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 competitor scorecard feature and the premade end cards provided by them.

However, there are tons of features inside TubeBuddy 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 TubeBuddy.

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.

PlaceIt by Evanto

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 channel arts, subscribe scenes, call-out buttons, title screens, video frames, and much more.

The best part is you can customize them right there and then download.

Check out some interesting templates here.


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 soundtrack.

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.

Watch a Demo and try it!

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.

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 of 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.

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.