The curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for creating and optimizing your online video marketing. I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources mentioned here I use every day in my video marketing business.
Before jumping into the resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
Whether you have a YouTube channel already or not, these tools and courses are crucial to helping you reach your audience.
I never post a video to YouTube without using the versatile research, SEO, and testing tools TubeBuddy provides.
TubeBuddy is a browser extension (aka browser plugin) that adds a layer of tools directly on top of YouTube's website. After installing TubeBuddy, simply go to YouTube.com and you'll see our features right inside their site designated by the TubeBuddy logo.TRY TUBEBUDDY HERE
The #1 service to have your videos professionally transcribed for closed captions blog repurposing, and language translation. At $1.25 per minute of uploaded video it is an affordable, quick turn around, and quality service. PLUS using my link you will get $10 off your first order.GET $10 OFF FIRST ORDER
Kajabi is my favorite all-in-one tool for online business. It is known for selling your own online courses but can be used for much more than that. In fact, my whole site is made on Kajabi and I've even sold my services through it.
In the 28 day challenge, Kajabi walks you through everything you need to do to build your first digital product and get your first sale.TAKE THE FREE 28 DAY CHALLENGE
One of my favorite tools for shooting on the go.
Switch between handheld and tripod modes (and back again) in seconds. SwitchPod is lightweight, compact, and nearly indestructible. It will save you time between shots so you can focus more on shooting and less on messing with your gear.BUY A SWITCHPOD TODAY
I'm not a designer, so trying to come up with thumbnails that win clicks is not my best skill. The Roberto Blake YouTube Starter Kit is THE BEST template kit for creating thumbnails and channel art that converts.
This Starter Kit Includes Templates for Channel Art, Thumbnails, YouTube End Cards, YouTube Live and also some guides on how to grow your channel
I will never add resources that I don't use and trust. As I test and discover more helpful tools I'll be sure to add them here.