There’s no time like the present to invest extra free time in learning a new skill or starting the process of making a career shift — from the comfort of your couch. Skip complicated enrollments, sky-high tuition fees and dense textbooks by taking advantage of these online courses that will increase your smarts and go easy on your wallet.
MasterClass Has 50% Off 1-Year Memberships
MasterClass is currently offering purchase one year of MasterClass’ All-Access Pass, and get one year of All-Access Pass to share with another person for free but only through Sunday, April 19. Two memberships are regularly priced at $360 for a year (or $180 each), but this catch-it-while-you-can deal means you now will be paying just $90 per person for an entire year of access to celebrity instructors, or just $7.50 a month each instead of $15 per month per person. At $7, it’s a deal too good to pass.
Don’t expect stuffy, boring instructors who drone on and on when you sign up for Masterclasses. This online learning site has culled over 80 experts who are the best of the best in their industries. Here are just a few:
- Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Thomas Keller teach multiple courses on the culinary arts.
- Comedian Steve Martin shares his secrets on how to tickle that funny bone.
- Prolific authors James Patterson and Dan Brown give insight into what it takes to craft an award-winning novel.
- Bob Iger teaches business strategy and leadership, while Bob Woodward instructs online students on investigative journalism.
Now that you’ve got your thinking cap on, check out some other great deals.
Udemy Offers 45% Off
If you’re unsure which new area of interest to pursue, then Udemy has you covered. Udemy offers more than 100,000 online video courses on a huge range of topics, including business, design, photography and personal development.
And Udemy earns an A+ for the sale they’re offering through April 13. Existing and new Udemy users can save up to 45% on web development courses and also their personal productivity courses start as low as $18.99.
LinkedIn Learning Is ‘Free’
Exploring a new career? LinkedIn Learning has a deal that allows you unlimited access to their extensive library of online courses with a one-month free trial (prices start at $19.99 per month at the end of the trial period; membership can be canceled at any time).
Explore courses in everything from software development and management courses to business software and data science.
And since you can’t put a price on education and learning, here are more free courses available online that are worth checking out to help you shift careers or create your WFH future.
Udemy has a free class on how to create an iPhone app, including how to submit the completed product to the app store.
Take your favorite photos to a whole new level with a free Alison Adobe Photoshop course that gives you a great overview of the tools available on the graphic design program. Or learn how to navigate all the steps to setting up a website with a course in web business development and marketing.