FIND OUT WHAT COURSES ARE ACTUALLY WORTH YOUR TIME.
Feel like there is so much information out there and you are so inspired but also so overwhelmed? Well, this past year I've been taking all the free e-mail and online courses for you so that you don't have to waste your time on the ... well, not as helpful ones. There are many out there that just stick to the very basic bullet points without even touching on anything worthy or actionable unless you buy into the course. However, I have found a few gems for you that I can't wait to share.
What free #business courses are worth your time?
Here are 12 options for you!
Continue reading to find out what FREE courses you should sign up for TODAY.
Beginner business + blogging courses
Starting from the very beginning? You maybe even have a good bit under your belt, but here are the awesome courses that will really help you move to the next level:
Researching for this article, inspired me to make my own e-course that was thorough, helpful, and actionable. I go a little bit further including information like whether you should register as an LLC, how to make your website reader-friendly, marketing basics, etc. All the things you really do need to know both when getting started AND moving to the next level.
intermediate business + marketing courses
These are for those who really need knowledge to enhance skills you already have or to further DIY your own business to increase it's success.
- Kory Woodard: Create Irresistible Incentives
- The SITS Girls: Skyrocket Your Blog's Pageviews
- Noni May: A Media Kit That Sells
- Socially Aligned: Facebook Ad Training
What do you think?
Have you taken any of the above courses? What were your thoughts? Honestly, my favorite two were Business Basecamp by Adventure of Existence and Create Irresistible Incentives by Kory Woodard as both of them were very informative, beautifully laid out, thought-provoking, and super actionable.
Feel like I'm missing any courses from this list? Tell me below in the comments! I'd love to take the course and consider adding it to this list!
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If you read Four Must-Haves For your Domain Name, then you know it's getting really difficult to get that perfect domain name for your brand or business. In today's post, we're giving strategies to make the next best thing work out awesome for you, including a few case studies.
It is getting harder and harder to get a dot com domain name. And if it's even available for you, it's probably coming with a premium four-figure price tag. How disappointing is that?! I've been there and many of us have been there.
Heck, it's why there's a hyphen for skill-space.com.
I see a lot of people going through this themselves and there is a lot of conflicting advice on which direction people should go: just have a really long domain name to get that prestigious "yourcompanyname.com" or choose another extension.
I love Squarespace. I work a lot with other website builders, but Squarespace is my favorite. It's a happy medium between the others providing a closed-source, high-quality system for DIY website builders.
But, that doesn't mean only smaller scale businesses use Squarespace. While WordPress might be the main name out there, companies like Pixar Animation Studios, Fast Company, Lyft and Sophia Amoruso's #GirlBoss all use Squarespace.
Let's dive into the reasons Squarespace IS for you:
Three tactics to go ahead and avoid right now:
- Time-limited offers
- Money-centered phrases
- Overused phrases
2 tactics to implement always
- High quality imagery and visuals
What do you think is missing from this list?
Have you joined some Facebook groups for your niche? There are many great reasons to join two different types of Facebook groups:
1. Facebook Groups Geared Towards Helping You Build Your Business
2. Facebook Groups Geared Towards Your Specific Niche
I am 100% a huge advocate for the power of the Facebook community. But not just for the public profile and advertising potential, but for the closed and private niche-specific Facebook groups. That's where the Facebook gold is, in my opinion.
1. Find Your People
Call them your tribe, your network, or just members of your niche. I like calling them my people. Because they are. They share my struggles, my wins. They are a few steps of ahead of me and provide valuable insight or a few steps behind me and I can pay it forward. Finding your people makes solving the problems of online entrepreneurship (regardless of your niche) much easier. Because you have many many more brains to help you, guide you, and cheer you on.
There are so many podcasts out there and it's an amazing educational resource regardless of your niche. Today we're sharing our absolute favorites for the building your online business niche, including introducing our own which launches this Friday 9/30 with eight episodes out the gate for you to binge listen to.
Article by Olivia Winslow, part of the Skill Space team.
Podcasts rose to popularity in the early 2000’s after the 90’s internet boom. As consumers became adept at having content at their fingertips podcasts became a brilliant marketing tool for businesses as consumers can choose to listen to the podcast whenever and wherever they want. Podcasts are fairly affordable to produce depending on what kind of equipment you use. We recently decided to launch our podcast Build Your Biz. But deciding to launch it and actually launching it is two different things.
The first step to launching our podcast was to find a hosting platform. So what in the world is a hosting platform? A hosting platform is a system that holds the data to your podcast and creates the RSS feed which you use to distribute your podcast. After doing some research I have discovered there are thousands of hosting platforms and some of them can be quite pricey.