As smartphones, gadgets, and the internet evolve and gain users, the number of apps and software just keeps increasing. The internet now is so much more sophisticated and so much more purposeful. It’s more than just social media and emails, folks. So the next time you pick up your smartphone or laptop, here are 5 things you should try.
Learn a Language
Being multilingual is one of the most coveted skills right now. In fact, when it comes to working and career, knowing multiple languages can give an enormous boost to your profile.
For smartphone users, there are many apps that can be used to learn a language. Duolingo, for example, is one of the most popular and effective apps, with learning modules as brief as 5 minutes. If you’re not looking for certification, apps and the internet are the most pocket-friendly and customizable way to learn a language!
Makeup at Home
Not everyone wants heavy expenditures on makeup specialists or a trip to the most sought-after salon, which happens to be located 10 miles away? The next time you want to get a flawless makeup look, just pick up your smartphone. Many salons and online companies allow you to book slots for a beautician or a cosmetician to come to your home to do your makeup.
For those who have the time and patience, you can even try looking at tutorials for makeup looks. Thanks to YouTube and Instagram, beauty bloggers are just one click away. The best part? You can just hit pause if you get stuck somewhere.
Learn to Play an Instrument
No one is too young or too old to learn to play an instrument. Many times people want to learn to play but aren’t able to due to financial constraints. Music lessons aren’t always pocket-friendly. This is why the internet is such a great place. All you need is a decent internet connection and an instrument to play on. From apps with trained instructors to regular people in their home basements, YouTube is a free world for anyone who’s willing to teach and anyone who wants to learn. One search is all it takes
Get a New Closet
First thing first, no we are NOT TALKING ABOUT SHOPPING. As much fun and soothing retail therapy are, it’s your wallet’s enemy number one. In fact, retails therapy is probably the one reason your savings account hates you. But the beauty of the internet will give you a new wardrobe without killing your wallet.
A lot of companies offer rental services for clothes, especially designer wear. So the next time you’re headed to a gala, you don’t have to shell out your month’s salary on a high-end dress. Just rent it for a night or two. These rental companies allow you to choose your size and charge as per the number of days you want to rent the dress. Isn’t that awesome?
Another great way to get a new wardrobe on the internet is to experiment with clothes-swapping websites. It’s just like it sounds, you meet someone online and swap your clothes with something of theirs at zero cost (apart from shipping)!
Learn a New Subject and Figure Out Your Course
Going to college or university is not as easy as it sounds. For many people, the obvious obstacle is the financials. On the internet, you don’t need deep pockets to learn or study something you like. All you need is a few hours on a website like EdX, Coursera or Udemy. These offer excellent teaching programs at no cost. If you’re not looking for fancy certification, this is all you need.
If you have the financials but are confused about what to study, these websites can be a great way to understand what the courses you’re interested in, deal with and include. They can be a big stepping stone for getting clarity on your educational objectives.
The opportunities on the internet are literally endless, all you need to do is grab them. Let’s get off the ‘Gram and do something new, yeah?