20 Online Skills to learn now and start making Money

It has been observed that online activities have increased in recent times. It is equally true that there are many online skills to learn. And, it is more interesting to know that some of these online skills are free to learn! Once you learn them, you can start earning money immediately.

Let’s take you through twenty of these online skills that are in high demand.

  1. SEO writing

SEO is a short form for “Search Engine Optimization”. SEO writing is simply putting up an amazing content plus a solid on-page SEO. It is a form of writing that enables websites to rank high on search engines like Google and Bing. Many professionals today and especially website owners usually need the services of SEO writers. Some need writing on romance, religion, politics, entrepreneurship, sports, entertainment, parenting, et cetera. So, if you are very good at writing, you can start deploying your writing gift to earn money. All you need do is brush up on what SEO writing is all about. You can learn more about it www.backlinko.com.

  1. Digital Marketing

Just as we have the traditional means of advertising products and services, there’s also the digital style. This is simply what digital marketing entails. Digital marketing employs internet and modern technological products such as desktop computers, smartphones, etc to promote products and services. It is important to state upfront that digital marketing is a skill that requires training. Knowing it is not difficult. All that is required is your passion. In addition, digital marketing is also in high demand today. You may want to learn digital marketing online for free. Visit learndigital.withgoogle.com to start learning FOR FREE. Upon completion, you will be given a recognisable certificate that can earn you a good job

  1. Coding

Coding is an online skill that is also in high demand today. Coding is simply the language computers use to develop apps, websites, and software. So, coding is a computer language. Did you just read the building of apps? There are clients willing to offer thousands of dollars to app developers, and coding is the first basic requirement for building apps. You can also start to learn to code FOR FREE today! Visit Google’s code learning program on grasshopper.app

  1. Programming

Programming is an online skill similar to coding and is also in high demand. While coding is writing a set of computer languages, programming is building executable computer languages. Some of the commonest programming languages are Python, Javascript, and HTML. You don’t have to go to school to learn to program. All you need is a passion that is strong enough to get started and get going. It is easy when you get the right mentoring. Don’t let anyone scare you. Anything is achievable. Interestingly enough, while I am not saying you will always get everything for free (at some point, you will need to pay to acquire more desired value), you can learn to program for free! You can visit sites like coursera.org, Udemy, Udacity, Khan Academy, edX, and MIT OpenCourseWare.

  1. Machine Learning

This is a skill that is sure to pay thousands of dollars. Machine learning is simply ‘training’ machines to do what humans do without being explicitly programmed.  It is all about artificial learning. Interestingly, you can also learn machine learning for free on coursera.org. It’s easier when you install the Coursera app.

  1. Copywriting

CopyWRITING is different from copyRIGHT! Did you get that? Copywriting is an emerging multi-billion dollar industry, and copywriters are constantly on increasing demand. What is copywriting? Simply put, it is writing a sales copy in such a way as to make the readers take action. Copywriting is closing in print. It is very necessary to say that you don’t have to be an excellent writer to be a copywriting. Anyway, with the help of numerous YouTube videos, you are good to go in learning the skill of copywriting. If, however, you still feel insecure, we will always be glad to help you out. Just reach us on info@nigeriannewsnow.com.

  1. Videography

You will be surprised to discover videography is a skill in high demand. Let me tell you a secret: professionals are now turning to freelancers and this trend is expected to increase over a period of the next five years! So, videography which is capturing moving images electronically is a skill needed online. It’s a skill you can learn “on-ground”. However, it requires your having the video device itself.

  1. Graphics Design

Do you have an eye for colours? Are you good at design? It is a skill needed online. Clients on freelancing platforms such as upwork.com and fiverr.com are usually in need of graphic designers. Like videography, you also need to have a computer system to be able to do this well. There are plenty of YouTube videos that teach graphic design.

  1. Knowledge of certain subjects

Do you know you can also earn money if you are vast in certain subjects? Some clients need professionals who are very good at subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Financial Accounting, Christian Theology, et cetera. But how can you position yourself to earn with this kind of knowledge? One sure way is to join freelancing platforms such as upwork.com or fiverr.com (there are also other freelancing platforms). For more information on this, you can read the write-up on HOW TO FREELANCE AND MAKE MONEY ON UPWORK.

  1. Mobile App Development

There’s no gainsaying the fact that practical knowledge of mobile app development can fetch you thousands of dollars. Many businesses require apps to connect better with their customers, and the interesting thing about this is that businesses and other organizations that will need mobile apps will increase in the coming years. So, mobile app development is a good online skill that is sure to earn you a fortune.

Other online skills in VERY HIGH demand include:

  1. Blockchain
  2. Cloud computing
  3. Analytical reasoning
  4. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  5. UX design
  6. Business Analysis
  7. Network Marketing
  8. Affiliate Marketing
  9. Scientific Computing
  10. Microsoft Excel
  11. Project Management
  12. Adobe
  13. Language translation: If you know how to speak certain highly spoken languages like Chinese (Mandarin) or Spanish, you’re hot cake.
  14. Affiliate Marketing

It is unfortunate that many have lost their jobs during this Covid-19 pandemic. Much more is the alarming rising rate of unemployment. However, I think it is time to be optimistic and consider the probability of the statement that when a door closes, another is around the corner for opening. A lost job may be the opportunity for a new better one; and there may be no other time than now for one to leverage the internet to build one’s career and have the means to put daily bread on the table.

Learning new online skills could be that next open door for you

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