50 Profitable Online Course Ideas

online course passive income work from home Jan 21, 2022
blog title 50 Profitable Online Course Ideas

What is an online course?

It's pretty simple!


An online course is a collection of videos that teach about a certain subject. 


Anyone can create an online course about anything! 


In this post, I'll give you 50 different online course ideas, so you can start brainstorming!

Why should I create an online course?

Great question! Here are 5 reasons you should create an online course:


1. Not super hard to create

With some guidance of course -- that's where I come in!

2. Low start-up cost

You don't have to spend much money to start an online course business.

3. Impact more people

Your online course has the potential to help people all over the world!


4. Work from anywhere 

An online course is just that -- ONLINE! You can create and sell your course from anywhere in the world with internet connection.

5. Potential to earn passive income

This is my favorite, and why I personally love online courses. Let's talk about it!

How can an online course earn me passive income?


It's a lot of work to set up your online course business to make passive income, but here's the basic idea:


You create your online course once, then you sell it over and over again.


Check out the post I wrote about how I was able to earn my family multiple 6-figures a year from an online course.


You can read it here!

Major Course Categories

There are many ways to categorize the different types of online courses you can create, but I've narrowed it down to 10 major categories. Most online course topics can fit into one of these categories:

  • Hobbies
  • Health and Fitness
  • Business
  • Productivity & Self Development
  • Love & Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Miscellaneous

50 Course Ideas

Time to get to the course ideas! Under each of the 10 course categories, you'll find 5 different online course ideas. Let's go!


  1. herb gardening
  2. crocheting
  3. watercolor painting
  4. skateboarding
  5. piano


Health and Fitness

  1. eating keto
  2. lifting weights for women
  3. counting macros
  4. dairy-free diets
  5. clean eating


  1. starting a YouTube channel
  2. marketing a brick & mortar boutique
  3. spreadsheets for small businesses
  4. growing your Instagram followers
  5. budgeting for an online business

Productivity & Self Development

  1. how to stop procrastinating
  2. meditation
  3. organize your whole house
  4. self-care for new moms
  5. confidently give a presentation

Love & Relationships

  1. dating
  2. going through a breakup
  3. faith-based marriage
  4. loss of a loved one
  5. blended families


  1. picky eaters
  2. sleep training
  3. screen time
  4. terrible twos
  5. teen parenting


  1. homeschooling
  2. preschool activities at home
  3. learning to read
  4. speaking French
  5. passing an exam


  1. Microsoft Office expert
  2. website coding
  3. creating an app
  4. repairing smart phones
  5. Adobe Photoshop for photographers

Finance & Budgeting

  1. sharing finances with a spouse
  2. paying off debt
  3. student loans
  4. saving for college
  5. investing in stocks


  1. starting a soccer league
  2. writing a children's book
  3. surviving the night shift for nurses
  4. DIY powder dip nails
  5. Podcasting for fun

What's your course idea?

I hope these 50 ideas got your wheels turning! What's your course idea? DM me on Instagram @meet.the.bowdens and let's chat!

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