These tools will help you do it right:
This stand can be positioned really high, to give you all the angles you might want. We’ve had cheap tripods before…not worth it. Get this tripod. It’s the best I’ve ever used. Absolutely worth every penny: Manfrotto MK290XTA3-BHUS 290 Xtra Ball Head Kit (Black)
Proper lighting can make or break your home videos. Just one compact light can keep you looking fabulous any time of the night or day. I like the Dracast LED 500 Pro series. They’re light, small and can do either cool or warm tones, making it a great choice to match any other interior light you have going on!
*Tip: Be sure to get the Dracast Softbox to diffuse the light.
The mic on your phone will do, but picking up a Rode shotgun mic will make a massive difference. A shot gun mic captures sound in a “shot gun” type pattern. Which means it helps amp your voice and cut down on surrounding noise. Invest in this one. It’s the best: Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
This is probably my favorite piece. This shoulder pod is incredible. It attaches to the other pieces above and to the tripod — but can easily be removed if you want to transport it easily and shoot while walking, cooking, demonstrating how to blend your essential oils or other items.
Lastly, I love this laptop stand. I can have my mic / tripod set up right next to it, and refer to my laptop for notes, etc.