Welcome to Day 5 of the
Part-Time YouTuber Crash Course!

5 Months in 5 Minutes

 

Since we launched the Academy in 2019, we have helped 4,325 creators start and grow a successful YouTube channel

The Part-Time YouTuber Academy condenses 6 years and thousands of hours of YouTube experience into an immersive, interactive course.

I’ll teach you everything about the Infinite Content Engine, the system that I’ve used to grow my own channel, and that I’ve taught to 3,000+ other creators.

By the end, you’ll know how to build your very own Infinite Content Engine that’ll save you lots of time for the rest of your YouTube career.

Throughout my journey over the last 6 years, I’ve had constant questions from other creators asking about how I grew my own channel as a Part-Time YouTuber. So in 2020, I started the Part-Time YouTuber Academy as a way to help creators invest their time into what really matters when it comes to being a Part-Time YouTuber - building a system

The systems we’ve developed and which we teach in the course grew my own channel from zero to 1.2 million subscribers (with $1,000,000 in annual revenue) while working full-time as a doctor. 

And the systems I’ve continued to develop and use since then have grown my channel to 4.3 million subscribers (with $4,600,000 in annual revenue). All while “working” under 10 hours per week on the channel.

As you’re working your way through the course, here’s a flavour of what you’ll get:

You’ll go through our Niche Discovery Framework, to help you figure out your niche and what to make videos about, so you’re not wasting time creating content that’s unlikely to work for you in the long term

You’ll get my Outsourcing Almanack - a system for outsourcing editing, including job descriptions and a step-by-step guide to finding the perfect video editor who edits in your own style. This’ll help you save 10+ hours every single week.

You’ll learn my Perfect Packaging Process, a step-by-step framework (including best practices, templates and tools) for creating compelling titles and thumbnails quickly and efficiently, so you’re not spending hours trying to craft the ‘perfect’ title and thumbnail combination every time. 

And so you’re not wasting hours creating videos that no one’s going to click on because the title and thumbnail suck ;)

You’ll learn my HIVES Framework for structuring and scripting your videos so that you’re not wasting your time trying to reinvent the wheel every time you make a video.

You’ll build your own streamlined Infinite Content Engine, with the next 3-6 months of content planned out, so you can sustain your output after the course ends.

You’ll build your own Idea Generation Machine that’ll help you generate ideas, and tell you which video ideas have a higher chance of going viral and growing your channel, so you’re not wasting time making videos that are unlikely to perform well.

Okay, that's a lot of stuff. But does the Part-Time YouTuber Academy actually work?

Izzy had never made a video before she took our course. She implemented everything she learned, and her channel has grown to 300k+ subscribers since.

"I think the content is super helpful, especially for a beginner to really get an idea of the YouTube landscape and how everything works. Secondly, the amazing community of creators was something I never expected and has actually been the most valuable takeaway for me."

Izzy Sealey (363,000 Subscribers)

 

Ellie-Jean was (almost) a complete beginner when she joined PTYA. Almost as soon as she started posting, her channel started to take off. She took the course a second time a few months later to consolidate her learnings, and to get more feedback.

 

I found loads of really great resources through the Academy. It’s really helped me to think about capturing everything I see and putting it somewhere I can return to it. I’d recommend others to join because it’s such an amazing community.”

Ellie-Jean Royden (280,000 Subscribers)

Clara had made a handful of videos before taking PTYA early in her YouTube career. She has grown her channel (in Spanish) to 200k subscribers.
 

"I really liked the sessions with Ali, and the community in Circle. Everyone was so positive, encouraging and helpful, and learning about Ali’s journey and experience firsthand was really motivating. I started my channel only a few months before PTYA launched [...] so learning about everything in an easy to digest way was super helpful. After taking the course, I knew exactly who my target audience was and what I needed to do to make good videos.”

Clara Carmona (210,000 Subscribers)

 

PTYA has also helped more Intermediate YouTubers level-up their channels.

John had made ~35 videos, and was on 1,000 subscribers when he took PTYA. Since then, his channel’s grown to 300k+ subscribers and changed his life.

 

Having a smaller community to compete with really motivated me to bring my A-Game… I would recommend PTYA to anyone who’s thinking about starting a YouTube channel and who knows they’re going to be able to take it seriously. I do think PTYA is the best course I’ve seen on the topic”.

John Coogan (300,000 Subscribers)

Daniel had made a few dozen videos, and had 3600 subscribers when he took PTYA. His channel immediately exploded, and he’s now approaching 900,000 subscribers.
 

Dami had made ~15 videos, and had 500 subscribers when she took PTYA. Since then, her channel’s followed the classic exponential growth curve, and she’s now approaching 800,000 subscribers..

"Although it took a lot of luck and strategizing to grow my YT channel, the course was an incredible value - from mindset, tried and tested tips, to customized feedback from an amazingly supportive community. It will give you a great foundation to kickstart your Youtube journey."

Dami Lee (756,000 subscribers)

Tiago Forte had been making videos on-and-off for a decade. He decided to take YouTube seriously when he took PTYA. His channel immediately exploded, drove millions of dollars of revenue for his business, and helped his first book hit the bestseller charts.
 

"We invested over $300,000 in our YouTube channel when we decided to take it seriously. The $5k for the Executive version of PTYA was one of the highest ROI expenses we've ever had in our business. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to shortcut the long learning curve of YouTube"

Tiago Forte (162,000 Subscribers)

 

PTYA has also helped Advanced YouTubers level-up their systems and their channels.

Ankur had been making videos for 3 years, and had 36k subscribers. Take a look at what happened as soon as he took PTYA.

 

“I would absolutely recommend PTYA to anybody who wishes to start on their YouTube or content creation journey. It’s brilliant to be amongst like-minded people, it’s so awesome to be connected with people across the world […] and to then identify your own path. It’s wonderful that this programme continues to thrive.”

warikoo (2,880,000 subscribers)

Ethan was already a full-time YouTuber with 400k subscribers. But taking PTYA helped him level up his channel across all fronts.

“There’s no secret trick to making it on YouTube, but what Ali and the team are going to show you is how to stack the deck in your favour. Ali will leap you way ahead of the curve and put structure and systems in place so you can consistently churn out better and better content”.

Ethan Chlebowski (1,590,000 Subscribers)

 

Chris already had a YouTube channel for his podcast, “Modern Wisdom” with 100k subscribers. But after taking PTYA, he decided to rebrand and relaunch his YouTube channel, taking the insights he learned from the course. Since then, his growth has absolutely skyrocketed.

 

"Part-Time YouTuber Academy really helped to take me from a total noob in regards to how YouTube works to pretty well-informed. It was a one-stop shop for me. It made a massive difference - the content that he and his team created is very useful and still now, 3 years after taking the course I am continuing to rely on some of the resources that I took from it then. I highly recommend it."

Chris Williamson (914,000 subscribers)

Dr Julie Smith already had a significant presence on TikTok but wanted to break into YouTube as well. She took PTYA, immediately applied her learnings, and her channel exploded.

Let’s start with who the course won’t work for - this course isn’t for you if: 

  1. You're not willing to put in the time and effort to make 1 video every two weeks, and to commit to consistency for the long term. 
  2. You're looking for a magic bullet that'll get your channel to grow without any effort. There's no secret here. It's just about putting in the work, doing it consistently, and stacking the deck in your favour in whatever way you can.
  3. You're hoping that starting a YouTube channel will be a get-rich-quick scheme. Again, that's not how it works. There are no shortcuts.
  4. You're looking for a guaranteed path to 10k, 100k, or 1M subscribers. There are no guarantees in this game. It's like signing up for a writing course and expecting to have 1M readers per month for your blog, or 100,000 sales of your book. That's not how it works. We'll teach you the systems and processes that have worked for us and our students, but we obviously can't 'guarantee' any specific result.

Again, the one thing we can guarantee is that if you create useful videos, publish consistently, and do this for 2 years, your life will change

Our only objective is to make it easier for you to maintain that level of consistency by building systems and saving time.

If that sounds like something you'd like, then this is the course for you.

Okay, I get it - the Part-Time YouTuber Academy is incredible.
But what’s actually in the course?
What do I get when I enrol?

Great question :) Here’s what our course curriculum looks like:

You'll also get access to our Creator Booster Pack (worth $949):

The Part-Time YouTuber Academy isn't the only course we've created to help people become successful, confident and driven content creators with thriving businesses. 

So we decided to give you our other courses too. 

 

Creatorpreneur Academy ($799)

Creatorpreneur Academy is a self-paced online course, with 6+ hours of content across 40+ lessons, where you'll learn everything there is to know about transforming your creative side-hustle into a sustainable operation that's highly profitable, hugely scalable, and ridiculously fun.

In particular, we'll be taking a deep dive into the principles, strategies, and tools businesses use to achieve consistent and sustainable growth, giving you a bunch of actionable + timeless insights you can use immediately to supercharge your creative projects.

Camera Confidence Masterclass ($149)

In this course - with over 4.5 hours of content across 40+ lessons, I’ll be teaching you everything that I’ve learnt about camera confidence over the past few years of making hundreds of videos and coaching over 3,000 students as part of my Part-Time YouTuber Academy.

We’re going to cover a bunch of principles, strategies and tools for being more comfortable on camera, and you’ll see real life evidence of these techniques in action as I take various members of my team through the exercises, and give them feedback throughout.

 

How much does this cost?

For context, you could pay $10,000 for an hour of my time over a Zoom call for a private coaching session. Or if like plenty of conference organisers do, you could pay $20,000 to fly me out to give a 30-60 minute talk where I cover 1% of what you’ll learn in the course. So that’s one way of putting our pricing into context.

You could also pay $4995 to sign up to our Part-Time YouTuber Accelerator.

The other way to put our prices into context is to think of it as an investment in your YouTube “business”. If you’re treating YouTube as a hobby, this course probably isn’t for you. But if you’re treating it like a business, then investing some money in saving time and increasing your odds of success seems like a no-brainer. Especially given (a) how much your life can change, and (b) how much money you stand to make if your YouTube channel goes well 🤷

Anyway, enough spiel - here's the price.

The Part-Time YouTuber Academy

$995

One-time fee (payment plans available)

Enrol Now
  • 🧠 The Core PTYA Curriculum  - 10+ hours of material teaching you everything we know about YouTube from getting started all the way through to monetising, building a team and turning your channel from a hobby into a thriving business.
  • 📚 PTYA Bonus Modules - More than 16 hours of extra video training on camera gear, studio setups, monetisation, repurposing, community building, newsletter creation and more.
  • 🔑 Lifetime access to all the course material so that as your channel grows, there’ll always be useful information and insights you can benefit from every step of the way.
  • 💪 Creator Booster Pack - You’ll get access to two of our biggest courses Part-Time Creatorpreneur and Camera Confidence to help you become a successful, confident and driven content creator with a thriving business (both worth well over $900).
  • 📕 Our PTYA Workbook - this is a 56-page digital supplement to the course which breaks down each of the lessons into exercises you can use to really consolidate the learnings into actions that will supercharge your growth.
  • 🚀 Our  Part-Time YouTuber Productivity System , which includes checklists, frameworks and templates to turn you into a content-creation beast…
    • 🚂 Create videos consistently and effortlessly through our  Infinite Content Engine
    • 🐝 Write scripts that captivate your audience using our  H.I.V.E.S Framework  and video format templates
    • 📸 Identify the perfect camera, audio, and lighting gear for your budget (whatever your budget is) with our  Gear Guru Checklists
    • 💡 Never run out of video ideas again using our  Idea Generation Machine  (our 7-part Framework for generating endless content ideas), our 5 Months of Content in 5 Minutes template and our 4A Framework.
    • 📗 Find the perfect editor or writer using our  Outsourcing Almanack  - a step-by-step method with a checklist for outsourcing, including pre-written job descriptions for editors and trial tasks for writers.
    • 🔥 Showcase your individuality and stand out from the crowd with our  Forge Your Brand Framework  - a combination of 3 of the best systems we’ve ever used to help you identify and leverage your authentic edge as a creator, and to help you understand how to attract subscribers even in a crowded niche
    • 🧭 Ensure your videos always connect with the audience you want using our  Creator’s Compass
    • ☄️ Find the intersection between the videos you want to make and the ones which will grow your channel with our   Identity Analyst template  
  • We’ve also got exclusive interviews with over 20 creators including Mrwhosetheboss, Matt D’Avella, Nathaniel Drew, Lana Blakely, Elizabeth Filips and more, where they chat to us about different aspects of their content creation processes, their unique strengths as creators and how they think about content creation on YouTube. Our guests have a combined total of over 36 million subscribers , so there’s an incredible amount of expertise you can learn from.
  • 🎁 Exclusive Bonuses - Just for fun, we’re bundling in a bunch of incredible bonuses too.  Keep scrolling for more 😉

🎁 Wait, did you say free bonuses?

Yup. We’ve decided to bundle in a bunch of free bonuses, just for fun:

Free Bonus #1

Access to the PTYA Community

Our community is one of the main reasons our students have enjoyed our course so much. Once you enrol, you'll get access to our community of over 4,000 like-minded creators who're sharing their wins, struggles, and learnings and are always ready to help solve your YouTube-related issues or answer your questions. You’ll also get access to our live in-person events around the world, which are exclusive to alumni of PTYA.

Free Bonus #2

Part-Time YouTuber Foundations

Over 4 hours of instruction to teach you everything you need to get started with YouTube, like how to script, shoot, and edit your first video. It’ll also teach you how to set up an awesome-looking channeland talk confidently to the camera so that you’re ready to start churning out awesome videos if you haven’t started already.

Free Bonus #3

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X Online Course

(Normally on Skillshare, where the subscription costs $180/year) - In this 3-hour course, you'll learn everything you need to get started with Final Cut Pro and take your editing to the next level. We'll work to create a YouTube-style video following a 3-part workflow.

Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee & Money-Back Promise

We want the investment in this course to be an absolute no-brainer for you - if you’re actually going to do the work 😉


“Do the work” technically involves completing the core modules. If you’ve done that and for whatever reason aren’t 100% happy with your experience, drop us an email (within 30 days of purchasing the course) and we’ll happily refund your entire payment .

However, please note that the money-back guarantee only applies if you’ve completed the entire course and included your reason for the cancellation in the email.

Frequently Asked Questions…

🎓 Scholarships

We know that some people might not be able to afford PTYA and we don’t want the price to exclude individuals who are passionate about successfully growing their YouTube channel.

That’s why we’re offering some scholarship options to individuals who can show an enthusiasm and passion for growing their channel and who'd benefit from the content of the course. To apply, you must be over 18 and have an existing YouTube channel with at least 3 published, full length videos (not just Shorts).

If you meet these requirements, please write answers to ALL the questions in this form and attach a link to an Unlisted YouTube video - NO LONGER than 2 minutes in length - introducing yourself, explaining why you’d benefit from the course, why you’re applying for a scholarship, and finally what your goals and aspirations are for your channel.

Applications which don’t answer all the questions, or which provide a video longer than 2 minutes won't be considered.

Feel free to submit your application here.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis at the end of each month. Just as a heads up, we’ll get back to you with our decision at the start of the following month. Thanks and good luck!

(Please make sure your application video is ‘Unlisted’ rather than ‘Private’ otherwise we won’t be able to see it!)

Frequently Asked Questions - Scholarships

Shervin Shaikh

Yogi & YouTuber
143.2k Subscribers

"This is the only course on YouTube where you can meet like-minded folks who will keep you accountable to posting videos & improving your skills. It's a like a mini-semester in Uni/College - I made new friends I still talk to everyday, I learned how to create great videos from start to finish, and I optimised my systems to increase my CTR and Watch Time."

Cora Harrison

Investor & YouTuber
98k Subscribers

"PTYA saved me a lot of time when it came to finding better equipment that drastically improved the quality of my videos. You know this was all great information because it was coming directly from someone who makes multiple high-end Youtube videos a week and, as a result, has more than 3 million subscribers."

John Gadget

Tech YouTuber
146k Subscribers

"Massive amounts of knowledge and learning, questions answered, friends made, ongoing access to content, new events scheduled for alumni, and the rather strange occupation of YouTuber 'normalised'. If you're serious about YouTube, the PTYA is a catalyst to success."

❤️ Our Wall of Love ❤️

Our students say very nice things about the course.
Here’s what quite a lot of them had to say.

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Just want to chat?

Drop us an email at [email protected]

If you’ve got any questions about the course, or need a hand with anything else, we’re just an email away. Drop us a line and we’ll do our best to help 😊

The Part-Time YouTuber Academy

$995

One-time fee (payment plans available)

Enrol Now
  • 🧠 The Core PTYA Curriculum  - 10+ hours of material teaching you everything we know about YouTube from getting started all the way through to monetising, building a team and turning your channel from a hobby into a thriving business.
  • 📚 PTYA Bonus Modules - More than 16 hours of extra video training on camera gear, studio setups, monetisation, repurposing, community building, newsletter creation and more.
  • 🔑 Lifetime access to all the course material so that as your channel grows, there’ll always be useful information and insights you can benefit from every step of the way.
  • 💪 Creator Booster Pack - You’ll get access to two of our biggest courses Part-Time Creatorpreneur and Camera Confidence to help you become a successful, confident and driven content creator with a thriving business (both worth well over $900).
  • 📕 Our PTYA Workbook - this is a 56-page digital supplement to the course which breaks down each of the lessons into exercises you can use to really consolidate the learnings into actions that will supercharge your growth.
  • 🚀 Our  Part-Time YouTuber Productivity System , which includes checklists, frameworks and templates to turn you into a content-creation beast…
    • 🚂 Create videos consistently and effortlessly through our  Infinite Content Engine
    • 🐝 Write scripts that captivate your audience using our  H.I.V.E.S Framework  and video format templates
    • 📸 Identify the perfect camera, audio, and lighting gear for your budget (whatever your budget is) with our  Gear Guru Checklists
    • 💡 Never run out of video ideas again using our  Idea Generation Machine  (our 7-part Framework for generating endless content ideas), our 5 Months of Content in 5 Minutes template and our 4A Framework.
    • 📗 Find the perfect editor or writer using our  Outsourcing Almanack  - a step-by-step method with a checklist for outsourcing, including pre-written job descriptions for editors and trial tasks for writers.
    • 🔥 Showcase your individuality and stand out from the crowd with our  Forge Your Brand Framework  - a combination of 3 of the best systems we’ve ever used to help you identify and leverage your authentic edge as a creator, and to help you understand how to attract subscribers even in a crowded niche
    • 🧭 Ensure your videos always connect with the audience you want using our  Creator’s Compass
    • ☄️ Find the intersection between the videos you want to make and the ones which will grow your channel with our   Identity Analyst template  
  • We’ve also got exclusive interviews with over 20 creators including Mrwhosetheboss, Matt D’Avella, Nathaniel Drew, Lana Blakely, Elizabeth Filips and more, where they chat to us about different aspects of their content creation processes, their unique strengths as creators and how they think about content creation on YouTube. Our guests have a combined total of over 36 million subscribers , so there’s an incredible amount of expertise you can learn from.
  • 🎁 Exclusive Bonuses