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.
The ABCs of Idea Generation
September 10, 2021
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
August 27, 2021
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.
The PD Matrix: Finding Your YouTube Niche
July 30, 2021
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
May 21, 2021
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