Do you feel different to last year? Have you already been making time for the things that matter and to try new things? If so, well done. If not, this is the perfect time to start. This year, make a point of keeping your life skills up to date and introducing some new, modern skills to your toolkit. Learn how to use Photoshop, build a social media strategy and make sure you’re clued in on internet security. You never know when these skills could come in handy.
If you’re wondering which life skills you need to master this year, there is an easy way to get back in the game. Skillshare is one of my favorite websites on the internet. It has a huge library of online classes for everything you can imagine.
For a limited time, Skillshare is offering Career Girl Daily readers a special New Year offer: get your first 3 months for just $0.99. So if you’re interested in getting ahead with your New Year’s Resolutions, sign up here.
1. How to design your own website
This is the year of bringing it back to you. In this day and age, it’s so important to brand yourself. And part of that means having your very own corner of the internet. A website you can use to blog on, share your skills, or just to hand out to potential customers or employers. WordPress is one of the best to host your website on. So you’re going to need to know how to use it. Coding is a skill you should never turn your nose up at – learning HTML and CSS skills will take your content to the next level.
This WordPress Academy class will help you build widgets, learn PHP and build the website you’ve always wanted without spending too much money. Enroll here.
2. How to build a social media strategy that works
Social media channels are here to stay. Facebook outlived MySpace, and with new channels popping up every day, learning not only how to use each channel to the best of your abilities, but also how to build a strategy that works is essential. You might use this knowledge to grow your own business. To step up your social media game. To grab a promotion, or even to start consulting others on their social media accounts. There are so many uses for these skills.
Context Is Key: Social Media Strategy In A Noisy Online World is the class that will help you take it to the next level. You’ll learn how to grow your social media accounts and the winning strategy that entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk uses to build incredible social media accounts. Try it out and make notes of what you learn, you won’t regret it. Enroll here.
3. How to use Photoshop
Photoshop is one of the best tools ever. Take it from me, I use it almost every day, and you don’t have to be a super creative person to get something from it. You can use it to edit photos, create artwork, give your social media graphics a boost, design Instagram stories and so much more.
I would seriously recommend the Basics of Photoshop course by Meg Lewis. You don’t have to be intimidated by it and will learn some skills that might transform your life and your career. You’ll never know how much fun you could have making a collage, or when these skills will come in handy. You can monetize what you know in 2018, and design skills are really worth it. Enroll here.
4. How to be more productive every single day
Another modern life skill we all struggle with is productivity. How many times do we check our phones a day? What could we be doing if we worked to the best of our abilities? That’s why time theming is a modern life skill everyone should know. Mike Vardy teaches you the basics of Time Theming in this class, which will change your life if you find yourself unable to focus. You can choose a theme for each day, whether that’s project management or creative tasks, and you only do those tasks during that day.
The beauty of this class is that it’ll get you to look at your week objectively and fill in what you really need to make time for, while you plan your ideal week. Enroll here.
5. How to create an SEO strategy
SEO. The acronym that makes people break out in a cold sweat. Whether you’re working for yourself, at an established company, or just want some skills you can monetize, SEO is one of the most misunderstood modern skills around. Correct use of SEO strategies can make your content, business webpage, and blog posts incredibly popular. You can use it to sell products, to become an expert in your field, and to grow your website audience.
But what is it, and how do you use it? SEO Today: Strategies to Earn Trust, Rank High and Stand Out will teach you everything you need to know. It goes beyond the ‘jargon’ to teach you exactly how to get to number one in search results, how to choose keywords, and how to get the results you only dreamed of. Enroll here.
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