Let me guess.
You are hungry for more knowledge in some areas that are important to you.
But you have limited funds at the moment.
Therefore buying books or attending courses, trainings, seminars, etc are just not
possible right now.
So, what else can you do, apart from waiting until your finances improve?
Believe me, you have other options.
Here are four simple and frugal ways to gain more knowledge quickly, even while
waiting for your finances to get better.
1. Read Blog Posts
A blog post is a piece of writing or content about a specific topic that is published
on a blog.
So many blogs exist online that provide information and education on a variety of
topics for free.
You just have to look for reputable niche blogs on the topic you are interested in
and start reading their posts.
You can even sign up for their newsletter where available so you can be notified
when new blog posts are published.
2. Listen to Podcasts
While some refer to a podcast as an audio version of a blog post, it’s more
commonly described as an audio broadcast which you can listen to on your
computer or download to an MP3 player for future listening.
Of course, you can also listen to podcasts on your mobile devices or phone.
Podcasts on various topics and subjects are available online and most of them are
All you have to do is identify relevant ones that provide content and information
on the topic you are interested in and start listening to them.
You can also subscribe to receive future episodes once released.
3. Watch Video Blogs (Vlogs)
Just as the name implies, a video blog often called a vlog is a type of content that
is distributed in the form of videos.
While the information in a blog post is shared through text, information in a vlog
is shared through videos.
Needless to say, so many vlogs on various topics and subjects exist online and
most of them are free.
Again, you’ll have to identify those that provide information and content on areas
that you are interested in and just start watching.
4. Set Aside 30 Minutes Daily
To gain your desired knowledge quickly, you need to set aside a little time
regularly, to read those blog posts or listen to that podcast or watch those vlogs.
You can also choose to combine either two or all three options depending on
what you prefer.
Setting aside 30 minutes on a daily basis will go a long way. Or even, just five, four or three times a week instead of daily.
In fact, what about weekends only?
You get the idea.
It’s your decision, so choose whatever works for you best.
Most likely, all these options are not new to you.
But it’s possible you didn’t see them as a way to gain more knowledge without
depleting your limited financial resources.
Now that you know better, come up with a plan that works for you and keep to it.
And before long, you’ll have gained a lot of the knowledge you desire.
Without spending a chunk of your money.
Isn’t that a relief?