Would you like to work from home, but you’re not sure which path to take? Then keep reading for my favorite work-at-home courses to give your career the boost it needs!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. You don’t need a college degree to have a good-paying home-based career. Even though I have two college degrees, I’m not using any of what I learned in college to make money today.
Everything I’m doing today to earn money from home, I’ve learned along the way. I read books, attended conferences, and took online courses. Not only am I the happiest I’ve ever been in my professional life, but I’m earning more than I ever did as a nurse.
With advances in technology, more jobs can be done from home, and startup costs for launching your own business are little to nothing. Best of all, there are many affordable work-at-home training courses in a variety of niches that can get you up and running in as little as a week!
If you’re ready to make money from home this year — here are some work-at-home courses you MUST explore!
1. Amazon Boot Camp 4.0
In 2008, Jessica Larrew lost her job and started a side gig selling products on Amazon, otherwise known as retail arbitrage. Today she and her husband, Cliff, earn a full-time income from home selling products on Amazon and are teaching others how to do the same.
Amazon Boot Camp 4.0 contains nine different modules and includes everything from Amazon basics, tools you’ll need, how to select products, pricing, packing, and lifetime access.
The full course cost is $345, and they accept payments via PayPal and credit card; they also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
2. Become a Pinterest VA Today
If you enjoy doing administrative tasks and you enjoy social media marketing, then this course is for you! As a blogger, Kristin Larsen learned how to leverage Pinterest to get massive traffic to her blog posts. Soon, other bloggers and business owners were asking her to manage their Pinterest accounts, so she launched a Pinterest VA business.
Today Kristin teaches others how to do the same. In fact, she has taught over 5,000 students, who have generated over 3.5 million in revenue!
In this work-at-home course, you’ll learn the following:
- Setting Up Your Business and Website
- Pinterest vs. Social Media Rates
- Creating Your Pinterest Packages
- How to Find, Pitch, and Work with Clients
- How to Deliver Results to Clients
- The Pinterest Platform, Including SEO, Scheduling, Pin Design, and Video Creation
- Plus, Bonus Templates, Resources, and Contracts
The course has three tiers, the first being for the freelance business owner and the other two for business owners who want to start an agency. Enrollment only happens 2-3 times a year, so be sure to get on the waitlist. The next open enrollment period is March 6-10, 2023.
3. Bookkeeper Launch
If you enjoy math, this next course is for you! After starting his own accounting firm, Ben Robinson needed to hire some bookkeepers to help his business clients. Unfortunately, finding good bookkeepers was tough. So, Ben decided to take his CPA knowledge and train individuals to meet his needs. Over time he discovered that great bookkeepers shared seven main personal characteristics. Now, Ben teaches others how to work from home as bookkeepers and tax preparers.
This work-at-home training has three different levels with varying degrees of support:
- Pro – $2,499 or 12 payments of $249
- Premier – $2,999 or 12 payments of $299
- Team – $4,999
Bookkeeper Launch has a 60-day unconditional guarantee and an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau website.
4. Diva Dog Bakery
Do you love to spoil your dog? If so, running a dog treat business from home may be your calling. My friend, Kristin Larsen, ran a dog treat business in college, selling her dog treats on Etsy and the local farmer’s market. Today, she teaches others how to launch and grow a successful dog treat business in her course, Diva Dog Bakery.
The online course consists of ten modules and four bonuses for $299 or two payments of $159. Enrollment is open year-round.
5. E-Printables Side Hustle Course
If you’re looking for a profitable online business where you can earn passive income, printables are the answer! Designing and selling printables can be a great way to make extra money or a full-time income. Best of all, with platforms like Canva, you don’t even need to be skilled in graphic design.
Two people who have found success in creating and selling printables on Etsy are Julie Berninger and Cody Berman of Gold City Ventures. The great thing about this course is you don’t need prior design experience or expensive tools to get started.
In this work-at-home course, you’ll learn the following:
- How to make beautiful printables
- Tutorials in Canva and Adobe Illustrator
- You’ll get 12 templates so you can design printables faster
- Lessons on how to drive traffic and sales to your Etsy shop
- Monthly graphic design hours
- Free 30-day VIP Membership
The course cost is $247, and they have a 7-day refund if you haven’t passed module one.
6. Flipper University: Start a Profitable Reselling Business
Do you love watching TV shows like American Pickers, where they find unique items and then resell them for a profit? Well, my friends, Rob, and Melissa Stephenson do just that – they flip flea market finds and resell them on eBay for a profit. In fact, they earn six figures a year from their reselling business!
If you love sifting through items at flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores and would like to earn money from home, check out Flipper University!
The course is online and contains the following:
- 45+ lessons in 13 modules
- PDF downloads for listing worksheets, bonus guides, and more
- Excel spreadsheets for income and expense records
- Video tutorials on what they do for finding, listing, selling, and shipping items
Enrollment only happens a couple of times a year, so be sure to get on the waitlist if you’re interested in starting a reselling business.
7. General Transcription: Theory & Practice
If you want to do transcription work from home, this course is for you. General Transcription: Theory & Practice covers everything from equipment requirements and transcription style guides to where to find legit jobs, as well as practice dictation sessions so you can hone your skills.
The full cost of the online course is $497 and includes lifetime updates and access. Janet Shaughnessy, the course creator, also offers a 4-installment payment plan of $125. For a little bit more, you can enroll in both her general and legal transcription courses for $797.
8. iPEC Coaching
iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) is an ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited program that trains individuals on how to become successful and thriving coaches in 10 different specialties:
- Life Coach
- Executive Coach
- Business Coach
- Couples Coaching
- Health + Wellness Coaching
- Teens + Parents Coaching
- Group Coaching
- Relationship Coaching
- Sports Performance Coaching
- Transition Coaching
Training can be completed online or in-person and consists of three intensive, 3-day live training sessions and 200 ICF hours. At the end of the training, you’ll earn three different certifications: CPC (Certified Professional Coach), ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Index – Master Practioner), and the COR.E Dynamics Specialist.
The total cost for the training is $13,995, and iPEC offers payment plan options.
9. Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing
There are tons of blogging courses out there that will teach you how to start a blog with WordPress and how to market it with email marketing, search engine optimization, and your social media accounts. In fact, I have a free course here if you need one. But how do you learn how to monetize your blog with affiliate marketing?
For me, I had to learn by trial and error; but lucky for you, Michelle has an excellent course on this topic! In fact, I interviewed Michelle of Making Sense of Cents back in 2013. And since that time, her blogging business has seen massive success. Did I mention that she earns seven figures a year?!
How does she do it?
Most of Michelle’s income comes from affiliate marketing, and in her course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, she shares all of her affiliate marketing secrets. Michelle gave me a copy of this course to look over, and it’s an excellent foundation for new bloggers and content marketers.
It includes six modules with over 30 lessons, plus worksheets, ten amazing bonuses, and a private Facebook Group, which is very active. The cost is $197 or two payments of $105. Michelle offers a 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee on her work-at-home course.
10. Medical Coder and Biller
If you’re looking for full-time jobs in the medical field, working from home doing medical coding and billing might be your calling. To become a medical coder and biller, you’ll need to take a course and then pass a certification test.
CareerStep offers this training through an online program that can be completed and finished in as little as 4-6 months. They also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and they’re endorsed by the well-known financial advisor, Dave Ramsey.
The cost of this course is $3,699; payment plans and military tuition assistance are available. CareerStep also provides graduate support to help you land a job. If you’d like to know more, you can request additional information here by clicking on the dark pink request info button.
CareerStep also offers online training courses for Medical Transcription Editors, Personal Trainers, Medical Scribes, and more.
11. Proofreading: Theory and Practice Course
Caitlin Pyle, the brains behind Proofread Anywhere, has earned full-time income proofreading since 2012. Today she teaches other aspiring proofreaders how to do the same. The full cost of her course is $397 and includes access to eight different modules that will show you everything you need to know about proofreading and starting your own proofreading business. This course also comes with a ton of bonuses like a freelancer tax guide, a mindset mastery guide, and lots more.
12. Savvy System: Launch Your VA Biz From Scratch
One of the most popular work-from-home jobs you can do is that of a virtual assistant. But, if you’ve researched pay rates for these jobs, many remote companies pay pretty low wages. However, you can start your own VA business and earn excellent money. If you have expertise in writing, marketing, video editing, running ads, researching keywords, and more, you can easily earn $40-$60 per hour!
If you’re interested in starting a virtual assistant (VA) business, check out Abbey Ashley’s Savvy System. This online course includes everything you need to start and grow your VA business from the ground up.
The course contains 14 easy-to-follow lessons, templates, scripts, and assignments. You’ll also get bonuses like monthly accountability calls, proposal reviews, access to a private Facebook Group, and lots more.
- 1: Welcome to the Savvy System
- 2: Discover Your Skillset
- 3: Pricing and Packages
- 4: Brand Academy
- 5: Processes and Assets
- 6: Payments, Invoicing, and Taxes
- 7: Legalities
- 8: Marketing 101
- 9: The Ultimate Marketing Plan
- 10: Web Development 101
- 11: The Virtual Assistant Lifestyle
- 12: Raising Your Prices
- 13: Building a Team
- 14: What’s Next?
The Savvy System Lite is $997 or 12 payments of $97 – which gives you lifetime access to the program. She also has two other tiers with many extras, including the Savvy System Pro for $1,497 and the Savvy System Ultimate for $2,997. She also has a 7-day money-back guarantee on the Lite program and a 30-day money-back guarantee on the Pro and Ultimate programs.
13. Work-From-Home Doing Voice Overs
Julie Eickhoff has been working from her home doing voice-over work since 2011, and now she’s teaching others how to do the same. In this seven-part work-at-home course, you’ll learn what equipment and skills you’ll need, where to find voice-over work, how to run your business, and access to a free Facebook Group. After you complete the course, Julie will give you a free voice review. The course cost is $297, or there is a monthly payment plan of $37.50 for eight months.
One Last Word About Work-at-Home Courses
To be successful with any of these work-at-home courses and careers, you’re going to need a laptop and internet connection to complete your coursework. You also have to dedicate time to your studies and put in the effort to complete the assignments. Success is not going to happen overnight, and to be blunt, it’s not always going to be easy.
But if you’re willing to put in the hard work, complete the lessons, and work all the way through the course — you can be successful. If you’re looking for an “easy way out,” this list of work-at-home courses is not for you.
And don’t forget about books! Books are an inexpensive way to invest in your self-development! Here is a list of the best books for making money!
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Originally published on August 15, 2016. Content updated on February 2023.
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