Essential Skills to Become Pro Digital Marketer

Essential Skills to Become Pro Digital Marketer4 min read

Skills to become Digital Marketer

Many students and working professionals asked me “What skills I need to become a digital marketer”. I have done some research work and added a few skills to become a successful digital marketer. Main Source of this post is Sorav Jain . He is one of the renowned digital marketers in India. He has his own digital marketing agency (echoVME) in Chennai, India.

Content

Content creations skill is the most important skill to become a digital marketer. Majority of the jobs in the digital marketing field are available in the content creation category. Yes, if you can create quality content, your job is done. English language skills are crucial. You don’t have to be William Shakespeare. But, your English should be understandable by the readers who read your content on the web. Like this article.

Skills to become Digital Marketer

If you don’t have Content creation or writing skills, DON’T WORRY. I will tell you how I developed my writing skills now. In 2016 I was not a blogger. But, I have a fair amount of knowledge on computers and technology. Because I am a Hardware Engineer and studied about Networks and Servers as well. I went to the Quora website and created my profile. I started answering Hardware and Internet related questions. My answers were short and had few lines in the beginning. Slowly I started writing long answers. This gave me confidence on WRITING on the web. I started this blog in 2017 and writing on the topics which I am familiar with. You can easily find the grammatical mistakes in my articles. Yes, I have been learning now. If you understand this post by reading. That means I have communicated well.

I purchased The Adweek Copywriting Handbook. It’s an ultimate guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America’s Top Copywriters Joseph Sugarman. Published by Wiley

I recommend you to buy this book. Your writing skills will cement after reading this book.

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WordPress

You don’t have to be a developer. No need to learn HTML, CSS, Web designing, Web Programming and other Website Creation software. But, You should understand how WordPress works. Once if you start blogging on WordPress. Eventually you will understand everything practically as per the time.

Do not confuse between WordPress.com and WordPress.org are different. don’t create a website on WordPress.com. Buy a domain name on your name from any domain registration companies like GoDaddy, BigRock, etc., It costs around 500 Rs for registration. Then, you buy hosting from a hosting service provider.

Personally, I registered my domain on GoDaddy and purchased hosting from Vapourhost

WordPress doesn't require any coding skills. Click To Tweet Design and Develop a Blog on your own on #WordPress Click To Tweet

Graphic Design

Yes, you don’t have to be a graphic designer.

But, Yes! you should understand and analyze how visuals work.

colors, fonts and choosing the relevant images from stock photography websites, need to know the dimensions of the posters for social media websites.

No need to learn designing softwares like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Corel Draw.

We have free tool canva. Through canva, you can create awesome posters for your blog.

I know all the designing softwares. I use those softwares and canva tool as well.

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Data Analysis

You don’t have to be a certified Analytical Specialist. Don’t do a BIG DATA course.

But, Yes! You should understand how A/B split testing works. You can experiment on your blog by Google Analytics. It’s very easy. You need basic quantitative aptitude skills.

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Passion

This is not a skill. But, still adding.

If you are not passionate about digital marketing, you cannot drive digital marketing.

Digital Marketing is not a one time learning thing! Click To Tweet Learn Everyday! Subscribe to some popular Digital Marketing Blogs Click To Tweet

Innovation matters.

Learn digital marketing by doing! Click To Tweet

It’s easy to learn about various techniques. But, the actual learning happens when you put that into practice.

URGE to Learn

Digital Marketing is evolving and it changes overnight. You need to learn everyday! evolve everyday!

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Thank you for reading this blog. Leave a comment if you have any query.

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