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3 Ways to Improve Your Expertise in Any Profession

By Zac Johnson, writer
Aug 29, 2017
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> Career

Learn new skills, earn a certification with these invaluable online resources

Want to improve your expertise and professional skills? Of course you do. It's one of the best ways to not only get ahead in your professional career, but it's a great way to improve your self-confidence.

The good news is that it's now easier than ever to accomplish this through the power of the internet. There is no longer a need to attend expensive classes or certification programs in your area. Thanks to the internet, anyone can pretty much learn how to do anything. 

Below are three of the best ways to continue your education or hone your skills and expertise through online courses while documenting your success and connecting with others online.

Learn through online video courses

The internet has made it extremely easy to learn anything through the use of online video while never needing to actually see or talk to someone in person. At the same time, such online learning courses are quite affordable and easy to access. Sites like Udemy, Skillshare and Lynda offer access to hundreds of thousands of online courses – some of which are free. There are many other online learning course websites, so if one provider doesn't have the tools or training you are looking for, you can always search through the offerings of another provider.

Start a website or blog and document the process

A great way to document your progress and show off your expertise in the process is to start a website or blog of your own. Thanks to the power of WordPress, anyone can start a site in a matter of minutes and start posting content. In most cases, it's just a few dollars per month to set up hosting and a domain name for a website, but it's well worth the learning experience.

Reach out to industry experts for their expertise

In addition to accessing online training materials and starting a site to document your progress, the internet has made it extremely easy to connect with other experts around the world. This in itself can be a huge learning experience and great for building new connections within your industry. The best tip here is to not be bashful, as it will take time and numerous personal emails to reach out to authorities in your niche. Such connections are usually made through contact forms on experts' websites or blogs, through social media and often with LinkedIn. 

Improve your expertise and online skills to excel in your career

It doesn't matter if you are working a 9-to-5 job, trying to climb the corporate ladder, or simply an entrepreneur working from home, we all benefit from learning more and knowing how to do our jobs better. Be sure to take time to invest in each of the learning experiences above while also making yourself a more valued professional in the process.

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Zac Johnson
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Zac Johnson is one of the widely respected leaders in the blogging and internet marketing communities. Through his popular blogs, and, he has helped thousands of readers grow their brands and make money online. A self taught entrepreneur, Zac’s been making money online for over 15 years and has been involved in nearly every facet of internet marketing while also finding great success in the world of blogging. In 2007 Zac launched his first blog at, which is focused on his successes and failures, case studies, industry news and guides on how to make money online. In addition to his own personal experiences, Zac also writes about the latest online marketing trends and informs his readers on how and where they could be creating new revenue online. Zac’s personal blog currently has thousands of daily readers and has referred over $5,000,000 in new business to his advertisers and network partners since launching the blog. In addition to all of the above, I am also serving on the Board of Advisors with and also consulting with their team to improve their day to day operations and reach while also managing their blog, social media and news team. Specialties: blogging, ppc, media buying, site production...
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