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3 New Skills You Can Teach Yourself In Your Spare Time

Taking up a new hobby or learning a new skill can be fun and exciting as well as educational and potentially lucrative. There are a vast number of new skills you can learn in your own time, as long as a lot of research and reading is done on the subject. Here are three such skills you can teach yourself.

Website design

Website design has been a popular do-it-yourself skill for years now. People save vast amounts of money by teaching themselves how to design, create and maintain a website using tutorials, which cuts out the need for an expensive third party. All the tools are there online, you just need to get familiar with whatever app you are going to use to design and create websites. There are plenty of different applications and tutorials online that can be accessed at any time. First, you must decide what sort of website you want to create. Will it be text-based? Will it focus on pictures or animation? These sorts of questions can give you an idea of which web building application is the right one for your website. Most of the web-building apps are user-friendly with their own tutorials and answers to any further queries can be found somewhere on the web. The question you ask has probably been asked and answered many times over already.

Share trading

Getting into the stock market can be an overwhelming experience. It is a complex and volatile business but can be extremely rewarding if you know your stuff. Most people will consult a stocker broker or hedger but it is also possible to do it yourself. You will need to have an online brokerage account to begin share investing. The most important aspect of teaching yourself about share trading is research. There are helpful websites that explain the basics of share trading and the stock market and give step-by-step advice on where to start if you decide to go it alone. It doesn’t have to be complicated but it takes time to learn the intricacies of the stock market. Keep a level head, don’t be greedy, and in time you can learn to competently manage your own portfolio.


Depending on what medium you are going to use, photography can be a very rewarding experience and a great way to express yourself through visuals or to capture a moment in time. If you decide to use a digital camera and are completely unaware of them, the very first thing you want to do is get on the internet and see what is available. There are different digital SLR cameras at different price ranges from amateur to professional quality. If you are starting out, read the manual that comes with the camera first as it will go through everything about the camera in great detail. Next, have a play with your camera and get used to the settings. There is a massive amount of information about digital photography on the internet that you can peruse at any time. Different websites have different tips for various photography styles from landscape to portrait to abstract photography. Either way, photography is a fun skill to develop and could even lead to a potential new career in the future.

These are only 3 of the many skills that are available to you on the world wide web. The sky’s the limit if you have the time and the patience it takes to learn and develop a new personal skill set.