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Why are we talking about Skillshare? What is it exactly?Most of us have been stuck at home for weeks, and it seems like people are divided into 2 types now: those who spend their days binge-watching TV shows on Netflix, eating junk food, and wasting time on social media, and those who focus on more productive things and use this time to grow personally and professionally. If you belong to the second type, and you are constantly looking for ways to learn new things, expand your knowledge, create healthy habits, improve your business, or even become the next "Coronapreneur", then I think you would really benefit from using Skillshare. But before we get any further, let's take a closer look at the Skillshare platform so you know what it is and how it works.Skillshare is an online learning platform that has been on the market for over ten years. At this point, Skillshare has more than 25,000 classes available to Premium members and more than 2,000 classes available at no cost. Skillshare offers unlimited access to courses for a small monthly fee of either $15 per month if billed monthly, or $8,25 ($99 per year) if billed annually. Most classes are awesome:They are straight to the point meaning that you learn material faster.You can ask questions, participate in discussions, and get feedback.Each class includes a project that you get to share with other students and/or include on your resume.The classes are short (some last as little as 15 minutes) but that doesn't mean that they lack quality.What about instructors? Are they any good?Yes! The majority of instructors are professionals in their field of expertise. Every Skillshare course has a rating and comment section. Those courses that have good reviews appear higher in the search results making it easy to find high-quality classes taught by the best teachers.Keep in mind, that Skillshare allows anyone to become an instructor and create a class. And sometimes you could come across a low-quality class created by a new member. However, they usually get removed from the platform fairly quickly. Here are some of the benefits that make Skillshare stand out among the competitors:Excellent courses where you can learn new skills and enhance your knowledge. Skillshare often recruits new instructors ensuring students have the best quality of expertise available to them.Learning on the go is easy for premium members. Skillshare allows downloading classes offline, and the mobile app is very user-friendly.A very competitive pricing model helps ensure that anyone who wants to learn gets a chance to do so. And I really mean anyone. First of all, they are over two thousand free classes on Skillshare. And, second, Skillshare offers a 60-day free trial for you to try the service.If you are a professional and you wish to share your skills with others, you can create courses and earn some money.Is Skillshare worth it?Skillshare is definitely worth it. It is a unique opportunity to learn new skills or improve existing ones on the cheap. I personally have been using Skillshare for a few years now, and it works perfectly for me. I truly believe in this learning platform and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to explore new skills.There is so much more to know about Skillshare that I haven't shared here. If you want to learn more about the platform, then I invite you to read a full review written by IMHO Reviews and a recently published comparison review of Udemy vs. Skillshare.
As a content creator, you know all too well that having easy access to high-quality digital assets enhances the quality of your work. However, spending hundreds of dollars on just one video clip would be irrational. There must be another way, right? Luckily, there is. One of my to-go services for downloading digital assets is called Envato Elements. It is a subscription-based service, meaning that for a flat monthly fee of only $33 you get unlimited access to the whole library. And let me tell you, it is huge! There are millions of high-quality digital assets in there, everything from stock footage, music, and photos, to Wordpress themes, fonts, web templates, and more. New files are being constantly added, so you will never find yourself short of stock media. Learn Is Envato Elements Legit article? And what about licensing? Are there any things you should be aware of?Envato Elements licensing is pretty straightforward. All the files in the library have the same terms. What you need to know is that when you download any asset you get a license for just a single-use. And if you want to use it again, you will need to register it one more time for different use. The good news is that all the files can be used for both personal and commercial projects. And obviously, if you cancel your membership, you won't be able to download any new files from the library. However, all the files that you registered before will still be covered.What exactly is included in the subscription? As mentioned above, the Envato Elements subscription grants unlimited access to all the files in the library. Yes, you got it right: you can download as many files as you want from all categories as long as your subscription is active. Sounds too good to be true, but that is how it works. On top of that, you also get free access to an online learning platform called Tuts+, which has thousands of e-books, courses, and guides on a variety of topics, from Web Design to Photo and Video.Does Envato Elements offer any discounts?In my opinion, the price for a monthly subscription is already super low considering the amount of stock you'd be getting. However, if you get an annual membership, you will be getting a 50% discount, and pay only $16,50 a month ($198 per year plus taxes). Students can get an additional 30% discount on both monthly and annual subscriptions.Envato Elements doesn't offer a free trial option at the moment.Are there any cons?Yes, there are. I have yet to find a perfect service that has no drawbacks. I find it really annoying that Envato Elements lets you download video files only in .mov format because it takes a very long time for me to convert them afterward. Envato Elements also has pretty lousy support. Other than these two things, I have no complaints.Why do I believe that Envato Elements is worth the money?- It offers competitive prices. If you compare the cost of different subscription-based stock services, you will see, that Envato Elements has the lowest prices.- It has an impressive library and the widest range of digital assets compared to other platforms.- It offers many perks to the members, such as free access to Tuts+.- It saves me a lot of time because I can find all the assets I need for my project in its library.- It has easy licensing.Overall, Envato Elements is a great choice for web developers, content creators, and even marketers. If you are interested in learning more about the platform, you can check out recent the IMHO Reviews article that talks about all the features of Envato Elements.
If you are an avid audiobook listener, you have probably heard of Audible before. But in case you haven't, I'm going to tell you a bit about it. Here is a complete review.Audible is the largest marketplace for audiobooks in the world. Its library boasts an impressive collection of over 450,000 audiobooks.How much does Audible cost?Audible offers different monthly and annual plans. The Gold plan costs $14,95 a month or $149,50 per year and includes 1 credit (that can be redeemed for one audiobook) each month. The Platinum plan costs $22,95 a month or $229,50 per year and includes 2 credits each month.Audible also offers a 30-day free trial to anyone who wants to try out the service at no cost. If you decide to sign up for a free trial, you will get 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals.Things I Love About Audible- Audible's library is massive. It has every book I have ever wanted to read.- I find Audible to be reasonably priced for what I'm getting. There are cheaper services but the quality - or quantity - can't compete.- You can actually return and exchange any book you are not satisfied with! This feature alone makes it stand out among its competitors.- Audible membership comes with a lot of perks, like a 30% discount on additional purchases, 2 Audible Originals of your choice every month, access to Original Premium podcasts, guided medication and fitness programs, Daily Deal that lets you purchase a new audiobook every day at a reduced price, and more.- The app is very user-friendly and is compatible with most devices.- The quality of audiobooks is superb.- It is possible to download audiobooks on your device for offline listening.- You get lifetime access to all the audiobooks you purchase. That means that even if you end your subscription, the books are yours to keep.What About Audible Cons?The only downside of Audible I can think of is its price. As I've said earlier, I think that is it a good value for money, but I know that some people might find it to be too expensive.Is Audible Worth It?Yes, in my opinion, Audible is worth it. It is a great service that offers a huge selection of audiobooks that I can just read online or download onto my phone. I enjoy all the cool features of the platform, and the price is good, too.Are There Any Audible Alternatives?Full list of top services!Sure, there are quite a few actually. The best one is Scribd. It is a good option for those who find Audible's price to be too high. Scribd membership costs only $8,99 a month and includes unlimited access to all the titles library. It offers a much wider variety of content, including, audiobooks, e-books, sheet music, magazines, etc. If you cancel your subscription you won't be able to access your downloads anymore. Another service I can recommend is Audiobooks.com. It has a slightly smaller library than Audible, but it still offers a good variety of books. For $14,95 a month members get one credit that equals one audiobook and an extra listening from the VIP Rewards section. You can purchase more credits if needed. If you cancel the subscription, you will still keep all the books you purchased for credits, but not the ones from the VIP Rewards section. Membership also includes free access to over 700,000 podcasts. If you are interested in trying the service, you can sign up for a 30-day Audibooks.com free trial.
What is Mindvalley for Me?I look forward to a unique community, holistic learning, scheduled events, parties, seminars, and so much more. Expect Mindvalley to have a great and positive impact on your personal growth. It doesn’t stop there as there is an online learning program by Mindvalley to sharpen your mind and improve your life.Who Is Mindvalley For?Mindvalley is for anyone and everyone. Mindvalley University lets you explore the parts of you that you never thought possible or things that you didn’t unlock in yourself just yet. For families, the elder, the young, entrepreneurs, students, and many more like-minded people that come from different backgrounds and communities. What Courses Does Mindvalley Offer?Mind, Body, Soul, Entrepreneurship, Relationships, Parenting, Work, and Performance are the 8 categories that Mindvalley offers for a diverse experience. Within these categories, you will be exposed to nearly 40 programs on several topics, from goal setting to meditation and much more. What Is The Mindvalley Quest All Access Pass, and What is included?This is Mindvalley’s online learning platform of unlimited access to all programs available to you for the price of $599. Anywhere at any time, on any device, you will continue to learn, grow, and expand your life with the All-Access Pass of Mindvalley. This membership includes a Life Assessment consisting of a 22-minute test. This test evaluates your life and will reveal the parts that need attention. Here is a cheaper alternative: Skillshare that offers 14 free trial and thousands of classes. What Is the Masterclass by Mindvalley All About?There are free masterclasses between 60 to 90 minutes, taught by some of the most influential teachers at Mindvalley. The classes are transformational and ideal for anyone interested in having a membership or whoever just wants to take advantage of the free masterclass that is only aired for a limited time. How is the Mindvalley All Access better than just enrolling in Quests separatePurchasing the “All Access” is more valuable in terms of money than buying each quest separately. To receive all the benefits of self-development, it is beneficial and deserving to purchase the “All Access”. If broken down, it is 15 dollars per course or 1.6 per day, and when you look at it from that perspective.Is Community (Tribe) Helpful?There is a whole Mindvalley community out there as resources, mentors, instructors, new friends, and like-minded individuals, from programs, events, and social media. With that being said, since there is a community of people who share the same ideas in self-development and improvement of their lives, the Mindvalley Tribe is very helpful and eager to learn and grow with you. Does Mindvalley Offer Certificates?The short answer is Yes. However, the certificates are not recognized or accredited by authority institutions. I think one does not need a certificate to feel validated. With a whole community and amazing instructors, you do not need a certificate to succeed. This course is for people ready to take action in their lives and live for the better part of themselves. Is Mindvalley Worth the Investment?When investing in yourself, it will always be worth it, and MindValley does just that. Although some will ponder on the price of Mindvalley, remember that you can not put a price on your life. Learning the necessary skills online to improve the better parts of yourself and maybe even inspire others, Mindvall
IMHO Reviews announce updates to its 2020 StoryBlocks review. The new updates see reviews for new payment plans and the free trial option on the site and determine if it’s worth going for.After changing management and re-branding from VideoBlocks to StoryBlocks in 2019, the company changed several things and that is why IMHO Reviews decided to update their StoryBlocks review. Besides comparing StoryBlocks to similar services, IMHO Reviews explains the pros, cons as well as the difference in the new payment plans system.Some of the changes that have been made with the new StoryBlocks include:Library doubled in 2020 which provides more video options and makes it more convenient. The new StoryBlocks features millions of high-quality videos, images, audio sounds, and video editing cloud software.Also, the price has changed with up to a 25% increase. The Basic plan costs $20/monthly (120 yearly ) and includes 5 HD video files monthly and the Unlimited Video plan costing $50 monthly (240 yearly) which provides an unlimited number of downloads, HD videos, 4K and After Effects templates. The unlimited plan goes for $65/month ($360/year) with unlimited access to all libraries (4K and After Effects Templates included, music and images).I feel like, after Storyblocks management made the right decision to bring together Videoblocks, Audioblocks, and GraphicStock into one service Storyblocks, it became a little bit confusing at first but from feedback, we are getting from new users it is easy to understand it and customers love the service.I believe that Storyblocks is headed in the right direction: "It seems like there are a lot of exciting things happening with Storyblocks right now. The company has been around for years, but they have improved their service so much in the past year and a half. They are constantly adding new features; always growing and expanding. I think that what really makes Storyblocks stand out from its competitors."Storyblocks will be shutting down its pay-per-click Marketplace on September 10th. Some of the content from the Marketplace will be transferred to the Member Library, and some will be deleted permanentlyWith all the changes happening to Storyblocks in the past few months, IMHO Reviews thought it was about time to update their articles about the platform. "We have updated our Storyblocks reviews. We have added the pros and cons section for people who prefer not to read lengthy articles; discussed different pricing options, and explained why signing up for a Storyblocks may be the best way to save money."IMHO Reviews have also created a series of Storyblocks video Reviews hoping to draw more attention to the company. Their goal is to do a review that will highlight all the platform's features, talk about its advantages and drawbacks, and explain how to get the best Storyblocks membership deals. "It seems like most reviews of stock video services don't even mention Storyblocks. And many of the articles that do include Storyblocks in their list of the best stock media companies were written a while ago and contain out-dated information. We want to show what a great platform Storyblocks is," - said Anna, a content manager from IMHO Reviews.In the meantime, the IMHO Reviews team is working on a series of reviews about other stock video websites. They have already chosen seven of the most popular and affordable services in 2020 and are planning to write a detailed review of each one of them in the near future."Every person is different, and I believe that there is no one stock video website that will work for everyone. We are going to review various services so that every one of our readers could choose the one that is right for them.
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