Currently, my equipment will probably make most professional bloggers cringe, but it works for me.
Not everyone has thousands of dollars to drop on the latest mac-book!
Do you like how this website looks?
Here’s what I use:
P.S. The links here are affiliate links, which means, if you choose to buy through one of the links, I might receive a commission. And who wouldn’t want to give me a commission? Come on. I’m poor!
Theme: MetroPro with Genesis Framework
Technically, Genesis Framework is not a theme. It’s more like a skeleton that you can add themes too. The theme I chose to purchase (yes, I actually bought a theme) is called MetroPro from StudioPress.
They have a lot of great themes for bloggers and small businesses. It might be a bit pricey for new bloggers, but it’s very fast, and their support is pretty good. No complaints.
If having a fast website is important to you, then I recommend this combination.
Now, I’m with a lesser-known company called Hostinger.
They’re a lot cheaper, and their customer support is always ready to help out. I’m actually happier with them than Siteground, and the speed is about the same.
You can get shared for $0.80 a month! That’s crazy!
So if you’re looking for a cheap host, I recommend Hostinger.
Click here to check out their shared hosting deals.
Although I consider myself a less-than- amateur photographer, I use a Nikon B700.
It’s a good camera. The zoom is really nice.
My only issue is it takes a long time to transfer files through the USB cable. To solve this issue, I bought a USB SD CARD reader, and I simply take out the SD Card, stick in the reader, and stick the reader into my PC.
The transfer speed is like 20x faster.
For underwater, I use the same action-camera most people use, the GoPro Hero 5.
P.S. GoPro 8 is out, and it almost looks exactly the same as the five, except with much better specs!
Who needs cameras when you can just use your phone? I mean, the picture quality on most modern phones is great.
What I use for quick pictures is my trust Samsung S8 Plus.
It’s been great to me so far, and I’m very happy with it.
Right now, my laptop is probably the lamest. I use a simple, cute, and light C201 Chromebook.
I mean, it was really cheap and it’s small, so I can’t expect that much. Probably the best thing about it is how small and light it is – very portable.
The keyboard is easy to type on too.
To make videos, I use Go Pro Hero 5 Black for underwater and action shots, and my Nikon B700 for everything else.
When I get home, I edit the videos and pictures on my main workstation.
So uploading videos takes awhile, but I usually add pictures to my Instagram wherever I can find Wi-fi.
And that’s it.
Very simple kit. I hope you check out some of the links and buy an item or two!