Must-Haves For YouTubers (Easy Checklist)

I’ve worked hard to create the absolute best list of resources every YouTuber should have in their arsenal.

I’ve included everything from chrome-extensions, software, and guides so you’re well prepared for everything you’ll need.

Let’s get started!


A must have chrome extension that will help you in a lot of different ways from finding tags used by your competitors to finding viral videos.

I personally like the feature where you can find how many views your competitor video gets per hour.

However, there are tons of features inside VidIQ and I am personally using this software every single day.

I will stop here and leave it to you to explore it for yourself.

Here you can find more information about VidIQ.

Thumbnail Maker

YouTube thumbnails are important to get clicks and this software not only allows you to create thumbnails using a simple drag and drop designer but also split tests your Thumbnails and uses the one that gets more clicks to your videos.

I am currently using this software on all my YouTube channels to split test my video thumbnails.

Here’s the link to the software.


SociaBlade is also one of the widely used tools by YouTubers.

You can quickly find stats about YouTube channels in your niche and get an overall picture.

Also, you can use this chrome extension when doing niche research.

Add the chrome extension from the Google store.


If you are running a Podcast channel and planning to jump into YouTube, Vidnami can be the best software to transform your audio by adding some relevant royalty-free video clips, images and sound track.

The same can be done by converting a blog post into a YouTube video.

In addition to that, you can also use this software to make videos from scratch with few clicks of a button and add a voice-over.

There are more templates for social media posts and other features in Vidnami.

Here you can find more information about the software.

YouTube SEO Software

This software works by reverse engineering YouTube to help you find low competition keywords based on the number of times your target keywords used in the title, tags, and the competition level.

It is kind of technical and difficult to explain but what I can say is, it does the job in finding easy video ideas, descriptions and tags to be used.

A demo video explaining the whole process will help you. You can find it here.

Movavi Video Suite

This is an all in one software that I am using to record my videos, edit my videos, and convert them to the required format.

Perfect for YouTubers and I highly recommend this all in one package for a low one-time fee.

Go here to grab the current discount on this product.


This is my go-to place to buy YouTube kits whenever I start a new channel or do a makeover for my old channels.

You will get a bundle with channel arts, subscribe scenes, call out buttons, title screens, video frames and much more.

The best part is you can find niche specific bundles.

Check out some interesting templates here.

That’s it for now.

I’ll update this page with gadgets that are cost-effective and other useful links.

So bookmark this page for future reference.