COVID-19 has turned the world as we know it upside down. Many freelancers have found themselves working remotely from their homes, and miss the usual hustle and bustle. If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands, this is the time to do some up-skilling!
Do you want to improve your personal and professional skills? Perhaps take some time out to learn more about managing your own mental health? Or maybe you’d like to work on your own physical wellbeing?
We’ve compiled a list of each for each of those needs. The great news is that many of these training classes are free.
Let’s take a look at our top-list.
Training that improves your professional skills
Now more than ever, freelancers need help to brand themselves in order to stand out from the crowd. In this course, you will learn how to seize marketing opportunities and create engaging content.
Learn online how to succeed in your freelancing career by taking this time management course, which will provide you with basic principles of time management – crucial for success in any job.
Learn how to make collaborative working situations a reality with this course, which covers technologies for collaboration and project management tools.
As a freelancer, you’re sometimes put in situations where you have to present your findings for your clients. This course will not only teach you how to be a confident, effective and relaxed public speaker, but also a better team player, listener, and storyteller.
This is an easy to understand course that contains countless lessons on everything from budgeting to retirement funding. What’s not to like?
This course will teach you valuable concentration and interviewing skills, which will help you be a better listener and build rapport with new clients.
Negotiation is key to business success for freelancers, so it’s never a bad idea to improve your skills. This course will teach you how to successfully negotiate with clients.
Any freelancer needs to learn skills to improve their online presence. Skillshare offers a wide range of courses that helps you skill-up within business analytics, freelance and entrepreneurship, and leadership and management.
Training that helps your mind
Change and uncertainty breed stress. When stress builds, productivity wanes. But don’t worry, we’ve got the remedy. Thrive tracks your mood and teaches you methods to take control of stress and anxiety.
Headspace is a guided meditation app where you can practice breathing exercises. Breathe in, breathe out. Ahhh.
Leapers supports the mental health of freelancers and the self-employed. Here, you can find a number of online courses on how to tackle self-doubt and dealing with imposter syndrome.
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this online course.
Training that improves your physical health
Today, fitness apps abound. Most provide workout ideas, nutrition tips, and performance tracking. Here’s some of our favorites.
Yoga canceled? Try Downward Dog and stretch the fuck out.
7 Minute Workout
Is your gym closed? Get toned with the 7 minute workout real fast. Get started with that summer body now.
If solo workouts make you sad, join an online fitness challenge or start a Slack group where you and your coworkers can share exercise ideas and help each other stay motivated.
Take care of yourselves.
With love from Team Worksome.