’ve got, and this is a do coaching where I can be doing white boarding brainstorming with my clients or I can be looking them closely in. The eye format is all there and it’s all been set up for just a few a hundred bucks. Now this might be something that you’re going to need right now if you’re finding yourself in a situation where you need to work out how to add a virtual stream to your business and it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Now I’ve also got a companion video and post that goes with this where I shared links to all of the software that I use, the hardware, the setup that I’ve got. I’ve got links to all of that for you. Plus, I’ve also got links on the other software that you might want to use to actually take this. And then the other things that you need to be able to set up your business virtually and do it quick. Okay, so that’s another bonus that goes there for you. But first of all, let’s have a look around. Well at the moment, this is a view that you may be familiar with. If you have watched any of my podcasts, just a little bit shakier today because I’m using my iPhone, I’m not using my normal format and I’m just holding this on a stick. I’m on a selfie stick.
So let me show you what I normally do. So as you can see, I have a nice bright background and I’ve got a lounge that I’m sitting on. So let me extend the my selfie stick out here a little bit so you can see. Sorry about the wobbles. So this seat here that I’m sitting on the painting is actually when I brought in from my bedroom. I have another one behind there, but I use this one because it’s bigger. So it fills up the background for you. It doesn’t have to be a painting that you’ve done yourself. It can be a plain background. The important part is you don’t want it to be distracting. Okay? You want people to focus on you. If you’ve got something interesting in the background that is great, but it is not essential. Less is more. I’ve just got a really simple lounge end.
Let me see if I can show you Leo [inaudible] and a dog sitting on my lap as well. So I’ve just got a simple lounge. Now this is a lounge. When I decided that I was going to set this little studio up I just got it on Facebook, Facebook, one of those Facebook marketplaces, like 50 bucks. It’s a really, really good lounge so you don’t have to spend a fortune. Now and honestly, I just found that one and went and picked it up that day and had all this set up. I’ll just show you how much space is actually available here to the left. That’s that little space and there is the door. It’s a bedroom door here on this side. I just go out this way and it’s a desk that’s got, you know all my books and the filing that I show one day do.
Oh and my award. There you go. I’m Australian marketer of the year. There you go. And one of my books, there you go. Just for a little bit of product policemen are folks. Okay, so this is basically the setup. Now this is where most of my videos are done. This is the lounge of wisdom. Now what I’m going to show you here, I’m just going to stand up. So Leo of your whole, right. I’m going to stand up here. I’m just going to move this back so you can see the set up. So they’re in front of my lounge and squished cushion. You can see I have a laptop and I have a camera that is set there. So I’m going to go around and show you those. And this here has all been set on a filing cabinet that is on wheels. You don’t have to do that.
I just do that cause I’ve got a little space and that normally just goes underneath that desk. They will all the chords. So I just roll it out when I want to use it. So let me now take you back here and let me see if I can do a kind of watching Janet, if I can, if I’m going off the camera, I keep on forgetting them and getting distracted by myself. Trying to see you can see things. Okay. So let me turn it around now so you can see what I have set up here on my desk. Here we go. It is Janet section. There’s two of us. Okay. So what you can see here is first of all, I’ve just got my laptop here and I have got that. I want a little bit higher so I’ve actually just got it. Let me see what I can do this for you better.
It’s actually sitting on a book, which happens to be a big old family Bible. Switch that up. Which is quite funny because I’m not even religious. So there you go. The the business, I mean some of Bible, sorry, this is a little bit squishy. Okay. So I’ve got my laptop there. Now, the other thing that I’ve got, you’ll see, this is my webcam and I’ve got that because honestly, the the video that comes in with my computer, the, the camera’s not very good. So this one here is a logic tech HD 10 ADP and all the links to that in the post that goes with this. It’s really, it’s quite you know, it’s quite good value for money. It’s not expensive and it just plugs into a USB. So in there I’ve also got another thing that I’ve got plugged in here, which is a road microphone.
Now that road might pro phone is it’s not really necessary. I use that one for I use that one because I’m when I’m recording podcasts and things. But at the moment I don’t have any any microphone because honestly I, I couldn’t find it. It’s two. I’ve got one plugged into my phone. But you could actually run this whole thing. You could do all of your videos. Just putting your phone on top of this selfie stick here. So on top of this Sophie stick that I’ve got here, you could just put your phone on top of there. So yeah, so that is the camera that I use. That is the that is the extra microphone that I use when I’m doing podcasting and that’s all you need on that laptop. So I’ve got all those links there for you.
Now come back around to me. Folks thought it was clear. I can’t really see it. Now let me just show you the room. So I’m going to stand up. Whoops. Okay. And a stand up here. I’m just standing here in the middle of the room. This is a tiny little room and I’ll just show you how the whole setup is. So you’ve got the lounge with my set up there in front. Now the other thing you’re going to need is lighting. So if I just go around here, you can see the lighting that I use. These ones here are I just lighting that you would use say for photography. Or for videoing there. I think it cost me about 130 bucks for three of them. And that is through eBay. So I’ve got these ones you can actually extend and they could be standing out.
These ones, I’ve actually made them smaller and I just keep them permanently on my desks. So you can see I’ve got one, one that shines behind me so that there’s no shadows. Another one that shines on me. And then I’ve got over here. There’s the other one that just sort of gives a side lighting to me. Now that’s a really great setup to have. And you know, they, they do fold up there. I’ll tell you what, they’re a pain in the butt. Once you put them up, you don’t want to take them down again. But you know, you can. Now I’ve also just saw, you can see my setup I also have over here is my, I actually use three screens. So I have, my laptop is normally sitting there, neither visor, flowers, and I have two other screens. I just find that it makes me so much more productive.
And you can see down here, I don’t use a normal chair. I use a [inaudible] ball. So much better for your spine. So just continuing the three 60, you can see that I’ve got my lights, my huge pile of books. And then I’ve also put over here a stick on whiteboard. I just got that again off eBay and make sure you have a few people to help you put it up because it’s quite funny. But that’s really fantastic cause what I do is if I want to be doing brainstorming with a client and I want to be able to map things out for them and their visual, I just simply spin my my filing cabinet around and the camera’s facing there. I just sit there on my Polonius ball in front of the camera and I get out my whiteboard markers and draw.
So as you can see, this is not even a double bedroom. This is just a small single bedroom. And I’ve got to set up here where I can do creating videos, which are you know, wisdom from Janet, their podcasts. And it looks really, really professional. I’ve got good lighting and honestly I could walk in the house and within a minute I can be running a video meeting with good lighting, good setting, good camera. And I can say within a minute because I do it constantly when I run into run meetings with my clients. And I’ve usually just returned from, from the gym that I’m running in so it can happen really, really efficiently, very, very quickly. And the set up is there permanently. I can also just move this camera and put it in over over onto my computer and I could be running it from my desk if I want to.
I do do that sometimes. And then also, you know what, you could just, instead of having the laptop and having the webcam and even having the road microphone, which is just a nice luxury to have, you don’t need it. I could just instead put my iPhone and just stick it there on that tripod that SoFi tripod is really, really handy. I could run the whole thing that way and I have a long time. Okay. So there goes your last excuse folks you do not to have and it had an expensive setup all up, including having the lounge, including having the whiteboard the stick on whiteboard and getting the tripod and the webcam. We might be looking at say 500 bucks, but Hey, you can just start with your iPhone and and quietness and maybe sunlight. There you go. There goes your last excuse.
Those does not need to be expensive. You do not need to have a proper studio set up. I’ve just used the spare room prior to that. I would just do it in my lounge room or I’d do it outside. So he goes, your last excuse. This is a great way for you to be able to sit up virtually and you can run an entire successful business with only this setup. Okay. Again, I’ve got, I’ll put links down below for you. I’ve got a page on the romance, your tribe.com website where I’ve put links to every single thing that I’ve mentioned here. So you can go and get them yourself. And I’ve also got their links and a podcast episode that shows you the extra things that you can be doing so that you can take the money, get the bookings made, in that you can do the recordings, that you can run the whole virtual business, and this is the extra bonus of the behind the scenes set up. So all of that there is there for you. So they go, no excuse, get it set up, get it happening by.