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Educate Yourself to Make Money with the Metaverse

Entrepreneurs, professionals, and would-be Metaverse workers can take advantage of some of Forbes' most popular free courses to stay current on evolving technology. Udemy, Coursera, and other online education platforms offer many of the courses for free or at a very low price.

According to a study by job search engine Adzuna, job opportunities in the Metaverse continue to grow. Since October 2021, job listings on the platform have increased by 379%. Metaverse-based jobs are available to professionals ranging from engineers to architects, to marketers and creatives. A person may need specialized training beyond their professional degree and credentials to land the job.

To do business in the Metaverse, you need to learn the basics. Specialized platforms and tools may be required to create virtual environments in the Metaverse. You may want to study cryptocurrency since it has become the preferred currency in the Metaverse.

Entrepreneurs, professionals, and would-be Metaverse workers can take advantage of some of Forbes' most popular free courses to stay current on evolving technology. Udemy, Coursera, and other online education platforms offer many of the courses for free or at a very low price.

Courses on the Metaverse from Udemy

In addition to courses on Metaverse environments, real estate investing, and NFTs, Udemy offers masterclasses on Metaverse operation.

Following are some of our top picks based on their low price, high ratings, and broad curriculum:

  • Metaverse Master Course from A to Z by Ibozi Training.
  • Navdeep Yadav's course on the Metaverse: Everything you need to know about AR, VR, and NFTs.
  • Blockchain, cryptography, and NFTs: Metaverse Fundamentals, edited by Joan Amengual and George Levy.
  • By Henrique Centieiro, the Metaverse Masterclass teaches everything there is to know about the Metaverse.
  • This is a full guide, walkthrough, and tutorial on Metaverse Platforms - 2022, prepared by Learning Hub.
  • Terry Winters, Virtual Real Estate Investing in the Metaverse.

Coursera Courses on the Metaverse

Coursera doesn't have many Metaverse-specific courses, but it does offer courses on adjacent skillsets - including digital design, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Most of the courses are produced by accredited universities, and students receive certificates upon completion.

Here are a few of the best options.

  • Digital Fashion Innovation Specialization, by Sean Chiles and Leslie Holden.
  • Virtual Reality Specialization, by Dr. Sylvia Xueni Pan and Professor Marco Gillies.

SkillShare Courses on the Metaverse

SkillShare offers a wide range of courses (for both beginners and advanced students) on topics related to NFTs, crypto investing, and Metaverse basics.

  • Developing Metaverse: Create your first VR app in Unreal Engine, by Dmitry Vasilyev.
  • Introduction to the Metaverse & How to Invest In It, by Ali Matar.
  • Metaverse Fundamentals: The Complete Metaverse Course, by Dan Dan.
  • Web3 Crash Course, by Josh Snow.

How to Choose the Right Metaverse Courses

When you're picking a class or two concerning the Metaverse, you'll want to look at the ratings for each class and decide if the class is within your budget.

Take a look at the class level — does it match your understanding of the Metaverse right now, meeting you where you are at and allowing you to enhance your knowledge? You also want to consider the overall time commitment. You can opt for high-value courses that deliver many hours of education for a low price. By contrast, you may want a faster class that you can complete over just a few days if you are pressed for time.

After you learn the basics with online courses, you can attend classes about the Metaverse within the Metaverse. The eLearning industry - along with gaming, retail, and real estate - stands to benefit from Metaverse capabilities soon.

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