The world is evolving at a much faster pace than we can ever imagine. Everyday there is a new technological advancement revolutionizing the way we are living, eating, sleeping and even educating.

My journey as a digital coach started in year 2017 when I was taking Yoga Sessions for my students through SKYPE. At that time Skype was the only way i knew to conduct video calls Internationally. Today in 2020, its an all different game. Everyone is learning on Mobiles and Laptops instead of conventional Classrooms.

Here are few technological investments I made after much analysis on how i can serve better to my students and customers.

Softwares

1.Bluehost

A good web hosting platform helps in running a website smoothly. Bluehost is an industry leader for Hosting websites.

I chose Shared Web Hosting. It is cheaper and covers all features needed for a basic safe and secure website.

I opted for Choice Plus plan because of additional features it offers. You can checkout the features and choose a cheaper plan also.

Features I loved:

  • Unlimited Domain Hosting
  • 24/7 Expert Support is really helpful when there is updates on WordPress or technical issues with Plugins. They always helped me resolve the issue immediately.
  • Easy step by step self installation process
  • 24×7 Website Uptime (for me)
  • No hidden costs. Buy discounted Annual plan.
Check out the latest offer price and deals by Bluehost. Click image below.

2. Teachable

Easily build a beautiful private course website, share your knowledge, and be rewarded for it.

Teachable is Super Awesome Online Coaching platform. Its very clean and easy to use. You can create unlimited courses and add unlimited students starting just $29 per month. You can upgrade plans as you expand and switch to some cool features.

Features I loved:

  • Simple Design with Customization
  • Private Access to Each student
  • Unlimited Courses
  • Unlimited Students
  • Integrated Easy Payment Portal
  • Automated Emails
  • Easy integration with Primary Website

3. GetResponse

GetResponse is world’s easiest Email Marketing tool.

Features I loved:

  • Simple way to List Building
  • Forms and Surveys Templates
  • Landing Page Feature – I designed my simple landing pages here.
  • Autoresponders – Automatically send emails to your list as scheduled. Very helpful whenever someone registers for my webinar, they start receiving emails automatically.
  • Free Pictures to design pages
  • Webinar Hosting Option
  • Many more options to try

4. Zoom

Zoom is the Top Video Conferencing Apps. Best of the best companies have been using it because of its easy functionalities.

Features I loved:

  • Easy to Use
  • Install the App and start meeting people
  • Lots of cool features to organize a meeting
  • FREE Plan for upto 40 min meetings

5. Instamojo

Collecting payments seamlessly and generating constant Cash flows is the most essential area for any Entrepreneur. I found Instamojo very powerful for Indian Market and is truly the best in industry. Lot of Data Analytics and lead collection is also a part of this system.

Features I loved:

  • Easy To Collect Instant Payment
  • Create Instant Payment links
  • Create an online Product Store without any technical help
  • Scheduled payouts as per the plan selected
  • Efficient and Fast Customer Care
  • Referral Program is truly awesome
  • Its FREE no rentals, pay only fixed transaction fees per transaction

Hardwares

1. HD Quality Webcam

A high definition webcam is essential for having live online sessions, meetings or webinars. Regular Webcam in our Laptops have mostly low in resolution thus the image is not clear.

You must look natural (and awesome) in video calls. Thus investing in HIGH Definition Webcam must be on top of your list.

After much analyses and reading plenty of reviews, I narrowed down to Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam. It is indeed the best available Webcam in the market at present.

Features I loved:

  • Full HD 1080p video calling (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Light Weight and Looks Awesome
  • Video compression
  • Built in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction
  • Automatic low light correction (Works even in low room lighting)
  • Tripod ready universal clip fits laptops, LCD or monitors
  • Comes with a mini table Tripod
I bought it from Amazon and it was delivered to me within 3 days. Check out the best price and deals here

Second Option:

I am using Logitech C922 (above) but as its demand has grown over last few months the its not easily available in market and prices have increased. However, I still recommend Logitech as a good brand to stick with.

To start your coaching process you can invest money in this  Logitech B525 HD webcam and achieve similar quality and video output.

 Choose whichever you like the best, if investing for long term go for Logitech C922

If buget is an issue go for Logitech B525 as its powerful and affordable (click below to know more)

2. Microphone

A collar mic to is essential to record videos with clear sound quality. I use it for recording my coaching videos and Youtube videos. Boya is an industry leader in Microphone technology and is also affordable for beginners. Boya BY-M1  is my choice to start with.

Features I loved:

  • Designed for Smartphones, DSLR, Camcorders, Audio recorders PC etc., it is perfect for video use.
  • 6-meter long cable (helpful in maintaining a distance from camera)
  • It has a Velcro for cable management. So, not a difficult task to keep the lengthy wire under control.
  • Clip-on mic
  • Works best in noise free zones. 
  • Noise from background can be adjusted though DSLR Camera settings or using sound recording softwares.

Check out the best current price for Boya BY-M1 here.

3. LED Lights

Lighting is an essential part of any video recording or even live calling. You face must be visible and expressions communicated.

I found Osaka as a good quality product within decent budget. Osaka OS 300 Mark III 

I use a white diffusion umbrella (bought separately) along with this LED lighting to make my videos.

Features I loved:

  • Color temperature can be adjusted from 3200K (Warm White) to 5600K (Cool White)
  • Brightness is very good to suite any dark conditions.
  • Light has a solid cold shoe mount which can be used to attach with any video camera or DSLR or even any with tripod.
  • Build quality is very good when compared to other lights available in the market.
  • Battery with charger. It charges fast and works for upto 3 hours.
  • It has a battery indicator from 00 to 99%(here 99 means full and 00 means empty). So I know when to charge.
  • Option to directly connect power cord (bought separately)

Check out the best discounted price for this light.

4. Earphones

For regular callings on phone or video calls having a high quality hands-free earphone is a must. I choose the best of the best to ensure smooth calling every time.

Apple EarPods with 3.5mm Headphone Plug are indeed the best available in market. The sound quality is crystal clear. Apple indeed works hard on aesthetics and technology.

Features I loved:

  • The mic is high above close to mouth to avoid loss of sound.
  • Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear. 
  • The speakers inside the EarPods have been engineered to maximize sound output and minimize sound loss, which means you get high-quality audio.
  • The EarPods also include a built-in remote that lets you adjust the volume, control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord.
  • Its APPLE product…. do you still need to think??

5. Bluetooth Earphones

For regular video calls having a high quality hands-free bluetooh earphone is a must. I choose the best of the best to ensure smooth calling every time.

Jabra Elite 25E with wireless Bluetooth Headphone is very convenient. I have been using it since last three years now. The sound quality is crystal clear. Jabra is a premium brand with latest technological advancements.

Features I loved:

    • Upto 18 hours of battery time is very important

    • Easily connects to mobile or laptop bluetooth

    • Wind and water resistant provide amazing durability while on-the-go

    • Lightweight and very convenient for my travels

    • Exceptional crystal clear sound quality from 10mm speakers engineered for immersive audio

 

Wishing you a Super Awesome Digital  Journey. Feel free to connect, if I can help you in any way.

Try to learn as much of technical and DO IT YOURSELF. Because it will empower you towards a successful Digital Coach. Freedom starts from knowing your systems.

To your abundance,

Sumit Upreti

 


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