Recording Platforms for Your Content

Hello, my friend and future millionaire. 

Welcome to this episode of The Money Wheel. 

My name is Kris Hutchinson.

Today I wanted to take a minute and talk to you about recording your content.

There’s a lot of different ways to record, especially if you’re doing an educational video for your course. 

One of the ways that’s most common is probably the talking head, which is what we do for our videos.

It’s just you talking to a camera. 

A few things that you need for this are going to be: obviously a camera, a space to record in, and some decent lighting.

Your camera on your cell phone is probably going to work just fine. 

Cell phones now also have really good microphones.

So that way you can get the best audio recording along with it. 

And for all of your recordings, audio quality is really going to be the key factor.

I can forgive a grainy video, but if the audio is poor and you’re hearing background noises or static, things like that really turn me off when I’m trying to watch a training. You can be a little bit more forgiving for a poor quality video.

Another thing you want to pay attention to is the lighting. 

In our room, we have some decent natural lighting, but we’re also in a pretty big space.

If you’re in a smaller room, like a home office, and you just have the one single overhead light, then you might want to invest in some kind of other lighting. 

You can get umbrella lights or something like that for about $30 or $40 online.

It’s not a huge investment. 

So that’s if you’re actually going to do videos where you’re talking to the camera.

Another option, if you’re doing instructional video, you might want to do an over the shoulder view or a screen-share while you’re working on your computer.

There’s different software programs that you can use for that. 

One of the most common ones that we’ve seen is by using Zoom.

Everyone uses that for telecommunications nowadays, but it has a great screen share, and you can also record your screen while you’re doing it.

So that way you can just hook up your microphone and you can narrate exactly what you’re doing while you’re working on your computer.

The nice thing about Zoom is that it also plays your camera and puts a nice little image of your face down in the bottom corner, if that’s something that you want to share as well. 

The third type of recording that we’ve done is words on the screen, where you are actually narrating the video.

This can be done in a couple of different ways. 

One of the ways that we’ve tried it is: we just record the audio of us teaching and that way we can go back and create the slides to go specifically with what we’re saying on the video.

I like this method a lot better, especially if you’re new to it, because you kind of stumble through things a little bit.

When you go back through the editing process, error editing audio is a lot easier than it is to edit video.

You can splice things, cut up audio, move it around, however you need to. 

And it’s not always going to be as noticeable as it is with a hard cut in a video.

Then once you have your audio sounding good, you can go back through, create your slides and then just drop them into place to match your audio inside of your video editor program.

I know these programs that I’ve mentioned do take some skill to use. 

If that’s something that you’re not comfortable with, there’s always people that you can hire online, or you can ask us for help.

You can contact me at: 

You can reach out to Don at: and we can definitely hook you up with some help with that.

The key thing is to get it recorded, get it done. 

If you need help with the editing on the backend, find someone to help you out.

It doesn’t need to be perfect in the first take. 

It really doesn’t need to be perfect at all. 

You just need to have it done and out there. 

That’s everything I’ve got for today on The Money Wheel.