Online Education Business: Step-by-Step Startup Guide
Entrepreneur Press, Jul 15, 2012 - Business & Economics - 982 pages
Teaching Goes High-Tech
Online education is experiencing a huge growth spurt. The number of students taking online classes increased 24 percent in the past year-and this growth is only expected to continue. Don't let this lucrative opportunity pass you by. Take your teaching global by offering courses online.
Learn everything you need to know to set up a successful online education business:
Find financing, write a business plan, choose a business structure and learn other business basics
Develop exciting courses in the four most popular areas-IT, health care, education and business-as well as niche markets
Promote your business and attract students through online newsletters, search engine optimization and other innovative techniques
Design a user-friendly website and provide high-quality tech support
Train instructors in this new education medium, or teach courses yourself
Real-life stories from successful entrepreneurs show you exactly what you need to do to set up and run a profitable business. Now's the perfect time to get started with an online education business-and with this book, you're well on your way to success.
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Content and Delivery
Its All About the Software
Finding the Finances
Spreading the Word
Failure and Success
Appendix Online Education Business Resources
Putting Your Money Down
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