Skillshare has come a long way since it first launched in 2010.
Once used primarily by artists and those in the creative community, Skillshare has grown to include learners from all walks of life – including the business world.
This article will show you how this online learning platform has evolved over the years and where it might be going in the future.
Study of growth – total users, course creators and learners
In 2022, Skillshare had an average of 24 million users.
The company had a launch of their new series Skillshare Street which was a big hit with the public.
The average number of video views per month was about medium 5 million.
One hundred percent of all videos were shared through the street medium and some received up to 9 million views.
Demographic breakdown – age group, gender ratio
In 2022, the average Skillshare user was 32 years old.
The platform had an even gender split, with 50% of users being male and 50% being female.
The most popular age group on Skillshare was 25-34, followed by 18-24 and 35-44.
The medium that accounted for the most number of courses was video (a total of 10 million). The writing course type had the second highest number at 3 million.
Journal entries, which are usually shorter than other types of content, accounted for 1 million courses. There were 500 000 series in all types including video, audio and text only formats.
Breakdown of skill categories taught on the platform
Design is the most popular category on Skillshare, with an average of 1.5 million students taking design courses each month.
Other popular categories include journaling, street photography, and web development. In the past year,
Skillshare has launched a series of new courses on topics like data analytics and blockchain technology.
The company has also partnered with Crunchbase to offer a monthly subscription that gives users access to all of its courses.
Top 10 cities where most Skillshare courses are created
- New York City
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
In 2022, the average course on Skillshare was viewed 1 million times and the average monthly active users were 2 million (double that of 2021).
The platform saw a surge in popularity due to the pandemic as people looked for ways to learn new skills while stuck at home.
Course topics ranged from design and writing to business and personal finance.
Growth by number of course creators
In 2022, Skillshare had an average of 1,000 new course creators join each month.
This is a huge increase from the 100 new course creators who joined the platform monthly in 2016.
Skillshare’s growth can be attributed to its launch of a series of how-to videos on Medium in 2017.
These videos showed people how easy it is to create a course on Skillshare.
As a result, the platform saw a surge in popularity and grew rapidly.
Growth by number of students enrolled in courses
In 2022, Skillshare saw an average growth of 1 million new students enrolled in courses each month.
This is up from the average of 800,000 new students per month in 2021.
The company attributes this growth to the launch of its new video series, The Crunchbase Journal, which has been very popular with users.
Skillshare is a medium-sized online learning platform that offers a variety of courses taught by experts in their field.
The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York City.
Extraordinary growth – year on year statistics
In January 2022, Skillshare hit a huge milestone – 100 million students.
That’s an average of nearly 3 million new students each month!
And it’s not just big numbers either – the quality of content on the platform is increasing too, with classes in everything from design and writing to business and journaling.