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Online Courses To Help You Succeed In 2018

  • December 29, 2017

If you’re thinking about setting your New Year’s resolutions for 2018, the new year is a great time to learn something new. Whether it’s to improve your job prospects, start up your own business, or help your blog succeed, there are plenty of online courses available.

I’ve listed some online training course websites below which offer some great certifications and resources to help you learn online from the comfort of your own home. There’s every kind of online course you can think of from Digital Marketing, Social Media and Project Management courses to Photography, App Building and Web Design.

Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.

Shaw Academy

I’ve completed a few online courses with Shaw Academy now – the Diploma in Social Media Marketing and both the Diploma in Digital Marketing and the Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing. As well as marketing courses they also cover Photoshop, Blogging, Web Design and lots of other online courses.

The courses are made up of weekly live webinars where you get to interact and ask the trainer questions. There are practical lessons as you go along so you can put your learning into practice. At the end of the courses is an online test and you find out your score right away. You can also go back and watch the videos again and there are lots of other online resources available. I’ve found Shaw Academy really beneficial and currently have a list of other courses to complete as soon as I have time.

You can also get your first course free, so it’s definitely worth a look:



Instagreater provides some fantastic Digital Marketing and Social Media resources for online learning. Their academy gives members unlimited access to over 300 hours of video courses, ebooks and more. Endorsed by some of the world’s leading digital influencers, Instagreater is a valuable resource that is well worth a look.

Resources include the Facebook Marketing Bundle, the Become a Top Blogger Bundle and the Instagram Marketing Bundle amongst others.

You can save 71% on Annual Plans and Instagreater are constantly adding new courses to their academy.


CreativeLive’s mission is “to empower creators with powerful new skills and inspirational mentorship.” With their Free Live Online Classes and digital catalogue you can learn from an all-star lineup of Pulitzer, Grammy and Oscar winners, New York Times bestselling authors, thought leaders, and legendary entrepreneurs.

The range of courses is enough to excite anyone remotely creative, including Photoshop 101, Travel Photography , Online Social Media Classes and Building a successful creative blog.

I’m signed up to the Photography Starter Kit Classes in the new year and am really looking forward to it!

The classes are affordable and if you refer a friend you can also get $15 off your next class.

Master of Project Academy

If you want to study an IT course online and get certified then Master of Project Adacemy is one to check out. The courses include Microsoft Project® Training, Cisco Certification and Project Management Professional Certification Training amongst other IT and Project Management courses.

You get certified at your own pace and can even get 50% off all courses with the code BF50.



My App Builder

If you want to build an app for your business or something brand new to earn money from then My App Builder is a great online learning resource for beginners. You can build an iPhone or Android app in minutes with this software. Definitely handy if, like me, you have no idea where to start when it comes to creating an app!

If you are looking to learn something new this year then hopefully one of these online learning sites will help you do just that. If you’ve used any before do let me know in the comments below!


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  • Torche' Nash

    Wow! This is awesome. My SO and I are always talking about building an app, but never knew where and how to get started!

  • MyVeteranWoman

    So glad I came across this post! I have been looking for some courses and training to do this year.

  • Lauren

    I am a huge believer in continuous and lifelong learning, and these are some great resources. Thanks for the ideas!

  • Sarah Church Carroll

    This is great. A great resource.

  • aily aba-rem

    great information!!!!

  • Claire

    What a useful and interesting list, thanks so much for putting it together – lots of new ideas for me to investigate!

  • Marissa Giletto

    Thank you!! These are so helpful. As a new blogger, I think these will really help me grow.

  • mummymiller

    These sound like a great range of courses! #sharingthebloglove

  • Kate@TheMumConundrum

    super useful tips here! Thanks xx #ablogginggoodtime

  • mackenzieglanville

    It is great to keep learning and discovering better and simpler ways to do things. Thanks for sharing these great resources on #ablogginggoodtime

  • Laura (@dearbearandbean)

    I’ve done a shaw academy course, but I haven’t heard of the others. This is a great resource for people, thank you for sharing. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    Online courses are such a great way for people to learn in their own time. I’ve recently discovered the Clickin Moms site and have been doing some photography courses through them and it’s been transformational. Of these, I’ve heard of Shaw Academy, but none of the others, so this was an interesting read. The new year is always a great time for people to identify what they want to achieve! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  • The Queen of Collage

    CreativeLive classes are great. I don’t know the others so well. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • pinkiebag

    Hi, this a great roundup of courses to try. I love the idea of a webinar and learned no more about possible ways to improve my blog. Thanks for sharing #ShatingtheblogLove

  • passion fruit, paws and peonies

    So useful thank you so much for putting this together! x #sharingthebloglove

  • Sarah Dixon

    Wow – these all sound like really great courses. Thanks for sharing. Sarah #sharingthebloglove

  • Laura Dove

    Oh this is super helpful – thank you! I am looking to try a few online courses this year so I will have a good read of all of these! #sharingthebloglove

  • Claire @ The Ladybirds' adventures

    Online courses are great. I tried to do a Shaw academy one before Christmas but unfortunately I just didn’t manage to keep up!


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