March 3, 2022

How To Start a YouTube Channel - Beginner’s Guide to YouTube

Ali Abdaal
PART-TIME YOUTUBER ACADEMY: 🍿 My 6-week live online course: 🚀 Part-Time Creatorpreneur Waiting List: 🎬 YouTube for Beginners Course: I started making videos in 2017 and I had no clue what I was doing on YouTube. But, I recently hit 2.7M subscribers and I wanted to share what got me there with a simple three step framework that you can use to get started on YouTube. Enjoy x 00:00 Intro 01:15 Level 1 - Get Going 04:33 Choice #1 - break up 04:33 Choice #1 - casual relationship 06:50 Choice #1 - serious relationship 07:31 Level 2 - Get Good 10:17 What makes a “good” video? 11:46 Good - Intrinsic 13:08 Good - Extrinsic 15:24 Choice #2 - hobby or business 18:51 Level 3 - Get Smart 21:00 The “Get Smart” Framework 21:32 Workflow MY FREE ONLINE COURSES: 🚀 Productivity Masterclass - Principles and Tools to Boost Your Productivity - 🎬 Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X - From Beginner to YouTuber - 🎓 How to Study for Exams - An Evidence-Based Masterclass - MY FAVOURITE GEAR: 🎥 My YouTube Camera Gear - ⌨️ My Keyboard - Wireless Coral mechanical keyboard (Cherry Blue) - 📝 My favourite iPad Screen Protector - Paperlike - 🎒 My Desk Accessories + Todo List - Ugmonk - MY FAVOURITE SOFTWARE: ✍️ The best summaries of books (Shortform) - 📚 How I remember what I read (Readwise) - 🎵 Where I get my Music (amazing for YouTubers) - 🎙 My weekly podcast - My brother and I host a weekly podcast where we discuss happiness, creativity and the human condition. You can find it by searching “Not Overthinking” on any podcast app (eg: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts etc). BE MY FRIEND: 💌 Sign up to my weekly email newsletter - 🌍 My website / blog - 📸 Instagram - 🐦 Twitter - 🎮 Twitch - WHO AM I: I’m Ali, a YouTuber, podcaster, soon-to-be author and ex-Doctor working in London, UK. I make videos that explore the strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. I also have a weekly podcast called Deep Dive (, and I write a weekly email newsletter that contains some quick thoughts + links to interesting things ( GET IN TOUCH: If you’d like to talk, I’d love to hear from you. Tweeting @AliAbdaal directly will be the quickest way to get a response, but if your question is very long, feel free to email me at I try my best to reply to things but there sadly aren't enough hours in the day to respond to everyone 😭 PS: Some of the links in this description are affiliate links that I get a kickback from 😜
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