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😎 My ''Home Studio'' that Generates 6-Figure Business

6-Figure? – Honestly, I never like “Money talk” at all but that “Figure” really changed my life and my family’s life financially and much more. It also changed the way I see the world, the way I see myself and the way I live.

Quick timeline about my journey:

[2008] – I migrated to Australia from Vietnam and studied Accounting and Finance in Melbourne. Then I graduated but could not find a job in this area.

[2011] – Luckily, I got a full-time job as a software engineer with good salary. I worked here till end of 2015.

[2015] – I founded Code4Startup as a small side project (the Tweet beside). By the time, we lived in a small 1-bedroom apartment. It was just a simple website (I built with Ruby on Rails) teaching people how to code. I started with just a Macbook + Apple headphones to record the screencasts and combined them into an online course.

Seeing the great sales from my early courses, especially the success of my first Kickstarter (A$25,000 funded), I quit my job and turned my side project to a serious business by end of 2015.

[2016 – 2018] – I changed Code4Startup to the subscription business and it really got off the ground since then. MRR (Monthly Recurring Revenue) gradually passed $10K milestone, then $15K and $20K+. Along with that, I run another 2 successful Kickstarter campaign for UberEats (A$81,000) and Airbnb 2 (A$106,000).

[2017] – Our Australian dream came true. We finally bought a 3-bedroom house – our Home Sweet Home (Yay!). I now have my new “Home Studio” with cool stuffs that I share down below. You don’t need to have them all, it’s just for preferences.

[2019] – And here I am. I can’t wait to see our success in 2019  🍻

Blue Yeti USB Microphone - $95.55

Blue is one of the most recognized companies in the USB microphone world, and the Yeti provides you with excellent quality and performance. It is one of the most popular microphones for podcasters, streamers and online course creators due to its excellent recording capability and affordable price tag.

As you can see in the photo, I’ve been using this great tool for all of my courses.

Rode Microphone Boom Arm - $99

The Blue Yeti doesn’t fit to the standard arm. With the Blue Yeti mic (heavy one), you need a phenomenal mic stand and this Rode PSA1 Microphone Boom Arm is the one. Is it pricey? Yes, but the quality is AMAZING.

What I love about this stand is that it can adjust in any way, shape or form, and the arm is quite long and can reach a decent distance.

Blue Radius II Microphone Shock Mount - $45

I was picking up a lot of noise from typing on the keyboard while recording screencasts. That’s why I bought this to use during my recording to help reduce unwanted noise and the mic doesn’t pick up any vibrations anymore.

I highly recommend this shock mount to anyone looking to get rid of unwanted vibrations.

Logitech C922X Pro Stream Webcam - $68

I’ve had this webcam for a year and with the price, it’s hard to beat. This wide-screen HD webcam can do video calling at 1080p. It also does H264 compression within the webcam and the great thing about it is that now this is the most commonly used video format for recording, compressing and streaming video content.

It’s great for creating your screencast, Facebook live stream, etc.

Smart Standing Desk - $299

This height adjustable standing desk – SmartDesk 2 Home Edition was designed to make both standing and sitting natural parts of your day. We, as programmers, usually sit all day long and that causes a lot of health risks. I’ve been using smart desk for 3 years now and it works great!

A properly adjusted sit-stand desk encourages good posture and regular movement, so you look and feel better all day, every day. It’s worth the price of $299!

Rain Design mStand Laptop Stand - $39.99

This laptop stand suits my 15” Macbook Pro perfectly with nice matching aluminum material. It’s at a great height and incline for typing and the whole thing is great with my iMac as they are synced together.

It has been a real game changer for me. My Macbook Pro is absolutely perfect with this stand and has the advantage that it goes with me when I travel.

IKEA Artificial Potted Plant - $4.99

FEJKA artificial potted plants that don’t require a green thumb. Perfect when you have better things to do than water plants and tidy up dead leaves.

It’s beautiful to have a bit of GREEN on your working desk, just like mine Seedling on Google Android 9.0

For your local location, check here.

IKEA Bamboo Plant Pot - $7.99

Simply use it for the above artificial Potted Plant and it makes perfect sense.

You will ❤️ your working station for sure with just this simple decoration.

For your local location, check here.