These are the tools I use regularly for my business that enhances my effectiveness and productivity.

Shotcut is a free video editing software. It is great for beginners who are new to video editing. It has a good balance between ease of use and features for most users.

It has a clean interface that doesn’t overwhelm a beginners. Get it here . I created a course that became the Official Shotcut Training to help you get started within an hour or so.

Filmora is an affordable video editor with a built in screen recorder. It is a great beginner video editor. Your videos will look as if it is created by someone with more experience.

Being a paid software, it is more polished and has some built-in transitions and text effect. It also has some very useful visual effects like making greenscreen videos without a physical greenscreen behind you.

Click to find out more how to get Filmora at a discount. I have a course to help you get started fast with Filmora.

Hitfilm Express is a more sophisticated video editor. It is free to use with paid addons to enhance your videos.

I use it when I have more complex video projects. Although it is a more capable software, it will take you longer to learn. I wouldn’t suggest it if you are a first time video creator.

Try the two mentioned above. My HitFilm Express for beginner’s course is currently closed for new signups.

I’m sure you have heard of Canva. I use it to make great looking thumbnails. If you want to have a successful YouTube channel, thumbnails are crucial.

Sign up here for free. Both of us earn equal credits with every design you create.

TubeBuddy is a browser extension that helps me grow my YouTube channel taking search volumes and competition into consideration. A must have tool if you are serious about growing your channel. Get it here for free.

New Zenler is a complete online course solution that allows me to host my online video courses. It allows me handle online payment (with Stripe and Paypal), has built in email auto responder and also create sales funnels.

It is a great SAAS platform that allows you to do live stream or live webinars for a fraction of the cost compared to getting all the services individually. Here’s my NewZenler review.

ManyCam lifestreaming video app that allows you to deliver high quality live videos on streaming platforms, video conferencing apps, and remote learning tools. Learn more here.

Other tools

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This is the site I use for royalty free audio and effects when I want to use them to make videos. Much easier than shooting every shot myself.