9 Digital Skills You Should Learn

The Electronic Pen
10 min readApr 1, 2022

For fun, for education, or for your new career path

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Learning is something that we do every day, ever since we were little. Back then, we learned how to do things like simple addition, distinguishing shapes, and spelling three-letter words. Now, we’re learning the latest crypto trends, the small details of our finance plan, and the in’s and out’s of our new side hustle.

In this digital, information-overload world, there’s too much to do, and too little time. Strangely, though, in our moments of calm and freetime, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do.

Learning new skills is something that brings many benefits, including a productive way to use our time, a potential career path or small income stream, or just using our brains doing something we want to do. Online inventions like YouTube and Google allow information to be just a few keyboard clicks away, and with all that knowledge at our fingertips, it can all seem the same, impossible to distinguish or decide between.

So, what should we spend our time learning? What skills are valuable, and what will just waste our time and fill our hours with tedious loops, frustration, and vague, ambiguous instructions that are impossible to follow? The digital world is growing bigger and bigger, and digital skills and jobs are becoming more and more relevant. Here are 9 digital skills that are fun and educational to learn, as well as having potential to become your new job, or at least a small side hustle.

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Video Editing

Videos are everywhere — YouTube, social media, the Google search about how to dehairball your cat. It’s an easier and more digestible way to share information, and many businesses and influencers depend on them to convey their message to their audience.

It’s not that hard to get into video editing yourself. All you really need is some content to edit, and video editing software. Don’t worry — you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars just to start editing your nephew’s birthday video. You can use free, but still effective, apps like iMovie or the free version of DaVinci Resolve.

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