Check out these free online courses


Nowadays, with the help of the Internet, it seems like we have free access to a wide source of knowledge. From online videos to tutorials and step-by-step explanatory audio books, everything seems possible if you want to pick up a new skill on the Internet. So why not take things to another level and start doing something more with your life?

First of all, let’s do a simple imagination exercise. Close your eyes, free your mind for a few seconds and think of what makes you happy. Name five things that truly make you happy and try to turn them into daily activities or career choices. If you like traveling, why not start a traveling blog. If you’re into woodcraft, why not take the time and learn how to do that on your own?

What I’m trying to say is that we live in a world where truly, impossible is nothing. As a self-though enthusiast, I found that we have so little time by comparison with the number of skills and jobs we could learn, so why waste another precious second?

If you think about picking up a new sport, changing your career or improving your self-esteem, I have just the right things for you. Here is a list of the most popular DIY courses you can now take online, for free or for a small initial investment.

Doodling, scribbling, and arts

If you’re into arts and crafts or simply want to improve your drawing talents, there are plenty of online courses for free that can teach you the basics of technical drawing. With just the right amount of patience and determination, you can learn how to draw faces, croquis, foods, floral illustrations, and more.

This is a great option for kids and children who need something creative and mind-challenging to occupy their spare time. It is also an easy therapeutical way to communicate with special people and better understand their needs. Again, you won’t require a degree in Fine Arts or thousands of dollars in your account, but merely some spare time, crayons, and a lot of patience.


Homemade products

From candles to cleaning products, cosmetics, and decorations, there is certainly at least one online class that can teach you the basics. Most of these crafts classes are for free and mainly target young or older women who have a lot of spare time or spend most of their time inside the house.

The good thing is that most of the ingredients required you will easily find in your kitchen already, so you won’t be spending a lot of materials. If you’re passionate about interior decorations and natural cosmetic products, these courses are a match made in heaven for you.



4 useful websites for DIYers


There is no bigger pleasure than doing things with your own two hands. I learned this while trying to make my home a more comfortable place to live after I retired. I am also an avid reader of everything new, which is why I spend a lot of time online, searching for all sorts of things that could make me become a better DIYer. Right now, what I want to speak to you about are a few websites that can teach you how to do stuff on your own.


With a clear focus on technology, Instructables is my go-to solution for many of the projects I get involved in. Housing an extensive library of tutorials, this website is rich in information that you might not easily find elsewhere. Although they are techies to the heart, they do not shy away from more physically challenging projects.

Anything you want to do, whether it is related to food, outside work, or tech stuff, you will find something new and exciting about on this website, which is why it is my first recommendation.


Martha Stewart

Most probably everyone knows the charming lady from the cooking shows on TV, but there is more to the Martha Stewart website than just making delicious recipes. An entire part of the site is dedicated to DIY projects, and, if you are into crafting like I am, you most probably want to learn a few new things.

As they say, busy hands and happy hands, and if you find yourself too bored or too fed up with the constant flux of technology on your phone, you will surely find a few exciting projects on Martha Stewart’s website.

DIY Network

With such a name, you can immediately suspect what this website is all about. All the TV shows you love are hosted by this network, and their website abounds in a lot of information you can use without a glitch. Some might say that there is even too much information to handle, but if you focus on the projects you want to make, you will be fine.



Are you a crafter? Do you also happen to be a hipster? What better way to combine both facets of your personality into one and enjoy all the excellent advice offered by the people behind Crafster? The website is backed by an influential community that makes plenty of the exciting things housed here happen.

If you are interested more in making jewelry, clothing, or food, you will find this website an endless stream of inspiration. Also, if you think you are good enough at what you do, you can subscribe to the challenges and contests offered by the website, and showcase your best work.