No judgement if you spend the majority of your time scrolling through Coronavirus-related memes or lounging in yesterday’s clothes. However, the world will eventually go back to normal. So now might be the perfect time to learn a new skill or brush up on old ones. Who knows, maybe you’ll even have the upper hand once businesses are back and running.
Below we rounded up the best courses for creatives. You can learn skills in content marketing, SEO and analytics, and design. And because we need all the coins we can get, all courses are free.
Hubspot Academy: Learn what content marketing is and how to do it. In this 12 lesson course, you will have quizzes at the end of every session to make sure you retained the information. Upon completing the six-hour course, you will be rewarded with a certificate.
Coursera: This course,The Strategy of Content Marketing, is offered by the University of California, Davis. If you’re thinking of starting your own business or want to brush up on your customer retainment skills, this is the course for you.
Skillshare: The course titled “SEO Today: Strategies to Earn Trust, Rank High, and Stand Out” is packed with 11 lessons in video form. Each lesson is between 5 to 11 minutes and can be completed easily in one day or at your own pace.
YOAST: If you have no prior knowledge on SEO, this is the perfect crash course for you. The course is split in three sections: introduction to SEO, content SEO, and technical SEO. Create a simple login, and you’ll have access to over 100 courses.
Alison: Her free course in e-business will take you less than 10 hours and will give you a diploma. Learn everything about making a website and tools to monitor the return.
Google Analytics Academy: Google offers loads of free courses at their online Analytics Academy. Learn how to analyze reports and track data through six free courses.
Udemy: Introduction to Graphic Design by Udemy will give you a general idea of graphic design. Learn about logos, banners, and gifs, and much more to amp up your design skills.
Invision: The course titled “Principles of UX Design” is nine chapters full of teachings on user research, decision making procedures, and the importance of UX design.
Coursera: If you know nothing about user design, this is the course for you. In approximately seven hours you will learn everything about the user – from what they like to design techniques to satisfy them. Upon completion, and a small fee of $49, you will have the option to continue your studies with the next level, eventually gaining a certificate in UX design.
Adobe: No one knows Photoshop like Adobe. All you do is choose your skill level, and a custom set of tutorials will be available to you. The moment you feel like you’re ready to level up, simply change the skill level and continue.
Tuts+: With over 300 free tutorials on their website, you can become a Photoshop pro in no time.