Here are 5 of the best online learning platforms that are available to you, and most of them are free!
EdX is a top spot for business professionals, as they offer many courses in specific business areas. Classes are hosted by top instructors from highly accredited universities, such as Harvard, Berkeley, and MIT. If you want to really stack up your resume, you can pay for a certificate in these courses, but if you’re just looking to sharpen your skills, you can choose to “audit” the course and access the same materials. Plus, you can access all of these courses from your mobile devices on the EdX app and take your learning on the go!
HubSpot has been a staple in the marketing field for most of the digital age. However, even in 2020, the amount of small businesses has grown by 27%, meaning that we are living in the world of entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, time can be tight and marketing efforts can slip through the cracks. Brush up on your digital advertising skills with courses that you can complete in an hour. Your business will thank you!
SEO is a term that is often used to describe the content that companies produce. While it is a common practice these days, truly understanding what SEO means and implementing it into daily activities is challenging. Moz offers hour-long courses and a recognizable certification. While this course is not free, SEO is something to invest in, as well as the education behind it. Starting at $199 after 30-day free trial.
Have you ever wondered what actually goes into writing a code? It’s not as intimidating as it seems, and knowing even the basics goes a long way in today’s business world. Code Academy offers a number of free courses in 14 different coding languages. Their Portfolio Projects even include gateway resources to different career paths and plenty of courses to gain knowledge on several industry topics.
LinkedIn is the social network that has become the make or break of careers in the age of technology. Their learning platform is an easy way for people to add verified skills to their profile and get noticed by recruiters. The classes range from Marketing on Instagram to teaching you how to command a virtual meeting. Premium classes are offered to LinkedIn Premium, but there are plenty of free resources available.
So instead of binging one more episode of your favorite TV show,
spend an hour each day working on something that will benefit you and your paycheck.
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and only cease at death.” – Albert Einstein