5 skills you can acquire during COVID-19 lockdown

To be able to contain the spread of the much dreadful Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, Authority has put some of the hot zones into lockdown.

As at today, COVID-19, which originated in China, has killed over 35,000 people and infected over 700,000 worldwide (see live data), but the impact this would have is already being felt, as would be felt in the world economy in coming weeks/months, but more damaging are the lives it has claimed /or is claiming.

However, your survival kit should include how you can come out better as an individual after this is over. Making the best use of this compulsory holiday period, would surely prove vital by the time this is over.

Isn't this the best time you can use to learn a new skill or improve, add some value, find what interest you/ your passion, improve your cooking skills, work on your bad habits, improve your thinking ability, make research, work on your body fitness, improve your communication skills and more.

Despite the lockdown, you are here on this page, thanks to the internet that allows we travel and connect to things that's beyond our grasps. Now the internet allows us to learn just about anything we want to, even without direct interaction.

Let's walk you through some highly refreshing but lucrative skills you can learn conveniently at home within a short period of time, but a long-lasting value to you/ your life.


5. Learn how to play a musical instrument

Music is a universal language, that everyone loves irrespective of nationality, status. But then, you do not have to know how to sing before making dough from music, though you may not avoid to blow if you happen to be so good at any department you find yourself. One such department is musical instrument as a potential band member. Research also shows that the art of learning to play chords and reading sheet music can open up new neural pathways which is of great cognitive benefit.

Forget about the seeming hurdles as regarding learning a musical instrument. Yea, learning a musical instrument may appear slow and rigorous. But then, the internet now allows you to learn at your own pace and in an exciting way.

Do you wish you can play the guitar, violin, saxophone and more? The time to do that may be now and would be totally worth it.


4.Graphic designs

Graphic  is more than what we do here at TobiDigital, but an art that covers all forms of design; the "flier type" of designs, drawing, painting, artwork, even web and more. This "are" also one skill that is of high commercial value; aside the fact you can secure an employment with reasonable pay, you may even be self-employed or operate as a freelancer.

Resources are rampant online on computer graphic suite/software such as Corel draw, paint, photoshop, illustration, InDesign and the likes. Then also, you can always get ideas (online) that will help you get started as a beginner, as well as the ones that help you out whenever you need to complete a particular task.


3. Aromatherapy. Massage therapy

 Oh mai... Having existed for thousands of years, massage has never really been a thing until recent times.

As the world is getting faster and more faster, the need to relieve stress and relax by members of our ever-busy population has made massage therapy a field of great value; in the line of science and medicine, most of all so, in the line of life. While Aromatherapy (essential oil therapy) deals with the use of natural plant extract (that is oil to improve physical and emotional well being), massage therapy deals muscles manipulation including soft tissues of the body (effect by great hand techniques). But the question is "can I learn Aromatherapy /Massage therapy online?" The answer is "Yes, you can."


2. Digital marketing 

Is digital marketing still a thing of a big deal? Well, a big yes! As simple as it may seem now that it’s becoming a common trade, mastering the art of digital marketing to the core, could give you that edge in today’s crowded market.

The beauty of the trade is the ease of doing it, especially if you’re technically good at slicing your digital marketing onions. Moreover, it gives you leverage to running side hustles. You can make a business out of digital marketing as an expert in the field, as you earn from different pockets (which might need your professional service).

What more? Digital business is flexible. But then also, digital marketing albeit based online may require you have someone to hold you by the hand to walk you through. Not that physical hands, just someone you can learn directly from, day to day. TobiDigital also specialises in digital marketing and our result over the course of these past months have been quite outstanding. So now you know if there's anyone you may want to have mentor you, we would be up to walking you through.  click to chat us now.


1. Coding 

With the rise in smart technology and software/application among other innovations, coding is just getting better with new languages and lines that narrate solutions to our world. With coding you can be able to build a functional/sophisticated website as well as mobile apps. But then, coding also proffer solutions to other tech things such as cyber-security among others. Coding also gives a new perspective to problem-solving. Late Apple boss, Steve Jobs feels everyone should learn to code, as it enhances one's ability to think. Especially if you are looking to make yourself a person of great value in the career-world, coding surely would prove a good decision, as there is an increasingly high demand for coding related jobs with high earning potential, even as other jobs are becoming obsolete.

What more? The internet is one of the best places/means to learn; from scratch as a beginner;  and to even improve on your coding skill as a coder.



So now you have some courage to do something different or more. However, passion also matters as regarding your choice of skill acquisition, but should you be looking to learn about graphics and web design, digital marketing and coding, you may want to get in touch via our contact links on this blog. 

All the best!

About COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell. HOW IT SPREADS Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.