Of course, you’re familiar with the global reality that learning new skills put an individual at an advantage in the modern world. You may have been hoping to learn a new skill in the near future.
But your mind might be having a hard time settling for the particular skill to learn. This could be for any of many reasons like; “what skills to learn?” ” what platforms to learn these skills on?” financial reasons, time and availability, disinterest, laziness, etc.
In this article, I’ll be suggesting simple skills you could try out. They’re skills you’re quite familiar with but seeing them in this article today might encourage you to stop putting off learning a new skill and just do it.
- Digital Media Marketing
The digital world is a large one offering a vast amount of opportunities for both organizations, their current consumers, and prospective consumers.
Digital Marketing is basically the use of digital technologies as well as resources and the internet to promote services and products.
While this particular skill is now quite a common one, being highly and adequately skilled in Digital Marketing will require investment in specifically targeted courses and training.
A good place to start is the Google Skills For Africa The Fundamentals Of Digital Marketing Course.
- Content Writing|Marketing
Sometimes, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, and Content Writing are used interchangeably but this is wrong.
Both skills are distinct and cater to different needs within an organisation.
Content Marketing is the creation and sharing of free content without explicitly marketing a product or service. Think of Content Marketing as a subtle type of digital marketing through the means of content creation. This content could be in form of a written text, audio, or video (skits, etc).
Content writing, on the other hand, is the process of planning, writing, and editing content for the web. In the case of Content Writing, the idea isn’t to market a product or service.
Just as with Digital Marketing, training will sharpen one’s content writing or marketing skills.
- Graphics Design
Graphics Design is the creation of visual content to communicate a message. Think of the e-flyers and posters you see online – these are just a few examples of the kind of visual content created by Graphics Designers.
Why interest yourself with Graphics Design? Minus the limitless opportunities this skill can create for a professional, this skill could open one up to other skills such as Animation Design, etc
Thankfully, there are free and super affordable online courses available to learn this skill.
UI stands for User Interface which is the aesthetic elements through which people interact with a product while UX stands for User Experience, basically, the experience a person has while making use of a digital product.
If you’d love to explore design in the tech space, this could be a good skill to learn.
If you’ve been thinking of going into photography, this could be the sign you have been looking for.
These days, you need not worry about having the right gadgets to start out in photography. With a good smartphone, you could perfect your skills and then move up by acquiring the necessary gadgets.
In addition to photography, learning editing skills on popular platforms like Lightroom, and Photoshop is a plus.
As I implied in the preceding paragraphs of this article, the above-mentioned skills are merely skill suggestions that fascinate me personally.
There are tons, thousands, of skills out there waiting for you. For instance, I’ve read about Data Analyst being one of the skills to look out for the future.
And really, follow your heart – what are your passions? What skill have you always wanted to have? Perhaps a new language? Whatever it is, I’m here to let you know you can do it!
You know the drill, looking out for your comments! These merely skill suggestions to help you navigate the over a hundred skills out there and start earning some extra income.
As usual, I’ll be looking out for your comments and questions. Happy learning, happy earning!
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