What are the best resources for becoming a Youtuber?

Did you know that PewDiePie, the world's most famous Youtuber, has over 100 million followers and 20 billion views of his videos? But remember: He started at zero. So take a look at this awesome list of resources for becoming a Youtuber and start gathering subscribers today!

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    #1Youtube Creator Hub

    Youtube Creator Hub
    Youtube Creator Hub is the first step for anyone who wants to start on Youtube. It includes a benefit program with several rewards after getting a concrete number of subscribers.
    Websites

    Free

    Austin Peterson
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "I checked out Youtube Creator Hub and it taught me everything I needed to know about how to become a Youtuber! It helped me understand how to make the best videos that would get the most views while still being economical to create. It helped me understand how I could retain viewers and keep them coming back for more. It taught me how to interact with my regular viewers in order to make them feel special and engaged! Overall it was a wonderful resource for me and really helped me accomplish this goal!"
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    #2Tubular Labs

    Tubular Labs

    Tubular Labs is a real-time audience dashboard that helps digital creators to understand their audience and improve their products. 

    Websites

    Free

    Randy Pearson
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I was interested in finding resources for becoming a YouTuber to share gaming vidros. My goal for the channel was to start posting content to monetize and gain followers. I looked into Tubular Labs YouTube Creator Dashboard and saw that it had very powerful tools like alerts when someone influential follows me, collaborator matching, benchmarking, and sell-sheet generation. All in all, I think this will be a good product for me."
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    #3Youtube Creator Academy

    Youtube Creator Academy
    Youtube Creator Academy hosts Youtube official courses to help people to turn into youtubers. You can learn how to rock with a gaming channel or start playing with virtual reality.
    Course

    Free

    Larry Anderson
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "Youtube Creator Academy is a fantastic resource to learn the basics of becoming a successful Youtuber. I has lessons for all the basic skills as well as more advanced ideas such as branding. I would definitely recommend someone wanting to learn the basics of being a Youtuber to check this out."
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    #4Elgato Game Capture HD

    Elgato Game Capture HD
    A great starting point gadget for anyone that wants to start a gaming channel. You can record and upload gaming footage for consoles, PC and mobile devices.
    Software

    Windows

    Price varies depending of the model

    Vishal Patil
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "This site is rather targeted for a certain type of youtuber, so whether it solves a problem will be based entirely on what type of content you plan to produce. That said, if you plan to stream and record video games or other online visuals, this site sells a potentially useful item for you."
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    #5YT Talk

    YT Talk
    YT Talk is an open forum to gather and help youtube content creators. There's sub-forums for monetization, writing, editing, copyright claims... For everything!
    Websites

    Free

    Brian Watson
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "YT Talk really helped me getting started on finding ways to get started and find the resources I need to start my own YouTube channel. My channel is based upon my love, passion, and knowledge for fishing. Before YT Talk, I didn't know where to start in order to get my YouTube channel going. In the first month, I have found many helpful tips and tricks that have allowed me to convert my passion/hobby, into a small information database with several subscribers. From here, I only see my channel getting more successful and growing in popularity amongst the outdoor community."
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    #6iMovie

    iMovie

    iMovie is a video editing software application. Browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Walter Carr
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "I definitely recommend this movie-making software. It's very easy to use and perfect for anyone looking to create, edit and publish videos on Youtube or other media-sharing sites. You can make very professional videos for you Youtube channel, and it doesn't take much learning. Interface is clean and simple. I highly recommend this."
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    #7vidIQ Vision for YouTube

    vidIQ Vision for YouTube
    vidIQ Vision for YouTube is a Chrome extension that uncovers all the data behind a Youtube video. It's great to discover why a video has been a success or a failure.
    Online Tools

    Free

    Chao Hu
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "I have been wanting to start uploading youtube vids for fun and profit for awhile now. I found vidIQ when searching for help and found all the graphs very helpful in reading what works and does not work well for me with youtube!"
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    #8YouTube Masterclass - Your Complete Guide to YouTube

    YouTube Masterclass - Your Complete Guide to YouTube
    A Complete guide to starting a YouTube channel, getting more views & subscribers, and building a brand with videos!
    Course

    $10.7

    Larry Campbell
    Written on February 27, 2017
    "I was ready to start a YouTube channel on how to be amazing at MTurk, but I had no clue where to begin. Thankfully, I was lead to YouTube Masterclass! At only $200, I was able to learn how to build my brand and have a ton of followers! With on demand videos and a lifetime access, I am sure to become the next YouTube sensation!"
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    #9Tubular Insights

    Tubular Insights
    One of the most popular and complete marketing blogs specialized in  news, analysis, tips and trends about online video. Its goal: "to guide internet marketers and video content producers towards best practices and online video services that suit their needs".
    Websites

    Free

    Justin May
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "Wow! When I first opened this site I almost backed out because it was so "in your face" with high intensity visuals. On further exploring the site though I was glad I stayed. There is an abundance of information here on all aspects of youtubing, well worth a visit by anyone interested in getting started or extending their audience reach. Be forewarned though...your visit won't be brief, expect to become immersed in all this site offers!"
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    #10VideoHive

    VideoHive
    This resources page includes more than 400.000 video effects and stock footage totally royalty free. Its perfect to create your own videos
    Websites

    Free

    Vivaan Jhadav
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This site gives a massive amount of video templates and stock footage. This has the potential to be really useful to me if I want to become a Youtuber, because it appears that there is a lot there, both free and paid, that would really enhance my videos. It is a very specific type of resource though, and as someone wanting to become a Youtuber I'd also want some more general startup ideas."
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    #11VivaVideo

    VivaVideo

    VivaVideo is a free video editing app where you can easily create professional-looking video stories within a few taps, such as montage, memes, collage, loop clips and duet videos. The app is available on Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gary Daniels
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "Powerful and easy to learn tool for editing multimedia, adding transitions, titles, audio and effects. I was impressed with its video editing and cutting, and the variety of formats and platforms available for export. The ads are annoying though, and some negative reviews about the paid upgrade still having ads in made me decide against upgrading to the Pro version."
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    #12VideoShow

    VideoShow

    VideoShow is one of the most powerful movie editor and slideshow intro maker apps in the whole world, where you can share no crop videos among YouTube, Instagram, Facebook-WhatsApp, Google+, Vine, Snapchat, Facebook, Line, and many more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Devansh Das
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "So, I was having trouble with getting professional quality videos for my new YouTube channel on MTurking. I had searched all over trying to find something that would work for a newbie like myself. I stumbled upon VideoShow Video Editor and am now in love! Even someone who is a considered a noob, will be able to have their videos turn out like a pro. I highly recommend this program."
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    #13Video Editing Training Tutorials

    Video Editing Training Tutorials
    In these courses, you will find all the most professional tools and tips for creating and editing your own videos.
    Course

    $14.95- Varies by plan - Free trial available

    Ramón Hurtado
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "I have always enjoyed watching web media. Although, technology can intimidate me at times. I am intrigued by learning new concepts and techniques. I was pleased to find such a vast array of of resources for creating video tutorials. Now all I have to do is overcome my fear of technology and dig into to the wealth of resources at my finger tips. "
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    #14Make Money Online with Your Videos

    Make Money Online with Your Videos
    A complete guide to creating and selling stock video footage at microstock agencies.
    Books

    Check price

    Ayaan Jain
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "If you want to make some extra money from Youtube, I would highly recommend "Making Money Online with Your Videos". This book is full of helpful details and ideas that have you self reflecting and coming up with your own ideas to success while giving you the right tools to succeed."
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    #15YouTube Essential Training

    YouTube Essential Training
    Learn how to start an account, build a following, promote videos on Facebook and Twitter, and shoot and edit film specifically for a YouTube audience.
    Course

    Free- 10 Days Free Trial

    Ricardo Venegas
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "I've been thinking about starting a review channel for months and Youtube Essential Training was exactly what I needed to get started. I now feel confident, knowledgeable and ready to start my channel. Entertaining and informative. Jason covered all the bases, answered my questions and addressed issues I hadn't thought of, as well. "
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    #16Audio Jungle

    Audio Jungle
    Audio Jungle is a resources page with more than 400.000 tracks and sounds. All of them royalty free
    Websites

    Price varies according of what you want

    Robert Holland
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "Audio Jungle has given me an opportunity to learn how to do things such as audio production and music mixes, which helps me greatly with becoming a Youtuber. I highly recommend giving them a try"
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    #17Windows Movie Maker

    Windows Movie Maker
    With Windows Movie Maker, you can quickly turn your photos and videos into polished movies. Add special effects, transitions, sound, and captions to help tell your story. Share the movie with friends and family.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Francisco Paredes
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "I needed to edit a video of my 3rd ultrasound to make it smaller to upload into Facebook. I use this program to shorten the video up and delete some of the slow parts to make it more interesting for my friends and family to watch. They really enjoyed the special video of my future daughter that I made thanks to this program!"
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    #18PowerDirector

    PowerDirector

    PowerDirector is a video and photo editor app, with timeline video editing feature, and free video effects like slow motion, voice over, and action. The users can share their produced videos on YouTube, Vine, and many more platforms.

    Apps

    Android, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tyler Delgado
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "I have recently started a Youtube channel, but my video editing skills are not very refined. I wanted to produce high quality videos like my favorite Youtubers. I was so glad I found the PowerDirector Video Editor App! Now I can edit my videos quickly on my phone and turn out professional quality work for my channel."
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    #19Reddit

    Reddit

    Reddit is an online internet community that is built by people who share the same interest. It features more than a thousand communities sharing funny jokes, the on-going trends, business, and many more. It is available on different platforms.

    Websites

    Free

    Stephen Romero
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "This solution is not useful at all. The webpage is the front page of one of the larger sites on the internet, and while the tips requested by the problem might be somewhere on the site, there is no indication of where to look."
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    #20[TUTORIAL] How To Make A Video - Making Effective "How To" YouTube Videos (Tutorial)

    [TUTORIAL] How To Make A Video - Making Effective "How To" YouTube Videos (Tutorial)
    In this video, you can watch how to create effective videos for Youtube.
    Videos

    Free

    Edward Vasquez
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "Just about the only skill I have in this world is playing guitar. I like teaching so I wanted to make some videos showing how to do what I do. But I had no idea how to make a good video. This "how-to" video on making "how-to" videos was a great introduction. It gave me a lot think about. When I post my first instructional, it'll be 100% more focused and professional than if I hadn't seen this."
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    #21Camtasia

    Camtasia

    Camtasia is a video-editor that enables users to produce stunning videos without being a professional video editor. This drag-and-drop editor easily lets users create remarkable videos by adding eye-catching animations, music, and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $249

    Dan Xu
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "Long and winded videos aren't appealing to YT audience. That's why montages and compilations are still popular despite the theme being in existence for a while now. Tho not that big of a YouTuber, I use Camtasia to make funny comps of my CS:GO and Fortnite gameplays. This software is a must-have for any budding YouTuber"
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    #22[TUTORIAL] How To Get Famous On YouTube: 38 Tips And Tricks

    [TUTORIAL] How To Get Famous On YouTube: 38 Tips And Tricks
    On this post from DailyTekk tech's blog, you can read useful tips and tricks to be a famous YouTuber,
    Articles

    Free

    Diana Kim
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Yet another person with a "How To Become Famous On YouTube" tutorial. Often times, the people who create these types of 'how tos' don't actually have that many subscribers and viewership. None of what these gurus say matters one bit. As a YouTuber myself, there's 2 key things necessary to become "big", and they will never change: Post something that fills a void and is interesting, and be consistent. That is it. All of these other 'steps' mentioned are filler. Seriously, "Be yourself", "Be passionate". What a load of useless garbage. "
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    #23Video Creators Channel

    Video Creators Channel
    Video Creators is a YouTube channel where you can find news, tips, tricks, advice, ideas, and YouTube Trainings in Google+ Hangouts on air monthly.
    Videos

    Free

    Albert Romero
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This is a pretty darn good place to go to learn more about making and marketing youtube videos. I have randomly watched a video here and there and tuned into their weekly training sessions, and can honestly say, these videos offer some value. The material may seem simple or like it would be straightforward, but it was nice to get some information that I really hadn't thought about."
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    #24Snagit

    Snagit

    Snagit is a software which allows users to record screen activities, take screenshots, and edit images. The software is considered by many to be the best screen-capture tool in the market and even offers a free trial.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $49.95

    Roberto Gómez
    Written on June 25, 2017
    "I purchased Snagit when starting my finance Youtube channel. It may have been the most beneficial purchase I made. I can live stream everything on my screen, from pdf earnings reports to websites that give out market research. The video trimming option was very useful in hiding unwanted ads on websites."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for becoming a Youtuber
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Youtube Creator HubWebsites 13 Free
2Tubular LabsWebsites 11 Free
3Youtube Creator AcademyCourse 10 Free
4Elgato Game Capture HDSoftware 10 Paid
5YT TalkWebsites 9 Free
6iMovieSoftware 6 Free
7vidIQ Vision for YouTubeOnline Tools 6 Free
8YouTube Masterclass - Your Complete Guide to YouTubeCourse 5 Paid
9Tubular InsightsWebsites 4 Free
10VideoHiveWebsites 4 Free
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