It almost seems like you don’t have to ‘go’ anywhere anymore, right? Banking used to be a place where people would go. Now, it’s something we do.
We shop online, we date online, we work online and we learn online! Online platforms are increasingly becoming popular because of the flexibility that they offer. These platforms are completely changing how learning is done.
One such platform is Udemy, which happens to be a favorite of mine. I’ve bought several courses on this popular elearning platform and today, I want to share some of the best selling Udemy courses that can help you add new skills to your stable.
WRITING WITH FLAIR: HOW TO BECOME AN EXCEPTIONAL WRITER Bestselling in Writing By Sani Raja
If you are a writer, or a budding one, and desire to have flawless prose, this is just the course to go for. The author, a famous editor who has written and edited for giant publications such as The WallStreet Journal, The Financial Times and Bloomberg News, promises to make you a better writer in a few weeks’ time. In his course, Sani teaches you to put simplicity, elegance and clarity in your writing. How do you achieve clarity in your writing? By removing clutter and jargon, not being ambiguous, not mixing tenses, among other things.
This is yet another fish that you need to hook. Clare is a University of Cambrige tutor and has created a 73-lecture course that has plenty of practice activities. Her aim is to help you capture your audience from start to end, and craft the best sentences that are easy to understand. Learn how to write less and say more!
Kindle Publishing is undoubtedly one of the best means of earning passive income. This bestselling Udemy course gives you step-by-step knowledge on how to create the perfect eBook for Kindle, how to do keyword selection, how to pick a profitable subject and more importantly, how to market your eBook.
In today’s business environment, you cannot afford not to have a website, but having a website is not enough. You should aim to have your website on the first page of Google, preferably higher up the first page for certain keywords!
This bestselling Udemy course creator will show you how to find low-competition, high ranking keywords, how to optimize your site – on page and off page, and how to earn quality backlinks the smart way.
Kirill shares outstanding tips in Forex Trading. He is a master with 7+ years’ experience, and his course helps you understand what the Forex market is all about. What’s more, he shows you how to trade the Forex market, LIVE!
How did we ever manage without social media? I’ve asked myself that question over and over again. We seem to be totally hooked to SM! But instead of just being hooked on it, it’s high time we made some money out of it.
In this course, you will learn what it is that a social media manager does, how to reach and find clients, and how to use freelance websites to attract clients.
Brad Hussey’s 83- lecture course is designed for those who want to start a web development business on the side, or full-time as work-from-home freelancers. He specifically says that this course will be a good fit for you if you have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and PHP. What is WordPress and why should you care about it? He’ll tell you all about it.
Have you thought about creating (coding) websites but you have no coding experience? Jonas, the course creator, provides the easiest way to learn modern web design, HTML5 and CSS3, step-by-step, from scratch. The first thing you’ll get is a free 11-page eBook. You’ll also learn what HTML is, how to get started with CSS, and an introduction to web design. You will not only create and maintain unique websites but also learn additional effects such as animation and sticky navigation.
Phil Ebiner has produced documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and India. He has vast experience in video production and video editing and shares his knowledge in 47 meaty lectures. Learn all the intricacies of video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro, the leading video editing software. Stuff such as basic editing tools, audio levelling and audio effects, closed captioning in Adobe Premiere Pro, exporting to YouTube and much more.
In this age of seemingly endless online opportunities, making money with your high quality digital camera or smartphone is lucrative. Master the art of taking amazing pictures in different scenarios and formats, understand cameras, learn how to edit photos and more importantly, how to monetize your photography skills.
In addition to the above bestselling Udemy courses, I’d like to recommend the following courses too, which may not be bestsellers yet, but have some great reviews and content as well.
11. WORK FROM HOME AS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BY TINA MARIE HILTON
Virtual assistants jobs are all the rage now. This course will help you determine whether a VA business is the right thing for you, help you set your rates right, create processes for the day-to-day running of your business, as well as give you tips on finding the right niche for your VA business.
If you want to be a master user of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, then you need to purchase this course. These are the best tools for screen-based graphic design projects. Learn how to create custom logos, business cards, brochures, web graphics, and more from Derrick Mitchell.
Here is your opportunity to create real mobile apps for tablets and Android devices, using one of the oldest programming languages ever: Java. You will learn how to optimize the existing apps,as well as how to submit your apps to the Google Playstore, where you can earn from Google Ads.
Bitcoin: the King of digital currencies. Are you taking advantage of this opportunity? Probably not, because you do not quite understand what Bitcoin is all about. You are not alone. A lot of people are clueless as well. However, bitcoin trading is an awesome way of making money online. You need the skills to predict whether the value of the bitcoins will rise or fall. Ravinder encourages you to invest in bitcoin for the long-term, and shows you where to store your bitcoins to avoid losing them. What’s more? You get a free 0.002 Bitcoin Investment Fund to kick start this venture.
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Seeing that a lot of people are freelance writers, or at least are interested in becoming freelance writers, you can choose to niche down and become an editor. This course will teach you how to professionally edit any type of nonfiction writing.
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways of earning passive income online. Have you heard of Pat Flynn , Matthew Woodward or Harsh Agrawal? If you haven’t, these are some of the top affiliate marketers currently. And you can become one too. An affiliate marketer will, for example, promote Amazon products.
In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of affiliate marketing, the pitfalls to avoid, different types of affiliate marketing and more importantly, the top strategies to make money as an affiliate.