The 10 Best Online Courses for 2021 – Updated for 2023

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The 10 Best Online Courses for 2021 - Make 2021 Your Year.
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Although the top 4 are business related, this list of the 10 best online courses for 2023, (using Udemy’s latest up date 30th. December 2022 ). Shows a trend towards the creatives, and personal development. .

Every year we make small promises to ourselves that this is the year we are going to do something to improve some part of our lives. We want to accomplish something. Do good, be better.

Well time to get serious. This is why these are the top 10.

  • These Online courses are unique in that they are
  • Reasonably Priced
  • Do not take years to complete.
  • Most can be completed in days or weeks
  • Have the highest satisfaction ratings on Udemy
  • Are designed by people with real world experience
  • The opportunity to have a better work life balance
  • Which can Massively increase your income.

New Year, New You. ???

Knowing what is popular tells you where people are getting the most value from online courses. I will include links so you can discover more about the courses or sign up to if your serious.

Some have prerequisites, that involve previous study or qualifications, others you can start with no previous experience.

The No.1 course is development. It is a very broad term. It is related to apps and games so lets get started.

The 10 Best Online Courses for 202
Make 2020 your year

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2023

1. Development.

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020.
It Works !.

Complete Python Boot-camp: Go from zero to hero in Python 3. With a 4.5 rating from over 216,000 students.

This is Udemy’s top course, the go to course for those wanting to create their own applications and games.

This is ideal for.

  • Beginners who have never programmed before.
  • Programmers switching languages to Python.
  • Intermediate Python programmers who want to level up their skills!
  • It is available in 11 Languages.

You will have a lifetime access to over 100 lectures plus corresponding notes on those lectures.

Last updated in September 2022. this course will give you a complete understanding of Python from the ground up.

To get started go to This Link icon

2. Business.

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020.
Financial Success

The top subject in this course is “The Complete Financial Analyst Course 2020”. Last updated January 2020.

Learn how to have a successful career in finance and the skills in financial analysis.

This is the course for you.

There are no prerequisites to undertake this course. However you do need Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.

If you have limited experience with these you can still undertake this course as they are part of the curriculum.

This course has been highly rated by Business Insider and Forbes and is rated 4.5 by over 25,000 students. For an in depth look at the course go to The link Here icon

3. I.T. and Software.

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020.

The AWS (Amazon Web Services), course is the highest rated subject in this field.

This course gives you the knowledge to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect (CSA) – Associate Exam.

It is continually updated throughout the year, so you have up to date information to keep abreast of any changes Amazon make to their exam.

There is no prerequisites required to undertake the course, and no programming experience is needed.

You will have to set up an AWS account (free). It is also preferable that you have your own domain name.

It is suitable for Existing Solutions Architects, Programmers Interested in Deploying Applications on AWS.

Also for people interested in hosting highly scaleable, fault tolerant applications (such as WordPress and Joomla) on the AWS cloud.

Rated at 4.5 by nearly 160,000 students. If you need to be, or wish to be Amazon Certified, you need to do this course.

See more at The link Here icon

4. Office Productivity

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020.
So much easier when you know how.

Highly rated Microsoft Excell course for beginners.

Available in 9 languages. Rated at 4.6 by nearly 85,000 students.

All the features of this course will work with Excell 2010 – 2016 with the latest update being in October 2019 (Office 365).

The course moves from beginners to advanced and includes pivot tables with an instructor, who has more than 15 years of Microsoft training experience, to guide you through the stages.

At the end of this certification course you will have the skills to competently and confidently complete any Excell tasks.

You can see more at The link Here icon

5. Personal Development.

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020.
So true.

Reiki Level I, II and Master Certification | Energy Healing.

A Highly rated course with a 4.7 rating from nearly 10,000 students. Many, who say it surpasses what they have previously studied in offline one on one situations.

Example below.

I have learned so much more in this course than a course I took in person with another Reiki master!!!” “It’s insane the amount of material that’s provided here!!!!” – Rita V

The prerequisite is only that you understand that to mastering energy healing, involves self improvement and self awareness.

You will Learn how to harness Reiki. The Universal Life Force Energy to heal yourself, friends, family, pets, other people, animals, objects and even situations!

You’ll learn how to take care of your mind, body, and soul. As well as attract loving energy and abundance into your life!

You can enroll by clicking The link Here icon

6. Design

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020.
Sketching Creatives

Character Art School: Complete Character Drawing Course.

With more than 6500 5 star reviews, with an average rating of 4.4 from over 33,000 students could explain why this course is popular.

Available in 8 different languages this course is a learn-anywhere video course where you learn how to draw professional characters for books, games, animation, manga, comics and more.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already at an intermediate level, the course will advance your current drawing ability to a professional level. 

Like many things art is the act of doing.

To get started go to This Link icon

7. Marketing.

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020.
Know where the money is coming from

With over 20 hours of training, quizzes and practical steps you can follow.

This is one of the most comprehensive digital marketing courses available.

You’ll cover SEO, YouTube Marketing, Facebook Marketing, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Linkedin and more.

This course has a 4.5 rating from over 70,000 students, with over 333,400 students having gone through the course. Some students have said. this course is “incredible value for money!”

It Covers the 12 major online marketing topics along with 20+ hours of clear cut lectures & practice activities.

If your a website owner struggling to get traffic and sales, then this is for you.

If you are looking to pick up highly paid freelancing skills, this will give you the confidence to get going.

You can Get Started Here icon

8. Health and Fitness

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020.
Looking Good

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate.

This also touches on areas in mental health. Rated 4.4 by over 13,000 students.

This course was first published in 2016 and last updated in August 2019, drawing on over a decade of experience, blending psychology based theoretical knowledge with other relevant life principles.

It is Endorsed by the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology (Achology)

No prior experience is required. This course will give you profound insights into understanding human behavior and why people act and behave the way they do.

To see how in depth this course is, go to This Link Now icon

9. Lifestyle.

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020
Mind and Body

NLP Practitioner & NLP Master Practitioner Cert (ACCREDITED).

May be combined with Health and Fitness for maximum benefit.

If a desire to create positive change, either for yourself and (or ) others is a goal you have.

This may be the best course for you.

Rated 4.6 by nearly 1100 students, and with nearly 10,000 students enrolled, this course was last updated January 2020.

To discover how the unconscious mind works and how to use it at its most effective.

Click This Link to get started .

10. Photography.

The 10 Best Online Courses for 2020.
Cano Christoles

Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography. Available in 7 languages and rated 4.6 by nearly 25,000 students.

*Just updated with a 273 page notebook and new lessons, this course has no prerequisites except a desire to learn.

You do not need a fancy camera, just a smart phone or a point and shot camera will do to start.

Although they may not have all the manual settings and options that are covered in this course. You will still have the knowledge.

This course is designed for all levels of photographers who want to improve their skills, take stellar images, and make money with their photos – especially great for any DSLR or mirror less camera user.

With 3 professional photographers to guide you through this newly updated course, you will have premium support to take your skills and earning ability to a new level.

To get on board Click this Link


That is the top 10. Number 11 is Music.

If you want to set up a website this year, then my post on Ideas for a Website may be of interest icon

Udemy is well known for its variety of courses. Many are short, inexpensive courses suitable if you just want to gain some inside knowledge on a particular topic.

If you have a particular skill that you wish to leverage, you can sign up on my page here to learn how.

All the Best for the New Year. If you want to achieve something then you must do something.
I sincerely hope you do something.

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