The 60 Best Free Online Courses For Whatever You Want to Learn

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” That’s never been truer than it is today. With new technology emerging at breakneck speeds, there’s a palpable pressure to continuously upskill. Whether you want that job promotion or to sidestep into a new field, you’ll need to commit to learning new skills. However, learning new skills can be both time-consuming and challenging. In fact, according to Josh Kaufman, international bestselling author of The Personal MBA, it takes 20 hours to go from knowing nothing about a particular subject to being pretty good at it. Of course, if you want to become an expert — well, that takes even longer. Blog posts and podcasts are great starting points for exploring a particular topic. But online business courses will provide you with the time and space you need to go deep and truly master a new skill. Plus, most courses are made up of on-demand videos and exercises that you can progress through at your own pace. Below, we’ve gathered 60 of the[…]

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How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 40 Resources for Beginners

Social media is no longer an optional marketing channel — it’s a necessary one. But that doesn’t mean results are a given. When it comes to social media, you’ll either have a lot of success interacting with your customers, or you’ll see little results — and that depends on the level of effort you put into it. For every business that has found success in social media marketing, there are at least two more spinning their social wheels with no tangible results. It’s time to change that trend. For many, social media is simply a place to post links to content they’ve created in hopes that thousands will see it, click through, and share with their followers. So they have profiles on every network, and every network looks exactly the same; line after line of self-promotion. This is not going to bring results. In fact, Facebook‘s algorithm now penalizes link-based content, and Instagram has made it all-but-impossible to share a link. Half-heartedly sharing your content on social media is not social media marketing. It’s spamming.[…]

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