I have offered three courses over Udemy over the years. Nearly 8,000 students participated in my How to Start a Blog – 7 Day WordPress Blog Challenge course.  It is a great platform for instructors to monetize their courses and for bloggers to learn more about their craft.

But Udemy isn’t the only game in town. Whether you are looking to offer your own courses or learn from other experts, it is a good idea to expand your horizons.

Here are five great Udemy alternatives to check out.

Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community that has served over two million students and paid over $5 million to instructors over the past 7 years. They offer a wide range of courses that fall into one of four main categories:

  • Creative
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Lifestyle

While there is a breadth of different courses on Skillshare, it is particularly popular among photographers and artists. Since visual elements are playing a more important role in blogging these days, you may want to check it out if your layout needs a makeover or you need new images to spruce things up.

Skillshare also has hundreds of great writing courses. They tend to focus more on fiction and creative writing, but the content in most of them is equally applicable to bloggers. If you need to hone your writing skills, you can find some great Skillshare courses.

Lynda

Lynda is an online learning platform that was launched in 1995, making it one of the oldest Udemy competitors. You will find a ton of excellent content here and the most popular categories are ideal for bloggers.

Lynda offers over 1,500 WordPress video tutorials and nearly 20,000 video tutorials on PhotoShop. There are also plenty of courses on graphic design, mobile development, and other tech topics. Whatever skill you need to perfect, they have you covered.

Teachlr

Teachlr is a growing online learning platform with 12 major categories. You can find courses on almost anything that you need.

The platform is mostly geared towards teachers and other people in the academic field. However, there are still plenty of great resources for bloggers as well. I found some great courses on PHP and JavaScript programming, which can be great bloggers that need to develop custom themes or their own WordPress plugins. Teachlr also has nearly 40 video courses on marketing, many of which focus on affiliate marketing and search engine marketing strategies.

Opensesame

For the past 15 years, Opensesame has provided one of the largest online learning platforms in the world. There are currently over 20,000 video courses on this site. While most of the content is designed for professionals working at SME businesses, there are plenty of courses that bloggers can benefit from as well.

I found a number of great writing courses. If you are a blogger that has great ideas but speaks English as a second language, you can find a lot of courses that will help you improve your grammar. There are also a number of great courses on Opensesame that teach the fundamentals of marketing.

Learning.ly

While most online learning communities have a more specialized focus, Learning.ly covers everything under the sun. It is a popular platform for online entrepreneurs, but it has plenty of great courses on running and growing a business.

I found a few great courses on creating a blog. There are also courses on using Facebook ads, which can be useful for bloggers that are interested in using Facebook traffic to build their lists and social media followers.

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Skills Co.

With online learning on the rise, new platforms and solutions are popping up all the time. Skills Co is one of the latest names to jump into the online learning and coaching space, while also offering a wide range of categories and topics to choose from.

After signing up to their site for free, you will find course material in the following areas:

  • Life skills
  • Talents
  • Technical
  • Digital Marketing
  • Culinary, and more.

Unlike some of the other course platforms listed above, Skills Co. not only has the opportunity to launch courses of your own (in which you can start getting paid for), but they also have a high-quality mobile application that allows for easy viewing of course videos and content.

Some of the other platforms listed above also focus mostly on business and internet marketing, while Skills Co. has course material that spans from marketing, digital, sports, music and much more.

Where to Find the Best Online Courses for Everything

No matter what it is you are trying to learn or get better at, take comfort in knowing that there are plenty of resources online to help you get better at it. Whether you are looking to improve your grammar skills, be a better online marketer or even want to learn a new language, there is an online course for you. Of all of the Udemy alternatives and competitors out there, we’ve listed the best ones for you above. However, we still highly recommend taking a look at the wide range of courses currently available through Udemy.

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