Take a look at these free introductory online courses to see if any of these are any of the skills you want to start your online career (or take it to the next level.)

[Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all courses I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.]

Clicking on the free course links or images will provide more information about each course.

[Updated September 26, 2018]

Access to the Work-at-Home Summit – a free virtual conferenceWork-from-home School

  • Summit orientation starts with the Work-from-home Truth Bombs e-book, Summit work book and more
  • Access to Work-at-Home Heroes Facebook group – an awesome place to ask all of your questions about working from home
  • Continues with informative emails
  • Concludes with the free Work-at-Home-School Summit hosting nearly 50 experts offering introductory training enabling you to plan, build and thrive working from home. (You have life long access to this free summit – you can watch/listen to it as much as you need to digest it all!)

Interview with Work-at-Home-School creator, Caitlin Pyle.

Review of the Work-at-Home-School Summit


Free introductory bookkeeping business course



  • 3-session video course with transcripts
  • Presents what bookkeeping actually is, the characteristics needed, the income potential, the basics of getting clients, the mindset required and more!


 Interview with the course creator, Ben Robinson CPA


Free introduction to general proofreading

  • 76 minute workshop
  • Jam-packed with info on how to start a proofreading business
  • Shows what good proofreaders do and don’t do, how to develop the skills you’d need, how to use one of the most popular proofreading tools and more


Interview with the course creator, Caitlin Pyle



Free scoping intro course

  • 7 day email course
  • It provides a basic idea of what scoping is, the demand for it, the skills and education required, the earning potential, marketing aspects and what you need to get started


Interview with the course creator, Linda Evenson


Want-to-Become-a-Transcriptionist mini course-minFree general transcription mini course

  • 7-day email course
  • Provides information about general transcription as a career – who can do it, who needs it, where you can find clients, how much you can make, the skills you need, whether or not you fit the bill to become a transcriptionist and more…


Interview with the course creator, Janet Shaughnessy



Legal Transcription-Foundations-FREE-Mini-Course-min

Free legal transcription mini course

  • 4-day email course
  • An overview of the legal transcription industry along with foundational information to help you in your decision on whether or not it is a career that would suit your interests and needs


Interview with the course creator, Janet Shaughnessy



Free resource to learn how to become an SEO consultant

  • Webinar and follow-up emails
  • A basic idea of what digital marketing and SEO are, how they affect small businesses and entrepreneurs and how sought after people with such skills are. It also includes an overview of the full course and the skills you need to become a digital marketer.


Interview with the course creator, Claudia Pennigton



The Selling Family Amazon email course

Free introductory course to selling on Amazon

  • 7-day email course
  • Helps you understand why Amazon is perfect for building a business, how you can use it to avoid inventory cluttering your own home, how to choose inventory that will make you a profit, how to choose the right items – the ones people want and the tools that help save time and help you run your business efficiently





Free access to introductory affiliate marketing training

  • Access to the first 10-lesson course that is part of the Wealthy Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Certification
  • 2 free websites
  • Access to the first 10-lesson course that is the basis of affiliate marketing


Some FAQs about this affiliate marketing training platform

Review of the full training offered


Free introductory court transcript proofreading course

  • 7-day email course
  • Provides some basic tips and advice on general proofreading and gives an introduction to court transcript proofreading, a proofreading niche that many of us haven’t even heard of


Review of the free course

Interview with the course creator, Caitlin Pyle



Additional Free Resources:


A free list of over 150 services you could offer as a virtual assistant – ideas to help you figure out if you have the skills or the interest to go down this work-from-home road!

If you’re interested in finding out more about the world a virtual assistant Gina’s interview might be an interesting read.



A prep book to give you a head start on becoming a Pinterest VA containing 4 tasks to teach you the main tools you need to get started as a Pinterest VA.

If you’d like to know more about what a Pinterest VA is and what kind of training is available, you might find Kristin’s interview and the review of Become a Pinterest VA Today interesting.





A free list of more than 200 niches to give you ideas of what you could write about if you are considering becoming a freelance writer – ideas to inspire and get your imagination flowing!


Wondering if freelance writing is a realistic work-from-home career for a mom with limited time? Check out this interview.




Free Report from the Selling Family

A free report on how to build an Amazon FBA business created by the Selling Family.  It introduces how to get started selling quickly and without spending a lot of money, and it explains how to start selling on Amazon without piles of inventory in your home.






Are you looking for a way you can make a part-time or full-time income from home? Maybe you are looking for a way to make extra money online? Check out these free courses and resources to help you launch a work-from-home career!