It's great to know that you are interested in vidIQ, which is a powerful tool for YouTube creators to optimize their channels and grow their audience. Unfortunately, there is no option to sign up for the paid plan without a valid credit or debit card, even for the free trial.
However, the free version of vidIQ still offers valuable tools to help you with your YouTube channel. Here are some features that you can access using the Basic (free) version:
Video Scorecard: Get an overview of important metrics like views, comments, engagement, etc., for any video on YouTube.
Channel Audit: Analyze your YouTube channel's performance and identify areas for improvement.
Keyword Research: Discover popular keywords and tags related to your content to improve your video's SEO and discoverability.
Competitor Tracking: Keep an eye on your competition and compare your channel's performance.
Trend Alerts: Stay updated on the latest trends and opportunities in your niche.
In addition to using a valid credit or debit card, you can also upgrade your vidIQ subscription using other payment methods like PayPal, or via Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Each of these options provides a convenient and secure way to pay for your subscription.
For more information on the payment methods supported by vidIQ, please check out this helpful article: Which payment methods do we support?
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