Tools for Sharpening Your Creative Freelancer Skills

A great way to remain a strong contender in the freelance economy is to constantly increase your areas of expertise in your field. Whether you are looking to learn web or app development skills or pick up a new creative hobby, here are some great websites to check out.



Want to learn Wordpress? App development? How about branding? Udemy offers a wide variety of self-paced video courses from free to a few hundred bucks. Whether you’re looking to learn yoga or photography, Udemy has over 30,000 courses to help you learn just about anything.


If you’re looking to build your creative skills, Skillshare is a great place to start. For a monthly fee, you can access over 2,500 educational video classes that span from how to brew the perfect cup of coffee to animating custom GIFs. Not feeling a monthly fee? There are over 200 free courses as well.

Tuts Plus

Not a video course learner? You can develop your design and technical skills with over 21,000 free design tutorials from Tuts Plus by Envato. To take full advantage of all Tuts+ has to offer, you can access downloadable ebooks and video courses with a monthly or yearly subscription.

Code Academy

Here’s a price tag you might enjoy. FREE. You can learn how to code in several coding languages with the interactive Code Academy. You’ve always thought about it, why not now? Code Academy presents everything from HTML/CSS to SQL in a hands-on, impactful way.


What are some of your go-to websites for building your skillsets? Tell us in the comments below!