How to Make a Living Online

You can create your passion from anywhere, right now. 


Live Your Dreams. Push Play.

You're one decision away from living a life as a creator. Learn more about the Creator Education courses and how to make a living online doing what you love.


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Video Courses

More than 7 hours of instruction, 76 videos curated by industry experts to give you an exciting and informed learning experience.

Track Your Progress

Progress through the course while earning recognition that will push you to continue to achieve your goals. 

Unlimited Access

Access course materials including blogs and podcasts any where, any time. Learn at your own pace and convenience. 

Become a Master of Patreon

Enroll in our brand new course where Peter teaches you how to master the Patreon: the membership platform for the creative class.


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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

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 2 million subscribers, his videos have reached more than 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 Creator Education 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. 

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"Peter is at the absolute, cutting edge, forefront of the creator revolution — he is the single most savvy, knowledgeable, and technologically plugged-in creator I have ever met in my entire life. He is the real deal."

Jack Conte
CEO and Co-Founder of Patreon

"Peter Hollens has spent years building a positive successful online presence and the lessons one can learn from his experience are invaluable. After working my way through his course, I can say that I’ve come away with a new sense of direction and focus for my career and a boatload of inspiration and new ideas."

Josh Kaufman
Winner of The Voice Season 6, Creator Education Student

"Peter has cracked the code. He's a textbook example of the New Model of entrepreneurship. The Creator Education 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."

Graham Cochrane
Recording Revolution Curator, Music Business Guru

"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."

Jon Youshaei
Head of Creator Product Marketing, YouTube

"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."

Ari Herstand
Singer/Songwriter and Author of, "How To Make It In The New Music Business"

"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."

Taylor Davis
Violinist, Arranger, and Composer with 2.2 Million Subscribers

"Peter is truly an amazing mentor to our peers, and constantly is trying to help others in our space. I know the Creator Education 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."

Mike Tompkins
Producer, Singer, and Creator with 2.3 Million Subscribers

"The Creator Education 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."

J.R. O'Bryant
Creator Education Student

"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."

Jessica McCutchen
Creator Education Student

"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!"

Benjamin Gofton
Creator Education Student



Where to start

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.


Reverse engineer your big idea

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.


Becoming self-taught

Creating content is a learning experience. In this profession, you've got to figure out what works best for you and tailor your experience.


Creating your content

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.


Distributing your content

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.


The power of collaboration

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.


Building & engaging your community

Your job as a creator is half done after releasing a piece of content; the other half is community management.


Leveraging social media

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.


Monetization essentials

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.


Building your dream

Becoming a professional is all about making your life sustainable, you'll have to put in work every single day to be successful.


Summary - Go forth & rock!

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Pricing Options

How to Make a Living Online




76 Video Lessons

7 Hours of Instruction

All-Access to private Facebook Group

Exclusive Blog Content and Interviews with Creators


Give the Gift of Creator Education

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.



I'm wanting to buy this as a gift for someone. How can I do it?

Yes, you can! Check it out here!

Is there a catch?

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.

Who is the Creator Academy 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!

Is there a way to get college credit?

Actually, yes! Starting in 2018 the Creator Education 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!

Do I have to worry about you selling my email or data?

No. Your contact information and private data are yours and yours alone. They're safe with us. We'll email you about product and company updates, but you can opt out at any time. Learn more about our Privacy Policy

How can I speak with someone from your team?

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.

Can I see exactly what is in the course?

You sure can. Click here to see a snapshot: Course Info

I have other questions! How can I get in touch with the HCA?

Feel free to get in touch. We’ll be happy to clarify anything, or just help you get up and running with the Creator Education!

What do you want to learn next?

We are working hard developing new content, tell us what you want to learn so we can ensure that we are serving your needs. Let us know your thoughts here: HCA Survey.


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