Free Social Media Resources for Beginners


If you’re just starting out on social media (or would like to understand what all of the fuss is about), here is a list of free online resources that may help.

First Things First

  • Social Media the Basics

A brief overview of the main social media channels.

A 12-step guide to the who, what, where, when, how and why of social media.

Facebook Training

Facebook Basics, Facebook Privacy, How to Use Facebook etc.

  • Facebook for Seniors, Grandparents & Boomers

An excellent step-by-step guide to setting up and using Facebook plus a clear explanation about why it differs from email.

  • Facebook Basics Tutorial for Beginners & Seniors

Learn what your newsfeed and profile do, and how to log-in and log-out.


  • What is a Blog?

A simple explanation about what blogging is and what it can do.

  • WordPress Blog Tutorial For Beginners

WordPress is a website that allows users to set up a blog for free. This tutorial explains to beginners how to set up a WordPress site.


Intro to Instagram, Instagram Basics, etc.

Other Social Media, Websites and iPhone Courses

A fantastic resource with free online courses about most social media channels plus websites such as Netflix, Amazon and AirBnB. This website also has courses on how to use an iPhone (texting, calling, voicemail etc.)

Social Media Ethics, Reputation Management and Digital Leadership

A free online course delivered by the University of Sydney that provides a fantastic insight into how to behave ethically when using social media.

  • Protecting Your Digital Brand

Learn how to present yourself in the most positive way online.

  • Becoming a Digital Leader

Understand how social media leaders (influencers) inspire people online.

I hope you find these resources helpful as you begin your social media journey. If you have any questions, please comment below. Are there any other resources that have assisted you along the way?

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