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Top free online resources you can use to better yourself!

by Michaelle
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OK, Here is a list the top free online resources I use to better myself! If you feel like one of the sites you use should be on the list please let me know!

Why pay for something you can totally get for free (legally)! Over the years I have realized that some of the best tools I have used cost me nothing or close to none!

I use them to stay relevant in my field, to polish my knowledge on technology, learn a new skill to advance my career, and for selfcare. This list only has resources that I have used so all opinions are mine.

Learning resources

Language,

I am constantly learning something new. These free online resources are a gold mine and I take full advantage!

  •  Duolingo, it’s a free resources to learn a new language or to polish one you already know. The lessons are interactive very visual with an option to customize the lessons to your level and pace. That’s the one my husband uses to get caught up in French!
  • Merriam Webster dictionary app, has a great free option to improve your English vocabulary even if you are native speaker. I love the “true or False” section! You learn while polishing your general knowledge.

Photography,

If you are not able to afford Photoshop, there are great online free options available to get creative. They will give you similar results, some have similar interface so it will be easier for you to transition when are ready to use the paid software.

  • Gymp, available on a large array of Operating system like Windows, OS, and Linux. It’s very intuitive, easy to use,and  customizable with 3rd party plugins.
  • Pixlr, you get access to millions of free filters,overlays, and effect to achieve professional looks.
  • Paint.net, only available on PC with great interface and useful tools with free plugins available.

Career advancement,

Those free career advancement sites are great when you want update your knowledge without the commitment of college courses.

  • Coursera, this site works in partnership with universities all over the word to provide you free courses. ( You also get cash back with Ebates if you decide to get a paid course)
  • YouTube creator Studio, use this if you are new to video producing and editing for the web.
  • Stanford Learning, the classes are provided by stanford professors.
  • HTML Dog, this is great to learn Java, css codes. The classes are clear, great for beginners.
  • Tuts, awesome place to learn graphic design, code, web design, and some other business related courses.

Mental health,

7cups, This a great free resources to access a trained listener. You can access a therapist via phone, text, video chat online. 

Free books,

  • Project Gutenberg, over 57,000 of free eBooks includes free kindle books and e-pubs.
  • Librivox, Audio books read by volunteers can be downloaded on any device.
  • Open Library.org, Interactive achieve, read, and borrow any books from any genre!

Productivity,

  • Bugmenot, great to access websites that require you to enter an email or to register.
  • Noisili, background color and noise generator to boost productivity
  • Grammarly, writing assistant available on computer on phone keyboard, very handy, no more grammatical mistakes.

Coupons,

  • Retailmenot, Coupons, promo codes, cash back. I never shop online without checking Retail me not or Ebates!
  • GoodRX, Compare prices on medications, finds coupons and discount codes. 

What free resource do you use online? Did it make this list?

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