Save $$$ Watching YouTube Videos

by | Mar 27, 2019

I can honestly say that I have saved hundreds of dollars by watching YouTube videos.  Not a bad deal!!

A recent example was when my automotive repair shop quoted me $80 to replace the cabin air filter in my Prius.  After searching and watching a YouTube video (< 4 minutes), I ordered the part from Amazon (about $9) and had the replacement in place in about 15 minutes.  My savings was over $70 and a scene that I have duplicated multiple times.

This savings is one reason why I believe that gaining some facility with YouTube is a Senior Essential.  It offers so much including News, Entertainment and of course, Learning.

Even though watching a video on YouTube is FREE, I think it’s also  important to understand how YouTube (owned by Google) makes money.


Then there are other essential skills and knowledge.  Do I really need to log in?  Do I need to install the app on my iPhone or iPad to take advantage of the platform.  How do I search for a video.

These are all questions that we answer in this week’s featured Recipe #440 YouTube Video Basics.


Featured Recipe

Recipe #440 will give you the basic skills you need to understand and use YouTube for news, entertainment and learning.

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Additional Information

The Senior Tech Club has covered social media tools extensively.  Here are additional Recipes and Nuggets for members that wish to pursue additional and/or advanced information on the some of your favorite social media platforms:


Senior Tech Club Recipes and Nuggets on Social Media pltforms:

Social Media for Older Adults
Social Media for Older Adults

This Senior Tech Club recipe will provide an introduction to social media and top platforms, identify some of the benefits and help you navigate some of the challenges. And tops on the list of challenges is learning in a way that is meaningful and appropriate for Senior Tech Club members.

, January 17, 2019
Getting Started with Facebook
Getting Started with Facebook

Facebook is a social media platform that makes it easy for you to connect and share with family and friends online. It is very popular and currently has over 2 billion users worldwide.

The 55+ demographic is the largest growing group of people to engage with Facebook. If you have an interest, you will likely find many people you know already on Facebook.

This recipe will help you understand Facebook and how to get started.

, January 19, 2019
Getting Started with Twitter
Getting Started with Twitter

Twitter is an online news and social networking site where people communicate in short messages called tweets. A tweet may contain photos, videos and text. Tweeting is posting short messages for anyone who follows you and the public. In 2018 Twitter had 336 million active users. It has grown in popularity in the last two years because of its use by politicians to state their positions on an issue.  

Use this recipe to learn the basics and using a recipe to get started with Twitter.

, January 24, 2019
YouTube Video Basics
YouTube Video Basics

YouTube is a website intended to share videos that have been created and uploaded by millions of users around the world. You can watch, like, share, comment and upload videos. 

We feel that YouTube  is an essential website for any Senior.  On YouTube you can find videos that entertain, teach and inform.  We would place learning on the top of the list.  This is what makes the site essential.This recipe will teach you how to find and view videos on YouTube. 

, March 13, 2019