7 useful skills you can learn on YouTube

This is a skill that many of us learn at quite a young age, but there are actually are more efficient ways to tie your shoelaces. So there’s that.

Many of these techniques can be found on YouTube, including the video below which shows you how to tie a shoelace in just 2 seconds!


Drawing is a skill that a lot of people would love to have. While some folk are naturally gifted when it comes to the arty stuff, drawing is something that can be learnt if you’re willing to put the work in.

Many of YouTube’s drawing videos might remind you of the old art shows that you’d enjoy as a kid and that’s not really a bad thing. A whole host of YouTube’s art channels offer great advice and guidance which will help you perfect your techniques, too.


Whether you’re looking to pick up some new moves for hitting the clubs or hoping to surprise your partner with your new skills, there’s no need to sneak away to dance classes.

YouTube is the perfect platform for professional dancers to share their knowledge and help viewers learn along with them. It offers you the chance to watch movements as many times as you need, making it even more effective than attending a class or watching a dance DVD.

Performing CPR

As great as it is to learn how to juggle or play guitar, there are plenty of skills that you can learn on YouTube that have the potential to save lives.

YouTube is a great source for developing basic medical knowledge which could be used to help someone in need. This could include doing the Heimlich maneuver or performing CPR, so getting to grips with some medical stuff is a no-brainer.

What skills has YouTube helped you get to grips with in the past? Let us know by tweeting us at @TubeChum.

Image credit: Photo4jenifer

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Daniel Mackrell

Co-editor at Tube Chum
Journalist. Former Winchester Student. Chelsea fan. @WINOL Alumnus. Co-editor, @TubeChum.