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5 Skills You Can Learn Online for a Productive 2018

5 Skills You Can Learn Online for a Productive 2018

By    |   Thursday, 08 February 2018 06:52 AM

I am so much in love with this era we are in. An era where there are lots of information online for self-development.

A focused and determined person can learn many skills online and use them to diversify his or her income. In our digital technology world, nobody should give excuses of not having one or two skills to remain relevant and competitive.

In the days of yore, skill acquisition and dissemination were limited to certain geographical location as a result of low level of technological know-how.

However, the advent of sophisticated technology which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media has made skills and knowledge easily disseminated and accessible.

There are countless numbers of sites readily available for one to acquire valuable skills and knowledge for free or with little fee for a productive 2018.

These skills are;

  1. Web Design and Development

Web design and development is one of the most sorted after skills in the year 2017. This is because we are in a digital transformation age where every business – small, medium and large scale are so much interested in showcasing their products and services to the world through their websites.

There are lots of sites that can teach one how to design and develop a website for free or little fee. By acquiring these skills, one is adequately positioned to scramble for millions of small, medium and large scale businesses who are contemplating launching or updating their websites

  1. Tourism

Over the decades, tourism has become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. Report by the World Tourism Organization revealed that tourism contributes 5% of the world’s GDP. It accounts for 6% of the world’s exports in services and is responsible for 235 million jobs or one in every 12 jobs, worldwide.

I couldn’t agree more because I have witness an amazing number of tourists in my few trips to Central Park Tours and other tourist sites in the world. There are online courses that can assist you to have a full understanding of the tourism industry and the business opportunities available therein. Tourism is definitely a lucrative venture. Don’t miss out.

  1. Statistical Data Analysis

Statistical data analytic skill is another vital skill that is of high demand by companies, entrepreneurs and students. The knowledge of Mini-tab, Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), E-view, SAS, etc. makes one the most sorted after person to carryout analysis on data for academic or business purposes.

As a researcher, I have smiled to the bank uncountable times as a result of my knowledge in some statistical data analytical software. Most companies need a data analysis expert especially when sophisticated software is needed for analyzing large data, forecasting market shares, profit and other vital results that will aid managerial decision making.

You can simply learn how to use these data analytical tools online and consult an expert data analyst for more clarifications should you encounter some difficulties trying to grasp the calculations and interpretation of results. 

  1. Fashion Designing

Humans are always in need of food, clothes and shelter. These are three basic necessities of life. Both the rich and poor are in need of clothes. In our contemporary world where fashion is always a trending issue, everybody wants to look classic and beautiful. This has made fashion designers kings and queens in their profession.

There are sites that can teach you how to draw fashion or make fashion sketches while there are lots of online videos that can enable you make dresses. The beauty of having this skill lies in the easiness customers flock around fashion designers within few hours of setting up an office.

Fashion designing skill is synonymous to a football match; there is never a dull moment from the blast of the whistle. What do I mean? Even at the apprentice stage, customers are already flocking around you.

  1. Business Research

Many people want to venture into business while those who are in business are seeking for other businesses to invest in. many companies and investors are actually seeking for a well-researched business ideas to invest in.

As a business researcher, you can work on your own terms. It is left for you to decide whether to sell your business ideas or become a partner in the businesses. At the end of the day, you will be surprised to see that you are a co-owner of chains of businesses.

Acquiring this skill is not as difficult as you think. I am saying this because most people are indifferent when it comes to research. All you need is to be patient, focus and determined. Get many online articles and journals or watch videos on business research and also consult an expert.

There is so much to be gain in acquiring one or more skills online. Big organizations sought for people with the talents and skills discussed above. Also, you can startup businesses by acquiring these skills. Learn a skill online today for a productive 2018 and the years ahead.

Richard Agu is a researcher, entrepreneur and freelancer, passionate about entrepreneurship and self-development. Currently, Richard writes for Entrepreneur.com, Goodmenproject.com, among others. Follow him on Linkedin.com by clicking here now.

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