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January 5, 2021

How To Look Up Criminal Records For Free

In today’s world, many people are seeking ways to look up criminal records for free. In this article we will cover various ways for you to investigate the background of a potential employee, business partner, or potential love interest by conducting your own free research.

#1 – Look up criminal records for fee on the Internet

The Internet is the first place most people turn to when they want to look up criminal records for free. A basic Google search will allow you to get a snapshot of someone’s background. Look for social media profiles, consumer report websites, and Google’s image directory. There are also “deep web” search engine databases that can dig up information that is often missed by Goggle’s crawlers.

You can also look up criminal records for free by logging onto USA.gov to access state correctional institutions and information on finding criminals. While not all states provide this information it’s a good place to start. If your state isn’t represented on this website then you can do a Google search by entering the following formula:

“State’s name” plus “inmate locator” or “Department of Corrections”

For example: “Florida Department of Corrections”

Besides USA.gov you can also navigate to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. There you can utilize their inmate locator, which is a database of federal inmates.

Another good place to look up criminal history for free is to check the national sex offender registry run by the Department of Justice. From there you can search national sex offenders. When using this resource though, keep in mind the information in the database is supplied by local jurisdictions. The federal database only contains what local counties and towns feed into it. So if your local jurisdiction does not provide the information, then the national database will be hindered. The national website also provides information for states, territories and tribes

#2 – Look up criminal records for free at the county courthouse

When searching out a person’s criminal history the Internet offers a tremendous overview. However, the best place to look up criminal records for free is to head down to the county courthouse (or wherever they keep criminal records in your county). Using this strategy you get information straight from the source.

In closing, trying to look up criminal records for free might not cost you any cash but it will take a commitment of time and resources. If time is something you don’t want to waste then a better option is to utilize a low-cost background check service that will do all the investigating for you.

January 4, 2021

Warrior’s Credo: Part 6: Free Will Fosters the Force of Freedom

Free will takes to the joust of disbelief, as many forsake the essence of one’s capacity for the freedom of choice. In lieu of liberation, most prefer enslavement to an ideology of deterministic oppression. Others, a valiant few, will fight on and resist the simplistic complacency of safe mediocrity in status quo consensus. Instead of the influence of logic, creativity and transformation, all often feelings devolve to selfish arrogance of antisocial contrivances.

Maladaptive and regressive, pitiful excuses for the stupidity, shape modern narratives from one alibi to the next. Frequently, responsibility hides with accountability the darkness of human motivations. While integrity searches for the lost horizons of credence, common sense takes exile. Human systems, influenced by over-lapping human interactions, devolve to the consumptive pursuit of consumer gluttony. Intellectual advancement suffers.

By neither dogma of original sinfulness, division of the fall, nor misbegotten hindsight of original righteousness, motivational factors are matters of rational selectivity. A cause is set into motion by willful and well-chosen targeting of specificity. With malice aforethought, premeditation and intentional purposes, instigation are set to motion. Yet, the complexity of human thinking dares the intricacy of psychological magic for purposeful instigation.

One suggestion for a linkage of personal freedom in a credo of self-reliance potentially relates to the nature of human consciousness. Complexity is too simplistic to define the wholeness or totality of such manifestations. Not to forget of course, the necessity for personal proclivity in creativity, the innovative criticality of self-transformation. Many will not change. Regressive resistance will satisfy most satisfied with the less than creative banality of life.

Devoted attentiveness to self-evolution, beyond the stagnant fixated selfishness, remains a daunting mission for most people. Except for the few who will risk dangerous and treacherous trek of differentiation, many will stay behind. The more one asserts his or her freedom of choice, contrary to the concession of normalcy, the greater to the observation of how little others change. Deviation is a rational process of selectivity in spite of what contemporary neuro-gurus claim.

For a number of fearful reactions, emotional sensitivity in perverse self-righteous subjective validation, particularly in the “hallowed” halls of academia, proclaim deterministic exclusivity. By dogmatic determination, many from the realms of pseudoscience in “social studies” defame the liberation of the human mindset. For them, free will is an illusion. Regardless, the valiant ones press on in the persistence of individuality to foster higher forces of personal freedom.

While evil grins, death leers and the pompous piety of those who smirk in their conceit. Evil is a metaphor to express the damage done to others for the satiation of egoistic proclamations. Evil encompasses the notion of malevolence, horrors, tortures, crimes, oppressions and so on, that humans do to each other for the sake of self-enrichment. Such is the narcissistic infantilism of the post-modern era in which one condemns others who disagrees regardless of evidence.

Back and forth, the ebb and flow, and the eventual demise of the human species for the sake of selfish aggrandizement. For the sake of intentional malevolence, with careless disregard for an evolving process, animosity and condescension inflicts tortuous consequences for illicit purposes. Sometimes, these perpetrations are by pretext of intellectual subset to the nasty invective toward another who might take issue with the former. As such, bullying comes in many forms.

Within the cerebral context of constant chemical actions, in complex organic functions, one can only guess as to the actuality of inner cause and effect. Regardless, freedom is essential and pervades the insistence for willing effort to think in rational terms. Absent reliable scientific validation beyond any doubt, by weight and proof of evidence, everything else is a matter of opinion. Although thinking errors are easy, logical efforts are challenging.

Scared, overly sensitive and self-victimized by perceptions of a false reality, mindset dulled and expression muted by magical thinking, stupidity finds excuses. To assert a possession of free will threatens the ideological dogma reinforced in status quo shallowness. One size fits all, the template in the same, a standardized production of consuming robotics in human form. None of this is really new, as things seldom change where human beings are concerned.

From an individualized perspective of willful instigation, some view freewill as that which fosters the birthright of freedom. The transition from self-evolving status, to higher transformation, becomes a life-long insistence to assert liberation. Shunning the seedy misguided entanglement of labeling, stigmatizing or unsubstantiated diagnosing, assertion of independence casts off social bondage. For some communal enslavement is preferred. For others it is proactive engagement with life in a mature grownup way. Not many grow up, as juvenile captivity pervades.

In the great chess game, the knight holds the lead. His or hers is the tactical advantage. The move most valued is a procession of change. By stealth and audacity, the fighter fights the good fight. Ronin, as an archetype, pursue the passages ignored, despised or neglected. Of shield, spear and sword, he or she carries the struggle in multidimensional perspectives. To transcends the conventional and provoke the exceptional, warrior-hood is not for everyone.

Spartan-like, the warrior prepares always for the simplicity of the unconventional. He or she strives to keep things simple, basic and austere. It is a utilitarian perspective. As to wealth and power, domination and control, such things of little interest. Those are proclivities for an earlier time of juvenile narcissism. Likewise, gluttonous consumption is repugnant. Regardless, the warrior investigates all probable opportunities for the sound application of logic, reason and rational application. Practical utility is important without excessive gain.

The plain fact of the matter is, valiant few do not need much in the way of materiality. Except where the mental energies are concerned, the universe imposes the only limit. Mind over matter in both defense and offense as well as recreation and meditation pursues the primacy of thinking. These possessions are in constant generation, as is the necessity of constant creativity. Exceptional storehouses of ideation that build upon inherent ingenuity embrace the personal adventure. Unceasingly, he or she performs the diligent duty of readiness for exploration.

As to all personal senses, beyond the realm of the traditional five, keeping watch, vigilant and mindful, warriors labors to manage the egotism of their personal abilities. Profound serious thinking becomes a daunting task for many. As usual, sheep rely on the sheep dog to keep the wolves at bay. To no avail, some of the more clever predators manage to get through. Betrayers are constantly in our midst, proselytizing the dogmas of conformity. Fearful recesses of darkness hide the profane emotional animosity against those who seek to break free.

Often human engagement meets with opposition due to the maladaptation of others. People are well equipped with deception and their private agendas conceal their true intent. There are always those who act more in self-interest than others do. Predators are always around and appear in various forms. Some pretend while others offend. Teetering ever so precariously along the continuum of human motivations, the balance between essential goodness struggles against malevolent intentions. Alertness remains essential at all times to every possibility.

For a few, vigilance keeps watch and stays on task regardless of distractions. During which, warriors embrace the willfulness to achieve a finer sense of maturity in the presence of wisdom’s council. As many devolve, the brave ones evolve. In vast domain of social intercourse, resisting the psychobabble of simplistic notions challenges at every moment. Proving and disproving conjectures, creations and connections is an ongoing endeavor. To keep the watch, invokes the vigilance of self-evolving transformation, especially to the negativity of modern times. For the weak, the self-righteous projection of psychobabble safeguards their ignorance.

Aside from the compelling admonition of willfulness, the ability to admit wrongfulness, forgetfulness or thoughtlessness is productive to an ascendant personality. Not so with detractors, as their bullying comes in many forms. From schoolyard simplemindedness, to the cowardice of public policy makers, and pundits of narrow opinion, the negativity of the modern era degrades the advance of social civility. Wisdom does not unfold from cowardly trespasses upon the sanctity of another. No matter what the guru or celebrity worship, the foolishness of selfish condescension parades as children in adult form. Behavior is intentional and premeditated.

Where the warrior does not strike back, the fools perpetrate their frauds. As to physical, psychological or both, the intimidation attacks in many ways. For battles won or lost, all is essential to personal liberation, nonetheless, there is a time to ignore and move on. In short, no excuses, no complaints, no denials, just get over it, grow up and engage the next conflict. Much of which is a matter of spiritual warfare that relates directly to purposeful acts of liberation. For the sake of individuation, surrender is not an option, perseverance is vital to survival.

Free will frightens the simple and most learned, for it is scary to know one commands the very essence of himself or herself. Powerful, extraordinary and psychically multidimensional, those depths, where screams echo from dreams, expose the reality of fearful personal potency. As to this salacious energy of cerebral power, many cower and hide behind a mask of fakery. Especially from the inner darkness, which some might call the Id; there is the greatest possibilities of productive creativity. The desires, the sensuality and the libidinous carnality of real human nature, terrorizes the weak, the timid and the stupid. Many run from such powerfulness.

As to that, some will conjure the conjecture of external influences. Academia is full of theories in the multitude of simplistic explanations. However, for the stupid, they are reckless and endanger the others for the arrogance of their idiocy. For them, they are always right and, like most of the mainstream, and social media “experts”, they will believe anything that serves their purposes. When risk enters the picture and begs indulgence in faulty decision-making, adversity contends with the reality of purposeful necessities. Risky notions are part of the quest, the adventure.

Willfully, by over-simplification, factious generalization, faulty thinking lends credence to the authenticity of disbelief. From which, conspiracy theories abound. As such, failures in concrete solidification of the truth give way to fallacies of inference that merge the mythic misconceptions of reality with surreal manifestations of fearful childish reactions. Along the way, rational processes are intentionally subjugated for the satiation of fiction over fact.


Of people, places and property, the interaction of linkage overlays emotional attachments, whereby some assume their divine right of domination. Unfortunately, since most are woefully ignorant of history’s vital lessons, the learning process is stifled at a grade school level. Certainly, a reference or hint might infer that in academia there are supposed intellectuals with advanced degree status. However, a warning is flashed in brilliantly urgent red colors, beware of the pretentious nature of academic achievement. Mature wisdom, ascension to higher altered states of enlightenment does not come easily, especially by any degree granting authority.

An assumption is often made that brilliance flows from an institutional setting. But so does ignorance, immaturity, and selfishness for personal agendas. Likewise, foolishness escapes from other institutions as well. There are always exceptions to learning competences, much of which transcends from the real world experiences. On a real life playing field of practitioner versus theoretician, the one who practices what she or he preaches, is likely better equipped. Connectivity to the interactivity has its price tag when idiocy comes into play.

Liberation of individual will has associated cost factors for such detachment from the status quo. Animosity for differences, biases and prejudices, and all kinds of biting sarcastic invective, rush to judgement, and so forth infect social engagement. The warrior insists upon his or her constant vigilance. Human interactivity does not always necessitate communicative interface in a positive and productive manner. Engagement in the human process has benefits, drawbacks and disadvantages, as most will detract and vent negativity due to their shortcomings.

Negativism in postmodern instances is more prevalent than ever before. Often, this is a matter dependent cowardice, depending upon place, status and influence. Some inducements to interrelate foster networks that negatively intermingle to be counterproductive and mostly destructive. Nonetheless, for the valiant knight of life’s persistent engagements, he or she will likely have the greatest impact for oneself, and not much for the rest of world.

Saving the world is not the primary objective. Becoming a better version than the original self is the prime directive. Individually, there are opportunities to express the capacity to encourage change in others in one form or another. Alternatively, as some warriors have done, another option may be to select disengagement completely. Self-proclaimed exile from the juvenile narcissism of modern days is an enticing possibility. In spite of the psychobabble to the contrary, one does need others in order to succeed in a personal quest for higher ascension.

Essentially, in the end, the darkest hour to cross the great divide, the big sleep, nothing matters after that. When the light go out and it get really dark, that’s it. No one comes back. In time, no one cares. All is forgotten, doomed to repetition from one era to another. Regardless, for being in the present moment, there are times when isolation from the battles entices the sensory seductions for the betterment of personal liberation. Such are free will acts of differentiation. To be alone becomes a strong temptation and necessary companion.

On occasion, solitude may pull the lure of pleasurable appreciation for exploration of multidimensional possibilities. For the hunger, the thirst and lust of an open, free and adult conversation, the sanctity of being alone is a hollowed experience. Talking with oneself is a freedom few will know. Meanwhile, others will argue differently. For the amative self-aggrandizement of their cognitive bias, some will insist upon their public validation. Yet, for another level of free will expression, libidinous drives foment the ideation of extraordinary creativity. Privacy of is a sacred retreat for the brave and bold.

Communal consensus is not always so fascinating, nor is collective constraints the ideal of social productivity. The charm of interactivity with others wears off quickly and has limitations. While not everyone may be suited for the island of personal exile. Paradise comes in myriad formats of personal perception. Sometimes, solitary personal placements have their encouragements. Yet, autonomy has a lack of sovereignty in a perfect sense. Freedom is misleading. Absolute freedom is an ideal conception. It is not just a matter of being free, but a deliberation upon the consequences of its cause and effect upon all the senses.

Free will invites the liberty of divergent conflicts no matter what the fear of others. Blameworthiness collides with one’s striving to move onward, along with accountability and responsibility. Openness to exceptional possibilities encourages the nonconformity of personal conviction to escape the entrapment of others. However, when remorse, fear, and guilt are allowed to shame individual self-directed action, unproductive dysfunctional conformity sets in. This geometric progression of human devolution hastens the eventual demise of the species. As personal responsibility falters, chaos and anarchy join forces. Accountability ends up with accumulated losses to the detriment of civilization. Even though the opposition and the challenge to social conforming has its risks, only a few brave ones will accept the challenge. In opposition, the vast majority will insist upon the cowardice of their gluttonous collectivism. The many will accept the contrived perpetration of those that demand mindless conventionality.

For the warrior mindset, willful rebellion to oppressive tyrannies do go unchallenged. The blessed sanctification of solitude, in the potency of ultra-rationalization, with wise control of bias, is the antidote for the wild spread of arrogance in the cultivation of stupidity. Being alone, meditating rigorously in the sweat of intense ideation, the laborious quest for wiser ascendency never ceases to hunt for the liberation in transformation. Fighting back, resisting and arguing ethical precepts in wisdom versus ignorance, to ensure a righteous sense antagonism.

Purposeful in the drive to strive to achieve the fruition of dreams, aspirations and wishes stir the imagination and potency of creativity. Imagination is essential. Regardless of the opposing forces that are ever-present, with their negativity, both overt and covert, the individual perseveres onward against the onset of the zombie apocalypse. That of course is a metaphorical reference to the degrading erosion of culture toward eventual extinction of the human species.

Relentless, and sometime ruthless, the warrior mindset defends the rightness of individuation in personal liberation. Freedom of the will fosters release from social bondage. To erect obstacles and throw up barriers at every turn, the less evolved, the inept, and the detractors will find opportunities for their schemes. Cowardice grimaces upon the faces of the fearful, who know only weakness and forsake acts of courage. Ethical weakness abounds everywhere.

For the negative people, instead of being crafters, artisans, or warriors, they will perform their role as betrayers and steal from others. No matter what the risk, however, the energies of warriors configure different alternatives that are productive. The pleasure of gainful enrichment for being free stimulates the expectations of perseverance. Yet, free at no cost is unrealistic. Everything has a price and always carry risks. Likewise, as faith in the invisible bears no allegiance to the tangible, the ethical admonition is to the betterment of oneself with no harm to others.

Warriors know the physical realm, and yet go to great measure to explore the other realms of existence as well. From streams of dreams to wakeful conscious endeavors, based on real-world experience and trust in oneself, he or she will prevail by strenuous exertion of self-determination. However, as others protest in the smug piety of self-denial and fearful selfishness, they condescend others. To this, a warrior connects validity in oneself as a worthwhile investment, and endures to ascend to higher planes of self-evolution. He or she does not forget the real value in the experience of the conflicts of life. Without exposure to the darkness, there is no sense of the light. The usefulness derived from the struggle possesses meaningful consequences for learned ideation. From cradle to safe haven, there exist no meaning without the falls in between.

Meanwhile, in the devolving chase of never growing up, the pursuit of Peter Pan’s Neverland, many relish in the primordial slide into their selfish perspective of infantile narcissism. An ever-increasing crescendo of weakness over courage, and cowardice over conviction. Metaphorically speaking, one might argue there is a growing shopping list of “social irritants” that might hurt someone’s feelings. Or, worse yet, a presupposition that a person ought to feel safe everywhere, under every possible condition, he or she must be protected from anything threatening.

From safe places to “gun-free” zones, to adult “time outs”, protected “speech” and lengthy medical warnings, etc., the condescending vagaries of selfish behaviors is regressive. From a societal perspective, an apparent lack of moral courage, loss of confidence in self-reliance, and fading adventurous spirit now characterizes the malaise of a devolving culture. Instead, free speech is viciously under attack, with the ongoing invasive assaults on open uninhibited discourse. Malicious intentions of “thought police”, with presupposition of their ignorance and arrogance, clamor to control social media and mainstream interactivity with tyranny.

To the warrior, or those of a Spartan mindset, such admonitions of illicit power, domination and control, are grievously repugnant. Noble inclinations, in pursuing a tactical mindset, the valiant and brave ones persevere onward regardless of the opposition or obstacles. Neither contrived consensus nor whiny condemnations distract the warrior from his or her pathway. For the courage of one’s convictions, the risk is in the rebellious spirit of social survival. Regardless of whether or not someone or some group is “offended” by whatever transpires in the moment, a warrior’s credo insists upon self-reliance and determination to prevail against the odds.

Wisdom, benevolence and courage form an historic trinity around duty, discipline and devotion. To be brave is to work tirelessly to be transformed to a more enlightened mindset. Most would prefer to sit by the sidelines in the safe mediocrity of criticizing others. Mean spirited memes of self-victimization foment the hideous hatred of creativity in the courageous few. For the weak and the cowardly, their ill placed adherence to despotic notions, specious conjecture and faulty fallacies hasten the eventual collapse of a once great society. Danger looms closer each day.

From the mindset of freewill that forces individual liberation from the dividing complicities of malevolent intentions, valued principles, and the creed of the cause serves to elevate the senses. Psychic wits know no boundaries. The energy is boundless. Controlled by each temperament of free expression of willfulness. In profound mindful awareness, the potent gradient of each rising thought insists upon the innovative necessity to excel to advanced echelons of intensity.

For the modern Spartan, who challenges life’s amazing spectral array, personal freedom rests upon the relentless pursuit of self-determination. Simplicity for preference in physical necessity, but extraordinary depth of mindful intrigue, the warrior fights for personal autonomy. Forsaking the folly of modern conjecture, battling the incestuous taboo of magic thinking, and rising above the enslavement of contrived consensus for arcane status quo, the warrior perseveres. Whereas detractors bully at every opportunity, the critics rage from inexperienced projections, and the lazy foment the invective of inferential fallacies, the brave ones seek higher truths.

While the republic faces devolving jeopardy, and individual liberty contends with demise, a lone Spartan adherent never gives up in her or his transformation. For them, and their energies expended, quantity never exceeds quality of each experience. Proceedings of thoughts measure the scope of a person in the self-evolving streaming dreams of enlightened expectations. Both on the inside of his or her ideation, as well as the externality of cumulative effect.

To the outside in public exposure, for trials by combat in life’s survival, the offer of deep insight to individual feeling, dealing and reasoning, creativity is essential, in one event after the other. The experience by such, the serious practitioner’s art and craft, is to learn how to know the rightful distinction of willfulness. Not only with that, but the recognition of the great depth and expanse of human evil in its entire manifest forms. For the minions of diminished mindset, the insistence of stupidity pervades every exercise of sensory interpretations.

For the warrior, the quest is not without the trials in every aspect of humanness. Neither is the personal journey devoid of controversy and even life threatening possibilities. As to a central focus regarding the necessity of willfulness, freedom to pursue liberation, there will always be detractors. Modern arrogance of others insists upon the acceptance of superficial contrivances of nebulous notions. Specious and superficial conjecture, absent a profound appreciation of history, along with an evolved maturity, persists contentiously against a warrior’s credo of free will.

Oppression of instinctual desires by obsessions of dogmatic opposing ideologies, particularly those of dogmatic doctrines, may interfere with a personal declaration of independence. As such, the warrior perseveres in his or her choice toward an ascendency of individual liberation. Such energies of mindfulness will delve in dimensional configurations most people won’t want to visit. Because of fear, many hesitate to venture too far from the norm, status quo, or safe mediocrity of shallow expectations. They will acquiesce to the illicit sovereignty of others. Some will do amazing atrocities by groupthink, herding or other collective gangsterism.

January 4, 2021

Public Speaking and Listening – Two Sides of the Same Marketing Coin & Top 3 Free Ways to Listen

Public speaking is known as one of the most powerful ways to market your business. It’s an important skill that anyone can discover get more prospects, more clients, and of course, more cash flow.

As a professional speaker and speaker trainer, I often teach the best ways any business owner can use public speaking to benefit your business. Yet there is another side of the speaking coin: listening.

If you don’t have an audience, then you don’t have any reason to give a speech. In order to target an audience effectively – whether that’s an audience of one or an audience of many – you have to listen to them first.

One key component is knowing what your audience values. When you know what your audience values you can speak to those values within the details during your presentation. To find out what they value ASK them, then LISTEN! Here are a few tips to the 3 best free ways to listen to your audience:

  1. Social Media: Ask a question on Twitter, Facebook, or in other networking groups you belong to. People like to be asked their ideas and opinions and will readily give them. The benefit of this option is you will usually have your answer quickly – often within a few minutes or hours.
  2. SurveyMonkey.com: Go right to the source and ask your subscribers what is important to them. When you use this option, the answers you receive will be neatly organized so you’ll be able to see at a glance what’s important and be sure to address what your clients and prospects value.
  3. Ask Campaign: Alex Mandossian created this concept. Using a teleseminar format, ask people what is important to them. One question you can ask is, “What is most important to you about X?” And then follow up with, “What is your most important question about X?” Ask via email and social media, then hold a teleseminar to answer the questions, build rapport, and create a space for people to ask follow-up questions.

Once you have listened to your audience you’ll be ready to speak to them confidently knowing you are addressing their values every time. And that’s what will get you the results you want!

September 28, 2020

10 Free Video Editing Software for YouTube to Up Your Production Game


YouTube is a great place to watch videos as well as share videos with viewers worldwide. The platform couldn’t be easier to use but creating powerful YouTube content that generates likes, comments, shares, subscribes, and views isn’t as easy as just uploading your video and hoping for the best. If you want to make your mark on YouTube, you’ll need to create content that is engaging and entertaining… and aesthetically pleasing to watch. That means your videos need to be well put together. Fortunately, there’s a number of free video editing software for YouTube and we’re going to share our favorites with you!

How to Choose the Best Free Video Editing Software for YouTube

Before we jump into our list of free video editing software for YouTube, let’s talk about how to choose the best software for your brand. We’ve taken these same details into consideration when choosing the software included on our list. When selecting the video editing tool you’re going to use, here are some things to look for:


Whether or not you’re going to edit your YouTube videos on your phone will make a difference in which video editing software you can use. Computer-based software is likely to have more features and be more powerful than the software you can use on your iOS or Android device.


Not every software works on every platform. iMovie, for instance, will only work with Macs and iOS. While a lot of software and apps are cross-platform, be sure to look into it before committing to specific software.


Are you looking for completely free software or one that you can upgrade as needed? The software on this list is free but some of the options listed give you the option to upgrade for more features.

10 Free Video Editing Software for YouTube

To get the most from your YouTube videos, you’ll want to have software to edit your videos before you upload them to the platform. Here are our picks for the best free video editing software for YouTube. There are video editing options here for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux, so you can get a great free video editing software no matter what platform you use.

Platforms: GNU/Linux, Mac, Windows

Shotcut isn’t pretty. It’s open-source software that looks exactly like what you would expect free, open-source software to look like. But, looks aren’t everything, right? This platform performs very well and offers the features you need. If you can make it past the ugly exterior and not-so-intuitive user interface, Shotcut can be used for trimming and exporting. It does have limited transitions available, but if you just need to edit your creations for uploading to YouTube, Shotcut has you covered.

Platforms: Mac, iOS

If you’re a Mac or iPhone user, you’re probably familiar with iMovie. We think it’s one of the best options out there for YouTube influencers who need an easy-to-use software for Macs. iMovie offers up the basic video editing features you’d expect like cropping, trimming, and clip arrangement. You can also use it to add visual effects or titles to your videos as well as editing audio files, so iMovie covers your bases. And, once you have your video looking just how you want it, you can share directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo quickly and easily.

Platforms: Steam, Linux, Mac, Windows

Blender is not only a video editing software but can also be used for animation, rendering, modeling, VFX, or even game creation. The video editing tools are a bit limited; you can trim videos and add transitions or filters. Blender uses a timeline so you can add your video, audio, and image files to your projects and arrange them easily. In addition, Blender offers a live preview, histogram, and chroma vectorscope displays. To up the creative freedom game, Blender offers speed control and layer adjustment as well as audio mixing and waveform visualization.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows

Despite its dated website, Lightworks offers up a user-friendly interface and a great collection of features. It provides a selection of transitions, visual effects, and trim options that help YouTubers create stunning videos. Lightworks supports all popular video file formats and is optimized to help you save time on exporting files so you can get them up on your YouTube channel faster. There’s even a Multicam editing feature that makes it easy to edit footage that was captured by two or more cameras.

Platforms: Mac, Windows

Wondershare Filmora makes it easy for YouTube creators to produce and edit videos that look just as good as anything a video editing professional could do, even if they don’t already have video editing skills. This free video editing software for YouTube has an intuitive user interface that makes it a standout option for beginners while still providing all of the video editing tools you need to create gorgeous YouTube videos that your subscribers will love. Filmora lets you add video, image, and audio files to your project and includes all of the basic video editing tools like cutting and trimming videos, as well as advanced features like video stabilization, de-noise, and more.

Filmora also includes an effects library so you can add interest to your videos with color grading and text and image overlays. It also has a large royalty-free audio library with music and sounds effects you can use on your videos. Up the creativity with chroma-key (green screen) and split-screen video features.

Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows

Openshot is a free video editing software for YouTube that has a relatively user-friendly interface. Similar to Shotcut, it offers limited animation effects. Having said that, though, Openshot is a great option for YouTube creators. While there are minor differences with editing features, Openshot’s editing environment is different. Instead of on-screen editing, Openshot uses floating windows. This essentially means that your editing happens through the use of layers represented by separate windows within the software.

Platforms: Mac, Windows

HitFilm Express is a free video editing software for YouTube that doesn’t feel like it should be free. It comes with tons of features that YouTube creators will love and, with a small investment, you can get access to even more features. To be honest, though, the software is great without any addons. HitFilm Express includes:

  • Dozens of keyboard shortcuts
  • Auto-save as frequently as every minute
  • Labels for 3D effects, text, models, composite shots, images, and more
  • Set a custom maximum undo level
  • Crop a clip and animate it to control which part is visible
  • Default template options including 1080p Full HD
  • Helpful select tool to grab everything before or after the playhead
  • Mix and balance audio
  • Add unlimited video and audio tracks

Platforms: Windows

Windows Movie Maker is, as the name implies, for the Windows operating system. Movie Maker 10 can help you make movies from your photos, video clips, and music and provides basic video editing functions like video joining, adding background music, and text caption to more advanced features like image filter, transition effects, and pan-tilt-zoom effects. Movie Maker supports most popular media formats: mp4, WMV, Mkv, MOV, Avi, MPEG, mpg, mts, jpg, png, gif, mp3, m4a, and wav files.

In addition to the features we’ve already mentioned, Movie Maker can be used to overlay text captions and emoticons, add still picture-in-picture, adding title slides, and access to 30+ transition effects (including fade, ripple, cross-zoom, wave, pixelate, square wipe, and more) for photos and videos and 30+ fonts for text overlay. You can also use the music editor for clip trimming, fade-in, and fade-out effects.

Platforms: Online

Do you need a quick editor for your YouTube videos? Clipchamp is definitely worth a look! It’s an online video editor so you don’t need to download any software. Plus, it’s so easy to use. While Clipchamp doesn’t produce HD videos, it does export to MP4 and allows video, images, and audio. With Clipchamp, you can change the speed of any video clip, resize or crop, rotate and flip videos, fade-in or fade-out your audio or video files, and pick from a dozen filters to add more visual interest to your video.

To use Clipchamp, you simply upload your files to the Clipchamp website and drag them onto the timeline. From there, you can rearrange the files and clip what you don’t want. Since Clipchamp is online, it works for all operating systems.

Platforms: Windows

YouTube vloggers, listen up! VSDC lets you import existing video clips or record directly from your webcam. The interface is user-friendly and VSDC offers several great options that seem like they were built with YouTubers in mind: Instagram-like filters, titles, shapes and effects (both visual and audio), and voiceovers. Plus, you can export directly to YouTube or your other social media platforms easily.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best video editing software for YouTube beginners?

For most YouTube beginners, whatever video editing software you already have on your computer is fine. For Mac users, this would be iMovie, which is on our list of free video editing software for YouTube. For Windows users, you can use your Photos app to build a basic YouTube video. If you find yourself wanting more editing capabilities, however, we recommend Wondershare Filmora because it includes several overlays, effects, templates, and transitions that will make your YouTube videos better.

What do most YouTubers use to edit their videos?

From our experience, there are a few video editing software for YouTube that YouTube creators use: Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro. It’s important to note that Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro are not free; iMovie is definitely the most popular video editing software for YouTube influencers who use Mac OS.

How can I improve my video quality?

There are so many things that can be done to improve the quality of your YouTube videos! For starters, simply clean your recording space. If you, like many YouTube influencers, film your YouTube videos in your room, take the time to ensure that your background is neat and tidy so your viewers aren’t distracted. If possible, use a clean wall or a backdrop of some sort (a sheet with a solid color is just fine). In addition to clearing out your space, there are a few other things you can do to improve YouTube video quality:
The right lighting can make an enormous difference in the quality of your videos. You can always buy lighting tools or just use natural light (like sunlight)!
Image Stabilization
Use a tripod or other solid surface to keep your video from being shaky. Image stabilization is one of the easiest ways to improve the quality of your videos and keep viewers watching longer.
If your sound is bad, people aren’t likely to continue watching your video. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to create great sound. You can buy a quality microphone or if you just don’t have the cash right now, you can take a page out of business influencer and fitness influencer Chalene Johnson’s book and just use your smartphone with a blanket over your head and the phone to create a barrier between you and the noises of the world. Seriously, that’s how she’s recorded some of her podcasts in the past.
Video Editing Tools
A quality video editing tool is another great way to make sure that your videos are more appealing to viewers. You can’t go wrong with any of the free video editing software for YouTube we’ve included on our list here. Take the time to edit your YouTube video to show your viewers that you believe in the content you’re producing.

What skills do video editors need?

Don’t tell the professionals, but you don’t actually need much in the way of skills if you’re using one of the free video editing software for YouTube on our list. You need only to record your video and let your editing software guide you.

What are the primary functions of editing?

Most video editing software should include the tools you need for basic video editing. This includes trimming, rotating, cropping, joining or re-sequencing clips, adding sound, transitions, and special effects, and adjusting brightness and contrast.

What are the steps in video editing?

Video editing involves five key steps:
1. Logging: the process in which video footage is watched and labeled according to its content
2. First assembly: the first cut of the entire video
3. Rough cut: the first stage in which the film begins to resemble its final product
4. Excellent cut: second stage
5. Final cut: the third stage; this is the final video with all edits complete

How can I improve my video editing skills?

To improve your video editing skills you need to practice. Choose the video editing software you’re going to use and just start editing and playing around with the features. You don’t have to publish the videos, just use your video editing tool a lot to find what works for you.

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September 26, 2020

Using Social Media to Increase Blog Traffic for Free

If you are looking for free ways to increase blog traffic and how to use social media to increase traffic, you should read this.

As social media is becoming more and more populated with users world wide, many marketers and companies (like McDonald’s) are using Facebook to maximize their potential. By using social media to increase blog traffic for free, you can save up on advertising costs, viralize your traffic for more visitors, getting more exposure, make more friends, make more money, be famous and many tons more.

On top of that, this is the real reason why you would want to use social media to increase your blog traffic.

Google is dying! Yes it is true. Social media sites like Facebook is already catching up with Google in terms of most visited sites. And in years or even months to come, Facebook is going to out-beat Google if Google did not do anything about it.

But what this shows is that social media site is getting really popular and it is the hottest stuffs on the internet. After so much of analysis and gathering data, most of the webmasters who do online marketing, are using social sites for their websites and businesses. Even McDonald is using social sites (and media) even though you know that they are already very successful.

Using social media to increase traffic

Let’s start with the basic. Using Facebook, the simplest way to get someone to visit your websites is by posting status updates on your wall. You may post your blog URL if you want to increase blog traffic or just your regular website.

But these are just among your friends and contacts. Not more. What you can do to reach out to larger audience is by creating pages and inviting your friends to like your page. However, is you will definitely realize that not many will like it because simply they do not know who you are or basically, if you are not recognized, no one will bother to like your pages.

Fortunately, there is a proper way or rather a strategy to increase traffic. One of the ways is to create events like outing, public relationship or contest. However this requires some investments and that is not what we want.

The better and free way to increase traffic using social media is to create a page that uses emotions. Like for example, “Save these animal by not.” These kind of pages will help to get the sympathy of others and therefore will get more people to like your pages. Having that said, it doesn’t mean it has to be animal or saving something. Make sure that it is related to your website or products.

And lastly, do remember to place your website link on your page so your ‘fans’ will know where to proceed after liking your page!