ONLINE course

Build for Creators

Learn how to build creator economy companies from top founders and operators in the business.

about the course

There are 50 million creators worldwide.
In this course, you'll learn how breakout creator companies:

Got their first 1,000 users

Learn how to find your creator niche, onboard early adopters, and find product market fit.

Scaled to $1M+ ARR

Learn how to scale to $1M+ ARR by building your flywheel, distribution channel, and business model.

Built products at scale

Learn how to build great creator products at scaled companies like YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok.

Video interviews

Deep dives with leaders in the creator economy

Jack Conte

CEO, Patreon

How Patreon built a platform that helps 200,000+ creators monetize.

Steven Galanis


How Cameo recruits and manages thousands of top tier creators, without custom deals.

Ankur Nagpal


How Teachable grew from $0 to $50M ARR through product and events.

Joe Albanese


How Stir used Drops to reach 100,000+ creators and build buzz in the industry.

Sid Yadav


How Circle grew its creator communities platform from $0 to $1M ARR in 11 months.

Nathan Barry


How ConvertKit bootstrapped its way from losing mone to $25M ARR.

Teri Yu


How Vibely scaled to 600+ top creator communities.

Xiaoyin Qu


How Run The World grew to host 40,000 virtual events and conferences in 2 years.

Dan Liu


How Luma scaled to millions of event attendees in less than a year.

Bradley Miles


How creators are monetizing and building community through social money.

Patrick Rivera

Product & ENG, MIRROR

The future of cryptocurrency and the creator economy.

your instructors

We're product people who love building for creators

Peter Yang

Product lead, Reddit (ex-Twitch)

Peter leads creator efforts at Reddit. Previously, he built creator products for Twitch's 6M+ streamers and was on the early live video teams at Twitter and Facebook.

Ryan Gum

growth lead, teachable

Ryan leads Growth at Teachable, where 100k+ creators have sold $1B+ in courses and coaching. Previously, he was on the Marketing & Product teams at HubSpot.


In this course, you'll learn about:

Creator hierarchy of needs

What are the major creator segments? What pain points do creators have? How did top creators build their business?

Creator economy landscape

What are the top companies in each segment? What emerging trends and opportunities can you capitalize on?

Getting first 1,000 creators

How do you find early adopters and get them to use your product? What frameworks and strategies can you use?

Building your growth flywheel

How do you build a flywheel by using the right product hooks and distribution channels (e.g., community, referrals, SEO)?

Reaching $1M+ ARR

How do you choose the right business model (e.g., SaaS, take rate) and price your product to sell?

Shipping products at scale

How do you ship great products at scaled companies like YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok?


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What's included

Comprehensive 9-unit curriculum

11 founder & leader interviews

Exclusive community

Templates & spreadsheets

Lifetime access to all future updates


x 4 monthly payments
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Frequently asked questions

Who can benefit from this course?

Founders and operators of creator companies looking for their next idea, or to find product market fit, or to grow.

When does the course start and end?

The course content is self-paced and you'll have lifetime access.

How is this different from Li Jin's course?

Li hosts a cohort course on the creator economy while we dive into how breakout companies scaled.

What is your refund policy?

If you're unsatisfied, contact us in the first 30 days and we'll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Launching May 2nd

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