Make me a millionaire
Jane McGuire

Make me a millionaire

Courses to make you rich

First published date October 28 2014 Amended date December 16 2014

If you had a magic eight ball, what is the first question you would ask? For a large proportion of us, it will be something along the lines of ‘how can I become a millionaire?’, or ‘what will make me rich?’. Money makes the world go round, so how would you feel if we told you a course could help you on your way to a diamond studded lifestyle?

Without taking a three year course or a second degree, there are simple steps to tap into the next big thing, or launch that company you have always dreamed of. There’s no doubt about it, finding your big break can take forever. If you are thinking of opening a natural smoothie buisness, don’t expect to be buying that luxury penthouse anytime in the next year. The key is to find a gap in the market and run with it – something that is much harder than it sounds. To give you a helping hand, we have taken a look at the fastest growing sectors out there and found a few courses to get you going.


Yoga teaching

Here at Hotcourses we love a yoga class and it seems London is with us on this one. As yogi’s take the city by force, it seems holding your bird of paradise to escape from the stresses of life is more appealing than ever. With a number of boutique studios popping up all over the place, find your yoga niche and you could be charging up to £20 a lesson.


Personal training

Whilst we are on the subject, if yoga isn’t your thing, finding a gap in the fitness market can be lucrative. A market worth almost £4 billion, think dancing spin classes or ballet barring and you are on the right wavelength. Create a new calorie burner, write a marketing strategy and watch the Sweaty Betty clad following begin.


Gin blending

Put down your Vodka-Lime-Soda and buy some tonic water, as gin is set to trump the Russian stuff as the spirit of the age. With fifteen distilleries set to pop up in the UK, learning to blend your own could be one evening course you won’t regret.


Veggie cooking

Give me a super food salad over a steak any day. As a veggie I am rejoicing at the news that sales of vegetarian food are set to grow by 10% by 2016, according to the eating trends agency The Food People. If you fancy tapping into this industry, learning how to cook meat free meals is a must. To top this off, taking a catering course will help get your restaurant off to flying start.


Video game design

These days, new video game releases can make millions in minutes. One of the most lucrative areas of the entertainment industry, video game design is somewhere to invest your skills. If you are full of good ideas and don’t mind sitting on your Xbox all day, why not take a course and learn the tricks of the trade?


Soft furnishings

As Britain enters an entrepreneurial boom, there has never been a better time to be self employed. One area that lends itself to this is soft furnishings, an industry that is exploding as we become obsessed with accessorising our homes. If you have the determination to start your own interiors label, why not take a business start up course to polish that plan?


Mobile app developer

We live on our phones; they carry our contacts, our diaries and our Instagram feed. Never far from our side, designing the perfect app for the mobile mad world we live in is a money making scheme worth tapping into. If you need any more inspiration, did you know Snapchat’s estimated worth is now 10 million dollars, whilst Facebook bought Whatsapp messenger for a staggering 22 billion?



Not many of us would hand our credit card details over, or even enter a shop that didn’t have a fancy logo. We are becoming more and more obsessed with logos and layouts. To make your mark on this industry, learning the basics from a typography course could have you booking that holiday of a lifetime in no time.


Running an online business

Think Net-a-porter or Asos and make it happen with an online business training course. According to CMO online, retail shopping saw an 11% growth in the first quarter of 2014, with millions of shoppers choosing to browse from the comfort of their own living room. Remember it’s not just clothes, with Huffington Post and Buzzfeed also becoming household names.


Environmental training

Over the past five years, there has been a vast expansion in companies developing sustainable buildings, materials and packaging. With some of the world’s biggest companies striving to promote a recycled, planet loving image, being clued up could revolutionise payday. It seems that going green is not a choice, but a way of life.


If you want to boost your skill set, transform your payday and future-proof your career, then why not sign up to a course and get creative with how you make money? 

Jane McGuire

Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.