Grow Your YouTube Channel With These Tools

Grow Your YouTube Channel With These Tools


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

KEYWORD RESEARCH

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!

CHANNEL BANNER

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!

THUMBNAIL TEMPLATES

Use Crello to help you design eye-catching thumbnails that will get people to stop the scroll. Sign Up Free.

CAPTION

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!

CHANNEL WORKFLOW

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!

WINDOWS EDITING

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

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

That’s it! Hop that is helpful!

Canon M50

A popular camera that a lot of new YouTubers use. Hawa and Jay Jay both use this camera.

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless

This is the Sony camera preferred by a lot of video content creators as a start up camera

Deity Lapel Mic

Jay Jay uses this wired lapel mic which improves the sound quality of videos and is perfect for talking head sit-down videos

NEEWER RING LIGHT KIT

The Neewer brand of ring lights is among the most durable and sturdy. The light’s circumference is 18″ & a stand that rises to 5 feet or 155cm.

NEEWER DESK TRIPOD

For your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, Neewer makes this super sturdy, high quality awesome desk tripod.

Targus 66′ Tripod

This adjustable tripod Jay Jay uses is designed to stabilize most digital cameras and camcorders and is great for photographer of all levels of experience.

Aduro U-Stream Selfie Stick Tripod 51

Use this extendable selfie stick for vlogging or capturing moments with your mobile phone, or using it as a dashboard or desk mounted camera for talking head videos

Canon EOS 24mm Pancake Lens

Use this lens with your Canon M50 to create depth to field ratio & that blurring effect for your sit down and in front of camera videos

Zhiyun – Crane M2 3-in-1 Handheld Stabilizer

If your channel involves action shots, adventure, vlogging, pranks, and any other activity that involved a lot of high motion movement, it’s a good idea to invest in an image stabilizer to improve your video quality & watchhours.

JOBY On-Camera Vlogging mic

Connect this mic to your mobile phone or DSLR or mirrorless camera to improve the sound & audio quality of your videos

Merkury Neon Flex LED Strip

RGB up lighting gives your YouTube studio an electrifying feels

That’s it! Hop that is helpful!
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Jay Jay Ghatt is also editor at Techyaya.com, founder of the JayJayGhatt.com and JayJayGhatt.com where she teaches online creators how to navigate digital entrepreneurship and offers Do-It-For-You Blogging Service. She manages her lifestyle sites BellyitchBlog, Jenebaspeaks and JJBraids.com and is the founder of BlackWomenTech.com 200 Black Women in Tech On Twitter. Her biz podcast 10 Minute Podcast is available on iTunes and Player.fm. Follow her on Twitter at @Jenebaspeaks. Buy her templates over at her legal and business templates on Etsy shop!

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