Why You Can Catapult Yourself Into Success Through Online Learning

Why You Can Catapult Yourself Into Success Through Online Learning

The Internet has removed our need to leave the house, or to be confined to one specific geographical location in many ways. From online shopping to looking for jobs online, to even searching for romantic partners, having the Internet connection can satisfy a wide variety of individual needs, without even having to leave your house or even to get dressed. Receiving an education is also something that can now be accomplished solely from the comfort of your home.

Many thousands of online courses exist, teaching an almost endless number of skills. CoursesforSuccess.com is just one such website that has hundreds of courses to help improve your professional skill set, allowing you to become a much more attractive option to potential employers in your field.

Previously, online courses were seen as a scammy way to get a few hundred dollars out of people. Now, there’s a wealth of courses online that have been carefully curated by professionals who wish to share their expertise. Even then, there are several accredited universities where advanced degrees can be earned almost entirely via online learning. There is new monitoring technology that allows for secure exam rooms even when testing is done via computer.

In addition, more and more learning establishments are taking their credentials online to serve a wider range of students.

There are numerous benefits to choosing to learn online as opposed to having to go to a dedicated school, such as:

Course Flexibility

Many people choose not to seek higher education because they simply don’t have enough time between the jobs they need to be at and the family they have to spend time with. This alone has been one of the major roadblocks people face in upgrading their skill sets. Simply put, a lot of people cannot take time off of work to pursue education and still support themselves.

Learning online allows you to control when you learn, where you learn, and at what pace. Lessons are pre-recorded so you can view them at any point in your day and in a place where you feel most able to actually absorb what you’re learning.

Increased Access to Support

Since the entire framework of the course is structured digitally, getting in contact with tutors or your instructors is made exceptionally easy, as most platforms have these features built-in. The better online learning sites have live chats where you can receive instant help with any problem you’re having with a specific course, while any reputable one will at least give you all the information necessary to send an email.

Nearly Unlimited Options

Real-life universities and schools can only offer programs for courses they know they can fill the seats for. They have to pay for the teacher, the space, and of course, for the maintenance of the said space. This means there’s a rather limited course selection at any brick-and-mortar institution, since there’s practically no incentive to offer niche courses when you could be filling lecture halls instead.

This isn’t the case with online learning. Since material can be pre-recorded either in video or text format and preserved indefinitely, there’s a lower initial cost in making a course and very little as far as keeping that course on offer. Photography lessons, niche programming languages, or even things like reading body language can be offered by these websites as there’s no pressure to fill seats. Therefore, the amount of things you can learn is of a much wider variety.

All of these points, plus the fact that you won’t be spending resources getting to and from a set location, mean online learning is a very attractive way to boost your resume or to learn practical skills.

Internet and Tech Inspired Gifts for the Holidays

Are you looking for the perfect gift? Shopping for your favorite SEO or web designer in your life doesn’t have to be difficult. And remember, it’s never too early to start shopping, especially with normal mailing deadlines approaching in one week.

You might be sick of ridiculous gift guides with items in the hundred-thousand dollar price range. Don’t worry, these are some fun gifts that you can actually afford this holiday season:

Social media related:

Throw pillows of your favorite icons


A Dislike hoodie for your favorite Facebook grump

The watch that says it all

Tech toys:


A recession proof case for your iPhone

Never look for a USB  flash drive again with this sleek key!

Colorful, comfortable earphones that look good enough to eat

Just for fun:

Floppy disk post it notes

A brand new  dirty coffee mug

A dancing pet speaker

What’s on your holiday wish list?

Matt Ramage is founder of Emarketed a web marketing agency located in Los Angeles. He loves coffee, good design, and helping businesses improve their look and getting found on the Internet.

Thoughts from Prince & Kenny G: Is the Internet Dead?

Prince Slams the Interwebz
In a recent interview, Prince talks about how he has turned his back on using the internet and iTunes to promote his music. Instead, Prince is opting to give the UK’s Daily Mirror readers FREE copies of his new album. The interview also shows that Prince has shut down his own official website. This doesn’t come as a surprise to me, coming from a man who shut down his biggest fan site a couple years back. But what exactly is his logic behind this? This is what he has to say:

“The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else.”
“The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.”
“Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.”

Kenny G Loves the Internet
Don’t worry, Kenny G is ready to stand up for the internet. Like Prince, he’s also promoting a new album but admits that he isn’t too “Internet and download savvy”. In a short interview with the sax master, Kenny states:

if the Internet is dead “then I must be dead, too, ’cause I use it all the time.”

So, whose side are you own? I don’t really get why Prince is alienating what’s left of his fan base… You can’t just completely blast the entire internet and say that it’s no good. That’s like people who claim that they don’t watch TV or read books. Really? With all the choices out there? I doubt that Prince will do any backpedaling now but we’ll see how his new album does.

PS) Did you know that Kenny G was one of the original investors of Starbucks?

Matt Ramage is founder of Emarketed a web marketing agency located in Los Angeles. He loves coffee, good design, and helping businesses improve their look and getting found on the Internet.