Making Money from YouTube
I started making YouTube videos in my final year of medical school at Cambridge University. It was Summer 2017 and I started off with 0 views, 0 subscribers and $0 in revenue.
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
Over the past 3 years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to build an audience from scratch, provide value consistently, and monetise in a non-spammy way. I’ve spent over $30,000 in courses and coaching programs to try and find the secret sauce that helps grow a channel and a business. And you know what? There’s no secret. It’s mostly just a matter of —
Producing content that your audience finds useful
Posting this on YouTube once a week
Repeating this for at least 2 years
That’s all it takes. I can guarantee that if you follow this simple, 3-part formula, your life will change in ways you can’t imagine. For a start, you’ll learn incredibly useful skills, you’ll generate ‘passive’ income, and you’ll make friends with amazing people from all over the world. You might even get messages from fans about how your content has changed their life ?
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.
And you’ll have to do all this (and a lot more) while juggling your job, studies, relationships and health, while also doing your best to enjoy the journey and avoid burnout.
This is hard. It takes a lot of work.
But it’s also really fun, and if you can make it work, it’s genuinely life-changing.
The real "secret", if there's one at all, is that you need to build a SYSTEM around your content production, so that you can efficiently pump out useful content that grows your audience and revenue, without it taking up large amounts of your own time.
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.
I’ve built such a system for my channel and business, and I can help you build yours.
The Part-Time YouTuber Academy
The Part-Time YouTuber Academy is a 6-week live online course where I’ll teach you everything I know about how to build and grow your YouTube channel into a sustainable machine that churns out valuable content for your audience, and generates healthy passive income for you, without having to quit your job.
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.
Core Live Lectures will run twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays at 16:00 GMT / 09:00 PT / 12:00 ET. Each live session will have 60-90 minutes of teaching, followed by an open Q&A with me. All the sessions will be recorded (and you'll have lifetime access to them) so you can always work through stuff at your own pace if you prefer that approach.
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.
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