Best Tools for Youtubers Who Also Blog
I make YouTube videos but I also blog. So, having the right tools makes work easier and saves a lot of time.
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1. Monday.com for planning and organizing
I tend to come up with a bunch of ideas. I also have a habit of doing multiple projects at the same time. So, Monday.com allows me to stay organized so I can stay on track of my projects.
It has a little bit of a learning curve so go through the tutorials if you decide to use it. It’s worth the time investment.
2. Google Docs for Writing
I don’t directly write my articles on wordpress. It starts on a blank google docs page. It also goes the same with my scripts for my YouTube videos.
3. Premiere Pro for Video Editing
I’ve been an Adobe Premiere Pro since college. I use DaVinci resolve every once in a while, but premiere is my bread and butter.
There’s also a lot of tutorials available so this is a good choice for new editors.
4. Photoshop for Photo Editing
My first job out of college involved using photoshop. I got comfortable using it like it’s second nature.
I mostly use it for making thumbnails, editing logos, and resizing images. But, if someone asks me to do photography, Photoshop is my editing software of choice for touch-ups.
5. Ahrefs for Keyword Research
Keyword research is like having the ability to see a target before you shoot. There is no guarantee you’ll hit it, but it beats shooting an arrow on an object you can’t see.
With Ahrefs , I get to see the following:
- Search volume
- Keyword difficulty
Those numbers help me decide whether I should write an article or not.
6. VidIQ For YouTube Keyword Research
This is similar to Semrush but for YouTube. Tubebuddy, their competitor, is also a YouTube Keyword research tool I used in the past.
The reason why I use VidIQ is because I get to see the search volume for a query.
7. Soundstripe for Music
Finally, I use soundstripe for royalty-free music. YouTube has a free mp3 library, but they tend to be low quality. So, I pay a $20/month subscription on Soundstripe to get better music.