If you aren’t familiar with Udemy courses now is a good time to be introduced.
With 2018 around the corner, many of us plan on making New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve struggled in the past with getting your blog off the ground or developing your online brand, now is the perfect time to make the commitment to get it done in 2018.
And that’s where Udemy courses come into play.
If you weren’t already aware, Udemy is know as “the Academy of you”. It features a multitude of courses on just about any area of interest – including blogging, vlogging and podcasting. Its whole purpose of existence is that anyone, anywhere in the world can improve their self-knowledge on a variety of topics. This means signing up for a Udemy course or two is an excellent first step in making that commitment to keeping your blogging-related goals and New Year’s resolutions.
But let’s say you already have a great blog, and aren’t planning on making a blogging-related New Year’s resolution for 2018. Can a udemy course still be helpful?
The answer is absolutely.
You shouldn’t rule out taking a Udemy course in the near future, especially if you’re the proud owner of a thriving online business. Many successful business owners know how important to develop their knowledge surrounding all topics of their business. Whether you want to learn how to optimize your ROI or pick up a few effective marketing online techniques, Udemy can help you out with both.
Here at IFB, we’ve complied a list of our top ten Udemy course recommendations for bloggers, to help you become a better blogger and online business owner. And as much as we can help you out when it comes to SEO Essentials Course and with our (recently updated) 10 Day Instagram Essentials Course, even we don’t have all the answers. Like we said before, these courses are a great starting point, if you’re looking to make blogging-related 2018 resolutions. Or, you know, you just want to polish off your blogging skillsets.
Over the next few weeks, we will be conducting an in-depth review of a few courses listed below (let us know in the comments if there’s a particular course you want us to review). Keep an eye out for them!
Make sure you hit the ground running in 2018 and consider signing up for a Udemy course over the holidays!
IFB’s Top Ten Udemy Courses For Bloggers 2018
Writing is a big part of blogging. Therefore, it’s always worthwhile to brush up on your writing skills
Dr. Claire Lynch is a University of Cambridge tutor and has created a 73-lecture course that has plenty of practice activities. Her aim is to help you capture your audience from start to end, along with craft the best sentences that are easy to understand.
This course is the bestselling writing course on Udemy. It’s been featured in Time Magazine and Business Insider, so you really can’t go wrong with signing up. Shani Raja, a former writer and editor, promises to make you a better writer in just a few weeks with this course. And if you don’t master it by the end of the course, don’t sweat it – there’s also a part two.
Raja promises to teach his students how to put simplicity, elegance and clarity in your writing. Many bloggers weren’t born natural writers, yet writing plays such a key role in creating excellent blog content.
If you are beginning from scratch, and have no idea about blogging and WordPress, start here with this course. It’s literally ground zero, when it comes to starting a WordPress blog. And like many of the courses in this list, it’s also a bestseller – which should tell you something.
Andrew Williams will help you learn how to install WordPress to any computer, create posts, build excellent websites and much more.
You might not want to necessarily start a Social Media management business, but you should treat your blog’s social media like you mean business. Because we all know blogging and social media go hand in hand.
In this course, you will learn what it is that a social media manager does, how to reach and find clients. All valuable skills for a blogger looking to promote their blog, land collaborations and attract sponsorships.
Just like strong writing plays a large role in blogging, so does photography – especially when it comes to a variety of niche blogging topics (like fashion and food blogging). And any Instagram fanatic knows the importance of uploading a great shot to their feed.
With this Phil Ebiner bestselling course (because there’s more than one in this list), you can master the art of taking amazing pictures in different scenarios and formats, understand cameras, learn how to edit photos and more importantly, and how to monetize your photography skills.
After completing the Photography Masterclass, you might want to sign up for Derrick Mitchell’s Graphic Design Bootcamp. It will teach you how to master programs like Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. These are the best tools for screen-based graphic design projects and editing photography. Learn how to create custom logos, business cards, brochures and web graphics – all valuable skills for bloggers and online business owners.
The popularity of video content is taking off, and it sure won’t be slowing down in 2018. And that means that all bloggers – Youtube celebrity aspirations or not – need to be comfortable with producing quality video content.
Youtube gurus Michael Moyer and Phil Ebiner have created this Udemy course to help you understand how to create a successful Youtube channel, build a following and make money off your video content.
Bottom line: Get that Youtube channel up and going before the end of the year, as video is the future of online content.
If you plan on creating video content, you’ll need to know how to edit it and upload it onto Youtube.
Phil Ebiner knows his stuff when it comes to videos (if you haven’t clued in, as we’ve mentioned him several times here).
Therefore, it should surprise you that he also taught the course on video editing. With dobe Premiere Pro CS6: The Complete Video Editing, you’ll learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro, the leading video editing software. But that’s not just it. Ebiner will also walk you through basic editing tools, audio leveling and audio effects, closed captioning in Adobe Premiere Pro, exporting to YouTube and much more, when it comes editing video.
Podcasts have slowly, but steadily become more popular throughout the past few years. If the idea of putting yourself in front of a camera and vlogging isn’t appealing to you, try podcasting instead.
Andrew Ferebee walks you through the in’s and out’s of podcasting, covering all aspects.
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways of earning passive income online. And if you have a semi-successful blog with decent traffic, you should be making the most of affiliate links.
In this Udemy course, you will learn the fundamentals of affiliate marketing, the pitfalls to avoid, different types of affiliate marketing and more importantly, the top strategies to make money as an affiliate.