The Remote Work Tribe Podcast: Ben Taylor


In this episode of the Remote Work Tribe podcast, we chat with Ben Taylor, a YouTuber most commonly known as Pleasant Green. We discuss how he produces videos, the processes he has in place to find inspiration, other creators he looks up to and includes in his creative work, creating a team, and much more. 

Episode timestamps:

  • Ben’s initial idea for the YouTube channel. (0:50)
  • How does he come up with ideas for new content? (2:25) 
  • What’s his favorite video on his channel? (3:20) 
  • How does Ben organize his production process? (4:30)   
  • Working with collaborators, freelancers, and researchers. (6:05)
  • The process of moving from solo creator to working with a team. (7:10)
  • Feedback processes and how to delegate more effectively and build trust. (8:55)
  • What is Ben’s background? (11:11)
  • What was his initial journey with Pleasant Green, and where did the name come from? (12:25)
  • Titles and thumbnails on YouTube. (13:30)
  • Tools to help him with SEO, titles, and thumbnails. (15:00)
  • What are pig butchering scams, and why are they such a problem today? (16:32)
  • Creators that he has learned from and admires. (18:17)
  • Additional resources when it comes to learning how to tell great stories. (19:42)
  • Lightning round questions. (21:35)

We hope you enjoy it!

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By Sebastian Cuervo