Free! A Week’s Subscription at Lynda.com

Need to know how to do something in InDesign? Or Photoshop? Or Word, or Windows XP, or FileMaker Pro, or any of a whole mess of programs? The folks at Lynda.com have been kind enough to offer InDesignSecrets readers/listeners a free one-week subscription to the entire lynda.com library of training videos. You can watch any of over 15,000 video tutorials at lynda.com… watch until your brain is full or your eyes get too bleary to see anymore.

Lynda.com has really great videos on a wide array of subjects and the cost is zippo, so this is a no-brainer. If you like what you see, consider continuing your subscription beyond a week with one of their monthly or yearly subscription programs. At only $25 per month for “all you can eat,” it’s a totally great deal. Head over to lynda.com/IDsecrets/ and check it out.

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10 Comments on “Free! A Week’s Subscription at Lynda.com

  1. I’d like to post a link about this offer on my own site, but I’d like to be sure there’s no catch. So, it’s free for one week and after that you’re asked to sign up for a paid service, right? You’re not automatically signed as a member just by using this free deal? (Sorry if I sound paranoid, but I can’t find it in the small print so I thought perhaps I can ask you guys ;-)

  2. As far as I can tell, there is no catch, and you don’t even have to give them a credit card or any money up front. They’re betting that you’ll enjoy the videos so much (and I think you will, too) that you will want to sign up for a subscription when the week is up.

    Note that their movies are broken down into short titles, so if you just want to learn how to use some particular feature, it’s easy to log on, watch just that one part, and go on with your business. Nice!

    That said, for our readers who have not yet watched Michael Murphy’s “The InDesigner” videocasts, I do want to point out that they are free and each episode focuses on a different topic. Check them out in iTunes or by clicking Watch the Videocast in the navigation bar on the left.

  3. This is great! Checked out the site and already learnt more in 1 hour of watching Lynda.com’s QT movies than in a month of trolling the various design BBSs! Fabulous! :)

  4. Great. Thanks. I’ve been wanting to learn some advanced Filemaker techniques. This is my motivation to put if off no longer. And, I’ll pass it on.

  5. @Jim: Well, as much as I’d have liked them to continue the one-week policy, they did offer this for about 21 months… that seems pretty darn generous to me. I think their point is that you can pretty much know whether you like the service after 24 hours. It’s hard to argue that. I think they found too many people were abusing the offer and watching a bunch of videos without signing up. Lynda.com is, after all, in the business of selling subscriptions. ;)

    I hope you get a chance to try it out and that you like it enough to subscribe. At $25/month it’s an amazing deal.

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