It’s time I wrote a Lynda.com review since I’ve been watching their video tutorials on-and-off for over 2 years.
What is Lynda.com? Lynda is an online learning platform that teaches different skills such as photography, programming, and business management through online courses and video tutorials. Its parent company is LinkedIn.
The primary reason I use Lynda is to learn and improve my photography skills. I also watch the online courses to learn Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. They pretty much have the video tutorials for the Adobe Creative Cloud covered. But I believe they can improve on their Adobe Illustrator courses (it was difficult for me to learn).
One of the keys to Lynda’s success and their video tutorials is that they break down the courses into small clips ranging from 1 minute to 10 minutes on average. Each clip is named efficiently to understand what is being taught. This allows busy people to learn at their own pace or jump to a specific tutorial.
When learning a new craft, you can’t always rely on once source. The same applies for Lynda. They don’t teach every intricate detail. For this, I find the answer elsewhere on Google or YouTube.
Lynda has 2 price tiers. The basic plan costs $24.99/month or $239.88/year. The premium plans costs $34.99/month or $359.88/year.
As a former professional turned freelancer, the membership for Lynda is expensive. But compared to what I learned or if you’re a large business, the price is justified. For large companies that want to teach teams, they offer business prices.
Sometimes it’s cheaper to purchase the monthly plan and complete as many courses as you can in one month and cancel. When you need to learn something new or refresh, just renew the membership for a month. This method can be information overload.
The good news is Lynda offers a 10-day trial membership.