Productivity And Learning Resources For Fashion And E-Commerce Entrepreneurs
My picks for the best free and paid learning and productivity resources for fashion designers and e-commerce entrepreneurs.
Learning and Continuing Education:
Lynda.com– Learn what you want, when you want, from our entire course library. Courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Find what you need in our growing library. New courses added weekly. Watch and learn from top experts who are passionate about teaching.
Skillshare– Learning for Creators. Enroll in online classes and complete projects that unlock your creativity. You’ll have access to our online classes that you can watch on your own time, and you’ll get to collaborate with our vibrant and active community on student projects.
YouTube– YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Coursera– Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, free. Choose from hundreds of courses created by the world’s top educational institutions. Courses are open to anyone, and learning is free.
Grovo– Grovo’s microlearning method makes learning faster and more effective. You’ll build up knowledge with highly engaging 60–90 second videos.
General Assembly– General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. Learn Technology, Design, And Business Skills From Industry Professionals In Our Global Community.
WiseStamp– Create your email signature. Our passion is to bridge this gap by building a strong platform with a variety of Email Apps that on one hand lets users make a better use of their daily emails – adding a whole new level of functionality and interaction – and on the other hand enables publishers (social services and brands) to distribute their content and engage users in one of the biggest online markets – email.
Fiverr– What do you need done? Find it on Fiverr. Welcome to the world’s largest marketplace for creative and professional services. Instant access to millions of Gigs from people who love what they do. Categories include: Graphics & Design, Writing, Translation, Business, Tech and many more. Find the exact service you need, starting at just $5.
eLance– Hire Great Freelancers. Browse profiles, portfolios and reviews to assemble your 24/7 online workforce. Collaborate in shared online work rooms and receive daily activity reports. Only pay for work you approve, plus Elance takes care of all invoicing and taxes.
oDesk– 1+ million businesses use oDesk for top quality talent. Skills, integrity, and amazing results make oDesk freelancers universally awesome.
Check back regularly as I will be adding more resources to this list. Drop me a line at email@example.com if you would like to recommend any more resources.
Facebook Pages– Bands, Businesses, Restaurants, Brands and Celebrities can create Pages in order to connect with their fans and customers.
Twitter– Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you.
Pinterest– Visual bookmarking site for good stuff you find anywhere around the web or right on Pinterest.
Instagram– Free, fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family.
Tumblr– Stories, photos, GIFs, TV shows, links, quips, dumb jokes, smart jokes, Spotify tracks, mp3s, videos, fashion, art, deep stuff. 226 million different blogs, filled with literally whatever.
Google Plus– Share and discover in the Google products you use every day. Share publicly and build a following as people discover, +1 and re-share your posts with others around the world.
SoundCloud– The world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.
LinkedIn– The world’s largest professional network: 300 million strong. Discover professional opportunities, business deals, and new ventures.
Vine– Explore a world of beautiful, looping videos. Video app that let’s you create and share 6 second videos.
YouTube– Allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, tell, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Flickr– Join the world’s largest photography community, discover billions of beautiful photos and share your own.
Management & Analytics Tools
Hootsuite– Schedule and manage your social outreach. Engage with people across all your accounts on one dashboard.
Tailwind– Pinterest management, analytics and marketing. Schedule pins, check Pinterest, engage your community and measure results.
Social Oomph– Boost your social media productivity. Easily schedule updates, find quality people to follow, and watch social media activity!
Social Bookmarking Sites
StumbleUpon– Giant collection of the best pages on the Internet. You tell us your interests. We recommend great websites, photos and videos.
Digg– Delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet now. Digg does curation: building products that make life smoother, simpler, and smarter.
Delicious– Discover, share, and organize the hottest links online
AllTop– The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you.
Reddit– Online community forum where redditors vote on which stories and discussions are important. The hottest stories rise to the top, while cooler stories sink.
Check back regularly as I will be adding more resources to this list. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to recommend any other resources.
Juan E. Romero is the Owner and Creative Director of 65MCMLXV. He has more than twenty years of Fashion and Design Trend experience. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.