This page showcases 50 online course examples to be inspired by!
We've focused on people teaching interesting & creative topics, to show that online courses are not just for people in business and marketing niches.
There are painters, musicians, travel bloggers, tattooists, goat keepers & more!
So take a look around, be inspired by what's possible & use it as inspiration for your own online course creation!
Who Makes Online Courses?
It's a common misconception that you need to be teaching business or online marketing to have success with online courses.
There are thousands of people out there teaching a whole range of skills like yoga, sewing, watercolor painting, baking, how to speak English..... and loads more, as you'll see below!
The interesting thing is, the sorts of people creating online courses is really varied.
Sure, there are some big-name internet marketing gurus like James Wedmore and Pat Flynn with successful online courses, but there are way more regular everyday people making their courses and seeing some great results.
The majority of people creating online courses:
- Aren't internet marketing gurus
- Aren't qualified teachers
- Aren't tech wizards
- Have never made an online course before
With the best online course platforms, the technology for making a course is really easy to use these days, so the field is wide open for anyone with a good idea to make a side or even full-time income teaching online.
50 Online Course Examples
Below is a list of 50 regular everyday people who have found success; earning money and sharing their passions through online courses.
The list is broken up into different niches and features a wide range of online course topics - proving that the option to create an online course is there for anyone with a passion and knowledge in their field.
1: Hobbies & Skills
2: Arts & Crafts
Create Your Own Online Course?
Learn how to start, create and scale your online course with Parker Walbeck (a regular guy earning $250k per month teaching online courses)
So there you have it: 50 online course success stories & examples of everyday people creating online courses on everything from doodling to playing the saxophone!
As you can see, creating an online course can be a fantastic opportunity for bloggers, business owners, and hobbyists to showcase and share their knowledge with their audience.
Each of the teachers listed above started their businesses with a passion and and a wish to share that passion with others.
By sharing this knowledge online, they have been able to showcase themselves as experts in their fields, build supportive communities and make some good income.
From painting to virtual reality game developers, online courses can turn a hobby into a career, and turn a small business into one that can generate six figure incomes.
The thing that all these people have in common is that they took action and decided to share their skills & knowledge with the world.
If you're feeling inspired and have something you want to teach in an online course, I have a number of articles on this site which can help. Here's a few to begin with:
- How To Create An Online Course (Ultimate Beginners Guide)
- How To Choose An Online Course Topic That Sells
- How To Validate Your Online Course Idea
- How To Choose Your Online Course Platform
If you'd like to see what online courses actually look like on the 3 most popular online course platforms, then check out some examples here: