Who to Check Out and Follow on YouTube

Interested in watching more YouTube videos? Just join the throngs of others doing the same. According to YouTube, the video viewing platform has more than 1 billion users. From entertainment channels and silly cat videos to educational courses and makeup demonstrations, YouTube truly has something for everyone.

While deciding who to watch and follow on YouTube is a personal decision, the following tips can help you get started and get the most out of this video-sharing site:

Consider Your Interests

To help decide who you should follow on YouTube, start by thinking about your hobbies and interests. If you are into fashion, search Kia Marie, Amy Serrano or FashionablyAMY on the site. If you like learning new things, you can find thousands of tutorials on any number of subjects, from Disneyland trip tips to learning a new language. And if you adore certain entertainers, you will certainly find their YouTube channel and stay up to date with their latest work. Once you narrow down the topics that interest you, it will be easier to look up certain channels and people, and YouTube will not seem so overwhelming. For example, consider the following suggestions:

If You Like Health and Fitness

There is no shortage of health-related videos on YouTube—so if you are a life-long fitness aficionado or just getting into eating more healthily, you will find lots of information and interesting people and companies to follow. For instance, Dr. Sam Robbins is an immensely popular YouTuber—he is an anti-aging and hormone specialist and nutritionist who posts interesting videos on a number of subjects; if you subscribe to him, you will easily see his most current videos.

Another great way to learn more about health is by subscribing to a number of company channels—for example, Amway’s YouTube page provides a great mix of health and beauty videos along with basic info about the business. If you have always wondered “What does Amway do, anyway?” check out the company’s YouTube videos that discuss the company and its goals, as well as the videos devoted to specific products and how they can help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

If You Are Sad When a TV Show Ends

If you feel serious pangs of sadness when you finish a Netflix series or season of a show on TV, you can turn to YouTube to learn more about it and get additional “fixes.” A great example of this is the “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” series on Netflix—viewers who enjoyed this series were delighted to learn that Kondo has a YouTube channel that is chock full of additional tutorials on T-shirt folding and the like. Type in your fave TV show or Netflix series names on the YouTube search bar—you will probably find at least one related channel you can subscribe to.

If You Love to Cook

If you are looking for inspiration in the kitchen—and/or like watching entertaining cooking videos, YouTube definitely has you covered. TastingTable lists a number of cooking related channels to check out and subscribe to on YouTube—for instance, “The Victorian Way” shares classic English recipes from the early 19th Century. You can also search for and subscribe to your favorite chefs. For instance, Gordon Ramsay currently has millions of followers and he regularly posts videos with restaurant reviews, as well as helpful tutorials that will help you to be a better cook—in this video, Ramsay explains how to master five common cooking skills.

YouTube is Your Proverbial Oyster—You Can Make it What You Want

There is so much content on YouTube, it may seem overwhelming at first. But by considering your interests and who you would like to see more of, you can get a better idea of what to enter into the site’s search bar, and become one of the 1 billion people who enjoy visiting YouTube on a regular basis.