🎬 YouTube

Starting a YouTube channel is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s helped me build a business and a life I love. If you’re thinking of doing the same, you’ve come to the right place.

In the summer of 2017, I decided to start a YouTube channel. Fast forward to now, and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Like everybody does I started from the ground up: with 0 subscribers and 0 views. It took a year and a half for me to reach 100,000 subscribers. And now, as of April 2021, my channel has 1.55 million subscribers and I make over £100,000 ($130k) each month, with 5-10 hours of effort each week - which in all honesty is bloody ridiculous and I didn't think it would ever be possible.

If you'd like to do the same - start up a YouTube channel, have a creative outlet, build an audience online and create a business from doing so - then I reckon these posts will help you.

🎉 Getting Started

Over on YouTube I regularly talk about different aspects of running my channel: tech, how much money I make from YouTube, Q&As. And on this website I've also written a few helpful articles, such as on finding the right niche, monetising your channel, and buying the best gear.

Below I've linked a couple of videos to get you started.

🎬 Become a YouTuber

If you're thinking of starting a YouTube channel, my advice is always to start today.

The best way to get started is by learning what you can about YouTube. To fast forward the process. To fast forward the process, I've got some courses which will help:

If you're not quite ready for one of my courses, you can sign up to receive my free 7-day email course where I'll teach you how to get started with YouTube

Finally, if you'd rather just get all this information in a single, long post. Then you should check out my Ultimate Guide to YouTube. It's super long and covers everything from creating your channel to outsourcing editing.'

All my YouTube Articles

If all that wasn't enough for you, here are all the articles I've ever written about YouTube.

How to Start a YouTube Channel

So you’re considering starting a YouTube channel? Well, you’re in the right place. I’ve helped Ali Abdaal grow his YouTube […]

How to overcome the fear of getting started

The unfamiliar is scary territory to be in. Whether we’re trying to ride a bike or want to start a blog, doing something new can be uncomfortable. This article explores the fear of getting started.

The Ultimate Guide to YouTube

Starting a YouTube channel is hands down the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. This is my ultimate guide on how to get started with YouTube.

Part-Time YouTuber Academy: Cohort 7 Update

Really excited to say that the Part-Time YouTuber Academy (PTYA) is back and we’ll be launching Cohort 7 of our flagship course on Monday 31st October 2022 at 1600 GMT.

9 Lessons from 4 Years on YouTube

In this article, I wanted to share 9 lessons I’ve learned over the past 4 years of being a YouTuber. Lessons that have not only helped me improve as a YouTuber, but also helped more generally in my life.

The ABCs of Idea Generation

One of the first bottlenecks you’ll probably come to when starting a YouTube channel is the fear of running out of content ideas and idea generation in general. A fear you’ll get to a point where you’ve got nothing new or interesting to offer to your audience.

My Top 10 Tips for Aspiring YouTubers

Starting a YouTube channel is, hands down, the single best thing I’ve ever done in my life. I’ve met hundreds of incredible people, built an income-generating machine, and enjoyed every step of the way. So in this article I’m going to share my top 10 tips on how to get started on YouTube.

How to Film YouTube Videos on Your Phone

When starting a YouTube channel many of us think we need a ton of fancy gear and a super expensive camera before we begin filming. But, in reality, this isn’t necessary.

The PD Matrix: Finding Your YouTube Niche

If we want to succeed as a YouTuber, people often say that you should niche down to blow up. In other words, they say that having a narrow content niche is the single most worthwhile thing when it comes to building our YouTube audience.

YouTube Gear for Different Budgets

If you’re starting or growing your YouTube channel, you’ve probably heard the phrase “gear doesn’t matter”. This is true, to an extent. You don’t need fancy camera equipment to succeed on YouTube. But there’s no denying that production value does help