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I am currently doing the 'complete digital marketing course' in Udemy. I have been following and have had an interest in digital marketing for many years now. 5+ years at least. I have never actually taken it upon myself to go ahead and start trying something in the field. Despite being a relative noob, I do understand how digital marketing works.
I have some exams at the end of August, which after completing, I intend to go all out in becoming a digital marketer. As of now, I can dedicate around 2 hours a day to it, which I mostly allocate to doing the course or researching what to do. Come September, I will be able to treat it as a full-time job. I can probably allocate an average of 5-6 hours a day (some days more, some less), 7 days a week. In terms of budget, I can probably set aside anywhere between 2-4k USD for advertising, inventory or whatever other costs I may come across, depending on what avenue I take.
My goal is to be making some money by Dec 31st of 2019. I am realistic. If I can even make 100 USD a week by then, with opportunity to scale, I'd be happy. Despite being based in Ireland, I would be living in India by then, as I have spent much of my time travelling and settled in the country the last few years - so I can afford to make less initially. Of course, I would like to be making thousands per month eventually, like all you other successful marketers out there.
I am not sure which avenue of digital marketing to pursue. The three ones that standout to me are affiliate marketing, advertising agency and e-commerce. Ultimately, I would like to sell my own product, though I have nothing concrete in mind yet, despite having a few ideas. I am unsure on how to progress with this idea without having a definite product.
I know people say to stick to your interests and what you are good at, but I don't have many skills or interests. I enjoy writing, Cryptocurrency, football (soccer) and have had a lot of experience with weightlifting and diet in the past (and plan on starting again). I really enjoy self-development as a topic as well. I also enjoy travel and have spent much of the past few years away from home. I studied Computer Science at college, but I didn't excel at or enjoy it.
With all that said, what would you guys guide me towards? I am thinking of just starting a personal blog on my journey in digital marketing/crypto/health and fitness and everything else for the meantime, until I have something solid to work with. Maybe even a crypto specific site. I understand I might not be able to monetize these efficiently for some time, but it would be a learning process for when I do go ahead with whatever I do.
So keeping the following in mind:
- Can work as good as full time at whatever I do.
- Budget of 2-4k. Depending on what I do. Can potentially add another 100 dollars each week
- I want to make $100 a week by December 31st (or be well on track towards that)
- I like the idea of selling a product, though don't have a definite product in mind yet (I do
have a few rough ideas and trying to come up with more all the time)
- Interests/skills include: Self development, Crypto, Football, Weightlifting/Diet, Writing,
Taking the above into consideration, what area would you suggest I focus my attentions on? I am willing to work hard and stick at it and don't expect overnight results.