The Way We Work
June 21, 2011 by Julia Camenisch

No matter how good you are in your chosen profession, there’s always room to improve. In fact, there’s an imperative to improve. Styles, trends, technology –all are constantly evolving. You’ve got to keep pace with the change by embracing learning as part of your freelance career investment.

Most of us don’t have the extra money or time to invest in returning to college. Thanks to the Internet, you don’t necessarily have to. There are online educational resources for every freelance discipline and niche. Magazines, courses, ebooks, webinars, blogs — all are learning tools that will enable you to grow in your profession, or even branch out and learn something new.  Here’s a list of 45 Internet resources, arranged alphabetically by skill set, to help you take your freelance abilities to the next level.

ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING
AUDIO PRODUCTION

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
MANAGEMENT SKILLS
MICROSOFT OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY MANAGER

 

 

NETWORK & DATABASE ADMINISTRATION
PR SKILLS
SALES
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
VIDEO PRODUCTION
WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
WRITING SKILLS

This is by no means a comprehensive list. That’s why we need your help! If you’ve got a particular online resource for one of the above categories, share it in the comments section below. Let’s work together to make this educational resources post a useful tool for oDesk freelancers.


Julia Camenisch

Contributing Author

Julia Camenisch is a freelance technology and business journalist. She also works as an editor and copywriter for a wide range of clients, including national magazines, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Julia brings to oDesk a passion for empowering small businesses through the innovative use of technology.