• Tue, Jan 1 2008

45 Things You Can Learn Online for Free!

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You know what I love about the Internet? You can find courses, tutorials and lessons for almost anything – and many of them are free. Are you interested in learning to crochet or designing your own website but don’t know when you’ll have the time?

Have you thought about taking up an instrument or learning to dance but can’t afford the cost of a class? Would you like to perform a few simple repairs but have no clue where to start? Here are a great list of things you can learn online for free any time, any where there’s an Internet connection.

  1. Web Design from Scratch – Your Complete Guide to Web Design.
  2. Learn to Crochet – From the Lion Brand yarn company.
  3. Learn to Draw Portraits – I couldn’t draw my way out of a paper bag. I still can’t after watching this. Maybe you’ll have better luck.
  4. Bartending 101 – The American Bartending Association is offering a free instructional DVD.
  5. HomeDecorating.com – Lists simple tutorials on how to hang wallpaper, decorating within your budget, color misconceptions, laying tile and more.
  6. Learn Spanish – Online courses, quizzes, games and more.
  7. Learn to Juggle – Might be fun.
  8. Learn to Waltz – A nice way to spend a romantic evening at home.
  9. Learn how to script Microsoft Windows.
  10. Learn to Play Craps – I still don’t get it.
  11. An Introduction to Reading Music – If you ever wanted to learn to site read music, this tutorial is a great place to start.
  12. Learn to Spin a Pencil – Could be useful.
  13. Learn to Snowboard – 10 simple steps to read before you hit the slopes.
  14. Learn to Draw – Learn basics, caricatures and how to draw people. There’s good practical advice as well as some things to think about.
  15. Learn Harmonica – Video lessons are coming soon!
  16. Learn to Chant – Is Byzantine music you’re thing? Have I got a site for you!
  17. Learn to Dance Merengue – Looks easy enough.
  18. Learn to Belly Dance – My husband is rolling his eyes as I type this. I hear it’s great exercise though.
  19. How to Play Bridge – Something I’ve always wanted to learn but never have the time for.
  20. Learn to Change a Car Battery – It’s always good to take in a few automotive maintenance tips.
  21. Learn to Wakeboard – It looks like a lot of fun.
  22. Learn to Sew – It’s always good to know a few basic stitches.
  23. Learn to Speak Japanese – Second and third languages are always handy.
  24. Learn to Speak Mandarin – See above.
  25. Learn to Play Slot Machines – Not that there’s much to it.
  26. Learn to JamSkate - Not that I know what jamskating is.
  27. Here’s a free online spelling course. It’s for homeschooling, but I doubt you have to homeschool to take advantage.
  28. Learn Fly Tying – My Dad was into this. He paid for a class, you don’t have to.
  29. Learn to Blog – Hey, it works for me.
  30. Learn to Make Money Online – There are lots of ways to do it. Shai helps you find the ways that aren’t scammy.
  31. Learn to Dance Bachata – Assuming you have a partner who wants to dance. Mine doesn’t. : (
  32. Learn to Massage – Looks relaxing!
  33. Learn to Disco – This video is worth it for the laughter factor more than anything else.
  34. Learn to Play Slide Guitar – Now we’re talkin’!
  35. Learn to Play the Ukulele – It worked for Don Ho.
  36. Learn to Break Dance – There are no words.
  37. Learn to Cook Peking Duck – Bet I impress my mother in law with this one!
  38. Learn to Drive an 19-Wheeler – Looking for a career change?
  39. Learn to Play Drums – Your neighbors will love you.
  40. Learn to Knit – I can use a new hat.
  41. Learn How to Make a Power Tool Drag Racer – I’m so not letting my husband and son see this.
  42. Learn BMX Bike Tricks – I can’t watch.
  43. How to Apply Evening Eye Color – You mean you have to change it for night time?
  44. How to Find Clothing Bargains - Now this is a skill we can all use.
  45. Learn to Talk Like a Pirate – My five year old is good at this.

This list isn’t complete by any means. But it does give you an idea of some cool things you can learn if you look hard enough.

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