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2019’s Top Online Course Ideas That Learners Are Looking Forward To

In our previous articles, we had mentioned about several online course ideas that are great money makers which could help you finalise what kind of online courses to publish based on your skills and knowledge. In this article we discuss with you how to find online course ideas that sell well and generate a strong passive income. Additionally, this post is to help you refine your search for the perfect online course where your expertise and learning search trends meet. So if you are looking for an inspiration on which topic to create an online course, then look no further. This should be the most definitive post on which online courses in 2019 are going to be the most selling courses.

In case you still need a little help with specific or offbeat online courses that have done well over the years, here's a quick read: 

Unique Online Courses That No One Thought Would Make Money, But Are

No surprises there: Finance & Cryptocurrency

It is but natural for professionals and students alike to maximize their potential by learning new skills which are most relevant “right-now”. Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency exchanges and the required technology — know hows & how-to courses are selling like hotcakes. Forex, Investments, stock trading, and various other aspects of finance including banking processes are also trending topics to look at due to their high demand. Although the recent ruling against cryptocurrency in a few countries has dampened the shine yet it is still a major draw across learners.

Personality Development & Self Help


Self-help books, seminars, sessions, and conferences have always been popular. The new age learning mode of online courses takes personality development to a whole new high. Anyone who is an expert in concepts like self-help, coaching, and/or counseling, can launch a course. Ranging across topics like spirituality, self-development, mindfulness, confidence, dealing with anxiety, and various mental health issues. Such courses are launched by professionals or experts popularly known as ‘life-coach’. The overall aim is not only to help an individual lead a happier life but also more social life.



STEM courses are at an all-time high in demand. Courses based on technology like AI, Cloud, Data Science, Robotics, Automation, Mobile Apps designing and coding languages like R & Python, are extremely in high demand. The key aspect is that students are looking forward to data science, automation & cloud courses more and languages like HTML, CSS, and Java, etc. are highly revered.


Entrepreneurship is in demand is an understatement. Hence, it is obvious that courses that teach entrepreneurship, business skills, investments, startup ecosystems, business management, are doing really well. However, with so many courses being available, quality of content is highly critical. As such, learners are always looking for the latest information from established entrepreneurs who have established themselves as credible entrepreneurs.



Marketing courses go hand in hand with entrepreneurship courses. It’s organically linked to the other. Hence, it's not uncommon to see that the learners who pick up entrepreneurship courses, pick up the other as well and vice versa. Digital Marketing, social media, google analytics, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram outreach analytics, customer engagement metrics, and marketing analytics are just a few topics that learners enroll for. Those interested in entrepreneurship but naturally seek out these courses as well in order to become successful entrepreneurs themselves.

Creative writing


Mobile, website, blogs, social media posts, ebooks, and actual books, articles, newspaper journals, ghost-writing… Career opportunities in writing creatively and as a profession are many and learners want to cash in on them. With every business now relying on access to the internet and Google services in one form or the other, quality courses that teach great content writing skills are scarce and in high demand. However, access to prominent writers is scarce. Online courses bridge that gap. Content that interactively meets the needs of anyone aspiring to be a writer does really well.

Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty


Fashion, beauty, & lifestyle industry across the world is the biggest industry in the world. The industry can be further subdivided into skincare, haircare, makeup, fragrances, toiletries, accessories, clotheslines, footwear, etc. People are interested to learn about them and those who wish to carve a niche for themselves in the space pursue online courses for them. Many experts from the industry have launched their courses on specific aspects of the sub-division and still, there is space for more. While the list is extensive, we have looked at the most selling courses based on learner preferences and limited ourselves to top 5 course types that are most prominent as of now.

While this list is only indicative, there are many more courses which do not fit in the list and have done a lot better. We have already spoken about how there are many quirky yet fun to pursue courses available online which are quite revered amongst the respective learners. Courses like cycling and how to print T-shirts have been very successful and profitable already. The point really is that mobile internet is highly accessible now and being the preferred mode of learning for most online course learners, space is wide open. There are literally no limitations to what you can create a course for. The only limitation to the whole aspect would be your imagination.

So the question really is… Which course would you publish?

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