This week’s Monday Marketing post is all about further learning. I am a big believer in continually learning so I found Skillshare to be perfect for my needs. You may have noticed my Monthly Goals always includes one about doing courses. This is how I manage it!
Check out the freebie offer I have for you at the end of this blog post 😀
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What is Skillshare?
This is an online community to help people continue learning. The classes are all done as videos that I personally find makes it so much easier to learn when you are more pressed for time. They are a mix of talking heads, demonstrations and/or instructional.
Skillshare is filled with thousands of classes in a range of different topics, broken down by categories to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
Here’s a list of the categories that Skillshare has classes in:
How does it work?
The classes are made up of a set of videos that breaks down the topic into easy to view sections. Most classes are between 15 – 40mins long though there are a number of more in-depth ones that are over an hour.
This system of breaking the class into separate videos means you can stop at any time and then go back and just start on the next video. I find this really useful if you don’t always have large blocks of time to learn solidly in.
Below is a class I recently watched. You can see there is a link below the title that will take you to the teacher’s profile. You can also follow the teachers so you are notified if they upload a new class.
You can save the classes and you can go back to finish or rewatch them at any time. You know which videos in a class you have already seen as they are marked with a tick.
This was a short class and you can see the separate videos with their times at the side. So you know exactly how much you can watch if you are pressed for time.
Most classes include a project that you can complete. These are often simple tasks that can make sure you are comfortable with what you’ve learnt. They are not mandatory though.
The projects can be uploaded for the teacher and other students to leave feedback on. So it has a lovely community feel to it.
There is also a section you can leave questions and comments for the teachers who will endeavour to reply.
There are 3 types of memberships with Skillshare.
Simply join Skillshare and you have access to all the Free Classes.
You can pay for Premium Membership which gives you unlimited access to over 22,000 classes.
Premium Membership payments can either be billed monthly or annually. As expected, paying annually gives a discount. Prices are (at time of writing):
These are really good prices as remember, you have unlimited access and can view as many courses as you like.
There is no contract so should you decide to cancel your Premium membership you can do so at any time. Skillshare will set your plan to expire at the end of your current billing period.
There is an option for Team Membership. This allows people in a group or as an organisation to sign up for Skillshare. The pricing for this starts at US$99 per student, per year.
This plan includes reporting to track the team’s progress. An Admin Mode to make it easy to “swap out seats” if your team changes, offline access and volume discounts.
The importance of learning
I’ve been using Skillshare for a while now and I have around 40+ hours of learning under my belt. I use it for a variety of topics and to stay ahead of changes that occur in subjects I’m interested in.
I find the video system is great for people who don’t have the time to sit and read about subjects and most of the teachers keep the classes interesting and engaging.
If you want to keep learning and don’t have large amounts of time to do it, I highly recommend Skillshare. Which leads me onto…
Try it for free, from me!
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There is no obligation to continue on with the Premium Membership after the free months run out if you decide not to.
Simply click the link below and sign up and you should get 2 free months.
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Thanks to everyone who read this and for those who decide to try out the 2 free months, I hope you have fun with the classes you choose. Do tell me which one you have decided to try first.
As always, leave me your thoughts in the comments below and if you want to see something specific on this blog, drop me a message.