Do you ever have trouble figuring out whether or not you’re allowed to use a particular song for a video’s soundtrack? Have you ever been the last one to find out about a cool new tool that makes life a lot easier as you create your YouTube videos?
Fortunately, there are actually a lot of great tools and resources available to YouTube creators, and there are dedicated online spaces to help you stay up to date on all of the latest, too. Here are a few helpful resources for YouTubers and vloggers.
YouTube’s Audio Library
Are you having trouble adding music to your YouTube videos due to issues with usage rights? Can’t find a free beat that blends well with your vlog? Enter YouTube’s audio library. Here, you’ll find a plethora of sounds, songs, and instrumentals that you can use at no cost at all. Some are completely free, while others are ad supported in exchange for use of the song.
YouTube Help Center
YouTube’s Help Center features an incredibly comprehensive FAQ with information on all aspects of creating videos and uploading them to YouTube. Not only that, but they also feature tutorial videos with creation and upload tips, too. You can learn about everything from setting up a YouTube channel for the first time to getting more viewers and managing your videos, all in one easy location.
@TeamYouTube on Twitter
Have a question that you can’t find in the Help Center? Head over to Twitter to @TeamYouTube, where they’re always answering creator’s questions. Scroll through their feed to see if someone else has asked a question that’s relevant to you or ask one of your own and mention @TeamYouTube for an answer.
If you’re in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, São Paulo, Berlin, or New York, you can visit a YouTube Spaces location where you’ll be able attend workshops, and get get access to great training programs. Creators who have reached a certain subscriber count can use studio space, tools, and high-end production equipment to make their YouTube videos at no cost.
YouTube Creators Channel
If you want to know what new tools and resources are coming to YouTube, along with all kinds of tips and interesting techniques, subscribe to the YouTube Creators Channel. By subscribing, you’ll always be up to date on all of the latest news from YouTube, awesome tips, and all of the most exciting features available to creators.
The YouTube Product Forum
The product forums on Google are always great places to find out everything you need to know about the products you’re interested in, but you might not know that there’s an entire product forum dedicated to YouTube. Here you’ll find hundreds of different discussions on all different aspects of using YouTube, creating channels, using new tools and resources, and making better videos.
If you’re having trouble with anything involving YouTube, chances are someone has already asked about it here. Even if they haven’t, you can chime in and get answers for yourself from other YouTubers, too.
If you’re a YouTube creator, we highly recommend saving all of these online resources in your bookmarks folder and referring to them whenever in need. And, if you’re close to a YouTube Space, why not pop in and see how they can help you with production tools and/or training sessions.
All of the answers to all of your creator questions are available to you, and you can make better content by using these resources.
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