7 Online Courses To Help You Level Up In Life

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Isn’t it funny how when we’re at school (or uni) and our one job is to learn, we have no interest in it? But as we get older and don’t have as much time, many of us seem to develop a sudden thirst for knowledge. Whether it’s becoming a great dancer or becoming a master coder, we find ourselves with a growing list of skills we want to learn. Hey, it’s a natural part of wanting to become the best version of ourselves!

Often, we put that desire to learn on the backburner because we feel like there’s just not enough hours in the day. But learning new things and picking up new skills is what helps you grow as a person both personally and professionally. For this reason, it should always be a top priority!

Luckily, you no longer have to be face-to-face in a classroom to gain access to quality courses taught by qualified pros. Thanks to the growing popularity of e-learning, there are so many great online courses on pretty much every topic you can think of. To help you choose one that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up some of the best. Whether you to get on top of your finances, become more productive or kickstart your freelance career, we’ve got you covered.

1. To start an online business

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So, you’ve got a great idea for an online business but have no idea where to start? Check out The Career Girl Academy Online Courses. It’s loaded with informative content on everything from starting your business with a limited budget to building a cult social media following and harnessing the power of affiliate marketing.

Check it out here.

2. To become a digital nomad

If you’ve already got a business but are trying to figure out how you can run it from a tropical island with a cocktail in hand, The Work Online and Travel course is for you. Led by the globetrotting girlbosses behind The Bucketlist Bombshells, the 8-week course gives you all the tools you need to build your successful online business from anywhere in the world.

Check it out here.

3. To start your career in health

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Want to kickstart your career in health but aren’t exactly sure which direction you want to go in? Australasian College of Natural Therapies’ Diploma of Health Science is the perfect place to start. The one year course is offered completely online and gives you a taste of naturopathy, nutritional medicine, and western herbal medicine before you zero in on one.

Check it out here.

4. To become more productive

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If there’s one thing most of us would like to learn, it’s how to fit more into our day. Thanks to this Brit + Co masterclass in time management from motivational speaker Maxie McCoy, we all can! Oh, and because we know you’ve got heaps to do, it’s less than 45 minutes long.

Check it out here.

5. To learn to manage your money

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Udemy has thousands of affordable courses on pretty much any topic you could think of. But this Personal Finance Masterclass is definitely one of the most useful. It’s a fantastic overview of everything you need to know to get on top of your finances and start growing your wealth.

Check it out here.

6. To learn to code

Coding has become quite trendy lately — probably thanks to Victoria’s Secret model Karli Kloss’ coding boot camps. But coding isn’t just a fashion statement: it’s an incredibly important tech skill that could give you the edge over the other candidates next time you’re going for your dream job. General Assembly’s free Dash course is a great place to start.

Check it out here.

7. To become a master chef

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Skillshare is another great online platform that gives you access to more than 16,000 classes. While it covers everything from business to photography and craft, it’s a particularly useful website to bookmark if you want to improve your cooking. Whether you want to learn to chop like a chef, make pasta from scratch or learn some new breakfast recipes, you’ll find it all under one (virtual) roof.

Check it out here.