For many people, YouTube is the first port of call for instructions. Whether it be for simple things around the house like setting up a new TV or building a cabinet, or more complex things entirely.
One man covering those more complex things is Tim Wilborne. Tim’s YouTube channel, which has amassed over 50,000 subscribers, focuses on industrial automation, programming PLCs and helping you become a better technician.
Tim joins this episode of Manufacturing Happy Hour to discuss his background in the industry and his YouTube channel in detail. He explains why he started the channel, how his family are a huge part of its success and how to cope with haters.
Plus, he reveals why the industry hasn’t progressed as far as it could and tells us why he believes the automation world needs more content creators.
In this episode, find out:
Tim’s background in the industry
How Tim started a YouTube channel
Why subscribers and likes aren’t always so important
How Tim amassed over 50,000 subscribers
How to figure out what content to create
About work-life balance in a family business
How to deal with haters online
Why Tim thinks his industry could’ve progressed further
How constructive criticism helps Tim
Why he thinks more industry experts should create YouTube content
“There were lots of times I thought I had it, and then, all of a sudden, we’d have a major defeat.”
“It's a long game and I think most people aren't prepared for how long of a game it is.”
Links & mentions:
TW Controls, focused on automation, PLC programming, and building control panels, specializing in Allen Bradley PLC training designed to help maintenance technicians and electricians troubleshoot machines
Tim Wilborne on YouTube, the long-running channel brought to you by TW Controls offers some of the best industrial automation training and how-to’s on the internet