Let me ask you a question. If you could learn any skill in one hour, what would it be?

When you're looking to learn something new, there are plenty of online courses that can help you improve your skills.

HubSpot Academy (HubSpot's training division) is one of those online providers that offers entirely free education.

If you're hoping to learn new skills related to professional development, career, or business, then HubSpot Academy is a great place to start. Side note: If you're looking to improve your virtual golf game, you may want to look elsewhere.

In the HubSpot Academy courses and certifications tab, you'll find courses covering a range of marketing, sales, and service topics. However, if you don't know exactly what you're looking for, it can be overwhelming.

We know your time is important, so we've broken down the top HubSpot Academy Courses (based on total learners who have started the course) that take less than one hour to complete. Happy learning!

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HubSpot Academy courses and certifications.

1. Graphic Design Essentials: Easy Steps for Creating Your Own Compelling Visuals

Have you always been curious about the fundamentals of graphic design? In this course, you'll learn how to start thinking like a graphic designer. In fact, over 20,000 learners have started this course.

This course is helpful for anyone in marketing, whether you're creating or brainstorming content ideas for your campaigns.

2. Using HubSpot's Free Marketing Tools

Did you know that HubSpot has free marketing tools that you can access in your HubSpot Academy account? If you haven't checked them out yet, your marketing efforts are missing out. Learn how you can leverage HubSpot's free marketing tools to nurture and manage relationships with your leads, prospects, and customers.

3. Frictionless Sales Certification Course

This free certification course technically takes 61 minutes to get through all of the lessons, but since it's the only certification that makes the list, we decided to allow that extra minute.

Not only will completing this course give you a new certification to add to your resumé or LinkedIn profile, but you'll also find new ways to remove friction for your sales team so they can spend more time selling.

This course is helpful for sales reps or managers, so they can optimize their sales process.

4. Build a Marketing Campaign in Marketing Hub Starter

If you're new to HubSpot Marketing Starter, this is a great course. You'll learn how to leverage your subscription to attract visitors, convert them into leads, and nurture them through email.

5. Getting Started with HubSpot Video Powered by Vidyard

Oftentimes, it's easier to show someone how to do something instead of just telling them. That's why mastering video is so important for connecting with your audience.

This course will teach you how to use HubSpot Video to connect with your leads and customers in a human and helpful way, so you can resolve issues faster and boost customer satisfaction.

6. How to Build a Paid Media Strategy

This course is designed to educate marketers on foundational digital advertising knowledge so they can think more critically about their overall paid media strategy.

After taking this course, you'll know how to allocate your paid media budget to drive the most efficient return on investment (sounds like a great investment of 59 minutes).

HubSpot Academy paid media strategy course.

7. The Search Insights Report: HubSpot's Strategy for Increasing Organic Blog Traffic

Have you ever wondered how the HubSpot Blog became successful? Do you want to learn how to implement those same strategies for your own blog?

Look no further than this course, which will teach you how to use our Search Insights Report template to grow your blog. You'll learn our secrets and start growing your traffic now.

8. Introduction to the HubSpot APIs

Calling all developers: HubSpot Academy has education for you, too. Are you interested in getting started with HubSpot APIs? In under an hour, you'll learn how to create developer and test accounts and make API calls with an API key and/or OAuth.

9. Set Up Your HubSpot CRM for Growth

Setting up your CRM is key for making your flywheel spin. While this might sound like a big dig, this course breaks it down for you in under an hour so you can start importing your data into your HubSpot CRM and understand what to do next.

10. Introduction to Ecommerce Marketing

This free course, created and taught by Groove Commerce, teaches you how to create an ecommerce strategy that's grounded in the inbound marketing methodology. It's also one of the shortest courses on this list; you can start selling more online in under 30 minutes.

There's a lot you can do in an hour, but investing it in education is always a good idea. Once you create a free HubSpot Academy account, you'll have access to the library of courses and certifications, so when you have more than an hour to spare, you can jump in and learn on the go.

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Originally published Apr 22, 2020 4:30:00 AM, updated April 23 2020

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