Do you ever wish you had the opportunity to develop a new skill?
The options are infinite due to sites like Youtube, whether you want to learn to play the guitar, become a hairstylist, or remodel a shabby old bathroom.
You no longer need to leave the house to take up a new sport or profession because there are millions of lessons available to show you something new.
What’s the better part? It’s completely free!
You just need an internet connection to get started. So, to get you started, we’ve compiled a list of 50 incredible skills you can learn from YouTube, divided into the following categories:
Tips and tricks for everyday life
Training + skills
It’s all for fun.
Taking up a new musical instrument
1) A step-by-step guide to making sushi
Making sushi at home may seem to be a task for a talented chef at your local Japanese restaurant, but it’s never been easier.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make the best norimaki with pickled vegetables and the famous California Roll by following a quick, step-by-step guide.
2) How to make a cheesecake
There’s no such thing as a bad time to eat cake, particularly cheesecake.
In just under seven minutes, you can learn how to make a delicious, fluffy cheesecake that is a family favorite, famous at parties, and delicious as a midnight snack.
This will come in handy the next time you have visitors or need to bake something delicious for a fundraiser. No one will judge you if you intend to eat it by yourself as a midnight snack!
3) Recovering a burned cake
We’ve all been there — a burnt cake normally ends up in the trash, but not with this incredible technique.
This helpful video will show you how to save your cake without having to start again from the beginning (and you still get to enjoy your cake at the end of it).
The perfect way to cook hard-boiled eggs
Making hard-boiled eggs can seem to be easy, but it can be more difficult than you think, particularly if you put the eggs in too late and they break.
Don’t fret if you have trouble cooking eggs; you’re not alone!
This video will show you how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs in a simple, no-mess manner that will leave your family wanting more.
How to cut onions without tearing your eyes out
When you’re trying to cook, having stinging, blurry eyes is a nightmare. You fear not only hurting yourself with the knife, but teary eyes are also followed by a runny nose.
The good thing is that you can now cut onions without crying!
Watch the video to learn how to do it and change the way you cook forever.
How to ice a cake like a pro
We understand that not everybody has the time to devote to learning the art of baking.
Often what you want to do is bake a lovely cake for a loved one’s birthday without having to worry about the frosting or presentation.
So, if you have 10 minutes to spare, watch this video from Everyday Food to learn how to frost a cake like a pro and how to fill a cake with even layers.
What is the only way to make delicious banana bread?
During the lockdown, all of us were banana bread devotees, eating the delicious snack for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The issue is keeping the quality just right, and in this simple tutorial, you’ll learn how to make the best banana bread you’ve ever had.
How to prepare nutritious after-school snacks for children
It’s understandable that urging children to eat healthily is a priority. However, when you have to be inventive about your meals every day, it can get tedious.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make eight after-school snacks that will get kids excited about eating good, and the options can be mixed and matched to keep snack time interesting.
Create simple cupcakes with these simple instructions.
Cupcakes are a simple dessert that can be prepared in a short amount of time. If you plan to eat them all yourself or share them with family and friends, you’ll be a cupcake expert in no time with this simple recipe.
Don’t forget to read the summary for a complete list of ingredients as well as printable instructions.
How to make your own beer
Brewing homemade beer was a common sport even before the pandemic shut down pubs and bars.
So, if you’ve got some free time and a craving for a refreshing malt, watch this video to learn how to make the perfect beer at home.
How to prepare Mexican cuisine
Many of us shy away from cooking Mexican because of the strong, bold flavors, but with this simple guide, you’ll learn how to make the perfect steak, tortillas, sauces, and more.
The laid-back sibling pair makes it a pleasurable experience with a few laughs thrown in for good measure!
Everyday hacks and tips
How to Get Rid of a Red Wine Stain
A red wine stain used to mean covering the floor with a blanket or an oddly positioned light, but that is no longer the case.
Using a few popular household items, you can now quickly wash red wine stains from clothes, sofas, and floors.
This approach is fantastic, and it won’t just work on red wine stains; it’ll even work on a variety of other spills and stains.
After frying, how to clean a cast-iron pan
Cast iron pans are perfect for their non-stick properties, but you have to be vigilant of the materials and processes you use to clean them.
If done wrong, you risk ruining the pan’s non-stick surface, but with this lesson, you’ll learn a simple way to use right after cooking that will extend the life of your pan.
To save room, learn how to fold your laundry.
Let’s face it: cleaning your closet isn’t the most exciting task, and it’s one that most of us put off for months on end.
But what if there was a way to fold and pack your clothes in such a way that your closet remained clean, tidy, and spacious?
You will learn how to do it in a matter of minutes thanks to HGTV. This method will change the way you fold your clothes forever.
How to make your bed in less time
Some of us dread making our beds, while others eagerly do so, and even others outright deny. Whatever category you fall under, knowing an easy, smooth, and simple way to make your bed is beneficial.
Instead of faffing about with the duvet and trying to reach the edges, this hack will help you roll the cover on quickly and effortlessly.
When it comes to packing a bag, there are a few things you can do.
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a vacation, but the issues begin when you know you don’t have enough room in your luggage for the 11 bikinis or several pairs of flip flops you want to bring.
That’s about to change, because in this video, you’ll learn how to pack your suitcase in a specific manner so that nothing gets forgotten.
How to use a straightener to curl your hair
Hair straighteners are lifesavers for men and women with unruly hair, but they’re useful for more than just removing curls and kinks. They can be used to make lovely, bouncy curls that seem smooth and effortless.
Cynthia, a blogger, takes you on each process by using straighteners to get perfect curls.
What is the best way to clean makeup brushes?
Makeup brushes gather wax, dead skin cells, and bacteria over time, so it’s a good idea to disinfect them at least twice a month.
The problem is that if you’re not patient, washing them will allow the fine bristles to fall out.
Eimear, a skin and makeup expert, has some helpful tips for keeping your brushes clean and new.
How to Organize Your Home
A cluttered mind follows a cluttered home. The fact is that most of us strive to keep up with consistently cleaning out old junk, but finding time to do so can be difficult due to work and social commitments.
If you’re in the mood for a spring cleaning, there’s no better time than now to watch this video on decluttering your home.
Melissa, a cleaning writer, shares five realistic and easy ways to declutter your home.
What is the best way to start a garden?
If lockdown fever has you restless and planting a garden seems like a good way to pass the time, or if you’ve always had green fingers, this video will show you how to grow plants and make a beautiful green space to relax in.
You’ll be given recommendations for the best types of environments, soil, and layouts, as well as suggestions for useful resources to get you started.
What is the only way to wash chewing gum out of your clothes?
Having chewing gum out of clothing, regardless of how it got there, can be a serious pain.
There are a variety of techniques for removing gum, including freezing the clothes and gum, using petroleum jelly, and so on, but with this procedure, you’ll be able to extract gum quickly and easily using common household items.
The best thing is that it doesn’t wreak havoc on your clothing.
Unclogging a Kitchen Sink
A clogged kitchen sink often appears to happen when you need it the most.
If you have dinner guests or a stack of pots to wash, you can now unclog the sink without having to call a plumber.
Pan The Organizer will teach you how to clear your sink pipes using environmentally friendly, regular household products in just a few measures.
What is the best way to paint a room?
Painting a room still sounds like a good idea before you see stripes and patches the next day.
Hiring a handyman to complete the task is one choice, but this video will show you how to save money while learning a new ability.
What is the procedure for changing a tire?
When you have a burst tyre on the way to a crucial meeting, the last thing you need is to wait for a repair vehicle.
Unfortunately, these practical skills are not taught in schools, but it does not mean it is too late to master them.
Allan Stanley of AAA provides a step-by-step guide on how to change a flat tire in this video.
What is the best way to build a swimming pool?
Summer is coming, and as the weather warms up, it’s normal to want to cool off in a tub.
The opportunities are unlimited, whether you like a dip pool to relax in or a long pool to swim distances in (depending on the size of your garden).
Keep in mind that designing a full-size pool isn’t something you can do in a day, but in this tutorial, you’ll see the whole process and everything you need to know to get started on your dream.
As well as wasting water, the sound of a leaky tap can be incredibly annoying.
Luckily, the folks at B&Q have created this fantastic, easy-to-follow video with live demonstrations and picture breakdowns to show you how to fix a leaky tap.
Building a den out of blankets, sneaking in snacks, and putting on a film are childhood memories many of us cherish.
The great news is, whether you’ve got kids or you just fancy taking a trip back in time, this video will give you some great tips on how to do it.
From the layout to the supplies you’ll need, you’ll be shown how to create a cozy, comfortable den to enjoy on rainy days.
How to remodel a bathroom on a shoestring budget (under $500)
The internet has made it possible to learn how to do almost anything on a budget.
Bathrooms can get shabby and unappealing with time, but buying a new bathroom and having it fitted can be costly.
Another choice is to remodel your bathroom yourself if you have a couple of days free and are a handy carpenter (optional but not required).
This video will show you how to do it and give you a product rundown so you can finish the job for under $500.
How to repair a laptop that has been flooded
Mistakes are sure to happen now that more people are working from home than ever before.
The cat spills the coffee, the toddler kicks the table down, spilling his milk all over the keyboard—the possibilities are endless.
Thankfully, we came across this footage, which will stop you from flipping out if and when this happens, as well as from trying to purchase a new laptop.
Skills and education
How to code a website
It’s never too late to learn a new skill and with the abundance of help and tutorials available online you can even learn how to code a website from scratch.
Whether you want to develop a website as a hobby or for a career change, this video will give you a great introduction with follow-up tutorials available too.
How to play chess
Playing chess wasn’t just made “cool” by the hit series The Queen’s Gambit, it’s an intellectual battle that’s been around for hundreds of years.
For beginners, learning the rules can be confusing but in this video, every piece and move is broken down for you to learn the basics of playing chess.
How to Take Incredible Photographs
If you use a professional camera or just your smartphone, photography is fun.
However, there are a few tricks that will help you improve your photography skills and create incredible images.
Photographer Joshua Cripps will walk you through a basic technique for improving your images and getting them to the next level in this video.
How to make shoes
Whether you’re interested in fashion or simply struggle with finding comfortable shoes, you can now make a customized pair following this amazing tutorial by shoemaker Sharon Raymond.
She’ll teach you everything from start to finish and her shoes are all made from ecological materials.
Not only will you end up with a beautiful pair of shoes but you’ll be helping the environment as well!
In 30 languages, here’s how to say hi.
With the world becoming more integrated and global, with travel becoming easier than it has ever been, learning the most simple greeting in 30 different languages — how to say hello — might be useful.
This entertaining video will teach you how to pronounce and spell hello so you can learn as many or as few forms as you want, at your own rate.