In case you weren’t aware, e-courses are all the rage at the moment. Who doesn’t love the idea of learning something new, at home, in their pajamas? I know I do, and I’ve taken a handful of helpful e-courses in 2016 with many others in mind for 2017.
However, there is one problem with many work at home e-courses. They don’t necessarily fit everyone’s budget. In fact, some e-courses are thousands of dollars! While these e-courses are good and I’d recommend many of them if they’re in your budget, I do realize that not everyone can realistically afford the pricey ones.
So with that in mind, I’ve come up with a list of work at home related e-courses costing under $100. I’ve done my research and made sure these are all highly-rated e-courses covering several different work at home related topics prior to mentioning them here.
Many (but not all) are available on Udemy, which is basically a goldmine of affordable e-courses. Good luck!
General Work at Home
How to Find Legitimate Work at Home Jobs – $40 – This e-course was created by Alicia Washington, who blogs over at Homebased Mommie and Workers On Board. Her websites contain great information. This course covers everything from resume tips to actual companies that hire and how to ace interviews.
How to Become a Transcriptionist – $45 – This e-course is available on Udemy and currently has a 4.3 out of 5 stars, coming from over 30 student ratings. There is 1.5 hours of content with an overview of transcription, audio players, creating and editing transcripts, tips and tricks for applying to companies, and growing your career.
General Transcription: Theory & Practice – $97 – This e-course actually has three different “tiers” with the least expensive one being $97. The entire thing is $497 and it’s very detailed and high-quality. You can always upgrade later to the higher tiers, but it’s not required. For the first tier, you’ll learn transcription basics + punctuation knowledge necessary for transcription. The course can also help you brush up on your word use and punctuation skills.
Social Media Management
Become a Profitable Social Media Manager – $50 – This highly rated e-course contains 1.5 hours of content explaining what a social media manager does, the proof you’ll need to land clients, where to find clients, how to price and package your services, and the tools to use to help run your business smoothly.
Start a Social Media Management Business – $75 – One of the best-selling and highest-rated e-courses available now on Udemy for this topic. Per the course description, “This course takes you step-by-step through the process of establishing a credible social media management company. The same blueprint we used to start our own social media management company that has gone on to support global brands and organizations.”
Selling on eBay
Guide to Selling Products In Your Own eBay Shop – $40 – Very long e-course (compared to many others I’ve listed here) with 5 hours of content walking you through everything eBay related, including setting up your account, listing your first item, researching products to find what sells the best, and more. The author of the e-course will also add you to a private Facebook group for more help and support.
Selling on Amazon
Amazon FBA Private Label Products – $25 – This e-course focuses on selling private label products via Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon). The course has almost 5 stars out of over 400 ratings so far. There are four hours of content in the course, covering everything from picking good products to sell to taking high-quality photos of your products.
30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success – $75 – This e-course was created by Gina Horkey, a successful freelance writer and virtual assistant. The course has three pricing tiers, and $75 is the cheapest. For this price, you get the basics – 12 self-paced modules containing 3-7 lessons, end of module checklists and a quiz to make sure it all sinks in. In addition, there is a private Facebook group you will gain access to just for course students.
Write Your Way to $1K – $67 – This is an e-course created by Elna Cain, an occasional contributor here at Real Ways to Earn. She successfully built a freelance writing business from the ground up in six month’s time so she could stay at home with her children while still contributing financially. The least expensive pricing tier ($67) gets you 7 self-paced modules, 41 lessons, targeted exercises, ready-to-use templates, pitch archive, email swipe copy, the pitching handbook, enhanced video training, and also access to a private Facebook group for other e-course students.
Proofreading & Editing
Kickstart a Freelance Editor and Proofreader Career On Upwork – $40 – This e-course focuses on finding proofreading work on Upwork, a site I’ve reviewed before where you can bid on all sorts of freelance work. The course is newer, but it has a solid 5-star rating so far, out of eight reviews. Per the course description, you will, “Create an effective bid proposal cover letter to attract clients, win contracts with sound bidding principles, gain good ratings quickly to improve bidding chances, impress clients through simple editing philosophies and approaches, cultivate repeat clients for further business, fast-track your online editing and proofreading career, and avoid the typical mistakes that cost new freelancers money.”
Blog By Number – $47 – Blogging can definitely become a work at home job! I’ve been blogging for over six years now and my income has slowly increased during that time to six figures annually. However, you can’t just dive in and start seeing results right away. It takes a lot of work and it definitely helps if you have someone walk you through the process of setting up your blog, getting traffic to it, maintaining it, and making money.
This is where Suzi Whitford’s Blog By Number e-course comes in! There are a lot of very, very pricey blogging e-courses out there, but this one is just $47 and explains everything from getting your blog set up to making your very first dollar. I have had access to this course and as someone who blogs professionally, I feel like this is great info worth more than the $47 it costs.
Other Types Of Home Business Training
There are several other home business e-courses telling you how to start up a business and make money in all sorts of different ways. Here are a few you may want to check out:
- Wedding Photography Business – $20
- Dog Walking Business – $75
- T-Shirt Transfer Printing Business – $35
- Re-Selling Gift Cards – $95
- Home Daycare Business – $45
Want to See More Affordable E-Courses On Udemy?
Just visit the site and type “work from home” in search, or any other keywords you’re searching for courses on. There are thousands of courses, and many of them are well under $100. Some are even free!