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Why are we talking about Skillshare? What is it exactly?
Most of us have been stuck at home for weeks, and it seems like people are divided into 2 types now: those who spend their days binge-watching TV shows on Netflix, eating junk food, and wasting time on social media, and those who focus on more productive things and use this time to grow personally and professionally. If you belong to the second type, and you are constantly looking for ways to learn new things, expand your knowledge, create healthy habits, improve your business, or even become the next "Coronapreneur", then I think you would really benefit from using Skillshare. But before we get any further, let's take a closer look at the Skillshare platform so you know what it is and how it works.
Skillshare is an online learning platform that has been on the market for over ten years. At this point, Skillshare has more than 25,000 classes available to Premium members and more than 2,000 classes available at no cost. Skillshare offers unlimited access to courses for a small monthly fee of either $15 per month if billed monthly, or $8,25 ($99 per year) if billed annually.
Most classes are awesome:
- They are straight to the point meaning that you learn material faster.
- You can ask questions, participate in discussions, and get feedback.
- Each class includes a project that you get to share with other students and/or include on your resume.
- The classes are short (some last as little as 15 minutes) but that doesn't mean that they lack quality.
What about instructors? Are they any good?
Yes! The majority of instructors are professionals in their field of expertise. Every Skillshare course has a rating and comment section. Those courses that have good reviews appear higher in the search results making it easy to find high-quality classes taught by the best teachers.
Keep in mind, that Skillshare allows anyone to become an instructor and create a class. And sometimes you could come across a low-quality class created by a new member. However, they usually get removed from the platform fairly quickly.
Here are some of the benefits that make Skillshare stand out among the competitors:
- Excellent courses where you can learn new skills and enhance your knowledge. Skillshare often recruits new instructors ensuring students have the best quality of expertise available to them.
- Learning on the go is easy for premium members. Skillshare allows downloading classes offline, and the mobile app is very user-friendly.
- A very competitive pricing model helps ensure that anyone who wants to learn gets a chance to do so. And I really mean anyone. First of all, they are over two thousand free classes on Skillshare. And, second, Skillshare offers a 60-day free trial for you to try the service.
- If you are a professional and you wish to share your skills with others, you can create courses and earn some money.
Is Skillshare worth it?
Skillshare is definitely worth it. It is a unique opportunity to learn new skills or improve existing ones on the cheap. I personally have been using Skillshare for a few years now, and it works perfectly for me. I truly believe in this learning platform and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to explore new skills.
There is so much more to know about Skillshare that I haven't shared here. If you want to learn more about the platform, then I invite you to read a full review written by IMHO Reviews and a recently published comparison review of Udemy vs. Skillshare.