These Are The Tools You Need For Starting A YouTube Channel In 2022!

And Not Only!

Dom Kwolczak
6 min readSep 17, 2022


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Have you ever thought about creating videos, be it for YouTube, TikTok, Instagram or any other social media platform? You’re in the right place because, in this article, I will be talking about the basic tools you need to make a start.

Before we begin, I would like to take this moment to reintroduce myself, I’m Dom and I run the Tech With Dom blog and YouTube channel where I review and talk about my experiences with tech and productivity.

When starting up, I don’t really recommend spending a huge amount of money on expensive gear, after all, you don’t know how successful your idea will be. I uploaded my first video around 5 years ago but it wasn’t until around 2 years ago that I started getting serious about it and as a small creator with just above 2000 subscribers, I still haven’t invested in expensive gear such as a decent camera, and that’s where I want to start…

You don’t need an expensive camera for starting up!

Many of us have already got a decent camera at our disposal without even knowing it, yes I am referring to our smartphones! Smartphone cameras have advanced a long way over the years and are perfect for starting out.

On the other hand, if you already have a proper camera, such as a DSLR at your disposal, then you are ahead. If you haven’t already, I recommend learning to use it to get the best picture quality out of it you can.

No matter what you have, the trick is to always use the best of what you already have. So if like me, you record your footage using your smartphone, the camera at the back of your phone is usually the better one so use that one. Make sure your settings are set to the highest possible, to give you the best picture quality.

At present, I mainly record footage using my Google Pixel 6 Pro, which already has a pretty good camera, I mainly record using the back camera but from time to time I also record using the front camera. Both offer good quality footage, but there is a difference between using the front and rear cameras.

Sound is everything — Invest in a good microphone!