How To Get a Digital Marketing Job with No Experience

Would you like to learn how to get a job in digital marketing, even if you have no experience? Today, I'm going to break down how to get a job in digital marketing, even if you have no experience.

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Out of curiosity, how many years of experience do you currently have? Is it zero? Is it one year? Is it three years? Let me know in the comments below, and then, I'll figure out how to help you out in addition to this video content, any questions you may have, I can adjust the responses based on the amount of years you have inexperience.

So, doing digital marketing for a real business is the best way to learn it. Before even trying to sell digital marketing services, or trying to get a job, you got to learn it yourself. Find one area that you can deliver results fast.

So, when you're learning digital marketing, and you want to get a job, remember, the quicker you can produce results, the better off you are. So, I want you to now find a niche to specialize in. An example of this is local industries, like dentistry, real estate, financial services, doctors.

In addition to that, if you read blogs from a lot of the popular marketing blogs out there, and you learn tips from them, you create your own site and you implement what you just learned, you can get firsthand experience really fast, and this can help you get a better experience. And when you're going out for a job, you have to remember, even if you don't have time to create your own websites, what I like doing, this helps get a job quicker than anything else that I've tested, is you do free audits. Even if it's SEO or paid advertising, you can do free audits.

So, for example of this is, I can take a competitor URL and put it into Ubersuggest, go into the site audit report, show them what's wrong, create my own report, send it off to them, and there's a good chance they may hire you for SEO.

You got to look at the mistakes they're doing, what's costing them money, what they can fix, what priority should they make those fixes, and what's funny is, the Ubersuggest site audit report will show you all of that, even if you don't have the most experience out there.

Now, also look at opportunities that they're not leveraging. Are their competitors doing social media marketing, and they're not? Are their competitors SEO, and they're not? And their competitors doing paid advertising, and they're not? Keep in mind, people wouldn't be spending all this money unless it worked.

Always tie your advice back to measurable ROI. This is super important. This is why people use tools like Google Analytics to track the ROI. And what I recommend doing is if you're trying to get a job, charge less than the agencies out there and other professionals in your local area, and I would recommend doing some work for free.

And if you give a little bit away for free and you build that trust, there's a really high chance that they will hire you. Because, look, at the end of the day, your goal is to give clients results, and showing that you're willing to put some skin in the game really helps.

Now, the last thing that I recommend doing for you, if you're trying to get a job in digital marketing is go get your certifications. HubSpot certification, Google AdWords certification, look what other social networks have certifications, whether it's Facebook, or Snapchat, or Reddit, look to see what email programs have certifications. All this stuff will help you get jobs quicker.

And don't just get the certification, try it out on some sites. With Google AdWords, there's a lot of free credit that you can get out there if you sign up for a hosting plan, that's great because learning AdWords is one thing, but actually doing it right versus reading it, which is how most people learn, but doing it and spending the money will make you a much better marketer.

And the reason I said earlier on start with local businesses, or e-commerce sites that are really tiny is because these local sites already compete with other businesses within that region, it's much easier to get results.

I would not try to go out there from scratch and try to do things on a national or global level, because it's going to be much harder. You need to get your feet wet, start getting good, build your confidence up and then dive more into it.

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    16 Responses to How To Get a Digital Marketing Job with No Experience

    1. ELIJAH TOBILOBA October 18, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

      Wow! It’s such an eye opener. You are a real teacher. Please neil can you mentor me on how to be a digital marketing expert ?

    2. directormikkell October 18, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

      Been in digital marketing for 5 years. These are good tips to get started and trusted in the field.

      • Neil Patel October 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

        Glad you think so 🙂

    3. Marketing Harry October 18, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

      These are golden advices, Neil! One can definitely make free audits and learn in the process, so that it’s completely possible to get a job even with less or no experience. That would also require to improve daily in order to earn reputation and build meaningful connections which is everything in the business today.

    4. Fatu October 18, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

      Thank you Neil. I just started social media marketing this month after watching youtube videos on it. Can u guide me how to proceed? Which courses are good and what are the helpful apps for it?

    5. Siddhant Berry October 18, 2021 at 4:07 pm #

      I have 1 year experience in content writing and social media marketing. Do you think i can earn enough in the long run by freelancing my services on these two segments only? P.S. I’m also learning about copywriting so if you can provide any tips on it i’d appreciate it.

    6. info & inspiration October 18, 2021 at 4:19 pm #

      informative as usual

    7. Manoj Agadi October 18, 2021 at 4:25 pm #

      Outstanding Information Sir. I have 6 years Experience. All the tips are very useful for us sir. Omni channel approach is the best way to go like you said in the video sir.

    8. Indian spot October 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm #

      Thanks you so much ❤️

    9. Panagiotis Stathis October 18, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

      I have zero experience in digital marketing, six years in shipping accounting. I have attended the last months a digital marketing diploma from my country which i have almost completed.

    10. Leila Samatar October 18, 2021 at 6:22 pm #

      Thanks for the advice Neil!

    11. Asfar Majeed October 18, 2021 at 6:33 pm #

      Hi Neil, I have zero experience, I have already started certifications, love to watch all ur videos, u are my ideal, plz guide me for further learning. Waiting for your response.

    12. ChoppedByT Podcast October 18, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

      Loved your IG piece today on alternatives to buying followers!

    13. The Edge Marketing October 18, 2021 at 8:49 pm #

      Hi Neil, I love to watch your videos and learning so much from you, thanks so much !
      I want to ask one thing that your content is copyrighted

    14. Jahvail Knight October 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm #

      I been studying Digital marketing for years but never really put into practice
      I always have trouble of which area to start from
      Any suggestions?

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