“Invest in yourself as much as you can, you're your own biggest asset. Anything you can do to invest in yourself is the best possible investment you can make”. Warren Buffett
Investing in Certifications Increases How Much You Get Paid
Think about what you would pay your buddy Billy for accounting advice versus a certified public accountant. You'd probably pay the CPA a couple hundred dollars an hour to get their advice, but might consider buying Billy a beer. The primary difference between those two people is education. Certification means something and usually, it means $$$.
Interested in a deep dive into the math behind why Buffett says investing in yourself is the best investment you can make? Use our investment calculator from “The Insane Math Behind Investing in Yourself” and you'll find that certifications can return up to $1,000 for every dollar spent, year after year.
How You Can Invest In Yourself Today
Certifications are what our training partner ed2go offers. If you aren't ready to commit to more years of study in college, but want training that employers and customers will actually recognize, this is your best option. These are the real deal, not some cheap Internet courses taught by amateurs. Most of these classes are conducted by professional college instructors with 20, 30, or more years experience. This is an investment in your future!
Here are some of the top course categories offered by ed2go.
Accounting and Finance
Language and Arts
Design and Composition
Law and Legal
Healthcare and Medical
Writing and Publishing
Computers and Technology
Teaching and Education
Pro Tip: Invest in Yourself and Get Reimbursed By Your Employer!
Many employers also offer reimbursement for training as this is a win win for everyone, so you may find that not only can you make more money by completing these courses, but you can also get them paid for. Most employers require that you work for them for a certain amount of time to make sure they get the benefit or will charge you back if you leave, but even that is a pretty good deal.
If you can't afford it yourself, bookmark this page, find something you're interested in that will help you in your job, then talk to your employer. Ask yourself how helping you with your education could be a win for them, and then go to them with that proposal. Benefits like higher billing rates, increased efficiency, and increased customer satisfaction usually make this a win for both of you!
Investing in Your Skills
If you are interested in improving your skills but can't find what you're looking for through ed2go, check out our other partner udemy by clicking here. You can learn nearly anything there with over 65,000 courses.
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