There is a lot of competition if you want to grow as a content creator on YouTube in 2020.
500 hours of fresh videos are uploaded every minute on YouTube.
If you want to grow your YouTube channel and become a successful YouTuber in this vast competition, you must combine your best quality content with the right tools.
These tools will help you make a better YouTuber and grow your YouTube channel as well.
In this post I am going to share with you the excellent tools every YouTubers must use. And all the tools listed here are FREE.
This list will help every YouTubers who want to be a better creator and grow their YouTube channel in 2020.
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Let’s start our list of best free tools for YouTubers.
Tubebuddy is a browser extension that integrates with YouTube and help you improve your YouTube channel.
It provides countless features inside your YouTube interface.
Tubebuddy helps to find the best and most popular tags for your videos, A/B test titles, rank checker finds the best time to upload video for you, compare your channel with your competitor and bulk publish your videos to Facebook.
It has premium versions as well but free version can do most of the tasks for you.
If you want to upgrade the premium version starts from 9$/month.
Graphics are an important part of creating content on YouTube. If you are someone who is not used to creating graphics, Canva is the best free design resource to get started.
Canva has recently added a different hub for YouTube where you can find design resources for YouTube creators.
I’m sure not every YouTuber can afford or has skills to work with graphic designing software like Photoshop or Illustrator. With canva, you can create thumbnails, channel art, logo and other designs by dragging and dropping.
Not everything on Canva is free, you’ll have to subscribe to premium version to use Pro resources in your designs. If you are just getting started, free version will suffice you.
Canva is a gold tool not just for YouTubers but other social media marketers and influencers as well. You can create graphics for your blog or social medias for free with canva.
If you are looking for a powerful and easy to use designing tool for your social media or YouTube channel, then Edit.org is an awesome free designing tool.
As a YouTube content creator, you can use Edit.org for creating logos, channel banner and YouTube thumbnails for your YouTube videos. Also you can create social media posts to promote your videos on social media channels.
It has lots of free pre made templates to create graphics for YouTube and other social media channels.
YT creator studio is a smartphone app available for both android and ios that helps you manage and grow your YouTube channel from your smartphone.
You can change the metadata of a video like Title, tags, description and also upload a custom thumbnail for your videos with YT studio.
It also shows the overall analytics for your channel and you can check individual analytics for a video for what keywords, sources and suggested videos are getting people to your videos and many other statistics like views, watch time and your estimated revenue.
You can use YT studio to check the statistics, see the recent comments, reply to them and also give a heart to the best comments that can increase engagement in your videos.
#4. Google Docs
Google Docs is a multipurpose tool YouTubers. Here’s some of the ways I use google docs.
You can use google docs to write your script or even transcribe your audio to text while recording audio for your videos using Voice Typing tool.
It can be used for keeping a record of video ideas for future, make bullet points and paste the relevant keywords or tags after keyword research.
The best thing is you can access all this data no matter which or how many devices you work with just by signing into google docs.
I also use Google slides to create slides for faceless YouTube videos.
#5. YouTube Audio Library
As a youtube creator, you must have known that downloading and using any music in your videos can get you copyright strike and 3 such strikes can completely ruin your YouTube career.
But do you know that YouTube has a library of copyright free music where you can find music and sound effects to use in your videos?
You can get tons of free music and sound effects to use in your videos from YouTube Audio library.
But make sure to check the licensing of music before you use it because some audios may require credits to be given to the creator.
#6. OBS Studio
If you are looking for a powerful software to record your screen or do live streams in YouTube, OBS can be the best choice for you. This can be used in case you want to record your computer screen for your videos or do live QNA videos with your subscribers on YouTube.
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And the best part is it is completely free to use.
OBS studio is an open source software for video recording and live streaming.
It is available for windows, mac and linux.
If you are using OBS studio for the first time, the interface may seem a little tough. You can check the tutorial below to learn how to set up OBS studio for screen recording and live streaming.
Using the right keywords in your title and tags can help you appear in YouTube search results.
But where do you find the keywords to use in your videos?
Keywordtool is a free tool that can help you find the keywords from YouTube related to your main keyword.
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There are many other free keyword research tools that can help you find relevant keywords but most of them show search analytics and competition for Google and not for YouTube.
You can use this tool to find the best keywords that can help your videos appear in Google searches as well.
Bit.ly can help you keep your description area clean.
It helps you shorten your long URL to short links for FREE.
You can shorten your social media channels links, affiliate links and also subscription link using Bit.ly.
Also you can check the analytics of clicks on the links logging in to your bitly dashboard.
It is recommended to add closed captions(CC) to your youtube videos to improve SEO of your videos and also increase the engagement of viewers.
oTranscribe is a free app that you can use to transcribe pre recorded videos.
You can pause, rewind and fast forward your YouTube videos, put timestamps and completely free to use.
If you want to get paid directly from your fans (called patrons) for your content then patreon can be the best solution for you.
No matter you create podcasts, video content or music, Patreon can help you start membership business or get crowdfunding for your work.
This can be a great way to connect to your subscribers if you are not using ads and other monetizing methods on your YouTube videos.
Patreon is not a complete free platform as some percentage of your monthly income goes to patreon.
Wrapping it up
These are some of my best tools every YouTube creator must use.
I hope these creator tools will help you to grow your youtube channel and make you a better YouTuber.
Did I miss any tools that you use?
Which tools have you already been using?
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