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Do you think DIY videos are useful?

I've seen a lot of DIY videos all over facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and etc. It is literally, every where. Have you tried following one video and ended up being disappointed with the outcome? Because I had, so many times in fact. 

Is DIY videos, useful fo you? And what YouTube channel/s, do you follow for DIY ideas? 

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amelia88

I definitely find them useful. Most of the time, if there's something I don't know how to do, whether it's home DIY projects or even hairstyles/beauty tips, then I look up tutorial videos online.

I'm the type of person who learns by watching others, so those videos make it easy to understand the process of doing something, step by step. When I'm looking up how to do something, I usually just search for what I need to do + DIY and then a whole host of videos show up. Easy peasy!



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nrnlss

I don't know if I am just watching the wrong DIY videos, or I am just not good with crafts.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, same here with me, the person who is doing a DIY on the video that I'm watching feels like it's very easy for him to do what he is doing, but when I am trying to do the things that he is doing, I feel like it's not right or good, that the outcome will be bad.



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emiaj55

Maybe you are watching the right video at the wrong time. But if you are really into the craft you are watching, try watching other videos that would walk you through the basics. Try one with voice instructions as well. There were a lot videos that are actually hard to follow when they only show how it is done.



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allyn2017

I do too, I have clothes that I used now that used to me a rag and now it is good to go clothes.



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menchuuy58

I believe that they are very useful. You can gain second hand information through those videos. You can also experience what others has done first.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, like having an idea from other people so that you have an idea on how you can do it to yourself.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, but it depends on the difficulty of the video.



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menchuuy58

Do it your self videos are great videos. It is nice to watch them. Many lives will be touched and changed by those videos.



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nrnlss

yes, because it will make things easier and some useless things useless.



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stbrians

Am looking for a DIY video on how to put backlinks in a post. I ned to learn this as soon as possible.



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stbrians

Vlogging DIY is really trending. Monetizing these videos can fetch good money. I find these videos very useful. It id good you find them so.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, DIY is really profitable because it is watched by a lot of people.



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vinaya

DIY videos are very useful. I learned many skills through DIY videos. However, in order to benefit from DIY videos, your source should be credible. You should never go after random DIY videos, you should only check videos that are from verified users.
Some of the skills that I use to make money were learned through DIY videos.



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nrnlss

I agree with you and it depends with the channel if how effective the video is.



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Kakashi2020

Some DIY videos in YouTube and other sites are quite useful but one must be always onguard because there are also a lot of false or wrong videos that are not real or produces undesirable results.



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burgosmichael24

Me too. I find DIY videos very useful and have help me a number of ways. It was a good source of information about crafts and aynthing you want to do. I hope I could launch my own DIY channel about making invitations.



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edencaga

Of course. They are useful videos but maybe there are DIY videos that can't be used or maybe rarely used. I like it when I watch DIY videos that is related to home decor or room decor. I love organizing things so planning and decorating my future room are the type of things that I always watch in youtube. Businesses such as DIY souvenirs and art crafts are also one of those things I like.



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allyn2017

I do too, I have watched and tried DYI videos like that. Some turned out good, some are just ok.



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edencaga

Yeah, that's right. Even if it's not really entertaining I still watch those videos but I do skipping as sometimes it makes me bored watching the whole video. I do skip some parts of video and just view the important highlights of the vlog.



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theresajane

I agree with you. There are DIY videos that are extremely helpful and there are those that are considered of no use and nonsense. But the trend of DIY videos is great and has helped a lot of people.



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edencaga

If it's nonesense, I just skip some parts. If it's a long video and there's a lot of talking without action, I just feel bored. Sometimes while the video is playing I do scanning and scrolling hoping to find a better vlog then switch it to another video.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, there are a lot that are impossible to make.



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iambeth

I also love watching videos about organizing. And videos where they make tables or cabinets from scrap wood. They are so creative and very practical. It's fun to personalize your space with DIY projects.



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stbrians

No! Videos are not for me. They consume too much data. It will mean I spent more than what I get.



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HappyLady

The first thing I do when I need to know how to do something is look on youtube. Mostly not so much D.I.Y as for technology answers or on formatting and so on. When the lights failed in my house I immediately looked for how to reset the fuse box. It is great if you are a visual learner like me.



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allyn2017

yes it is, I have a learn a lot of things through watching DIY too.



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edencaga

Aside from DIY's, I also look for some solutions on how to fix things and do things that will benefit the house and other things such as phones, laptop computer and any other materials,such as how to cook this one or that one. My favorite thing to do if not DIY is how I upgrade or fix my phone if there are issues involve on my phone.



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focusedwriter10

Wow, I am also a visual learner like you. I have learned so much by watching DIY videos on YouTube. Whenever I am faced by some technical issues, I will first check DIY videos before looking for a technician. This has saved me a lot.



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vhinz

I was able to fix some problems with my computer by watching Youtube videos. YouTube is actually the place I go first to look for a solution for technical problems or if there is something I wanted to learn.



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vinaya

I started as an online writer. However, these days I also work as a web designer and digital marketer. I learned how to design wordpress websites by watching DIY videos. I also learned digital marketing through Videos. Youtube is a great site to learn things through videos.However, you should be careful about choosing a video to watch. You should always check videos that are created by verified users.



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allyn2017

I have learned a lot from DIY videos, from Turing your old clothes to new and such things. My fave DIY chanel is LaureenDIY.



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Jeane

DIY videos are very useful.

I've learned how to repair many things from these videos and that has saved me a lot of money. The only things I wouldn't try to mess with is plumbing and electricity-related stuff because just one mistake can prove to be quite costly.



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Youngshark

Repair works are especially critical and you can easily mess up and do the wrong thing or inappropriately if one fails to act correctly. simple mistakes could ruin the whole house hence the need for renovators to be called in.



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Jeane

simple mistakes could ruin the whole house hence the need for renovators to be called in.

Which is why you should do some minor repairs only. Things like replacing broken window panes is something anyone can learn from DIY videos. Such things can set you back a couple of bucks if you have a handyman do the work for you.

Another thing that one can learn from DIY videos is how to replace broken floor or wall tiles. Learning how to do a few of these things can save you a lot of money.



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Youngshark

I agree there are various tasks that you should never leave to a handy man as they are doable just with some little help.



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theresajane

Of course, they are very useful. There will always be times when you prefer to save money and not buy something which you can actually make at home. DIY videos are a helpful hand for us to achieve something that we want to create on our own. Not only can you save your money, you also can save the skill and knowledge upon learning from DIY videos.



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stbrians

It is great when you save and make your own things. These videos are very useful. They address what most people need. People also love videos more than what they read. Vlogging is the new trend in town. Soon it is replacing blogging.



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Jeane

People also love videos more than what they read. Vlogging is the new trend in town. Soon it is replacing blogging.

I don't think that vlogs will replace blogs completely. Visual content is great for anything which someone needs to see how it is done practically in order for them to do it well. For anything DIY, visual content rules. That however doesn't necessarily mean that people won't write DIY articles anymore.



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Em14

Yes, DIY is very useful especially to those stay at home mother that needs to save money for the event of their children. Some people make it seriously that they make it as a business and some make it to success. DIY is good when you want a theme to be detailed or wanted to look what you imagined. DIY helps a lot of people that only have is an Internet.



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jaybee19

Yes, some of the DIY videos are truly helpful especially if you want to make crafts that are budget friendly or better, made from recycled materials. However, there are also DIY videos that are just too unbelievable because they always come up with crafts/tutorials that are very unrealistic. On the other hand, the YouTube channel where I always watch DIY videos is 5 Minute Crafts.



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iambeth

I like the ideas in 5 Minute Crafts as well. They have simple and easy tutorials my kid can follow for her school projects.



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jaybee19

True. Their videos are totally easy to follow and their crafts are totally realistic because anyone could do it. I also like the fact that most of their DIY ideas only require materials that are found at home and most of them brings ease to any chore. They also have a lot of ideas about how to recycle plastics and they're very helpful not only to us but for the environment.



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jayjaydimson

I do think so because in DIY videos, you can learn a lot of things and by that, you can even earn money from it.



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Barida

Just like when I was learning how to get better with graphics designing. You always be at that path where you are going to enjoy being part of this kind of situation since you tend to learn things you ought to have paid for free!



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jaymish

I love DIY videos especially from Youtube, I learn so much from them. They are not a perfect solution, because your problem may need to be solved by a professional. I had a problem with my car boot and door and it was too late to go to a mechanic. I looked on Youtube and learned how to fix both. This was a temporary solution offcourse but it worked. If I had left both opened it would have drained the battery and I would have had to spend a lot of money.



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esteban123

I like really DIY from YouTube because they are very informative since I learned many things from it. They helps me a lot to fix some problems especially in my computer whenever I am experiencing some trouble in its operating system. It is good since I can save some time and money as well which I can already used for some important things in my office.



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nrnlss

That's really great! I think I just watched the wrong DIY videos.



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buraks7

Sure I do! They are very useful for people who doesn't have any idea about how to do a certain job. I always watch DIY videos if I don't know exact steps to complete a task. For example, last video I watched was about how to replace headlight bulbs for my Chevy Cruze. It was 5 minutes long and gave me the idea, so I tried and succeeded which saved me from giving 10$ to service. My wife also watches some DIY videos for small home improvement.



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nrnlss

Wow, DIY videos helps you save. That's really great, but I think you need skills to be able to complete DIY stuff.



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DenisP

I’d say that some DIY videos are definitely useful, but a lot of them are just doing it to hop on the trend and grab some easy YouTube revenue. I’m pulling this statistic out of thin air, but I’d say like 20% of DIY videos are genuinely useful, and the other 80% are just a bunch of useless junk that no one would really have any incentive to make.

For example, I once saw a video of a person making a hot glue gun out of cardboard. Not only did the process require using an actual hot glue gun, but when a professional electrician replicated the process, the thing turned out to be an extreme fire hazard capable of burning your house down.

DIY has basically turned into a meme at this point. The only real, reliable DIY is to go to sites or forums with actual hobbyist who take home crafting and DIY seriously.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, some videos are scam. I watched a video once about an erasee that can make the crack of your phone disappear, it was impossible.



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astraherondale

Yes, definitely! DIY videos are easier to understand than written instructions. It is more effective since the audience can clearly see how the process works. Of course, there are some DIY videos which may be confusing, hence the ideal thing to do is to couple the DIY video with a clear step-by-step narration of the tutorial.



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nrnlss

Yes, some videos from Pinterest is really easy and sone videos on YouTube looks easy and yet it was a really hard one.



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Youngshark

I have watched several and they have definitely been useful for me with various tasks. There are always people who are great at doing various staff and it never hurts for them to share their skills. I have depended on their assistance on several occasions.



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nrnlss

Yes I agree with you, and I am really envious to those kind of people. It must be great to have those kind of skills.



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Barida

I think that they are great videos out there that you can try out and get to enjoy the benefits of doing so! I can't forget the time that my laptop was having a software issue and it was one of the DIY videos that helped me to sort the issue out. So, I think that it is nice to try some out.



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nrnlss

Wow, that was great. I only watched diy videos about crafts and arts.



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amelia88

I actually fixed a broken camera lens that I’d dropped on the ground courtesy of a DIY video too. I’m very thankful that the DIY video showed me what to do to pop that lens back into place - it would have been expensive to replace otherwise!



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Martinsx1

I have seen some useful DIY videos on most social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as well as YouTube. Most of the DIY videos are embedded with credible information on how to turn nothing into something useful and save money in the process. There are some silly DIY videos out there which are still funny in a way that it's just to make viewers laugh.



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amelia88

Any DIY videos that can help me easily fix things and save money in the process are fantastic! I’m grateful that people take the time to make videos to help people out. I think most DIY videos aren’t up on YouTube to make people successful from views, but simply to help others which is very nice.



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stbrians

The many videos point at two things:

  • People are searching for DIY hacks.
  • Those who make the videos get traffic.
It is then wise to enter into the business. It is a good one.



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anyone01

Do it yourself (DIY) videos is more famous than ever among the younger era as they do not need to spend their fortunes on matters they could do by means of themselves, plus it's far fun too. It is a trend that is turning into increasingly popular as people maintain to share their personal recommendations with others for reasonably-priced and easy-to-do matters.



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nrnlss

yes, I agree with you and for some people it is really useful and for some who doesn't have skills, well Idk.



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Alymae

True. It is very convenient, fun and easy-to-do. Nowadays, we don't have to pay big amounts of money in order to learn new things specially crafts. You can just learn by watching them and subscribing to sites then they allow you to watch their videos. Some videos are uncommon and really helpful. I specially like those how-to-do recycling videos and creative crafts from used materials.



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overcast

DIY videos can save a lot of time. You can find out that most of those videos are designed to save time and get things done quickly. Something which many of us are in need in everyday life. So on that note you can see that DIY type videos and the content is definitely needed in some cases where people want to build their skills and also good for monetization.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, but it still depends on the skills of the person who is watching.



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overcast

I think skills such as in the DIY videos can be learned. it's not that difficult often times. we are limited with the items usually. like if it's fruit specific DIY, some fruits may not be available in your region and so on. So it depends on mostly the availability and then execution.



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superlicca

I watch a lot of DIY videos and I can say that they are very useful. I learned a lot of things and did not know that things that were almost a trash can still be used. You can save money and time by following these videos. But of course, this will still depend on you. You need to be patient in order to do this. Otherwise, you would want to have someone do this for you or just spend money.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, I agree with you, it really helps us to become more imaginative on the things that we used to have even we do it on our own.



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nrnlss

I agree with you and sometimes it depends on your skills.



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allyn2017

Yes, if you rush it out your outcome will be different from tue video.



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superlicca

That is true. Sometimes, what you do is different from what the video shows. But of course, it only means that you don't follow the instructions carefully. That is why DIY videos are only for patient and people who are also creative.



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overcast

I think we learn more from the DIY videos on the youtube than the school. Most of the time all that we learn in school is the socializing skills. And that may not be always good in case they are limited with the knowledge. So one needs to be super careful of the content.



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focusedwriter10

DIY videos are awesome. Whenever I want to learn something, I always get to YouTube and search for DIY videos on whatever I want to learn.

I worked for a client who deals with woodwork, and I realized DIY videos are a good source of traffic. Also, you gain trust from viewers and visitors. If you have a site and you can make DIY videos, do not hesitate.



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nrnlss

wow, that's really great. Well, if you have skills to do DIY then stick with that.



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mdayrit

They are indeed very useful. Well it actually depends on how it is made. If the video is not really that specific and instructions are not clear, then it is useless for the person watching it. Me, I find video tutorials useful. I actually learned how to make bracelets and amigurumis (crochet dolls/ yarn dolls) through DIY videos. From learning the basics there, I was able to start doing more complex designs. The finished products are actually the items that I sell online. So just by watching a DIY video, I was able to earn extra money.



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overcast

I watch a lot of those videos on the instagram and youtube. Everyday something new to learn. And lot of interesting things to be transferred through such skills. I think in case of something new to learn and then use those skills immediately. It's definitely something that is in my list while browsing.



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nrnlss

J agree with you, there are some D.Y.I videos that seems like skip a step.



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Judas2018

If the person appearing in the video knows their stuff, and is giving clear and resolute instructions then, yes. But I've also seen DIY videos that are a total mess. From a directional standpoint and a production standpoint.



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nrnlss

Yes I agree with yiu, I have seen a lot of DIY videos that are not helpful and very impossible to make.



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NerdIndeed

Yeah, you also need to be a great observer if the one showing them to you is legit and exactly knows what he's doing. I've encountered a YouTuber before who mainly talks about being a digital nomad. He mentioned something that he knows how to program but I can easily tell that he can't.



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vhinz

I do follow certain DIY videos on YouTube. Fortunately, it works for me because I chose to follow only what I think is possible for me to do.



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overcast

Pretty much same with me. I don't follow many DIY channnels which make use of Wood, cement and other difficult stuff. The reason being I can't have those things at home. And making use of the tools for wood is not something I can try either. So it's reasonable to make use of the DIY videos which are out of my control.



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vhinz

If there's a description below the video, I look for the materials to be used and see if I can provide it. It's frustrating to watch and follow the step-by-step instruction just to end up unfinished because the material is not available.



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overcast

Yes that is always a good idea to check the description of the video. Most of the time such videos give a lot of data before checking it out. I think a lot of those videos are harder especially wood and some cutting involved. atleast it is for me.



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nrnlss

That's really nice strategy. And I agree with you with that.



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jayjaydimson

Of course, because it can save our resources, because I have watched a lot of DIY videos, and most of them are recycled materials, and you don't need to buy things just to have new things.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, a lot of DIY videos are about recycling old clothes and such.



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Judas2018

@nrniss I don't understand how someone needs directions on how to recycle old clothing. You can hand down what you want to your younger siblings. Everything else can be given to goodwill. Simple.



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NerdIndeed

Yes, it's useful. YouTube is my go-to platform if I ever need to learn something. From cooking recipes to learning software, to set up things in the house, etc.



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mcnasci24

It could be considered tragic, another way in which loneliness invades us, but the learning process never ceases to be social. Humans, as a species, need to share what they know, manifested in this case in DIYs. My mother, who has the top position of being the best cook I know, did not teach me directly how to cook. The strictly didactic work was delegated to YouTube, which with its countless tutorials allowed me to learn relatively elaborate recipes.



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superlicca

The good thing about DIY Videos is that you can save money since you can do the things on your own without the help of an expert. If you have a tight budget, you can just watch videos on Youtube and follow their instructions. Some of the videos are good since you can use some kinds of stuff that you just keep in your house. Something that you don't expect that can be used.



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luv2xacosta

Yes DIY videos are very useful. You don't need to release money for you hire others to do it when in fact you can do it yourself. Also you are aware of what your going to do since you what kind of outcome you want for your video.



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beerthooyah

It could be used as a reference when you want something to do by yourself. It's just that there are some video tutorials that takes a lot of practice before you could perfect certain tasks. So the key here if you want to do something, you just ave to do it over and over again until you become satisfied with the outcome of your work.



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emiaj55

DIY videos are very valuable these days. Now, every one learns all kinds of crafts just by watching videos and practicing them. I personally learned how to sew and cook dishes by watching videos I found in pinterest.



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knnon

I consider watching DIY videos as a pastime. I always enjoy watching them and trying some of them out for myself. To answer your question, I do think that DIY videos are useful but you shouldn't always expect the same results. That's me speaking from experience as I have more failed DIY projects than successful ones.



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koki12346

I have watched a lot of them and found some of them very useful. Like some gardening DIY, I found some really good tricks in the videos.



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Wenkx03

Theyre very useful. Specially when you need to take away some.of your stuff. I mean as a messy person DIY videos really help me a lot.



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gutzman

I think it depends on what kind of DIY video you're watching and following. Most of the videos that I have watched were very handy. I can use them in certain situations. I do agree though that some of them might just be done to earn views and money but once you've watched a worthy DIY video you'll be addicted. Most of the videos I have watched came from Japanese channel.



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cjctm11

When it comes to DIY, I usually think about effort, more affordable or you just want to be creative. DIY videos was very useful to me specially when it is going to be a gift for someone. I could learn something different than the usual things that you can only buy at stores. Isn't it lovely to build your own gifts to give on someone special.



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burgosmichael24

So far I find DIY videos very helpful and useful for me. Instead of enrolling to a school or training center, you can learn some skills in Youtube DIY videos for free. This can save your time and more easy to follow tutorials. I think that's the reason why there are so many DIY videos in the Youtube because they become in-demand for so many people.



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davedaot04

Yes of course DIY are useful, for me I just watch DIY stuffs on YouTube and copy it, especially when I'm doing a letter for my girlfriend I just follow carefully the instructions told on the YouTube video and that's it, it's super easy to do and I have a lot of fun doing it and it also makes my girlfriend feel special because I didn't buy it, I made effort in doing my gift for her.



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angie828

I really do feel that DIY videos are useful. I do watch them when I am trying to figure out various crafts. For my birthday, my husband purchased pom pom makers for me because I have been wanting to make a pom pom rug for our camper. At first, I was confused by the instructions that were provided as they were not very clear. So then I resorted to youtube and found a video. It really helped me learn how to do it. For me, watching is a lot easier sometimes than reading.



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jessie271

DIY videos are helpful but usually they also take time to do it. If you're in a budget, you can try DIY videos but if you're always in a hurry and you want to save your time, you can just buy instead. It depends on the situation. It's a matter of priority.



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