Whether it is for writing a blog post, for using a new software, or for being a better communicator in daily life, I constantly feel that I need to enrich my knowledge and develop new skills. We all need to be lifelong learners. One of the best ways to learn new skills is to take Udemy online courses.
Udemy is a major online education platform that offers over 50,000 courses on a wide range of topics. They often give a big discount. During the promotion period, one can enroll in a course at a minimum cost ($10-$15 a course). During 2017 Black Friday, you can sign up a course for only $10.
Here are some best-selling courses that I highly recommend:
Are you a blogger looking for ways to boost your traffic and make money from it? This course is perfect for those who want to start a business with a blog. The key topics such as keywords/SEO search and social media marketing are critical for successful blogs.
This course offers a comprehensive guide on how to launch your ideas through outsourcing. It teaches key strategies and tools to conceptualize ideas and outsource like a professional.
This is the 1 best selling business course on Udemy. Over 126,000 students have registered this course since it was launched. The course includes 8-hour on-demand videos, 33 articles, and 65 supplemental resources.
Udemy Online Courses on Communication and Writing
Communication is the most important soft skill for building networks and developing relationships. This best selling course was taught by personal development expert Kain Ramsay. It provides training on how to effectively use voice and nonverbal communication, to successfully handle conflicts and arguments, to achieve positive outcomes from interviews, group discussion, and other crucial conversations, etc.
This is #1 best selling presentation skills course on Udemy! The course provides detailed instruction on audience analysis, speech development and preparation, dealing with Q&A, etc. It includes 25 speech guides for 25 different types of speeches.
Whether you are writing a business article, a blog post, or a book, this is a course that helps your writing stand out. The instructor is Shani Raja, a former editor for The Wall Street Journal. Over 27,000 students have registered this course to improve their writing skills.
Udemy Online Courses on Computer Programming and Web Development
This is one of the most popular courses on Python programming. Through watching 9 hours on-demand video and doing coding exercises, students will learn how to use variables, numbers, strings, loops, etc. in Python programming and be familiar with the application of Python in data science or web development. Perfect for Python beginners.
This is a course that teaches almost all you need to learn about web development-HTML, CSS, JS, Node, and so much more. As far as I know, this course is the most comprehensive course for online developer training. Over 186,000 students have registered this class. The instructor Colt Steele was voted Udemy’s Best New Instructor of 2016.
Udemy Online Courses for New Hobbies
This is an awesome online professional photography class for beginners and advanced photographers to learn how to take better photos, edit photos, and make money with photography
Pianoforall is an online piano course that helps beginners to learn essential techniques and make progress within a short period of time.
Wine expert Jancis Robinson teaches you which wines work best in a certain social setting, how to read wine labels, wine tasting, etc. You will feel more confident about wine in any situation.
There are still tons of other great Udemey online courses. For a very small amount of money, you give yourself the best gift for self-improvement. Self-investment is the best investment!