The problem with dividends, especially in today’s market, is that they are holding back the stock growth of companies who have them too high. Dividends are a great bonus but you should focus more on the company value, track record and P/E ratio as part of your long term decision.
With YT channels, be aware that some are just herding for their investments. There;s one channel where the guy posts his investments onscreen the entire time and comes across as quite the herder. One video he brags about investing £10k, but I noticed he had a 0.0035% return rate, massively below market. These types are yet to prove themselves on the market and aren’t fit to advise anyone, but make money from their channel because they have a nice set piece.
If you follow anyone, find people who can show results or have a proven background. Don’t be a sheep; do your own RESEARCH on your investments. Nobody cares about your money as much as you so learn how to research anally before you invest.
If you want some media help, get an audiobook of ‘The Intelligent Investor’ by Ben Graham. It’s a little out of date with modern investment options, but what it teaches you about how to think as an investor is very relevant and will be more worthwhile to you then most of these YT feeds.