Sharpen Your Skills and Make More Money: Udemy’s Top Courses are Only $15 This Week

side hustle

A side hustle is an exciting way to earn extra money or ease into working for yourself.

A lot of creative, entrepreneurial souls use the energy of the New Year as a catalyst to launch a new hobby, side hustle or freelance career and earn extra income.

If this is on your list for 2016 and you’re still trying to figure out exactly how to get started, Udemy’s Last-Chance Resolutions Sale is for you.

The site has cut the price of thousands of courses down to $15. The normal price for these courses range from around $100 to upwards of $300, so the savings are pretty incredible.

Use the code LETSGO2016 at checkout to get your course for $15 before the sale ends on January 23 at 6 a.m. Pacific.

Here are some interesting side hustles you can tackle in 2016, with the bestselling Udemy courses that can help you get started:

1. Web Designer or Developer

Ultimate Web Designer and Developer Course: Build 23 Projects!

$15 (was $297)

Whether you’re just getting started in your career, you’re a designer looking to hone your programming chops or a programmer looking to up your design acumen, this course promising a comprehensive education.

2. Ebay Seller

How I made $100,000 my 1st year selling on Ebay

$15 (usually $299)

You can use eBay to earn side income working at home part time, or even make a full-time income.

Instructor David Vu earned $100,000 in his first year selling on eBay, and he shares his secrets in this top-rated business course on Udemy.

Learn how to set up and optimize an eBay store, the basics of drop shipping, how to scale your business and more. You’ll get a sneak peek behind the scenes of David’s business.

3. App Developer

The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course — Build 18 Apps

$15 (normally $199)

Want to create and market apps in Apple’s App Store?

This course has a six-week format (though you have lifetime access to all lessons for Udemy courses). In that time, you’ll learn how to build marketable apps for Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

Learn how to create apps using Xcode 7 and Swift 2.

4. Photographer

Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography

$15 (was $297)

This photography course is designed for beginners — even if you don’t have a fancy camera.

Learn how to use basic photography techniques to take great photos, find clients and make money selling your images. Lessons also offer an overview on using various cameras and gear.

You can get started in your photography career or side hustle through this course using a smartphone, mirrorless or DSLR camera.

5. Yoga Teacher

Yoga Teacher Toolbox: Corrections and Adjustments

$15 (was $49)

Want to turn your love for yoga into a side hustle or new career?

For practicing teachers or advanced yogis who want to get into teaching, this course will show you how to provide the best guidance to your students during a class.

6. Music Producer

Music Production 101– Make Music on Your Computer!

$15 (was $97)

This is a step-by-step, beginner-level course on music production using the digital audio software Ableton. The course promises to “not only teach students how to tap into the potential of a computer, but also, to help facilitate the creative process.”

If you want to get started with free software, try this course to learn how to edit audio using Audacity, on sale for $15 from $199.

7. Ebook Publisher

Learn and Earn: Make Passive Income Selling eBooks and Courses

$15 (was $149)

Use your existing skills, knowledge and expertise to make money!

This course walks you through how to research, create and market digital info-products like ebooks and online courses.

The best part about selling digital products is you only have to put in the work once to earn money over time. Once you create a product, you can start marketing and selling it and earn largely passive income — freeing you up to tackle other goals this year!

Your Turn: Are you planning to launch a side hustle this year? What courses do you recommend to get started?

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Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post,, Writer’s Digest and more.

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