When i first started to learn about digital marketing a few years back I was hooked and I thought to myself that this is what I want to do next. I have been trying to become a successful digital marketer since then and I followed the wrong people teaching wrong things just to sell their courses.
Some were alright and I learned a few things the right way as well. I have failed a lot and had few successes during my journey.
A big mistake that happened in the beginning is that I was taught to act like an agency and not a freelancer so I can get leads through my so called “agency” website and try to convert them. The problem with this of course is that I was not a real agency. I did not have the proper government license to work as an agency and I found out that I won’t be able to get paid without sending my client official receipts.
I did not know what to do. I started the wrong way and got confused. I decided the best thing to do is to learn from credible online programs that can get me certified and put me on the right path. I did my research and found a lot of testimonials from big corporations in the digital marketing space recommending Udacity digital marketing nanodegree program. I checked it out and found that it was exactly what I need to progress in my career. I started right away and learned a lot more than I did before on digital marketing and I learned about freelancing which enabled me to finally do what I love to do the proper way, secure more clients and get paid on time.
If you are looking to start a career in digital marketing or just want to learn digital marketing to help your own business grow. Then I would highly recommend you start with Udacity course, learn from my mistakes and save your time. Save other people time too by sharing this post and if you know someone specifically interested in digital marketing then share it with him/her.