Why Skillshare Is The Best

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After seeing Skillshare pop up on a few blogs I love, I decided to give it a shot.  I always like learning new things and figured this was the perfect chance.  It is a website with over 17,000 classes so you can learn anything from SEO to macrame or floral arranging to website building.

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What is Skillshare

Skillshare is a website with over 17,000 classes taught by experts, so it’s not just your average Joe teaching you how to make pasta.  It’s someone who really knows what they’re doing.  The classes are broken down by categories for easy browsing and if you find an instructor you like, you can follow them so you know when they add new courses.  Class times vary, but are usually between 30 and 90 minutes, some longer, some shorter.  All of them will have the time listed on the class page.

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Why it’s awesome

Skillshare is perfect if you want to learn, well, pretty much anything.  You can improve your professional skills by learning how to build websites, perfect search engine optimization, better known as SEO, learn Javascript or HTML, or design a WordPress theme.  If that doesn’t sound good to you, you can learn how to do hand lettering, watercolor painting, urban sketching, or floral arranging.  You can even learn how to brew the perfect cup of coffee, care for plants, and master the art of the grilled cheese sandwich.  There is literally something for everyone.

Another awesome thing is that if you use the app on a smartphone or tablet, you can save classes for offline viewing.  This is perfect if you’re traveling or live somewhere without Internet.  This is what I do and I love it.

You can also follow certain categories and those will show up on your homepage so you can find new classes easily.  This is super cool because you can find things you might not have thought of otherwise.

All of the courses are broken up into sections that you can pause anytime, go back to if you missed something, speed up or slow down, and are easy to work along with.  Some have class projects that you can follow along with and add to when you’re all done.  It’s a fun way to be part of the class and to see what everyone else that has done it is working on.

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Why I love it

Like I already said, you can save classes for offline viewing.  I love that with terrible (or no) Internet in the middle of nowhere.  You can try new things that you might not have thought of before seeing a course for it, like learning knife skills to chop like a pro or drawing on Procreate on the iPad.

It’s an awesome way to pass time and stay busy whether you are at home or want to learn something new while traveling.  It’s perfect for digital nomads looking to broaden horizons or seasonal workers trying to stay busy between jobs.  Corporate professionals can pick a relaxing hobby and retirees can learn something they’ve always dreamed of.  Like I said, there’s something for everyone.

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What I’ve learned so far

So far I’ve learned how to be a travel blogger when I’m not traveling (which I sort of already have down, but it gives good post ideas), urban sketch, watercolor basics, watercolor paint and draw coffee, sell ebooks on Amazon, and outline a novel.  And there’s so much more I want to learn, it’s crazy.

How much is it

You can do a one month free trial to try out all kinds of these awesome classes and after that it’s $15 a month, unless you pay once a year, then it comes out to $8.95 a month and you are billed $99 at once.  That’s a better deal and totally worth it if you like learning new things.  Totally worth it.

So, all that said, I love Skillshare and will definitely continue using it!  Have you used it before?  What courses have you done?  Which was your favorite?  Which do you want to do next?

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