10 Fun (and Free!) Classes You Can Start and Finish This Week

After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it’s tough to force yourself to sit down and learn


things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.

How about I make it a bit easier for you?

These 10 free

online classes

are not only fun, but they’ll take you less than a week—if not less than an hour—to start and finish, meaning you can

improve your life

that much faster.

You had me at the title. If you’re striving to find more excitement in your career and life, this short course is the perfect way to get yourself in the mindset for success.

Requirements? A desire to be happier.


1 hour/ 17 lectures

Tackle this very tricky (but important) task of promoting yourself online with a step by step process


real-life examples for inspiration.


50 minutes/ 10 videos

Learning about time management stresses us out when we think we’re losing, well, time. Lucky for you, this class is only half an hour—and covers a heck of a lot.


37 minutes/ 12 lectures

Kick-start your coding career with this simple—but fun—class on the basics of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. And, if you’re a big fan of the game “2048,” you’ll get to make your own version by the end!


1 day

If just the idea of personal finance overwhelms you, it shouldn’t. It’s super easy to save and spend wisely—and this course will teach you the basics to smart money.


1 hour/ 17 lectures

If you don’t have all day to get creative, how about 10 minutes? That’s all you’ll really need to finish this super short class on innovation and creative thinking.


11 minutes/ 2 videos

Interested in taking up writing as a side hobby? Learn how to pick out stories from your life and put them down on paper in an effective way, and you’re halfway there to writing a book (or, at least a blog post or two).


50 minutes/ 6 lectures

Shooting awesome video doesn’t require you to run out and buy a thousand dollar camera—and this class is proof. Bring your story to life, impress your colleagues, or just pick up some cool video techniques in under an hour.


52 minutes/ 11 videos

Reaping the benefits of mindfulness and meditation is just a click away. And, it (literally) sounds fun—that is, it’ll use the noises of nature to get you in the zone (or, Zen).


52 minutes/ 14 lectures

Those first few hours of the day are essential if you want to be productive the rest of the day. Know how to optimize your mornings with these seven simple habits.


13 minutes/ 9 videos

If you end up signing up for one of these classes, bookmark this article:

How to List Online Courses on Your Resume the Right Way

. Because why not boost your career in the process of become more skilled?

Oh, and while we’re on the topic of more skilled, have you check out our other

recommended courses

? Don’t want to brag, but they’re all pretty great.

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About Richard Moy

Richard Moy
Richard Moy is a Content Marketing Writer at Stack Overflow. He has spent the majority of his career in talent management, including a stint as a full-cycle recruiter and hiring manager. In addition to the career advice he contributes to The Muse, he also writes test prep and higher education marketing content for The Economist. Say hi on Twitter @rich_moy.

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