How to Create Animated Videos for YouTube as a Beginner

In this article we are going to show you how to create animated videos for YouTube without knowing graphic designing, animation or video editing. We have been doing it effectively for many years and we know you can do it too.

Many bloggers and internet marketers leverage the power of YouTube successfully to bring in a ton of traffic to their niche websites and affiliate campaigns. We personally know many YouTubers who create faceless videos and generate thousands of dollars in affiliate revenue every month.

By faceless videos we mean videos that don’t consists of a human presenter. These videos may contain human voiceovers but not face. These kind of videos are the best way to leverage the power of video marketing for people who are camera shy or introverts or simply don’t want to show their face on YouTube for one or the other reason.

If you belong to one or more of those categories, keep reading. In this article, we are going to show you a few animation video creation tools using which you can create studio-grade animations without breaking a sweat.

Animation videos are a great way to attract an audience and keep them engaged. These kinds of videos have the highest chance of going viral if done right. Now let’s see how to easily create animated videos for YouTube from the comfort of your homes.

This Is How We Create Animated Videos for YouTube

We mainly use 5 different types of animation effects to create videos for YouTube. They are the 2d animation videos, 3d animation videos, talking avatar or the talking toon styled animation videos, live action animation videos, and doodle animation videos.

Like most of you, we don’t know how to do graphic designing or video animation. And that’s why we use some amazing animation software to create the animations mentioned above, within minutes.

We have given below all the tools we use to create animation videos for YouTube and other platforms. Thousands of digital marketers use these same animation tools to create stunning videos and generate tons of affiliate commissions. Let’s have a look at these software.

Create Studio

If you want to create amazing 2D and 3D animations without doing anything complex, Create Studio is the tool for that. Create Studio is a desktop-based video animation tool, which you can use on both PC and MAC. Using this video animation tool you can create videos for almost any occasion and purpose.

We use this tool to create 2D and 3D animated explainer videos, promotional videos, video ads and more. The team behind Create Studio is really responsive and they have been adding and updating the software frequently.

The Create Studio has completely drag-and-drop interface with timeline editor. You can use this tool to create unlimited animation videos in any resolution, including 4K videos.

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Here are the type of animations you can create using the create studio software.

Video Builder

This is an animation tool with a difference. There aren’t many low cost animation tools out there which can do what Video Builder does. And that is to create talking toon styled or talking avatar styled animation videos.

You can create unlimited 3D talking avatar styled videos or spokesperson videos with this tool. This is a cloud base software. In fact, this is one of the first animation tools we used to create animated videos for YouTube.

Surprisingly the simple YouTube videos created with VideoBuilder converted really well. In fact, one simple 3 minute long talking toon styled video that we created reviewing a digital product made us a whopping $540 with a single sale.

Those were the early days of our digital marketing journey. So you can only imagine our joy when we ended up getting a ClickBank sale of $540 with a simple YouTube video.

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Doodleoze

Doodleoze is a desktop-based doodle animation software. Using this tool we can create whiteboard, blackboard, green board, and even glass board doodle animation videos in few clicks.

This tool also allows us to combine doodle draw images, hand sketch animation, and full-motion videos into one amazing video presentation.

Best of all, using this doodle animation tool we can even create hand sketch animation effects on videos. See the demo below to find out what exactly can you create using Doodleoze.

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Viddyoze

Viddyoze is a 3D full auto animation and video software using which you can create breathtaking animations with 3 clicks of your mouse. This is the tool we use to create studio-grade intros, outros, live-action videos, logo strings and more.

If you try this tool once, you will know why this tool is called the next generation video creation software. It is so simple to use, yet so effective.

We have been using Viddyoze for more than five years now without any problems. Viddyoze is a cloud-based software. So you don’t have to download or install anything on your device.
See the demo video below to find out what you can create using Viddyoze.

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Animation Studio

Animation Studio is a 2d drag and drop animation video creator software. You can either create an animated explainer video from scratch using a blank template or create a video using one of the many readymade templates available inside the software.

With the front end purchase, you get access to more than 50 done for you explainer video templates in different niches and markets. This is a low-cost alternative to pricey animation tools.

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How to Create Animated Videos for YouTube

Doodle Maker

This is the recent entry into our collection of video animation tools. This is an intuitive AI-based doodle software using which we can create spectacular, realistic, and professional doodle videos in over 30+ languages within minutes.

Like the Doodleoze software, we can create whiteboard, glass board, blackboard and custom background animation videos with this software. The biggest difference between Doodle Maker and Doodleoze is that the Doodle Maker is a cloud-based software and Doodleoze isn’t.

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Speechelo

Speechelo isn’t a video animation tool. Because we use this tool to generate voice overs for our YouTube animated videos and for other videos in general, we have included this software in our list. It is an amazing text to speech software and the voice-overs created with this tool really sound human.

We personally use the Speechelo Pro version for our projects because it gives us access to premium voices. Also the number of voice and accent options available in the Pro version in significantly more than what is available in the Speechelo standard version.

You can read our review and check out the quality of Speechelo voice overs on the following links.

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Other Tools We Use for Creating YouTube Videos

Doodly

This is the first doodle creator software we ever purchased and used. In fact, we still use Doodly to create YouTube videos in some niches but not as much.

We got the Doodly software during its launch for a one-time price. At present Doodly is being offered with monthly and yearly plans. They have updated the software many times in the past few years and have added many bells and whistles to it.

Originally it was only designed to sketch only black and white doodle images. But recently they have introduced the Doodly rainbow add-on with which you get the colour versions of all the assets you have inside your Doodly dashboard.

But considering the price you have to pay for Doodly there are much better options available today. There are tools that can do much more than what Doodly does available for a fraction of what Doodly costs. Doodleoze and Doodle Maker are two such tools.

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Vidnami

Vidnami is an AI-powered video creator software. Please remember that Vidnami isn’t an animation software. But we use this tool almost on a daily basis in our video projects for YouTube and elsewhere.

All we need to do is paste our script inside the software, choose the voice or upload a voiceover file and generate the video. That’s it. We can crank out hundreds of videos each month using Vidnami.

We usually combine the videos we create using Vidnami with our animation videos produced using other tools, using a video editor.

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Toonly

Toonly is a drag and drop, professional animated explainer video software that can be used to create the cartoon styled animation videos. This animation tool has been developed by the same team that created Doodly.

Like Doodly, Toonly is being offered under monthly and yearly billing plans. So a better alternative to Toonly is Create Studio, which we have listed above. Create Studio is available for a one time payment for a lifetime membership.

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Camtasia

This is the software we use to edit our videos. Camtasia is a screen recording and video editing software. This is one of the few tools we have been using for more than 10 years now. It is really easy to use and is beginner friendly. Only problem with this software is that it isn’t cheap.

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