As it is with everything, a strong foundation is the basis for building anything worthwhile. If your building a recording empire the best place to start is right there on your desktop. Start with the Audio-Technica AT8601 microphone desk stand, add the Audio-Technica ATR2500 USB mic and you're on your way to what may prove to be a very lucrative career. It's compatible with 5/8"-27 threaded stand clamps.
Shown above with the ATR2500-USB (sold seperately)