One of the best ways to beat boredom (or a stagnant life) is to learn something new. Like finding a new hobby!

However, looking for classes and attending them can take up a lot of time, effort, and — sometimes — money. There are always online courses you can take and learn a new hobby at your own pace. You can save time and simply learn it from home.

So if you’re looking for a new hobby, here are a few suggestions and maybe consider taking a Udemy online course about them!

  1. Singing

    Singing From Scratch - Learn How To Sing
    A simple yet doable suggestion, don’t you think?

    If you love music but you feel like you cant sing to the tune, then why not take an online course about singing?
    “Singing From Scratch – Learn How To Sing” by Michael Graves gives you an introductory course on the basics of singing specifically about pitch. Let’s see if you don’t sing pitch perfect at the end of the course — but we’re sure you would!

  2. Ukelele

    Fun Beginner Ukulele Course
    Let’s say that you love music but singing doesn’t really agree with you. Maybe learning an instrument is a better choice.

    Take ukelele lessons and learn the basics with “Fun Beginner Ukulele Course” by Henry Olsen where you’ll find a very encouraging online teacher, Henry.

    And if ukelele is not your thing, there are other instruments that you can learn from. Just search through Udemy and you’ll find guitars (from acoustic to bass), piano, drums, harmonica, and so much more!

  3. Photography

    Photography: 10 Top Tips - Be More Creative with Your Camera
    Photography is one hobby that you might be interested in. Imagine all the beautiful landscapes that you can take from your travels. Or use your friends as subjects to your portraits.

    You can start with the course “Photography: 10 Top Tips – Be More Creative with Your Camera” by Kevin Landwer-Johan. Then you can move on to other topics like landscape or portrait, DSLR or mobile to follow-up the basics that you learned.

  4. Drawing

    The Secrets to Drawing
    The online course “The Secrets to Drawing”  by Matthew Fussell started the course by telling its potential students that drawing can’t just be about talent. It also takes knowledge and lots of practice.

    So go ahead! If you get teased about your stick drawings for a long time now, maybe this is the perfect opportunity to prove them wrong. Take it one step at a time and you’ll see how far constant practice could lead you.

  5. Origami

    Easy Origami At The Craft Academy
    You love to do something with your hands? Give origami a go.

    “Easy Origami At The Craft Academy” by Dory Harvey gives you the crash course you need especially when it comes to papers, tools, and cutting. It also features tutorials on how to do the most common origami pieces.

  6. Sewing

    Sewing 101
    This might be a little old school but sewing can be fun for you. Imagine what you can do with those beautiful coloured cloths and a sewing machine!

    Take the “Sewing 101” course by Margaret Smith and get to know the sewing machine and the basic seams and stitches. And if you think that does not work, how about gardening?

  7. Vegetable Gardening

    The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

    So let’s talk about gardening. Maybe it’s not the most interesting hobby you have in mind, but it sure has a lot of benefits.

    “The Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening” by Rick Stone will help you realise the dream of having fresh vegetable grow right in your backyard. Fresh ingredients, homemade dishes, what could be better than that?

    The online course will teach you what vegetables you can plant in which soil and weather conditions, when to plant and harvest them, and where best to place them. That way, you know which vegetables will be on season and alternate growing them in your garden.

  8. Tarot Card Reading

    Learn Tarot In A Day

    Want something new and mysterious? Then deal your cards and start learning tarot card reading.

    This might be outside your comfort zone, but if you’re someone who read her horoscope daily, how about reading tarot cards by yourself?

    “Learn Tarot In A Day” by Marina Margulis gives you an idea about the minor arcana and major arcana, and how to read them when you put them together. It’ll be a great skill for when you’re at a gathering with friends next time.

  9. Saltwater Aquarium

    Saltwater Aquarium 101: How to set up a saltwater aquarium
    Dogs and cats are cute, aren’t they? But if you haven’t had any experience taking care of pets, getting dogs or cats might be a lot of work.

    Why don’t you start with fishes? It might not be the easiest to set-up, but “Saltwater Aquarium 101: How to set up a saltwater aquarium” by Albert. B. Ulrich will help you through with that.

    Fishes are relatively easier pets to take care, though. And when you’re ready for a more challenging pet, there are other online courses on how to take care on other pets.

  10. Beer Brewing

    Learn How To Brew Beer At Home In 5 Easy Steps
    “Learn How To Brew Beer At Home In 5 Easy Steps” by Adam Ward is an online course that might spark your interest especially when you love having friends come over and have a party.

    This online course will teach you how to choose the proper brewing equipment and the entire process from brewing to bottling. Just imagine — once you’re done with this course, you can have your home-brewed “craft” beer for you and your friends.

These are just a few suggestions of online courses you’ll find at Udemy and help you start a hobby. If you enrol now, most of their courses are marked down to just US$12.

But if you enrol through Shopback, you’ll get up to 30% cash back. Now that’s learning and saving at the same time!

So go ahead and learn something new today!

*All images were taken as screenshots from’s introductory video for their respective courses unless stated otherwise.

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