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In the next few sentences, I’m going to share some of the YouTubers that I follow – both in the blogging industry and for my personal amusement. The main goal of this post is to help you find the best learning tools to succeed in the blogging industry.
Blogging YouTubers to Follow
Regardless of proficiency in blogging, it’s an industry where you’ll always keep learning each day. We can learn from personal experiences and the experiences of other bloggers through their blogs or YouTube channels.
Here are some YouTubers I follow who cover the blogging niche that you can learn from either as a budding or an experienced blogger. Let’s go!
1. Catherin Manning
Cathrin Manning is what I’d call a small-big YouTuber. She runs a blog called The Content Bug where she talks mainly about branding and digital marketing, alongside blogging and online money-making ventures.
I haven’t read much on her blog but I watch her YouTube content regularly. She talks about social media promotion like Instagram and Pinterest, blogging, and various strategies for success on YouTube.
Over time, Cathrin Manning morphed into creating content centered around YouTube channel building. If you have plans of ever transitioning into YouTube, Manning’s channel is one of the best places to get started.
2. Niche Pursuits
If you love real-life case studies from blogging projects, Niche Pursuits is one of the best channels for this. Each video features a successful blogger giving their journey in the industry and how they’ve managed to make full-time incomes on their blogs.
A great source of inspiration that’ll give you a sense of direction in your project—and valuable lessons on what and what not to do to increase your chances of success. Most videos are around one-hour long meaning a lot is covered especially if you find a case study in your niche.
You can also visit the Niche Pursuits blog for great articles that’ll offer invaluable knowledge—whether you’re a seasoned blogger or just a beginner.
Hassan from H-educate is one of the most honest YouTubers I’ve seen in a long time. He talks about how to go about various online businesses including blogging.
Some of his most valuable resources include how to go about email marketing and getting the most out of Google Adsense for your blog.
I’m not going to give away any spoilers but on H-Educate, you’ll find free resources that are twice as valuable as most of the expensive courses offered by other blogging gurus out there. Head over to his channel and see for yourself!
4. Income School
If you’ve already started blogging, you are most likely familiar with Income School. It’s from their channel and blog that I got my first blogging knowledge regarding hosting and content writing.
Income School offers some great strategies, especially in regards to creating quality content that ranks. They go into detail about topic research, long-tail keyword research, and content structure.
However, I personally don’t follow their strategies because they never seemed to work for me in my early days. I had to modify them and use knowledge from other bloggers to come up with my own working strategy.
But Income School offers invaluable advice that can be quite handy for budding bloggers. If you’re good at following instructions, you’ll definitely benefit from their free lessons. I don’t know about their blogging courses.
5. Neil Patel
Neil Patel is one of the biggest names in the blogging industry with an almost cult-like following. Both experts and beginners in blogging and digital marketing swear by his strategies and it’s easy to see why.
He has vast experience in the online space and offers great advice on how to get started and thrive in online marketing. His blog neilpatel.com has awesome resources that are easy to follow and are supplemented by his YouTube content.
The only concern with Neil Patel is that his strategies are mostly tailored for businesses rather than individual bloggers. They also require significant monetary investment to pull off.
He may not be of much help if you’re in lifestyle niches. But if you’re working on a blog for your business, he’s the go-to guy.
6. Adam Enfroy
If you want to master affiliate marketing on your blog—Adam Enfroy is your go-to guy. He leveraged his experience as an affiliate manager to build an affiliate blog that earns him hundreds of thousands of dollars every month.
The YouTube channel does a great job of encouraging a money-first approach when launching a blogging venture. Most of my blogging strategy is inspired by Adam’s tips and they are something I’d recommend for anyone planning to make a full-time income from their blogs.
You can visit Adam’s blog for resourceful articles and you can start seeing the money side of blogging clearer than ever before. He also offers a free course without any upsells that I recommend you take a look at.
Non-Blogging YouTubers That I Follow
1. How Money Works
How Money Works talks about how money works! It explains a wide variety of concepts around money including but not limited to inflations, economics, banking, investing, and GDP among many others.
Watching a couple of videos on How Money Works will open your mind to the financial world with each video teaching you things you probably never had any idea about.
Be sure to subscribe to the channel if you want to be in the know on how the financial world works.
2. Jelle’s Marble Runs
The weirdest channel on this list. It’s like the Olympics but instead of people competing—it’s marbles! Yes. Solid marbles—the ones you used to play with as a kid (I still play with them as an adult—don’t judge me).
I’m not going to give much away. You have to see it for yourself. I guarantee you’ll find yourself binge-watching at least 10 videos in one sitting.
Here’s my favorite video from the channel. Enjoy!
3. Breaking Points
Still, on news and journalism, Breaking Points is a channel run by independent journalists (Krystal and Sagaar) who are dedicated to reporting the news as it is.
Like Timcast, they also have a podcast that you can follow on all major podcasting platforms. If you’re skeptical about mainstream media, Breaking Points can be a reliable and unbiased news source.
4. Spencer Cornelia
Spencer Cornelia’s channel focuses on finance and money with a specialty in the analysis of online ‘money gurus’.
He does an excellent job of exposing fake financial gurus, pyramid schemes, and any other type of charlatans you can find on the internet, especially on Instagram.
You’ll always find Cornelia’s videos insightful and he gives occasional financial advice that you employ in your life.
5. Alpha Gaming
Senpai Gaming isn’t really a gaming channel. Hosted by Harris Heller, the channel seeks to teach and give advice on YouTube and Twitch content creation.
If you have plans on getting onto YouTube or Twitch, Harris Heller always has insightful tips which are most valuable if you are in the gaming niche.
Heller also offers free quality music across all genres that you can use on videos or podcasts without worrying about copyright infringements. Check them out on streambeats.com. This Stream Beats guide will show you how to use the product.
6. British Pathe
I love history. British Pathe offers numerous clips of major historical events. You can even find speeches from people like Winston Churchill, and Benito Mussolini, among many other major historical figures from the 20th century.
One of the most interesting clips I’ve seen on the channel is that of early test flights before man managed to get a plane in the skies. You can watch it here.
Learn on YouTube
YouTube can be both a learning and an entertainment tool. If you’re getting started in the blogging industry, the blogging YouTubers I’ve mentioned offer invaluable advice that’ll make you achieve your goals faster if you put in the work.
H-Educate and Income School offer the best lessons for individual bloggers who intend to do all or most of their writing by themselves. Neil Patel would be the best for company blogs that involve hiring a team of writers.
Feel free to try out the other personal YouTube channel recommendations I’ve given you, and let me know what you think in the comments section below.