Get a business online
Find out how to build a digital presence, sell to customers online, and stay safe from hackers.
About this course
Start out free course to discover what it takes to start and run a successful business online. You'll also learn how to build a digital presence, use e-commerce, keep a business safe from hackers, and get noticed locally.
- Video tutorials
- Easy-to-implement tips
- End of topic assessments
- Unlimited access
How it works
Enroll in a course
Choose the course that's right for you and take the next step to achieving your learning goals.
Track your progress
Keep track of your progress via the "My Learning Plan" page.
Complete module quizzes
Learn new skills with bite-sized video tutorials, then test your knowledge with a quick quiz.
The online opportunity2 Lesson / 15 min
Your first steps in online success4 Lesson / 30 min
Plan your online business strategy5 Lesson / 30 min
Build your online shop2 Lesson / 25 min
Sell more online3 Lesson / 35 min
Build your web presence6 Lesson / 40 min
Get noticed locally2 Lesson / 20 min
Skills you'll learn
Learn how to define and track clear goals, segment audiences and analyse data to help improve your online marketing efforts.
Analytics and data insights
In this introduction to Analytics, we'll show you how to collect and analyse user data and turn it into actionable insights.
Get noticed online by identifying the right audiences, ad networks and strategies for your display ads.
All the strategies and tools you need to build an online store, sell effectively online and optimise the user experience.
In this introduction to Google Ads, learn about the different research tools available, plus how to choose keywords and optimise campaigns for a better return.
Understand the differences between organic and paid search, learn how to develop the most effective SEO plan and optimise web pages so that users can find content easier.
Find out how to identify the right social network sites, create great content users will love and measure your success.
What is the Google Digital Skills for Africa?Accordion aria label closed
Brush up your digital skills to grow your business, your career, or just your confidence. The everyday experts at The Digital Skills for Africa will help you succeed online. Anyone can benefit, regardless of their skill level, goals or background.
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When people learn to make the most of the web, it's amazing how much individuals, businesses, and whole economies can grow. We want everyone to have the digital skills they need to benefit from the technology revolution and share in that growth — including you.
What knowledge and skills will I gain upon completing my Digital Skills for Africa training?Accordion aria label closed
There's no limit to how much you can grow with our digital training! After watching video tutorials from everyday experts who've been in your shoes, you'll build the digital marketing skills to promote yourself and your business online. You'll learn how to get noticed by the right people, and how to make the most of the web to achieve your goals. Have fun!