“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.
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.”