Learning Resources

Courses and educational platforms to help improve your skills

Brain Station

 BrainStation provides collaborative training for working professionals, freelancers and entrepreneu...

Khan Academy

A popular learning resource for people of all ages, Khan Academy offers free instructional videos an...

Hack Design

This website has sought out the world’s best designers to help curate a series of blog posts and tut...

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Brain Station

 BrainStation provides collaborative training for working professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs in the skills needed to succeed digitally. They offer a range of courses and events at reasonable prices relative to some of the more established competition. 

Definitely worth checking out if you live in one of the cities they operate in. Even if a full-on course is not your thing some of the events may be of interest and a good way to meet some new, like minded people

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Marketing

Seanwes

It costs to join this community but this site's goal is to demystify the path to building a sustainable, profitable, audience-driven business. His material really is practical and the community is a great place to raise questions. Not cheap but well worth it for freelancers looking to build a long term practice that makes a decent living for them

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Freelance Lift

This site is focuses on the business side of freelancing to help you close more deals, price yourself accordingly, and manage your clients/business/time with ease

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Creative Class

This site has 12, self-paced online lessons, to help you learn the business of freelancing

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Design

Canva Design School

Canva makes design simple for everyone. Choose from hundreds of professional templates to create social media graphics, presentations, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more

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Khan Academy

A popular learning resource for people of all ages, Khan Academy offers free instructional videos and practical exercises on a variety of subjects. Most useful to freelancers is the school's selection of hands-on tutorials in the area of computer coding.

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Web

Code Avengers

This site is designed to make you love programming. Though it only offers HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript course for now, each of the courses is carefully designed to truly entertain you while leveling your programming skills painlessly.

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Dash

Like Codeacademy, Dash is a free tool that teaches HTML, CSS, and Javascript directly in your browser. If you are interested in learning the building blocks of front-end development, it's definitely worth checking out this tool.

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Future Learn

Similar to the Khan Academy Future Learn is a free online school that tackles a multitude of traditional and non-traditional subjects in its course offerings. What is unique about this organization is that it sources material from universities and cultural institutions from around
the world.

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Design

Hack Design

This website has sought out the world’s best designers to help curate a series of blog posts and tutorials on the principles behind front-end design and development. What’s great about the series is that it is free to access and can be read at your own pace. But the real advantage of HackDesign is that you don’t even have to sign-up to view all of the great material. This site is arguably one of the best aggregators of new, design-related content.

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Marketing

Media Bistro

A popular resource for media professionals, Media Bistro offers online and in-person courses on a variety of topics, including digital content strategy, infographics and visual data, social media marketing, SEO writing and more. Registration for a course costs money, but Media Bistro does offer a discounted rate for members.

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MOOC

MOOC stands for massive open online courses and is a model for delivering learning content online to anyone. There are several well-financed providers, associated with top universities, including Coursera,Udacity, and edX.

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Tuts+

As the brain-child of Envato, Tuts+ is a learning hub specifically designed to teach freelancers new skills in the area of digital design and marketing. We suggest that before purchasing a subscription to the server, you test out the video-based courses by signing up for a free account, which gives you access to 33 full-length courses.

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