Internet offers tons of opportunities. Internet allows us not only to make money but also to acquire new competencies and to develop old skills. Winter time with long and dark afternoons, when you do not feel like ever leaving home, is the best time for self-improvement.

If you have a DSLR, you are planning to buy it, or expect that you will get it as a gift (Xmas is coming up), then you just need to learn how to use it. Whether you’re a Nikon or Canon fancam or a follower of yet another brand, we recommend you a comprehensive course of photography that you can take at any time without leaving you home sweet home. Just in a few hours you can master the not so easy art of operating of the camera.

And if you want to improve your photos (give them better than Instagram look), you should learn how to use Photoshop. If you have already mastered the basics of Photoshop (and most likely got hooked up), you can continue your adventure, further develop your skills and edit like a pro.

Don’t know yet what “doodling” is? I’s just such scrawling and scribbling. It can cause great joy. Apparently it has sensational effects on memory and development of creativity. You can master the art of doodling here.

Are you way beyond scrawling and scribbling? Do you want to be more serious with art? Here you can learn how to create beautiful drawings and even image. A handmade image makes an awesome gift for a friend.

Handlaterring, a type of doodling, means having fun with artistic hand writing.  In the age of computers, where many of us fade ability to write legibly by hand, handlaterring may be very useful in improving calligraphy. You can work learn how to do it here.

Begginers can learn the basics of cooking. If you like to sew, you can learn how to develop your own brand of clothing. And if you do not know how to knit, you can quickly absorb it here. On the Internet, you can also take courses in marketing and other business sectors. Whatever you would like to learn, it’s out there on the Internet.

And … if you possess some skills, not necessarily extraordinary but some useful skills,  you can also can make video, put it on the Internet and get paid for its sharing. Perhaps you will invent some awesome skill but coming what you already know.

Keep in mind online courses are also a nice gift idea :).