CreativeLive.com is one of the best resources out there for creative entrepreneurs to take classes online. The main categories of the courses are Photo & Video, Money & Life, Art & Design, Craft &Maker, and Music & Audio. You can access their content by purchasing The Creator Pass for all-access, purchase courses individually or watch Free Live Online Classes, where they run one class from each category for 24 hours for free.
When I first discovered CreativeLive I didn’t have much money so I sometimes spent up to 18 hours watching the courses that they run for free every day. I have since purchased many of the same classes as that time I watched for 18 hours was insane, however, those that share my determination know that we do what we have to do to succeed. CreativeLive often has great sales so be sure to look out for those. Online Courses on Sale
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I wanted to share with you the classes that I found the most inspiring. I’ll include the course description and then my thoughts on it.
Overcome Feeling Like A Fraud Once And For All
Are you plagued by the imposter syndrome—thinking that your accomplishments aren’t real and that you’re secretly a fraud and a failure? Do you have crippling anxiety and bad habits that are ruining your chances of achieving your goals? Does your low self-esteem and negative past experience influence your thought patterns? Do you fall into the trap of self-pity that keeps you from seeing positive outcomes? If so, you’re definitely not alone.
If you want to get over these persistent, sometimes agonizing problems so you can gain a new perspective and make real, positive changes in your life, this course can help you do it. Mel Robbins is one of the most sought-after motivational instructors in the world. Mel will give you concrete, actionable advice and steps you can practice to help you stop living with the constant worry that plagues and cripples your daily life. By showing you how to overcome self-doubt and build self-confidence, Mel will help you build the confidence you need to realize your dreams. After this class, you’ll better understand your patterns, what to do to break unhealthy habits, act with courage, self-compassion, and overcome self-doubt so you can get what you want out of life.
MY EXPERIENCE: Mel understands creatives and shares personal stories about how anxiety and self-doubt have affected her life and career. She shares tools to overcome self-doubt, get out of your comfort zone and how to build the skill of confidence. I enjoy her blunt style. Check out the free preview segment on Imposter Syndrome.
Learn The Secrets Of Living An Authentic, Meaningful Life
We hear it all the time: In order to take charge of our lives and succeed, we’ve got to be bold, honest and authentic. We have to be our best self. But how do we do that? What’s the secret formula for getting in touch with our true selves, understanding what we want out of life and ultimately making it happen?
Tabatha Coffey has the answers and wants to share them with the world. She’s made a name for herself as a smart, savvy, straight shooter who isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers in order to speak the truth. Not only has she built her own business empire of hair salons, popular television shows, and best-selling books, but she’s got the unique ability to help others in their quest for success.
Coffey explores what it means to be honest with yourself and others, and the importance of understanding how we perceive ourselves as well as how everyone else sees us. She’ll then help participants identify their goals, face their fears and build the resiliency needed to overcome adversity in our lives.
MY EXPERIENCE: I love this class! I didn’t know who Tabatha was when I first watched this, but I found her to be very inspiring. Apparently, via reality shows and in real life she was known as the bitch that was hard to work with. She now shares with beautiful honesty and vulnerability how she managed to get back up each time life knocked her down. There is a free 20-minute segment on Courage that explains the difference between confidence and courage. You can be confident all you want but it takes courage to take action.
Transform Your Social Media Marketing In 30 Days
Are you a small business owner, entrepreneur or a brand enthusiast looking for a social media transformation? In this course, Jasmine Star, gives you the skills to dramatically improve and grow your social media marketing to work for you. Utilizing some lucky entrepreneurs, Jasmine will lay everything out on the table- from how to develop a plan, how to consult and create with a brand photographer, and how to show up with the content on days you think you have none. Jasmine will teach how to grow your audience with more than just numbers, but an engaged community that leads to sales.
Jasmine Star helps entrepreneurs build a brand and market it on social media. After quitting law school, she picked up a camera, built an internationally recognized business, and teaches others how to do the same.
MY EXPERIENCE: Social Media Bootcamp is a very valuable class! Jasmine shares social media tips that I haven’t heard anywhere else. As a photographer, she goes in-depth on how to create branded photos of both yourself and images that showcase your products or services. She shows how to create content for social media with the importance of photos, captions, and hashtags. Creating categories of subjects that you will share was a great tool so that your posts have variety. It is very focused on instagram, however, there are some sections on facebook and mentions of twitter too. In the end, you will have created a 30-day social media content plan to free up your time later on to participate in comments and DM’s.
Make A Memorable First Impression.
How strong is your first impression? In this course, body language expert Vanessa Van Edwards explains how to use non-verbal communication to become the most memorable person in any room.
Vanessa will show you how to read people by gauging their visual cues, use body language to your advantage in meetings, how to tell if people are lying, voice modulation so you can impress clients in phone conversations and “Statement Analysis” to help you write powerful emails, website copy, and business cards.
This Power of Body Language course will positively affect every part of your professional life. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to identify exactly what impression your verbal and nonverbal language is giving, and how to increase it.
MY EXPERIENCE: This one is really cool. It is so valuable to be aware of your own body language in various situations, but also valuable to be able to read other people’s body language. I watched parts of this when it ran as one of the daily free on-air classes and eventually purchased it so I can watch in more manageable segments.
Be The Most Memorable Person In The Room.
Learn how to inspire, influence, and engage people in this life-changing program with Vanessa Van Edwards. If you want to succeed in business, life, and love you need to master the science of interpersonal intelligence. Master Your People Skills will show you how to effectively communicate with partners, clients, and colleagues so you can flourish in all aspects of your life.
In Master Your People Skills, Vanessa will teach you the communication methods and relationship-building strategies that will transform your interactions. You will learn how to increase your likability, deal with difficult people, be a master conversationalist, and quickly identify personality types. You’ll also develop techniques for overcoming awkward interactions, avoiding toxic people, and building rewarding relationships. Not only will Vanessa show you how to be proud of your in-person interactions, but you will also learn how to communicate more effectively online — via email, text, and social media.
MY EXPERIENCE: When I first discovered Creative Live this often came up as one of the free classes they ran and I would watch parts of it each time. Then I decided that it was so valuable that I really had to commit to the whole course so this is the one that I literally watched for 18 hours straight! I was broke and couldn’t afford the class so we do what we gotta do. I have since purchased it along with her Power of Body Language and Power of Happiness courses so obviously Vanessa Van Edwards gets the #1 and #2 spots on the top confidence-building Creative Live classes.