Udacity's Digital Marketing Nanodegree

Will taking Udacity’s Digital Marketing Nanodegree be helpful to my career?

Why did I decide to take a Digital Marketing Course from Udacity?

Towards the end of my degree, I had started to learn about Web Design and began making my own websites. I loved learning about Web Design and was also taking an interest in Digital Marketing. I even landed my first paying web design client. Ever since then, I have been making a little money by designing websites for small businesses and startups. While I have had a lot of fun doing this, my income was not a lot, and I always wanted to be able to grow my business.

Almost all my web design clients showed interest in Digital Marketing services and I had to turn them all down. Despite dabbling in digital marketing, I was not confident that I could deliver. I also did not want to hire somebody without having sound knowledge myself. Due to the irregular nature of my income, this was not a wise choice.

I never took a course for Web Design because learning outcomes seemed pretty straightforward. I managed to learn from different short videos on youtube and what I learned in my degree helped a lot as well. When it came to digital marketing however, knowledge was all over the place and I had no way of judging where I stand. I knew I needed a structured course. It would allow me not only to learn, but the certification would also give me confidence in my abilities.  

I had decided and now I needed to find the best course for digital marketing. After a lot of research, Udacity’s DMND seemed like the best option for me. It checked all the boxes. I was glad to learn that it has been co-created with companies that shape the digital marketing landscape.

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What are my thoughts after enrolling in the course?

Here is what Udacity says you will achieve after completing the program and after enrolling myself, i’m certain that these are very attainable outcomes-

“Gain real-world experience running live campaigns as you learn from top experts in the field. Launch your career with a 360-degree understanding of digital marketing.”

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I am now almost a month into this 3-month program and I am so glad that i decided to join. The course exceeds my expectations and has given me a lot of positivity for the future.

Since starting the course, my plans for the next year have become clearer. I now want to get a part-time job or an internship in digital marketing for a year or two to get some work experience before i offer these services as a freelancer/business. I know that this will help me provide more value to my future clients.

Considering how the program has affected me, I think this was a smart decision and I feel proud of myself for taking it.

If you want to learn more about the Nanodegree, you can visit – https://www.udacity.com/course/digital-marketing-nanodegree–nd018

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