Have you heard of Skillshare? It’s an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, photography, and more. I’ve used Skillshare for several years now, and I can honestly say I have learned so much from it! Most of the classes are between 20 and 60 minutes in length, which makes them the perfect length to watch during a lunch break at work or over the weekend.
If you want to give Skillshare a try, you can use this link, or click the image below, to sign up and you’ll get 14 days of premium Skillshare for free! You can cancel it at any time and switch to a free account.
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Below, I’ve shared 10 classes that are perfect for creative business owners to learn new marketing techniques or skills to improve their brand.
1. Product Photography Basics for Your Handmade Business
After many years of being a Skillshare student, I decided to become a Skillshare teacher with my first class – Product Photography Basics for Your Handmade Business!! It’s the perfect class for improving your product photography to take professional looking photos that will make a HUGE difference for your handmade business. In it, I teach you how to set up a simple home photo studio using things you can find around your house or very inexpensively. I also cover how to master seamless backdrop and flatlay photography, style your shots like a pro, and edit beautiful final shots.
2. Logotype Masterclass with Jessica Hische
Jessica Hische is a lettering queen. I love her work so much and am fascinated by her process. In this class, Jessica shares an inside look at her start-to-finish process for refreshing type-based logos. I want to give this a watch and do some freshening up for the Tiny Curl logo!
3. Personal Brand Manifesto: Who Do You Think You Are?
I love following Adam J. Kurtz on Instagram (@adamjk) for his super relatable illustrations. In this class, Adam shares 5 quick exercises you can do to get clarity, focus, and renewed direction for your yourself and your creative career. Sign me up!
4. Become a Better Blogger: Content Planning
I’ve been trying to up my blogging game, so this class is a great way to get organized and create great blog content. In this class, you learn how to create a 3 month editorial calendar for blog content.
5. Digitizing Type Using Photoshop
This class was made by my real life friend Andrea! She is a hand-drawn lettering pro. In this class she teaches you how to take your hand-drawn type and digitize it to use on images or for marketing pieces. Super cool!
6. Branding Your Creative Business: Define Your Business
Looking to hone in on your brand identity? This class will help you define your mission statement and target audience to set you up for creative business success!
7. Context is Key: Social Media Strategy in a Noisy Online World
Gary Vaynerchuk teaches this in-depth class about maximizing your social media marketing. From the class description – ” Learn to develop a results-driven social media strategy perfectly adapted to each major social media platform—a strategy that guarantees your brand is telling the right story in the right context.” Lots of nuggets of wisdom in this class!
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8. Building an Etsy Shop that Sells: Strategies for E-Commerce Success
Do you have an Etsy shop or are you interested in opening one? This class covers everything you need to start or improve on your Etsy shop, from finding your target customers to branding your shop.
9. From Blog to Business: Content, Community, and Working with Brands
From the class description – “How do you make money blogging, but remain true to your own brand?” I want to know!! This class covers content, sponsorship, and community growing.
10. Getting Started with Email Marketing: Learn with MailChimp
Email marketing is super important for growing and connecting with your community. Why not learn from the authority on email marketing – MailChimp?! This class provides actionable tips for developing an email marketing strategy and crafting the perfect email
I’d love to know – what are your favorite Skillshare classes? Or are you excited to try Skillshare for the first time?