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Skillshare Review And Skillshare Free Trial Explained | IMHO Reviews

Season 1, Ep. 1

Why are we talking about Skillshare? What is it exactly?
Most of us have been stuck at home for weeks, and it seems like people are divided into 2 types now: those who spend their days binge-watching TV shows on Netflix, eating junk food, and wasting time on social media, and those who focus on more productive things and use this time to grow personally and professionally. If you belong to the second type, and you are constantly looking for ways to learn new things, expand your knowledge, create healthy habits, improve your business, or even become the next "Coronapreneur", then I think you would really benefit from using Skillshare. But before we get any further, let's take a closer look at the Skillshare platform so you know what it is and how it works.

Skillshare is an online learning platform that has been on the market for over ten years. At this point, Skillshare has more than 25,000 classes available to Premium members and more than 2,000 classes available at no cost. Skillshare offers unlimited access to courses for a small monthly fee of either $15 per month if billed monthly, or $8,25 ($99 per year) if billed annually. 

Most classes are awesome:

  • They are straight to the point meaning that you learn material faster.
  • You can ask questions, participate in discussions, and get feedback.
  • Each class includes a project that you get to share with other students and/or include on your resume.
  • The classes are short (some last as little as 15 minutes) but that doesn't mean that they lack quality.


What about instructors? Are they any good?
Yes! The majority of instructors are professionals in their field of expertise. Every Skillshare course has a rating and comment section. Those courses that have good reviews appear higher in the search results making it easy to find high-quality classes taught by the best teachers.

Keep in mind, that Skillshare allows anyone to become an instructor and create a class. And sometimes you could come across a low-quality class created by a new member. However, they usually get removed from the platform fairly quickly.

 
Here are some of the benefits that make Skillshare stand out among the competitors:

  1. Excellent courses where you can learn new skills and enhance your knowledge. Skillshare often recruits new instructors ensuring students have the best quality of expertise available to them.
  2. Learning on the go is easy for premium members. Skillshare allows downloading classes offline, and the mobile app is very user-friendly.
  3. A very competitive pricing model helps ensure that anyone who wants to learn gets a chance to do so. And I really mean anyone. First of all, they are over two thousand free classes on Skillshare. And, second, Skillshare offers a 60-day free trial for you to try the service.
  4. If you are a professional and you wish to share your skills with others, you can create courses and earn some money.


Is Skillshare worth it?
Skillshare is definitely worth it. It is a unique opportunity to learn new skills or improve existing ones on the cheap. I personally have been using Skillshare for a few years now, and it works perfectly for me. I truly believe in this learning platform and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to explore new skills.

There is so much more to know about Skillshare that I haven't shared here. If you want to learn more about the platform, then I invite you to read a full review written by IMHO Reviews and a recently published comparison review of Udemy vs. Skillshare.

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5/28/2020

Envato Elements: How Does It Work? Is It Good? | IMHO Reviews

As a content creator, you know all too well that having easy access to high-quality digital assets enhances the quality of your work. However, spending hundreds of dollars on just one video clip would be irrational. There must be another way, right? Luckily, there is. One of my to-go services for downloading digital assets is called Envato Elements. It is a subscription-based service, meaning that for a flat monthly fee of only $33 you get unlimited access to the whole library. And let me tell you, it is huge! There are millions of high-quality digital assets in there, everything from stock footage, music, and photos, to Wordpress themes, fonts, web templates, and more. New files are being constantly added, so you will never find yourself short of stock media. LearnIs Envato Elements Legitarticle?And what about licensing? Are there any things you should be aware of?Envato Elements licensing is pretty straightforward. All the files in the library have the same terms. What you need to know is that when you download any asset you get a license for just a single-use. And if you want to use it again, you will need to register it one more time for different use. The good news is that all the files can be used for both personal and commercial projects. And obviously, if you cancel your membership, you won't be able to download any new files from the library. However, all the files that you registered before will still be covered.What exactly is included in the subscription?As mentioned above, the Envato Elements subscription grants unlimited access to all the files in the library. Yes, you got it right: you can download as many files as you want from all categories as long as your subscription is active. Sounds too good to be true, but that is how it works. On top of that, you also get free access to an online learning platform called Tuts+, which has thousands of e-books, courses, and guides on a variety of topics, from Web Design to Photo and Video.Does Envato Elements offer any discounts?In my opinion, the price for a monthly subscription is already super low considering the amount of stock you'd be getting. However, if you get an annual membership, you will be getting a 50% discount, and pay only $16,50 a month($198 per year plus taxes).Students can get an additional 30% discount on both monthly and annual subscriptions.Envato Elements doesn't offer a free trial option at the moment.Are there any cons?Yes, there are. I have yet to find a perfect service that has no drawbacks. I find it really annoying that Envato Elements lets you download video files only in .mov format because it takes a very long time for me to convert them afterward. Envato Elements also has pretty lousy support. Other than these two things, I have no complaints.Why do I believe that Envato Elements is worth the money?- It offers competitive prices. If you compare the cost of different subscription-based stock services, you will see, that Envato Elements has the lowest prices.- It has an impressive library and the widest range of digital assets compared to other platforms.- It offers many perks to the members, such as free access to Tuts+.- It saves me a lot of time because I can find all the assets I need for my project in its library.- It has easy licensing.Overall, Envato Elements is a great choice for web developers, content creators, and even marketers. If you are interested in learning more about the platform, you can check out recent the IMHO Reviews article that talks about all the features of Envato Elements.
12/21/2020

Storyblocks Year In Review Highlights And Changes By IMHO Reviews

Season 1, Ep. 5
IMHO Reviews announce updates to its 2020StoryBlocksreview. The new updates see reviews for new payment plans and the free trial option on the site and determine if it’s worth going for.After changing management and re-branding from VideoBlocks to StoryBlocks in 2019, the company changed several things and that is why IMHO Reviews decided to update their StoryBlocks review. Besides comparing StoryBlocks to similar services, IMHO Reviews explains the pros, cons as well as the difference in the new payment plans system.Some of the changes that have been made with the new StoryBlocks include:Library doubled in 2020 which provides more video options and makes it more convenient. The newStoryBlocks features millions of high-quality videos, images, audio sounds, and video editing cloud software.Also, the price has changed with up to a 25% increase. The Basic plan costs $20/monthly (120 yearly ) and includes 5 HD video files monthly and the Unlimited Video plan costing $50 monthly (240 yearly) which provides an unlimited number of downloads, HD videos, 4K and After Effects templates. The unlimited plan goes for $65/month ($360/year) with unlimited access to all libraries (4K and After Effects Templates included, music and images).I feel like, after Storyblocks management made the right decision to bring togetherVideoblocks, Audioblocks, and GraphicStock into one service Storyblocks, it became a little bit confusing at first but from feedback, we are getting from new users it is easy to understand it and customers love the service.I believe that Storyblocks is headed in the right direction: "It seems like there are a lot of exciting things happening with Storyblocks right now. The company has been around for years, but they have improved their service so much in the past year and a half. They are constantly adding new features; always growing and expanding. I think that what really makes Storyblocks stand out from its competitors."Storyblocks will be shutting down its pay-per-click Marketplace on September 10th. Some of the content from the Marketplace will be transferred to the Member Library, and some will be deleted permanentlyWith all the changes happening to Storyblocks in the past few months, IMHO Reviews thought it was about time to update their articles about the platform. "We have updated our Storyblocks reviews. We have added the pros and cons section for people who prefer not to read lengthy articles; discussed different pricing options, and explained why signing up for a Storyblocks may be the best way to save money."IMHO Reviews have also created a series of StoryblocksvideoReviews hoping to draw more attention to the company. Their goal is to do a review that will highlight all the platform's features, talk about its advantages and drawbacks, and explain how to get the best Storyblocks membership deals. "It seems like most reviews of stock video services don't even mention Storyblocks. And many of the articles that do include Storyblocks in their list of the best stock media companies were written a while ago and contain out-dated information. We want to show what a great platform Storyblocks is," - said Anna, a content manager from IMHO Reviews.In the meantime, the IMHO Reviews team is working on a series of reviews about other stock video websites. They have already chosen seven of the most popular and affordable services in 2020 and are planning to write a detailed review of each one of them in the near future."Every person is different, and I believe that there is no one stock video website that will work for everyone. We are going to review various services so that every one of our readers could choose the one that is right for them.
7/1/2021

Top Language Learning Apps That Can Help you Become FLuent

Season 1, Ep. 6
Whether you are an avid traveler or need to learn a language for work, learning with an app is a great way to fit language learning into your lifestyle.Language learning appsallow you to learn at your own pace. Take your app with you anywhere and learn whenever you have free time. Here are some of the best language learning apps you can use to start mastering a foreign language today!italkiitalki is one of the most flexible language learning apps. You get to customize your learning and choose when to have lessons. Determine your personal goals and interests, then book 1-on-1 lessons to learn at your own pace. As with any app, one perk of learning with Italki is that you can take it anywhere and everywhere. All lessons are online, giving you the freedom to learn a language wherever you are.The advantage of choosing italki is that you only pay per lesson. Unlike other apps, italki isn’t subscription-based. Simply choose your language and teacher and schedule a lesson whenever suits you best. This app also focuses on the community aspect of language learning. Some apps are based solely on learning vocabulary and grammar, while italki places emphasis on interaction and real conversations.BabbelThe Babbel app focuses on presenting acomprehensive language learning plan to its users. Babbel adapts to your individual learning needs and provides content based on real-life topics so you can actually use what you learn. Choose from the classic app subscription or the live subscription for extra access to live-stream lessons.Babbel is compatible with most devices and lessons range from just 10-15 minutes, meaning you can take your language learning with you wherever you travel. The app builds a language-learning plan based on your native language and learning needs. Every individual is different, so every lesson plan is tailored specifically for you.MondlyMondly is another subscription-based language learning app. There is a free version, but purchasing a monthly or yearly subscription unlocks all the extras of the app. Mondly takes a unique approach to language learning, taking a “gamified” approach. You can learn 41 different languages based on your native language.Designed to be fun, Mondly helps you play your way through language learning. There are several versions of Mondly to help you learn best. Choose from the classic Mondly, Mondly Kids, Mondly AR, or Mondly VR. Mondly AR provides an augmented reality learning experience, while Mondly VR gives you virtual reality from the comfort of your own couch.BusuuBusuu is another language learning app with free and premium versions. Upgrading to a premium account gives you access to grammar exercises, quizzes, the ability to download lessons offline, and feedback from fellow language learners. You can also study as many languages as you like at the same time.The app has a schedule for your language course and is well organized. The dashboard gives you a visual of your learning progress and lets you know what’s next. You can also take quizzes and tests throughout your learning to make sure you’re at the right level and ensure you’re making progress on your language learning journey.