online courses

Did you know that the number of students taking online courses is around 5.8 million, and it is growing every day?

One in four students take online courses, and when it comes to work-at-home courses, there is a HUGE choice.

Working online for a company or business is the most flexible thing you can do to earn money. There are some amazing courses out there especially for stay-at-home moms to jump-start their work-at-home career.

Today, I will list out very legitimate online courses that have great reviews, and the best part is, some of them offer FREE precourses. That way you can see if it’s something you are looking for.

List of online courses

#1. Transcription

Every day, I get many emails regarding transcription jobs, and the best resource that I can recommend to anyone is the Transcribe Anywhere course.

Why is it a great course? Janet, the course creator, was a medical transcriptionist for more than ten years, and she teaches everything you need to start off this great work-at-home business.

It gets even better; you can take the 7-day FREE course to test it out.

#2. Blogging

I am a little biased here; this is my FREE course to start your brand new blog without any expertise. This is a 5-day email course that will teach you how to start a blog with no technical knowledge, and it also gives you tips on writing great content and getting traffic to your new blog.

I am happy that this course has had an incredible response, and to add more value to it, I have added some great bonuses. So if blogging is something you want to try, join today.

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#3. Proofreading

For all the grammar pros out there, this is something for you. Caitlin Pyle’s proofreading course speaks for itself with so many students having great success in starting their proofreading career. You can choose between her Transcript Proofreading and General Proofreading courses.

You can read her students’ testimonials. Also, try the free workshop before you enroll, so you can get an idea of what the course is going to be like.


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#4. Bookkeeping

Did you know that according to the Department of Labor Statistics, bookkeeping is in high demand, and it can be a great option for you to work from home? It’s booming.

Do you need to have a background in accounting to start bookkeeping? No, you don’t.

Ben Robinson’s Bookkeeper Launch is the most popular bookkeeping course online, and it teaches you how to start your bookkeeping business without any prior experience or expertise.

#5. Scoping

Do you know what Scoping is? It is editing courthouse transcripts. Not many people know about this profitable work-at-home opportunity.

So how do you start being a scopist? Head over to Internet Scoping School. This school has the most reputable scoping course that can get you started with scoping in no time. This is a very intensive course with in-depth information about all the details you need to know about being a scopist.

#6. Photography

You might have heard this before; I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY. And if you are in the same boat, let me tell you that there is so much money-making potential with this skill.

I always turn to Digital Photography School for all the resources about photography. If you are looking for something in particular, I would suggest the 31 days to becoming a better photographer course.

This course has 31 video lessons with access to an exclusive Facebook group to network with like-minded photographers. This can be a great stepping stone for improving your photography skills and starting to make money from it.

#7. Selling on Etsy

Renae Christine is one successful entrepreneur who has incredible success with selling her handmade items. She has turned her hobby into a thriving six-figure business and the amazing thing is, she has a super helpful course that teaches you all the tips you need to achieve success with selling handmade items online.

Usually, her course is only open for enrollment once a year, though you can get on her wait list. She also has a useful free video series to start you off.

#8. Virtual Assisting

Gina Horkey is a successful VA and has taught over 600 students to start their virtual assistant careers. If you are confused about what exactly a VA does, then head over to this post, which lists out all the services you can offer as a VA. I would highly recommend Gina’s course if you are interested in becoming a VA. She knows her stuff and has helped many others in this field.

#9. Pinterest VA

Did you know that Pinterest’s reach is more than Facebook and Twitter? It means that more and more brands and businesses are promoting on this platform, and this is the most promising social media channel to start your hustle. Being a Pinterest VA is great in many ways, and Kristin Larsen’s Pinterest VA is the course you should choose if you want to know everything about this hustle.

Kristin has been a Pinterest consultant for a long time, and she teaches how you can become a successful Pinterest VA through her course.

#10. Monetize Fiverr

Udemy has a great course from Alex Genadinik on how to make money on Fiverr. This course goes in-depth on how to offer your services, what services you can choose, and how to brand yourself.

He also covers how to increase your sales and get more clients, which is usually a big hurdle when selling on Fiverr. This course has some really good reviews and can be a good starting point for your Fiverr business.

#11. Affiliate Marketing

I love affiliate marketing. In fact, it is the major way I make money from my blog.

Why do I love affiliate marketing? Because it is the most passive way to make money blogging apart from ads. And the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course is all you need if you are getting into this stream of making money online. This is a super detailed course that helps bloggers to make money from affiliates. I highly recommend this course if you are serious about monetizing your blog.

#12. Creating Online Courses

There is tremendous potential in creating online courses in today’s world. All the learning is online, and this is an effortless and flexible way to make money if you are an expert at something.

If this sounds interesting to you, check out the course How to Create an Awesome Online Course by Miguel Hernandez. This course has a rating of 4.7, and over 10K students have enrolled in it. You can always choose platforms like Teachable to start creating your courses.

#13. Becoming a Social Media Manager

Being a social media manager is the most profitable and potentially booming online work option if you know your way around social media. Many big brands, businesses, and bloggers outsource their social media marketing.

It is becoming one of the most famous online hustles, and it is perfect if you are social media savvy. The course Powerful Social Media Marketing for Beginners has great reviews and is taught by Maggie Stara who is a social media manager and a freelancer herself.

#14. Flipping

If you don’t have an idea about flipping, it is buying things for cheap and selling them for profit. There are many things you can flip such as thrift store items, cars, even houses.

But if you want to start with flipping thrift store items, then Melissa’s course is here to help. She and her husband earned over $130,000 flipping thrift store items last year. Their course, The Flipper University, offers a complete insight into how to start flipping, which platforms to use, etc.

#15. Freelance Writing

Probably, of all the ways to make money from home, freelance writing can be the most profitable one if you work on the right strategies. Did you know that Holly makes over $200,000 a year writing online and she even travels around the world?

Just WOW!

Holly is a freelance writer and teaches others to start their writing career and earn a great living from it. Her course goes from teaching you how to find your niche to how to get clients. She also has some amazing bonuses, which can be extremely helpful. I highly recommend taking the course if you are planning a career in writing online.

#16. Running an E-commerce Store

Having an online store is probably the most convenient way to make money online. The income can be very passive, and it requires the least involvement if you follow Jenn Leach’s e-commerce course.

Jenn earns over $19,000 working only 10 hours a week online. Isn’t that great?! Jenn teaches many important points in her course like where to get the products from, how to promote, and she has great bonuses as well.

#17. Amazon FBA

I am sure many of you would agree with me if I say Amazon FBA is booming.


And there is no doubt that Jessica Larrew is the best person to learn from when it comes to Amazon FBA. She earned over $100,000 in her first year of Amazon FBA. Earning a six-figure income in the first year of business is phenomenal, right?! What’s more amazing is that she teaches all the tips and tricks of making money from Amazon FBA in her course. You can also check out her FREE email course to find out about this profitable business.

Other places to look for good online courses

Apart from the above courses, you can get many valuable and self-paced courses on websites like Skillshare, Coursera, Udemy, and LinkedIn Learning. These platforms make it very easy for you to enroll, and you can do the course in your own time.

Learning is an integral part of growing your brand or business or enhancing your skillset for a job. And with so many great resources around, it’s easy to choose the right course.


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About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work-at-home mom, side hustler and a firm believer in making 'working from home' a success for everyone. I have worked in a remote job for over 11 years and tried many side gigs. I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, Skillcrush.Read more...

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