There are tons of info on the internet that you need for your personal and professional development. The internet is a big place, but I have found the 20 best websites and blogs that can help shape your future.

1. Udemy

Udemy.com is an online learning platform. It is aimed at professional adults who want to add new skills to their resumes or explore their passions. There are both free and premium courses here.

It is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 55,000 courses taught by expert instructors. You can enroll in any course ranging from IT & Software courses to personal development courses.

2. Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. This website is alternative to Udemy and looks more professional. Both websites have really helped me in acquiring new skills.

Courses on Lynda.com are not free, but they are worth it. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, you can have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

3. Stickk

Is it difficult for you to stick to goals? We all have goals in life, yet we struggle to achieve them. StickK works by strategically using Commitment Contract to help you stick to your goals and achieve them on scheduled time.

4. Wolfram Alpha

Gets answers directly without searching the web. Wolfram Alpha is a website for getting knowledge and answers — not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.

5. Memrise

Do you want to improve your memory? If your answer is YES! Then Memrise is for you. Play video games while improving your memory through a scientific method. Sign up for free and have fun whilst you train your brain.

6. Mint

Don’t spend money anyhow without recognizing how much funds you are throwing away. Use Mint to keep all of your financial information in one safe place. You can also link all of your cards, bills, and accounts, allowing you to compare what you have and what you owe.

7. Khan Academy

Join the global classroom and learn free courses ranging from Maths (from basic level) to History. Recommend this website to your kids or your teenage siblings and friends.

8. SuperCook

Don’t be idle, ignore “pepperDem Ministries” and learn new cooking skills. Yes! Cooking skills. Just Enter an ingredient currently in the kitchen and this SuperCook will show recipes that use this ingredient. This is an amazing website.

9. Open Library

“If you want to be successful, you’ll need many specialized business skills, but probably the most important one will surprise you. It’s the capacity to READ! Yes, READ!” – Strive Masiyiwa.

Open Library has all millions of books available for you to read. Read to expand your knowledge.

10. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the best social media platform you should be. It’s the 25th most visited website in the world with all the people you need to succeed as a professional. Connect with over 500 million professionals and find jobs easily.

Optimize your profile, standout and showcase your skills and qualifications with CEOs and business professionals. If you’re an entrepreneur, join these Facebook and LinkedIn groups to grow your business.

11. GetNotify

Want to know if yor email is read or not? Learn the truth with GetNotify, a free service that notifies you when your email is read. It’s invisible, so your recipient doesn’t know that the email is being tracked. GetNotify will send you an email read notification as soon as the recipient of your sent email opens and reads your email.

12. HundredZeros

Love Amazon Kindle books? Just download the free Kindle Reading app on Amazon and access hundreds of free Kindle books on HundredZeros.

13. Chandoo.org

Do you want to sharpen your skills in Microsoft Excel? Don’t rely only on what you were taught in the classroom…there are new twists to technology every day. Chandoo.org is a very useful website but not everyone knows about it.

Sign up for free and learn excel online. This website has all the excel tutorials you need to be a genius in this field.

14. Investopedia

Wholly owned by IAC (NASDAQ: IAC), Investopedia is the largest financial education website in the world. Powered by a team of data scientists and financial experts, Investopedia offers timely, trusted and actionable financial information for every investor, from early investors to financial advisors to high net worth individuals.

Sign up for Investopedia Academy and get access to the best financial courses.

15. TED

TED is a global community which offers free video talks, lectures, and ideas by famous, influential, and riveting people. All you need to do is sign up for free and you’ll get access to educational videos of your choice. You can sort to view videos based on category, popularity, or date.

16. Space.com

Are you a scientist? Or do you have the love for Space or Physics? Explore and learn everything you need to know about space. Get to know more about NASA and explore the International Station with Google Street View.

Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity’s ongoing expansion across the final frontier.

17. History

If you are a history student or just interested in knowing what happened in the past, then History.com is your destination. Learn about World War II History, 9/11 Attacks, Korean War, Slavery in America, Adolf Hitler, The Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War History, Salem Witch Trials etc.

18. Nature/Scitable

Are you a biology student or lover of nature? This website is all you need. Scitable is a free online teaching/learning portal combining high-quality educational articles with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources.

Scitable currently contains scientist-authored educational articles in the fields of genetics, cell biology, and ecology, and is intended for undergraduate faculty and students. Short eBooks on basic science as well as scientific communication and careers help readers connect across disciplines and imagine a future of science participation.

19. Ptable

Ptable is the best place to learn chemistry (periodic table, isotopes, various elements, orbitals with illustrations and chemical compounds).

20. Codecademy

Classroom coding knowledge isn’t enough. New coding stuff are popping up every now and then, and it takes the internet to get the latest trends.

Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS. Sign up for free and learn coding to make awesome apps, interactive websites etc.

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