Learning online: 5 expert tips to skill up easily from home




Learn new skills from home by learning online

Using your free time, either while at home, while traveling, or even after asking your company for online courses registration, is a great way to skill up and improve not only your personal knowledge, but also to add new skills on your CV, and be able to claim a salary raise, more responsibilities, or to negotiate a new job.

If you have enough knowledge on a given subject, you can even consider to create an online course‌ and sell your own skills online, one of the best ways to make money online‌ by working from the comfort of your own.

However, if you are looking to improve your skill, we asked the community of experts for their tips on learning online. See below their answers.

Are you following any online course, class, or any kind of upskilling digital products? Why would you recommend them, did you get any good result? Is it personal or paid by / enforced by your corporate policy?

D. Gilson, AutoInsurance.org: take courses through Google Digital Garage

During the current pandemic that has many of us staying at home, I’m loving taking courses through Google Digital Garage. From SEO writing to digital marketing campaign management, these courses offer a variety of skills that are increasingly important for workers in 2020 and beyond.

Google Digital Garage: Learn online marketing with free courses

Plus, perhaps the best part of these courses: They are all FREE. That’s right. Google is offering these courses to anyone and everyone with access to a computer and the internet who wants to take advantage of them. The courses are designed by top folks not only at Google, but also other industry and academic leaders.

These courses aren’t required by my company, but they are making me a better employee who understands the online writing process better.

D. Gilson, PhD, is an auto insurance specialist at AutoInsurance.org and has taught writing and popular culture studies at the university level for more than a decade.
D. Gilson, PhD, is an auto insurance specialist at AutoInsurance.org and has taught writing and popular culture studies at the university level for more than a decade.
  AutoInsurance.org

Joe Flanagan, 90s Fashion World: short course at the university of Artls London

I just finished a short course at the University of Arts London regarding Fashion Journalism. I am also closely following the open courses that are live daily at Creative Live, particularly the ones about design. I believe that they are a great option for new users that feel like trying it out without paying a subscription.

Personally, I enjoyed them a lot and I found lots of great actionable tips that I could put into practice right away.

University of Arts London
Creative Live
Joe Flanagan, Founder of 90s Fashion World. A blog about fashion, entertainment and culture of the last great decade. I am currently trying several courses, since I always try to be involved in some kind of learning to upgrade my skills and to try new activities.
Joe Flanagan, Founder of 90s Fashion World. A blog about fashion, entertainment and culture of the last great decade. I am currently trying several courses, since I always try to be involved in some kind of learning to upgrade my skills and to try new activities.
  90s Fashion World

Kevin Miller, The Word Counter: We Offer Employees a $1000 Stipend for Online Courses

Recently, our organization created a Grow Your Craft fund, where we give remote employees $1,000 to spend on an online course of their choice. The only requirement is that it has to connect to the functional work area that the employee is in right now. We currently have employees enrolled in courses doing Google Analytics, Google Adwords, SQL, Data Analysis, and more. It has been a huge hit across the company with 80% adoption so far.

This is the perfect time to utilize online courses, and we are taking advantage of that opportunity.

Kevin Miller is the founder and CEO of The Word Counter. He is a growth marketer with an extensive background in SEO, paid acquisition and email marketing. Kevin studied at Georgetown University, worked at Google for several years, is a Forbes contributor and has been a head of growth and marketing at several top tier startups in Silicon Valley.
Kevin Miller is the founder and CEO of The Word Counter. He is a growth marketer with an extensive background in SEO, paid acquisition and email marketing. Kevin studied at Georgetown University, worked at Google for several years, is a Forbes contributor and has been a head of growth and marketing at several top tier startups in Silicon Valley.
  The Word Counter

Ljubica Cvetkovska, DealsOnCannabis: learn new languages with iTalki

One of my personal projects now that I'm in self-isolation is learning new languages online with Italki. It's perfect for practicing my Spanish since it allows me to learn in a more casual and conversational setting over video chat.

What I love about iTalki is that you can choose a tutor based on your exact regional language specifications. Since I'm planning to live as a digital nomad‌ in Costa Rica once this is all over, I can learn Spanish the way it's specifically spoken in that country. The classes are not free, but they are inexpensive for the value they provide, and you can find a good tutor for less than $10 per hour.

It's also pretty neat because I can also teach classes as a side-gig on iTalki in my native tongue, Macedonian. So I can use my earnings to essentially trade for classes of languages that I'm interested in learning.

It's also a pretty good side-gig since I can do it on a casual basis when I have time, which is plenty these days!

italki: Learn a language online | italki
Ljubica Cvetkovska, Co-Founder, DealsOnCannabis: A full-time researcher of all things cannabis-related, Ljubica devotes her time, energy and skills to present the most reliable data in the realms of cannabis and CBD. Writing keeps her pretty busy, but when she has free time she can be found binge-watching TV shows or hitting up the gym.
Ljubica Cvetkovska, Co-Founder, DealsOnCannabis: A full-time researcher of all things cannabis-related, Ljubica devotes her time, energy and skills to present the most reliable data in the realms of cannabis and CBD. Writing keeps her pretty busy, but when she has free time she can be found binge-watching TV shows or hitting up the gym.
  DealsOnCannabis

Yoann, Online Instructor: New business skills to add on your CV and accelerate your career

Staying at home is the perfect time to learn new valuable business skills, that can be added on your CV, and either easily get a promotion and a salary raise, or land a new job with a higher pay and a better work-life balance.

With a SAP procurement training‌ you will be able to better understand how operational procurement works in a firm, and become a valuable asset in your company to apply best practices for buying processes

SAP Operational procurement online training in English
SAP Operational procurement online course in French

An SAP Ariba online course‌ will develop your basic understanding of one of the world's largest B2B business network, on which nearly 10% of world's commercial exchanges are negotiated, giving you new skills on plan-buy-pay process and be able to improve your company's procurement processes.

Introduction to SAP Ariba online course in English
Introduction to SAP Ariba online class in French

With a course such as SAP Materials Management introduction you will understand how the raw materials, semi-finished goods, finished goods, and all other kind of materials are handled within SAP - Materials Management being necessary for many business processes such as production, sales, procurement.

SAP Materials Management online course in English
SAP Materials Management online training in French

If you are already working in a company, or if you are a business owner, consider getting a SAP training for business‌ subscription to allow your whole workforce to skill up, apply best practices on the SAP system‌ their are using daily, and thus save time and money for the whole company.

Corporate SAP training and office productivity online classes
Yoann is an online instructor for Michael Management. After more than 10 years working as an international SAP implementation Project Manager, he now shares his knowledge in online publications.
Yoann is an online instructor for Michael Management. After more than 10 years working as an international SAP implementation Project Manager, he now shares his knowledge in online publications.
  New Simple As Possible ERP: SAP Online Training - Why is it needed today
Yoann
About the author - Yoann
Yoann is an International Business Consultant, facilitator and coordinator. He worked more than 10 years in global business, supply chain, financial, SAP ERP projects, Web and SEO optimization for various industries, such as logistics, cosmetics, consumer goods, beauty care, or fashion, in more than 30 countries around the globe.
 




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