Do you desire to be a work-at-home mom, but feel like you lack the skills necessary to make that dream happen? Not only that, but signing up for an expensive course to get those skills isn’t financially feasible. Don’t give up on your idea; there are ways to get the job skills you need to be at work-at-home mom inexpensively.
Gone are the days where the only way you could learn new job skills was to shell out tuition for courses at your local college. Nowadays you can get thousands of classes on your laptop for a low monthly rate, sometimes for free.
Of course, once you have gotten the jobs skills, you still have to figure out how to start making money with them…but that is content for another blog post. Today, lets focus on getting you the skills you need for a job you can do at home.
Where To Inexpensively Learn The Skills You Need To Work-At-Home
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Websites That Offer Low-Priced Options For Learning Skills
Udemy offers over 80,000 online courses that start at low rates. I have seen Udemy run sales on specific courses that make them as low as $10. Learn marketing skills, IT and software skills, photography skills and more.
To save even more money, check Dealspotr for a promo code before signing up and make sure you have the Ebates button installed as a chrome extension because Ebates will sometimes offer cash back for Udemy purchases.
Use my referral code for Skillshare and enjoy a 2-month premium membership for free. After that, you can get unlimited access to over 24,000 courses on Skillshare for under $10 a month!
Here is a complete listing of all the different categories of classes available:
If you are creative and love the thought of selling crafts through either Etsy or Shopify as an at-home job, then a membership to BluPrint might help you obtain the creative skills you need to create top-notch arts and crafts that people will be willing to buy again and again.
BluPrint is also a great place to learn baking and cooking skills that you can use to create an at-home job that uses your passion for the kitchen.
BluPrint does have a one-week free trial. After that, you can get a membership for $120 for 12 months (breaks down to $12 a month) or $14.99 a month.
Creativebug is another excellent option for learning the creative skills you need to begin a work-at-home job in the arts and crafts field. Creativebug offers a free 7-day trial and is $7.95 a month after that. They also have some free classes that you can use to test the waters of the level of instruction Creativebug has to offer.
- Art + Design
- Food + Home
Craftsy offers a wide variety of online courses in a pay-per-class structure. They offer over 50 free classes that can help you get a feel for the quality of Craftsy classes. The price per class varies.
Websites Offering Free Computer Training
Yep! There are places to get the job skills you need to be a work-at-home mom without paying money. Most of these classes will help you get started in the field you are wanting to pursue, giving you a good idea of whether it is a good fit for you. Once you know you love that area of technical work, you are probably going to want to invest in a few paid for classes to take your learning further.
Khan Academy offers a small selection of computer classes in coding, programming and computer science.
Codecademy offers a large selection of free coding classes.
On Coursera all the courses are free, but if you want certification, you do need to pay for that. They have numerous computer courses in computer science, coding, and programming.
Edx is an open-sourced higher education program. I punched in computer courses and it gave me a selection of 598 to choose from–that could keep one busy for a long while.
Free Code Camp offers thousands of free lessons to help you learn and improve your coding skills.
Don’t Forget YouTube
YouTube is a great free resource to use to get your feet wet in a job skill area that interests you. Use it as a jumping off point to make sure you are well suited to the line of work you want to pursue. Once you take your free training as far as you can through YouTube videos, take your learning to the next level using courses from other sources on this list.
A Library Of Information That Will Reinforce Your Learning And Further Your Skills
This summer I got in on a super reasonable deal on a 3-month membership to Kindle Unlimited. I used the membership to read up on a few areas of learning that I wanted to pursue deeper and was surprised by how much I could find on the topics I was pursuing in the Kindle Unlimited library. There were a few fluff titles, but for the most part, the books I borrowed and read through Kindle Unlimited were informative and helped me deepen my learning in the topics I desired to learn more about.
You can try out Kindle Unlimited for free for one month, and you don’t need a Kindle device to be able to read Kindle books. Amazon has an app that you can download to any smartphone, tablet or laptop. After your free trial, Kindle Unlimited is still an inexpensive resource for those wanting to further their knowledge in the job area they are trying to break into.
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