Hey, it is a great question to ask. Congratulations… I will let you know in a while why I congratulated you.
It is because you are not just going after the price of any course or method i.e. the one with least cost. But are actually also evaluating how to get maximum out of learning digital marketing for free and moreover if learning digital marketing for free makes sense to you or not.
Not only this, this also means that you have good understanding of Digital Marketing as a career option, its huge and wide scope and the kind of growth the industry is experiencing.
And I must assure you that you are at right place where you will get perfect answer for your question “How I can learn Digital Marketing for free”
Ways to learn Digital Marketing for Free
There are many ways different ways that one can learn digital marketing for free. We have ourselves listed down 21 ways to learn digital marketing for free.
However, before you move to check the 21 ways to learn digital marketing for free, you must understand that the efficacy of the medium in teaching you digital marketing properly varies a lot from individual to individual.
Most Effective way to Learn Digital Marketing for you
Effectiveness of any free medium to teach you digital marketing depends on how suitable is the medium to you. Let the elaborate this to you.
Every individual learns in three different ways:
- Learning by Seeing
- Learning by Listening
- Learning by Reading
Now the above three things are not something I have made up, but are highlighted in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) our brain follows.
NLP essentially identifies the way a brain of any individual receives information.
We receive information in all three ways, however, one way is more prominent than the other in individuals. For eg: I understand more when I listen to things.
Hence, the choice of free medium to learn should exactly depend on how you perceive/receive information i.e. what way is the best for you.
When you check the 21 ways, you will find that there are a lot of audiobooks, eBooks, Webinars, Videos etc. mentioned there.
Let me specify which method is best for which kind of individual:
Every individual learns in three different ways:
- Learning by Seeing: Videos, Infographics, Seminars, Webinars etc.
- Learning by Listening: Audiobooks, Podcasts, Audio clips etc
- Learning by Reading: Blogs, Books etc.
Broad ways to learn digital marketing
Apart from the above demarcation, there is another demarcation on how you can learn digital marketing on the basis of learning technique
There are two ways to learn Digital marketing online for free.
You can opt any one according to your requirement and resource available.
1- Self Learning
2- Digital Market Experts
While learning digital marketing with the help of experts is obviously beneficial and much more effective, easy and more fulfilling, learning digital marketing through self-learning is much more challenging and difficult.
This is the precise reason that in this blog we shall focus on how you can make learning digital marketing self-learning fruitful, result oriented and an enjoyable experience.
How to study Digital Marketing through Self Study or Self Learning
Believe me you, that I am so happy that you are still reading this blog. It speaks volumes about the kind of motivation you have to learn digital marketing.
It is just great that you have decided to learn Digital Marketing by yourself.
Learning Digital Marketing on your own is not that easy and hence you need to go through the next section of this blog very carefully.
I have identified the potential issues that you might have. So, you need to worry, I will prepare you well before you start your journey to learn digital marketing by yourself.
As you know that there are many ways and resources from where you can do self-learning.
But, before that, you should know few basic but very important things which generally people say that they know but when it comes to carefully and articulately applying it they just give up.
So, lets check them one by one to prepare well for learning digital marketing by yourself for free:
Never give up
While doing online courses you will be facing many problems but, it’s OK.
Learn from one site try to cross check from the other related sites as slowly everything will be fine and you will win the race have patience. Try to understand things one by one and apply it.
Don’t depend on one link or Study Material/Source
Don’t just depend on one link or website try to search new links and figure out the digital marketing experts’ material, visit their website and refer to their notes. Whatever you well.
If you are doing self-study it’s very important to make notes what are you studying. For saving time you can also Bookmark the sites, download the eBooks, search good PDF, videos and save them for reference.
Keep Eye on Updates
As Google or any other search engine keeps on updating the content. Every day new changes occur so before reading the content check the date of posting. The content should be fresh and updated one.
The above mentions are 4 basis points which according to me you should keep in mind before opting Self-study.
For making your task bit easy I have listed down the ways through which you can learn Digital marketing by yourself. I am sure this list will help you.
Include other students in your journey
let’s understand, self-learning is a lonely experience. And by the nature of us being human, we have a tendency to love being social. So, in order to stick to your lonely path of learning digital marketing by yourself you need to do specific activities to include others in the journey. What is better than getting people who share similar interest. Not only this, with other guys learning digital marketing, you can get new ideas, learning and experiences. So go ahead and include them in your journey.
Share your success
Since learning digital marketing by yourself can be dull and lonely experience, you need to bring some excitement into it. So, sharing success helps a lot. Firstly, it gives you a sense of achievement and hence brings motivation. Secondly it makes you responsible towards your audience who are tracking your success. So, don’t forget to share your success. Also, this would help you to find people who share similar goals.
Pick practical assignments for free
Now digital marketing is more practical than theoretical. So executing what you have learnt is very important. Now since you lack solid credentials and authority, you will my get practical assignments for earning. Hence, I suggest you pick them for free. Also with that even if you falter, people are not going to shout on you as you have zero commercial interests.
Engage yourself in Free internships
Continuing from the above, if you can get internship for free, it will be a boon. Firstly, it solves your issue of having people with similar interest along. Secondly you also get practical assignments. Thirdly, there is an aspect to have guidance, which is very important. Fourthly, there are high chances that you might get a paid job at the same place for you do well internship.
Choose a Mentor
Believe of all the things, this is probably the most important thing that you can do. The reason for this is that this mentor that you choose is going to help you follow the other 9 points. He will help you to Structure your learning. Will, keep you updated so as to let you know what to learn and what not. Will, help you to get practical assignments. Will also help you to get internship. And after you have learnt, he might also help you secure a good professional career in this. So, having the mentor is so much important.
Map your Growth Path
Being lost in the humongous amount of information is very easy. However, if you know your travel path, it becomes easy for you to stick to the plan. Hence always map your growth path. It will help you to stay motivated. Also, it will help you to understand the what next aspect of your learning. This in turn helps you to stay up and running on your learning digital marketing path.
See learning digital marketing by yourself can be long tedious task. So you need to put in the extra effort.
The fact that you are trying to save on investment, you have match that investment with extra effort and time.
Hence it is very important that you try and ease up the long tedious journey to learn digital marketing.
The above points if kept in mind and followed rigorously will help you to make and turn the entire learning journey into a pleasant and enjoyable experience.
And guess what, I am trying to make your task easier.
If you are convinced and looking for a mentor, apply and scout for a mentor here. But my goodies are not over, Growth Pixel also offers internship programs for learning individuals. You can apply for internship here.
So, best of luck for your journey to learn digital marketing. And I hope it is enjoyable. If you need any help, or have any queries during this journey, just mail us up on [email protected] or [email protected]
Keep Learning! Keep Rocking!