Content marketing is nothing new, but it has become serious business for a lot of bloggers, small businesses and marketers using the web.
And you know what? It’s now 2016 and content marketing will continue to be at the forefront of digital marketing for many more years to come.
Why has content marketing become so popular?
Because it works is the simple answer!
People consume more content now than ever before, whether it’s contextual, audio, video, visual and imagery, what ever type of content it is, consumers depend on good reliable content to help them make better buying decisions.
Advertising just doesn’t cut it anymore. And with mobile technology constantly advancing, we’re now consuming even more content on the go.
So amongst the plethora of content marketing platforms out there, along with the strategies being used today, video marketing and video content stands out amongst them all.
It is a fact that more bloggers and marketers today are making better use of this powerful medium. I’m not talking about creating video content, but also consuming video content
Here’s an interesting statistic;
Online video users are expected to double by the year 2016 to a staggering 1.5 billion.
That’s a pretty big deal in my opinion. What do you think?
Let’s take YouTube for example. These days, who needs to pay for expensive online courses, or even hire specialists when you can just about YouTube anything.
If you’re a blogger just starting out, YouTube is your friend.
Helping bloggers tune into the right channels
With hundreds of thousands of YouTube channels in existence, there are many dozens of users actually worth following or at least being subscribed to.
The kind of users I’m talking about are the ones that spend time and energy, creating and publishing useful and educational content on YouTube.
As a blogger building a business, I depend on consuming reliable video content regularly. I’ve found watching useful videos over the years to be both educational and entertaining too.
That’s the great thing with video content, whether you’re watching another blogger or expert teaching you something useful, reviewing a product or simply providing some practical tips. Watching them makes you feel connected with that person, on a personal level much greater than just reading a blog post tutorial.
The other great thing about videos is that they can be watched on virtually any wireless device, and from almost anywhere with a decent enough Wi-Fi or 4G connection.
OK enough waffling on, in this post I want to share with you 10 extremely useful, educational, inspiring and resourceful YouTube Channels, that I think every blogger should be subscribed to, let’s dive in.
Oh by the way, If you just so happen to be reading this list, and you happen to be one of the lovely peeps mentioned below, thanks for creating such amazing content, really thanks!
10 YouTube Channels For Bloggers
#1 Smart Passive Income
This channel is maintained by the one and only Pat Flynn. Pat’s videos are some of the most useful and valuable you’ll ever watch to help you develop and promote your blog or your online business.
Pat is a pretty big deal in the online entrepreneurial world, his blog alone is supercharged with awesome content, and is the ultimate resource spot. His income reports are testament of what can be achieved in online business. Asides from his blog Pat also hosts an extremely popular and educational podcast.
Pat’s YouTube channel includes videos on online business strategies (case studies), traffic and conversion strategies, podcast tutorials, and other various online business tips and tricks and much more. Pat currently has over 30,000 subscribers to his channel, you should be one of them. You can check out Pat’s videos and subscribe to his channel here.
#2 Chris Ducker
When it comes to organising yourself and managing your time better when working from home, regardless of the type of online business you have, Chris Ducker, a successful entrepreneur and authoritative blogger from the UK certainly knows his stuff.
Chris is known as the virtual CEO and is the author of Virtual Freedom book which is available here on Amazon (aff). His YouTube channel shares videos on virtual assistance and outsourcing, online business and entrepreneurship, blogging tips and strategies, reviews and much more. You can subscribe to Chris’s YouTube channel here.
The two YouTube channels above are certainly worth subscribing to, as there is so much to learn from these guys. And most of the stuff they share in their videos you can take action and start applying to your blogging or online business efforts.
#3 Lisa Irby
Lisa Irby is another popular blogger, and she’s certainly killing it with her YouTube channel right now. She maintains 2CreateAWebsite.com and her channel has over 150 useful videos.
Lisa has a large audience on YouTube, over 60,000 subscribers and counting. Her channel includes videos on blog development, blog monetization, traffic and promotion, blog marketing and case studies. You can learn more about Lisa on YouTube and subscribe to her channel here.
#4 Miss Ileane Speaks
Miss Ileane Smith is well known in the blogging community for her popular blog BasicBlogTips.com.
I’ve had the honour of guest writing on her blog several times in the past, and her YouTube channel is loaded with useful videos and tutorials on blogging, WordPress, social media, YouTube tips, Google Analytics and traffic generation tips, website reviews, online tools and much more.
I enjoy watching her videos because Ileane has a bubbly personality, she’s always smiling and most of her videos are short and to the point, but they provide great value. In addition to Miss Ileane’s YouTube channel she also runs an informative podcast. You can check out the latest videos on Miss Ileane’s channel and subscribe here.
#5 James Wedmore
When it comes to video marketing and generating traffic from YouTube, James Wedmore knows a thing or two about this. James is the co-founder of the popular Video Traffic Academy course (aff), he also runs James Wedmore TV, an info packed YouTube channel which is crammed with amazing and useful videos that will help you harness the power of YouTube and video marketing to promote your business or your blog. Subscribe to James’s channel here.
#6 Google Webmasters
If you really want to succeed in blogging, you need to be involved in SEO to some degree, and if you’re just starting out, the whole SEO thing can be pretty mind boggling to say the least. To keep up with all latest news, updates, trends and events going on around the SEO world, particularly Google, and to see what Matt Cutts (head of the web spam team at Google) has to rant about in his next video, as an SEO blogger and webmaster I’d highly recommend subscribing to the Google Webmasters YouTube Channel.
#7 John Chow
John Chow was one of the reasons why I started blogging almost 5 years ago, he is an inspirational blogger who has been very successful with blogging and making money online through strategic affiliate marketing. Whilst his blog has a lot of useful information on blogging, blog monetization and affiliate marketing, John’s YouTube channel also shares videos on blogging, money, lifestyle and success. His inspirational video below will get your blogging mojo back up in no time. You can find his channel here to subscribe to.
#8 Derek Halpern
Derek Halpern is a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, blogger and the founder of SocialTriggers.com, which is an extremely popular online marketing strategy blog.
In addition to his blog, Derek also maintains an active YouTube channel with more than 20,000 subscribers, and over 50 useful videos on marketing tips for bloggers and entrepreneurs, networking tips, productivity tips and much more. You can follow Derek’s updates on his YouTube channel here.
#9 Alex Beadon
Alex Beadon specialises in marketing, branding and business. Her inspirational blog AlexBeadon.com is packed with great tips on productivity, getting more customers and building a more profitable business online. Her YouTube channel is also packed with some great videos on social media and creating an online presence, creative business advice, self-improvement tips, entrepreneurial and blogging tips. You can visit her channel and check out some of her videos here.
#10 Nathalie Lussier
Last but certainly 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 information and advice packed channel on YouTube.
Her insightful and educational videos include tips on productivity and time management, selling yourself and your products and services, online business advice, self improvement, motivation and goal setting, WordPress training, WordPress SEO, business book reviews and much more. Nathalie’s channel was one of the first I ever subscribed to as a blogger. You can check out her videos and subscribe to Nathalie’s channel here.
Blogging is a business, a business you can build yourself, but not one you can nurture by yourself. You simply can’t do it alone.
There is a wealth of valuable information out there to discover, information that is free to consume to help you build a more successful and profitable blogging business.
These are just a small handful of great YouTube channels worth subscribing to, I’m sure there are plenty of others that I’ve not mentioned here, if you run a YouTube channel that deserves to be listed here, get in touch with me and I’ll add it to the list.
P.s. Don’t forget that you can also subscribe to my channel here. I love to share tips on blogging, WordPress hacks, product reviews and tutorials etc…