Success As A Digital Marketer
Success means different things to different people. As a digital marketer, I’ve had some time to reflect on what defines success to me. Perhaps after reading my tips, you’ll find something that will help you. After you’ve read the things I think make up success, you might have your own tips, which I would love to hear. There’s only one way to spell ‘success’, but there are many ways to achieve it. You, my friend, can find success as a digital marketer or entrepreneur!
But first, let me explain what you’re about to see. If you’ve followed me or our previous posts, you know that I’ve recently quit teaching. However, it is with that teacher mentality, I’ve created this post. I’ve often taught my students how to create an acrostic poem, specifically in order to help them remember important words or topics. In this case, I’m using the word SUCCESS to show you what it means to me and how I approach it in my business.
Certainly, as I’ve stated above, success looks different for many people. Success could mean financial freedom, meeting goals, creating and sustaining a business, or finding contentment and happiness in any given pursuit. In the world of digital marketing, there are certain things that I have set my compass to attain and I’d like to take a moment to share those things with you. My recipe for success may not look like yours; you might have to tweak the ingredients. However, I am convinced that if you set your mind to being successful, you will find a way. Who? Me? Yes! You!
Start – When I began my online business, I had no idea what direction to take. It seemed like there were roads leading everywhere and there wasn’t a map available to follow. I quickly realized that I just needed to begin somewhere. That’s when I found Wealthy Affiliate. The hardest thing to do sometimes is to begin, but I soon realized that when I found the right springboard, I quickly found out that the map I was looking for did exist. Read more about Wealthy Affiliate here.
Utilize Every Available Resource – Research and learning are two critical steps on the ladder to success. It’s difficult to gain trust and authority if you appear that you’re unsure of what you’re trying to show others. For example, you’ll likely do a little bit of writing in your business. You want your reader to trust you. If you can back up your wisdom with proof, you’ll grow your authority naturally. What a great opportunity it is to be able to share with you one resource that I know you’ll benefit from. “The Digital Marketing Launchpad” is an eBook I co-authored with my friend, David. In it, we discuss many tools (all free) available to you so that you can learn how to create, market, and sell your own digital products. You’ll then be considered a digital marketer, once you have products available to others.
Create Relevant Content – It is said that ‘content is king’. Simply, that means that when you’re considering building a following for your brand, you’re going to have to produce written content. That looks different to many people. For me, I create content in the form of blogging. Whether you decide to blog or not, you’ll want to find a way to direct traffic to your website. Organic traffic is best in my opinion, as it’s free. Interested in ways to increase traffic to your website for free? Check it out here!
Consistency Counts – Something I learned early on (especially if you’re blogging), is that it is important to be consistent in writing. The more you write and publish your content, the more opportunities there are for people to find your work. When that happens, you build your audience. It’s important to update your material on a regular basis so you keep your information current and up to date for your readers. Old content that isn’t updated will, unfortunately, turn your audience away.
Educate Others – One of the greatest feelings of my success is being able to help others. My friend, David and I have worked together to create a helpful tool for others who are looking for ways to succeed in the world of digital marketing. We spent months doing research so that you don’t have to. When we created our eBook, it was with you in mind, friend. We wanted to create a guide that would help both rookie and seasoned entrepreneurs. We’ve also put together our tips and tricks on how to earn money in 2020. We love being able to help others; it’s one of our greatest passions.
Slow & Steady – A pill that all entrepreneurs need to swallow is that building an online business is something that simply does not happen overnight. It requires much work upfront to see results later. In fact, many give up early on and had they just continued a bit longer, they would have found that success was right around the corner. For me, it happened rather quickly, but I feel that being in the right place at the right time has had much to do with where I’m at. Learn more about my story here.
Stay Focused and Committed – Now that you’re aware that this type of gig won’t get you rich overnight, you should learn to enjoy the journey! The secret to becoming successful as an online entrepreneur is knowing that this is a marathon and not a sprint. The work will pay off in the end if you stay focused now. Creating lists of tasks helps keep me on track. I set goals that are attainable and make sure to celebrate even the smallest success. It’s important to acknowledge the smallest gains, as each step represents progress.
It’s true that we all have a definition of success in our own minds. What makes you successful might not be the same kind of success for your brother, your aunt, or your nephew. Just as no two snowflakes are the same, so it is with our own definitions of success. We often let our successes define us. Are you on the path to becoming successful? Don’t know where to begin? Do you want a life of financial freedom? A chance to learn about how passive income could create a different lifestyle for your family? Why not get started today? You can have success as a digital marketer!
Click here for more information on how to begin a journey to becoming a successful digital marketer!
Until Next Time!
“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”
(Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning)
14 thoughts on “Success As A Digital Marketer”
Thank you very much Heidi for her post! I love the abbreviation of SUCCESS that you made! Really creative and extraordinary!
And talking about digital marketers, what do you think is the most important part? Traffic? Advertisement? or Others?Because I honestly want to learn to be a successful digital marketer like you too.
I have been very tired of the rat race (work 9 to 5) that I live today.
Hello! Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment!
Regarding digital marketing and what we feel is the most important part, David and I both agree that it’s traffic. Traffic first and then it’ll lead to conversions, which is also the end game.
We’re enjoying this business and the opportunities that we’re being provided. You can do it as well! Best wishes to you as you navigate your path to success!
Hello Heidi, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I really think that digital marketing is the future and that there is no better time to start with it. You gave me such inspiration to start working on my online business related to digital marketing, thank you for sharing such useful tips and info.
I’m so glad that you found this article helpful and informative! I believe that success can be for anyone who is willing to commit to achieving goals! It’s also great that you’re inspired to pursue your own online business! I wish you nothing but the best in your ventures!
I like how you shared the word SUCCESS. As a digital marketer myself, I totally agree with your article. I’m currently in the “Stay Focused and Committed” phase. After three years and a well-established job, I can say that I am successful in what I do. And by that, I mean not only the financial part but also the fact that I dared as a mother with three children to set foot on completely unfamiliar terrain and start my own business from scratch.
Oh! This is so wonderful! I appreciate you sharing a little about your own success! It is just further proof that success is attainable for anyone who can commit to setting and working toward goals!
Well done on making a living for your family! I’m happy that you found your way to entrepreneurship and it’s working for you! Best of luck to you as you continue in this business!
Hello Heidi. Good to see you share this post on success as a digital marketer. Success is what every digital marketer are hungry for but not everyone of them are ready to follow suit and pay the sacrifices required. It takes a lot of hardwork and consistency just as we have seen from your definition of success and one truly need to start somewhere because a walk of a thousand miles begins with a step. Once we take this step, learn, post relevant contents consistently, build that trust; success is ours.
🥂 to a successful 2020. Happy New Year dear…
You are absolutely correct, Mr. Biizy!
Each one of us can and will see success if we’re serious about attaining our goals. We need to dream big and expect amazing things to happen. Ultimately, we will see and witness amazing things as long as we have our sights set and remain focused and committed. Your advice is also helpful!
Cheers to a wonderful 2020!! Good luck to you!
Success indeed means different things to different people. The way I succeed may not necessarily be the way another person may. I really loved the way you talked about SUCCESS especially with the first letter S.
I remembered when I started out online and the hardest part of it was choosing my direction. But with time I was able to come up with one.
Digital marketing is another thing that have always piqued my interest and I’m glad I found your post. I’ve gone through the Digital Marketing Launchpad and it seems like a real deal.
Thank you for this informative article.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment today! Beginning anything in life is difficult until we can find a clear direction. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do, but we need to take a step forward and start. 🙂
It doesn’t matter if it’s digital marketing, blogging, becoming an entrepreneur, or something totally different; success is real if one is serious about it.
I’m so glad you gained some insight from this post about attaining success. You can do this! Wishing you all the best as you journey forward!
You mentioned everything that is true – I just want to add one extra thing – mindset. People seem to always see problems rather than solutions and this means they are focused on negative thoughts rather than positive ones.
Everybody should reset their mindset, and start thinking,hey I can do it and I will. Keep up the good work,
You are absolutely right in suggesting mindset! (I have an idea for another post like this and will definitely include your idea!) Not just any mindset will do – it must be positive!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m glad you have added your insight; I appreciate it!
Great article that prepares all beginners, at the same time a wonderful reminder for advanced marketers. I like how you also challenged yourself to use the word SUCCESS to structure this article, very unique. You and David are both amazing marketers, it’s great to see you guys in action like that! Also, in one of the other comments someone asked what you think is the most influential factor at the beginning and you answered with “traffic”. I highly agree with that, traffic is probably the number one reason why online marketers fail. If you can crack the traffic puzzle, the other success factors will slowly fall into place!
Thank you for stopping by! We appreciate your comment and are grateful for your kindness! We’re having a blast learning what is working and not working for our business and we want to be as transparent as possible! We’re working on cracking the traffic puzzle – so if you have any advice on that, James, we’d love to hear your input! 🙂 Continuing to work toward success. We also wish you nothing but the best as you move forward in your business!!
Heidi (& David)