When I was younger, I used to spend countless hours on Youtube looking up such nonsense as the Numa Numa kid, Evolution of Dance, and cuteness like Charlie Bit My Finger . I didn’t realize it then, but Youtube was exploding into a culture and even sub-cultures! What’s so awesome about this website is the wealth of videos catered to any interest.
Take me for example. Some of my interests are exercise, new gadgets, looking pretty, and DIY projects. I may search YouTube for a new workout, weigh the pros and cons of the iPhone versus the Droid Razr, decide if I need the InStyler or if I can get the same results from tools I already own , or try to figure out how to make cool wall hangings with materials I already have at home. Searches like these have translated into real money savings for me!
Kandee Johnson has a “Plastic Surgery with Makeup” series where she teaches everything from hiding a double chin to faking a nose job. Money saving potential? If you can achieve the look you want with makeup, you won’t need to spend on plastic surgery!
There are easily hundreds of videos on YouTube showing you how to do repairs and fixes on your own car to keep it running like new. I used a video on how to replace a car headlight bulb just this weekend! Money saving potential? You no longer have to pay for “labor” on a simple repair if it’s something you can do yourself
Ready for a change to your workout routine? Get workout ideas from fitness enthusiasts or even celebrity trainers for free! Money saving potential? Skip paying for a gym membership or exercise DVDs if you’re self-motivated enough to use these instead.
My younger sister is a master at using YouTube on any self-help topic you can think of. She teaches herself new hairstyles, new recipes, and ways to cut/sew old clothes into something new or trendy… but what impressed me the most is when she taught herself how to play popular songs on the piano without any lessons! I asked her how she did it, and she said she was teaching herself how to play via YouTube. Money saving potential: The sky’s the limit!
Let me know what you think! I’m pretty sure everyone has a story about how watching a YouTube video saved them some money. Feel free to share your story!