January 10, 2019
Kwebbelkop’s high-energy gaming videos showcase his excitement and hilarity — but underneath lies one of the most insightful entrepreneurial minds in the creator industry. We start with his decision to go full-time right out of high school as he proved to his mom that YouTube could actually be a career. From there, Jordi gives a masterclass in the process of building a sustainable, consistent business with tremendous potential for growth.
We dive into how a book about McDonald’s steered Kwebbelkop toward creating an efficient manufacturing line for his videos that allowed him to maintain the ultimate quality control. That leads to the state of the modern content treadmill and how creators go about choosing projects that keep them energized, fresh, and sane. Kwebbelkop shares how he maintains his quality of life in a world that barely allows him to take a day off.
Jordi also details the excitement around Webbel Games, his latest venture that’s vaulted him from gamer to game maker — and how Havocado reflects his expert knowledge of what makes a game not only fun to play, but fun to watch on YouTube.
We touch on his relationship with his YouTube creator girlfriend Azzy, the nuances of playing the ‘character’ of Kwebbelkop, and the charming story of exactly how Dutch New Amsterdam became modern New York City.
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There’s a new dream job out there and it’s Creator. The allure of flexing your creative muscles in the limelight for a living is enticing young and old to jump on YouTube and start recording. But a lot can happen on the way to millions of subscribers.
In ‘The Create Unknown’ co-hosts Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor take time off from getting millions of views on the education YouTube channel Vsauce2 to reveal how dozens of dynamic creators have successfully navigated the ever-changing, uncertain landscape of online media — and how others have been swallowed by digital quicksand.
Through intensely personal conversations, listeners learn what it takes to not only survive but thrive as a creator and in life. Interviews cover everything from getting started as a YouTuber to how you land that first brand deal and the realities of being a digital influencer.
‘The Create Unknown’ is the ultimate behind-the-scenes YouTube podcast. New episodes come out every other Thursday. Listen for free on your favorite podcast app and on YouTube.