The Creator Economy is big and getting bigger! Video creation is part of that economy and YouTube, Tik Tok and Reels play big roles. You do not need anything but your mobile phone to create video content to make a splash and to create content as part of the creator economy.
However, as you grow and get fancy, you may want to up your game! I recently started creating content as a quarantine creator last May and currently manage a club called Rising YouTuber Club dedicated to helping YouTube creators narrow the learning curve and bridging the information gap. One common question my and my co-moderators get when we host rooms inside the audio-only app, Clubhouse, is what tools other than their phones they can use to create content, edit and manage their YouTube accounts.
Whether you are starting out or already have a channel, you may need resources and tools to help you create, organize, grow, market and promote your YouTube Channel.
Here are the tools we recommend.
VIDEO CONTENT PLANNING RESOURCES
VIDIQ is a data driven tool that will help you identify content/keywords to create videos around to help you rank in search traffic, track competitors, grab tags of similar videos to yours, create better thumbnails to increase your click thru rate Start FREE!
Canva is a desktop and mobile application that provides over 10K graphic design templates including many captivating & engaging templates for channel banners, thumbnails and more by graphic designers. Sign up FREE!
Use Crello to help you design eye-catching thumbnails that will get people to stop the scroll. Sign Up Free.
Jay Jay uses this speech to text transcription and translation app which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to create accurate captions for her YouTube videos. It’s great for recording voice overs that you can sync to tutorial content. Sign Up Free!
Manage and keep track every step of your YouTube task from content ideas to production, editing, thumbnail creation, publication and marketing using the Asana workflow system. A good workflow system will help you avoid burnouse and stay consistent The free tier is very robust!
CAPTION & VOICE OVER
Caption your videos or use Rev to record your video voice overs. Try it Free!
VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE
EASY TURNKEY EDITING
Filmora editing software is among the easiest startup software for new YouTubers and creators. It has easy to add customized transitions, effects and more!
Camtasia is one of the most powerful video editing software for Windows computers. It’s great for creating tutorials, and other talking head content.
HIGH FUNCTIONING FREE EDITOR
DaVinci Resolve is a color correction and non-linear video editing application for macOS, Windows, and Linux. Although it isn’t necessarily the easiest to use, training on it will give you the foundation for mastering more advanced and non-entry level editing software
FINAL CUT PRO
Final Cut Pro, previously Final Cut Pro X, is a professional non-linear video editing application published by Apple Inc. as part of their Pro Apps family of software programs. This software is used among the top You Tubers