Tiktok was the most downloaded app last year with 1.5 billion downloads on Apple Store and Google Play.
What makes the app so famous? Unleashing creativity democratically is just one of the key reasons why TikTok is so beloved.
If you are starting out on your own TikTok journey then there isn’t much you will need. Just a basic smartphone. However, if you want to make it big then you may need some basic supplies. Read on to know more.
What is TikTok?
TikTok is a video sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance. You can use it to create short videos from 3-60 seconds. Now, there are brands who are investing in the Hashtag Challenge Plus ad feature, and direct brand collaboration with Tiktok stars.
TikTok is considered suitable for ages above 15+ and should be at least 13 to have a full experience. If anyone below the age of 13, would want to access Tiktok, there is a section that includes additional safety and privacy features.
You can find almost every type of content and every genre of entertainment. Singers, dancers, comedians, artists, and even celebrities post interesting content regularly.
Even you can join in easily. As mentioned, you just need your phone, but if you want to produce high-quality content, we suggest you try out some basic TikTok supplies.
What makes it so popular?
TikTok boasts over 1 billion views a day and that’s a huge number. This leads us to question why people love it so much?
- Availability: TikTok is available in 155 countries, and in 75 languages. Hence, it is easier to access.
- Everyone is a creator: TikTok’s mission is “to capture and present the world’s creativity, knowledge, and precious life moments, directly from the mobile phone. TikTok enables everyone to be a creator, and encourages users to share their passion and creative expression through their videos.”
- Younger audience target: 41% of TikTok users are aged between 16-24. The app targeted the younger audience more efficiently than competitor apps.
- Viral trends: This app has spawned numerous viral trends, internet celebrities, and music trends around the world. Everyone wants to jump on the viral wagon, even if it’s just to get famous.
- Earn by becoming an influencer: It is not a direct incentive by the app per se, but once you get TikTok famous, you can get brand deals and offers, which can turn in some pretty pennies. Charli d’Amelio, the most followed TikToker with 51.4 million followers and over 3 billion likes, earn an estimated $48,199 per post
Basic TikTok supplies for you
Whether you are having fun or serious about showcasing your talent on TikTok, you can use some basic TikTok supplies, to begin with.
Find your light
There are hundreds of lights in the market so why do ring lights are always on basic TikTok supplies checklist? Well, the answer is simple.
The main purpose of ring lights is to cast an even light. Commonly used in videography while capturing a single subject, it reduces shadows in the face. It also minimizes blemishes in the face, while illuminating the eyes. If you’re a makeup artist, you should get one.
Price: AED 128
We understand that you cannot carry the mount everywhere, so we got you the rechargeable mini clip version.
Price: AED 7.49
Macro Ring Flash LED Light
TikTok videos are generally shot as a close-up. Whether you’re a makeup artist or a transition expert this JJC LED-48IO Macro Ring Lighting Unit is your answer to perfectly illuminated closeup. These macro ring lights are basic TikTok supplies if you use DSLR and EVIL cameras. The specially designed ring shape is great for macro photography (close-up).
Price: AED 140.00
Extendable selfie stick and tripod for the Vloggers
If you’re a Vlogger and you absolutely love to record and share your journey on TikTok, this product should be in your basic TikTok supplies list.
Take stunning photographs or videos from angles and distances that weren’t possible with just your arm. Share those magnificent shots with your TikTok fam.
Price: AED 22
Microphone for the singers and ASMR
There are singers and ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) creators on the app as well. Getting yourself a good microphone will provide better audio quality. With good frequency response and precision, it is an excellent choice to record vocals. Coupled with the best laptops, for editing and producing the sound effects, you will be having fun before you know it.
Price: AED 179
A beautiful backdrop for the skit artists
Skits are a major content of TikTok for your page, they range from POVs (point of view) stories to comedy one-liners. You need a beautiful backdrop to go with it. And you can even have a personal shoot with it. The possibilities are endless.
Price: AED 39.99
How to Use Tiktok App?
Still not sure how to work the app? Well, Ethan Wason got you the perfect step by step complete TikTok guide 2020. Learn what factors can make your profile stand out, how to edit videos, make slow-motion videos, earn TikTok coins, and more. Leverage the power of connecting your Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube account to this amazing app in a few steps and in a few minutes without stress.
Price: AED 32.10
TikTok supplies checklist ends here, but here’s an important question.
Can you make money on TikTok?
Of course, you can! How? Influencer Marketing! If you become a TikTok Influencer, you can easily bank on the app. Brands are known to pay $200 to $20,000 per video promoted by influencers. In fact, Jacob Sartorius, an American TikTok star and musician earns a whopping $23,000 per post!
In UAE, you can join Influencer Marketing networks to make the most out of your business. Our recommendation is to join DCMnetwork, MENA’s leading affiliate program. There is no fee entailed, and all you have to do is sign up as a publisher. Once you do, you will get top local and international brands seeking to be promoted by you. However, this is a performance marketing network, so how much money you make depends on your reach and performance.
Happy TikTok journey. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.