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    24 Essential Items You Need If You're Thinking Of Starting A Tiktok Channel

    Including affordable clip-on phone lenses that'll make your footage look amazing.

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    1. This portable charger that is the thinnest on the market, ultra light to carry around, charges 1.4x faster than most other powerbanks, and comes with a three year warranty.


    2. A selfie stick that has a 270° rotation head to shoot from every angle, an anti-shake tripod design, a 27.5-inch extension length, and a Bluetooth powered remote. It's also compatible with most phones!

    selfie stick

    3. This ridiculously cute case that makes phones look like retro cameras, and has an over-the-shoulder strap so it's easy to reach your device for quick content creation.

    phone case

    4. This insulated tumbler that will help you stay hydrated while filming, keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, and is practically uniform for all TikTok influencers.

    insulated tumbler

    5. This set of 100 cards that contain over 200 different TikTok challenges to film and upload, from dances to pranks. They can be used for solo inspiration or group fun!

    tiktok challenge cards

    6. This USB microphone that creates high quality audio – it's easy to use, suppresses background noise, and is a great, affordable choice for beginners.

    USB microphone

    7. Or, if you want to splash out, this top-of-the-line wireless microphone and recorder that clips onto lapels for interviews and outdoor skits, works up to five hours after a full charge, and optimises audio instantly.

    wireless clip-on microphone

    8. These viral TikTok leggings that will make a great review post. They're made from compression fabric and accentuate curves with a 'butt scrunch' design.


    9. This smartphone and tablet ring holder that's fully removable and can be used as a phone grip, a kickstand, or even a magnetic car mount.

    ring holder

    10. This ring light phone stand that will help you shoot beautiful videos. It's powered by remote, has three colour lighting modes, and can be adjusted to multiple heights.

    ring light

    11. Or, for really professional-looking footage, a handheld gimble that automatically stabilises phones as they shoot. This one extends to 18cm, and includes 360° panorama, quick-editing, and time-lapse photo modes.


    12. This waterproof case that fits any phone and allows for filming up to 100 feet underwater.

    waterproof phone case

    13. This book that summarises the top social media networks this year and how to build a presence on each of them, alongside strategies and 289 concepts for social posts.

    social media strategy book

    14. This stick-on cable organiser that will keep phone, laptop and ring light chargers tidy.

    cable organiser

    15. This clip on lens set that will instantly upgrade your phone camera footage. It's compatible with iPhone, Samsung, and Huawei, and includes a fish eye lens, macro lens, and wide angle lens.

    clip on lens set

    16. Or, for a little extra, this lens set includes a phone tripod and a telephoto lens that gives up to a 22x zoom. It also features high quality Blu-ray macro, fish-eye, and wide angle lenses.

    lens set

    17. This social media planner that helps organise all the information needed to grow a platform, from hashtags to target audiences.

    social media planner

    18. Or this general planner that will organise everything in one place, from meetings and parties to posting schedules.

    2021 diary

    19. This stand that helps to promote better posture while working on a smartphone. It also has a weighted base and is covered in anti-skid silicone so phones aren't at risk of falling!

    smartphone stand

    20. This colour correcting cream that's a viral TikTok product, and helps counter redness for skin that looks naturally great on camera.

    colour correcting cream

    21. This clip-on ring light that will give great lighting for shooting video on the go. It has three light modes, works with any smartphone, and is rechargeable.

    clip-on ring light

    22. These no heat spiral hair curlers that create beautiful waves without damaging hair, are suitable for all hair types, and make for a great TikTok tutorial.

    hair curlers

    23. This magical heat-sensitive mug that changes colour and shows TikTok-themed artwork when it's filled with tea or coffee.

    tiktok mug

    24. This safe with a timer that will lock phones and tablets away for anything from one minute to ten days, to help take technology breaks (because TikTok influencers need those too!).

    kitchen safe