The internet is always adapting, changing, growing and throwing more and more information out into the world. It’s easy to fall down a dark hole of memes and Vines and sites that help us waste time but don’t help us in any other way. But there are so many fantastic free things to do online that can grow our brains, warm our spirits, and even fatten our wallets.
Get Educated on Everything and Anything
You can find information on anything and everything for free online. But how do you know what information is reliable? Thanks to free education sites like Coursera and EdX, you can access real courses from reputable universities around the world – for free. Find fascinating subjects from universities such as Harvard or Oxford, in fields like business and management or sustainable engineering – that will actually help grow you as an individual. Courses start throughout the year and are completely mobile, so you can take them with you anytime, anywhere, you just need internet access.
If you don’t want to commit to a course, there are handy sites like Ted Talks and KhanAcademy that allow you to pick the videos of your choosing whenever you have the time. While Ted Talks has videos on anything from deep sea exploration to learning how to read body language better, KhanAcademy is an award-winning site that specializes in maths, physics, and chemistry but has begun to branch out to other social subjects.
For an educational site that gives back to the world, try freerice.com which tests you on a variety of subjects and gives rice to communities in need with every correct answer given!
Best Ways to Get Yourself Free Goods
If you need to give your brain a bit of a break but want to be productive – there are a variety of fun ways that you can actually make money online. Online survey sites like Toluna, Voxpopme and iPoll have you take short surveys in exchange for cash or points that you can trade in for real rewards. If you’re an on-the-go, spontaneous person you can join task sites like Roamler and Spare5 that offer short tasks in your area (like taking a photo of a display in a shop) in exchange for cash. It’s quick and easy so you can make money with even the smallest of spare moments.
Another fun way to make cash online is through online gaming sites. There are plenty of reputable casinos out there that offer users freebies such as a no deposit bonus, free bets, or even free spins on a slot machine reel. These games make for a thrilling way to spend time online with some real potential to make big money – just make sure to check the terms and conditions first.
Free Music Documentaries for the Music Buffs
Here at Vents, we can never get enough music in our life. For us, there’s nothing better than checking out the new collaboration of Vigiland and Alexander Tidebrink on Youtube or award-winning music from Canadian country star, Lisa Nicole. But sometimes we want to delve more into the lives of our favorite music stars. Enter: Documentary Heaven – a phenomenal website where you can watch documentaries for free on anyone from Tupac to Oasis. Now you’ve got the secret to becoming the biggest music buff of all your friends.