Video Labs - Personal YouTube Training and Coaching

Video Labs

Expertise. Community. Results.

Growing your YouTube channel can be tough. Join together with a group of 20 other creators, led by YouTube guru, Tim Schmoyer. Turn your vision into reality with this 8 week, private, in-depth training. Receive the expert advice, clear guidance, and on-going accountability needed to:

  • Grow your channel
  • Build your community
  • Spread your message


Video Labs is an essential tool that helped me transition from being a lost hobbyist into a full time creator. Now I have a successful personal channel, work as a Video Team Manager for a prominent video game and media company, and do voice over work for other YouTube channels.

You could say I almost have TOO MANY opportunities thanks to the course. I highly recommend it to anyone serious about succeeding the YouTube realm.

Mitch ‘Dash’ Dostine

Mitch ‘Dash’ Dostine

What’s Included

Recorded Trainings

Each week you get a pre-recorded video training that goes in-depth on a topic and prepares you for the LIVE session.


Join weekly LIVE video sessions with me and the group for Q&A and discussion regarding that week’s training video.


In the LIVE video sessions we’ll also review your completed assignments and the new principles you learned.


The tasks you complete will directly impact your channel’s growth. We’ll hold you accountable to move forward with them.

Access to me

You get direct access to me and 20 other creators in a private Facebook group. Post questions, ideas, updates for feedback.


Your channel will be reviewed by your peers. You’ll get verbal and written feedback that will help you grow.

Stories from Other Creators

Listen to what some other YouTube creators have to say about their experience in Video Labs.

Results Creators Have Experienced

Creators have experienced a lot of very exciting results while going through the Video Labs course. As much as I’d like to take credit for their successes, I can’t. Their hard work through the assignments and dedication to the process is part of why they’re seeing such astounding results.

  • Mitch had two viral videos to the tune of over 2.5 million views on one video and over a half million views on the other.
  • His channel was getting around 400 new subscribers a month, but now is now getting over 10,000 new subscribers per month.
  • Vixy who had very little direction for her channel now knows exactly where she’s going with it and, let me tell you, it’s going to change a lot of lives.
  • Jana changed the monetization strategy of her channel and will dramatically increase the amount of money her channel makes by wrapping a business around it.

Of course, all of them will tell you that the most valuable part of the course is easily the relationships each of them built with each other. The small, intimate nature of the group makes it easy for every creator to become personally invested into the channels of everyone else in the group.

Host and Lead Trainer

Tim Schmoyer

Tim Schmoyer,
Host, Lead Trainer

Tim Schmoyer

On March 2, 2006, I created my first YouTube channel and started making videos with the girl who later became my wife.

Since then I’ve created and published almost 3,000 videos, amassed millions of views, hundreds of thousands of subscribers, won video contests, worked with some of the country’s top brands, and became officially certified by YouTube in “Audience Growth.”

In 2013 I started Video Creators to train other creators to master the YouTube platform and use it as a place to spread messages that change lives.

This Video Labs course is a small part of that.

400 to 100,000 Subscribers in Less Than a Year

Schellea Fowler,
Creator of, "Fabulous 50s"

Schellea started Video Labs with 400 hard-earned subscribers.

While implementing the process we teach with a lot of hard work, she started to seeing results a few weeks into the course.

Within 1 year she had grown her lifestyle channel to over 100,000 subscribers, targeting women over 50 years old.

Course Outline

The live sessions start at 2:00pm Eastern Time and will last between an hour to an hour and a half. Each session is designed to be an interactive learning experience and includes:

  • Follow-up on the previous week’s assignment.
  • Q&A on that week’s topic.
  • Channel reviews of creators in the group.

Here’s a schedule of topics and issues we’ll discuss in each session (subject to change):

January 8
IntroductionsYouTube goals, stories, and overview of the Video Lab
January 15BrandingTwo fundamental building blocks for any successful channel
January 22
Primal BrandingHow to create super fans of your channel
January 29
Channel ExperienceHow to hook viewers and keep them
February 5
Video SEO (Part 1)The seven primary factors of ranking well in search
February 12
Video SEO (Part 2)The seven primary factors of ranking well in search
February 19
Boosting Viewer EngagementSeven practical ways to boost engagement on your videos
February 26
AnalyticsUsing analytics to discover opportunities and areas for improvement

Bonus Sessions

For each group of creators going through a Video Lab experience, I put together a few bonus sessions that pertain to the particular needs, goals, and interests of those in that group. Here’s a few recorded bonus sessions that are already available.

BONUSHow To Make Money Using AdsenseA detailed strategy for going from $0 to $10,000/month in Adsense revenue.
BONUSPaid PromotionTips for running successful ad campaigns on YouTube to promote your videos.
BONUSThe Role YouTube Plays in your BusinessA strategy discussion on generating sales from your YouTube audience.
BONUSWorking with Brands and SponsorshipsHow to start reaching out to brands and landing sponsorship deals.
BONUSPitching Brand DealsHow to pitch brand deals and sponsorships to companies and organizations.
BONUSVideo ProductionAn overview of of basic lighting, sound, and camera shooting techniques.
BONUSGrowing your Patreon incomeA Patreon employee teaches your how to effectively use Patreon with your audience.
BONUSTim’s StoryTim’s growth on YouTube and lessons he’s learned for growing a business online.
BONUSHow to grow an email list of YouTube subscribersHow Tim captures email addresses and grows his email list on YouTube.
BONUSUsing VidIQ for SEO and communityThe owner of VidIQ shows us how to use the Chrome extension for YouTube growth.
BONUSBoosting Creative Productivity with EvernoteSteve Dotto shows us how to organize our content and community with Evernote.
BONUSHow Closed Captions Influence Video SEOA closed captions expert teaches us about the video SEO impact of captions.
BONUSTrademarks, Copyright, and Fair UseLearn from a lawyer how to best approach these sticky topics as YouTube creators.
BONUSGoing Full-Time on YouTubeAustin Null teaches creators what's needed in order to go full-time on YouTube.
BONUSCommon Elements that make Videos Go ViralTravis Chambers is responsible for billions of viral views on YouTube.
BONUSTaxes, Business, Money, and Write-offsTim's accountant teaches how to manage the tax and money side of your channel.
BONUSMCNs: What are they and should you join one?An MCN owner joins us to help you better decide if joining one is right for you or not.
BONUSHow to boost YouTube and Email growth with paid advertisingDerral Eves gives us the best strategy for growing our channels and email list with paid advertising.
BONUSHow to grow your Facebook audience with video
Owen Video shares tactics for using your video content to grow your Facebook audience.
How viral videos REALLY go big in 2018
Travis shares how to use videos to drive social shares and sales.
BONUSHow Colin Grew Revenue by 6 Figures with Video in his Marketing Funnel
Colin uses a game-changing video marketing strategy to create successful sales funnels.
BONUSHow to tell engaging stories like Pixar
Two storytelling experts walk us through an outline anyone can use to turn their videos into engaging stories.

Be Prepared for What This Course Entails

WARNING: There’s no question you will get an insane amount of information and value from this class, but education doesn’t matter if it’s not put into action. Before you sign up for this course, make sure you can commit to an intense amount of training. (You know, like how Michael Phelps eats 12,000 calories a day to become an olympic gold medalist).

This class is not for the faint of heart. It will take hard work and a time commitment, an average of around 5-6 hours a week. Sometimes more. Sometimes less. We want you to know this going into the experience so that you get the most coming out of it

Join A Community of Creators

Perhaps the best part about Video Labs is the small group of other creators you join in your YouTube journey. Together you learn each other’s channels in an intimate way, you support each other, grow together, and develop relationships that allow everyone to capitalize on each other’s strengths and knowledge.

This happens through our private Facebook group where your “lab mates” and I are always posting and interacting with each other as they work through the training videos, assignments, and channel reviews together. It also happens in our weekly LIVE video sessions that are led by me. Everyone can join with a webcam and microphone or call in via telephone and join the discussion.


I feel that by working with a group of 20 creators I can serve them well for these 8 weeks. If there’s more creators than that in the group, I’m afraid some people are more likely to “drop between the cracks,” so to speak. But don’t worry — if you don’t make it into this group, stay tuned for another one like it in the future.

You! Seriously, you. Part of why I’m limiting this group to only 20 people is so I can tailor the content, discussions, channel reviews, and trainings for the people in the group and the goals they have for their YouTube channels. If you asked me to guess ahead of time who might be the most likely to join, I’m going to guess small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creators who earn at least $150/month from Adsense. Personally, I think joining this Video Lab is a no-brainer for those types of people, but I honestly will do my best to craft this Video Lab based on everyone who is a part of it.

That would be cool, but no, I can’t. For some people, they will need to keep working the material taught in Video Labs for years to see their growth exponentially gain momentum over time (as is the case on my Video Creators channel). For others, they’ll take this material and something will just click for their channel. They’ll see growth take off like crazy. Others may not actually do the work that will get them results and will see no change at all. I obviously can’t control that. Or, some creators are targeting a fairly small and niche audience. Their channels will never be big even though they could be reaching 100% of their audience on YouTube. My channel, Video Creators, is in that position. Compared to verticals like gaming, vlogging, and beauty, my audience will always be relatively small. Yet, with a good business model around the channel, they can be some of the most profitable audiences. (Yes, we talk about that in the course.)

Monday, December 31st, 2018 is the final day to pay and register. After that the group will be closed. Of course, since the group is limited to 20 creators, registration may close before that date if all 20 spots fill up before then.

It’s hard to say exactly, but based on past Video Labs it’s clear that those who put more into the process see better results on their channel. To give you a more concrete answer, though, each weekly training video ranges between 30 to 60 minutes. Our weekly LIVE meetings usually last about 60 to 90 minutes. And your homework assignments generally take a few hours. So all in all, it probably requires around 5 hours a week.

Of course! While there’s a lot of value from interacting with the group and myself in the live events, a recording of the sessions will be made available afterwards, which you can watch at your leisure. Just don’t wait too long to watch it so you can still do the assignments with the rest of the group and stay up-to-date with the discussions in our private Facebook group.

Most likely, yes, although the price will increase for future Labs. The format and structure may change for future groups, but I intend to offer personalized, group trainings in the future. To find out more info when it becomes available, be sure to become a Video Creators Insider and keep your eye on your Inbox.

I totally get it. This isn’t for everyone. I really do believe that many people in the Video Creators community have messages that need to spread, so my YouTube channel will always be free and my training resources will always be affordable. For those who want a more on-going personal touch than what my channel and courses can offer, though, I’m offering this Video Lab.

In case it’s helpful, think about it this way: my normal rate for a one-on-one hour long consultation is $679 per hour. Instead of an hour, you get access to me for less than $200 per week. Plus access to other experts, community, training, channel reviews, and more. I’m not gonna lie — I’m very proud of what I’ve put together here for creators and am glad I can offer it as affordable as $1,497.

No, sorry, there’s not. The full price is due up-front in order to register for this Video Lab.

Because I would like the creators in this group to solidify together fairly quickly, it has only a 14 day refund policy. That means if you decide that this group is not for you, please request your refund by January 22nd, 2019. After that, the $1,497 is non-refundable.

Make 2018 the year you grow your channel, build your community, and spread your message.

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