Best Compact Video Recorders For Posting Videos Online

If you have been considering recording videos to generate passive income your probably going to want a compact video recorder. Many of these record as well as or better than the more traditional camcorders and they are easier to download to Youtube or Revver.

Since I was doing some research online recently regarding mini camcorders I have become more knowledgeable through the process. You really have lots of options to choose from but I have uncovered three which are inexpensive, have quality video, and easy to download video online.

1. Kodak Mini Video Camera – This is the camcorder I ended up buying used for $35 with shipping included. Since it is a 3rd of the price of the other two highly rated camcorders I figured this was a inexpensive version with high ratings.

I have to say that the Kodak is very nice and is very easy to use. You simply press record and can watch what your recording on the reverse side and then save. The USB fitting comes right out of the camcorder and plugs into your computer. The recording video is automatically installed when you first connect the camcorder to your computer.

I really liked how easy it was to download video directly to Youtube, very easy to do. An added bonus is that this Kodak is very thin and small about the size of a credit card and almost as thin as one.

Overall, a very good deal.

2. Flip Ultra HD Video Camera(3rd Generation) – This is the latest and greatest flip camcorder out there right now and at a little more than $100 a pretty good deal. This is another compact camcorder that is said to have very high quality video.

3. Flip Ultra HD Video Camera (2nd Generation) – The older version of the above but still very good you can buy them used for under $100 with most of the benefits you would expect in a top model camcorder.

You really can’t go wrong buying any of these mini camcorders since they all have excellent reviews on Amazon, an inexpensive price, and quality video. If you have been considering creating online videos for passive income or just to post them these are excellent choices.

Forget C.D.’s, These Stocks Get Real Returns

Anyone that is investing in Certificate of Deposits (C.D.’s) can tell you that the returns are horrible right now. Banks are currently offering less than 1% to 1.5% depending on the C.D. maturity date. This rate of return is not even keeping up with inflation so your actually losing real purchasing power.

I realize that C.D.’s provide safety but at what price? Your guaranteed to lose money at the current rates they are paying. A wiser move may be to invest in some steady earning companies that pay a nice fat dividend instead. In addition to the much higher income you also get the possibility of appreciation in the share price.

Even if the share price drops your income should not be effected and many of the smarter investors look to buy more shares at a discount. There are some very good companies that pay 5% or higher dividends including:

1. Duke Energy (DUK) – This is an energy company operating in the U.S. under three sectors, franchised gas and electric, commercial power, and international energy. The stock is trading at $18.83/share and has an annual dividend of $1.00 (5.3% yield).

2. Elli Lilly – (LLY) – This is a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The stock is trading at $37.53/share and has an annual dividend of $1.96 (5.2% yield).

3. Vodaphone (VOD) – Vodafone Group plc provides mobile communications in Europe, Africa, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and the United States. The stock is trading at $26.72/share and has an annual dividend of $1.92 (7.3% yield).

4. Starwood Property Trust (STWD)– This is a real estate investment trust, primarily focuses on originating, investing in, financing, and managing commercial mortgage loans. The stock is trading at $20.51/share and has an annual dividend of $1.76 (8.8% yield).