Making a YouTube video may seem quite simple. I mean it’s just filming some shots and stitching them up together with some editing, that’s it right? No. No. Big no. There are so many steps to building up a successful YouTube channel that involve hours of video editing, endless battles with copyright issues, scripting videos, setting up gear, navigating countless social media outlets, the list goes on.
Thankfully, there are great companies out there trying to make lives of content creators a tad bit easier by outsourcing some parts of that hefty checklist, and here are our top 5!
vidIQ and TubeBuddy are great YouTube audience development and management suites that helps brands, creators and agencies grow their views and subscribers. They’ve helped to grow some of the top YouTube channels such as LinusTechTips, Derral Eves, Matt Santoro and work with huge brands like Donut Media, Godaddy.com, VidCon. They make sure everything is in order to give your channel the best chance of growth. They offer a range of services, including:
- Channel audit
- Competitors and view comparison
- Trend alerts
- Thumbnail generator
- Monitoring and engagement analytics across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
VidIQ has a blog and podcast, and TubeBuddy has an amazing forum page where creators can share tips and challenges they’re dealing with.
vidIQ is the first YouTube audience development and management suite that helps brands, creators and agencies grow their views and subscribers. They’ve helped to grow some of the top YouTube channels such as LinusTechTips, Chad Wild Clay, Evan Carmichael and work with huge brands like Donut Media, Godaddy.com, and VidCon
Lickd are a saviour for many creators as they tackle the achilles heel of YouTube: music copyright claims. They provide creators with commercial music that they can legally use in their videos without a fear of losing ad revenue. You can even use the music in brand-sponsored content or an advert to boost your channel further!
They’ve licensed top artists such as Noel Gallagher, Sam Fender, XXXTENTACION and a ton of instrumental tracks. The songs can also be licensed for use on other social media platforms! They’re currently running a WFH series with creators such as Fun for Louis and Zoe London on their blog - here! So you and your viewers can enjoy the music they know and love, copyright claim free!
Need a little extra help with your social media? Trying to target gen Zs on Instagram, Snapchat or TikTok? Fanbytes are an influencer marketing agency who specialise in targeting the younger generation. It’s led by Timothy Armoo- the “Most Influential Person in Marketing and Advertising” right now. They can help rocket launch your context in an impactful way, which in turn can help grow your YouTube channel!
We couldn’t mention services that help out creators without a little self promo (sorry not sorry!). At Papercup we aim to increase your audience reach by using our state-of-the-art AI technology to generate a voice that sounds similar to your but in another language for your videos. We also offer channel management services to help grow your international audience and double your ad revenue.
Social media platforms can easily be a full-time job, let alone running them along a YouTube channel! Sprout Social is a fantastic company that do pretty much everything related to social media management. Unlike some other scheduling softwares, Sprout offer social listening, influencer identification features and it even has some social customer relationship management (CRM) functionality making your business account even more effective.
The Sprout Social blog is a brilliant resource for learning more about social marketing. They have just released their latest Index report showing ways in which you can grow on social media and boost your brand.
For some creators, their brand is built on their unique editing style. But for others, it can a huge amount of time spent per video, taking away the joys of creating great content. Making the overall video-making process more streamlined can require bringing on extra help with an editor, or an entire team. Upwork is a freelancing platforms where you can find someone to fit your needs perfectly! Every user is reviewed by a verified client so it’s always completely transparent. They also have a super helpful guide for what to look for in a video editor.
And that’s it folks! At least for today because there are plenty of other super useful resources we’ve found around the web that we’d love to keep introducing to you in our up coming posts. For now, we hope you found our suggestions valuable. Happy creating! 👨💻