Education and learning are key in the freelance market. If you have already been through my Freelancer.com review, you know by now that quite a few of the more technical tasks are 5 miles wide and 5 inches deep. In other words, there is a quite a set of unique skills you need to posses in order to master those tasks. The rewards to doing complex freelance projects are great in terms of money, skills and return customers. But how do you build up your skills ?
Education and learning – Dont fall behind, get yourself marketed.
On my path to education and learning I did pass acquire 9 professional certificates, with PMP and CISSP being two of the more prominent ones, and believe you me the certificates are great marketing tools. I also use Udemy whenever I need to acquire more skills, sometimes it is to do a job, sometimes it is to be able to manage a job properly when outsourcing it. Udemy even shells out certificates ! So that is more marketing material for the freelancer right there.
With free courses online, there are no excuses !
The guys at Udemy are great, they do have free courses, and they do have 90% promotions from time to time. Imagine getting a Photoshop, or Cooking course for $3. Right now they do have a %30 of if you do use the coupon forthelove30 over the next 4 days.
Some of the categories that caught my eyes are below, but the folks at Udemy cover almost everything :
- IT related : Mobile Development, Web Design, PHP Coding
- Marketing : Email marketing, Google Analytics
- Freelance courses
- Cooking courses
- Social Sciences
- Languages : Spanish, English, Danish ..you just name it.
Education and learning for free, visit Udemy.
OK, so lets recap. Freelancers and outsources need education and skills in order to be able to both implement and manage the freelance work. Given the nature of the freelance work and it’s fast changing nature education and learning are a must. Just use Udemy or any other similar site to get the education you need . I doubt there was ever a dime was spent on good education and was lost in vain. Udemy actually let you learn for FREE.
No more excuses, either get to freelancing or learning something new !