Career and Business

Get skilled! These 6 websites will train you for a few coins or for free. Did I mention free?

“In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.”

I want to see Black women from all over the world thrive. How can a sister thrive? She must continue to educate herself, be ahead of technology, observe trends and learn new personal and career skills. If she does this, no one can deny her. She will thrive, dominate and win.
Businesswoman typing.

Would you like to become a web developer? How about becoming makeup artist? I love makeup so much ((drools)). In some states, you don’t need a license to become a makeup artist. Check your local government to see if you do. Would you like to learn new language to grow your career or travel? Oh that moment when you surprise people because they see a Black woman who speaks another language. Then they have the nerve to ask her how. HA! Want to learn yoga? Want to learn how to market your business or learn a new subject for the heck of it? Welcome to online learning.

Many of us believe we cannot learn because of lack money and/or time. Well you are wrong. Stop! Stop with the excuses. You are full of it. As Susan Powter said, “Stop the INSANITY!” If you can read this, you can do this. If you can watch trashy videos online, which I am so guilty of, you can learn any skill you want to online. You can do this with little or no money. All you have to do is type.

Are you ready to start a new chapter in your life? Let’s get started.

Code Academy

Want to learn to how code for free? Sign up for Code Academy now!  Code Academy is self-paced. I will be honest with you; coding can change your life. If you can code, you’ll have an unlimited of career and economic opportunities. All you have to do is be willing to learn and of course, begin. www.codecademy.com

Coursera

I use Coursera all the time. What is so great about Coursera? Everything! Coursera offers over 800 classes with partner organizations. Topics range from programming to finance. You know what else is awesome? It is free! www.coursera.org

CreativeLive

I just started watching CreativeLive, and I like it. CreativeLive offers free live classes taught by leaders in their field. This calendar is a lit of their free courses. If you like to class, you can purchase it later and watch it as much as you want. www.creativelive.com

MIT Open Courseware

Did you know MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) offers free online courses? Topics range from business, mathematics (I need this one) to teaching and education. The website offers videos, audio recordings, lecture notes and of course, exams. I mean, who wouldn’t want to learn from one of the world’s best universities? www.ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Udemy (Affiliate link)

Want to learn about Yoga? Want to take guitar lessons? Need to learn how to promote your business or anything else? Try Udemy. I love Udemy. I used it when I needed to learn marketing tips. I am now using it to learn Japanese and Ruby on Rails (click here if you want to find out what Ruby on Rails is). The Japanese language course was only $10, and the Ruby on Rails course was free. As you can see, Udemy’s prices are amazing. The great thing is that you can watch the courses as many times as you want, and the instructors  always update the courses. You can pretty much find everything you need on Udemy. All you have to do is look for it.  www.udemy.com (affiliate link)

YouTube

There are so many YouTubers who are wonderful teachers. You can learn just about anything there. I learned how to fix my computer on YouTube. I am much better at makeup today than I was five years ago.  I learned makeup from a professional makeup artist on YouTube. I should start charge now. I am still awful at hair, but that’s another story. All you have to do is type in what you are looking for, and it is right there. The best part about it is that you can choose the time and who is teaching you.  Guess what? It is free. www.youtube.com

These websites can and will improve your life. All you have to do is take advantage of it and start typing away.

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Thanks for reading. The only limit you have is the one you have placed on yourself. Think and be limitless.

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7 comments

  1. Andre Saunders 3 February, 2015 at 08:40 Reply

    I agree. Many of us pass up opportunities thinking that there is a high “cost” to prevent us from moving forward. Starting a business or career is “cheap” and it is the continuous education gained that adds the value. Free education as well as other resources and tools are abundant online and really takes the steam out of ANY excuse someone may have. Don’t give up on yourself and keep aspiring!

  2. Tech support 11 March, 2015 at 18:17 Reply

    Msdn is also a great source of information from Microsoft. Also, asking for help from stackoverflow is very useful.

  3. Dores Ibrahim 10 May, 2015 at 15:22 Reply

    Also check out the Kindle Free books selections – many people offer great resources for free to generate new customers, also Linkedin can provide valuable expert info.

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