The media would like us to think Youtube is for kids or a place to go if you want to eradicate brain cells.
This article is my contribution to the movement to prove that Youtube is not just prank videos, cats doing cute things, and fat unshowered gamers.
Like anything, it’s how YOU use it that dictates it’s value.
Youtube Channels That Make You Smarter
DNews is made by the folks who make the Discovery Channel. It’s full of really interesting short videos about history or science.
In a Nutshell makes videos that explain hard things like global energy, foreign policy, economics, and our existence on this planet in short easy to understand animations.
Kahn Academy is full of homework help for kids, or for adults like me who want to re-learn things they might not have paid much attention to in school so they can help their kids with their homework.
TED has hours and hours of the worlds smartest people discussing their ideas for world change.
I Like To Make Stuff is a made by an average joe who builds really neat things around his house. You can learn how to make secret doors, better book shelves, desks, all kinds of stuff.
Linus Tech Tips might not be for everyone, but if you ever want to understand how your Internet router works or what computer monitor is best to buy, this channel is for you. He has tons of explainer videos for every tech topic you can imagine. As well as reviews of most popular tech items.
Youtube Channels That Make You Healthier
FitLifeTV is made by Drew Canole, a juicing and whole foods expert. He has lots of videos about juicing for health, diet tips, fitness tips, and more.
Athlean X is made by pro-athlete fitness trainer Jeff Cavaliere. He has tons of videos about workouts and how the body works. His level of knowledge and experience is hard to match any where else.
Scooby1961 gives you a new video every Thursday designed to help you gain muscle, lose fat, and get ripped the right way. He’s a very honest guy and loves to shoot down the hypey and fraudulent stuff.
Blogilates is one for the ladies. Tons of workouts, meal ideas, and everything else a woman needs to stay motivated and on track with her health and fitness.
FatBurningMan is made by Abel James, a former fat guy who now looks like a fitness model. He has proven so many fat loss myths wrong. I love this channel. Tons of in-depth guidance on what to eat and what not to eat.
MindBodyGreen is full of interviews with health doctors and health scientists. Sometimes the advice is conflicting, but it teaches you that there are multiple ways to get the same result.
Youtube Channels That Make You Happier
Good Mythical Morning is a channel made two guys who do various comedy skits every morning. Ranging from eating extremely weird foods to their impressions of current news. It’s good clean fun for the whole family.
BuzzFeedVideo is a variety channel with mostly funny videos, sometimes weird videos and sometimes serious. Mostly funny though. With 7 million subscribers, it can’t be that bad right?
Tara Brach makes videos about meditation and life transformation. If you’re feeling depressed, stuck in a rut, or you just want to relieve stress this is a great channel to catch up on after work or on the weekends.
ET The Hip Hop Preacher literally changed my life. In 2010 when I was feeling lost and super low confidence, his words inspired me to bounce back. I suggest you start with his older stuff or this famous video of his that swept the Internet.
The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes is full of uplifting interviews that make you feel like anything is truly possible. Lewis covers everything from health to wealth and everything in between. He has a book coming out too that you should checkout here.
SoulPancake I’m not even sure how to describe this channel, but I dare you to try and watch one Kid President video without laughing. This channel is a bad mood destroyer.
Youtube Channels That Make You Wealthy
Shopify is actually a software for starting your own online store, but their Youtube channel is filled with “how to” videos also. If you’ve ever wanted to sell your shirts or sell anything online, this is a good place to start.
Alanis Business Academy is the Kahn Academy of business. Loaded with dozens, maybe even hundreds of videos explaining everything from how to read a profit & loss statement to writing a business plan.
Video Creators won’t directly make you wealthy, but with video marketing quickly becoming the #1 marketing channel I felt this was a must have. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling handcrafted items or houses or stocks, if you can make good videos it’ll help you make more money.
500 Startups is a business incubator/accelerator that has helped launched some of the webs most successful businesses. Their youtube channel is full of event recordings, interviews, how to vids, and more. Great for anyone starting a new business.
Jeffrey Gitomer’s Sales Training is a channel for anyone who wants to learn how to sell better. This is great for any consultants, coaches, real estate agents, and anyone else selling face to face or via the phone. Mastering sales is one of the best ways you can increase your wealth.
Clay Trader is a day trader who teaches people how to invest in the stock market. His channel is full of advice on how to read charts and he has lots of beginner tips too. If you like this you should also check out ProfitsRun, while not updated recently it still has a ton of great videos about buying stocks and options.
That’s 24 channels guaranteed to improve your life.
The next time you hear someone saying Youtube is a time suck, tell them they are wrong and show them this article.
And if you happen to be a business owner, I’ve got over 100 videos of my own on Youtube. My channel is all about online marketing. I cover topics ranging from Google Adwords to coming up with better blog topics.
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