7 LIFE CHANGING FREE ONLINE COURSES UP FOR GRABS THIS COVID-19 SEASON
The mention of Covid-19 brings chills up and down our spines. This is because the pandemic has become a threat to our livelihood. Despite this dark cloud, there is a silver lining. This season has brought some good tidings in disguise.
Universities, colleges, entrepreneurs, and online businesses are chipping in to make life worthwhile. They are giving us an opportunity to grab their premium courses for free, with the aim of empowering us to upskill or begin a new side gig.
This is a commendable act of helping make people’s lives sustainable. Below I have compiled 7 free online courses that you can indulge in. It could be a course you have been wanting to do but lacked the finances or a brand new skill you want to try out.
Feel free to explore as much as you can and let this stay at home season become profitable. There are courses for everyone. Whether you are a working-class, entrepreneur, college, or university student.
Feel free to share this information with others whom you know will benefit. The offers are for a limited time so where you need to sign up, do so at the earliest time possible. Some are short courses while others take a longer time.
1. FUNZI MOBILE PHONE COURSES
Funzi is a learning platform that offers practical skills for a better life, career, and business in small and easy bites.
This is an easy platform that can be accessed through a mobile phone.
The short courses on offer include:
COVID 19 Adapt and Thrive
Civil Society Today
Get That Future
Get That Job
How the Internet Works on Mobile Devices
Living a Healthy Lifestyle
I have definitely grabbed this one.
To access the learning materials, click the link below
LinkedIn is offering 16 free courses through one of their learning paths, Working Remotely. This is an open-access offer meaning you do not need to sign up. The courses on offer include:
Building Resilience – 34 min
Developing Resourcefulness – 18 min
Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls – 34 min
Leading at a Distance – 36 min
Managing Virtual Teams – 56 min
Leading Virtual Meetings – 32 min
Learning Zoom – 45 min
Learning Blue Jeans Meetings – 1 hr 11 min
Learning WebEx – 44 min
Learning Skype – 1 hr 4 min
Managing Stress for Positive Change – 57 min
Microsoft Teams Tips & Tricks – 1 hr 1 min
Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset – 59 min
Time Management: Working From Home – 1 hr 25 min
Thriving @ Work: the Connection between Well-being and Productivity – 41 min
Working Remotely – 1 hr
This is worth checking out.
Follow the link below to access the learning materials.
LLINKEDIN WORKING REMOTELY COURSES
3. SKILLSHARE ONLINE COURSES
Skillshare is an online learning platform with over 24000 online courses across multiple disciplines.
There is a two-month free offer to access all the skills available on the platform. This is an opportunity to grab immediately.
Skillshare offers you the opportunity to become an online tutor if you have a skill or knowledge to share.
Popular Courses on Skillshare include:
1. Learn to Teach an Amazing Skillshare class
2. Graphic Design Basics: Core Principles for Visual Design
3. The Complete Introductory Course to Finance & Accounting
4. Cryptocurrency Crash Course for Beginners
5. CPR, AED & First Aid
6. Engineering Mechanics – An Introduction
7. Freedom from Grief and suffering – Healing your Heart
from Personal Loss
8. The Law of Attraction: 10 Steps to Transform Your Life
and Achieve your Dream
Access the SkillShare website, browse through the courses, or search for a specific course on the search bar.
Follow the link below to access their website.
4. UDEMY ONLINE COURSES
Udemy is another online learning platform that offers a large catalog of both free and paid courses at a reasonable price.
It is user friendly and flexible, allowing you to choose and pick topics that interest you.
Udemy also offers you the opportunity to become an online tutor if you have a skill or knowledge to share.
Popular Courses on Udemy include:
1. Guitar Playing Crash Course for Beginners
2. Blockchain and Bitcoins 101
3. Creating The Right Product
4. Online Business Plan
5. How to VLOG & Grow a YouTube Following
6. How to Profit from The Stock Market Safely with ETF –
7. Affiliate Marketing for Beginners – Amazon Blueprint
8. Creating an Online Course that Sells
Access their website and browse through the courses for your preferred choice.
Follow the link below to access their website.
5. ALL –AROUND SEO COURSE FROM YOAST
Are you a content writer, blogger, or copywriter? This is the course for you.
This is an open-access offer to one of the most sort after courses.
And yes, I have grabbed this one too.
The course includes the following topics:
• Introduction to SEO
• Technical SEO
• Off-page SEO
• SEO Copywriting
• Keyword research
• Optimizing your images
• Site Structure
• UX and conversion
Access the course by following the link below
6. BITDEGREE ONLINE COURSES
BitDegree is offering various courses for free this COVID-19 season.
These are long courses so you should pick one, complete, and implement knowledge learned before moving to the next course.
BitDegree Online Business Master
This is a course for those who want to learn different ways to earn money online.
By partaking in this course, you will also gain knowledge on how to maximize your profits, productivity, and time management.
The course includes:
Productivity in your personal and professional life
Profit maximization for freelancers
How to price and sell stuff online
Self-publishing on Amazon
Creating an Online course from a book
Access the learning resources by clicking the link below
BITDEGREE ONLINE BUSINESS MASTER COURSE
BitDegree Digital Marketing Course
This is the ideal course for those looking to use Social Media to grow their business.
You will learn how to turn your audience into clients.
The course entails:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Creating Facebook Ads like a Pro
Twitter Marketing Secrets
Using Social Media Channels together
Test and Optimize your Conversion Channels
Creating your market plan
To access the course, follow the link below
BITDEGREE DIGITAL MARKETING COURSE
There are other BitDegree courses on offer you can explore.
o Android App Developer (5 Courses)
o Game Designer (6 courses)
o Game Developer with Unity (8 Courses)
o iOS App Developer ( 6 Courses)
o Machine Learning Specialist (5 Courses)
o Web Developer (9 Courses)
7. 365 DATA SCIENCE COURSES
This course will enable you to gain in-depth skills in the field of Data Science.
There are 21 units to be covered among which include:
Intro to Data and Data Science
Advanced Microsoft Excel
Python Programmer Bootcamp
Machine Learning in Python
Customer Analytics in Python
Introduction to Tableau
SQL + Tableau
For Data science enthusiasts, this is one course to go for.
Sign up and register through the following link
It is my firm belief that you will not miss one or two skills to learn from this list.
Take up the challenge and expand your knowledge base.
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