Like many Americans in office jobs, I started working from home in March due to COVID-19, and I haven’t been back to the office since. As a proud Zoomer, or member of Generation Z, I grew up with video calling and instant messaging as academic tools, and worked with remote employees during all of my internships. Still, I quickly realized that I was out of my depth and turned to the true professionals: YouTubers and streamers.
Hear me out: This is a group of people who have worked from their bedrooms or home offices by choice for years. Whether they are sharing video games, hobbies, or just hanging out and chatting, their work is based on sharing themselves and/or a digital presentation with an audience that they must keep engaged.
With that in mind, here are four things I’ve learned about working from home from streamers: