One of the great benefits of the internet has always been its ability to inform. Whether through Wikipedia or YouTube, the tools exist for people to seek self-improvement at a moment’s notice, learning everything from historical facts to foreign languages. Nowhere is this better encapsulated than the booming online education market, which provides both formal and informal courses on a myriad of different topics.
With the industry already worth more than $255 billion, this isn’t so much a new frontier as a mature and successful industry. There are plenty of opportunities for new entrants however, with new areas of expertise and greater claims to success. Here’s a brief guide to the online education market, and how you can start your own online education business.