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I don’t have a degree can I do Digital Marketing?

Do I need MBA for Digital Marketing? I come from a commerce background or an art background – Is Digital Marketing right for me? These are some of the most common queries that I have seen amongst those who want to pursue a course in digital marketing. 

Other Questions related to Digital Marketing Career:

  1. How to be a digital marketer without a degree?
  2. I don’t have a degree. Can I do a Digital Marketing Course?
  3. Is Digital marketing course right for me?
  4. Do I need MBA for Digital Marketing?
  5. Digital Marketing course for me who don’t have a degree

People often assume that they need to be from a technical background or have some technical skills at least to put on their digital shoes. On the other hand, a lot of those from technical fields feel that Digital Marketing is not for them as they have zero experience in marketing.

Before we understand the prerequisites to pursue this course let me share a few real-life examples of those who have made a career in digital marketing

THE DROPOUT:

Ashwin Ramesh turned entrepreneur when he was 15, starting his own back-end online marketing and web services firm E-business Initiative. He then went on to build and create OrganicApex, a specialized Digital Marketing firm with business units which deal with web services, products, properties and more.

Read his story here Featured in Your story: The Synup story: from cash-flow trouble to raising $6M to fund expansion.

Ashwin Ramesh, now 27, dropped out of college and since he never fancied being desk, he was always ready to accept the mantle of entrepreneurship. Before Synup, he ran an online marketing consulting company. The idea for Synup came from the hitches he faced while scaling it.

You can look him up on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashwinramesh

THE ENGINEER:


Rahul More, videographer & video editor for Web Marketing Academy comes from an engineering background. He is always busy capturing, creating video and image content & documenting it for WMA Events.

His story is rather interesting.

Rahul comes from a small village in district Beed in Maharashtra and was unhappy with the opportunities he got after engineering and he decided to start his own venture in traditional marketing. He was keen or inclined to focusing on digital billboards and hoardings. And so he began researching. During his research, he came across internet marketing that led him to pursue this course.

It was here that he realized his passion for photography and videography. He isn’t a professional nor has he undergone training for this but that is what he is passionate about and loves to do and does best.

Apart from this Rahul is working on Google AdWords projects and is always helping new batches with their projects.

You can look him up on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahulmore9191/

 

I am sure that these stories have smashed the myth that there are no such defined eligibility criteria that you need to fulfill in order to pursue this course.

So what is it that you need to get started with digital?

  1. Basic understanding of the spoken & written English.
  2. Familiarity with Internet surfing.
  3. Basic knowledge of MS Office – Word, Excel, Paint, Powerpoint.

and you are good to go.

I am not saying that your degree is pointless. Having one is definitely an advantage.

its an important factor in your job hunt as it serves the basic requirement and eligibility criteria for getting shortlisted for interviews.

Apart from that, having undergone a graduation course might help you get a better perspective of what you’re learning, and how you’re going to implement or apply it to an industry you work for or have studied about. Having spent three or four years completing your graduation (depending on your course, of course) gives you better insight about what you want to do with your life or how would you like to shape your career path.

Nevertheless, none of these are factors that directly influence your choice to choose to do digital marketing.

For how many of us are actually happy with our degrees, marks, and jobs?

Remember, you don’t just choose a course. You choose what you want to be.

Choose a place that helps you realize and fulfill your potential.

Skills can be learned and developed!

Hence, we here at WMA don’t just focus on imparting subject knowledge and it’s practical implementation to our students, but:

  1. On their overall personality development.
  2. Preparation for Interviews.
  3. Help them realize their passion.
  4. Encouraging them to follow their passion.
  5. Mentoring them – beyond digital marketing.
  6. Build confidence.
  7. Events like potlucks, etc. to make them more outgoing.
  8. Events to help them network with others in the industry.
  9. Explore new technology – like VR, Alexa!
  10. To do things right. NO SHORTCUTS.

EDUCATION BEYOND CERTIFICATION!

We would love to answer all your queries related to Careers in Digital/Social Media.

Give us a call to find out if Digital Marketing course is right for you: Call: Mobile: +91-8792299538

E-mail: suresh@webmarketingacademy.in

Suresh Babu

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