How do I start my career in Digital Marketing

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Hi,
I recently completed a course in Digital Marketing and left my previous job to explore this industry.
But I am not sure what to do next except keep applying for internships.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
#career #digital #marketing #start
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    If you completed a course you should have mastered the technical basics...so start reading and learn to use search function here to find various topics you are interested in. Welcome.

    Start here:

    https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...m-nothing.html
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
      The thread Kay links to could be made into a paid course. Highly recommend reading, re-reading, and most importantly delving in (ie "doing") if an idea there (on eBay or otherwise) seems intriguing.

      For copywriting specifically (realize this may not be your interest currently, but in case it is), some good nuggets in this thread as well: https://www.warriorforum.com/copywri...ments#comments
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  • Profile picture of the author wirriam
    Digital Marketing is such a broad, broad topic. I would suggest narrowing it down a little further and master one subject within Digital Marketing. That will even help you find a job easier. For example, if you applied to a job and just state you are a Master Digital Marketer, they'll probably have a few of those resumes lying around already. But if you state you are a Master at Instagram Advertising, they might look at your resume twice before moving further.

    Just a thought! Welcome to the Warrior Forum!
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    • Profile picture of the author Isaque Mohammed
      Thanks for the help wirriam!
      I am pretty good at Content Writing and have already written 6 blogs but am not sure if this would be a good niche to get into.
      Is this a good thing to learn more and get into and will this pay the bills?
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  • Profile picture of the author Val Adictorian
    Digital Marketing is like a sea of knowledge and everyday is a new day for learning many topics and focusing on the segment where you want to excel in future. So keep learning.
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  • Profile picture of the author John carry
    Digital marketing has three plans. Opportunity, Strategy, and Action. As a digital marketer suggests that any business looking to implement a successful digital marketing strategy must structure its plan by looking at opportunity, strategy, and action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    First of all you shouldn't have left your job until you business starts to sustain you and itself .That's the biggest mistake some entrepreneurs make.Yoj have no income to sustain you whilst you build your business.

    If I was you I would be across multiple platforms engaging and making meaningful contributions plus sharing content related to your niche to help build awareness.
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  • Profile picture of the author v1technologyus
    Digital marketing is undoubtedly an effective means of growing a business. The current shift in technology has opened a tremendous opportunity for companies from all the sectors. It will help you to find a job easily. Welcome to this warrior forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Digital marketing its like a business in real life .If you want to build an offline business you need to think of a service where you will bring value in people lives ,the same with digital marketing
    Firstly decide on the field you want to choose ,then become as best as you can and if you give value to people then they will give you money or buy from you simple as that .Thats way its hard to make money with no value ,spamming etc
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    The unpopular answer...

    I understand you "left your job" in the hopes of pursuing this new venture. All in all not a good idea... Get your job back, or find another. At this point due to lack of experience, anything and everything you can do to start the new venture can be done in the time you are not at work, and paying the bills.

    How to get started... Digital Marketing any which way you slice it is in small part creating content, and in GREAT part having the ability to have people SEE the content you have created. Apply something like the 80-20 rule and 20% is creation, and 80% is the effort to get people to see it.

    Don't for 2 seconds think, you are going to change a persons or organizations life by getting a client... you at this point can only do more harm than good. You should at this point be focusing on YOURSELF.. and how you might promote YOU.

    If your intention is to land a job in Digital Marketing, the first thing a prospective job might look at is your social media. So having a well developed social media profile is where exactly I would start. Figure out a topic that might interest you, and create a Instagram page about that topic, and then start creating content for said topic, and the LEARN how to get people to look at the content you have created.

    Dont be lazy and think you can BUY likes and shares and all of that.. that will do you no good. Learn how to organically and through an amount of work to develop these things. Look at the "$1.80 Instagram strategy" by Gary Vaynerchuk as a starting point.

    Success for yourself will give you the skills and the ability to demonstrate to future places of employment your ability to "Market" vs just creating content.

    Because regardless the path you take - working for yourself as a content creator, or working for someone else as a "Digital Marketer" BOTH require the same skill set of getting eyes on the your offer to create content, OR eyes on the content you have created for work.

    Hope that Helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter42
    Hey, so because you've completed a digital marketing course does that mean that you want to work for a company, or do you want to be an internet entrepreneur and go it alone? It's difficult to give you advice without knowing what the course covered, but if I were you and had gotten the skills under my belt that you have from completing your course; then I'd use those skills to start an online venture of my own.

    I hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Harsh Joshi
    If you are not doing job or internship. So you can started your career as a freelancer in a digital marketing feild so many people work as a freelancer and earn money. So you should start your career in digital marketing as a freelancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author LilyMunday
    You mentioned that you have been writing copy for your own six websites. This would be a good time to get a part-time job for someone in digital Marketing to pay your bills while you expand and put affiliate links on your websites.

    You could hire out to write copy for other people on their websites.

    By promoting your websites on social media you will make a name for yourself and slowly an income.
    Read everything you can get your hands on about this fast-changing industry until you find one niche that you want to be in.

    Just a few ideas to get you going.
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  • Profile picture of the author sumon99
    To advance your career it's a good idea to think about getting training in at least one or two specialty areas unless you're in or gunning for management, in which case you'll probably need to know quite a bit about them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author saman afzal
    if you are done with the course its good to join any firm for internship or as a junior worker. It will help you to gain more knowledge about the field under the supervision because it can be very early to start freelancing.
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  • Originally Posted by Isaque Mohammed View Post

    Hi,
    I recently completed a course in Digital Marketing and left my previous job to explore this industry.
    But I am not sure what to do next except keep applying for internships.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Hi! I would suggest you do something you really love! And no matter what niche you choose, you should now this will be a long journey. Don't be afraid...it's the most important thing that you love the journey.

    My advice to you is that you take actions every day and be consistent. Of course you should take advantage of what you have learned

    Have an awesome day
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  • Profile picture of the author Shreya Thakur
    There are a wide range of digital marketing jobs out there means there are a huge areas of career options.
    To Kickstart or advance your career its a good idea to think about getting training in at least one or two specialty areas unless you're in or gunning for management..
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