Use lockdown to learn new skills and make money with Free online courses
Being stuck in lockdown is not fun, especially with the cold long evening approaching and nothing to look forward to. It is easy to get demotivated and stuck in a rut.
If you lost your job on top of everything else it can be even harder to stay positive and motivated.
There is a way out of this rut. You can use this time productively. You can start a side hustle or even a new job. You can retrain or start a new business without having to invest hundreds of pounds. Job market is changing, the way companies recruit is changing too, so get ahead of the game and use the free time you have to update your skill set, learn some digital, agile, virtual skills or anything that interests you and start making money.
Here are my favourite FREE online courses you can take to become more employable in 2020
Most of the provides below offer paid courses too but the selection of free courses is well rounded to start without having to spend a penny.
Google Analytics Academy offers a series of free courses on Google’s website traffic measurement tools. This course can be useful for anyone who wants to get into social media management and understand insight into website performance.
Udemy is a well-known course provider with a variety of courses on pretty much any subject.
Free Code Camp is a great learning tool for anyone who wants to learn coding in their own time.
Hubs Pot Academy offers courses on digital marketing, web design, sales and anything social media content related.
Oxford Home Study has a wide range of free (short courses) on many subjects from marketing to forensic accounting.
LinkedIn Learning provides a range of courses focused on professional learning and career development.
Open Learn has plenty of courses on different subjects such us; languages, technology, money or law.
Coursera offers a wide range of courses on subjects such as machine learning, psychology, financial markets, negotiations and more.
Hopefully you were able to find a course that sparked your interest, complete it and maybe even certify in. Coming out of lockdown with a new job or a skill will not only be good for your wallet but you mind too!
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