6 Online Courses That Will Help You Grow Your Business

In the busy world of real estate, there is no such thing as “free time” or “extra time.” Many agents live in a constant struggle between wanting to grow their business and finding the time to do so. With the growing world of online education, the time is yours. You can take an online class to grow your business at little to no cost and with the little time you do have – 15 minutes in the morning? 20 minutes at lunch? Right before bed?

We’ve collected a sampling of 10 Online Courses that cost next to nothing (and sometimes nothing at all) to help you gain new skills and boost your biz!

Sales

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania: Identifying Your Sales Strategy: This free course includes client needs, service differentiation, targeting and sales talent acquisition. A slide presentation with audio guides the student through sales forecasting, budgeting and presentation skills. They also address challenges to an effective sales strategy.

UDemy: Get Clients and Results at Networking Events: For $15 and 2.5 hours of your time, you will learn how to meet and create business relationships, with the right people that can help you, at any networking event or gathering. You’ll learn how to feel confident and authentic at any event and how to spread the word about your business through those meaningful friendships you form.

Social Media

Alison: Diploma in Social Media Marketing: Alison’s free course covers “the concepts and application of social media marketing and will equip you with the skills to plan and implement a successful social media marketing strategy while offering you social media certification.” Whether you run a business Facebook page, want to find more followers on Twitter, or just want a better understanding of social media principles and concepts, this is your course. You can start at any time. Expect to put 15-20 hours into it overall, and when you’re done, you can even test for a certification.

DS106: Digital Storytelling Course: Digital Storytelling is an emerging term meaning to tell your story in your own words using technology. In the world of real estate, this skill is especially important. Clients want to know the “real you” and getting a handle on Digital Storytelling will allow you to get more personal in your social media pursuits. The free course is offered throughout the year through the University of Mary Washington. You can start or stop the course whenever you’d like.

CopyBlogger: Internet Marketing for Smart People: You don’t have to be a genius to get a grasp on Internet Marketing. CopyBlogger offers an email course to help you master it all. The course is an ongoing email newsletter in 20 parts so you can move ahead at your own pace.

Personal Growth

UDemy: Social Success – Natural Confidence!: We all know that the secret to sales, networking, and likability is confidence. However, social stressors, anxiety, past rejection, and more can make feeling and acting confidently seem like an impossible task. This affordable ($15) course will walk you through 6 steps to more natural confidence. They promise to help you let go of anxiety, discover more about yourself, and find new opportunities.

UDemy: Postivity Camp: In 12 free lectures, UDemy promises to give you a more optimistic outlook on life. As they say, “The ability to think positively can make or break your career. We’ll look into strategies that help manifest optimism so you can overcome challenges that come your way.”