The 134 Best Udemy Courses for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, and Side Hustlers: All Just $15 This Week w/ No Promo Code Needed!

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best udemy courses for entrepreneursAre you inspired to make a renewed investment in education?

One of the best places to do that is Udemy.com, a worldwide marketplace of instructors and students.

We’ve covered Udemy on Side Hustle Nation before, but mostly from the teacher’s point of view. In fact, it can be a powerful side hustle platform for earning passive income, as Scott Britton, Rob Cubbon, Phil Ebiner, and even myself have discovered.

But today I want to share some of the top courses on Udemy for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side hustlers.

How do I know? These are the courses that Side Hustle Nation readers have purchased in the past year, thanks to the magic of affiliate link tracking.

Disclosure: Speaking of affiliate links, this post is full of ’em.

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I’m confident you’ll find something on this list you’ve been meaning to learn about to take your business to new heights this year.

The Top 10 Udemy Courses for Side Hustlers and Entrepreneurs

1. Online Marketing Business: Create Your Agency, Step-by-Step

Learn how to:

  • Get your first client (and first paycheck).
  • Create a profitable business from day one.
  • Find and hire great staff to do the work for you.
  • Set up systems to run the business from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • Scale the business and free your time up for other pursuits.

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Sean Marshall

Social Proof: 440 reviews, 4.5-stars, 5,300 students

Sample Review: “This course offers valuable, actionable advice. The instructor actually seems to want to help you, unlike other digital marketing courses where instructors put a lot of emphasis on promoting themselves and their affiliate products.”


2. An Entire MBA in 1 Course: Award-Winning Business School Prof

Learn how to:

  • Get many customers by using the best networking tool!
  • Raise a lot of money quickly.
  • Present to investors and customers like a boss : )
  • Communicate the right way in business so that you don’t waste time.
  • Network and get a meeting with anyone..
  • Analyze entire markets and companies from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.
  • Understand how taxes work (don’t worry this section is not boring)!
  • Protect your family and assets in case your business gets sued.
  • And much more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Chris Haroun

Social Proof: 15,000 reviews, 4.5-stars, 134,000 students

Sample Review: “Just an amazing course and value for the money. You can feel the amount of effort put in by the author, plus the passion and the practicality with which he covers all the topics. Hats off!!


3. eBay Drop Shipping Guide with No Inventory – Work From Home

Learn how to:

  • Source inventory for drop shipping.
  • Start a drop shipping store within a few hours.
  • Learn the formulas to making profits.
  • Create systems for self sustainability.
  • Earn money from your new skills.

Sticker Price: $195

Instructor: David Vu

Social Proof: 6500 reviews, 4.6-stars, 30,000 students

Sample Review: “I took a gamble and bought the course. Now, I’ve made my first few sales and I’m really seeing the potential. If you’re serious about creating a new source of income, this course will get you there.”


4. How I Hit #1 on Google: The 2018 Complete SEO Course

Learn how to:

  • Improve conversions 100% by increasing the speed of your site.
  • Optimize every post/page on your site so that Google sees your content as high-quality, authoritative and informative.
  • Build links from high SEO visibility sites.
  • Put your links and site on the 1st page of Google every time.
  • Create 240+ backlinks for your local business today.
  • Go viral with two amazing plugins and one proven strategy.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $195

Instructor: Matt Jensen

Social Proof: 1300 reviews, 4.3-stars, 19,000 students

Sample Review: “This Course is F#$%&ng AMAZING! Easy [things] anyone can implement – FREE. Can’t say enough good things about this course! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!”


5. Alibaba – How To Succeed at Importing Products

Learn how to:

  • Pick products that resell for BIG margins.
  • Import products direct from manufacturers overseas using Alibaba.
  • Get manufacturers to use your OEM logos and designs on packaging.
  • Communicate and negotiate effectively with manufacturers regarding quality and price.
  • Identify reliable factories and know how to avoid scammers.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $90

Instructor: Larry VanDenHandel

Social Proof: 1000 reviews, 4.4-stars, 11,000 students

Sample Review: “I definitely would’ve made some big mistakes on Alibaba if I didn’t take this course! The information provided here was really helpful, and I definitely feel more confident now using the Alibaba site. I’ve already started contacting suppliers, without feeling uneasy or nervous about what to say or how to negotiate. Thank you!


6. Copywriting secrets – How to write copy that sells

Learn how to:

  • Structure and write compelling sales copy.
  • Apply the power of emotional drivers, even when writing in a B2B environment.
  • Write powerful calls to action.
  • Craft professional press releases that get published.
  • Use the power of words to generate more sales leads.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $90

Instructor: Len Smith

Social Proof: 1400 reviews, 4.6-stars, 21,000 students

Sample Review: “A course I will refer to time and again. So many useful nuggets of information.


7. Kindle Launch Plan: Publish and Market an Amazon Bestseller

Learn how to:

  • Choose your Amazon keywords and categories.
  • Format your book for Kindle.
  • Collect pre-launch reviews.
  • Orchestrate a massive social media launch effort.
  • Set your book up to make passive income for months and years down the road.

Sticker Price: $195

Instructor: Nick Loper (that’s me!)

Social Proof: 220 reviews, 4.5-stars, 3,900 students

Sample Review: “I can’t recommend this course enough. I followed Nick’s instructions closely and my book reached #1 in multiple categories, as well as #80 in the top 100 Free Kindle Books! If you’ve never published or are looking for a better publishing strategy, this course is for you.


8. Ultimate Google AdWords Course- Stop SEO & Win With PPC!

Learn how to:

  • Drive consistent traffic to your website or landing page.
  • Develop your own profitable ad campaign.
  • Effectively advertise your products or services online.
  • Use remarketing to reach previous website visitors.
  • Set up conversion tracking so you know exactly what’s working and what’s not.

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Isaac Rudansky

Social Proof: 12,400 reviews, 4.8-stars, 54,000 students

Sample Review: “Teaching is an art, and Isaac seems to be the Leonardo da Vinci of teaching! This was a great course. It had good and detailed flow of topics, from basic to slightly advanced levels; along with actual implementation examples.


9. How to Start an Amazon FBA Store on a Tight Budget

Learn how to:

  • Source profitable inventory.
  • Measure the sales volume for existing products.
  • Create the “perfect” Amazon listing for high rankings.
  • Find low competition products and niches.

Sticker Price: $155

Instructor: Theo McArthur

Social Proof: 2,500 reviews, 4.7-stars, 12,000 students

Sample Review: “Amazing course. I’ve already purchased some product from AliExpress and creating a gameplan following Theo’s exact instructions. Excited and confident for what’s to come! 110% recommend to anyone wanting to get into Amazon FBA.”


10. The Complete Digital Marketing Course – 12 Courses in 1

Learn how to:

  • Market your own business from scratch.
  • Take advantage of the latest platforms and technologies.
  • Transition into a new career path or earn extra money with your newfound skills.

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Rob Percival, Daragh Walsh

Social Proof: 16,000 reviews, 4.4-stars, 114,000 students

Sample Review: “As the name suggests, the course covers almost all the basic fundamentals of Digital marketing. A must-have course for aspiring digital marketers. I even recommend the course to those not related to the marketing stream.”


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The rest of this page is organized by category in alphabetical order, not necessarily by popularity. The courses with the large “hero graphics” in each category are the ones I saw ordered most often.

You can browse the entire list or use this clickable Table of Contents to quickly jump to the subject you want:

Happy learning!


Affiliate Marketing and Niche Sites

Affiliate marketing is one of my favorite side hustles and one of the income streams that helps me make a living from home.

ClickBank Success – Affiliate Marketing Without A Website

Learn how to:

  • Select the right affiliate products to promote.
  • Build profitable ad campaigns without needing your own website.
  • Optimize your promotional performance.

Sticker Price: $195

Instructor: KC Tan

Social Proof: 2600 reviews, 4.5-stars, 15,000 students

Sample Review: “I’ve learned so much with this course! KC Tan is an excellent instructor. He covers all the bases. I’ve made money using this method.”

Learn How to Build High Quality Affiliate Websites

Learn how to:

  • Build a high quality site with confidence.
  • Promote affiliate products in a variety of ways.

Sticker Price: $95

Instructor: Andrew Williams

Social Proof: 500 reviews, 4.6-stars, 3500 students

Sample Review: “I wish I could give more than 5 stars because this course deserves more stars. I have learned a lot by taking this course. I was able to complete two websites making them look half way decent because I used what was taught to create the websites in a matter of days.”


Airbnb

Airbnb may be the poster child for a disruptive service in the peer-to-peer economy. If you have more space than you need, you could be sitting on a pile of extra cash.

New to Airbnb? Get $30 off your first stay.

Mastering Airbnb | Learn from SF’s top host, 100+ lectures

How to Create an Empire on Airbnb without Owning a Home


Amazon FBA and Ecommerce

Without a doubt, ecommerce powered by Amazon FBA is the hottest side hustle of the year. We’ve heard from some massively successful sellers like Andy Slamans and Will Mitchell on the podcast, and I’ve slowly been dabbling in this business model myself.

Start an Online Business on Amazon FBA, Dropship, Wholesale

Learn how to:

  • Find Drop-Ship or Wholesale Suppliers from my Personal Supplier List of over 1,700 Vendors!
  • Sell across multiple marketplaces (Amazon, Ebay, Sears, Rakuten/Buy.com, NewEggMall, Houzz, Overstock, Shop.com, and more!
  • Sell Internationally (From the US overseas, and from Europe, Asia, Africa and more into the US or around the globe!)
  • Automate your inventory management (using FREE files that I provide with course), so that you can save precious hours that you could be dedicating to other business tasks.
  • Learn how you can carve out a “niche” for your business in order to become an expert in a specific product category!
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $20

Instructor: Anthony Monfet

Social Proof: 600 reviews, 4.4-stars, 14,000 students

Sample Review: “I’ve purchased 9 courses relating to selling on Amazon and e-commerce – all have been 5 star quality, however this is the most comprehensive and lays out the ENTIRE process.

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

Private Label Products: Create Brands & Sell with Amazon FBA

Amazon FBA – How to Private Label Products & EARN Income!

Amazon FBA Launch: Faster Rankings, Reviews, and Sales

Online Sourcing Made Easy

Arbitrage and Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) Program

Online Arbitrage – Buy Products Online to Resell


App Development

App sales and development continue to be hot side business, as Carter Thomas explained on The Side Hustle Show last year.

Essential Guide To Making Apps Without Prior Experience

Learn how to:

  • Make money with apps and almost no investment.
  • Choose profitable niches and target audiences.
  • Get inspiration for app ideas.
  • Create and manage a team that works for you.
  • Optimize applications for searches in the app stores.
  • Market the apps for free to boost downloads.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $175

Instructor: Diego Guajardo

Social Proof: 250 reviews, 4.3-stars, 6,900 students

Sample Review: “This course covers all the bases and is a great primer for getting into the app business. I’ll come back to it often. Diego doesn’t deliver dry theory but rather gives actionable steps for a non-techie like me to follow.

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

Running a Mobile App Dev Business: The Complete Guide


Blogging

I see a big paradox when it comes to blogging. On the one hand, I’m clearly a fan, having written more than 1000 posts and continuing to add more each month. But on the other hand, blogging can be a tough business model to crack.

Even though people like Rosemarie keep proving me wrong, if you want to start a blog, be prepared for a long slow road before you see any serious income from it.

 

Blog Blueprint: How to Turn Blogging Into a Career

Learn how to:

  • Create a blog using WordPress.
  • Decide on a domain name for their blog that fits your niche and your goals.
  • Write awesome articles that people can’t wait to read.
  • Build your email list.
  • Monetize your site with several different income strategies.

Sticker Price: $195

Instructor: Daniel Boehm

Social Proof: 1000 reviews, 4.5-stars, 11,000 students

Sample Review: “This course is fantastic. I have taken other similar courses but this one has topics that I have never heard before. The content is very well organized and helpful. I highly recommend it to any person that is starting a blog or already have one.

Related: I have a free 6-part video series on how to start a blog.

Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional Writer

Learn how to:

  • Dramatically improve your writing quality in just days.
  • Make your blog articles more professional.
  • Make your writing stand out from the competition.

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Shari Raja

Social Proof: 4500 reviews, 4.3-stars, 63,000 students

Sample Review: “The course is insightful, to the point and useful. The instructor uses real world examples, points out good, better and best ways to re-structure ideas.

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

A Lifestyle/Fashion Enthusiast’s Guide to Blogging by Mimi G

Blogging Home Business: Successful Blog & Passive Income

Blogging to Freedom: Create Your Independence with Blogging

The Podcast Blueprint


eBay

I’ve never used eBay for much more than selling random stuff around the house, but it’s one of the most common side businesses to start.

Anywhere you can find a huge marketplace of buyers, there’s room to put your products up for sale and see what happens.

The Complete eBay Course – eBay from Beginner to Advanced


Entrepreneurship

How to Come Up with Killer Business Ideas: Complete Workshop

Learn how to:

  • Generate business ideas that are insightful and actionable
  • Analyze 4 different sections of the business value chain for potential opportunities
  • Understand the 5 different types of core innovation and how to apply them
  • How to objectively assess your skills, passions, hobbies, & interests
  • Use advanced techniques like disintermediation, local modifiers, market enablers to craft ideas
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $170

Instructor: Evan Kimbrell

Social Proof: 1000 reviews, 4.4-stars, 43,000 students

Sample Review: “This is an eye-opening course for anyone who wants to know how to develop an idea for business. I am very happy I took this course. It’s really worth way more money than he charges.”

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

Start A Business You Love. Idea to Income in Thirty Days.

How To Become The Go-To Authority In Your Industry

How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Idea Validation: From Idea to Paying Customer in One Day

Entrepreneurship 2.0 – The Elite Online Business Blueprint

Home Business: The Complete CPA Marketing Course

How to Work Online with Arbitrage, Affiliates, and More


Etsy

Etsy is another big-time marketplace to put your “buy buttons” on, especially if you’ve got an artsy-crafty side waiting to shine.

Etsy 101: Set Up a Shop and Promote It on Social Media

Learn how to:

  • Create an attractive etsy listing that sells.
  • Start selling on etsy.
  • Market your product.
  • Increase sales conversions of your existing or future products.

Sticker Price: $50

Instructor: Justin OBrien

Social Proof: 127 reviews, 4.5-stars, 3,100 students

Sample Review: “Really glad I took this very thorough and comprehensive course. The pace was just right without the unnecessary jargon. The tutor covers a lot of ground with a clear voice. Lots of supporting PDFs to refer to. Excellent training.”


Freelancing

No doubt freelancing or selling some sort of service is the fastest way to earn side hustle cash.

Seth Godin’s Freelancer Course*

Learn how to:

  • Make your work unique, create a well-known brand, and find clients.
  • Increase demand for your products or services.
  • Turn professional and make a commitment to finding better clients and doing better work.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $50

Instructor: Seth Godin

Social Proof: 3500 reviews, 4.6-stars, 22,000 students

Sample Review: “This is compulsory training for any freelancer, or professional, who wants to step out from mediocrity.

*Note: Unfortunately, Seth’s course is not eligible for any Udemy price promotions.

Copywriting – become a Freelance Copywriter, your own boss

Learn how to:

  • Draft killer sales copy.
  • Attract clients to your new website and get the job.
  • Build an awesome portfolio.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $90

Instructors: Len Smith and Sean Kaye

Social Proof: 850 reviews, 4.4-stars, 24,000 students

Sample Review: “Simply amazing. This course is well produced, spoken and shot. Len Smith knows (knew) his stuff. From beginner to novice, this simple course has more information than you can learn in 3 sittings. Repeat value and always worth another look.

Upwork Freelancing – The Ultimate Guide

Learn how to:

  • Set up your Upwork profile the right way.
  • Attract the best clients and the most lucrative jobs.
  • Get your bids noticed and win more jobs.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $100

Instructor: Tim Hallowell

Social Proof: 280 reviews, 4.5-stars, 1,700 students

Sample Review: “Tim is the man! This course contain lots of useful tips and a general overview of how Upwork actually works, and that’s perfect for newbies as well as for experienced freelancers. Thank you, Tim!

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

Start and Run a Successful Web Design Business from Home

Social Media Management – The Complete Manager Bootcamp


Fun Stuff

I didn’t really know where else to categorize these but they look like pretty fun courses!

Reselling Gift Cards – Work from Home – Lifestyle Business

Learn how to:

  • Make an income reselling gift cards.
  • Find the best cards to buy and which ones to stay clear away from to make serious part time or full time profits.
  • Master the specific techniques and strategies on where and how to sell gift cards for the highest profits.

Sticker Price: $95

Instructor: David Vu

Social Proof: 300 reviews, 4.0-stars, 3000 students

Sample Review: “Making money immediately, give it 3+ months to establish yourself as gift card buyer in your area.

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

Food Tour Business: How to Create Your Own Culinary Tour


Health and Productivity

Here are a few courses to improve your overall health, happiness, and productivity. It’s all about getting the most life out of our lives and the best results from our efforts, right?

Become a SuperLearner 2: Learn Speed Reading and Boost Memory

Learn how to:

  • Triple your reading speed with above-average comprehension.
  • Learn anything faster and more effectively.
  • Improve your memory and brain power.

Sticker Price: $145

Instructor: Jonathan Levi

Social Proof: 6900 reviews, 4.5-stars, 55,000 students

Sample Review: “Life changing. So far my memory techniques have completely changed 180 degrees thanks to this course. I was able to study for a major board exam with the techniques and it worked extremely well. Would definitely recommend!”

Become a SpeedDemon: Productivity Tricks to Have More Time

Learn how to:

  • Use cutting edge hacks to improve productivity at work.
  • Kill your bad habits that are costing you hours every day.
  • Carve out time for the things that matter most.
  • Get better results for your efforts.

Sticker Price: $95

Instructor: Jonathan Levi

Social Proof: 1400 reviews, 4.4-stars, 20,000 students

Sample Review: “This course is AWESOME!! Even though I’ve been researching about productivity for some time now, this course but several of those ideas in order and with a concrete way for putting them into practice. There were also some golden nuggets that I’m taking out of this course which makes it totally worth it.”

Learn Optimal Sleep to Improve Your Health, Energy, and Mind

Learn how to:

  • Get quality sleep and wake up with more energy.
  • Create an evening routine to “shut down” your body and mind.
  • Create an optimal resting environment for your best sleep ever.

Sticker Price: $195

Instructor: Scott Britton

Social Proof: 500 reviews, 4.3-stars, 22,000 students

Sample Review: “The course is filled with practical tips that will help you improve your sleep quality. Sleep is a critical factor in health and happiness, so take this course to level up your sleep!”

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

Tools to Double Your Online Productivity In a Month!

Complete Gmail Course

Learn Close Combat Training: Military Hand-To-Hand Combat

Sounds True’s Freedom to Choose Something Different, Part 1

Learn how to save your life in 60 minutes using self defense

The Art of Less Doing – Make Everything in Life Easier

Speed Reading Mastery: Double Your Reading Speed In 30 Days

Networking Mastery 2016


Investing

I find investing to be a fascinating topic, even though I tend to be pretty risk averse. Once you earn some money, what’s the best way to make it grow and eventually work for you?

I mostly stick with index funds and dividend stocks, but I’ll be playing around with some alternative investments this year and will be sure to report back on the results.

How to Evaluate Real Estate Investment Opportunties

Learn how to:

  • Find and evaluate profitable real estate deals.
  • Understand professional real estate investment strategies.
  • Raise capital for your real estate deals.
  • Calculate the revenue possibilities of Airbnb rental units.
  • Confidently evaluate the return potential of an investment.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Symon He

Social Proof: 1600 reviews, 4.6-stars, 19,000 students

Sample Review: “Love the overview and building from the ground up. Outstanding demonstration of measures of return and when/why to use them. This course will pay for itself a hundredfold!

Options Trading – How to Win with Weekly Options

Learn how to:

  • Trade options with a consistent strategy to produces regular “paydays.”
  • Win over 85% of your options trades.
  • Reduce your risk and maximize profits.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $115

Instructor: Jeff Tompkins

Social Proof: 1300 reviews, 4.2-stars, 8,300 students

Sample Review: “Very straight forward, with specific risk control suggestions. May be a little much for individuals with no option experience, but the specific rules would allow a newbie to paper trade for a while to get the hang of it. Well done!”

The Complete Dividend Investing Course: A Proven Approach

Learn how to:

  • Pick high income stocks.
  • Evaluate a company’s financial strength.
  • Build your passive income machine.
  • Take advantage of “double compounding” to maximize your profits.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Wealthy Education

Social Proof: 160 reviews, 4.4-stars, 3100 students

Sample Review: “Informative course that teaches how to invest in companies that pay dividends. Well explained the core strategy and helped me get started by providing a walkthrough guide. The material is very helpful.”

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

Black Algo Trading: Build Your Trading Robot


Marketing

If these don’t strike your fancy, there’s some more marketing stuff filed under the Social Media category below.

Marketing Strategy to Reach 1,000,000 People! SEO & Social Media

Learn how to:

  • Create a winning marketing strategy for your business.
  • Ethically get your site ranking well in Google.
  • Build a huge social media following.
  • Get publicity and press coverage for your business.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Alex Genadinik

Social Proof: 600 reviews, 4.7-stars, 10,000 students

Sample Review: “This course is amazing. There’s absolutely no marketing topic that Alex has not covered and you can be assured that he will not waste even a single minute of yours. He is fast in what he has to say and gives good SEO and marketing tips.”

The Complete List Building Course: All Levels

Learn how to:

  • Generate a list of 10,000+ subscribers in no time.
  • Pick the most lucrative and hottest niches.
  • Harness the power of solo ads.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructors: Sandor Kiss and Rob Montgomery

Social Proof: 300 reviews, 4.5-stars, 5,600 students

Sample Review: “This truly is a amazing course, basically it’s like a Four Year degree in Affiliate Marketing . It’s also evergreen , what this teaches is not something that will be obsolete in the years to come.”

Side Hustles Also Bought:

Branding You: How to Build Your Multimedia Internet Empire

Webinar Success: Broadcast Live Webinars Like a Professional

WordPress Marketing: Powerful WordPress Plugins for Business

65 Actionable Branding Strategies: 3X Your Marketing Efforts


Merch by Amazon

Without a doubt, Amazon’s print on demand Merch service is one of my favorite new side hustles. Just come up with clever sayings on seasonal on trending topics, upload your designs, and Amazon handles the rest.

Advanced: Make and Sell Custom Shirts Using Merch by Amazon

Learn how to:

  • Create a Merch by Amazon account.
  • Understand the digital file requirements for shirt designs.
  • Use the Merch by Amazon platform to create your own shirt designs available for sale on Amazon.
  • Become familiar with all of the Merch by Amazon account settings
  • Create your own Amazon aStore to market their Merch by Amazon shirts.

Sticker Price: $95

Instructor: Chris Green

Social Proof: 650 reviews, 4.4-stars, 16,000 students

Sample Review: “This is a fantastic course. It covers all the key concepts one would need to be successful on this new Amazon platform. Some of the extra lessons on how to find shirt ideas really sparked my creativity.


Photo, Graphics, and Video

Here’s an area I could definitely use some help with!

Learn Photoshop, Web Design & Profitable Freelancing

Learn how to:

  • Use Adobe Photoshop like a pro.
  • Turn those skills into paying clients.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Cristian Doru Barin

Social Proof: 1400 reviews, 4.6-stars, 13,000 students

Sample Review: “Best course from the best web designer , I learned how to make money by creating websites and this is what he promised. After the first half of the course I quit my job and started making web designs full time.”

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

Premiere Pro CC for Beginners: Updated for 2018!

The Platform’s Biggest & Most Popular Photoshop Course

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6: The Complete Video Editing Course

How to Learn Illustrator by Designing Awesome Logos

After Effects CC: Complete Course from Novice to Expert


Public Speaking

I did my first “grown up” speaking engagements the past couple years, and like anything else, it’s a skill to practice and improve upon each time I’m stage.

Become Better and Funnier at Public Speaking

Learn how to:

  • Craft and tell an engaging and funny story.
  • Use effective memory techniques so you don’t “forget your lines” and freeze.
  • Replicate the techniques of the best TED speakers.
  • Use strategies from stand-up comedy to hold an audience’s interest.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $95

Instructor: David Nihill

Social Proof: 580 reviews, 4.5-stars, 11,000 students

Sample Review: “The instructor did an amazing job in teaching this course. He clearly is experienced in the subject and was able to convey the material in a very engaging manner. I have taken many Udemy courses and can honestly say this is one of the best courses I have taken!!”


Self-Publishing

Self-publishing is another one of my favorite side hustles and I’ve got a few new book ideas bouncing around in my head for this year.

How To Become a Bestselling Author on Amazon Kindle

Learn how to:

  • Identify the most profitable and suitable niche for your book.
  • Research and use your competitors to your advantage.
  • Write a perfect Kindle title.
  • Create a perfect Kindle cover.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Tom Corson-Knowles

Social Proof: 950 reviews, 4.5-stars, 35,000 students

Sample Review: “This instructor has more than exceeded my expectations with his useful experience and knowledge. He could have easily charged $2000.00 or more for this course.” 

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

Self-Publish Your Children’s Book – From Start to Finish

Reverse Engineer Riveting Fiction and Write Best Selling Books


SEO

Need to figure out how to get your site to the top of the search engines? These courses have got you covered.

Complete SEO Training + SEO for WordPress Websites

Learn how to:

  • Rank your website #1 in Google.
  • Make your website load in less than half a second.
  • Identify the most important SEO ranking factors.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructors: Arun Nagarathanam, and Sharomena Aarthi

Social Proof: 1300 reviews, 4.3-stars, 15,000 students

Sample Review: “This course has a lot of useful information. I came out of it with a lot of things that I need to do to clean up my site and I can’t wait to see the results. This instructor is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend this course to anyone who manages a Web site.”

Side Hustlers Also Bought:

The Complete SEO Course – Rank Your Website in Google Easily


Social Media

Ahh social media: the great time suck… wait, I mean the best place to connect with your audience and drive traffic back to your site!

Instagram Marketing: A Step-By-Step to 10,000 Real Followers

Learn How To:

  • Have a powerful Instagram account setup for your Business!
  • Attract 10,000 real targeted followers to your Instagram account!
  • Convert your new Instagram followers to long-term loyal paying customers who love your business!

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: BenJamin Wilson

Social Proof: 660 reviews, 4.5-stars, 7500 students

Sample Review: “This is probably the best Instagram Marketing course I have ever invested in. There was so much more detail than I expected. Also so much more than just learning about optimised and effective advertising strategies but so many social media growth strategies. Very comprehensive.”

Facebook Ads & Facebook Marketing Mastery Guide 2017

Learn How To:

  • Connect with new audiences and reduce ad costs.
  • Use the latest and most advanced features of Facebook ads.
  • Track conversions to profitably grow your business.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Justin OBrien

Social Proof: 5800 reviews, 4.6-stars, 43,000 students

Sample Review: “This is an AMAZING FB advertising course. I’m really happy to have found this, instructor experience is priceless, totally practical and real-life examples. Honestly, you can become a talented Facebook advertiser if you go through the course and follow the techniques exposed there.”

Social Media Marketing 2017 – Complete Certificate Course

Learn:

  • The foundations of social media.
  • How to fully audit your organization.
  • How to plan goals and create a vision.
  • How to map out your social media strategy.
  • The basics of Youtube, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, and blogging.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $100

Instructor: SO ME Academy

Social Proof: 5700 reviews, 4.3-stars, 36,000 students

Sample Review: “This course is very helpful and constructive. The resource material provided acts as a great guide to create your own social media strategy. Prompt responses to queries and engaging content and graphics makes it a course worth opting for.

Social Media Marketing – Learn PPC on 10+ Platforms

Learn how to:

  • Create optimized ads on all social media platforms.
  • Automate your social posting with IFTTT.
  • Capture the power of Pinterest promoted pins.
  • Drive traffic from Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more!

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Justin OBrien

Social Proof: 2000 reviews, 4.5-stars, 21,000 students

Sample Review: “I like the content so much that I am going through it a second time. It really covers a lot of ground in many different social mediums. I learned a lot of cool little hacks as well to streamline posting time and to get more attention.

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Software and Technology

Need to brush up on your tech skills or master a new software program? These courses can help you do it.

Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch

Learn:

  • Ethical hacking and penetration testing from an experienced IT professional!
  • Tips for remaining anonymous in hacking and penetration testing activities.
  • How to use these skills to get a better job and make money online as a freelancer.
  • How to secure and protect any network from hackers and loss of data.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $195

Instructor: Zaid Sabih

Social Proof: 12,000 reviews, 4.6-stars, 83,000 students

Sample Review: “Definitely a must for those wanting to learn how to get into penetration testing!”

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Teaching Online

And of course no Udemy list would be complete without at least mentioning the plethora of Udemy courses on the oh-so-meta-topic of how to earn money on Udemy.

Udemy Masters: Online Course Creation – Unofficial

Learn how to:

  • Create online courses that will actually sell
  • Launch successfully, even if you don’t have an audience.
  • Design an engaging and high-quality course.
  • Build an automated sales funnel to sell your course while you sleep.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $50

Instructor: Phil Ebiner

Social Proof: 400 reviews, 4.7-stars, 2800 students

Sample Review: “This is a good course which takes you through the basics. I like the fact that Phil started out just the same as everyone else and built his way up. This means Phil is able to share his personal experiences, including the things he didn’t get right. This is a sure time-saver for novices like me!

Online Course Creation – Udemy MasterClass – Unofficial

Learn how to:

  • Substantially increase your Udemy earnings.
  • Understand why people would buy your course – with this knowledge you can increase your student numbers considerably.
  • Use a “magic word” for amazing Udemy success.
  • Increase your Udemy student numbers many times over.
  • Price your course for the highest earnings.
  • Interact with your students.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $195

Instructor: John Colley

Social Proof: 100 reviews, 4.6-stars, 2500 students

Sample Review: “John’s course offers practical advise that’s easy to implement. I very much enjoyed his teaching style, too! He gets down to business and tells you like it is. I’ll be putting his tips to use as I launch my first course.

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Web Design and Development

If you need a custom site built and don’t want to outsource it — or you want to hone your skills as a freelance web developer — you’ve got options here.

The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

Learn how to:

  • Develop a website or app for your business.
  • Make beautiful, interactive websites.
  • Develop mobile applications
  • Earn money from your new skills.

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Rob Percival

Social Proof: 29,000 reviews, 4.6-stars, 145,000 students (whoa!!)

Sample Review: “The course is very comprehensive, very well structured and explained. Rob is absolutely professional and there is a lot of support from the community.

The Web Developer Bootcamp

Learn how to:

  • Make REAL web applications using cutting-edge technologies
  • Create a complicated yelp-like application from scratch.
  • Write your own browser-based game.
  • Create static HTML and CSS portfolio sites and landing pages.
  • Think like a developer. Become an expert at Googling code questions!
  • Create complex HTML forms with validations.
  • Write web apps with full authentication.
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Colt Steele

Social Proof: 48,000 reviews, 4.7-stars, 207,000 students

Sample Review: “Very in-depth and comprehensive course for beginners. Colt is an excellent instructor with a passion for teaching, who does a great job at taking you step by step: from not knowing anything about coding, to having the confidence and knowledge in-order to start developing your own website. I truly enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone in a heart-beat!!

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Your Turn

Have you taken any of these Udemy courses? Any favorites you’d add to the list?

Leave a comment below and let me know!

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39 thoughts on “The 134 Best Udemy Courses for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, and Side Hustlers: All Just $15 This Week w/ No Promo Code Needed!

  1. I LOVE UDEMY.

    Have gotten access to some amazing courses there and it really helped me improve my business and get some great ideas as well. Will check out the courses, thanks for sharing ;)

  2. This is awesome Nick! Perfect timing too! I’ve been looking to take my hustling to a bigger level to destroy my mortgage, the eBay one sounds very intriguing as I already utilize eBay for many thrift flips etc…Keep it up!

  3. Any recommendations for courses on how to build an online business for energy deregulation companies? This is a GREAT post – thank you! I’ve bookmarked at least 5 courses to buy before the deal goes away.

  4. Thanks for sharing this great deal Nick, I bought 4 different courses thanks to you! This is so awesome! I got one on copywriting by Len Smith, another on Social Media management, and 2 on iOS development. This is great stuff that’s really going to help me in my side hustling! Thanks again!

  5. I actually had the team at Udemy help me compile this list of their top web dev courses, given the ratings and the number of students enrolled. Because there are so many to choose from! :)

  6. Great post. I have a quick question for you….do you know how long you have to take a course that you purchase on Udemy? I’d like to buy about 10 of them, but want to make sure they don’t expire too quickly.

    Also, great show. It’s the one I listen to religiously.

    Thanks Nick!!

  7. This was a very helpful post for me as I’ve been hungry for something, I had forgotten about Udemy. I purchased 10 courses, how could I not at $10.00 per, I’m excited to dig in and get the wheels turning.

  8. A great selection of courses! What I like most about this type of top lists is that even after the promo codes expire, you can still find great deals as Udemy often offers discounts. Having the list ready for the next discounts is extremely useful. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi.
    I am a big fan of your blog. I had read many of your great articles and learn great techniques and methods to do proper research. This information again is very interesting and all case studies are very inspiring.

  10. It’s always a beautiful feeling to build a business from the ground floor up when you’re struggling and gaining priceless knowledge along the way without learning in a traditional college classroom. This is why the side hustle will always rule over daytime employment.

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