There are literally thousands of content creators on YouTube these days. We're definitely not in any shortage of content. The great thing about YouTube is that it's not only a great place for creating and distributing content; it's also a hub for finding knowledge, tutorials, and resources.
I mean, if you really think about it, you don't actually need to spend money on expensive courses or books? You can pretty much find anything you want to learn about on YouTube, and for free too.
Yep, we're inundated with content on YouTube. And for the most part, a lot of that content is worthy of our attention.
Of course, everyone with a YouTube channel has something to say these days. We all have different interests, so there's something for everyone.
That said, if you're a blogger or digital marketer, you want to get the most value from watching videos on YouTube, right?
And no, you won't get any value watching random videos of kittens...
You've got to follow the users dedicated to creating valuable content and sharing the most reliable information.
I like to think of myself as a dedicated YouTube content creator. I love to create WordPress and website design tutorials. But as a blogger and internet business owner, I depend on YouTube as my main source of knowledge and information.
Now with smarter technology, especially mobile technology, we can consume videos on the go. That's awesome, don't you think? We can't take that for granted, although most of us probably do.
You could be sitting on a train journeying back from work and watching a YouTube video. You could be waiting at the dentist and watching a YouTube video (not on tooth extraction fails). As long as you watch something useful and valuable, your time isn't wasted.
You feel a certain connection whenever you're watching someone on YouTube. At least, I think so.
That's the beauty of the video medium. It can instill trust and credibility much more effectively than any other content medium, I think.
Right, enough chanting from me. Below you'll find my top 10 of my favorite YouTube channels to follow as a blogger and marketer.
I've followed some of these channels for many years. I'm sure if you haven't already started yourself, you'll find incredible value in them too.
Let's get to it.
This channel belongs to Pat Flynn. The man behind the successful Smart Passive Income blog.
Pat's videos are some of the most valuable and educational you'll find on YouTube when it comes to online business.
Pat is a pretty big deal in the world of internet business if you don't already know. His blog is a hub for educational and reliable business building and growth information.
Pat's monthly income reports are a testament to what can be achieved with an online business and affiliate marketing.
Asides from his blog, Pat also hosts one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.
Pat's YouTube channel includes videos on:
Pat currently has over 260,000 subscribers to his channel; you should be one of them.
Subscribe: You can check out Pat's videos and subscribe to his channel here.
Chris is a successful entrepreneur and an authoritative blogger from the UK. He is otherwise known as the virtual CEO and the author of the brilliant book, Virtual Freedom book, available here on Amazon.
Chris's YouTube channel offers content on:
Chris has over 14K subscribers. And, if you're thinking about building a personal brand business, you should follow Chris's channel, for sure.
Subscribe: You can subscribe to Chris's YouTube channel here.
Lisa Irby is another popular blogger that I've been following since I pretty much started my blogging journey.
Lisa maintains 2CreateAWebsite.com, and her channel currently has over 150 educational videos.
Lisa has an enormous audience on YouTube, over 120,000 subscribers, and counting.
Her channel includes videos on:
Subscribe: You can learn more about Lisa on YouTube and subscribe to her channel here.
Miss Ileane Smith is well known in the blogging community for her popular blog BasicBlogTips.com and IleaneSmith.com
I've had the utmost honor of guest writing on her blog several times in the past. Her YouTube channel is crammed with useful videos and tutorials on:
Ileane brings much more to her channel than useful content; she also brings her loveable and bubbly personality.
In addition to Miss Ileane's channel on YouTube, she also runs an informative podcast over on iTunes.
Miss Ileane Smith has over 10K subscribers, and you should definitely be one of them!
Subscribe: You can check out the latest videos on Miss Ileane's channel, subscribe here, and become a subscriber.
When it comes to video marketing and generating traffic from YouTube, James Wedmore knows a thing or two about this subject very well.
James Wedmore TV is an info-packed channel crammed with useful videos on YouTube and video marketing.
I'm pretty serious about marketing my personal brand business on YouTube, which is why I've invested a lot of time in it recently. I've gotten some great tips over the years from watching James's videos.
James has well over 160K subscribers and counting...
Subscribe: You can subscribe to James's channel here.
SEO should be, without a doubt, an important part of your blog marketing strategy, right?
If you're starting out, perhaps the whole SEO landscape is a little daunting or confusing for you. Don't worry, you'll soon learn how easy it is to practice.
And so, to keep up with all the latest news, updates, trends, and events going on around the SEO world. Particularly Google.
Subscribe: I recommend subscribing to the Google Webmasters YouTube Channel here.
Since this resource post is about providing value to you, it wouldn't be complete without adding WPCrafter to the list.
This channel has a wealth of resources and information, especially when it comes to WordPress tutorials, reviews, and guides for none-techies. It is managed by a great all-around guy called Adam Preiser.
WPCrafter is where you need to be if you want to get all in the latest information on WordPress themes, plugins, hacks, and tricks.
WPCrafter has almost 200K subscribers, and you should be one of them!
Subscribe: You can subscribe to WPCrafter here.
Derek Halper is a well-known and successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and blogger. He is the founder of the online marketing strategy blog, SocialTriggers.com
In addition to his blog, Derek also maintains an active YouTube channel with more than 90,000 subscribers.
His channel has over 100 useful videos on -
Subscribe: You can follow Derek's updates on his YouTube channel here.
Harsh Agarwal is an award-winning blogger from India. I've followed Harsh's journey since around 2009. Following his blog has assisted me in many ways to learn about blogging and using WordPress.
His blog ShoutMeLoud.com is one of the most popular, informative, and educational blogs on blogging and affiliate marketing.
Harsh's YouTube channel is also packed with many practical videos on -
Subscribe: You can visit his channel and check out some of his videos here. Harsh has over 80K subscribers.
Last but not least, we find the YouTube channel of Nathalie Lussier.
Nathalie is a talented and master business strategist, blogger, and digital visionary.
She is the author of her popular blog NathalieLussier.com and manages an informative and advice-packed channel on YouTube.
Her insightful and educational videos include tips on -
Nathalie's channel was one of the first I ever subscribed to as a blogger back in 2010.
Subscribe: You can check out her videos and subscribe to Nathalie's channel here.
Blogging can be challenging at the best of times. But it can also be a profitable online business venture for anyone serious about making it work. It can be a business you build yourself, but not one you can nurture on your own.
There is a wealth of valuable information out there for you to discover. Much of that information is free too. So, check out these top YouTube channels to help you build a more successful and profitable blogging business.
P.s. Don't forget that you can also subscribe to my channel here. I love to share WordPress hacks, website building tutorials, software reviews, tech unboxing, online business strategies, vlogs, and much more. I have a growing community of around 3K subscribers! See you there!