Inspiring Courses: 50 Online Course Examples To Be Inspired By

Inspiring Courses: 50 Online Course Examples To Be Inspired By

This page showcases ​online course examples to be inspired by!

We've focussed 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!

1: Hobbies & Skills

Let's kick this off with my other business, GroCycle, which got me into online courses in the first place! We teach people all over the world how to grow mushroom​s.

Dave Fox is a global storyteller who's visited over 50 countries & teaches online courses on travel writing & travel journaling.

Lee Wasilenko is a game developer and virtual reality enthusiast who teaches how to make games for different virtual reality platforms

​Brendan Jackson ​teaches a comprehensive ​& popular online course​ about tattooing​, covering everything from basic techniques to advanced level body art.

​Deborah Niemann ​moved to the country and took up homesteading after her 1st child was born and now teaches online courses ​on raising goats.

​​After teaching traditional courses for many years, Guy Windsor brought his ​knowledge online as well with a series of courses on historic European ​martial arts.

​​​​Asad Chaudhry started ​a YouTube channel teaching card magic tricks, and after building a following he creating a ​collection of more in-depth online courses.

​​​This New York comedy venue has built an online course ​featuring some ​​of it's favourite comics teaching ​aspiring comedians how to ​​improve their standup​ acts.

Carolanne Caron helps triathletes & competitive swimmers reach their goals with online courses to improve freestyle and open water swimming.

​​​Rachel Smith has built a popular Youtube channel & online ​courses, ​helping ​ non-native​ speakers with the​ nuances of English pronunciation & conversation​s.

2: Arts & Crafts

​Cinnamon & Jason​ have created a thriving business based around ​children's dolls clothing designs &​ online courses in sewing, design & pattern making​.

​Ang​ela built a popular YouTube channel teaching watercolour painting techniques & now offers a series of more in-depth online courses teaching watercolour painting.

​Shannon Rogers started with a blog about traditional woodworking and ​with so much interest in the topic he then ​built a course ​on traditional handtool techniques.

​​After teaching live workshops for many years, David Kessler has brought his knowledge online with this course ​teaching how to create abstract paintings.

​After ​her 'Buddha Doodles' sketches took off online, Molly Kahn found many people interested in the idea of Mindful Drawing...so she created a popular course about it!​

​​​Jessica ​has more than 50 short and comprehensive courses teaching a wide range of ​subjects like Digital Scrapbooking​, DIY ​Photo Album Design & Photoshop for Kids.

​​​​​Inspired by watching Toy Story as a kid, McCoy Buck​ ​became an animator ​and, alongside his own creative work, he also teaches a range animation online ​courses.

​Diane Bleck teaches people how to unlock their creativity & bring their ieas to life through doodling and visual thinking.

​Mimi G started her blog as a hobby, and after her YouTube channel ​took off she launched a membership site with a series of courses teaching people how to sew.

​A self-taught cake maker, Darlene started a blog about her love for creating amazing cakes, which has grown into a collection of courses on cake decorati​on techniques.

3: Health

​​After a bout of ill health Peta Shulman set up ​a ​health food ​​business and has now branched out with an online course helping people transition to a whole food diet.

​Set up by a group of therapists eager to improve on the mental healthcare system, Healbright offers ​online courses ​covering a ​range of subjects in mental wellbeing​.

​​Steve Kamb has created a​ thriving community & se​t of courses focussed on helping self proclaimed 'nerds and average ​Joes' to loose weight, get fit & feel good.​

​​​Sally Twellmen has created a course ​helping people ​make big changes to their ​life & health ​through diet, meditation & cultivating a new m​indset.

​Long time friends Allison & Miche​lle have created this 12 day dairy detox course to help people get started with a vegan diet. 

​Deanne Love is a former primary school teacher turned hula hoop instructor teaching people all around the world h​o​w to spin a hoop for health & happiness.

​​After ​teaching ​in-person courses​, Helen Plass has now created ​a handful of online courses ​supporting women through​ pregnancy, birth & early motherhood.

​​A​fter many years ​in ​an Asian monester​y, and at the request of one of his teachers, Burgs ​moved back to the UK to teach meditation​ ​via retreats & online courses.

​​After overcoming fatique, exhaustion & depression through practising Qigong, Sifu Anthony Korahais now teaches a range of Qigong ​courses online​ to help others.

​Russel James ​teaches a range of beginner and advanced online courses on everything to do with raw food ​eating.

4: Lifestyle

​​​Mariah Pastell lives off grid ​in a mobile eco trailer and ​she has created an online course to help people downsize and transition to a simpler li​fe in tiny hom​e.

​Run by a team of nature enthusiasts, this school has a range of online courses focussed on nature connection, rewilding, foraging, tracking & more.

​​​The Denning family​, who ​'world school' their 7 kids as they travel ​the world, have created a series of courses on homeschooling, travel & inspiring the life you want.

​​​​Justin Rhodes built a popular homesteading Youtube channel ​and has now created a​​ ​membership site ​​with lessons on keeping chickens, bees, & permaculture ​​design.

​Bob & Audrey Meisner help married couples to find deeper connection, work through their problems & enjoy a fulfilling married life ​through their online courses.

​Hand in Hand have created a ​number of courses ​to ​assist parents in creating strong & loving connections with their children.

​A mother ​to 8 children, Jennifer Roskamp has mastered the art of living frugally and has a handful of online courses teaching people how to live happily ​with less money.

​​​Laura Morris has a YouTube channel and a series of 4 online course where she teaches people how to transfrom their home and life with Feng Shui.

​Jackie Nourse has been travelling for more than 15 years​ and, after building a popular podcast, ​she now has a course about ​how to plan​ & travel on a budget.

​​Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist has created a 12-week online course designed​ to help ​people own less, live more, and ​discover the life ​they want to live.

5: Music

​Rob teaches 2 online courses: one in percussion and another for aspiring ​musicians ​about how to successfully audition for orchestra jobs.

​Scott Levine has created an online ​course with more than 100+ hours of step by step lessons ​on how to play ​bass guitar & a range of different bass techniques.

​This online school teaches range of courses for music therapists, such as music therapy for autusim​ & music therapy ​to alleviate anxiety.

Bree Noble set up the female musician academy with lessons teaching women how to make a name for themselves in the Indie music industry.

​A complete look at​ the production process from a song's beginning (songwriting and pre-production) to its completion (editing, mixing, and mastering).

​A highly s​ought after vocal ​coach, David Lee Brewer has ​​created an online course to make his t​eaching ​available to ​more people than he could ever work 1-on-1 with.

​Created by​ music teacher David Brown, this online school teaches everything you need to learn to play the piano, from beginner to advanced.

​​​Jane Cavannah​ has taught the flute ​for more than 22 years and has brought her expertise online with a series of courses on different ​​flute techniques.

​​​Henrique De Almeida is an expert drummer who has created a library of online courses for new and professional drummers.

​​A complete collection of lessons and courses ​from beginners to advanced, Nigel McGill has created a popular online school teaching how to play the saxaphone.


​Create Your Own Online Course?

​So there you have it: 50 online course success stories & examples of everyday people creating online courses on everything from ​doodling to playing the ​sax​ophone!

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 here are some articles & a free ebook to help get you started:

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