There is a good chance you have been kicking around one or two home business ideas to start in the New Year. Maybe you are holding off because you don’t know where to get the training you need to succeed. I have picked out a few of the top-rated legitimate work-at-home courses among readers of TheWorkAtHomeWife.com and myself to help you succeed in 2016.
Amazon Boot Camp
In 2015, we learned just how lucrative the Amazon FBA program can be. And with its low level to entry, it’s been the perfect fit for many looking to start a business from home without worrying about storing inventory or creating things yourself.
The Selling Family has become our go-to resource for FBA training. Their Amazon Boot Camp is a must for new sellers. Those with more experience will find their seasonal sales and sourcing courses beneficial as well.
30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success
The freelance writing industry has been providing work-at-home women – and men – with a viable means to earn an income from home for years. So many get involved in this field because there is an endless demand for content and little to no experience is often required. You simply need excellent grammar and research skills to get started.
Gina Horkey from The Horkey Handbook has an excellent course for those interested in this industry called 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success. Several of our readers took the course last year with great results. Gina also offers ongoing support which we all love.
With several levels to choose from, there is a course for every budget. And if you are interested in adding virtual assistant services to your freelancing business, check out her new course 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success too.
Medical transcription is a high-paying career than can be done remotely. Unlike many home business opportunities, however, this one requires certification.
CareerStep offers accredited training for medical transcribers, coders and more. The company is nationally endorsed by Dave Ramsey and has been designated a military-friendly for those frequently relocated. They also offer tuition assistance and payment plans.
Social Media Manager School
Social media marketing is big business. Most companies – big and small – now recognize the importance of building a relatable and trusted brand and social media platforms provide a quick and easy way to connect with customers. Lucky for us, social media manager is a perfect fit for remote work. And, there is plenty of work to go around for those with the necessary skills.
Andrea Vahl is a well-known and trusted name in the social media industry. Her Social Media Manager School is a six-week course that will take you through every step from finding clients to organization to scheduling and beyond. The bonuses are awesome and include editorial calendars, marketing strategies, contracts, templates and more.
The home study course opens again in April 2016. Get on the notification list and enjoy some freebies while you wait.
Elite Blog Academy
This is the course that took my blogging game to a whole new level. It’s amazing and I can’t recommend it enough for those serious about making a full-time income blogging.
This 12-unit course is perfect for both beginners and advanced bloggers. Enrollment only opens a few times per year and spots are limited. But, you can get on the waiting list to receive notification of the next opening.
Building a Framework
If you are new to blogging, I highly recommend Building a Framework from Just a Girl and Her Blog. Abby shares her strategies to building a six-figure blogging business and she includes the nuts and bolts like choosing a domain, setting up a blog, writing engaging content, monetizing and more. Three course levels are available starting at just $25.
The Blogger’s VA: How to Make More Money from Your Skills as a Virtual Assistant to Bloggers
I have worked as a virtual assistant to other bloggers while maintaining successful blogs of my own for years. If you are a blogger, or have been a blogger in the past, and know the basics of WordPress, social media, etc., you may be able to earn quite a side income working as a blogging assistant to others. This course is for those with previous blogging experience. Learn more here.
Caitlin was able to create a full-time income from home quickly with only her iPad. Since then, this career choice has given her the freedom to travel the world. What is she doing? Proofreading transcripts for court reporters. This is a great opportunity for those with an eagle eye for editing. Take her free intro course to find out if this is the career path for you.
Transcription is one of the many online careers that many times doesn’t require a formal education. There is a lot of work available for those in the general transcription arena that involves working for bloggers, home business owners, and other small business owners. Learn more about transcription in this free mini course.