I aim to make Knowledge Eager as transparent as possible.

Below you can learn more about me, the founder of Knowledge Eager, my mission, how the website is monetized, and ways to contact me.

About Me

Me at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

My name is Maximilian Thum, I‘m 22 years old and I bought my first online course at the age of 17.

Since then, I've purchased more than 20 online courses on various topics, such as blogging, day trading, design, and web development, all with the goal of making money online and achieving financial independence from a traditional day job.

Unfortunately, most of the online courses I purchased were not worth the money, despite finding numerous positive reviews online. I realized that most of these reviews were either fake or posted by individuals who had never used the course and were solely seeking affiliate commissions.

This has led me to found Knowledge Eager with the mission to publish honest and objective online course reviews.

At first Knowledge Eager was only a passion project, today the website generates a substantial income for me. Learn more about how Knowledge Eager makes money.

In 2022, just one year after its founding, Knowledge Eager reached over 375.000 readers.

The quick success of Knowledge Eager has led me to launch other content websites. Today I own and operate a small portfolio of content websites.

Morten Storgaard's course is an excellent starting point if you're looking to launch a successful content website.

While I do plan to go full-time on my portfolio of content websites in the near future, I am currently studying Business Administration at a university in southern Germany.

When I'm not studying for university or working on my websites, I like to travel.

Me at the Grand Canyon
Me skydiving in Queenstown, New Zealand
Me horseback riding on the beach in Costa Rica

The best part? My portfolio of content websites continues to make money while I'm traveling.

Another project of mine is meersburg24.de.

You can learn more about me on my personal website maxthum.de.

Contact me here.


I have made it my mission to find and review the best online business courses.

Unlike other online course review websites, I only review courses that I have personally taken. This is to guarantee that the overall rating displayed for each online course is both fair and accurate.

I follow a rigorous process to rate online courses, which involves evaluating them on 17 different factors.

These factors include price, customer support, community, content quality, and more. The overall rating for each course is then determined by combining the scores across all 17 factors.

In addition to my in-depth review, I also encourage students to leave their own reviews. Learn more about our guidelines for student reviews and how to submit your own review for an online course you have taken.

For every publishable student review submitted on Knowledge Eager, I donate to plant one tree in the Amazon rainforest.

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Maximilian Thum
Maximilian is the founder of Knowledge Eager and has made it his mission to find and review the best online business courses. He has taken more than 20 online courses and achieved financial independence with his portfolio of content websites.