Ali Abdaal – Part-Time Youtuber Academy Download
Learn How To Grow Your YouTube Channel
Making Money from YouTube
18 months later, my YouTube channel was at 100,000 subscribers and was making as much money as my full-time job working as a doctor in the UK. And now, as of October 2021, my channel has over 2 million subscribers and I make over £100,000 ($130k) each month, with 5-10 hours of effort each week. I know — it’s bloody ridiculous.
The Secret to 100,000+ Subscribers
- Producing content that your audience finds useful
- Posting this on YouTube once a week
- Repeating this for at least 2 years
But sadly, as with all things, getting started and maintaining quality + consistency is easier said than done.
The Challenges of Being a YouTuber
- It feels daunting to create videos for 2+ years. You won’t see much growth, or money, in the early stages.
- You’ll have to get over the fear of judgment from friends, family and strangers on the internet.
- You’ll have to work out what you’re going to talk about + why anyone would care what you’ve got to say.
- You’ll need to learn about cameras, microphones, lights, video editing and post-production.
- You’ll worry that you’re going to run out of ideas.
- You’ll be thinking about the YouTube algorithm, while also trying not to think about the YouTube algorithm.
- You’ll end up negotiating with brands and having to develop your own negotiation skills to do it.
But it’s also really fun, and if you can make it work, it’s genuinely life-changing.
Instead of thinking of your YouTube channel as a personal project, you want to think about it like a machine. A machine that takes inputs in the form of ideas, refines them into valuable content that your audience loves, and efficiently monetises itself across multiple asset classes.
The Part-Time YouTuber Academy
It’s based on the Infinite Content Engine, the system I’ve developed to grow my channel from zero to 2.2 million subscribers (with $1,500,000+ in annual revenue) while working full-time as a doctor.
We ran Cohort 1 in November 2020, Cohort 2 in March 2021 and Cohort 3 in June 2021 serving over 1,000 students in the process and producing fantastic results and glowing testimonials.
Cohort 4 will run from 1st November to 10th December. Each week, we’ll have a combination of live Zoom lectures, Q&A Office Hours, homework video assignments and small group sessions to help you kickstart your new channel or build upon your existing one.
Each week, we’ll also have a series of Guest Workshops featuring people like Pat Flynn, and small group sessions to help you get the most from the course.
What You Get:
1. Core Course Modules
By the end of the course, you’ll have the next 3-6 months of content planned out, and a system for consistently creating content that your audience (and the YouTube algorithm) loves, without burning out. Through our core live lectures we’ll cover —
Build — Finding your niche, nailing down your target audience and value proposition, building your studio, the best gear at different budget levels, getting comfortable on camera, minimising friction in filming videos. If you’re a beginner, these sessions will be perfect for you. Even if you’re not, you’ll probably learn lots of useful things (we’ve had students with 100k+ subscribers who loved these sessions).
Conceive — How to never run out of content ideas. We’ll help you build your own Idea Generation Machine, using our 6-part framework for capturing ideas from various sources and systematically generating your own. And we’ll talk about best practises for titles and thumbnails, arguably one of the most important features of a successful YouTube channel.
Construct — How to structure your videos in a way that appeals to both your audience and the YouTube algorithm. And how to add flair and branding to your videos to make viewers fall in love with your channel.
Create — How to create a content calendar and use parallel processing to boost your productivity, so you’re never stressed by impending video deadlines. And how to efficiently remix and distribute your content across different platforms to maximise reach and diversify your business. We’ll talk about the power of an email list (you should have this from day 1), and the difference between private vs public platforms to make your business more anti-fragile.
Expand — How to outsource editing (hint: you should be doing this as soon as you start making money), and how to work towards building a team of writers, researchers, editors and assistants around your channel, while remaining extremely profitable.
Monetise — How to maximally monetise your content with Adsense, sponsored videos, affiliate partnerships and your own products, without pissing off your audience. I’ll show you the real numbers behind the $100k+ per month that my YouTube channel generates, and the steps I took to get there.
Live Session Timings — We’ll have 2 live sessions each week for 6 weeks. They’ll be on Mondays and Thursdays. Each session will have 60-90 mins of core teaching and interactive exercises, followed by an open Q&A. If you can’t make the live sessions, don’t worry – we’ll upload the Zoom recording within 1h of the session ending, and we’ll have a nicely edited video with timestamps ready within 24h of the session.
2. Homework Video Assignments
The Homework Video Assignments are the single most important part of the course.If you can’t (or won’t) commit to publishing 1 video each week, this course isn’t for you. You won’t get much value out of it. It would be like signing up for a gym class, showing up to watch the tutorial, and not doing any exercise. It might be interesting, but it wouldn’t get you any results.
You can’t grow on YouTube without consistently putting out videos, at least once a week. Yes, there are exceptions, but in general, you need to publish at least once a week to stand a chance of standing out.
Each week, we’ll give you a video assignment, which will involve writing, filming, editing and publishing a video on your channel. When you’re done, you’ll link your video on our community platform so that everyone can comment, and we’ll provide detailed feedback on every video assignment that is submitted.