The course that will help you gain webpreneurial skills
An online course to help you understand and implement your ideas through the web. This is the ultimate course for beginning or progressing your career online.
The Webpreneur 101 course doesn’t simply teach you how to build a website or manage your social media but instead it focuses on the bigger picture of what you want from your life and how the Internet will help you get it. It will help you create your 5 year internet strategy and give you all the tools to help you achieve the goals you set for yourself.
If you truly believe in the power of the Internet to change people’s lives than you must take this course to help you understand how to win in the Internet economy. This is the ultimate resource for you to understand all the possiblities of the Internet.
Please realize that the course will require you to put in work. If you want to be successful in what you want to achieve you will have to sit through hours of video content, read many pages on using the web and spend hours trying and failing through technology. This is not to scare you, we obviously want you to join, but to let you know that it will require effort from your side to be successful on the web.
By the end of the course you will:
- Understand the different opportunities for jobs and businesses available through the Internet
- Understand your own goals and and define an Internet strategy for yourself
- Be able to create your own personal brand through social media as well as blogging, LinkedIn etc
- Know how to setup your own websites on your own domain
- Know how to setup an ecommerce website
- Know how to open up companies around the world
- Know how to track traffic and do website analytics
- Create videos and upload to websites such as YouTube or Vimeo
- Double your productivity while working online
- Learn the skills to be able to outsource or become an effective virtual assistant
- Learn to Learn through the Internet
Webpreneur 101 Syllabus
The Webpreneur Curriculum has been developed after years of research and teaching thousands of students about using the internet more effectively. Different people have different goals from learning this course but we have made a curriculum that will help you become successful online.
The aim of the course is to bring Mindset, Business and Internet education together to give you the best chance of being successful in the internet economy. The course is not about simply how to “poke” people to get more friends on facebook or using twitter – because those you can research yourself – but to give you the fundamentals of business and the web to create wealth for yourself. The priciples taught on this course will help you through your next decade online – even if facebook or other current websites get out of popularity and change.
There are three themes that run through the course: mindset, business and internet.
The course has 7 core modules, going through these will take you from an absolute beginner with no technical or business knowledge to being in the top 1 % of the internet economy.
People from 11 to 67 years old have taken the course and benefited from it.
The results have been from people able to leave well paying jobs to create their own wealth online to entrepreneurs with existing businesses increasing sales to simply students having more awareness of using social media to create a better profile for themselves.
You will have the knowledge to create wealth for yourself but if you don’t take any action after the course you will not be any richer!
This is NOT a course that promises you overnight success or a push button answer to creating instant wealth, but rather a course that will help you setup an actual business and use the internet to help you market it. You will see that this course will have a major impact on the way you live your online life until at least 2020. It has taken us over a decade to gather this knowledge, and over $500,000 in terms of opportunity cost, research and development to put this course together.
No experience necessary – only belief and hard work required!
Module 1 – Youology: Know Yourself.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
Most people don’t get what they want in life, as they never define what they want. The path to creating wealth for yourself can be a long one and if you are doing something that you don’t enjoy (i.e. simply chasing money) you will not take the action to make things happen and you will not be fulfilled once you reach your financial goals.
This module will help you clarify what your own goals are and the longer term direction of your life (or the “end in mind”) so that when you learn all the different business models and making wealth online you follow what you want to do, rather than simply chasing the next great “make money” idea.
In Jim Collin’s “Good To Great”, he talks about the hedgehog concept. Truly successful companies look for three things:
1. What they are deeply passionate about?
The intersection of these is where the “hedgehog” makes companies great. We look at thinking of yourself as a company, so that you are also implementing the success strategies of successful companies. This module looks at several tools such as Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People to help you learn the blueprint for success.
From this module, you will learn:
✔ Habits of successful people
Module 2 – Wealthology: Know the Game.
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
If you wanted to win at golf, the first thing you would do is to learn the rules of the game of golf. So if you want to create wealth, shouldn’t you first study the rules of how wealth is created?
This module helps you learn:
✔ What is money
Module 3 – Youism: Spread Your Ideas.
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde, Author and Playwright
Jobs are more competitive to get than ever before. A few decades ago a university degree was your ticket to a job, now almost everyone gets a degree. With the flat world though you can compete from anywhere. No longer do you have to move to New York or London to get the best work. Millions of people are working from home already.
As you now know yourself and understand how wealth is created you are going to use tools such as facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Blogging to help brand yourself. We share some secrets on how to use these tools to get yourself a better job, potential customers or traffic for your websites.
Great for authors, speakers, coaches, musicians, consultants, job seekers as well as anyone looking to have a long term career in the internet economy.
This module talks through:
✔ How to buy yourname.com domain name
Module 4 – eCommerce: Do Business Online.
“Every one lives by selling something.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Author and Poet
Diapers.com sells over $500 million of diapers every year. Zappos, a company selling shoes online, got bought for a billion dollars. Amazon sells $34 billion every year online. How can you start your online business?
If you are from a country such as Kenya, Nigeria or Pakistan you might even struggle to get people to buy your products online internationally. This module will also teach you on how to open up businesses in the UK, United States or Dubai without actually having their nationality or having to visit the countries.
Imagine being able to live in the village that you do and yet make it look like you are operating from New York City or London. As more and more business go online, this module will help you to understand how you can also participate and dominate the online economy. Even if you do not use this knowledge for yourself, you can sell your services to other business owners that will pay you to help them take their business online.
This module talks through:
✔ How to setup an ecommerce website without any technical knowledge
Module 5 – Video, Sales & Marketing 2.0: Tell the World.
“Half the money I spend is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”
The world of sales and marketing is changing from the past few decades. Whereas people used to be spending time reading local celebrity magazines, now they are watching their friends on facebook instead. Whereas people were watching television, now many are watching videos on YouTube instead.
Advertising in the physical world is difficult to measure and is usually expensive. The digital world makes it easy to track where your money is being spent.
The module will explain:
✔ How to create videos (equipment, software, uploading)
Module 6 – Productivity: Be Effective.
“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
If you were asked to dig a hole, would you use a shovel or a teaspoon? It depends – if you have a high paying beaurocratic job than a teaspoon is fine. As a webpreneur though you need to deliver more value to the world. Dig more holes, faster and you will make a bigger income.
Just because you are spending time in front of the computer or in the office, does not mean you are being effective. This module helps you understand how to be more effective. Developing these habits will double your productivity.
The module will explain:
✔ How to manage your passwords
Module 7 – Youniversity: Learn to Learn
As we have entered the “knowledge” economy, more wealth will be created through knowledge. How can you learn more effectively? And how can you teach online while monetizing your knowledge?
This module has several strategies for making you more effective in learning and teaching.
The module will explain:
✔ How to monetize knowledge
After this course you will have learned how to setup your websites, sell things online and at least 12 different ways to make an income through the Internet. You do NOT need any technical knowledge or business experience beforehand to make it happen – but obviously, the more you have the better chance you have of success.
Amir Anzur is a Webpreneur with over fifteen years experience in the Internet world. He has advised Fortune 500 companies including Amazon, Google, Intel, Oracle, Samsung and Xbox.
Amir founded London based mobile innovation company txtfo in 2003 and went on to win the 2005 European Prize for Innovation.
He has started companies in the United Kingdom, United States, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan bringing a global entrepreneurship experience that few can teach. He has been featured on leading International media including the BBC and CNBC for his thought leadership in the Internet economy. He is the author of “Internetism: How to Create Wealth in the Internet Economy.”
Amir has an MBA with Distinction in Leadership from IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was the top graduate in Computer Science with Business Management from University of Manchester, UK and has an International Baccalaureate from the International School of Brussels, Belgium.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it really possible to make money online?
Yes. Hundreds of thousands of people are using websites like www.elance.com, www.odesk.com to work as free lancers where they sell their skills. A website like www.zappos.com sells over one billion dollars worth of shoes online. www.toms.com sells over 600,000 pairs of shoes. www.diapers.com has sold over $500 million worth of diapers every year.
There are also other ways to make money through what is known as affiliate marketing for instance where companies such as Amazon or Webpreneur Academy will give you a percentage of their income to help them sell their products or services.
This does not mean you can instantly create websites which will help you create millions but the goal of Webpreneur Academy is to help you gain the skills and knowledge so that you can create your first $100 online. We are simply in the business of educating people about how the Internet is bringing a lot of opportunities for them.
How long will it take me to make money online?
This really is up to you. Some students already have the skills and are massive action takers and create an income within a week. Others never do it as they don’t take the action or do the work. Please be pre-warned that you will have to work in order to create money online. Some people will take a few years. Others will take a few weeks. It will happen for you though, but you will have to do the work. Exactly how fast will depend on how fast, hard and smart you work.
The Internet gives everyone the opportunities to do make money. The people with the motivation, drive and perseverance are the ones who eventually make it.
Isn’t this make money online thing a scam?
There are many scams online. Often though building wealth through an unethical way will be as much effort as doing it in an ethical manner. We focus on helping you to create value for the world. This is a legit curriculum that you can read that will help you get the best of the internet. We help you find how you can best serve the world, and in return the world will help you create an income doing what you do.
We strongly encourage all our webpreneurs to create an income in ethical and legal ways online (such as selling legal goods and services online).
What gives Webpreneur Academy the authority to teach this?
Webpreneur was imagined in 2009 and started fulltime in 2010. The idea for Webpreneur Academy came after Amir Anzur spent many years of research trying out various business models to create online businesses. He started getting more and more requests from people asking him how to setup an online store, publish a book etc. He decided to formally turn it into a formal curriculum putting together over 15 years of research and expertise working with companies such as Amazon, Google, Samsung and Xbox as well as four years of expereince in the education sector working with Knowledge And Human Development Authority (Government of Dubai), Abu Dhabi Education Council and teaching at the University of Dubai.
Although Amir himself was the top graduate for Computer Science and worked with leading technology companies he found that now the internet has become mainstream and easy enough for the average person to understand and use to create a business. That there will a greater number of “micropreneurs” such as freelancers or small niche stores that can gain an income for themselves if they can teach themselves the right skills and ways to work in the global economy. The focus of Webpreneur is to show you in simpler ways on how to use the internet to grow your career. It simplifies technology.
You can research Amir Anzur’s teachings online lecturing thousands of people and helping create hundreds of webpreneurs. You can also read a few success stories. We are not perfect yet, but with every student we teach, we learn more and can deliver a better teaching experience.
Am I too young/old to take this course?
The pre-internet economy was very structured on what age what you could and could not learn certain things. The Webpreneur Curriculum has been studied by students as young as 11 and also by people at the age of 70. Ideally though anyone over the age of 14 with an openness to learn will benefit from the Webpreneur Academy curriculum. Our knowledge is leading edge and makes it easier to understand the internet, running a business and being successful online. As long as you come on board with the right mindset and a willingness to learn you can be successful.
Our teaching is student pull rather than teacher push. You have to take responsibility for your learning. The most successful students are those with a hunger to learn. Hunger to learn and to take action has a bigger impact on success than your age or most other limitations you might think for yourself.
Will this knowledge apply to me in my country?
The Webpreneur Academy curriculum has specifically been designed to help people across the world – from emerging countries as well as countries where internet is more prominent. Our students have joined from countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Singapore and Zimbabwe.
The curriculum has been put together in such a way so that as long as you have the passion to learn we can teach. You need to learn to work in the global economy and these principles will allow you to be successful wherever you are.
We have also focused our teaching now on Open Source products and software so that more people can afford to get started with their business with a minimal cost. This will save you money in the longer term.
My English is weak will I be able to do the course?
Currently the course is only in English. If you are unable to understand the contents of this page for instance than you may find it challenging to complete the course. For many of our students English is not their mother tongue. But you do need to be able to have a decent understanding of it in order to be able to grasp the concepts of what is being taught and to be able to do the exercises We are not grading grammar or anything of this manner (you can be a webpreneur without perfect English or writing skills!) but you should be able to understand English like what you are reading in order to follow through the course.
Many of the business models and websites we talk about are working in the English speaking world – you could take the same concepts and apply them to your part of the world in your own language.
Will I be able to quit my job and become a webpreneur?
From teaching thousands of people and learning these lessons the hard way, it is better for you to keep your job for the moment. You will have to work in the evenings and the weekends. Every available hour that you get you will need to learn. It can take a few years until you earn sufficient income to replace your current income. At your job, you have some security and a steady pay cheque so do not forget that. Focus on your job at office hours and become a webpreneur in the evenings.
It is very important that you understand that this course will only help you begin or accelerate your journey to webpreneurship. It does not guarantee you will make an income at all. You must understand that this can take many months if not years to do this successfully and also you may suffer many ups and downs along the way. We don’t encourage you to quit your job or your university degree in order to pursue a career as a webpreneur. Simply take it as a learning that will make you more productive at your work or at your university.
If you are finding some success and have too much pressure or time from your day job than you could look to go to a job that pays less but gives you more free time. Most people though have enough time to start their online ventures if they cut out television and other activities that waste their productivity times. The short answer though, is do not quit your job and expect an online business to give you instant success – this will take time and unless you have rich parents, savings or another source of income may add stress that you do not need at the moment.
Help, I am desperate for a job – can webpreneur help?
There are no “quick wins” at earning an income. Webpreneur does offer advice on making yourself more hirable and gives you strategy for online success, but without doing the work it won’t lead to a better job. Take the course, learn how to brand yourself better and use tools such as LinkedIn to find people that may hire you. Again, this does take time and effort.
Our advice would be if you can find a job which gives you at least the basic income, than do that – becoming a webpreneur is a longer term strategy and without cash flow from a job it adds added pressure on yourself for quick success – which without effort for a period of time will not lead to results.
Exactly how will I earn after going through this course?
The basics of earning are that you will either improve your skills which you can charge people for. For instance, as you will learn to create your own websites you can approach local businesses to help them market or sell products or services.
You could use the same knowledge to market and sell your own products or services. For instance, create a shoe brand online or market your own self online.
Thirdly, you can simply take a percentage of commissions to help other people market their products. Look at this course as teaching you about opportunities and deciding for yourself which one is worth your time and effort to pursue.
I don’t have time to do this course, what can I do?
The course is structured in a way so that you can do it in your own time. Our idea is not to keep you infinitely learning but to give you an overview and enough information so that you know how to create or build your business or career online. If you take out at least 5 hours a week for the next seven weeks you will have the essence of what the course offers. Many of our students hire a virtual assistant to through the course and then teach them the basics of what is on the course.
If you can afford it you can signup for the Learn To One course which will be One to One coaching and help you gain the knowledge quicker. The Webpreneur For You course is for higher net worth individuals who would like to work with a dedicated person. This person will work for you full time and we will teach them directly. This will mean that you have someone that helps you setup your business as well as teach you as they work through it.
We recommend though making the time to go through the course and figuring out how the Internet will help you succeed in the Internet economy.
How do I get the certificate?
You can get the official Webpreneur Academy certificate by answering questions at the end of each module. You will also have to create an actual business (personal brand, E-Commerce website, consulting company etc).
In order to graduate with “distinction” you will need to earn at least $100 online.
You do NOT need prior technical experience and have limited computer experience as we will teach you the easier ways to create your online business without the need for having a technical background.
Will my business work or not?
We can not guarantee if your business will work or not. The only thing we can assure you is that if you do not do it, it won’t work.
As you take the course we give you many strategies to lower the risk as well as the expenses in starting up and growing your business.
I am not satisfied with the course what can I do?
If you are not satisfied with the course for any reason you can send an email to email@example.com within 14 days of applying for the course and get a full refund.
I am really looking forward to this. How do I enroll?
We can’t wait for you to get started either. The Internet will never be the same!
- Videos and text online
- Online discussion forums
- Guest lectures from Internet experts
- All the course is online and can be done from your home
- Knowledge of english (enough to understand what is written on this page)
- Basics of computers (connecting to internet)
- Speakers or headset to listen to content
- Be able to start your own online business
- Know how to sell more through the Internet for an offline business
- Know how to create your own websites
- Know how to setup and run an ecommerce store
- Know how to make your career as a freelancer
- Know how to work as a virtual assistant for an Internet entrepreneur
- Learn to build a career as a freelancer
- Know how to find jobs through using the Internet
Who Is This For
- Teenagers looking to explore different career opportunities including the Internet
- Adults looking to build a side business (such as an ecommerce store, )
- Parents who would like their kids to have the ultimate advantage in the Internet world
How It Works
1. Register online for the course (Payments through PayPal, easyPaisa, Bank Transfer)
2. Go through at your own pace – you must complete the course within 12 weeks
3. If you would like certification you need to go through the online quiz for each module.
4. If you would like a “Certificate with Distinction” you need to prove to us that you earned at least $100 using the knowledge you applied.
The cost of the whole course is $249.
You can pay through by either of the pricing options which suits you the best:
- One payment of $249
(Total $249 – save $231)
- Get all 12 modules at once (Access to the whole course)
- Three monthly payments of $99 each every 30 days
(Total $297 – save $183)
- Get 4 modules per month
- Or Twelve monthly payments of $40 each every 30 days
- Get one module per month
You may convert the pricing in your country by the following link: www.xe.com.
If you do not have the funds currently, we provide a student loan so that you can start and pay at a later date. Please note this option is only meant for people who genuinely do not have any funds at the moment.
2. Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard)
4. Direct Bank Transfer