Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who’s young and knows what they want to do with their future.
Alternatively, perhaps you’re a little older and you’ve finally figured out the perfect career for you.
However, perhaps you’re also a little unlucky in the fact that your financial situation might not be great, or perhaps you can’t afford moving to the perfect school to enroll in the perfect course for this perfect career you envisioned in your head.
Financial struggles are one of the biggest downsides tied to education.
No matter how smart you may be or how much potential you might have for success, none of that matters if you don’t have the money to fund your education right now.
However, there are better ways to get yourself educated. You might think of online courses as cheap rip-offs of the real deal, but training yourself and researching your area of interest through the internet might be the key to your future career for which you’d been looking.
In most cases, the course will just be a foot through the door, and the real training will happen on the job, but you’d be surprised just how many qualifications are available to you through online schooling.
Here are just a few of the reasons why you should save yourself money and educate yourself online.
No Travel Costs
Yes, this is one of the most beautiful parts of learning online.
You can do so from the comfort of your own home, given the wonders of the internet. That means no travel costs, if you really don’t want to move from your little hibernation zone.
Driving to and from classes is a huge financial burden for students, even if you have a steady income from a job, supportive parents or perhaps even a loan or grant from the college at which you’re studying.
There are just so many additional costs when you’re studying at a physical college, and it’s almost impossible to weigh them all up.
You’ll be saving yourself thousands each year by not having to travel anywhere unless you really want to.
No books, No Printer Costs and Endless Subjects
If you’re studying online, guess what? Nothing about your education needs to be physically-based!
That means no costs incurred by printing off endless sheets of paper (you can save the environment too). You’re not handing in work in printed form, and you’re not being forced to buy books.
Of course, for the latter, there may be some courses which require you to study books as additional research, but there are ways to find articles and research papers on virtual libraries through the internet.
Whatever you want to study, you can study it. You could even look into medical billing and coding if you’ve always been interested in the healthcare industry.
Still, you have to accept with an online course that a lack of a physical teacher to tell you which books to read or when to do your work can lead to laziness if you’re not strict with yourself, so you need self-discipline.
You Can Sleep In
I probably shouldn’t be promoting this idea, but yes – you can sleep in if you do an online course.
You’re free to do as little or as much work as you want, but I’d suggest, even if you do sleep in until noon, that you work as hard as you can for the hours that you are awake.
Have you been considering going with an online education versus the traditional route? What benefits do you see in going the online route? Share your thoughts and comments below.