5 Best Online Training Courses for Writing and Blogging — and they’re all free!

online training coursesTaking online training courses is an effective way to fast-track your progress when picking up a new skill like blogging, writing, podcasting or even creating your own tutorials. But with so many courses offered online, where do you start?

Here’s a list of five top online courses to help you on your way. They all offer video tutorials to guide you through your steps to success, and best of all, they’re all free. How do I know they’ve got good content? I’ve either completed them myself, or I’m undertaking them right now.

Why not join up and learn today?

1. The Challenge

Sign up now to join in on a 30 day journey to build a professional blog which can generate money. You’ll be trained on social media, branding, content provision, monetisation and much more. A fantastic program and it’s all FREE. You can sign up using Facebook. Dan Raine will be your host for this course and it starts up 1st Sept (if you’re a bit late joining in, you can easily catch up). I’m participating in this course now.

2. Writing Workshop

Bookshelf Muse is promoting Michael Dickson’s mystery writing course: Outlining Your Novel – Whodunit Mystery, Head over to their blog to get your password to take the full course for FREE!

3. How to Podcast

Cliff J Ravenscraft from The Podcast Answer Man offers many courses in podcasting and blogging on his website, but he offers the How to Podcast course for free. More than 2 hours of video workshops teaching you how to start your own podcast, and it will cost you nothing.

4. Own the Racecourse

James Shramko is an online marketing expert, and he shares some of his secrets in his Own the Racecourse program. Sign up to complete the course for free. Especially great if you’ve got an online product to market.

5. Video Training

David Siteman Garland from Rise to the Top offers a free video course on… how to create a video course. Video tutorials are products you can create and offer on your site to raise revenue, or as a free training course.

There you have it! 5 online training courses you can take up today to master writing or blogging.


  1. LOVE all this information! Is The Challenge going to be offered again? Maybe I should check. I don’t know if I’m mentally prepared to play catch-up…so much going on right now.

    Charmaine, your blog is going great and FULL of information. I’m constantly bookmarking posts, like this one!!!

    I’ll go to facebook and look into the challenge RIGHT NOW. Thanks!
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  2. Mike posted this to FB. Glad I stopped by. Fantastic information! I must add this blog to my bloglovin list.

  3. Hi Charmaine. There’s always such a lot of options out there. Great research for one and all.
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  4. Great post… love doing courses to refresh my writing and marketing.

  5. It was nice to read your post.These will be very much helpful for the people to get them to success.

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  9. Declan Telfer says:

    Nice Information. Writing courses are getting more important these days.

  10. Thanks for this very informative post. This is very helpful for me and those who are into online courses.
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  11. Wow ! its really a very good information which is mostly used for us like who all are into online training.
    Thankyou Charmaine Clancy.

  12. jesse robles says:

    love this site

  13. Informative Article. Thanks for sharing..

  14. Hi Charmaine,

    Is Dan Raine still offering the 30 day blogging class? The link doesn’t seem to work. I would love to take the class if he is still teaching it.

    Thank you!

  15. Great list of resources. Loved the information. Thanks for sharing!


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