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With hundreds of millions of Alexa devices in the hands of customers, now is the time to bring your idea to the world. Best of all, it's easier than ever to build your first Alexa skill and generate revenue. See for yourself and get started today.

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Beginners guide to building Alexa skills 


Building Alexa Skills can seem difficult at first, but with right resources and guidance, anyone can create a skill. Our beginner's guide to building Alexa skills answers basic questions about skills and skill development, helps you decide what to build, and shows you where to start. Get step-by-step instructions on creating a simple skill, with tips on design, coding, testing, and certification. Start learning today, no experience required.


Courses in this learning path :


Alexa skills foundations

In this course, you will learn fundamentals of Alexa skills and voice design. You will learn about how customers use skills, and discover key resources to guide you as you begin. This course will set you up for success as you start your skill builder journey.

Duration : ~ 1 hr


Build your first Alexa skill

In this course, you will learn to use the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) developer console to create a simple custom skill. Follow alongwith simple step-by-step instructions to learn the steps, and then use your hands-on experience to build your own skill.

Duration : ~ 2-3 hrs


Basics of Alexa skill certification

This course teaches you the fundamentals of Alexa skill certification. You learn to recognize and navigate around common challenges to make sure that your skill successfully passes the certification process.

Duration : ~ 45 min


Get familiar with Alexa

Follow along as our Chief Technical Evangelist Jeff Blankenburg demonstrates the fundamentals of skill building. From understanding voice interfaces all the way to certification and publishing, this series will set you up for success to start your skill building journey. 

Get inspired by what others are building

Learn how developers, founders, and influential creators innovate with Alexa—plus get exclusive tips on how to leverage the latest features and grow your voice business.

Alexa Innovators

In our Alexa Innovators series, we catch up with developers, founders, and influential creators to see how they got started and leveraged Alexa to optimize their products through skills. 

Devs & Coffee

In this video series, we sit down with successful Alexa developers to hear stories about their journey with voice and the skill creation process. These unscripted and authentic conversations provide you with best practices, expert tips, industry trends and insider secrets into what has worked for them—and what hasn't.