Sunday, May 22, 2011

Top sites to acquire new skills for personal development.

In this century, the web is widely used. I take that chance to explore new things, study, research, and acquire new skills. Yes, there's a lot of people out there who share their knowledge with something and we can learn from them for free. I've listed sites that offer free new skills among the top sites in Google, Yahoo, Bing search engines to save you a lot of time.

  • 100 Skills Every Man Should Know - Another compilation article with instructions to help you learn new skills.  This one says it’s geared for men, but I think most of these skills are applicable to women as well.
  • Lifehacker - An award-winning daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you get things done smarter and more efficiently.
  • DIY Network - A go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement projects.  The site offers expert answers the most sought-after questions regarding creative projects for DIY enthusiasts.
  • SuTree - Another useful aggregator of how-to videos from all around the web.
  • WonderHowTo - This site is focused on one clear organizing principle: aggregating and linking to truly great, free how-to videos from which you can learn new skills.
  • - An extensive directory of how-to guides for beginning entrepreneurs.
  • StumbleUpon - A collective set of recommendations from thousands of hours of searching by web users who share your interests.  It’s basically a recommendation engine.  Users add to this engine by providing their personal recommendations on what sites are worth your time.  If you select topics and tags of interest like ‘Self-Improvement‘ and ‘DIY,’ you’ll be learning new skills in no time.
  • Instructables - Similar to MAKE, Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others as the tackle new projects and learn new skills.
  • 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do - While not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do.  It’s a great starting point to learn new skills.
  • Spreeder - This site is focused on teaching you one new skill:  speed reading.  And it does a great job of doing so.


ken said...

hey nice list! :)

~KLaRraPaRiS~ said...

wonderful list :D

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