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8 Tech Skills You Can learn From Home

July 2, 2018 No Comments

Featured article by Rick DelGado, Independent Technology Author

Have you ever wanted to learn something but never got around to it? If you think you lack the time or the money to develop new skills, join the club. Still, thanks to the internet, you can learn whenever and wherever you want. To get started, considering one of the following 8 tech skills you can learn at home.

1. Car Repair

Use the internet to learn how to start working on your own car. Not only will you have a chance to understand how cars work, but you can save a lot of money by doing your own repairs.

You can find articles that tell you how to perform practically any repair or maintenance task. Additionally, you can find videos that actually show you.

2. Get Creative

Have you ever wanted to draw or paint? In the past, those skills required a ton of supplies and space. Now, artists use applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create visual masterpieces.

You can get started for free by downloading trial versions of those programs or try their free open-source equivalents. Tons of free online tutorials will help you find your creative niche.

3. Coding

To make this digital experiences possible the world needs coders. As a matter of fact, coding is still rated as the most important job skill for the future.

Spend time learning the nuances of web development vs software development and then jump right in. Plenty of free and low-cost online training resources will help you quickly become knowledgeable and productive.

4. Electronics

What good would software do without devices to run it? Learn how computers and devices work and start pushing them to their limits to improve your life. From installing memory upgrades and replacing motherboards to fixing broken smartphone and tablet screens, you can find all the instructions you need online.

5. Foreign Languages

Thanks to artificial intelligence and machine learning, you can pick up a new language easier now than ever before. Stop wishing you were bilingual and start learning. Learning programs that run in any web browser or on your smartphone make language learning easy and fun.

Best of all, many of them are free. Also, you control how much time daily spent on language learning, so it always fits your schedule.

6. Networking

Without the internet, you may have difficulty learning how to troubleshoot your home network. So, get started now. You can learn the basics and intricacies of configuring routers and devices to talk to each other.

Other topics include learning how to configure security settings and installing related software such as firewalls and virtual private networks. When word spreads that you’re a networking guru, you may have new opportunities for side gigs or even full-time employment.

7. 3D Printing

In the past, manufacturing companies used subtractive processes such as CNC milling to make 3D components. Now, 3D printers have come of age, transforming the scope and scale of production.

When you learn how to design and print in 3D, you open new opportunities for a home-based business. You can also make money from your 3D printer by signing up for a printing network that lets other people send print jobs to your machine.

8. College Classes

College graduates, high school dropouts and anyone in between can learn practically any subject taught in a college classroom. Furthermore, you may not need to spend any money to learn this way, especially if you’re not after a diploma.

Thousands of free internet courses are available from some of the best colleges in the world. Start searching online and then choose a subject that interests you.

In summary, you can expand your skill set right now without upending your schedule or spending a lot of money. What are you waiting for? You have unlimited potential, so start learning today.

Rick Delgado V 8 Tech Skills You Can learn From Home

by Rick DelGado, Independent Author

I’ve been blessed to have a successful career and have recently taken a step back to pursue my passion of writing. I’ve started doing freelance writing and I love to write about new technologies and how it can help us and our planet.” – Rick DelGado


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