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Squarespace I am a youtuber living and working in
New York City and you are probably thinking what does that mean what do I
do where do I work in this video we’re
going to explore exactly what I do and where I work so it’s a question that
I get asked a lot but in 2018 it’s pretty safe to say that most people know
that you can have a career making videos online as a creator the influencer
category is it one billion-dollar industry this is honestly what fuels my
work coffee press for the win oh it’s very hot I am incredibly thankful and
I’ve worked for years to make a living as a full time youtuber and now for the
big question how does being a youtuber actually work well it’s different for
every creator you know there’s no one defined answer to that question YouTube
itself pays by views via Adsense I have a production company where I produce
content for brands and finally I work very closely with select brands in paid
partnerships with that said I spend the majority of my time planning writing
filming and editing videos and I choose to base myself here in New York because
it is one of the largest travel hubs in the whole world and almost every major
company has headquarters here given that I work freelance I don’t have a
nine-to-five there’s a few places that I choose to work from and I’m going to
show you my day-to-day workflow and why each specific spot that I work from has
its benefits I have to say before we really dive into
this video that most of the places that I’m about to show are more so geared
towards freelancers you know people who aren’t really working it’s the
nine-to-five the first spot on my list is a staple for the New York freelancer
it is the coffee shop the spot we’re going to now is one of my favorite
coffee spots in the whole city the coffee shop is more or less the
entry-level work space for the New York City creative you know the costs are
very low a cup of coffee is about two to three dollars there’s free internet
coffee shops in New York built very fast my tip is to
they’re early stake out your claim if the coffee shop is perfect for what I
would like to call passive work meaning I wouldn’t go to a coffee shop and take
on some big project mainly I go to the coffee shop to edit photos to work on
video scripts and to just sort of people watch it’s one of those places where you
can always find inspiration just watching it you know the streets of the
city and the people and all the noises the only drawback is the fact that they
can get very very crowded as the day goes on which brings us to the next
location that I work from in this place right here this is where I get the heavy
duty work done you probably guess it the second spot that I work from the
majority of the time is my apartment and the best thing about working from home
is the fact that I can work in my underwear it’s very casual there’s no
dress code policy here you’ve probably seen my apartment tour you’ve probably
seen all the videos I’ve made on this apartment the kind of work that I do
from home that’s the big jobs those are the big heavy edits I sit right here let
me zoom this out I sit right here at my computer and I will spend some day as
well the 13-14 hours right here at this desk editing even though it’s a
beautiful day we have to shut these windows all distractions are gone and
now we are just in the Edit filmmaking portal when I’m working on those glossy
travel videos this is what my office looks like it’s pretty much an edit Bay
but there always comes a time where you have to dress up and you need a place
that is a bit more appropriate for business meetings for my next space that I work from in
the city I am joined by my business partners the one and only mr. Mike
shepherd a and manager jeredy now you don’t go following on instagram at
manager Jerrod as you can see behind these beautiful glass doors we have two
computers with monitors we have two desks two or three chairs depending on
how many people need to be in here there’s endless coffee you have the
bottomless coffee cups here then you have these nice little tables if you
want to take a call out in the kitchen area the view out the window just a nice
New York City brownstone apartments one big benefit from working in a co-working
space is the fact that you have blazing internet you have a printing station
copying station basically all the amenities that you have in a corporate
office but it’s a bit more bespoke bit more low-key a bit more startup world
which is great because there’s people here that are mainly startups and that’s
very inspiring to be in a space like that we also get mail here and a big
thing in New York City which a lot of people may not realize is that it’s
difficult to get mail if you’re not home if you don’t have a doorman you just
can’t get mail having a place in office that you know your mail will be safe and
secure is also a big benefit to have any office another really cool feature of
this co-working space is the fact that we have these little rooms that you can
make phone calls tiny little private rooms chair it’s actually more right now
let’s go this is a perfect campaign I cannot wait to tell the guys about it
they’re gonna be very excited another big positive for the co-working space is
the fact that you have access to these massive conference rooms you could have
five 10 15 people in this room they are quiet no one will disturb you I mean
what do you think about this I mean it’s great this is what we do and this is
where we have the big meetings if you are looking for that professional
business setting getting a co-working space would be your go-to bet one of the
only drawbacks that I can really find to a co-working space is the fact that it’s
kind of pricey you know you’re paying rent it’s not a coffee shop it’s not
free you know it’s not your apartment rent which is your cost of you know
you’re living there and working there so it’s an extra rent on top of your rent
which can add up the last option before having a place to
work in New York is actually having your own physical studio space and I’m here
with deewana and only Sam Shepard I make youtube videos that are mostly focused
on technology and exploring the world of tech and then I also stream on Twitch
pretty regularly our content is very different and I think that reflects in
the spaces that we work what is this space what is this building this is the
world-famous 368 Broadway in downtown Manhattan Casey Neistat works down the
hall the entire building is filled with creatives and artists I literally only
am in my apartment for sleeping these days I get here it’s been the entire day
here make videos here edit videos here play video games here have meetings here
it is actually very interesting because I spend a lot of time working from home
I was actually thinking about this there’s some days when I’m editing
videos where I don’t leave my apartment where I’m just working from home and you
were saying that you’re only at your apartment to sleep yeah and I’m like
hearing that I’m kind of envious that Sam has a place that he can just come to
and solely create as a creative in New York having your own space to make
things is the pinnacle of I guess making it as a creator so you’re very lucky to
have a space like this it’s very dope I agree and with that you want to give us
a little tour of it yeah let’s do it I love giving tours this is the spot
right here there’s uh there’s some other human beings in here right now but the
most important human being in here besides me and Eric is Patrick back
there Patrick works for Casey Patrick and I share the space so we’re in here
together every single day I actually rent this
space from Casey though like I said is down the hall II kind of one day was
just like hey you want to rent the space for me I don’t really use it so when I
got here this was pretty much built all the way out like the chair was in here
the desk was in here these like fake plants were in here the lights in the
windows were here the loft was in here everything was totally built out so I
moved in and slowly but surely all of my gear moved in with me and now it looks
like this so being that this is Casey’s annex he’s got a bunch of stuff stored
up there all sorts of prompts and just like
weird random kc things up there and then on the shelves above is various gears
there’s actually some Bitcoin miners up there immediately behind the door is the
skateboard wall I travel on my boosted board exclusively like I never walk when
I’m in Manhattan I ride my electric skateboard everywhere custom-built main
gear my pride and joy what is the green stuff in there does that actually do
anything it’s a liquid cooling rig so there’s liquid flowing through there
onto the GPU and then onto the CPU yeah it’s it’s legit and you know sometimes
when you want to just pump out some pull-ups you just you just can do it
right here if you are more into tech I actually made a video on Sims channel
going over basically gear to how to become a youtuber yeah so if you’re
interested it check that out the videos link down below in the description go
subscribe to Sam’s show him some love I’ll see you there as you can see what I
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content while I’m home in the city I want to really make videos about life in
the city apartment tours I know you guys like that last one with Sirhan and with
that I will see you in the next video so until then as always remember to smile
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  1. A look at how YouTubers earn a living and the places I work from while I am in the city! Comment below other types of NYC content you would like to see for next weeks video!

  2. cool so your parents are loaded af and you were blessed in the cortical lottery of the homo sapian race for having s symmetrical 'handsome' face snd you learned to press a few buttons and write college style essay productions. congratulations. haha gtfo for real.

  3. For the first time I am watching your video… And the one thing I want to say is I love you for how you talk. It's just beautiful voice…!!!

  4. I live in Pinsdorf. Thats a small Village near Gmunden. Gmunden has a lake and it´s near Salzburg. Salzburg creates Mozart and I love eating Mozart Chocolate Balls. But it has nothing to do with Pinsdorf. Thats the point. I like to go to NY because its not Pinsdorf.

  5. You are so, Cool, I will have to share you with my Son, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, have a Wonderful, Friday, sincerely, Diana Lipski 💕

  6. Some people hate the noise and the crowds, but for me this works just fine. It's like a dream to live in a city with so many people, you will never get bored, you will never be "alone", everytime something happens.

  7. What buildings do you use for the office space and studio space? Been looking into it, 368 broadway looks nice

  8. Creatively innovative, great video. I highly recommend you guys to check out for innovation beyond your dreams.

  9. Hi Erik, I became a fan watching you work with Ryan Serhant! Both of you inspire me! I'm based in Tucson, AZ and am a real estate investor. We are visiting NYC April 24- 28. May you have much success! Zak

  10. But what happens if YouTube doesn't pay you? How do you pay your rent? I also heard that YouTube does not pay much so how how are you able to live in New York on a YouTube salary?

  11. I think that there is a bigger advantage of working at home because it is more relaxing and comfortable and easier for your life.

  12. Watching your channel makes me always get relief that what I am aiming for isn't crazy at all and it's just my passion !!!

  13. So you make videos for youtube by filming what I call "vacations"… and you run one man compagny… Don't you think you're bragging too much about this ? Jizz please stop trying to make us believe your a self made man. Youtube money has made way too much brain damage.

  14. I’m glad this isn’t just an advert for the coworking office, sandwiched between stuff to make it not look like an advert.

  15. This guy is a fucking LEGEND ! He is like a real life version of Byan Greenberg in that show How to Make it in America on Amazon Prime !

  16. Hi Erik. I will visit New York in july. I would like to know what camera you use when filming and walking and how to ensure greta sound quility. Thank you and congrats on your channel!

  17. …''…Every body wants to be in Hollywood …i mean in Manhattan NYC…''…nice video also …🌝 keep going 😉…

  18. Well that was one of the dullest videos I've ever watched and yet so many positive comments. I seriously wonder about some people's lives.

  19. I'm a native New Yorker from the lower East side I have to say I don't see a lot of people making videos but then again I don't notice anybody so whatever

  20. Can u plz say how much budget can we afford to stay in new York per month for a single person

  21. Starting seen ur videos very interesting how u work and the hours u spent editing and doing a great job congrats

  22. What is really found curious about the information provided in this video is the fact that getting mail is difficult in New York if you're not at home.

  23. cool thank you! I'm learning English watching your videos, I'm from Russia.your manner of speaking allows you to understand every word.

  24. From a perspective of Aussie guy – NYC is a good place to visit, but hell no to live there and make $150k just to live in a hamster cage. In Oz making approx. $150k you can easily get brand new 4 bedroom house with swimming pool 2km from surfing beach. You can get airfare from Melbs to L.A. for less than $900 return…I really can't see any good reason behind living in such stressful place.

  25. Hi! So last week I made my first visit to New York city I can't believe I discover this channel after leaving it! but anyways I fell in love with this city and more than ever I'm excited to visiting again soon! thanks for sharing all your contents! I know, it's an old video but thank you for your work!

  26. I am just curious…All you "youtubers", "instagrammers" etc. what the fuck would you do for a living if social media wouldnt exist…

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