You're one decision away from living a life as a creator. Learn more about the Hollens Creator Academy and how to make a living online doing what you love.
More than 7 hours of instruction, 76 videos curated by industry experts to give you an exciting and informed learning experience.
Progress through the course while earning recognition that will push you to continue to achieve your goals.
Access course materials including blogs and podcasts any where, any time. Learn at your own pace and convenience.
Dreams don’t have to be just dreams. You can create your passion from anywhere, right now.
The Creator Academy is a robust online education platform that includes a video series, developed by leading media experts, teaching aspiring creators the key entrepreneurship skills and strategies needed to live their passion in the digital age while providing a community-based environment. As Academy students make their way through the courses, they are encouraged to connect and collaborate with one another and share their achievements; fostering an enduring sense of community that motivates them to push through to the next step on their journey.
Who is it for?
Creatives of all kinds! So far, we have graphic designers, illustrators, cooks, knitters, artists, musicians and more taking the course and we're getting very positive feedback from them!
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Peter Hollens is an entrepreneur, educator, American pop singer and producer best known for his work on YouTube as an acapella cover artist. With more than 1.8 million subscribers, his videos have reached half of a billion views on Facebook and YouTube since 2011. Hollens’ knowledge of the digital entertainment industry, combined with a passion for his art, have allowed the Creator Academy to develop a meaningful and unique video course structure with the ability to teach musicians and creators how to make a living doing what they love. It prepares artists to begin pursuing their professional goals, create a personal brand, and build an online community while creating their art.
"Peter has cracked the code. He's a textbook example of the New Model of entrepreneurship. The Hollens Creator Academy is your roadmap to take your talents and passions and turn them into a stream of income. Peter breaks complex topics down into simple and actionable steps and all the while empowers you to get out there and change your life. I've loved watching Peter fight for creators and bring many along with him, and I'm honored to call him my friend."
"As the old proverb goes, "When you reach the top, it's your duty to send the elevator back down to help the next generation." With this course, Peter Hollens is sending the elevator back down to help the next generation of creators. He has an amazing attention-to-detail and does a great job of teaching in a way that's both educational and entertaining."
"If Hollens has proven one thing, it’s that the old rules of the industry don’t apply anymore. He perfectly embodies what the new music industry is shaping up to look like. He did not get a lucky break. He was not “discovered” by a record company exec in a night club or from a viral music video. He built a self-sustaining career on his own – making a fantastic living and supporting his family solely on his music."
"I am constantly amazed at Peter’s work ethic and passion for everything he’s doing. Ever since I’ve known Peter, he’s always been on the cutting edge of what’s new in social media and the music industry, and he’s been incredibly generous in sharing his knowledge with myself and other creators in this space. Peter views others as collaborators, not competitors, and I think his passion and collaborative spirit make his Creator Academy an incredible resource for anyone looking to build a career in this industry."
"Peter is truly an amazing mentor to our peers, and constantly is trying to help others in our space. I know the Hollens Creator Academy will help so many people realize that they too can make a living doing what they love. It is refreshing to see someone who genuinely cares to educate and help others."
"The Hollens Creator Academy is a great place to learn whether you are a beginner or a tried and true vet of the creation world. There is an aspect of creation and being a creator that we can all work on further, and this course offers just that."
"Peter Hollens is an amazing creator... Most people teach without living it, but Peter lives it and shares his love doing so with such passion that it's impossible to come away unmotivated."
"Creator Academy is a fantastic road-map to becoming a creator. After starting to release weekly content, I quickly realized that I didn't have all the pieces to the puzzle. I became so frustrated that I wasn't even able to have fun doing what I loved to do. Peter Hollens not only shows you how to build a business, but he shows you how to build a community around YOU and what you love to do."
"This course is absolutely extraordinary, from the fundamentals of marketing in the modern music industry all the way to producing your content and distributing it. Peter Hollens delivers, teaching you tips and tricks as well as giving you the motivation you need to be successful. Absolutely one of the most beneficial courses I've ever taken!"
First thing's first: get in the right mindset. To begin a career as a creator, you must consider yourself an entrepreneur and you've got to be passionate about your craft.
The best thing about starting today is that you have so many examples of content to learn from.Learn about the different types of content to create, and how to find a gap in the marketplace your craft.
Creating content is a learning experience. In this profession, you've got to figure out what works best for you and tailor your experience.
The creating of consistent content is necessary and beneficial when trying to grow your brand.
Learn to master both the audio and visual aspects of being a digital creator from experienced Cinematographer Jimmy Bates and Audio Engineer Alex Green.
No longer can you just create a piece of art, and be done with it... every single thing you create needs a video to partner with it.
Creators have the ability to tap into a collective brain and learn from each other. Plug yourself into a community where you can motivate and push one another.
Your job as a creator is half done after releasing a piece of content; the other half is community management.
If there is someone interested in finding you, you HAVE to be on their favorite social media platform.You must be available to them so they can learn more and have closer access to you.
You deserve to get paid for your hard work, and the starving artist syndrome is becoming a thing of the past. There are multiple revenue streams to take advantage of and you can start immediately.
Becoming a professional is all about making your life sustainable, you'll have to put in work every single day to be successful.
Congrats, you completed the How to Make a Living Online. Now, what?
We offer two pricing options to fit your needs.
76 Video Lessons
7 Hours of Instruction
All-Access to private Facebook Group
Exclusive Blog Content and Interviews with Creators
Give the gift of inspiration and helping someone take that first step in creating for a living. Show someone special that you believe in them and their dreams.
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Nope, no funny business. This course was designed for students to learn at their own pace. Learn every facet of what it takes to become a creator online. Whether you are a stay at home mom or a middle school student this course has something for you.
Actually, yes! Starting in 2018 the Hollens Creator Academy course is being offered at the University of Oregon and there are few other universities adopting the program later this year! Anyone outside of the school is able to sign up!
Our Team is available to speak with you, although it might take a little time to get a response as we are busy making more content for you! We're excited to talk with you about all things creator! Shoot us an email.
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