“I think there’s this theory that YouTube creators have a really easy job, like people think these five-minute videos — how much work can that be?” Lilly Singh told CBC Life. “Well, I’ve had a lot of jobs in my life, but creating content on YouTube or being a creator in general feels like three full-time jobs.”
It’s a lot of responsibility as well, as creators are often their own bosses.
“It’s a complete entrepreneurship business where you drive yourself and you have to channel how successful you want to be and work relentlessly at it,” Singh added.
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Olga Kay told Fast Company in 2014 that she rarely left her apartment at the time, unless for a work-related reason. “Sometimes it stresses me out more because I know I have to come back,” she said of taking breaks. “If I’m taking time off, and it’s a lot of time off, I have to come back and work twice as hard.”