Skillshare

So a friend of mine, Allie from alliepets.com recently posted on Facebook about taking a course from Skillshare.com.  Intrigued, I went to explore skillshare myself, and it is awesome.

What is Skillshare you ask? Skillshare is an educational site where you can take courses on things like design, photography, writing and many more.  The courses are via video, and are relatively short, meaning it’s easy to learn something new in a short period of time.

So far I have taken the following courses:

  • WordPress Plugin – 10x the Number of Visitors with This Plugin
  • Skyrocket Your Creativity & Get Better Ideas: 7 Easy Ways
  • Writing Fiction: Become a fiction writer with three easy lessons
  • Clear the Clutter: Design a Daily Writing Goal
  • Finding Your Writing Voice: How to Express Your Unique Self in Your Work

Sensing a theme yet?  Now, Skillshare is mostly only useful if you sign up to be a premium member.  Usually I would tell people to avoid this, as premium memberships tend to be more than they’re worth, but right now Skillshare is promoting a three month membership for 99 cents.  Highly recommend it for the creatives out there.

And no, I don’t work for Skillshare, lol.

The most useful class I’ve taken was surprisingly the one on the wordpress plugin.  While I doubt it will garner me 10x the traffic like the teacher claims, the plugin gave me: an awesome email list builder, a click heat map which shows you where people are clicking on your website (it’s very neat!) and a traffic builder by helping to promote the content of other users.

For those of you wondering, the plugin is SumoMe.  I know it works for wordpress, I’m not sure of other sites, although their webpage says it works on all pages.  I highly recommend this plug in if you can get it.

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