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By Admin | 22 Sep 2021

Can I do Digital Marketing for free?

Can I do digital marketing for free?

I will try to give the best in deep answer of this question as it is most asked question in digital marketing field.

This question itself seem to be incomplete to me. Make it clear, would you want to learn digital marketing for free or want it for your business to be done for free?

For both the scenario, I would answer, nothing is free in this world either you pay it through your time or by your money.

Let’s illustrate it with the example.

You need to travel to your office. There will be commonly two means of transport either you use bus or book a cab.
If you are looking for cheaper option you will choose bus which cost you to spend your time waiting for it.
If you want to save your time you will book a cab which will have 10x more amount than bus.


If you want to do digital marketing for free, Then I would say, no you can’t get this too for free. Either you have to learn it by taking the time from your busy schedule or hire the expert.

Can you get digital marketing services for free?

Services cannot be provided for free. The other person is giving time for your business marketing and you need to pay him for his time.

I always recommend people to hire the expert as it lowers the marketing pressure which eventually help you to more in production or actual business.

Do you know, you can buy time by assigning the right person to the right work? Hence, as per your budget hire the agency or a freelancer.

The other question would be, can you learn digital marketing for free?

If you want to learn there will be two options, Learn for free or hire the mentor. If you approach a mentor, he will monitor your business and give you the steps to grow your business online.

Or you can learn it for free from blogs, YouTube channels, podcast etc. When you are learning for free you need to give yourself a time to learn, try, test and improvise.

Here, you need to figure out everything such as best platform for you, which set of audience will give you the sales. Content strategy etc. Don’t get into any conclusion, I am not emphasizing you to choose paid learning over free.

There are so many mentors and coaches out there who build their fake personality as a successful coach. More than half of so-called mentor don’t even have the practical experience of working with businesses and brands for marketing.

Falling for mentors like this will waste your money and time as well (which are the most precious things in everyone’s life) and at the end you will’ve to learn it by yourself only. PLEASE be aware of such kind of mentors.

If you want to learn digital marketing for free you can use following:
Best YouTube channels to learn digital marketing for free:

GARY VAYNERCHUK has a youtube channel named GARYVEE of about 3M+ subscribers. He is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations.
In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports, cannabis-focused branding and marketing agency Green Street and restaurant reservations app Resy.
Gary is a board/advisory member of Ad Council and Pencils of Promise. He is a highly sought-after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.
Channel Link : GaryVee
2) Neil Patel:
This channel is source for all things marketing as stated by them. He has 930K+ subscribers on YouTube.
Neil Patel is a New York Times bestselling author. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies.
He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
Channel Link : Neil Patel
3) Sorav Jain:
Sorav Jain is a digital marketing and social media professional, as well as an entrepreneur. Sorav is on a mission to educate digital marketing to people in rural India, so he created a free Hindi digital marketing course to help people understand why they should use digital.
His free digital marketing course covers the fundamentals, future and career advancement, tools, and skills needed to study digital marketing, SEO, search engine optimization, social media, email marketing, and more.
Channel Link : Soravjain
4) Alok kumar Badatia:
A Digital Marketing Coach & Consultant with a decade of Industry experience. I help Individuals, Startups, Mid-sized and Big enterprises in achieving their career & business objectives.
He promises the viewers to serve and offer top-notch digital marketing industry skills that will not help them to get a better job but also inspire them to start their own business and contribute to the national economy.
Apart from Digital Marketing training, he also shares my business experience and skills around freelancing, building an agency & make money online opportunity.
Channel Link : Alok Badatia
Best websites to learn digital marketing for free:

1) Google Digital Marketing Courses:
Google offers a free online course platform (Digital Garage) on a variety of topics relating to career and company growth.
Digital Marketing training is one of the topics that is thoroughly discussed. Google, for example, provides the following online marketing training courses in detail:
  • Fundamentals of Digital Marketing (includes a digital marketing certification)
  • How to start an online business
  • How to make sure customers find you online
  • How to promote a business with online advertising (Google Ads)
  • How to expand a business to other countries
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Promote a business with content marketing
  • Social Media Advertising
  • YouTube Course (Includes certification)
Link : Google Digital Marketing Courses

2) SEMRUSH Academy:
SEMRUSH is the creator of one of the most popular digital marketing products on the market.
They’ve built an academy with a number of free digital marketing courses to better serve their users and viewers.
Their courses cover all digital marketing disciplines including:
  • SEO
  • Content Marketing
  • PPC
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
Link : SEMRUSH Academy

3) HubSpot Online Marketing Courses:
Hubspot is a renowned digital marketing company that offers a variety of solutions like as CRM, SEO tools, content marketing, and sales.
The following subjects are covered in Hubspot’s online digital marketing courses:
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Contextual Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
Link : HubSpot Online Marketing Courses

Best podcast to learn digital marketing for free:

1) Social Media Marketing Podcast
Michael Stelzner of the Social Media Examiner hosts a weekly podcast where he explores social media marketing with interviews with top marketers.
Duncan Wardle, the former president of Disney’s innovation and creativity, brand consultant Jeffery Shaw, and top YouTuber Evan Carmichael, who has two million subscribers and 300 million video views, were among the recent guests.
Link : Social Media Marketing Talk Show

2) The Business of Digital
Some of the best digital marketing podcasts go far beyond marketing only. Mat Siltala and Dave Rohrer host their weekly, The Business of Digital Podcast, where they cover a variety of topics that cover everything related to content marketing, SEO, analytics, and social media.
Link : The Business of Digital

3) Copyblogger
When most people think of content marketing, they immediately think of the significance of good copywriting. It’s for this reason that the Copyblogger podcast is so helpful.
Darrell Vesterfelt and Tim Stoddart host Copyblogger FM, a weekly podcast. Copywriting, content marketing, conversion optimization, and other topics are examined by a number of professionals.
Link : Copyblogger

Best forums to learn digital marketing for free:

1) Answer the public
2) Quora
3) Reddit
Join specific group as per your interest in digital marketing. Ask your questions and get the answers from industrial experts.

Bonus tip:
If you have a work load then don’t do digital marketing by yourself because as there is a full time job for digital marketers, you can get that there is a lot of work to do, it is not just about posting on social media.
Hire the expert and let him to do his job.
And if you want to learn, find the best mentor. Do not go for training institutions. Personal mentor will be more beneficial if you find the right one.
To find the right mentor the best step is to approach his previous mentee and take a review from his/her. Don’t approach the one who he/she says to.
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