How Skillshare changed my life in 30 days

I’m going to talk about various Skillshare’s classes. You’ve probably heard of it but let me tell you what crazy shit you can do with this platform. From learning new skills every week to helping your business (if you have one) in marketing or maybe even develop yourself as a person with the self-care courses or master productivity courses from top productivity nerds. There’s not just something for all, Skillshare has everything for all.

If you don’t trust me, you can try it out yourself by getting a 30-day free trial using this link, instead of the usual 7 days. If you don’t fall in love with what Skillshare has to offer you can freely go ahead and cancel not just your subscription, but also me from twitter lol. 30 days is more than enough to try things out and take some of the top classes Skillshare has to offer. All of this for free, damn it.

The way I see it is that it’s basically an all-in-one place to learn create and develop new skills. Learn from top teachers from all over the world, who have excelled in the arts they teach. Be it anything from animation or photo editing and cooking or self-love to content creation or marketing. It’s basically YouTube but only premium easy to follow curated content.

It’s just appalling that for just 5$ a month I can unlock so much. With Skillshare I’ve been learning new things that I always wanted to do, more over the fact that I get hours upon hours of extra content from my favorite content creators.

Some classes from the top teachers that you would want to take advantage of in the free trial period.

1) MKBHD’s class on YouTube

Turn your dreams of YouTube stardom into a reality with Marques Brownlee, the self-taught creator who grew his love of tech into a channel with 14M subscribers and counting!

Today Marques, known on the internet as MKBHD, draws millions of views with his tech review videos. But it wasn’t always that way: he started out in his parent’s basement, creating videos on his computer’s built-in camera, and slowly building a following on YouTube. If you’re like Marques — you have an itch to share your passion and opinions with the world — then this class will help you translate that point of view into engaging, authentic, and wildly watchable videos.

Drawing on a decade of experience as a YouTuber and gear-head, Marques opens up his process like never before, guiding you step by step through every stage of content creation for YouTube. From scripting and storyboarding to shooting and editing, you’ll learn how to create videos that connect, whether you have one follower or one hundred thousand.

2) Jonathan Van Ness’s class on self love

How do you want to show up in the world? Unlock your most centered and powerful self with self-care superstar Jonathan Van Ness as your guide!

As a TV and podcast host, best-selling author, aspiring figure skater, hairstylist, pet parent, and more, JVN has a lot on his plate. And yet the most important part of his day, every day, is tuning into his relationship with himself. “Throughout my life, when my relationship with myself has been stronger and more connected, I see a calmer, clearer, more compassionate and courageous Jonathan.”

Now, Jonathan is sharing his self-care secrets to help you tap into the power of self-care! In this actionable, inspiring class, you’ll create your own self-care playbook: a set of simple, practical tools to tune into your needs, release your fears, and show up as the very best version of you.

Together with Jonathan, you’ll learn to:· Reimagine self-care as a practice that fits you and your life· Excavate your true desires through mindfulness and mantras· Unlock creativity and joy by developing a self-care planner· Build a sustainable and crave-worthy routine (self-care shouldn’t feel like a chore!)

3) Ali Abdaal’s class on Productivity

Productivity Masterclass — Principles and Tools to Boost Your Productivity

Ali is a doctor working in the UK, and on the side he makes YouTube videos about medicine, tech and productivity. Productivity is probably the issue he gets asked most often about on his YouTube channel and across social media. Through reading books, blog posts, articles as well as experimenting with numerous techniques himself over the years, he feels that he’s developed a bit of knowledge about productivity and that’s why he’s decided to put together this extensive series of Skillshare classes to share my own knowledge in the realm of productivity and hopefully help us all work towards living happier, healthier and more productive lives.

Ali has classes on so many different things like hitting it off on youtube and how to make better videos, entering the stock market and of course his most watched classes on PRODUCTIVITY.

4) Lily Singh’s class on creativity

Join YouTube superstar and late-night host Lilly Singh to discover how you can turn your love of storytelling into social media success!

Videos go viral for a reason: because they capture a truth or tell a story that resonates with viewers. Whether silly or sincere, an authentic story makes you feel seen, feel good, and feel like part of a community. Storytelling is also the engine that’s powered Lilly Singh from posting DIY comedy sketches in the early days of YouTube to today hosting a late-night talk show and connecting with 15M followers (and counting!) around the world.

Now for the first time, Lilly is sharing her process for online storytelling from start to finish, combining creativity, strategy, and inspiration into the ultimate content creation playbook. From ideating and scripting to shooting and marketing, you’ll learn exactly how a viral video gets made, and gain the tips and tools to create your own, whatever your platform.

5) Dan Scott’s Photoshop class

Adobe Photoshop CC — Essentials Training Course

Dan Scott is a Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) for Photoshop. In this course Dan will teach you everything you need to know about getting started with Photoshop. This course is for beginners. You do not need any previous knowledge of Photoshop, photography or design. We will start right at the beginning and work our way through step by step.

You will learn the Photoshop ‘secret sauce’ whereby we will magically enhance our background and when necessary completely remove people from images.

By the end of this course you’ll possess super skills!

  1. Learn the skills to mask anything… including the dreaded hair.
  2. Using your amazing new masking skills, you will be able to clear-cut images.- You will learn how to make type interactive.
  3. Together we will look at popular current visual styles and learn the tools and tricks necessary to recreate them.
  4. There is a fun section where you will learn how to distort, transform and manipulate images.
  5. We will create our own graphics using simple techniques from scratch. — I will teach you to retouch photographs like a professional.
  6. Finally — any good Photoshop user should know how to put an island inside a bottle!

There are exercise files available to download so that you can follow along with me in the videos. There are lots of assignments I will set so that you can practice the skills you have learned.

If you have never opened Photoshop before or you have already opened Photoshop and are struggling with the basics, follow me and together we will learn how to make beautiful images using Photoshop.

Week 1: Just like most people, I subscribed to it after hearing about it from YouTubers for the 100th time. Started with something I was completely noob at, animation. Just 2 lessons in I already fell in love with how easy and how quickly I could see results.

Week 2: Was going all in with animation, I wasn’t just watching it as a “learn something new” I actually could see myself vested in it. Now I started watching some classes on Productivity which thanks to the pandemic we all have fucked up ties with. These absolute nerds really know what they are doing and I can say I have been getting back on track ever since. All these tools that they tell you about just felt like a completely new realm of things I just didn’t know existed and could have helped me so much if I knew them before.

Week 3: Things start falling in shape, I could see how I was no longer eager to cancel this subscription as soon as the 30 days ended. Jumped up to a higher level of class in animation. Best part was that it was by the same teacher, the transition felt seamless. PS kept working on productivity.

Week 4: Now I had made up my mind. Skillshare did not just helped me find my love for animation but also opened doors to probably a million other thing that I am yet to learn. I now started MKBHD’s class on how he makes his videos. I’m not into making YouTube videos but I just watch cause it’s just so exciting to know what and how it is behind the cameras.