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Ali Abdaal’s videos on youtube are one of the blessings I didn’t ask for. His videos have been a blessing to me and needless to say, he is one of my favourite YouTubers.
If you are wondering why; here are my whys:
- Ali Abdaal’s videos are always value-packed with information to develop yourself and also run an online business.
- He runs a successful online business and he also teaches others how to do so.
- He is a successful YouTuber with over 2M subscribers and still growing.
- Ali Abdaal is intelligent and shares some random life tips that I have always found helpful.
- Ali is a self-improvement guru (I know a lot of people hate the word guru). But when you see someone doing something well, it doesn’t cost you anything to sing their praises, right?
So why this article now?
While going through my Youtube feed, Ali’s annual income video was suggested to me which totalled to be $4.7 million dollars (like I was surprised).
This is a massive growth compared to the amount he made in 2020. The best part is that it is not the exact amount he made in 2021 since we still have some days left before the end of the year.
Seeing his annual income coupled with the fact that he runs a business model similar to what I cover on my blog, I decided to dive deep into his story and also study his businesses.
So this article will not only be about his net worth but will be more about his life and business story, his business models, and how he is able to earn 7-figures every year from his business.
We have much to cover, we’d better get started.
Table of Contents
Who is Ali Abdaal?
Ali Abdaal is a UK-based medical doctor, YouTuber, and podcaster. Ali Abdaal graduated from Cambridge University in 2018 where he studied Medicine.
He worked in the UK for two years not until August 2020 when he decided to take a break from work and spend more time with his side hustles and interests.
If you’re wondering how Ali Abdaal is able to do two time-consuming professions (being a doctor and a content creator) at the same time, well, you shouldn’t forget he is a student of productivity.
But jokes apart, Ali Abdaal has always considered himself a part-time YouTuber but then he generates full-time income from the same channel.
But the interesting part is that he has a team of over 20 employees working with him to produce content and manage his online business (Youtube channel as the main business).
When I discovered he has a big team he pays, I started to wonder why he is still working as a medical doctor.
Well, at the time of writing this article, he published a video on why he is leaving medicine forever (it is no longer a sabbatical) which he justified based on the things he considered a priority:
- Happiness and joy
Now, let’s get to the start of his million dollars channel.
The Start of Ali Abdaal Youtube Channel
It all started in 2007, on Nov 20, when Ali Abdaal joined Youtube. However, he didn’t publish his first video not until he entered medical school.
Ali Abdaal’s oldest video was published on May 27, 2016. The youtube video is a video recording of his friend (Duranka Perera) singing “All of Me” with Ali who is supposedly playing the guitar.
A couple of the videos published in 2016 are all music videos of Ali’s recording playing the guitar and one of his friends singing.
Almost suddenly, Ali Abdaal transitioned to publishing study tips videos and medical school videos.
You’ll find lots of videos on study tips, productivity videos, and videos on how to get into medical school.
In fact, Ali Abdaal started 6med a program to help students get into medical schools in ease.
The company was started by Ali and his colleagues at Cambridge University.
But I don’t think it is still in service or making any money because Ali didn’t make mention of it as one of his sources of income in his 2021 annual report.
My best guess is that he scrapped it since he isn’t active in the medical field again or he sold out his shares.
On this note, let’s get into how Ali Abdaal makes money – a section you have long waited for.
How Ali Abdaal Makes Money
Based on Ali’s annual income report, Ali makes money from over 15 different companies, services, and revenue models.
His popular channel gives him the flexibility to monetize in different ways and generate seven figures online every year.
Now, let’s dive into the 15 sources Ali Abdaal generates revenue from.
Quick heads up – Ali has a team of employees who he pays, so he doesn’t get to keep it all.
Part-time Youtuber Academy is Ali’s course on how to grow a successful youtube channel.
The course teaches you how to make money online by creating and publishing videos on youtube while still keeping your day job.
Ali Abdaal recommends you keep your job and run your youtube channel on the side as a part-time hustle until you can afford to quit.
Given the 2.4 million subscribers Ali has, his course has been bought by over a thousand people.
His course costs a little over a thousand dollars and this is why his course was the main revenue driver in 2021.
He made over 2.5 million dollars from his part-time YouTuber academy course.
Selling digital products on the internet is a profitable business model that doesn’t require you to trade time for money but makes it possible to earn with less stress once the product is out.
With little work from Ali Adbaal, he would still be able to make revenue from his course. The main effort would be required in the marketing of the course.
#2 Skillshare Courses and Affiliate Program
In Ali’s annual income report, SkillShare comes out as the second biggest revenue driver in 2021.
He made about 750k dollars from Skillshare in 2021. The two drivers of his Skillshare revenue in 2021 are:
- Selling his own online courses (Ali has several courses he created on Skillshare)
- Affiliate income by promoting Skillshare to his audience (he earns $10 per new sign up he refers).
On average, he earned about $60 from selling his online courses per month and about $6000 as an affiliate of Skillshare.
So, Skillshare is one of his top sources of income in 2021.
#3 Sponsorships and Brand Deals
The third runner on the list of income sources Ali Abdaal has is his sponsorships and brand deals.
Ali Abdaal has done lots of big sponsorships with various companies and that includes Skillshare, Ghost.org, Neobux, etc.
In 2021, Ali earned over 500k dollars from sponsorships and brand deals and that amount doesn’t include that of Skillshare.
He uses an agency to secure and manage his sponsorship deals which 20% of the revenue goes to the agency.
If you’re also considering sponsorship and brand deals on your channel, working with an agency is a good start.
#4 Youtube Ads Revenue (Adsense)
With the kind of views Ali gets on his videos, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he makes six figures from Adsense.
In 2021, Ali Abdaal’s youtube channel made over $380k dollars from Google Adsense.
Google Adsense is the easiest way to make money on YouTube and blogs.
Once you are approved on Google Adsense, all you need to do is to place some ads within your videos and watch your revenue rise.
You get paid regularly every month and the more views you get, the more revenue.
Ali Abdaal Net Worth (Estimate)
Ali Abdaal hasn’t yet come out to publicly declare his net worth
But based on his annual revenue, we can come up with a close estimate of his net worth.
We estimate his net worth to be about $3 million dollars.
Ali Abdaal Skillshare Courses
Ali Abdaal has over 10 courses on Skillshare and with just $7 per month, you can access them on Skillshare and also access thousands of other courses on the platform.
In this section, I’ll cover Ali’s popular courses on Skillshare to make it easy for you to check them out, if you’re interested.
#1 How to Study for Exams – An Evidence-based Masterclass
As its name implies, this is a course for students and professionals who write exams.
This course teaches effective strategies to study for exams and ace them.
Ali Abdaal was one of the best students in his school and also graduated with good grades.
He sure knows what it takes to study effectively for exams.
#2 Productivity Masterclass – Principles and Tools to Boost your Productivity
Ali is most often referred to as the Productivity guru and expert.
He’s a good multi-tasker and knows how to effectively manage his time.
If you go through his channel, you’ll find some of his productivity videos where he shares how he is able to do medicine alongside other businesses.
This Productivity Masterclass is a 1hr 55mins course.
#3 Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X – From Beginner to Youtuber
This course teaches you how to edit your videos with the Final Cut Pro X application.
The aim is to take you from a beginner to a pro-Youtuber.
The duration of the course is 3hr 15mins.
#4 Jazz Piano for Beginners – Improvise like a Pro
Yes, Ali is a music Jedi, he plays the guitar very well and you can find some of his works at the bottom of his video feed.
Ali also plays piano but in this course, he’s joined by a piano expert (John) who is the main instructor in the course.
It’s a 1hr course.
Ali Abdaal Part-Time Youtuber Academy
Let’s take a few paragraphs to discuss the Part-Time Youtuber Academy in case you’re interested in the course.
The Part-Time Youtuber Academy is a course that teaches you effective tips to start and grow a successful youtube channel while still keeping your 9-to-5 job.
What’s in the course?
#1 Core Course Modules – this course will cover the process of finding your niche, nailing your target audience, building your studio, the equipment, and everything needed to build a channel.
The course will also cover the video creation process from finding content Ideas to structuring your videos.
You’ll also learn how to create a content calendar for your channel so as not to run out of content ideas.
#2 Live Sessions – you’ll get access to two live sessions per week for the duration of the 6-weeks course.
Each session will have 60-90mins of core teaching and interactive exercises, followed by an open Q&A.
#3 Homework Video Assignments – this is where work is needed from your end.
You must be ready to publish at least one video every week – that is the weekly homework.
But it also includes editing, writing, and a lot more.
Why You Should Subscribe to Ali Abdaal
Well, as I said earlier, Ali Abdaal is one of my favourite YouTubers.
But why should you subscribe to his channel?
If you are interested in making money online, you are looking for productivity tips, and investment tips, then you should subscribe to his channel.
Also, as a Student, Ali’s old videos are helpful for effective study.
Rather than reading my reasons to subscribe to his channel, you might as well watch some of his videos and see them for yourself.
Random Facts About Ali Abdaal
- Ali Abdaal finally got laser eye surgery and can now see without his glasses.
- Ali Abdaal has a youtube channel where he and his brothers discuss.
Ali Abdaal isn’t your regular Youtuber and definitely someone worth following.
His courses are also worth it. If you are thinking of taking skillshare courses, here’s a link to create access to Skillshare for free for 3 months.
On this note, I wish you a wonderful 2022.