Adda Birnir

Adda Birnir

Adda Birnir is CEO and co-founder of Skillcrush, an interactive learning platform teaching in-demand digital job skills to prepare students for career changes and promotions around the world. Adda is a self-taught developer who has built websites for The New York Times and MTV, and whose work has been featured on the BBC, Fast Company, and NBC. Get paid while learning to code by downloading this FREE guide.

4 Reasons to Consider an Online Education

4 Reasons to Consider an Online Education

You probably don’t need to be convinced that education of any kind is an excellent investment to make in yourself. But do you still need to be convinced about the benefits of learning online?

Thanks to the internet…

Do What You Love And Get Paid For It

Do What You Love And Get Paid For It

It seems like we’re bombarded by career mantras to follow your passion: “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” But how can you find a way to make…

What Not to Buy When Starting a New Business

What Not to Buy When Starting a New Business

When you start a company, you usually have a grand vision for how things are going to work. You will provide X service, Y number of people will sign up, you will make Z million dollars and retire to the…

Bored at Work? 3 Ways to Fix It in 2015!

Bored at Work? 3 Ways to Fix It in 2015!

Every morning, it's the same thing. You hit the snooze button over and over, not because you're worn out from a weekend of partying, but because you dread the thought of yet another week at a…

WordPress Most Marketable Skills

WordPress Most Marketable Skills

What if I told you that one new skill could set you up to make an average salary of $80,000, to qualify for more than 250,000 freelance jobs on Elance, and to possess one of the top…

Earn More Freelancing

Earn More Freelancing

On average, freelancers make 45 percent more than their office counterparts. Sounds pretty great, right?

But what if you’re looking to build your business this year, trying to find a way to make more money? I’ve…

8 High-Paying Tech Jobs

8 High-Paying Tech Jobs

Sometimes the most challenging part of a job search is knowing where to begin. Well, if you looking for a job that is interesting, flexible, fun and well-paying, look no further than tech. Tech is the industry of…

Why Brand Name Jobs Are Overrated

Why Brand Name Jobs Are Overrated

Household names. We all know them. Walmart, Target, Bank of America, Nike, Coca-Cola. And nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the job market.

Why work at a small marketing agency when you could be at…

Unemployed to Running a 6-Figure Business

Unemployed to Running a 6-Figure Business

In early 2009, I had just begun a new job at a digital agency. Just seven short weeks after starting, I was called in to a conference room and laid off. As I sat listening to the CEO explain the…

Why You Should Start Your Business Now

Why You Should Start Your Business Now

Are you thinking about starting a business? Maybe you have a few different ideas clanking around in your head, a stockpile of domain names waiting patiently for their websites to launch, a brilliant blog idea that you are sure will…

Why You Can’t Afford to Skimp on a Great Website

Why You Can’t Afford to Skimp on a Great Website

Almost every business today can be considered a digital business. New fashion brand? Don’t neglect the importance of e-commerce. Nonprofit looking to empower young women? You have to go to where your audience is. Health coach? You…