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Members of the PTYA family
have taken their channels
to the next level.

The perfect choice for any 

maker 🔧
creative 🥳
coffee-lover ☕️
developer 💻
designer ✏️
creator ⚡️
maker 🔧
creative 🥳
coffee-lover ☕️
developer 💻
designer ✏️
creator ⚡️
maker 🔧
creative 🥳
coffee-lover ☕️
developer 💻
designer ✏️
creator ⚡️
maker 🔧
creative 🥳
coffee-lover ☕️
developer 💻
designer ✏️
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"There are tons of great YouTube channels about lighting, or cameras, or scriptwriting, or designing thumbnails. But PTYA is unique in that it takes a little bit from each discipline and puts it all together. It's very helpful in terms of allowing you to zoom out and understand what you're good at and where you need to improve."

John Coogan

Entrepreneur & YouTuber
219k Subscribers

"PTYA helped me define my niche, USP and target audience, which I think was the main thing I needed to work on early on. I also learnt a few tricks to come up with new content regularly, and it made the process of buying the right gear for my channel super easy."

Clara Carmona

Med Student & YouTuber
190k Subscribers

"PTYA gave me the confidence to properly get started and enjoy the journey on YouTube rather than worrying too much about the destination. I could never have planned or anticipated what happened after starting so everything beyond that is purely a bonus.

Matt Brighton

Property Investor & YouTuber
25.2k Subscribers

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The YouTube Journey.

The path to making money from YouTube.

How I went from making nothing, to pocket money, to turning over 6-figures a month
— entirely from YouTube.

September 2017
Ali starts his YouTube journey.
September 2019
Ali hires his first full-time editor.
September 2020
Ali passes 1 million subscribers.
November 2020
Ali launches PTYA.
October 2021
Ali hires his 18th member of the team.
December 2021
Ali passes $4 million in revenue for 2021.

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The Big Secret.

Over the last 4 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 just a matter of:

Create.

Creating content your target audience finds useful.

Post.

Posting on YouTube at least once a week.

Repeat.

Repeating this for at least 2 years, with enthusiasm.

That’s all it takes.

I personally guarantee that if you follow this 3-part formula, your life will change in ways you can’t imagine. For starters, 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 people about how your content's changed their life. 😳

The real "secret", if there's one at all, is that you need to build a system around your content production. A system means 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. But as with all things, getting started and maintaining quality + consistency is easier said than done.

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The Inevitable Challenges.

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.

You’ll also have to do all this (and a lot more) while juggling your job, relationships and health, as well as 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.

"I had a really positive experience with the Part-Time YouTuber Academy. It covered a lot of topics that I didn't know much about, from working with teams and outsourcing to creating systems to make the process more efficient and reach a larger audience."

Julian O'Shea

Explorer & YouTuber
124k 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."

John Gadget

Tech YouTuber
54k 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."

Cora Harrison

Investor & YouTuber
98k Subscribers

Remember, the

Beats the

The real "secret", if there's one at all, is that you need to build a system around your content production.


Wait, that didn't sound as cool as we thought it would.


Let's try that again.

System

ok, better

A system means 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.

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The PTYA Course.

The Part-Time YouTuber Academy is a 4 week live online course from 14th November to 9th December.

I’ll teach and help you implement everything I know about growing your YouTube channel into a...

Sustainable Machine

...that churns out valuable content and generates healthy passive income.

During the 4 weeks, we’ll have a combination of live zoom lessons, open live Q&As & detailed individual feedback on your videos. There'll also be exercises and tasks to help supercharge your YouTube journey while connecting and having fun with hundreds of other YouTubers on the same path.

The systems we’ve developed and teach on the course grew my own channel from nothing to...

3 million+ Subscribers
$4 million+ Annual Revenue

*while working full-time as a doctor 🩺

We’ve shared them with over 2,000 students in 6 Cohorts, resulting in fantastic results and glowing testimonials already.

By the end of the 4 week course
you'll have unlocked the following abilities...

Kickstarter.
You'll have kickstarted your YouTube channel (if you haven't yet), with at least 4 published videos.
Streamliner.
You'll have the next 3-6 months of content planned out, and a streamlined system to sustain this.
Inspirer.
You'll be comfortable in front of a camera, with techniques to boost your charisma.
Budgeter.
You'll get my recommendations for gear and studio setups for all budget levels, so you can level-up your production value while being focused on your content.
Generator.
You'll know how to refine your niche, and you'll have a system that ensures you'll never run out of content ideas
- The Idea Generation Machine.
Organiser.
You’ll have a method (the HIVEs Framework) for structuring your videos in a way that appeals to your audience and to the YouTube algorithm.
Repurposer.
You’ll understand how to accelerate your growth by efficiently repurposing your content to multiple platforms with the Artery Method.
Monetiser.
You’ll understand the various monetisation options available to creators, and you’ll know how to use them to generate passive income.
Leader.
You’ll know the value of building a team as soon as you can, and you’ll have a roadmap for outsourcing your editing and hiring extra team members.

What You Can Expect

Core Live Sessions with Ali

Daily Workshops

These are held on Mondays between 1400 - 1600 GMT. This is where I'll deliver the core course content and systems. Each live session has 60-90 minutes of teaching, followed by an open Q&A where you'll be able to directly ask me any questions you want.

We'll have daily workshops with awesome creators and experts in field through the rest of the week, with workshops on Titles & Thumbnails, Editing and Gear, Camera Confidence and Advanced YouTubing. Each session will be 60 minutes and will be super interactive, including a Q&A section.

Guest Sessions

Below you'll find a list of the confirmed guest speakers we've got for Cohort 7.
We've got a couple more special guests dropping in too and we'll add them here soon!

Friday Q&A Panels

Video Feedback

Every Friday (1400-1530 GMT), I'll be hosting a dedicated Q&A session where you can ask me any and all questions related to your YouTube channel, content, strategy or anything else. We'll also have a member of my team, and a successful PTYA alumnus on-hand to offer multiple perspectives if relevant.

Each week you'll get detailed feedback from the PTYA team on your weekly video. This'll look at everything from titles + thumbnails and video structure, to editing and camera confidence, and so much more. It's all aimed at helping you improve week-by-week. Our 1700+ previous students often rate this as one of the most useful aspects of the course.

Who's the Course For?

Basically, the course is for anyone who wants to take YouTube seriously. If you’re committed to growing your online brand and putting yourself in the best position to build, sustain and succeed at this YouTube thing, we're here for you, and we promise you'll get large amounts of value from the course.

The specifics of what this looks like can get a bit complicated, because (a) the course is pretty varied, and (b) the specific value you'll get from it does depend on your YouTube experience level. We've tried to break things down (very roughly) by subscriber count. Naturally, this is an imperfect metric, but it's the best we've got to stratify people, so please take the specific breakdown with a pinch of salt.

0 - 100 Subscribers
100 - 1,000 Subscribers
1000 - 10,00 Subscribers
10,000 - 50,000 Subscribers
50,000+ Subscribers

Who's the Course NOT For?

This course isn't for you if...

1. You're not willing to put in the time and effort to make 1 video per week during the 4 weeks.
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, or 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 do our best to teach you the systems and processes that have worked for us and our students, but we can't 'guarantee' any specific result.

Having said all that, one thing we can guarantee is that if you create useful videos, publish 1-2 times per week, and do this for 2 years, your life will change. We can't put a number on it (no one can), but if you can stick with this for 2+ years, you'll learn 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 videos have changed their lives.

Our only objective on this course is to make it easier for you to maintain that level of consistency. If that sounds like something you'd like, we'd love to have you. If it's not what you're looking for, then sorry for wasting your time in reading this far, and we wish you the very best of luck. Regardless, feel free to email us if you need a hand with anything!

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The Course Curriculum.

This is exactly what we’ll be covering every week of the course from 14th November to the 9th December, broken down week-by-week. If you've got any questions about any of it, feel free to shoot us an email :)

😅 WEEK 1: How To Succeed On YouTube
💡 WEEK 2: Conceive Your Ideas
👀 WEEK 3: Keep Them Watching
🤓 WEEK 4: Hack the System
🫂 BEYOND WEEK 5

The Weekly Timetable

You definitely aren’t expected to be able to attend every single live session.
Every session is recorded and you'll have lifetime access to everything.

Here’s an example of what a week in the PTYA looks like:

Extra

Perks & Gifts

YouTube for Beginners

In this class, you'll learn everything you need to get started with YouTube. It'll help you elevate the learning from PTYA and solidify your skills if you're just starting out with your channel.

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro

In this class, 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.

Lifetime Access to the PTYA Community

Our community is one of the main reasons our students enjoy PTYA so much. Once you enrol, you'll get lifetime access to our community of over 1,500 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.

PTYA Workbook

When you enrol on the course, you'll get access to our digital workbook. This'll act as a supplementary guide throughout the course with each lesson broken down into exercises taken from the lessons that you can use to really make the most of the teaching and supercharge your growth.

YouTube for Beginners

In this class, you'll learn everything you need to get started with YouTube. It'll help you elevate the learning from PTYA and solidify your skills if you're just starting out with your channel.

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro

In this class, 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.

Lifetime Access to the PTYA Community

Our community is one of the main reasons our students enjoy PTYA so much. Once you enrol, you'll get lifetime access to our community of over 1,500 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.

PTYA Workbook

When you enrol on the course, you'll get access to our digital workbook. This'll act as a supplementary guide throughout the course with each lesson broken down into exercises taken from the lessons that you can use to really make the most of the teaching and supercharge your growth.

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The Three Packages.

PTYA Pricing

Essential

$
1995
or 3 instalments of $715
  • The Core - 4 two-hour live class sessions + Guest Workshops + Live Q&As with Ali and other pro YouTubers
  • Detailed feedback from the team on all video assignments
  • Lifetime access to all the session recordings from this cohort
  • Lifetime access to our private online discussion forum + community

Premium

$
2995
or 3 instalments of $1,075
  • Everything in the Essential package,

    plus...
  • Lifetime access to all future course updates, including live session recordings, videos, worksheets, and bonus material
  • Dedicated accountability buddies to keep your head in the game and ensure that you're accomplishing the goals you've set for yourself during the course
  • Free access to our Camera Confidence course so you can become an absolute pro in front of the camera
  • Free enrolment in the next live cohort (Q1 2023- dates TBC) so you can get the full course experience a second time to consolidate learning
  • Bonus Guest Interview Recordings with successful YouTubers + teams (see preview)

Executive

$
5995
or 3 instalments of $2,155
  • Everything in the Essential package,
  • Everything in the Premium package,

    plus...
  • Exclusive Exec-only Slack channel for rapid access to Ali and our support team during the course
  • A private weekly Exec-only group coaching call with Ali
  • 1:1 Onboarding with a member of the PTYA Team
  • A private weekly Exec-only tech/editing support call with Gordon, Ali's videographer
  • A studio and channel audit from the experts we use for Ali's YouTube channel
  • 1:1 accountability calls with a member of the PTYA Team
  • Free lifetime access to all future cohorts as a Premium member

Best Value

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Money-Back Promise

We want the investment in this course to be an absolute no-brainer for you.

So, if you watch the video lessons, submit a video for feedback each week, and still don’t find the course useful, drop us an email and we'll happily refund your full payment within 60 days of the start of the course.
However, please note that the money-back guarantee only applies if you actually do the work and complete the assignments. If you don't do the work, you won't get any value from the course, and you'll have taken a place away from someone else.

Scholarships

We know that some people might not be able to afford PTYA.

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 full scholarships 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). You should also be available for the 4 weeks of the course which starts on Monday 14th November 2022 and be able to submit 6 videos for feedback over the course of the cohort.

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. We’ll be capping applications at 200 applicants so be sure to get yours in as soon as you can.

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

Applications are open from 1600 GMT on Monday October 31st and will close at 2359 GMT on Thursday 3rd November or when we’ve received 200 applications (whichever comes first). Just as a heads up, we’ll get back to you with our decision by Tuesday 8th November which will be after the enrolment for the course has closed. Thanks and good luck!

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

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Frequently Asked Questions.

How long does the course last?
Do I need to have a YouTube channel to join the course?
Do I need to have a certain number of subscribers to join the course?
What experience with YouTube do I need to have?
I’ve made 100 videos already, is this course for me?
What sort of channel is the course suitable for?
What is the minimum equipment required to take the course?
How involved will Ali be with the Live Sessions?
Is it possible to pay in instalments?
Do I need to know how to edit videos?
What time are the live sessions?
Do I need to attend all the live sessions?
Can I get an invoice?

❤️ Our Wall of Love ❤️
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Worth it: Yes.

PTYA w/ @AliAbdaal:
• What: Start making YouTube videos.
• Why I took it: Leverage YT (2nd biggest search engine) to distribute content.
• Worth it: Yes.

What an amazing journey

#PTYA has finished. What an amazing journey. In true student style, made that final dash to submitting two assignments before 1am! Thanks to @AliAbdaal and the PTYA crew for all the work they put in.

Insane Course.

Currently doing PTYA by @AliAbdaal. Insane course. The fact that it’s a live cohort makes all the difference in the world. Will make a full in-depth review in due course. Stay tuned

This is the one.

@AliAbdaal’s #PTYA course just ended and I am so sad. If you’re looking for a YouTube course - this is the one. It has given me so much value I don’t even know where to begin! Here is a review/ my progress: (embracing learning in public, here goes)

The best live course...

The best live course I've ever taken is by far @AliAbdaal's YouTuber course. Way to set the bar for cohort-based learning!

The most valuable course...

I just finished @AliAbdaal's course PTYA and having live sessions, mixed with homework, a community, and other features made it the most valuable course I have ever taken. I learned more from it than most of the college classes that I paid 10x more for.

What a ride!

What a ride @AliAbdaal's Part-Time YouTuber Academy has been! Best thing I have done and a very welcome distraction from 2020!

The best way to accelerate learning

Just wrapped up the first alumni session for @AliAbdaal's PTYA Cohort 2. Something about these sessions gets me pumped every single time.  Community is hands down the best way to accelerate learning and remain accountable!

One of the best courses...

For any aspiring #YouTubers out there, check out my review of @AliAbdaal's course Part-Time YouTuber Academy #PTYA. Some of the best PD I've ever taken!

I've heard incredible things...

I’ve heard incredible things about @aliabdaal’s Part-Time Youtuber Academy. For @hdteevee to compare it to Ship 30 for 30 is epic.

I'm so thankful to PTYA...

Every single time I chat with @MattAgustin4 and @IzzySealey I feel 1000 times better. I'm so thankful to PTYA @AliAbdaal for giving me an opportunity to make fantastic friends

This course teaches you EVERYTHING

Excited to be a part of Ali's Part Time Youtuber Academy for the upcoming cohort! For real tho if you've ever seriously considered doing Youtube then this course teaches you EVERYTHING that it took me years to learn.

I took it and it's fantastic.

What @AliAbdaal has done with his course Part Time Youtuber Academy is amazing. With huge numbers of people wanting to use YouTube for business or just creative purposes its a no brainer course. I took it and it's fantastic. It's open now.

I've learnt so much...

I've learnt so much in the last 6 weeks of the Part-Time YouTuber Academy. Now it's putting all of what I've into practice with each video I make! Good things take time. Oh, and a lot of coffee

"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."

Shervin Shaikh

Yogi & YouTuber
9k Subscribers

"I have loved every minute of PTYA. I've loved being surrounded by other creatives who are encouraging and experienced at all levels has helped me step up in my YouTube and business development. Finally finding 'my tribe' of creators has felt incredible and I cannot recommend this course enough. The after-care support has also been overwhelmingly helpful and I'm so grateful."

Pippa Moss

Actor & YouTuber
731 Subscribers

"The gift that keeps on giving. As a business owner who wants to promote my business on YouTube, PTYA is my one-stop solution. I can't see how I could have learned this much about YouTube in any other way, this quickly. If I could turn back time, I would definitely enrol again! I recommend this course to anyone who's serious about succeeding on YouTube."

Kasper Langmann

Entrepreneur & YouTuber
4k Subscribers