Zeqr Introduces a New Approach to Learning

Zeqr is quite literally the future of learning. Using the latest EdTech (Education Technology) available, this new online education portal allows users to take online courses from “Xperts” in a one-on-one video chat, for rates starting as low as just a few dollars per course. The knowledge sharing hub currently offers over 600 courses taught by 450 experts, with 150 classes currently being tech-based.

Guy Kawasaki - Zeqr Xpert

Groundbreaking e-learning experience

The one-on-one, peer-to-peer aspect offered on the site is ground-breaking. While competition is sure to pop up real soon, Zeqr is the first of its kind to offer a virtual classroom experience with experts in every field imaginable mentoring you in real time.

Even if you’re just looking for startup counseling or advice on how to make an important career move, it’s easy to schedule face-to-face time with experts like Guy Kawasaki or Evan Kirstel. You can chat with your expert of choice to learn how to start a specific business, market yourself better, meditate, learn a new language, cook exotic dishes, deal with bullies, make cheap travel plans, knit yourself a sweater, fix your car, etc.

If your area of interest isn’t covered, you can request a qualified Xpert who can help. Zeqr will put their feelers out and match you up with a professional who has the knowledge you need. If you’re an expert in your field, have a skill-set you think would interest people, or are great (and qualified) at giving advice in areas like professional or personal development and want to share, you can apply to become an Xpert.

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Find a mentor without the fear of rejection

It isn’t too hard to go out and find someone willing to teach you French for a fee. Try finding a startup wiz to mentor you through the next critical step in helping to brand your business. What about finding someone to coach you through setting up your first Facebook or LinkedIn account for business or personal use? In reality, finding a mentor is a skill in and of itself, and you have to learn a lot usually just to figure out how to find the right people.

Finding a mentor who can sit down with you, answer questions, and offer feedback via Zeqr’s screen-sharing software is one of the hardest obstacles to overcome when you’re trying to learn something new. Some of the hardest mentors to find are in business and professional skills. They’re often extremely wary of sharing their time, impatient, and money is often not enough to sway these folks into helping you.

Take a look at this short video outtake of Guy Kawasaki doing a consultation on Zeqr:

Booking a course is easy and secure

With Zeqr, you search for a class, book a date to take it that works for you, pay Zeqr and enjoy! A money-back guarantee is offered on all courses, if for some reason you’re unhappy. Once you’ve paid, the money is put into escrow via PayPal or credit card payments.

All experts are vetted prior to being accepted as “Xperts” on the site, and an about author bio is offered in the course details, so you can dig around online to find out if they’re as competent as they claim. A crowd rating system is also offered on Zeqr, so you can see what others are saying about specific courses before you purchase.

As of late June, Zeqr’s VP of Client Services said there were thousands of applicants waiting to be verified to host courses on the site. They only accept approximately 3% of the applications received. Zeqr uses a rigorous 4-tiered approach to vetting their Xpert applicants:

  • Tier 1: Tier 1 is the easiest for the site to vet, as they have strong social proof – are in the public eye, like Guy Kawasaki.
  • Tier 2: These individuals are just as qualified as tier 1, but don’t have the same social prominence.
  • Tier 3: Tier 3 candidates are often tenured professors and industry professionals with a lifetime of experience.
  • Tier 4: This tier is often a younger expert who knows a desirable skill or has reached an exemplary level of success in their discipline early on.

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Zeqr squashes the conventional and less effective approach to video learning

In other words, sites like YouTube. YouTube is a great platform for learning – sometimes. However, most of what users watch on the social media platform is geared toward getting them to buy something. In other words, marketing is forced on them multiple times throughout a simple how-to video: Google ads, YouTuber recommendations, merchandise, recommended services, etc.

So-called online marketing experts tell you a thing or two about how to marketing yourself online, and they always have a handful of software recommendations or consulting services you need to use in order to get the best results. Beauty experts tell you how to be beautiful if you buy product X, Y, or Z. They get paid when the companies they vlog for get paid by you buying products – not the greatest way to learn in Zeqr founders’ humble opinion!

With Zeqr you get the piece of mind knowing the person you’re learning from has impeccable qualifications, is getting paid for their time, and has no other motives than to help you learn and do your best in whatever skill or goal you’re pursuing.

Interested?

If you’re ready to try out this innovative knowledge sharing hub, the future of online learning, you can sign up at Zeqr and register for your first course right away. If you have a specific talent and think you have what it takes to become an Xpert, you can complete the on-site application.

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