Distance learning has become one of the most popular topics these days due to the many advantages that make it different from traditional learning and also because of the solutions and facilitations it provides to learners.
These solutions make the learning process enjoyable, easy and also beneficial. Thus, the achievement of the course is effective; but what comes after learning?
Can we associate distance learning with the job market?
Can I acquire a skill that is to be a source of income?
What are the required skills needed in the job market and can I acquire it online?
The internet nowadays is available for both youngsters and oldsters; everyone knows how to use a computer and anyone can easily access the Internet. It is no longer limited to a particular category or age, everyone has the curiosity to enter this world to discover it and explore what is new and different.
The internet is not only for entertainment, though, even if some are only using it for this purpose; the internet goes farther beyond mere entertainment. Through the internet, you can learn the skills required in the job market, whether the job market is in real life or on the internet.
People’s curiosity about using the internet creates a new type of job that you can do online, and these jobs can be an income source. Yes, you can learn on the internet one of the skills that is a source of income, whether online or offline; you can use your computer and the internet far beyond just learning, as the learning outcome can be a good source of income.
There are several skills required in the job market that you can learn from scratch to professionalism on the internet; you can also receive a certificate in these fields from different training centers and universities around the world.
In this article, we are mentioning some of these skills that can be a source of income.
1- Acquisition of a New Language
Acquiring a new language like English or German can open new doors and broaden your future prospects in any field. Understanding and learning foreign languages is considered a required skill that you can use in a variety of fields. Acquiring languages is a great skill that can be helpful when traveling and communicating with others, but also useful at work.
For instance, you can use it in a field like translation, where you translate documents from one language to another. There are many websites on the internet that provide work in a field like translation. Upwork is one of these sites that requires you at first to create your profile and after finishing some procedures, you can start working through presenting your own offer to clients who are looking for translators.
Language learning is not only limited to speaking, communicating and working, but language learning makes the learning process easier for you. There are many courses that you can take; if you want to learn writing, programming or any of the different fields for example, you will find that most of the trusted sources, whether videos, articles, or courses, are all in the English language.
Thus, the English language is a key factor of your success in distance learning and in the acquisition of skills required for the job market.
2. Acquiring Writing Skills and Making Financial Use of it
Do you want to make words your craft? Do you like these ads that use words in a bewitching way to market a product or a service? Do you want to write ads as creative as these ads? Do you have many ideas and want to convert them into resonant words and so, sell them to companies and make a lot of money out of your ideas?
If writing is your passion and you want to learn and professionalize it to be a source of income, you can find a lot of online training courses that explain to beginners how to write a creative ad, how to find an idea outside the box and interpret it into a formula in which that companies are eager to buy.
Are you into writing but don’t want to work in advertising? What about blogging?
Blogging is also one of the related areas to writing that is considered a profitable source of income for many people as you can write about anything, such as traveling, cooking, sports, and about any field you have experience in. Thus, you can also learn to write blogs online and convert blogging into an income source.
Additionally, if you are fluent in a language other than your native one such as English, German, or any foreign language, and you can write in this language without grammatical errors or spelling mistakes and have the ability to express your thoughts and your mind through any foreign language, you can easily switch this skill to be a profession from which you earn extra income; it can even be your primary profession that you earn your fundamental income from.
3. Learning Programming
If we wanted to talk about programming, and the jobs you can enroll in if you become good at one of the programming languages, tens of articles like this will not be enough.
The language of programming is, so to speak,the true language of the era we are living in.
Programming intervenes in everything we use in our daily lives. Every day we use the websites that web programmers have developed. The mobile phone you use and all the applications in it are developed by programmers who specialise in mobile application programming.
We also use computers and software especially in distance learning. Programming is an essential part in the manufacturing of all modern electronic devices. This means that learning the skill of programming opens the door for you to work in many fields whether remotely or in one of the companies.
There are many sources on the internet, many videos on YouTube, and a countless number of trainings that are provided by websites in order to help you get started in the field and eventually become a professional and subsequently work in this great field.
All you have to do is to start learning and put a clear plan in order to achieve your goal. As for jobs, you will find Upwork, which is the website we have mentioned earlier. It asks for many programmers daily and there are many other websites that do the same thing.
4. Search Engine Optimization (SEO):
If you are searching for one of the training courses that help you learn how to correctly pronounce the English language, and then you wrote in Google Search Engine “The best places to learn how to pronounce English correctly”, you will see some results on the main page of the Search Engine.
Do you know on what basis these results are displayed? Why do some results appear at the beginning of the page while other results appear on its ending? And which results will you choose?
Of course, you will not go to page six or seven or even page two.
In the search results, you will choose the first three or four results on the first page. Here the SEO comes into play, which is optimising search engines to help companies appear in the first few results of the Search Engine.
In other words, the results that appear on the first page of the Search Engine are not randomly chosen; they are based on many aspects that you learn in the SEO field. Those aspects help in making the companies’ websites appear on the first page. Using the Upwork website that was previously mentioned in the beginning, you can get a job in the SEO field.
The most important advantage, which all people may not know, is the strong connection between SEO and the job market. You are not obliged to learn courses that are not necessary for the job market; you are the one that specifies the courses and the fields that you would like to learn.
Subsequently, you build a source of income based on your insights about the jobs that are available in the job market. You can easily determine the requirements of the job, learn them through the internet, and enroll in this job whether online or in one of the companies which seek these requirements and skills.
Determine now the job that you would like to enroll in, what the requirements, skills, and training that are demanded, and start learning so you can get your dream job.