With the lockdown in super full swing, you might be finding it difficult to stay productive, especially if you’re not able to work from home. So many companies are chipping in by offering their premium courses for free to help those who want to learn new skills and maybe even have a new expertise when this crisis is over. So below I compiled a list of 10 + free premium courses that you can take advantage of.
On my Instagram and to my friends, I always say this lockdown and isolation time is not a productivity contest. If all you can do is focus on your mental health and staying sane, that’s more than enough, trust me! So I hope this list doesn’t pressure you, do what you can and leave the rest!
Udacity is offering access to 40 Nanodegree programs on topics like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, autonomous vehicles, product management and so much more! The standard monthly price for the program is $399!
According to Udacity, it usually takes four to six months (at about 10 hours a week) to learn a high-tech skill like software development, data analytics or even digital marketing. But free access is only for 1 month so to make the most of it, you’d have to devote more time to it. they have a wide range of free premium courses to take advantage of if you have the time to devote to it.
Who’s it for? – If you’ve been laid off or maybe you work in retail or in companies that are closed during lockdown or maybe you cam’t work from home, this is for you. Click the button below and get started!
Note- This offer is only for the U.S. and Europe and is limited to one Nanodegree program per person.
Block Chain on Coursera
Like the Udacity Nanodegree programs, here is another free premium course to take advantage off during lockdown! Now blockchain is NEW to me haha so hopefully I explain this well.
The Blockchain Revolution Specialisation course gives students a thorough understanding of blockchain and how it can be applied in real world situations. Hosted on Coursera, this course is actually rated on of the best online courses available on blockchain. It’s taught by the executive director of the Blockchain Research Institute and you don’t need coding knowledge. You just need to invest about 12 hrs/week on the course.
Who’s it for? – If you have an interest in blockchain technology or just want to learn an entirely new business innovation and technology skill, click the link below.
Bit Degree Courses
Bitdegree is offering 8 learning paths and 100s of courses for free during the coronavirus crisis to help people learn something new from home. I list all the paths below! Most BitDegree learning paths courses will require you to finish the first course on the path before moving to the next, and also sharing with a friend to unlock the next course
Online Business Master: Learning Path With 12 Courses
Bitdegree has a number of awesome learning paths but this one in particular is designed to help you to start an online business without a team or big investments and make money online either on the side or full-time.
Some of the courses in this path include:
- How to Start A Successful Dropshipping Business
- Starting an Online Business & Become a Successful Entrepreneur
- Selling on Amazon
- How to make money blogging
- Earning money through Affiliate Marketing
- Find Out How to Monetize a Blog and Create Engaging Content in 2 Hours etc.
Who’s it for? – If you’ve always wanted to start an online business but never knew where to begin. Or maybe you’re looking for a side hustle to give you extra income? Then click the button below to enroll & get started!
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Digital Marketing Guru Course
If you’ve ever wanted to become a digital marketing guru, then this is the right course for you. Included in this learning path are 12 courses including:
- SEO For Dummies: Powerful Tips That Help You to Boost Your BusinessComplete Digital Marketing Course: Find Fast & Easy Success
- Learn Lead Generation Marketing: Build an Email List for Your Business
- 6 Easy Ways How to Make Money on Social Media – Ultimate Video Guide
- Learn How to Write a Marketing Plan: Set Your Business Up for Success
Who’s it for? – If you’ve ever wanted to become a digital marketing guru, then this is the right course for you..
Bitdegree’s Six Other Free Learning Paths
Like I said earlier, Bitdegree offers other learning paths that might also interest you if digital marketing or online business isn’t really your thing:
- Game Developer with Unity (8 courses)
- iOS App Developer (6 courses)
- Android App Developer (5 courses)
- Game Designer (6 courses)
- Web Developer ( 9 courses)
- Machine Learning Specialist (5 courses)
The courses aren’t short at all so it’s best to pick one path to focus on at a time. These courses are available throughout the coronovirus crisis so you have some time. You can decide where you want to start.
Blogging & SEO
Yoast’s All-Around SEO Training
Yoast! If you have a wordpress site you’ve probably used the Yoast plugin to check in-post SEO. And guess what? They’re offering their All-Around SEO training course for FREE! it usually costs $699 so take advantage of this deal before the 1st of June when it expires!
You’ll learn about:
- Keyword research
- SEO Copy writing
- Site Structure
- Technical SEO
- Off-page SEO
- UX and conversion
- Optimizing your images
You don’t have to purchase it using a coupon code, its open access so just simply register for free and get started!
All Moz Academy Courses
Moz is like one of the biggest authorities when you think of SEO. If you’ve ever read their free Beginners Guide to SEO then you know what I’m talking about. With their offer, all their courses for free and usually each course goes from at least $119, so this offer is AMAZING!
To get any course or course series for free, select it, click on ‘Purchase‘ and enter the discount code: WEGOTTHIS to checkout. this offer is only available till the 31st of May. Just repeat the process till you have all the courses you want.
Who’s it for? – Anyone that wants to learn about SEO, keyword research, backlinks and more from an industry authority for free. Go on and click the button below o get started.
Blogging for Business By Ahrefs Academy
I’ve heard about Ahrefs in the SEO world so when I saw this course is being offered for free instead of the usual $799 price tag for a limited time, YAS!!
Blogging for Business teaches you through critical lessons that you need to build a successful blog that will bring in regular income, SEO, understanding the importance of backlinks and turning blog visitors to customers.. It;s one of the most extensive course on blogging available and it’s not for the faint of heart and it’s another one of the great free premium courses to take advantage of.
Who’s it for? – If you’re currently a blogger and want to take your blog to the next level or a business trying to increase sales, definitely enroll on the link below this while it’s available. No credit card or sign up required and unless you want to track your progress.
PPA Photography Courses
The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is offering their acclaimed and sizeable collection of online photography courses for free until the end of May! Over 1,100+ photography courses, from the basics for beginners to detailed courses for professionals, are all available to access for free. To get access to the course all you have to do is click the link below, create a free account and get started! It’s that simple!
Who’s it for? – Budding photographers, professionals, you have an interest or passion for photography or you just want to improve your holiday pics, you can definitely find a course for you here. Just click the link below to get started.
Skillshare is a massive platform with thousands of useful courses, covering a range of topics, that you can take advantage of during isolation.
They’re offering 2 months free premium access to all their courses, which is just AMAZING! Follow the link below and be on your way to learning a bunch of new skills or sharpening ones you already have. There are thousands of free premium courses to take advantage of on Skillshare so make sure you do, if you can!
Some of the recommended courses include:
- Branding for Entrepreneurs: Building an Aspirational Brand in the Instagram
- DSLR Camera Essentials
- Art of the Start: Turning Ideas into High-Growth Businesses
- Going Freelance: Building and Branding Your Own Success
- Getting started with HTML and CSS
Oberlo 101: Learn about Drop Shipping
Oberlo is app available exclusively on Shopify that helps you find products to sell by linking your store with suppliers. Dropshipping is basically running an eCommerce store without physically holding any stock or handling shipping. This course goes into the steps required to set up and run your own successful online store.
The course covers topics including:
- Finding great products to sell online
- Setting up your shopify store and how to sync products and suppliers
- Crafting highly converting product pages
- In depth look into running successful Facebook ads
- Scaling your business
The course usually goes for $49 but it’s free for the next 30 days and once you’ve enrolled, you’ill have lifetime access.
To get it for free, use the coupon code LEARNFROMHOME at check out. Once applied, the course will be free and the payment method will be removed, so you won’t need to enter your card details.
Who’s it for? – If you’ve ever wanted to start a dropshipping business or want to start an online store, this is for you. Click the link below to enroll immediately.
We made it to the END!
I know, it looks a bit overwhelming but take it one at a time. Look at the sills you’re lacking or your interests and pick the courses that’ll help you with them.
I hope you all enjoyed this post about some free premium courses to take advantage of during lockdown. If you found this post useful and want to help family and friends, Please Share this post on your social media and Pinterest. So SHARE AWAY!!!
Until Next time, Stay safe xx