I believe that virtually anything you want to learn about will eventually be made available to you for free on the web. And that includes computer software training.
In the October of 2010 I started offering all of my online computer training for free; it was previously offered as part of a subscription service.
All of the training videos on my website www.teachanolddognewtricks.com were written, edited, and produced by me and every hour of tutorials took about three hours to create.
I started to realize that the time I spent marketing my subscription services would be better spent producing additional tutorials on a wide range of subjects. So I decided to place the cart before the horse and offer all of the videos on my website for free. My hope is that companies and individuals will sponsor my training by making donations to reward my efforts.
Another reason I decided offer my training for free is because so many people have been hurt by the bad economy over the last few years and my hope was that people would use my training to enhance their professional skills, which in turn would help them get a job or to get a better job.
In particular, I remember watching a news story about a restaurant in a small town having to lay off a longtime waitress; the owner was distraught at having to let his longtime employee and friend go. She had no idea what she was going to do for work to support her family.
After watching that story, I found myself wondering if a person like her could benefit from having access to my training. Maybe it would help her get a job the she so desperately needed.
My hope is that my free computer training will help you in some way and eventually you’ll make a donation. I understand that it might be a while before you can do that, especially if you’ve been out of work. At a minimum, please tell others and about my free computer training at www.teachanolddognewtricks.com.
The bottom line is I just think it’s the right thing to do at this point in time and I’ve always believed that if you do the right thing it will come back to you in some way or the other.