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



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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Author S ( ago)
But buzzfeed hasn't made anything viral

Author Betül ( 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

Author diayeyeney Brodie-Sangster ( 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?

Author Aditya Goushal ( ago)
Something related to India

Author Linzi Peters ( ago)
background music is way too loud and distracting

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

Author simplerevery ( ago)
i love your elephant necklace

Author Lindsay Shen ( ago)
I thought Buzzfeed didn't allow them to have their own channels...🤔

Author Alice Thai ( 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!!

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

Author Idyllic dreamer ( ago)
the music is too loud :(

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

Author Wise Owl ( ago)
*having my own channel

Author Kat Epic Gaming ( ago)
you're so adorable :') are you coming back soon?

Author MG films ( ago)
I thought that buzzfeed frowns upon people in their videos creating other content outside of buzzfeed?

Author McKenzie Franklin ( 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.

Author ovrdozzzz ( ago)
WoW hairy arms....shit

Author SV2 double aces ( ago)
you are smoking hot

Author Jack Waldman ( ago)
is it me or does she seem "different" now vs on buzzfeed

Author Maria Adela ( ago)
you look pretty much like chantel in this video

Author Desert Rivers ( 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?

Author theREALmypawgi ( 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...

Author cherrycanon813 ( ago)
Good video, but I feel like the music is really distracting and too forward.

Author girl power ( ago)
hey michelle..can u do some fitness videos?plz

Author Dani Chan ( 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?

Author Emma K ( ago)
Woman you do you!!!Bravo!!!

Author MEGSTER メグスター ( ago)
I enjoy your videos on your channel and Buzzfeed!! Keep doing you! :D

Author Hally Hutcheson ( ago)
you look like Natalie from Natalie's outlet

Author ITalkToPixels ( 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?

Author Angelea Ishida ( ago)
You're always so pleasant.

Author Deshee Basara ( ago)
Am I the only one who gets distracted by the background music?:/

Author Jeremie Jesus Rosario ( ago)
You're pretty dope... I'm definitely going to sub to you hands down 👌🏼

Author Jessica Vetter ( 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.

Author Trilogy ( 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.

Author jdwallace23 ( ago)
is it me or did that 4 minutes feel like 20 seconds, i could listen to her voice all day lol

Author NGMonocrom ( ago)
How about a dating advice section for dudes? What to do, what not to do. Things like that.

Author Jessica Danielle Powell ( ago)
You're great!

Author Emily Mae ( ago)
You're so down to earth, I really enjoy your videos :)

Author Lucy flowers ( ago)
Thanks for answering our quiestions!😊

Author Kay La ( ago)
Gross

Author Amanda Baby ( ago)
Can you show us a behind the scene video with planning a video, filming, editing and etc.

Author OncerSuperFangirlWhoisLocked ( ago)
I didn't know you were allowed to have an account outside of BuzzFeed..

Author Lady Pinkymoe ( 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.

Author awesome asssdsdlsfdgddf ( ago)
I wish every1 at buzzfeed make their own channel _and_ stayed! RIP

Author jojolikescocoa ( ago)
So basically this channel is everything buzzfeed thought was no good, why are we here now?

Author steelsheen ( 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

Author sally fox ( ago)
Great explanation thanks for sharing!

Author Anna Arceno ( 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

Author Ruben ( ago)
Hope you know and read your contract, they could claim your videos while you are an employee there.

Author Sabah Elias ( ago)
I love you and Saf!!!

Author Lacey Thiessen ( 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.

Author Mari C. ( 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

Author Andres Peralta ( ago)
Although I am not the biggest fan of buzzfeed I extremely love the work you put out. Keep being awesome Michelle!

Author Caroline Mickle ( ago)
<3

Author Calvin Mark ( ago)
you are one of the best from buzzfeed! love ur vids!

Author Lakshmi Mohan ( 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.

Author Lucinda ( ago)
<3

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

Author elizabethcorin ( 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!!!

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

Author You've Been Graced ( ago)
i love the icg! i joined as soon as i heard about it!

Author Justice Tree ( ago)
I wish I can watch more athletic related videos :D they are awesomeee

Author Sam Watches ( 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!

Author Diebulfrog79 ( 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.

Author Jesse McCall ( 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!

Author Connie T ( 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?

Author Tessa S. ( ago)
i love this

Author Tassil Ali Saleem ( ago)
I have been crushing on this lady since the
day I saw her.

Author Cubone ( 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

Author Olivia O'Callaghan ( 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!❤

Author Andrew Asik ( ago)
Hey Michelle, can you make a video on your experience at Dartmouth College?

Author f.u.google ( ago)
good job on this

Author EMZHI13 ( ago)
Omg I love you're intro and ending graphics, they are sooo pretty 😍

Author arushi dhingra ( ago)
ily michelle

Author Stanley Kuo ( 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.

Author Atheistic Ape ( ago)
Buzzfeed is cancer.

Author Namita R ( ago)
Love you!

Author Ella Beth ( ago)
Great video❤

Author chanelly ( ago)
am I early enough to get a reply? <33

Author TwentyØneAttackØnTheCrybabies ( ago)
Hey I hope everyone has an amazing day/night!!!!

Author TwentyØneAttackØnTheCrybabies ( ago)
Hi!! I'm early yay!

Author Jimena Vargas chevez ( ago)
You are the best Michelle

Author Ryan Matzelle ( ago)
I am so early. Please comment and like!!🤘👏👍

Author Georgia ( ago)
I realy like your intro!

Author Sonia Barjola ( ago)
👏👏👏👏👏

Author Dreamy Panda ( ago)
I so early!!!!!!!!!!!!! ILYSM!!! Please Reply!!!!!!❤️

Author Ellen Yang ( ago)
you're my favorite person in buzzfeed <3 i really want to intern there one day!

Author Maddie Sisson ( ago)
I love your channel and your so pretty

Author Zoë Wilson ( ago)
Love you Michelle, so glad you made this video!

Author GabzOfficial ( ago)
I'M SO EARLY! NOTICE ME MICHELLE!! I LOVE YOUUU! xx

Author Natalia Sidlovska ( ago)
I though you left

Author Kate E ( ago)
First love you 😘

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