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Monetizing knowledge with Gale Courses

Posted on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 am


Taking an online class from Gale Courses can help you attain your entrepreneurial pursuits, make money from your hobbies and interests, polish your job hunting skills, and boost your resume with new marketable skills.

We offer Gale Courses as a resource in our Digital Library. The courses are held online, and most courses are 6 weeks long, therefore manageable for busy lifestyles. New sessions start every month, so you can choose the best time to start. The courses are free and led by top-notch instructors.

Check out the following courses with corresponding descriptions for ways to monetize new knowledge.


If you’re interested in ways to bring in additional sources of income without starting a job hunt, Gale Courses has several classes that can help you explore options for starting your own business.

Start Your Own Online Business

It is now entirely possible to create, launch, and build a profitable business from the convenience of your home with little to no upfront investment. This course will give you a solid foundation for building and growing a successful digital business.

You will be given a step-by-step approach that is easy to follow—from building a simplified strategy to branding your business. You will learn to:

  • Create a product
  • Build and launch your own website
  • Engage prospective customers
  • Implement a process that will drive fresh leads to your business

So whether you are looking to generate a nice side income or even to replace your current income and ditch your full-time job, this course is for you.

How to Make Money from Your Writing

You really can make money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you’re earning as a writer, you’ll find the how-tos here. Learn secrets, methods, and tips to help you generate income with your writing. This class includes all the practical information that so rarely gets taught in writing classes.


This QuickBooks course will teach you how to manage your business finances with QuickBooks Online. This powerful accounting software has helped millions of small business owners oversee their finances. And with the cloud-based program outpacing the desktop version, there’s no better time to refresh your QuickBooks knowledge.


During the pandemic, many people have taken up new hobbies and interests, such as crafting or growing plants. If you are interested in turning your hobby into a business, then these courses may inspire you to take your hobby to the next level.

Growing Plants for Fun and Profit

Turn your love of plants into an enjoyable and profitable home business. Learn how to grow and market plants on a small scale without major capital investment. In an area as small as 1,000 sq. ft., you can generate thousands of dollars’ worth of plant material in a single growing season.

Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business

If you have an art or a craft and you dream about starting your own home-based or small business, this is the course for you! You will learn to start your own arts and crafts business from a professional artist.

Start a Pet Sitting Business

If you’re an animal lover, find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your passion into a profitable career!


These courses will give you the tools to succeed in gaining employment.

Resume Writing Workshop

Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. Learn different resume formats and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search

Get the job you want in any economy. In this course, you will learn to identify the job that is best for your needs. You will then be given complete step-by-step instructions on how to get that job, regardless of your level of expertise or state of the economy.


Spruce up your technology skills with courses for Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom Classic, and many more. Gain efficiency with beginner and intermediate level courses on Microsoft Office, such as Word and Excel. Explore the following lists to find the courses to give your career a boost!

There are hundreds of Gale Courses to explore, and you can take as many as you like. Receive quality content and education for free. When you’re interested in learning a new skill, brushing up on a computer program, and exploring career options, Gale Courses is a digital resource that’s worth checking out.

Librarian Crystal Miller

Crystal Miller is a Business and Career Development Librarian and has been working in libraries for 15 years. She has a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College and has worked at the Harvard Development Office Library, MIT Libraries, and the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. When she’s not at the library, she can be found at the dog park with her three fur babies or with a cookbook in hand, flipping through the pages, looking for the next recipe to try out.

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