Working from home, with mostly digital clients, can feel pretty lonely if i’m not making an effort to stay connected. Since I am self-employed, and work solo most days, I like to incorporate background “noise” into my routine. Whether i’m listening to the news, or letting podcasts or youtube vlogs play in the background, these things help me feel in-tune with current events and trends.
I have created a cyber “squad” of fellow photographers, writers/bloggers and YouTubers. Once a day, I browse YouTube for videos and channels that I find educational or inspirational. I add their content to a watch-later playlist that plays on my television while I work. Since these creators and I are in the same industry, watching their videos helps me stay up-to-date on tricks and trends that will help me be a better content creator.
Here is a list of some of the YouTubers that make up my cyber squad. These channels fall into categories like: travel, photography, lifestyle, art, entertainment, education and more. Some videos are like visual podcasts where the YouTuber talks about industry news and trends. For example, I’ve taken Spanish lessons and watched photoshop tutorials through my YouTubers.
I think of this cyber squad like my co-workers, only instead of sitting at a cubicle behind me, they’re in their own home somewhere else on the planet. If you work from home, I encourage you to create your own cyber squad of vloggers and bloggers to keep you inspired and on your toes. Please share your favorites in the comments section below.