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Top 10 YouTube Channels to Improve Your Productivity


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It is safe to say that on YouTube, there is something for everyone. It is the most popular video platform today, going from 1 to 1 billion viewers in a decade since it launched in 2005. And the positive trend seems to continue. It has 1.9 million monthly active users logging in to watch videos. YouTube is the second most popular social media platform after Facebook, with 79 percent of all Internet users having an account. And since it supports 80 different languages, 95 percent of the Internet population can navigate the platform.

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Popularity of YouTube

People love to watch videos from YouTube for several reasons. One reason is that there is always something new to watch. About 720,000 hours of video are uploaded on the platform daily, which is about 500 hours of new video material every minute. From these new videos, a great number of people are discovering new products and services, learning new things, or discovering new ideas.

The Top 10

Videos about productivity, tips and tricks, and other life hacks are some of the most watched videos on YouTube. We all have a finite number of hours a day to accomplish what seems to be an ever growing list of to-dos. And so we try to look for help to achieve our personal goals, business objectives, or life dreams. Here are our top 10 YouTube channels to help improve your productivity based on their message of practicality, usefulness, and being specific.

1. Thomas Frank

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Thomas Frank joined the YouTube platform in 2006. He is the founder of the College Info Geek website that aims to help people learn effectively, spend less time studying, and become more productive as a student or professional. The videos include study tips, advice to combat procrastination, reading and note-taking strategies, and more. The videos in his channel have been viewed more than 89.7 million times. The most popular video is titled How to Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique, with 4M views. The most recent video is about his suggested One Hour Morning Routine, published 5 days ago.

2. Lavendaire


Lavendaire is hosted by Aileen, a content creator and entrepreneur. She also describes herself as an artist of life. The Lavendaire channel is about personal growth and lifestyle design, having joined YouTube in 2014. Since then, the videos have garnered a total of 63.7M views, with 925,000 subscribers. The most popular video in the Lavendaire channel is titled 10 Ways to Reduce Waste, seen by 3.5M viewers. Her latest upload 6 days ago shares tips on how to start the new year and new decade with a crystal clear vision.

3 Mariana’s Study Corner

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Mariana’s Study Corner is the channel of Mariana who is from Lisbon, Portugal. She is the founder of a small community of people focused on studying, learning, and self-development. The channel started in 2015, and her videos have been seen over 34.7M times. The most popular video in Mariana’s Study Corner is about the best, fastest note-taking method, seen by 1.8M viewers. In her latest video uploaded 5 days ago, she discusses her best organization system as of the latest time.

4. Dotto Tech

Dotto Tech

Dotto Tech is hosted by Steve Dotto, who previously hosted and produced Dotto Tech on TV for 15 years. He joined YouTube in 2006, and the videos in his channel have received more than 21.5M views. The channel has 257K subscribers, and the most watched video in his channel is titled Google Maps, 5 Awesome Tips, which was watched over 1.1M times, although the video was published 5 years ago. The most recent video is about his review of the new Apple AirPod Pro.

5. Teacher’s Tech

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Teacher’s Tech is hosted by Jaime Keet, an educator for 15 years, who have taught elementary through high school, and who was also a coach to teachers in the use of technology. Jaime is an Instructional Coach, a M.Ed, and Google for Education Certified Trainer. He started the channel in 2013, and his videos have been watched for a total of 16.1M times. The most popular video is a Shotcut Video Editor Tutorial for Beginners, with 835K views. The latest uploaded video is titled 3 Ways I Use Camtasia to Make My Videos, published 2 weeks ago.

6. Gillian Perkins

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Gillian Perkins is an author, entrepreneur, and marketing strategist. She shares tips that combine technology, analytics, and psychology to help online business owners become 10 times more productive in their sales. Gillian joined YouTube in 2012, and her videos have received a total number of 12.9M views. Her most popular video is titled 7 Work-at-Home Jobs that Pay $100 or more. It has been seen 1.6M times. In her latest video uploaded 2 days ago, she shares one of the easiest ways to earn passive income.

7. Keep ive

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Keep ive is a channel that provides a guide to productivity apps and software through tutorials, webinars, how-to articles, and free and premium courses. The channel started in 2011, and since has garnered 98.5K subscribers. The Keep ive videos have been watched more than 9.6M times. It’s most popular video was a review of the Top 10 Note-taking Apps published 2 years ago, and watched by 266K viewers. The most recent video uploaded is a review of Evernote as The Best Filing Cabinet Ever!

8. Simpletivity

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Simpletivity is a YouTube channel hosted by Scott Friesen. The videos shares productivity tips, introduces technology apps, and discusses time management ideas, among others. The Simpletivity channel started in 2015, and the videos have received over 5.5M views. Scott also provides speaking presentations, training, and Trello consulting. The most popular video is about The Best Way to Manage Files and Folders (ABC Method). The newest video uploaded in the channel shares tips about the best way to stop distractions.

9. Carl Pullein

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Carl Pullein is a personal productivity specialist, presenter and author. His channel is all about productivity, time management, and self-development. The videos Carl shares include tips, tricks, and know-how to help viewers become better organized and productive. He started in YouTube in 2013, and his videos have been watched more than 2.6M times. The most popular video in this channel is titled 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Evernote in 2019, having been seen 78,000 times. His most recent video is about how to prioritize your work, with inspiration from the medical profession.

10. Productivityist


Productivityist is a channel founded and hosted by Mike Vardy, a personal productivity expert for over a decade. The channel started in 2014, and the videos have received a total of 25,700 views. The goal of the Productivityist channel is to share ways how the viewer can combine and reconcile their intentions with their attention. The most popular video is about his explanation on why he is leaving GTD (Get Things Done) behind, with 5000+ views. The most recent video about his latest efforts about recording video and his fears about it.


Online videos and its influence will continue to impact our lives and culture. Videos about productivity have become the most popular manuals in improving our personal and professional lives. However, we should continue to be discerning and critical in what we allow our minds to absorb, making sure that the ideas, and even how they are presented, are constructive.

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