The easiest way to get ahead is to be the best at what you do or the only one doing it. In either case, you’ll be an outlier in your chosen field and would be an established as an expert who is more than capable of handling business.

The only catch is we all have to begin at square one which can be discouraging for any beginner. It’s a daunting task that will prove to be frustrating and challenging. However, there is no workaround so we must start somewhere.

Fortunately, we live in a time where information is abundant. Nowadays you can find a guru in any niche which is great, but these sages usually charge an arm and a leg for their courses.

This severely limits some of us trying to get ahead because not all of us have hundreds of dollars laying around.

Although these courses do provide incredible value, it’s just not feasible for some of us based on the price tag. Luckily there are 3 alternatives to receiving quality content that will provide an abundance of knowledge without breaking the bank.


Coursera offers a bunch of courses in the technical area but also takes a dive into the arena of business and entrepreneurship. This website provides nearly all of its content for free, which is ideal for anyone wanting to save their cash.

Most of the classes are taught by college professors who have been teaching for years giving it a real classroom feel. Upon completing the coursework, Coursera provides certificates at the end for those willing to pay a small fee. These certificates can be used to throw on your resume which only sweetens the pot.


YouTube is seen as a time killer, but its a gold mine of information. However, since individuals upload the videos, you will need to audit your video consumption to those that truly know what they’re talking about.

This may be a little confusing given the fact that you will be relatively new to your chosen field but by doing some homework, you’ll find who’s an expert and who’s not. 


Udemy is by far my favorite site for learning any new skill. It provides amazing content from experts in a variety of fields for an incredibly reasonable price. For around 20 dollars you’ll find courses that are jam packed with relevant and detailed guides which is a fraction of the cost of standard courses.

From business building to comedy Udemy leaves no stone unturned making it a digital campus that no college can compete with. Courses on udemy are reviewed by past students giving you the social proof needed to make a well-informed purchase.  Udemy is hands down the best bang for your buck.

All of these sites are incredibly powerful tools that can help you make the next step in your personal or professional goals. 

Take advantage now and reap the benefits tomorrow!

Posted by Victor Figueroa

Hi, I'm Victor Figueroa and I love growth and personal development. I strive to be better than yesterday and my mission is to help inspire everyone to reach their full potential. Let's grow together as we travel through this changing world in search of health, wealth, and happiness.

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