Which Easy-to-learn skills can you refine online? That is a good question that deserves an answer. It’s a fact that shops and businesses are starting to return to normal, with some of the lesser affected countries beginning to resume normalcy. However, the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is still affecting many different people and forcing them to stay inside their homes.
Want to make sure that you’re doing everything to stay productive and pro-active during this weird lockdown period? Need some inspiration?
Here are 4 easy-to-learn skills that you can learn and refine online
You can do all of these from the comfort of your own home.
Creating and running your own blog is an extremely easy thing to do in 2020, and it’s a great way to carve out your own little corner of the internet, sharing your thoughts and ideas with like minded people. Especially in a time like now when we’re trapped inside, writing can be a great way to express yourself, and if done correctly you can even make a little bit of money from it, too!
Got an idea for a fiction or non-fiction project, but just haven’t had the time to sit down and commit to it? With online publishing through platforms like Amazon, it’s easier than ever to get your book project completed and put out there for people to read and enjoy. Again, you’ll make money off every sale!
2. Learning to play an instrument
Ever wanted to learn to play the guitar? Been meaning to practice on that piano you got a couple of Christmases ago, but have never gotten around to it? Now is your chance to become a proper artist, and impress your friends the next time you see them. There are a ton of different free guides out there online, and with YouTube tutorials there is almost nothing you can’t learn.
3. Using your smartphone
Many of the different skills in this list, as well as a wide range of other ideas that we haven’t discussed, can be condensed down and learned through apps on your phone. If you search the sort of thing you’re interested in, then the chances are there’ll be an app available for it, and it might just encourage you to spend the time that you do on your phone more productively.
Often apps ‘gamify’ the learning process, too, making it a lot more fun to learn and build up your skillset, training your brain in the process. A good example of this is in the Duolingo app, which teaches you a language while levelling you up against friends, and in leader boards etc.
The current pandemic that we’re in can prove to be a difficult time for many different people financially at the moment, and so it’s a great opportunity to get a better grip on your finances and perhaps even invest for your future. You might think that an investment in something like property, for example, is difficult to look into while stuck indoors, but with companies such as RWinvest offering virtual reality tours alongside their numerous guides, videos and podcasts, it’s actually easier than ever.
If you haven’t got the relevant amount of capital to invest in something like property, you might decide to dip your proverbial toe in the water with investment by looking at a stock or shares investment app, or something that micro-invests on your behalf with a low risk profile of stocks. Alternatively, there are a ton of investment simulations and games out there that you can check out for free, without being at risk of losing any of your hard-earned money.
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