What are the best resources to be a successful youtuber?

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    #1Youtube 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

    Christina Rivera
    Written on May 11, 2017
    "Ever wonder how people get to be famous on YouTube? I think that the Youtube Creator Academy site provides a lot of great resources to be a successful YouTuber. There's a lot that goes into running a successful channel. It's not just pressing the record button and all of a sudden you've got a million followers. This site will give you some ideas on how to build your brand, your channel and be great at it!"
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    #210 Guaranteed Ways to Monetize Your Content on YouTube

    10 Guaranteed Ways to Monetize Your Content on YouTube
    This Udemy course, explains you in detail how to monetize your YouTube content, including some lesser known methods.
    Course

    $11.3

    Samantha Oliver
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "This course is a good start to learning some basics about how to monetize your YouTube channel. However, I am going to keep looking because I think this only scratches the surface when it comes to all the resources needed to really be successful with the channel."
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    #3Think Media Channel

    Think Media Channel
    On this YouTube channel you will find weekly tech, video gear, lighting, and audio gear reviews and tutorials. Sean Cannell will helps you find and master the tools for creating online content like YouTube videos, podcasts, photos, and more. 
    Videos

    Free

    Olivia Thomas
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This YouTube channel offers a wide range of youtube skills, from everything from photography to equipment. For a YouTuber getting started on livestreaming or building a following, this channel has everything you need. I especially liked the list-based videos on this channel, such as "Best Cheap Cameras for YouTube Videos — 6 Budget Camera Reviews." I will definitely be using this resource in the future."
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    #4[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

    Christine Pena
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This was a great way to be able to make myself famous. My kids think that they are going to do this as a living. However, most of the people that have hacks and do things on Youtube most of it was a mistake. I do not think that this is something that you can deliberately can do. I think that it is something you just sort of stumble upon. Most of the Youtube channels I follow say the same thing that they just fell upon the opportunity. So to see that there is a step by step process I do not think so. I think it would be great if there was a resource to guide you to the right equipment but this should be seen as a hobby and not as a career choice. "
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    #5Social Media Examiner

    Social Media Examiner
    The world’s largest social media marketing resource, Social Media Examiner helps millions of businesses discover how to best use social media to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness and increase sales.

    Websites

    Free

    Javier Zepeda
    Written on May 5, 2017
    "Making money on social media is a business, period. So it only makes sense that there are now events just for running and growing social media accounts to go to to really learn from the best. The list of speakers at next years San Diego Social Media Marketing World is extensive and going there will mean learning from the best."
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    #6tubularinsights

    tubularinsights
    fka ReelSEO is The Online Video Marketer's Guide - a place for news, tips, trends, tutorials and the latest information about online video publishing, video marketing, video SEO, and video advertising.
    Websites

    Free

    Yuan Li
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "What a phenomenal resource this website is. I have had a "burning" creative idea for years now that I just had to explore. This site has been an invaluable tool to help me understand why some videos get exposure. It's my goal to be one of the most subscribed channels in my niche and now I have faith I can get there!"
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    #7 YouTube SEO: How to Optimize Videos for YouTube Search

     YouTube SEO: How to Optimize Videos for YouTube Search
    On this post from hubspot.com you can find all the steps and tips that you need to take to optimize your YouTube channel for search.
    Websites

    Free

    Edward Bryant
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "I've recently started creating YouTube videos, and I really wanted to take my channel to the next level. This solution was an excellent resource for the basics of SEO for YouTubers; I learned how to optimize my videos and descriptions for the platform, and how to create a steady revenue stream."
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How To Monetize YouTube Videos 2017

    [TUTORIAL] How To Monetize YouTube Videos 2017
    Life Hacks shows you on his YouTube channel how to monetize YouTube videos so you can earn add revenue from your channel.
    Videos

    Free

    Larry Sims
    Written on June 28, 2017
    "I think it is a good idea for any youtuber who produces content to learn how to monetize their videos. You get to earn potentially a lot of money and fuel your creative endeavors. The best resource on how to monetize your videos is on youtube itself, just search for "How to monetize" and you will find a surplus of information. "
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    #9Beyond Viral

    Beyond Viral
    This book, written by Kevin H.Nalty (a.k.a "Nalts"), gives you the tools and tricks to successfully use online video to reach your business goals
    Books

    Check price

    Julio César Colín
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "It's one thing to set up a Youtube account and post videos...and another thing altogether to actually develop a fanbase for your content. Beyond Viral isn't exclusively about Youtube, but that doesn't matter; it's a useful guide to achieving popularity in a bunch of different media. "
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    #10Video 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

    Carl Murray
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "So this channel has over 300k subscribers, but only a couple videos out of ~20 in the past month eclipse 10,000 views. Something tells me that this channel doesn't pump out great content or that it is filled with bot subscribers. The videos themselves seem to be well produced, but the views to subs ratio has me concerned about the legitimacy of the channel."
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    #11Buffer

    Buffer
    Buffer helps automate your social media and content marketing efforts. By proactively growing an audience on these channels and generating content, written and produced by you, more organic traffic you'll be driving to your subscription business. And more traffic means more customers!
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Albert Bishop
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "The problem with this is, it doesn't really tell you how to become successful on YouTube. This just helps you promote your content after you've already got your channel up and running. It does things like post on Facebook or Twitter, which you can easily tell YouTube to do on its own when a new video is uploaded, or do automatically when you want to promote things, thus saving money. But anyhow, this doesn't show a person how to find their niche, how to get started, how to property title their videos for maximum views, and other things they'd need to know. So I don't think this solution works at all."
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    #12Youtube 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

    Charles Taylor
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Great tool to help new Youtubers on how to creat their own success. It helps them and leaders them on how to get a solid base of subscribers. There are multiple venues that will help guide the new young star. The academy is a huge tool to help them get started. This will solve the problem that plagues new vbloggers and how to do the basics "
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    #13Professional Web Video

    Professional Web Video
    This book, writen by Richard Harrington, is a guide for a complete understanding of the opportunity, limitations, production, distribution and monetize process to create a professional quality video for the web.


    Books

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    Kyle Wells
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "My daughter loves to sing and she has hopes of one day being noticed by someone in the industry. I thought the best way of being noticed was to record and post a bunch of videos on youtube but it was a bit of a challenge for me because I never posted on youtube before. The Professional Web Video book has all the information I needed to help me start posting videos, the book helped me a great deal with production techniques."
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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

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    Nicole Campbell
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "I have been considering creating videos for youtube or other internet outlets, but haven't really started the endeavor yet. I found this book had a lot of great ideas and made me feel more confident that I could make this idea profitable. I definitely recommend as you're sure to get something out of it."
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    #15MonetizePros Channel

    MonetizePros Channel
    This YouTube channel features companion videos to some of the most popular articles published at Monetizepros page.
    Videos

    Free

    Katherine Beck
    Written on June 29, 2017
    "Want to start making money off your videos but not sure how? MonetizePros has all the answers for making your YouTube career take off. I was struggling to make more than a few cents off of ads, but the tips and tricks in these videos really helped me launch my platform."
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    #16Groove Digital Solutions

    Groove Digital Solutions
    Groove Digital Marketing is an agency specializing in helping retail sales that helps you increase revenue by leveraging customers who are ready to buy.
    Websites

    Free

    Madison Bradley
    Written on July 15, 2017
    "I have always wanted to be a Youtube star, I have plans of making a successful page and know exactly what my content was going to be. The only thing I didn't know is what tools are out there to help me become on. I found Groove Digital Solutions and thought it might help, but it's more for online retailers and things like that and not so much a budding Youtube star!"
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    #17iMovie

    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

    Benjamin Morgan
    Written on June 25, 2017
    "iMovie is a good movie editing tool to help you edit your own YouTube videos or any other videos for personal use. iMovie is also compatible with iPhones and iPad tablets so you can edit on the go. You can also pick up where you left off on another device so when you get back to your computer you can finish up."
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    #18Snagit

    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

    Marilyn Stephens
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "Snagit has many useful features and bundle packages allow customization of features so you aren't paying for something you may never use. The downside, if you can call it that, is that there is no free version, but for anyone who uses screen recorders on a regular basis, whether for business of personal use, the value of this paid program will be very obvious to the seasoned user."
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    #19Camtasia

    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

    Gerald Clark
    Written on September 27, 2017
    "Camtasia has a ton of power. It can do so, so much. However, I don't think it's necessary in order to be a successful youtuber. It's overkill. These days, you can be a successful youtuber with an iphone and a stand. I think these days, one of the best things any aspiring youtuber needs is a stand to keep the camera from shaking. That would put one far ahead of most of the startup competition."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to be a successful youtuber
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Youtube Creator AcademyCourse 28 Free
210 Guaranteed Ways to Monetize Your Content on YouTube Course 23 Paid
3Think Media ChannelVideos 22 Free
4[TUTORIAL] How To Get Famous On YouTube: 38 Tips And TricksArticles 20 Free
5Social Media ExaminerWebsites 19 Free
6tubularinsightsWebsites 18 Free
7 YouTube SEO: How to Optimize Videos for YouTube SearchWebsites 16 Free
8[TUTORIAL] How To Monetize YouTube Videos 2017Videos 14 Free
9Beyond ViralBooks 13 Paid
10Video Creators ChannelVideos 12 Free
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