Skip to comments.Yale Doctor Makes $5 Million Annually Through YouTube and Gives 5 Tips
Posted on 02/19/2018 8:01:40 PM PST by Armen Hareyan
For more than a decade, YouTube has been one of the most popular social networks. However, besides being used for entertainment, there are people who create YouTube videos to make a living. Many Youtubers now call YouTube their main career and can make money off of it, just as one would at a regular job. Dr. Dustyn Williams of OnlineMedED is an example of someone who now makes millions off of making YouTube videos, and has an inspiring story to go along with it.
Dr. Williams received his undergraduate degree at Yale University and then went to medical school at Tulane.
However, regarding medical school, I found it frustrating. As a medical student, theres only so much time available with full-time clinic duties on top of learning, eating, etc., yet the school didnt respect that. Instead, they attempted to teach me everything about everything, which was so much more than I really needed to know as a medical student. If Im not specializing in obgyn, dont give me a fellowship expert-level lecture.
Its an easy concept, but hard to accept in real life. Therefore, he began to make free YouTube videos, because he believed that there had to be a better way to get across all the information needed to graduate from medical school. The goal was to create better doctors, and surely he did; the YouTube channel has over 36,000 subscribers, and the website now has over 100,000 users from 191 countries.
Dr. Williams also has advice for those who would like to do something similar, and teach people online and gives thes 5 tips. The first is...
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I haven’t made a single video.
I gave a 5 dollar tip at Denny’s a couple of weeks ago because she gave me free stuff with my meal. I was dressed in a suit which probably gave the impression I had money, when that is not true.
Oh, millionaire gives 5 TIPS, not 5 dollar tip. Nevermind.
I’m up to 59,000 views with this one. I hadn’t checked for awhile. (Yes, I am a nut).
No one has the time and money to sit in some lecture hall being lectured by some leftist pig.
Kids can easily get their high school diploma online. If they need physical activity, they can join a YMCA. Why does our education system completely sucks?
Wow...looks like early retirement is in the cards for you!
I know someone that did this full time. I haven’t heard from him in a long time but I think he was up to $200.000/yr.
Um, a Yale undergrad who gets his MD at Tulane and works at Tulane is not a “Yale Doctor”
How much do you make pimping your blog?
Here is the rest. You didn’t create the content anyway.
1. Dont just do it, do it right. The magic of an online video is that you have to do it well once. Because once you do it well, and put it online, it scales infinitely. It doesnt have to be perfect (I get facts wrong, have brain farts, and the cuts in my editing are obvious) but it should be close to your best. To make it your best, see the next set.
2. Edit. Online teaching started with lecturers posting their live lectures for other to see. Thats great. Sharing is caring. But if the goal is to teach online, change your teaching practice to match. It takes me about 4 hours to plan the lecture on paper, practice at the board, record the video, then edit. It might be only a 20 minute video, but those 4 hours pay off huge.
3. Plan. I use a whiteboard because thats the way I was trained to teach. But doing it that way forces you to think about what needs to be on the board. Powerpoints are for board meetings, not lectures. They allow you to put an infinite number of slides with an infinite number of words that doesnt focus the learner. Remember that college course with 158 slides by 45 minutes? I plan on an 8.5x11 piece of paper. I move at a pace a learner can follow they can take notes with me. And I only put on the board what is necessary to remember or to explain abstract concepts. If the whiteboard isnt for you, then I suggest using a single powerpoint slide. No erasing, no changing, no flipping, simply add pieces of the slide as you progress.
4. Be visible. Theres pretty good research out there that shows that having a human visible increases memory and retention. Even if its just a hand doing one of those speed-motion videos, an 8.5 x 11 inch paper and a pen, or you at the board, being visible increases engagement (people pay attention), enhances retention, and makes the learner feel like you are teaching them.
5. Practice. OnlineMedEd is in its third iteration. I joke that there was a fire at google that housed the first videos cache. They were SO BAD my girlfriend, who was filming, fell asleep. The more you do it the better you get. It is nothing like being in front of an audience, using the students to move forward, drawing on their energy.
On the website, it states that their mission is to change how medical education is approached, how medical schools deliver it and how students learn it. We want you spending time using what you’ve learned to practice actual medicine. That’s done by making learning easier, faster and more reliable. Learn everything you need and nothing you don’t. And make it stick.
If you are a medical student, maybe Dr. Williams videos and website can help you! Tell us please, if you also use YouTube for making money, especially if you are in a medical field. Please, write your comments in the commenting section below for discussion.
Disclosure: While Dr. William’s PR company Jill Schmidt PR is one of eMaxHealth’s occasional sponsors, the reporter had complete editorial freedom covering this story.
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Are you able to retire off that?
Humble gunner, please call home.
Some of the gun vloggers on Youtube have over a million subscribers and close to a billion overall views.
I guess some of them were making pretty good money, until Youtube (google) started ‘demonitizing’ videos that were gun (or any sort of conservative viewpoint.)
But if you take a bath in milk and fruitloops and espouse lefty viewpoints while doing it, you can still make big bucks.
I started doing some how-to and firearms related videos a month ago, but doubt I’ll ever see a penny from it.
Yes, laboratories and clinical rotations need brick and mortar but the rest of it is a waste of the student's time and money.
Tip #6. Start your own blog and pimp it on FR.
Don’t encourage the troll.
Yes, a video of a blogger drinking from a toilet.
It was very funny, millions of people enjoyed it.
I sometimes put something up on YT but not a whole lot of success.
Considering the crap that is out there done on phones that is shaky, out of focus, no edits, and the person won’t shut up that do so well, it discourages me some.
I have about a decade in TV production, know how to use a tripod, know some about lighting and audio, use 4K capable GH4, and am a good albiet conventional editor but no one seems to care. I haven’t seemed to find a something that connects with people.
Maybe it’s a reflection of my public TV time. Nice looking but dull......
“””Why does our education system completely sucks? “””
Good question. Ok, maybe not...
My kids used to watch some English kid playing minecraft and making goofy comments. Come to find out, the teenaged kid playing video games for a living is making 6 figures doing so. Along with ads, he has a website where you can buy stuff.
And here I used to make fun of him, saying; What’s he going to do, play video games for a living? Had no clue he already was and was doing very well at it.
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