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How do I start an online business?
To be completely honest, there are several ways of starting a profitable online business.
In this video below, I give an overview of what you can do to get an online business off the ground quickly with an emphasis on providing a service/freelancing.
I suggest you watch it as a first step.
In the video, I mention that you need to pick a skill.
Your education and life experience has given you skills that people are more than willing to pay for if you market yourself correctly.
However, if you feel that nothing in your education or background has given you skills you can apply to a freelance/work-at-home business, then the next best piece of advice I give folks is for you to learn a skill.
Thankfully, learning a skill is NOT as complicated as you might assume.
A platform I highly recommend for people who are just starting out and may not have all the funds to spend on courses is Udemy.
The last post I did on Udemy courses that are worth your time and money did so well (check it out here) that I wanted to do a follow up to that post.
This time however, I went all out and did extensive research on the top-rated AND beginner-friendly courses that I am positive will help you launch a profitable online business regardless of the angle you want to take.
I made sure to choose courses that:
1)Have over 100 enrolled students
2)Have at least a 4 out 5 rating on Udemy
3)Have at least 50 reviews
In the end, I came up with 91 quality courses that will help you get on your way to a successful online business either as a side hustler or full-time entrepreneur.
Click through the links that interest you to check out each course!
**Note: Udemy currently has a $9.99 sale going on that will expire on May 13th 2018.**
91 Best Udemy Courses For Side Hustlers + Entrepreneurs
Before we delve into any major skill, how about learning about how to learn?
Become a SuperLearner 2: Learn Speed Reading & Boost Memory by Jonathan Levi (4.5 from over 9000 reviews)
Turn Blogging Into A Career
Blogging can be turned into a full-time career if you know the right things to do.
2018 Blog Blueprint: How To Turn Blogging Into A Career by Daniel Boehm (4.5 from 1300+ reviews)
Fashion Blogging: Starting a Fashion Blog by Louise Croft (4.7 from 128 reviews)
The Complete Guide to Affiliate Marketing & Blogging – 2018 by Zac Johnson (4.7 from 97 reviews)
One of the things I LOVE about writing is the fact that it can take so many forms. Whether you like to do product descriptions or you would love to master the art of copywriting, there is something in there for EVERYONE.
Grab one of these courses and become the writer everyone clamors for.
Copy Writing Secrets- How to write copy that sells by Len Smith (4.6 from 2000+ reviews)
Copywriting- Become a Freelance Copywriter, your own boss by Len Smith (4.5 from 1100+ reviews) (BEGINNER FRIENDLY)
Writing with Impact: Writing That Persuades by Clare Lynch (4.5 from 1900+ reviews)
Freelance Copywriting: How to succeed as a freelance copywriter by Clare Lynch (4.7 from 68 reviews)
Writing Tools and Hacks: Copywriting/Blogging/Content Writing by Tyler Speegle (4.4 from 242 reviews)
3 Step Writing System: Blogging and Writing Secrets by Tyler Speegle (4.4 from 165 reviews)
How to write killer web content that sells by Sivakumar Kannan (4.7 from 87 reviews) (BEGINNER FRIENDLY)
How to write great web content – BETTER SEARCH RANKINGS! by Andrew Williams (4.5 from 268 reviews)
Content Writing Mastery #1: Content Writing For Beginners by Mike Dickson (4.3 out of 66 reviews)
Content is King: How to Write Killer Content for the Web by Steve McDonald (4.2 from 488 reviews)
How To Write Better Headlines – For Content, Email & Social by Nick Usborne (4.4 from 94 reviews)
Travel Writing: Explore the World & Publish Your Stories! by Dave Fox (4.7 from 368 reviews)
Creative Writing – Get Writing, Keep Writing by Tracey Baines (4.4 from 138 reviews)
The Foundations of Fiction (Writing Mastery) by Jessica Brody (4.5 from 259 reviews)
The Rhetoric of Story: Creative Writing Skills by Damien Walter (4.6 from 111 reviews)
Write Now: Creative Writing Skills for Beginners by Brian Jackson (4.3 from 281 reviews)
Writing That Moves: Write Novels That Keep Pages Turning by Sally Apokedak (4.9 from 162 reviews)
Write a Novel Outline from Scratch (Novel Writing Success) by Andrew Butcher (4.5 from 270 reviews)
Build Your Business Writing Romance Novels by Pam Roller (4.5 from 119 reviews)
Business & Technical Writing Immersion by Paul Siegel (4.1 from 244 reviews)
Markdown Mastery: Simple yet Powerful Writing Format by Jason Taylor (4.4 from 94 reviews)
Build Responsive Real World Websites with HTML5 and CSS3 by Jonas Schmedtmann (4.7 from over 14,000 reviews!!!)
WordPress Complete Web Design: Latest WordPress Design Techs by Khalil Abraham (4.9 from 683 reviews)
Complete Bootstrap course with responsive website design by gEORGE sTEVE (4.7 from 110 reviews)
Responsive Design HTML CSS Web design – Dreamweaver CC 2018 by Daniel Walter Scott (4.8 from 106 reviews)
Adobe Photoshop CC – Web Design, Responsive Design & UI by Daniel Walter Scott (4.5 from 216 reviews)
PSD to Responsive HTML5: Beginner to Advanced by Filip Kordanovski (4.6 from 417 reviews)
HTML5 course for Beginners Learn to Create websites by Laurence Svekis
Easy HTML5 + CSS3 + Bootstrap Web Design for Beginners by Phil Ebiner (4.4 from 155 reviews)
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing MASTERY PPC on 10+ Platforms by Justin OBrien (4.4 from 2800+ reviews)
Social Media Management – The Complete 2018 Manager Bootcamp by Rob Mayzes (4.6 from 693 reviews)
WIN at Starting a Social Media Management Business by SO ME Academy (4.6 from 832 ratings)
Instagram Marketing 2018: A Step-By-Step to 10,000 Followers by Benjamin Wilson (4.4 from 4000+ reviews)
Instagram Mastery: Guide to More Followers Step-by-Step 2018 by Tom Lane (4.5 from 206 reviews)
Pinterest Marketing: Using Pinterest for Business Growth by JC Marzett (4.5 from 247 reviews)
LinkedIn Marketing – Build A Brand and Generate Leads by Ali Mirza (4.5 from 252 reviews)
The Complete Twitter Marketing Bootcamp by Ali Mirza (4.5 from 97 reviews)
Facebook Ads Crash Course by Steve Burnside (4.5 from 705 reviews)
Facebook Ads & Facebook Marketing Mastery Guide 2018 by Justin OBrien (4.5 from 8400+ reviews)
YouTube Masterclass – Your Complete Guide to YouTube by Phil Ebiner (4.4 from 2600+ reviews)
How I Got Famous On YouTube In Just A Few Months by Rob Level (4.6 from 137 reviews)
Photography Masterclass 1.0: A Complete Guide to Photography by Phil Ebiner (4.5 from 13,000+ reviews)
Beginner Nikon Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography by JP Teaches Photo (4.6 from 2100+ reviews)
iPhone Photography Take Professional Photos On Your iPhone by Dale McManus (4.8 from 517 reviews)
Mastering Architecture and Real Estate Photography (4.5 from 1200+ reviews)
Wedding Photography: Complete Guide to Wedding Photography (4.4 from 649 reviews)
Photography Composition & Portrait Photography For Beginners by Mark Timberlake (4.6 from 383 reviews)
Ultimate Photoshop Training: From Beginner to Pro by Cristian Doru Barin (4.6 from 2400+ reviews)
Adobe Lightroom CC: Photo Editing Masterclass by Phil Ebiner (4.5 from 1400+ reviews)
Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations by Simon Foster (4.7 from 1800+ reviews)
Stunning Aerial Videography and Photography Using Drones by Bruce Geddes (4.3 from 720 reviews)
Start Your Filmmaking Career: A Video Production Course by Julian Melanson (4.6 from 117 reviews)
Wedding Videography: Learn To Shoot And Edit Wedding Videos by Zafer Tanyas (4.4 from 56 reviews)
Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Fast Track to Video Editing by Louay Zambarakji (4.8 from 503 reviews)
iMovie: Creating Videos On Your Mac by Gary Rosenzweig (4.8 from 187 reviews)
Sell T-shirts online
Fun! Create Images, Upload & Earn With Spreadshirt by Lisa Irby (4.7 from 168 ratings)
Merch By Amazon: Build A Successful T-shirt Business Online by Masuk Sarka Batista (4.6 from 355 reviews)
Launch on Teespring: How to Make In-Demand T-Shirts by Grant Weherley (4.4 from 194 reviews)
Sell on Amazon
How to Start an Amazon FBA Store on a Tight Budget by Theo McArthur (4.6 from 5600+ reviews)
Amazon FBA + Private Label Products – The Complete Course! by Ash Peat (4.5 from 156 reviews)
Amazon Selling Secrets: Start Earning Passive Income Now! by William U. Pena (4.7 from 493 reviews)
Amazon FBA Canada: Your Complete Canadian Guide To Profits by Jewel and Auret (4.3 from 378 reviews)
Sell on eBay
The Complete eBay Course – eBay From Beginner To Advanced by Dave Espino (4.4 from 812 reviews)
The Best eBay Selling Course: eBay Business DOMINATION by Brian McCracken (4.9 from 173 reviews)
Make Money: The Complete Shopify Aliexpress Dropship course by Tim Sharp (4.6 from 3900+ reviews)
How to pick winner dropshipping products from AliExpress! by Rihab Seb (4.6 from 77 reviews)
eBay Drop Shipping Guide with No Inventory – Work From Home by David Vu (4.5 from 7600+ reviews)
Ultimate Google AdWords Course 2017Stop SEO & Win With PPC! by Paul Rudansky (4.8 from 16,000+ reviews!!)
AdWords: Become Google AdWords Certified in Just 2 Days! by Daragh Walsh (4.6 from 2055 reviews)
I.T. Project Management for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide by Lee Jones (4.5 from 296 reviews)
Project Management With MS Project – Scheduling Master Class by Igor Ovchinnikov (4.6 from 480 reviews)
Scrum Certification Prep +Scrum Master+ Agile Scrum Training by Paul Ashun (4.3 from 3500+ reviews)
Work From Home as a Virtual Assistant by Tina Marie Hilton (4.4 from 160 reviews)
How to Train your Virtual Assistant for eBay Drop Shipping by David Vu (4.7 from 390 reviews)
Coding/App Development/Machine Learning
Complete Python Masterclass by Tim Buchalka (4.6 from over 12,000+ reviews)
R Programming A-Z: R For Data Science With Real Exercises! by Kirill Eremenko (4.6 from 11,000+ reviews)
Cisco NEW CCNA R/S (200-125): The Complete Course by Lazaro Diaz (4.6 from 2700+ reviews)
iOS 11 & Swift 4 – The Complete iOS App Development Bootcamp by Angela Yu (4.8 from 17,000+ reviews)
Sketch from A to Z: Become an App Designer by Joseph Angelo Todaro (4.7 from 3000+ reviews)
Dissecting Ruby on Rails 5 – Become a Professional Developer by Jordan Hudgens (4.7 from 1100+ reviews)
Comprehensive Ruby Programming by Jordan Hudgens (4.7 from 803 reviews)
Machine Learning A-Z: Hands-On Python & R In Data Science by Kirill Eremenko (4.5 from 41,000+ reviews)
Data Science, Deep Learning, & Machine Learning with Python by Frank Kane (4.5 from 8400+ reviews)
Artificial Intelligence A-Z: Learn How To Build An AI by Hadelin de Ponteves (4.4 from 4700+ reviews)
The Unreal Engine Developer Course – Learn C++ & Make Games by Ben Tristem (4.7 from 21,000+ reviews)
And that does it!
91 of the best Udemy courses I have found that will help you get started with an online career no matter what your interests are.
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