Internet Marketers love to learn new things and generally love new gadgets and tools to make life easier. Most work at home businesses can use new tools and gadgets to improve efficiency. Here is a list of the top wish list ideas for work at home businesses and internet marketers.
Kodak Zi8 Video Camera is perfect for shooting videos for YouTube and doing ad hock interviews. It has an external microphone jack and that really comes in handy during filming and interviews. The video quality is good and it records in HD. I personally use the Canon HF 10 camera, yet this video camcorder is highly recommended by my friends and is more popular than the Flip camera due to the external microphone jack and expandable SD/SDHC card slot up to 32 GB
Canon Powershot SD 1300 IS Point and shoot camera. I have the older SD1100IS model and it works great. I take it to all the Tweetups and to events. It takes great clear pictures and does pretty good for video also. It is really small and the battery lasts for months depending on how many pictures you take. I find that I take this with me on every hike, bike ride or just about any day trip since I love to have a camera with me all the time. I find that the Canon Digital Rebel SLR camera is awesome, yet it just too big to ring with me everywhere. Highly recommended.
Canon Powershot G12 Point and Shoot camera. This is a professional model and is even used by wedding photographers and professionals as the camera of choice when the Digital SLR is just to big and cumbersome. I am getting this camera to have a little more professional shots while still having the small size and light weight. It is a bit pricey, yet it is a high end camera that delights everyone that uses it. It takes HD videos, and overall is highly recommended for the more discerning photographer.
Canon VIXIA HF 20 Video Camcorder is totally awesome. It is a high end camcorder for the Internet Marketers that want the best in class for the gadgets and camera they use. I have the older model and totally love it. It has a long battery life, uses removable Flash memory SD cards to store the video on so it is very light weight and super easy to transfer videos to your Mac or PC.
Peachtree Audio iDecco Stereo integrated Amplifier with Tube Pre-Amp and iPod dock. You want to listen to tunes in your home office and nothing does it better than this little unit with a iPod dock and a tube preamplifier. This is a bit esoteric, yet I love audio and this is on my wish list. Tubes sound better than transistors and they really help digital music sound more real and silky. It is a bit pricey, yet if you enjoy a really good sounding stereo system then this is the unit for you. Just add speakers and you are set to go. Highly recommended.
The Amazon Kindle is a really nice reading device. The books cost less on Kindle than in hardcover. My wife has one and loves it. I find it is easier to read books on than on the iPad because it is specially designed to be perfect for reading books. It comes in a 9″ that I recommend, and a 6″ that is less expensive and smaller for taking with you everywhere. Highly recommended.
Facebook Marketing an Hour a Day by Mari Smith. This is the book I am starting to read today. Facebook has come very far in becoming a destination place and this book will provide the ideas to implement a Facebook Strategy for your Business. I am very lucky to have an autographed copy by Mari. Thank you Mari you are the best. You can check out Mari’s Facebook Fan page to see a nice design and learn from the Facebook expert.
Influence – Science and Practice by Robert Chialdini. This is a must read for anyone doing any selling or running a business. I just finished this book today and it is easy to read and understand. The ideas presented here may save you money by understanding the key psychological persuasion tactics salespeople use to get the sale. You will also be able to use the tactics in your own selling. Highly recommended.
The Web Traffic Book by Ross Goldberg with Mari Smith as contributor. I have this book on my wish list. Ross Goldberg knows traffic and SEO and I expect this book to be filled with high powered tactics and processes to get more visitors to your web page, blog, Facebook Fan page or any internet location you choose. I expect it will cover search engine marketing, research strategies, social marketing, video marketing, paid traffic, and linking strategies.
Step Into the Spotlight!- ‘Cause ALL Business is Show Business! by Tsufit is a fantastic book recommended to me by Coach Deb the owner of Quansite. I have read this book and it is really good! This is a good book to read twice, implementing all the strategies the second time through. This is a very useful guide with new information and has easy to follow steps to branding and getting noticed. Highly recommended.
Audio Technica AT2020 USB Computer Microphone High Quality Microphone for your computer. It plugs into the USB port on a Mac or a Windows computer. This is the same microphone I have on my desk right now. It works excellent and produces great audio for live or recording purposes. This is the same microphone Bob the Teacher uses for his Internet Marketing Training. I have not personally compared it to the Blue microphone, or Blue Ball Microphone yet it looks great and works excellent. I use a Nady MPF-6 6-Inch Clamp On Microphone Pop Filter as you see in the picture with the blue light on the AT2020 behind the pop filter.
Audio-Technica ATR-35S Lavalier Microphone This is a great little microphone that is perfect for use with the Kodak Zi8 or Canon HF-20 above. This is recommended by Mike Koenigs. I have one and it is well built and works great. I suggest getting some extra batteries when you buy this lavalier microphone. I like this 10 pack of Everready LR44 button batteries. Mike suggested having extra batteries in case you forget to turn off the microphone as it stays on until it is turned off. It is very reasonably priced so not having an automatic off feature is no big deal.
SMK-Link VP4910 RemotePoint Presentation Remote This is on my wish list. It is a remote control for computers. It is used while making videos or presentations. This presenter will change the slides and has a couple programmable buttons to do other things like change the speed of the tele prompter. It’s a bit pricey yet it is the one I saw Mike Moenigs using in hid studio. Mike also recommends the Kensington 33374 Wireless Presenter and it is a lot less expensive. In some cases you may be able to use your computers remote control like a Apple remote. I ahve not used a presenter yet so I am not sure how much the presenter will differently, yet if Mike recommends it is must be the way to go. Mike Koenigs is famous for his Traffic Geyser Video Distribution Software. I am a member of Traffic Geyser and Main Street marketing Machines and presenters are a tool recommended in the training.
Dragon Dictate 2.0 for Mac I have this on my wish list to write articles and blog posts faster by just talking and having the computer do the typing for me. Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium 11 is the same voice to speech software for windows computers. Technology is great and the thought of just rambling along and having all y words created into a document like a word document sounds exciting.
Apple TV I love my Apple TV. I listen to my podcasts on my TV streaming from my computer itunes library. It is great to watch your marketing or self help videos on your TV. It streams any video you have added to your iTunes library. I use it for streaming Netflix movies also. It is a nice item to have in your office even if you just use it to get internet radio. There are hundreds of internet radio stations all categorized by music type. I wrote a Apple TV review “Why Buy the Apple TV – The Internet TV Player“. This is not a huge productivity tool, yet it is a nice to have a would make a great gift.
Stanley Battery Operated Electric Stapler I just added this to my wish list because my old electric battery operated stapler wore out. I love it and it saves you wrists from the continual stapling.. Perfet for any office home or enterprise. Ergonomically correct way to staple and no wires because of the battery operation.
Swingline Commercial Electric 3 Hole Punch, 20 Sheet Capacity, 3 Hole, 74525 I have this hole punch and it is totally awesome. I like to file my notes in binders so this is the perfect companion for just about any home office. This is great for Internet Marketers because they need a way to organize all the training material and e-books. This unit works perfect and is highly recommended.
Mobile Marketing M-Card Mobile Marketing is really taking off. Go Green and get an electronic business Card called a M-Card. I have one and love it. Text message ClayFranklin to phone number 90210 on your smart phone to see how quickly your get my information. Mobile Marketing is totally Awesome. These plans start at under $15 a month with your very own Keyword at 90210 mobile marketing. The very best present would be to buy your favorite Internet Marketer or Home Based Business person there own business with iZigg so they can add selling Mobile Media as another product they offer to clients. Highly recommended.
What would you add to this list?