The old saying that you get what you pay for is, for the most part, universally true.
But what if you learned a valuable skill for free, what did you end up paying? You paid with your time of course but if you want to learn something and have more free time than budget, YouTube should be your go-to.
In fact, YouTube should be your go-to regardless if you have time and money but we live in a ‘right now’ society. It seems people don’t want to put in the effort to learn something new, they just want instant gratification. I’m guilty of doing this too – who isn’t? – but when it comes to learning a new skill you can apply for years to come, why not take the time to learn it?
Look, I’m all about outsourcing and being efficient with your time and this logic about learning and applying new skills may seem rudimentary for some, but the inspiration behind this post is because I often get questions from people with limited budgets about stuff they can easily learn on YouTube. Questions like, ‘who did your WordPress site?’ Actually, I did. Learned it from YouTube, search ‘Website Wizard.tv’. I know this isn’t the best WordPress site around but it serves its purpose.
I also learned how to use ringless voice mail software from YouTube, liked it but knew it could be better and it didn’t have to be two hours long. I did my own How-to tutorial to help others who don’t have that much time (search Coach Roger, how to use Go Ringless Extreme software).
There are literally thousands of things you can learn how to do from watching YouTube, it’s mind blowing. Case in point, just found this one for you parents or parents-to-be, an insightful video on 10 important things your child should learn by age 10. Not sure I fully agree with number 7 since I don’t need to be my kid’s friend but I’m sure it works for some. Hope this helps and keep Youtubin’!