I really enjoy learning. Unfortunately being a professional student not only doesn’t earn an income, it is also very expensive. I often try to find a balance by finding ways where my learning can lead to earning.
Sometimes it’s not even in ways that I planned. For example, in college I took a guitar class just for fun. I had experience in music but was a complete beginner in guitar. I really enjoyed it so I kept practicing and learning on my own. After performing at a talent show years later, I had several people ask if I gave lessons. And just like that I became a guitar teacher. I’m not a guitar expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I was at least a couple steps ahead of my students.
What if you can learn a skill that you can then turn into a business? Maybe you already have a skill that you could teach others to earn some extra income.
The internet is full of knowledge (and time sucks, but we’ll stay away from those). You can find out how to do just about anything by scouring the internet. The problem is that sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know (do you know what I mean?). Maybe you’re entirely overlooking an important angle or you aren’t getting the big picture. Plus, searching for useful and accurate information also takes time.
I’ve found that when you are serious about learning something, it’s helpful to invest in a course. When Elite Blog Academy came out, my blog was just around a year old. I decided to invest in that learning opportunity and am so glad I did! Since then I have more than doubled my blog traffic and income. Elite Blog Academy is an investment I recommend to any blogger.
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A Great Opportunity
I know that lots of you are looking for ways that you can earn some extra money to put toward your financial goals, so I wanted to share a great opportunity with you to learn a new skill (or polish up an old one) and turn that into an earning possibility.
Right now, over 10,000 Udemy courses are on sale for just $10-$15. These are courses with hours of video content, reading material, assignments, quizzes, and other interactions that normally cost in the hundreds of dollars.
If there is a skill you are interested in developing either for personal enjoyment or as a way to start earning money, now is a great time to invest in a course. Even at the $10 sale price, you get lifetime access to the videos and course materials.
Here are some courses that stood out to me as learning that leads to earning. They all received excellent ratings.
Learn Photoshop, Web Design & Profitable Freelancing by Barin Cristian Doru — This course includes over 17 hours of video to teach the ins and outs of Photoshop. You don’t need any prior Photoshop experience. He also teaches how to monetize your work. Nearly 40K people have enrolled in this five-star class which is normally priced at $300.
Running A Web Design Business by Rob Cubbon– If you have graphic design, web design or web development experience already, you could turn it into a business. Rob goes through all the steps that you should take to create your business.
Replace Your Job Selling Used Items on eBay by Charity Cason– If you love frequenting thrift stores and garage sales already, learn what items to look for and a proven strategy to resell those items for a profit on eBay.
Learn & Earn: Make Passive Income Selling eBooks & Courses by Rob Cubbon– I have been getting Rob’s emails for a while and am intrigued by his success. Just reading through the topics of the lectures and watching the previews is inspiring. You could turn just about any skill you already have into an income by teaching it to others through an online course or ebook.
There are thousands and thousands of courses available, so this is really just the tip of the iceberg. As you browse through the courses, you can read reviews from other students who have taken the course as well as watch previews of different parts of the course.
I just signed up for a course on photography so I can finally learn how to use my DSLR on manual instead of auto. My husband and I decided it would be fun to do the course together since we are both interested in learning!
Take a look through the courses offered on Udemy. Whether you would like to learn a new skill, start a business, prepare for a certification exam, dabble in the arts, or learn a new language, I’m sure there will be something that interests you. Get lifetime access to the course for $10 now and then get started at your convenience.
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