I’m the huge proponent of continuous learning, specifically in the form of MOOCs. MOOCs can be anything from 45-minute online quickie tutorials to 40-hour courses from accredited universities that result in valuable certificates of completion. I believe they all serve a purpose.

Skillshare is one of the most popular platforms for this type of learning. Most of their classes are 1-2 hrs and $96/yr will give you unlimited access to over 1,800 classes. But if you start your free month of premium on here ! Get the deal now. You can cancel your membership after a few classes so you don’t have to pay anything.

A lot of Skillshare classes are geared towards freelancers and entrepreneurs. Obviously, you’re not going to learn everything you need to know about, say, content marketing, in a series of 5-minute videos, but the knowledge that can be gained by learning from experts in the field can prove invaluable. I’ve taken a number of Skillshare classes over the last few years, some purely out of curiosity, some to hone my skills in a particular area (blogging for example).

Bloggers should have at least a minimal knowledge of things marketing, building an MVP, branding, and scaling. I took the opportunity to compile a short list of Skillshare classes that can help bloggers build this base knowledge. This list is only the tip of the iceberg as far as what Skillshare and other MOOCs have to offer.

PHOTOGRAPHY

DSLR Photography For Bloggers
The Possibilities of Instagram: Sharing Your Best Photos
Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography
WRITING

Become a Better Blogger: Content Planning
Finding Your Writing Voice: How to Express Your Unique Self in Your Work
The Designer’s Guide to Writing and Research
Find Your Brand Voice: Personality for Business Success
Creative Nonfiction: Write Truth with Style

BRANDING

Non-Traditional Branding: Design Your Obsession
Dynamic Brand Identity: Designing Logos That Evolve
Design Thinking: Design for New Experiences

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY & MARKETING

Context is Key: Social Media Strategy in a Noisy Online World
The Modern Marketing Workshop
Visual Storytelling Hacks for Social Media Marketers
Create A Great Social Media Strategy

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