How to Make YouTube Videos Look More Expensive, Even If You have No Budget

I wish I found this secret hack sooner

Gracia Kleijnen
Publish Consistently
2 min readJun 16, 2024


Photo by Skye Studios on Unsplash

What makes YouTube videos look well-edited?


But I suck at them.

That’s where built-in effects come in.

Why I search all of YouTube for free FCP effects

I fell in love with creating YouTube videos in 2018.

Bought a budget camera, tripod, and all that.

But my channel isn’t (yet) monetized. I can’t justify pumping hundreds of euros into my escalated hobby. Because that’s what it is.

Every video is done on the smallest possible budget. Ideally, I don’t spend a dime.

With little to no money to spend, here’s one way I make my videos look more expensive with free pop-up animations.

Pop-up animations with this easy FCP effect

Watch the 4-minute video below.

Dylan John, the creator, dives straight into it.



Gracia Kleijnen
Publish Consistently

Sheets & comics creator. Words on YT, relationships, mental health, productivity & self-development in 35+ pubs. 📕Book author: