Your time is valuable and limited — and with the right resources you can learn how to get more done in less time. On that note, we’ll get right to it.
Listed below are 20 courses on productivity, public speaking, phototgraphy and more — essential life skills — that are all $20 or less.
Bestselling author Tim Ferriss (of 4-Hour Workweek fame and author of recent bestseller Tools of Titans) reveals the secrets behind optimizing productivity. The secret is small changes that lead to better habits, routines, and systems — all of which he’s already stress-tested on himself to increase productivity tenfold (hey, the results speak for themselves).
This course normally retails for $29, but you can get it on sale for $9.99.
Author of the international bestseller The Personal MBA, Josh Kaufman distills all the best insights from his book into an easy-to-follow “Getting Results” workshop. This course spans just over ten hours of video content, in which Kaufman walks you through powerful tips and tricks for maxing out your productivity and creativity. Are you a freelancer, entrepreneur, or manager looking for ways to learn new skills? This one’s for you.
The course normally goes for $99, but grab it for just $9.99.
The author of the business cult classic The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Mike Michalowicz didn’t start three multimillion-dollar companies without a few tricks up his sleeve. In this quick and dirty 15-hour course you’ll learn all his secrets: the core four principles of financial health, the psychology of effective debt management, how to uncover new revenue streams for your business, and more tips associated with permanent profitability.
This course is ordinarily $49, but you can get it on sale for $14.99.
Few people truly understand effective time management, but Mike Vardy is one of them. Vardy (of Productivityist.com and other productivity-boosting publications) teaches you how to reinvent your relationship with time — learning to internalize core productivity habits and build workflows that ensure the big things get done first and distractions are no problem to manage.
Master your inbox, utilize key productivity apps, manage distractions, and more — on the cheap. This course is valued at $49, but grab it on sale for $9.99.
Who needs a bulky DSLR when your smartphone camera is packing a lot of heat nowadays? High-end cameras built right into your devices means you have a way to snap impressive photos guaranteed to impress on Instagram. In this twelve-lecture video course, professional photographer Chase Jarvis instructs on the essentials of utilizing natural light, key iPhone X features, composition tips and tricks, and more to snap gorgeous shots on the fly.
While this course is typically $29, you can get it for just $9 today.
The dreaded presentation is a mainstay of professional life that leaves many quaking in their shoes — but you don’t have to be one of them. In this course, former Late Night with Conan O’Brien performer and career coach Andrew Whelan teaches you the fine art of delivering a dynamic presentation.
Learn how to emotionally connect with your audience, read cues, prep and rehearse your story, and much more. The course normally goes for $29, but it’s on sale for $19.99 right now.
Most people would rather die than speak in public… so they say. But you probably have a lot to live for, and this course will show you that speaking to a crowd really isn’t all that bad. After a few lessons with New York Times bestselling business author Michael Port and actress Amy Port, you’ll be able to deliver a speech like a pro.
Learn the tools of the trade: structure a presentation, engage and inspire your audience, utilize humor, and more. This course is typically priced at $49, but get it on sale for just $19.
Before you can sell your services, you need to learn how to sell yourself. Personal branding is an indispensable skill for creative professionals, and this course by branding expert Doris Clark teaches you how to master it. Learn to build a brand that wows both online and offline, plus spin up a portfolio certain to wow potential clients and collaborators — all the while learning how to not just make a great first impression but also one that lasts.
This deep dive into personal branding is normally $49, but you can grab it for just $14.99.
Walk into a room like you own it — then seal the deal with your words. This three-day workshop spanning 31 video lessons from instructor Bill Hoogterp will turn you into a powerful public speaker. Get the lowdown on how to be memorable, engage your audience, incorporate humor, and structure your speech — then apply your new skills to sales pitches, business presentations, and more, engaging your audience no matter the environment.
This course is typically $99, but you can get it on sale for $19.99.
If you’re a small business owner wanting to make cash fast, this 15-hour course is for you. Instructor Barry Moltz shows you how to build and sustain a thriving small business, delivering instruction on everything from customer acquisition to marketing strategies fine-tuned in the business trenches. Plus, get a leg up on small business financial practices that ensure you can cut costs and boost profits.
This course is normally $49, but you can grab it on sale for just $19.99.
In this all-encompassing, 14-lesson course, Silicon Valley’s greatest minds reveal their best practices for not just surviving, but also thriving as an entrepreneur. You’ll get the lowdown from a roster of speakers (such as productivity guru Tim Ferriss and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki), tackling everything from productivity hacks to how to create a stunning website on a shoestring budget.
It’s as good as being at the live lectures, minus the travel costs and getting harassed by airport security. This course is normally $29, but you can get it on sale for $19.99.
Learning a new language can open up tons of business opportunities, and this course disputes the notion that it has to take years. Instructor Gabriel Wyner teaches the quick and dirty secrets to mastering a new language in just months — covering key memorization tools, core linguistic concepts, and more so you’ll be chattering abroad (or maybe just over Skype) in no time at all.
Wyner’s course is ordinarily $49, but you can get it on sale for $9.99.
It’s the age-old challenge of being a copywriter: can you string together words that not only sing, but also convert? Former Engadget editor Darren Murph shows you how to thrive in the mean world of freelance work with under three hours of instruction — teaching you how to boost your writing skills and build an impressive portfolio that screams proficiency. (Murph probably knows a thing or two about the subject: he’s the Guinness World Record®-holder for most prolific professional blogger).
This learning is regularly priced at $29, but you can get it on sale for just $19.99.
Groveling for low-paying work? That doesn’t have to be a self-defeating reality. Throughout twenty hours of video instruction, instructor and freelance whisperer Ilise Benun shows you how to attract work priced as much as you’re worth. You’ll learn key tips and tricks to attract clients who understand your value and are willing to pay for it — then keep them happy during your projects.
If you’re not charging what you’re worth, then the $19.99 you’d pay for this course is a small investment (its normal price being $99).
Think of a great manager as the coach of a team: the inspirer-in-chief, if you will. Seasoned business coach Cory Caprista walks you through applying key coaching principles and techniques to your team. In under three hours of instruction, you’ll learn how to develop employees to become self-sufficient — helping them overcome limiting beliefs, learning how to interact with different personality types, give constructive feedback, and more.
Go get ’em now: This course is worth $29, but you can score it for just $19.99.
Escape the 9-5 grind and turn your creative gifts into a steady stream of income. In this course, instructor and business coach Melissa Galt will help you identify your best creative skills and learn how to turn them into a profitable business. Learn how to find potential clients, then market and brand your offerings to them — plus ensure a steady stream of referrals to your business.
This course is normally $99, but you can get it on sale for $9.99.
Sure, Goop may have worked its voodoo magic on tons of health-obsessed women. But the secrets to a healthy lifestyle are actually pretty simple, and in just 1.5 hours physician Parneet Pal teaches you all of ’em. Harness the power of science and make a few simple lifestyle changes that will improve your quality of life. You’ll design habits that work for you, utilize mindfulness to boost your success, and much more.
This course is normally $29, but you can get it for just $9.99 right now.
Freelancing gets a bum rap as a hard slog, but this quick two-hour course by career coach Andrew Whelan will teach you how to make your gigs work for you. Learn how to price your services, create a brand that distinguishes you from competitors, gauge your time commitment, negotiate rates commensurate with your value, and much more.
This course normally goes for $29, but it’s now on sale for $14.99.
Always. Be. Closing. This course will enable you to do that more effectively and then some. In just 14 hours of instruction from coach Shari Alexander, you’ll learn how to build up your influence and cash it in for optimal business success with lectures on how to become more persuasive both at work and in your personal life. Add things like conversational persuasive techniques to your skillset, then go to town on your legions of captivated clients and partners.
Boost your influence on the cheap: The normal price of this course is $49, but you can grab it for just $9.99.
Even though Slack exists, face time with others is pretty important for your career. If you’re serious about climbing the ladder in your org, you’ll need to know how to communicate effectively — and this course teaches you how. Learn to do things like start conversations with a bang and come off as genuine and authentic when you speak.
This course is normally $49, but you can get it on sale for $19.99.