16 Skills That Make You A Proficient Digital Marketer

16 Skills That Make You A Proficient Digital Marketer

For many people, digital marketing is a dream job. And if it isn't yet, then it might be after I tell you digital marketing is a job you can do anywhere, and exactly how I'm able to make a living as an expat entrepreneur in Belize.

With the onset of many technology company perks and telecommuting jobs, digital marketers can make a six figure salary, have unlimited vacation and enjoy a flexible schedule that allows them to work from home — or even across the world as a digital nomad.

If you’re looking to get a new job as a digital marketer this year, make a career change, leave a desk job to travel as a remote digital worker, or improve your skills at your current digital marketing job — I’m here to help. I was able to grow my digital marketing career and take the plunge in 2016 to start my own business and travel and work in another country as a remote digital marketer.

Here are the essential 16 digital marketing skills I learned throughout my career that helped me advance in my digital career and ultimately start my own digital marketing agency:

9 Things I Learned in Journalism School 15 Years Ago That I Use in My Content Marketing Career Today

9 Things I Learned in Journalism School 15 Years Ago That I Use in My Content Marketing Career Today

Fifteen years ago, journalism school looked vastly different than what I imagine it is today. For starters, we were taught nada, zero, zilch about the internet and social media was years from existing. My entire journalism education revolved around print publications — the college newspaper and magazine. We were taught how to interview people on the phone or in-person with a tape recorder (!), to structure a story that was compelling, and to lay out the story in InDesign before it went to the printer. Both publications sat in newsstands across campus, and I kept every single edition I had put grueling hours into, I suppose in fear that I could lose a piece of myself if I failed to collect a pile of outdated college news on my bookshelf at home.