What It's Like To Work At BuzzFeed + Have My Own Channel

  • Added:  4 months ago
  • Answering your questions about what it is like to both create videos for BuzzFeed as well as have a channel outside of my job. I hope this also gives a new perspective to anyone deciding whether to be a solo internet creator vs. to work for a company.

    MY ARTICLE FOR THE INTERNET CREATOR'S GUILD: http://community.internetcreatorsguild.com/t/x1m23n/how-do-you-balance-creating-your-own-content-while-also-working-for-a-company

    HOW I GOT A JOB AT BUZZFEED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ13MCnYhvI

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Comments: 178

  • Deonte' Minor
    Deonte' Minor 10 days ago

    4 months later Michelle is like "ha got em!"

  • Phoenix Flames
    Phoenix Flames 10 days ago

    Well that didn't last long..

  • Chloe Looser
    Chloe Looser 12 days ago

    So she still works there?

  • sk8punk318
    sk8punk318 13 days ago

    sick intro music slut

  • Sam Qu
    Sam Qu 13 days ago

    favourite person from buzzfeed

  • Zarah
    Zarah 14 days ago

    when you just realise she has her own channel....

  • Jonathan Hernandez
    Jonathan Hernandez 15 days ago

    I feel like both parties are benefiting from Michelle running her own channel but still working for Buzzfeed. For example, If Michelle's channel never hits a level where she can support herself or where it can become her main source of income then she'll have buzzfeed to fall back on. Also a plus for Buzzfeed is that they'll stop losing their employees just because they want to work on side projects but mainly their own channels. It's smart of them to require a first look clause and I'm sure if her channel blows up in a couple months they have clause for that too.

  • Theodore Durrell
    Theodore Durrell 15 days ago

    nice background music

  • 552mustang
    552mustang 21 day ago

    What is Buzzfeet? I mean Ive heard this term thrown around lately and thought it was some insider term for something Im not cool enough to know. I found this channel through a search for a frappuccino review LOL Started going through the videos and there all these Buzfeet references

  • Vanoos Ramas
    Vanoos Ramas 21 day ago

    smelly indian

  • Sarita Ramirez
    Sarita Ramirez 22 days ago

    Look at those biceps, girl! :D

  • Tina Mumpfield
    Tina Mumpfield 22 days ago

    Still confused due to thinking that while under contract with BF-I thought you weren't allowed to have your own channel. At least that's what other ex-Buzz Feed ppl have said. 🤔

  • Genavieve C
    Genavieve C 23 days ago

    I thought people who work at buzzfeed couldn't have their own channels at the same time ?!
    That's what Saf said

  • Eimi
    Eimi 23 days ago

    I'd bet that BuzzFeed would have axed her with the others too but they probably made a deal with her where she could make videos for her own channel regularly to somehow difuse all the rumors of them being a controlling, shitty company to work for. But I bet they are more controlling of her channel than we realize. it's just a front.

  • Eimi
    Eimi 23 days ago

    I wanna see you try cosplay!! Your in save amazing. 😁👌

  • Tobi Carandang
    Tobi Carandang 25 days ago

    Michelle! I love you so much! You are so beautiful and inspirational. I'm so glad I found your personal channel and I can't wait to see more of your videos on here!

  • paavnianand
    paavnianand 25 days ago

    THANK GOD YOU HAVEN'T RESIGNED! Apart from Ladylike, I'm only hooked to buzzfeed because of your and Jordan's videos. Love the combo, super inspiring, especially for someone who has recently got into fitness.

  • Rookie Paige
    Rookie Paige 28 days ago

    my 3 month old loves watching you lol. idk why but she gets so excited when i watch your videos

    • Ana D
      Ana D 3 days ago

      Rookie Paige how cute lol

  • Jose Antonio Lanz
    Jose Antonio Lanz 1 month ago

    well... everybody is leaving BuzzFeed :-S at least my personal favorite actors xD

  • Earl Wise
    Earl Wise 1 month ago

    why is it some employees at buzzfeed can have channels but others say they left because they couldnt bc of buzzfeeds policy

  • S
    S 1 month ago

    But buzzfeed hasn't made anything viral

  • Betül
    Betül 1 month ago

    I dont understand how you can have your own channel and content (no offense here! i love your videos both in here and buzzfeeds channel) but for example Freddie cannot be in Saf's videos/channel because she also works for buzzfeed... it is not even her channel she just appears because its her good friends channel... things are really weird in buzzfeed tbh

  • asdayanafghjkleyo
    asdayanafghjkleyo 1 month ago

    i thought you left because most ex-buzzfeed employees start having personal channels after leaving the channel. isnt is againts the contract to have another channel with you in it?

  • Aditya Goushal
    Aditya Goushal 1 month ago

    Something related to India

  • Linzi Peters
    Linzi Peters 1 month ago

    background music is way too loud and distracting

  • Ireallyreally Hategoogle

    Now Michelle, tell the truth. How much does it suck working for an uncaring evil corporation that only thinks about money?

  • simplerevery
    simplerevery 1 month ago

    i love your elephant necklace

  • Lindsay Shen
    Lindsay Shen 1 month ago

    I thought Buzzfeed didn't allow them to have their own channels...🤔

  • Alice Thai
    Alice Thai 1 month ago

    All of your videos training to be someone or to do something make me want to go run a marathon or be in the best shape I can be for myself!!

  • TheCowprint
    TheCowprint 1 month ago

    Michelle it sorta feels like you're gonna leave Buzzfeed soon. Don't worry, you can make it. Fly, baby, fly! 😘😘😘

  • Idyllic dreamer
    Idyllic dreamer 1 month ago

    the music is too loud :(

  • Sarah Miller
    Sarah Miller 1 month ago

    Could you do a video about basic film equiptment/how to edit for beginners? I've always wanted to start my own channel.

  • Wise Owl
    Wise Owl 1 month ago

    *having my own channel

  • Kat Epic Gaming
    Kat Epic Gaming 1 month ago

    you're so adorable :') are you coming back soon?

  • MG films
    MG films 1 month ago

    I thought that buzzfeed frowns upon people in their videos creating other content outside of buzzfeed?

  • McKenzie Franklin
    McKenzie Franklin 1 month ago

    Can someone explain to me why she is allowed to have a personal channel while other buzzfeed employees have been fired for it? I just don't get it. I used to love Buzzfeed as a company, but the more I learn about it the less I like the company.

    • kaffwyns
      kaffwyns 1 month ago

      It's probably not in her contract with buzzfeed. Those who were fired probably had a contract with buzzfeed that said they're not allowed to make other videos.

    • amanda
      amanda 1 month ago


  • Rhiannon Sean
    Rhiannon Sean 2 months ago

    Contracts vary from person to person, what may be required for one person may not be the same for another. Don't take what others have said or done and apply it to Michelle, her situation is clearly different and speculating isn't fair on her. She loves her job and gets to create for her personal channel as well and that's a pretty good deal that works for her.

  • ovrdozzzz
    ovrdozzzz 2 months ago

    WoW hairy arms....shit

  • SV2 double aces
    SV2 double aces 2 months ago

    you are smoking hot

  • Jack Waldman
    Jack Waldman 2 months ago

    is it me or does she seem "different" now vs on buzzfeed

  • Maria Adela
    Maria Adela 2 months ago

    you look pretty much like chantel in this video

    • 0grace0
      0grace0 1 month ago

      Maria Adela Indian version of chantel

  • Desert Rivers
    Desert Rivers 2 months ago

    how come you can have your own chanel on youtube but others cant? Saf resigned so she could be more active on hers but you seem to be able to do both? How do you find the balance?

    • 990805jl
      990805jl 20 days ago

      some employees had YouTube channels before they were employed by Buzzfeed, so they probably negotiated to be able to keep using them. Steven who hosts Worth It was initially discovered by buzzfeed because he made a viral video on his own channel, and he still posts on it from time to time

    • Desert Rivers
      Desert Rivers 20 days ago

      Joseph Reyes hahaha true that lol

    • Joseph Reyes
      Joseph Reyes 20 days ago

      Desert Rivers you won't get a bunch of views and subs when you post a video about why you left the local pigly wigly

    • John Labilles
      John Labilles 26 days ago

      Well I guess BF people do them because people ask them that question-- if not, it's a question that's gonna come up. It's a pretty bad analogy to compare BF people to regular people leaving their jobs and making a vlog about it because they're basically internet celebrities. Tons of people notice when they're gone from the videos BF puts out. I mean, what if an actor you really love from a show you watch religiously suddenly just disappears from the story with no prior explanation? That's kind of what happens when a BF personality (esp pretty prominent ones like Saf, Candace and Gaby) leaves Buzzfeed and just randomly disappears from the content we're so used to seeing them in.

    • Desert Rivers
      Desert Rivers 1 month ago

      ok so I'm pretty sure Candice said in her vlog that Michelle has quit BF and I'm pretty sure she said Jordan has left also. so maybe Michelle is just waiting for her last BF video before she does the standard 'Why I left blog. which by the way I think those vlogs are dumb. I don't see people doing vlogs about why they left the tax firm they worked for or the hospital they worked at etc. Its like only ex BF employees do these.

  • theREALmypawgi
    theREALmypawgi 2 months ago

    if ever you leave BUZZFEED...or TRY GUYS, or LADY LIKE girls...

    since most of the great characters in buzzfeed leave...

    thats the LAST STRAW...i will unsubscribe buzzfeed...

  • cherrycanon813
    cherrycanon813 2 months ago

    Good video, but I feel like the music is really distracting and too forward.

  • girl power
    girl power 2 months ago

    hey michelle..can u do some fitness videos?plz

  • Dani Chan
    Dani Chan 2 months ago

    Just a thought I had, if you pitch an idea to buzzfeed and they say no we don't like it and so you make it for this channel and then they decide that they made a mistake about that idea, is there something put in place to protect you from any negative repercussions that might happen if buzzfeed decides to be shady and say they never said no to that idea in the first place?

  • Emma K
    Emma K 2 months ago

    Woman you do you!!!Bravo!!!

  • MEGSTER メグスター

    I enjoy your videos on your channel and Buzzfeed!! Keep doing you! :D

  • Hally Hutcheson
    Hally Hutcheson 2 months ago

    you look like Natalie from Natalie's outlet

  • ITalkToPixels
    ITalkToPixels 2 months ago

    I think the reason people are confused is because many people that have left, have talked about not being "allowed" to have a personal channel. So... why can you?

  • Angelea Ishida
    Angelea Ishida 2 months ago

    You're always so pleasant.

  • Deshee Basara
    Deshee Basara 2 months ago

    Am I the only one who gets distracted by the background music?:/

  • Jeremie Jesus Rosario
    Jeremie Jesus Rosario 2 months ago

    You're pretty dope... I'm definitely going to sub to you hands down 👌🏼

  • Jessica Vetter
    Jessica Vetter 2 months ago

    Ok, it slightly annoys me that she gives the impression that in order to be successful on the internet that you need to have some sort of professional background via college or corporate know-how to make decent content. I'm sure it helps and I'm sure that is not what she is saying, but that is kind of what I heard.

  • Trilogy
    Trilogy 2 months ago

    Several ex-buzzfeed people have said they weren't allowed to make videos for sources outside of buzzfeed while working at buzzfeed. That's why Britney got fired for example. So that's why everyone's confused as to how they're allowing you to do this, but not other people. Clearly there must be specificities we don't know about in regards to this.

    • 990805jl
      990805jl 20 days ago

      some employees had YouTube channels before they were employed by Buzzfeed, so they probably negotiated to be able to keep using them. Steven who hosts Worth It was initially discovered by buzzfeed because he made a viral video on his own channel, and he still posts on it from time to time

    • Abbi Reddoch
      Abbi Reddoch 25 days ago

      Trilogy Someone else said favorites get to do other projects and Michelle may be a favorite with higher ups. Hope this helps

    • Ireallyreally Hategoogle
      Ireallyreally Hategoogle 1 month ago

      Maybe she negotiated her contract differently.

    • MsBellaRosa1
      MsBellaRosa1 1 month ago

      I think it's because she runs her ideas via buzzfeed 1st, to see if they can use it for their channels (analogy she used was 'first look deal'). If they say no they don't need that idea then she's free to use it on hers (she says this at 3:00 - 3:51). Seems pretty controlling of buzzfeed but hey, if she's ok with it (and it's in their contract) not much anyone can do about it.

    • LavenderLilac
      LavenderLilac 2 months ago

      pretty sure buzzfeed is making her do this

  • jdwallace23
    jdwallace23 2 months ago

    is it me or did that 4 minutes feel like 20 seconds, i could listen to her voice all day lol

  • NGMonocrom
    NGMonocrom 2 months ago

    How about a dating advice section for dudes? What to do, what not to do. Things like that.

  • Jessica Danielle Powell

    You're great!

  • Emily Mae
    Emily Mae 2 months ago

    You're so down to earth, I really enjoy your videos :)

  • Lucy flowers
    Lucy flowers 2 months ago

    Thanks for answering our quiestions!😊

  • Kay La
    Kay La 2 months ago


  • Amanda Baby
    Amanda Baby 2 months ago

    Can you show us a behind the scene video with planning a video, filming, editing and etc.

  • OncerSuperFangirlWhoisLocked

    I didn't know you were allowed to have an account outside of BuzzFeed..

  • Lady Pinkymoe
    Lady Pinkymoe 2 months ago

    You are a sweetheart, just plain and simple. Plain and simple honest to God sweetheart. I like your personality, so open and clear about who you are and why you are here and what you want to do. No rambling, every sentence you say has a purpose. Just. A sweetheart.

  • awesome asssdsdlsfdgddf

    I wish every1 at buzzfeed make their own channel _and_ stayed! RIP

  • jojolikescocoa
    jojolikescocoa 2 months ago

    So basically this channel is everything buzzfeed thought was no good, why are we here now?

  • steelsheen
    steelsheen 2 months ago

    geezus i thought you left Michelle. here i am weeping that the OG BF Awesome peeps were quitting left and right. so glad you're still there <3

  • sally fox
    sally fox 2 months ago

    Great explanation thanks for sharing!

  • Anna Arceno
    Anna Arceno 2 months ago

    I thought their was a contract you had to sign that you can't appear in any other video than there's. Why doesn't this apply to you

    • 990805jl
      990805jl 20 days ago

      Anna Arceno some employees had YouTube channels before they were employed by Buzzfeed, so they probably negotiated to be able to keep using them. Steven who hosts Worth It was initially discovered by buzzfeed because he made a viral video on his own channel, and he still posts on it from time to time

    • Heeyitsmika
      Heeyitsmika 2 months ago

      Anna Arceno There was a video I watched that said that it doesnt apply to all the staff at buzzfeed. Some are not allowed, and some are.

  • Ruben
    Ruben 3 months ago

    Hope you know and read your contract, they could claim your videos while you are an employee there.

  • Sabah Elias
    Sabah Elias 3 months ago

    I love you and Saf!!!

  • Lacey Thiessen
    Lacey Thiessen 3 months ago

    It seems like there are going to be 2 camps of creators on the internet: those who start out in a more corporate, commercial setting and translate the skills and following earned there to personal projects, and those who are more self-made. it's weird to hear Michelle talking about barriers to entry when most of the youtubers I follow talk about the best thing about the internet being no barriers to entry: anyone with a cell phone or computer can make content and share it with their fans. "If i didn't work at buzzed I wouldn't know how to make this video"...girl, you wouldn't know how to sit on a couch and talk to a camera??

    I know what she means and I LOOVE Michelle, I think she's sweet and smart and super talented, but it concerns me that there is an emerging corporatization of the free market that is the internet.

    • Rin615
      Rin615 15 days ago

      Lacey Thiessen Have you seen her previous content from the helmet head stuff. It might be because shes older but theres very clearly a vast improvement on her previous works since she started at buzzfeed including the content and the production value I think she means that it probably wouldnt be as good quality if she didnt have the skills and experience from there

    • skyey2000
      skyey2000 2 months ago

      I can see that argument, however, I argue that there has always more a corporate undertone to most of the popular youtubers. Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart all started originally under a BuzzFeed type corporation that owned all of their content.  Grace lost all of her previous content and fanbase when she left the company and by word of mouth and peer support built her channel to where it is now. Alfie Deyes is someone you could call self-made but he was helped by a company to meet other fledging youtubers like Marcus Butler and groomed on what type of content would appeal to a large audience. Other people transferred their blog content into youtube content like Louise Pentland.

      Most of the youtubers who have had success outside of youtube were not entirely self-made and used youtube as a place to hone their craft or experience but were by no means completely self-made, they were just lesser known or working in a different part of the entertainment industry. Moreover these days there are even more barriers than there used to be, the most popular creators have been around for 6+ years by various avenues but in this day and age, to be popular you need to come from one of these corporations, have a viral video or connect with an established creator that will give you access to their audience.

      She definitely wouldn't have the built-in audience she started with if she hadn't worked in BuzzFeed, the technical know-how of ring lights and various other editing/filming techniques.

    • Geo & Pixels
      Geo & Pixels 3 months ago

      Lacey Thiessen There's going to be a market anywhere and everywhere. There's no possible way to escape it anywhere.

  • Mari C.
    Mari C. 3 months ago

    Why does it take more than 4 months to release a 2-3 minute video? Like the video was filmed 4 months ago and was released really late I guess

  • Andres Peralta
    Andres Peralta 3 months ago

    Although I am not the biggest fan of buzzfeed I extremely love the work you put out. Keep being awesome Michelle!

  • Caroline Mickle
    Caroline Mickle 3 months ago


  • Calvin Mark
    Calvin Mark 4 months ago

    you are one of the best from buzzfeed! love ur vids!

  • Lakshmi Mohan
    Lakshmi Mohan 4 months ago

    Just to let you know there were a few articles on people who were fired from BuzzFeed for creating content online without the company's permission and that article did have your name. Probably why people are asking these questions.

  • Lucinda
    Lucinda 4 months ago


  • annemariechase
    annemariechase 4 months ago

    LOVE your videos and your message. This was super helpful to me looking at future careers potentially on the internet! Thank you, Michelle!!

  • elizabethcorin
    elizabethcorin 4 months ago

    I don't want this to come off the wrong way but over the past year watching buzzfeed i feel like I have seen an evolution of Michelle Khare... maybe its always been there but it just seems like the content you are making now is SO much more authentic to who you are (both here and buzzfeed) I am so inspired by your fitness videos and had NO idea the extent of your athleticism and its quite amazing to see you show your talents on a wide platform!!!

  • Gudda
    Gudda 4 months ago

    Why are buzzfeed making so many racist and misogynestic videos? Is it just for the virality and revenue from clicks?

  • You've Been Graced
    You've Been Graced 4 months ago

    i love the icg! i joined as soon as i heard about it!

  • Justice Tree
    Justice Tree 4 months ago

    I wish I can watch more athletic related videos :D they are awesomeee

  • Sam Watches
    Sam Watches 4 months ago

    Very! Informitive! Thank you, I needed this, it answered several of my questions! Love the vids btw, both on this channel and buzzfeeds! Love you girl! Enjoy life!

  • Diebulfrog79
    Diebulfrog79 4 months ago

    I am happy that the pod people did not "copy" you. But just in case check under your bed. Buzz feed, sometime creep me out. Like smiley faced Nazi. Love you and your videos.

  • Jesse McCall
    Jesse McCall 4 months ago

    Michelle, you're absolutely the best! Keep kicking ass and inspiring all of the rest of us to do the same! We all love you!

  • Connie T
    Connie T 4 months ago

    Does that mean that you have to pitch every single video idea you've posted on your own channel to BuzzFeed first? Even your more personal videos and personal messages to your fans?

    • Connie T
      Connie T 4 months ago

      +Shariq Torres Oh, I see. Thank you for sharing the info!

    • Shariq Torres
      Shariq Torres 4 months ago

      Connie T Gabby said that they quit because Buzzfeed said no personal channels. Any video was considered competition. But she also said that that rule was not enforced across the board. Favorites got to do other projects. Michelle may be a favorite with the higher ups.

  • Tessa S.
    Tessa S. 4 months ago

    i love this

  • Tassil Ali Saleem
    Tassil Ali Saleem 4 months ago

    I have been crushing on this lady since the
    day I saw her.

  • Cubone
    Cubone 4 months ago

    Michelle for some reason this video didn't show up under my subscriptions or under your uploads, I had to go in your Twitter, click the link to the video in order to view it. Regardless thanks for sharing your backstory if learning to edit and create videos from buzzfeed

  • Olivia O'Callaghan
    Olivia O'Callaghan 4 months ago

    Michelle , I love your buzzfeed videos and I love your own channel videos. They are creative,funny and inspiring . I truly look up to you as an inspiration for creativity , and video making in general.but not only that, I look up to you for encouraging young people ,like myself to follow their dreams may that be down the creative path or of other areas. And to not get beat down when rejection comes
    Thank you Michelle for being great!❤

  • Andrew Asik
    Andrew Asik 4 months ago

    Hey Michelle, can you make a video on your experience at Dartmouth College?

  • f.u.google
    f.u.google 4 months ago

    good job on this

  • EMZHI13
    EMZHI13 4 months ago

    Omg I love you're intro and ending graphics, they are sooo pretty 😍

  • arushi dhingra
    arushi dhingra 4 months ago

    ily michelle

  • Stanley Kuo
    Stanley Kuo 4 months ago

    I'd like to see reactions and review videos on your own channel. It wouldn't create any conflicts with your Buzzfeed contracts and it's a simple way to get some views.

  • Atheistic Ape
    Atheistic Ape 4 months ago

    Buzzfeed is cancer.

    • Atheistic Ape
      Atheistic Ape 1 month ago

      You got that right.

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      SugarSprinklesxox 1 month ago

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      SugarSprinklesxox 2 months ago

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  • Namita R
    Namita R 4 months ago

    Love you!

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