YouTube started as a fun way for people to share their videos, but it didn’t take long for it to change into an online resource that can help support your hobbies and help you to save money. Now, there are many other video sites on the Internet that can save you literally hundreds of dollars every year. If you don’t think it is possible, consider all of these sites that can help you save some serious cash:
YouTube—Started in 2005 by three friends who used to work at PayPal, YouTube now streams 4 billion videos per day, according to Wikipedia. While you can certainly find fluff and even offensive videos of crimes such as beatings being committed, there are many videos specifically designed to help consumers. Recently my space bar was sticking on my laptop. Instead of taking it in to be repaired, I watched a few YouTube videos and fixed it myself. Another blogger reported that her husband fixed their kitchen sink plumbing by watching how to do it on YouTube.
Besides saving you on repair bills, YouTube can also teach you how to do any number of money saving things such as grow your own garden, treat pests in your garden, and prepare cheap food (I love Clara’s Depression Era Cooking).
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