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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Personalized and interactive marketing tools will increase your success rate with networking and with conversions. Why? Because people are attracted to killer visuals and appreciate when they are spoken to directly. If you create interactive and enticing marketing tools, whether that's a hero image, a blog post graphic, an infographic, or a presentation as part of a pitch. And if it's personalized even a little bit? Then they are going to be wanting to find out more!
Visme will offer you killer marketing tools, like graphics, infographics, and presentations. All in an easy-to-use project design system.
"People are attracted to killer visuals and
appreciate when they are spoken to directly."
Today we are going over just an overview of websites, apps, and other tools so you can learn skills online or on your mobile device, whether you're starting from scratch (e.g. learning to code or speak French) or updating your knowledge base (catching up on the latest Photoshop or Illustrator has to offer).
Who doesn't love the occasional Buzzfeed quiz? Well, can you imagine having a quiz that does the same thing as Buzzfeed for your website by providing tailored response-driven results to the quiz takers? Skill Space is developing a sister site to provide better curated business tools and we are using Interact to do just that.
Here's why you should use Interact:
Want to know what the best tips were for Instagram? Here's a small compilation of only the best resources Skill Space has come across to help you today.
Instagram is kind of a big deal, no?
We can't all be expert Instagrammers, but the following website's have created tons of content and compiled great advice to help you improve your 'gram game the right way.
Let's start with building your Instagram strategy
Obviously you know the basics and purpose of the app itself, but developing a successful Instagram strategy for your business in a sea of users can be tricky. Here, Facebook and Instagram themselves even weigh in and provide insight on how to use Instagram for your business and brand.
Superheroes are brands made human. One only needs to look at the logos on their chests, some of which are the most consistently recognized symbols around. What’s more, these walking, talking brand ambassadors have millions of fans all over the world. They tap into our innate desire to experience dramatic storytelling at its best, and being well-rounded characters with backstories and relatable personality traits, they create a meaningful connection with their audience. There are valuable lessons that brands and ad agencies can learn from superheroes – here are some you won’t want to forget.
Google pretty much dominates when it comes to how a website ranks on the web, so it's not surprising that Google Analytics would have an elaborate system of tracking your website's performance. The Google Analytics system has many great metrics to measure so that you can stay on top of how your website is doing, engagement, who and where your audience is coming from geographically, amongst other data.
A really important metric is learning how your audience is getting to your website (eg, where your traffic is coming from). This is called "Acquisition." The four main categories include the following:
- Direct acquisition is someone who types your website address into the search bar and clicks "enter" or "submit."
- Referral acquisition is someone who clicks on a hyperlink from another website that connects (or points them) to your website.
- Organic acquisition is when visitors search an inquiry into their favorite search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc) and it yields a result with your website and then they click to visit your website. The importance of understanding how this work is detailed in our SEO Like a Pro blog series.
- Social acquisition is visitors coming to your website from a social media network like Facebook, Twitter, or even Reddit.
Want to know what some of our favorite Facebook private groups are for online entrepreneurs, bloggers and brands? Read along to see our top six, including Skill Space's very own newly launched group created just with you in mind.