These days, more and more people are skipping expensive college education and opting for cheaper, more useful alternatives like the ones below. I can see why — I have a college degree in web design, but I would say a good 90% of what I know, I learned from online tutorials and articles.
Whether you are just getting started with your blog or you are trying to build your blog into a business, you will need to sharpen your skills. Learning more about WordPress, web design, branding, HTML & CSS, business and software like Photoshop are ways to invest in yourself and your blog. This website exsists to help you with the basics of blogging, but to learn more about other topics you should consider investing in premium eCourses and classes. They are easy to use and will only make things easier for you later on. Who knows, they may even be helpful to you in your career and life outside of your blog.
Treehouse offers videos and interactive quizzes to help you learn to code. The website is user-friendly and gives you badges upon completion of courses.
Price: $25/month for the basic plan.
Similar to Skillshare, Udemy has classes taught by your peers. I love that they have such a wide range of classes that teach you how to do pretty much anything that involves a computer, and also other things like personal finance, creativity, photography, and languages.
Price: Prices vary, but most courses are between $10 to $99.
Codecademy is one of the best places to learn to code because their courses are interactive and fun. You can use Codecademy to learn HTML and CSS, or take it a step further and learn the basics of PHP — which is helpful if your blog runs on WordPress.
Lynda offers thousands of professional tutorial videos on a wide variety of subjects, including design, web, photography and business. This is probably the largest source of them all, since they seem to cover each and every part of a topic.
Price: $24.99/month for a basic month-to-month membership.
I really like Nicole’s Classes! Not just because you can take classes in branding, Photoshop, Illustrator and food styling, but also because the courses are fun and trendy.
Price: $125 for a 4 week course
Skillshare offers courses taught by people with expertise in various subjects. A few of the popular courses right now inlcude Write About Your Favorite Topic: Yourself (which can help you with your writing) and Food Photography: Capturing a Morning Worth Eating. I love that some of the courses are so unconventional but so relevant to today’s trends and standards.
Price: Only $9.95/month. Sign up to Skillshare using this link and get a free month of unlimited classes!