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Learn for Less with These Websites

You don't have to go to college to learn a new skill. You can learn new skills on the computer, laptop or phone by signing up to certain websites which are designed to connect teachers/ instructors and students. Here are three different websites where you can learn different skills for free or at a lower cost.

Udemy is a website where you can learn many different topics for a lot less than a single course in college. You can learn business skills like how to use Excel, creative techniques like graphic design, or take a class for your own personal development. There are a lot more topics that you can study and know from music, accounting, finance, and more. You can sign up for a free account and start searching for the class you want to take. If it is free, you can simply sign up and begin to learn. If you are signing up for a paid course, you need to have your credit cardready. You can also pay for a class with Paypal, Apple store, Google play, UPI and others.When you complete a paid course, you can get a certificate of completion.

Coursera is a website where you can learn many different subjects that are being taught through a college or university. These subjects are business, health, computer science, art and humanities, IT, Physical science and engineering, social sciences and more. Coursera also has free and paid courses that you can browse. It very possible to complete a degree using this platform as well as a masters degree. You need to sign up for an account which is free and began to search your the course that you want to take. If it is free, you enroll and begin to start your learning journey. If it is a paid course, you can use Paypal, debit cards, credit cards, google play, UPI, and others. When you complete a paid course, you can receive a course certificate.

LinkedIn Learning is a website where you get to learn about different topics within the business, creative, and technology industries. You need to sign up for a LinkedIn account to have access to these courses. You can add the certificates that you have learned and earned to your LinkedIn profile to showcase to potential employers. To start your learning journey here, you will have to get an account. You then have to search for the course that you want to study and sign up for a subscription. Similar to Skillshare, you will have to subscribe to learn on this platform. You can sign up for a free month of learning.


Skillshare is a website where you can learn about different skills such as creative writing, photography and film, illustration, animation and more. You can also study business skills, and technology. You can take a class learning how to cook or learn a new language. You can sign up using your email, Facebook account or apple account. You can learn on your phone using their app. You need to subscribe to start learning on Skillshare. You can sign up for a free account and start fun learning. There are free classes that you can try to see if you like to earn or to try the platform itself. You can get a free trial of seven days of whatever you want to learn when you sign up.

There are other websites where you can learn many other skills or a particular skill. Websites like code academy and W3schools are very useful when you want to learn how to be a web developer or web designer. EdX is a website where you can learn different subjects that are being covered in colleges and universities. CreativeLive is also a website where you can learn about different topics in photography, film studies, business skills, art and design, and more. Some of the websites mentioned here do give you free access to the course, while others you will have to pay to get the course that you want.

Learning a new skill doesn't have to be expensive. With these options, you can save a lot of money and study something new or update knowledge you may already have. Yes, colleges and universities are great places to learn new skills and/or advance a career, you can also learn using these websites that will satisfy your needs for learning.

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