Welcome to another episode of The Zen Courses Show! My guest today is Brent Weaver from uGurus.com.
Brent is the co-founder of uGurus, an online business school for web professionals. They create online courses, mentor programs and other online learning products to help web professionals lead better lives.
In this episode, he shares the story behind uGurus and how they created their flagship online learning program, $10k Bootcamp.
This episode is especially valuable for anyone with expertise in an area who wants to transition from services to products. It’s also perfect for small business owners with a team who want to add online courses to their business model. Enjoy!
In This Episode, You'll Learn:
Chickens, side-hustles and why you shouldn't play Monopoly with Brent
How uGurus went from a side project to a full-time business
Why self-paced courses are limiting
The one metric that matters (hint: it’s not sales)
Why you should do customer development before you teach
Why you should vet customers for high-cost, high-value programs
The key differences between creating a hybrid, instructor-led program versus a self-paced course
Why you should invest in the strategy behind your course before you create it
The waterfall approach versus the spiral approach to learning
The #1 marketing tactic to use before you launch your course
Zoom (for video conferencing)
YouTube Live Streaming
Understanding By Design - Classic book on course design (aff link)
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