5 Online Classes That Will Help You Achieve Your Dreams This Year


The time has come to start getting serious about 2018. That means achieving your goals and growing as a person. Setting goals that matter and actually achieving them can be difficult, but it all starts with you. We’ve found that the best way to accomplish your goals, whatever they may be, is to actually learn the skill-sets needed to complete them. Using the best online classes for 2018, you might actually make that happen.

Skillshare has an incredible library of online classes and is my favorite way to get ahead of the game and learn new skills. And for a limited time, Skillshare is offering Career Girl Daily readers a special New Year offer: get your first 3 months for only $0.99. Skillshare normally costs $8.25 per month, so this is a great time to start getting things done and get ahead of the game!

So with that in mind, get your life together in 2018 with this roundup of great online Skillshare classes that will absolutely make 2018 yours.


1. Grow your Instagram account

If you’re trying to build a business, grow your social presence or just get serious about what you’re posting online. Analytics & Authenticity on Instagram: Crafting Your Digital Presence by Sophia Chang will definitely help you out. It’s a simple 45-minute class that will help you build a personal brand, from editing to analytics and engagement. You will learn how to track your growth through analytics, represent passions through photography, engage with the community and create a personal brand. Find the class here.


2. Create your ideal week

Skillshare CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn’s class Real Productivity: Create Your Ideal Week will help you get your life together. Forget what you know about building your ideal week and being productive. Michael will tell you how to stop feeling chaotic and unorganized. He’ll teach you which apps to download, how to build a calendar and create a system to free up some space in your mind. This class will change your life! Find the class here.


3. From business plan to real business

If you want to take the step from business plan to real-world business, you should try the class Entrepreneurship Hustle: From Business Plan to Real-World Success by Michael Chernow. This one hour class will teach you about finding an opportunity, creating an amazing business plan, pitching investors and creating a brand. Led by a restauranteur, this course will teach you how to navigate the restaurant business, but it’s also very good to sign up to if you have any other business. Find the class here.


4. Earn money freelancing

Thinking about making the leap and earning your own money on your own schedule? You might be thinking you don’t even know where to begin. Justin Gignac and Caire Wasserman’s course Going Freelance: Building and Branding Your Own Success, will lead you down the path to your own freelance freedom. Each lesson will inspire you to do things your way. You’ll learn how to create a portfolio, market yourself and set yourself up for financial success. Anyone thinking about going it alone should take this course. Find it here.


5. Build your own website from scratch

You can’t go wrong with CSS and HTML skills these days. Learn how to build your own website with Hand Coding Your Own Website: HTML and CSS Basics by Rich Armstrong. It’s super simple and easy to follow. You’ll learn how to publish your own websites with code you’ve written yourself. It seems like an impossible task but knowing even the basics of code will open a world of possibilities up to you. Find the course here.
Skillshare has over 18,000 classes, we’re constantly checking it and signing up for new things. You’ll definitely find something that will inspire you for 2018. Don’t forget to click here to redeem your first three months for only $0.99!


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  1. Hey! Thanks for this, I’m signing up now and getting my sister to sign up with me. We’re challenging ourselves to learn one new skill a week!

  2. It always essential to keep improving yourself too, so you’re right, after a while the brain can get lazy! And we have to work hard to fight against that!

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