Cheap new Gadget offers new Income Streams

My girlfriend and I became what are now commonly known as digital nomads at the start of January 2015. We both quit our jobs to work as freelancers and build our own businesses while travelling the world. Hence the development of Small Acorn Money, designed to teach you how to take control of your wealth.

I’m currently developing a range of YouTube videos and of course my digital courses, so I’ve recently been recording myself to see how I sound.

Anyone who has listened to their own voice recordings knows how painful that can be!

As I was recording directly into my MacAir, I was rather disappointed with the quality of sound. So I did a little research and decided that I needed to accompany my MacBook Air with a USB microphone.

After reading a number of blog reviews, I decided upon the Blue Snowball. This microphone is widely regarded as one of the best for individuals wishing to make recordings at home.

As we were in Malaysia at the time however, it was difficult for me to just order it from Amazon. Fortunately Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has some of the finest shopping malls in the world. In one of these we came upon a guitar shop that luckily stocked a few of the Blue Snowball microphones.

I did pay about 10% above the online price in the UK, however I only paid approximately £55. In a City where my girlfriend and I were living in a hotel, eating tasty meals at food courts and street vendors, and frequenting coffee shops, all for a joint daily budget of about £30, I’m hardly going to lose too much sleep over the slight mark-up in price.

My new toy looks wonderful and will be put to great use developing engaging, unique and informative content for you. Well at least that’s the plan!

Firstly, I will be using it to record introduction, explainer and how to videos for Small Acorn Money. Once I build enough content, I’ll create a YouTube TV channel bringing to life many of my written money musings and lessons.

Secondly, I’m developing a range of premium digital courses designed to cut through the noise and sales in financial services and teach you what you need to know to take control of your wealth.

The delivery of these courses will be greatly enhanced by this microphone.

As I was reading my kindle last night (another truly wonderful piece of equipment – especially for travellers) I thought that I could use the microphone to create audio versions of my e-books, hopefully providing an additional way for you to consume my lessons.

If you’re looking to create extra income, the purchase of the Blue Snowball microphone, plus a little imagination and some hard work, could be a great option.

Here are some suggestions for business uses with this microphone:

  • YouTube Video Channel or some videos for your own website.
  • Creating your own Podcast, or appearing on others.
  • Udemy course, or perhaps your own web-hosted course.
  • Online coaching services.
  • Create Audio Books, either of your own existing books, or other authors.
  • Increased Marketing of your existing business.
  • Simply practicing your sales pitches or presentations for improving your face-to-face techniques.

The best thing is that it’s quick and easy to learn how to use and I’m looking forward to creating and editing my first videos.

When I think about the creative and computing power of my office backpack, I realise how truly fortunate we are to live in an era of such technological innovations, providing us with ample opportunity to create our own income, build wealth, while also being free to explore the world.

What will you create?

Get in touch today for a personal, independent, and comprehensive financial plan.

Mark Underdown | DipPFS IMC CeMap

Financial Planning Consultant


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