If you love all things internet and probably even know a thing or two about marketing then perhaps it’s time to consider working as a digital marketer.
If it’s been your dream to find a job that lets you travel the world, going for remote digital marketing jobs is certainly a good direction.
Freelance digital marketing jobs allow you to easily work from a coffee shop, at home, or anywhere you please.
So what can you do as a freelance digital marketer? Here are a few job categories within remote digital marketing jobs:
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- Digital Community Management
- Email Marketing
- Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Management
- Marketing Automation
- Affiliate Marketing
- Social Media Management
To succeed as a freelance digital marketer, you definitely need clients. So to help you get started, we have for you a full list of resources that you can use to find digital marketing remote jobs today.
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But first, if you haven’t quite got the skills yet and want to brush up on your digital marketing knowledge – you can easily do so with a variety of online courses.
Best Courses for Wannabe Digital Marketers
The digital marketing world is constantly changing making it very important for every freelancer who wants to excel in it to keep expanding their skill sets.
Before you start looking for clients, consider taking a few courses to expand your knowledge especially if you have no experience in digital marketing.
There are quite a number of online courses that you can take free or for an affordable fee to keep you at the top of your game.
Let’s take a look at a few good ones:
1. Copywriting skills
Courses on Udemy:
- Copywriting secrets – How to write copy that sells
- Copywriting – Become a Freelance Copywriter, your own boss
- Content is King: How to Write Killer Content for the Web
Courses on Courses on Skillshare:
- Copywriting Basics for Successful Sales: Time-Tested Tactics that Prompt Action
- From Blog to Business: Content, Community, and Working with Brands
- Blogging Basics
2. Email marketing skills
Courses on Udemy:
Courses on Courses on Skillshare:
3. Social media marketing skills
Courses on Udemy:
- Start a social media management business – Financial freedom
- Instagram Marketing: A Step-By-Step to 10,000 Real Followers
- Facebook Ads & Facebook Marketing Mastery Guide 2017
- Social Media Marketing 2017 – Learn PPC on 10+ Platforms
Courses on Skillshare:
4. PPC and SEO skills
Courses on Udemy:
- Ultimate Google AdWords Course 2017–Stop SEO & Win With PPC!
- SEO 2017: Complete SEO Training + SEO for WordPress Websites
Courses on Lynda:
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Top Resources for Remote Digital Marketing Jobs
As a new freelancer, the best place to find digital marketing freelance jobs is on popular online freelance job sites.
There are quite a number of freelance sites that you can try out. Some are really good, while others are really up to no good.
Before you join a site do some background research to make sure that it’s worth your time and effort.
To save you some precious time, here’s a roundup of some of the best freelance sites where you can start finding remote digital marketing jobs today:
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Upwork is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, freelance jobs site. The site has jobs for every type of freelancer that you can think of. That includes digital marketers.
There are thousands of digital marketing jobs such as social media management, blogging, email marketing, PPC jobs, content writing, online community management and so much more.
Jobs available on Upwork are both short or long-term and available on either hourly or per-project basis. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a newbie or an expert in your field, there’s something for everyone on Upwork.
As with any huge site, competition is high so you have to create an impressive profile, bid for the right jobs and write a really good job application to beat out competition.
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FlexJobs is another popular site that is similar to Upwork. The site has numerous freelance digital marketing job opportunities for those interested. Jobs on the site are available on full time, part time or remote basis.
FlexJobs is particularly popular because it screens the jobs advertised on the site to weed out scams. So often than not you’re guaranteed that any job available on the site is genuine.
The site however, comes at a fee for this kind of premium service. You can either pay subscriptions monthly ($ 14.95), quarterly ($ 29.95) or yearly (49.95).
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Freelancer just like Upwork and FlexJobs sees hundreds of jobs posted daily. Just like these two sites you’re required to create a profile on Freelancer to land jobs. However, on Freelancer, instead of bidding for the digital marketing jobs available, you will be required to participate in contests in order to win the jobs.
This may seem like too much work, but, it’s a great way to showcase your skills and even if you don’t win one job, you may impress the client enough to offer you the next job.
Freelancer is a great site for digital marketers who have a competitive edge and are not scared to put their best work forward.
Craigslist isn’t just a site to find cars, houses, flatmates etc. you can also find lots of genuine digital marketing jobs.
A lot of small business looking to hire quickly without the hustle of using jobs boards will normally turn to Craigslist to find freelancers.
It can pay off spending an hour or two daily searching for relevant jobs, you might just land yourself your first client here.
Word of caution though, exercise due diligence when engaging clients on Craigslist. Do some background research on the client before you accept any work just to make sure they are genuine.
To also make sure that you get paid, as the site doesn’t monitor payments unlike the jobs boards, have the client sign a contract before you begin working with them.
5. LinkedIn ProFinder
LinkedIn ProFinder is a marketplace for professionals. The site matches freelancers with companies that have jobs available.
Though quite new, the platform has a growing number of freelance jobs including digital marketing jobs.
What makes this website easy to use is that it pulls information from your LinkedIn page and creates your resume instantly.
To find jobs on LinkedIn ProFinder, you need a LinkedIn account first. Then apply to be a professional (referred to as ‘pro’) on the site. It will normally take between 3-5 days to have your request reviewed. Once accepted, you can start submitting your application to available jobs.
The site is unfortunately, currently only available to businesses and freelancers in the U.S. Hopefully this will change as the site gets bigger and popular.
6. People Per Hour
People Per Hour features all types of freelance jobs that freelancers can bid for. Though bidding for jobs can be tough because most clients will pick freelancers with the lowest rates, as a beginner you will find lots of digital marketing jobs that you can work on and gain experience.
As you gain more experience you can post your services (referred to as “hourlies”) and sell them to clients at your preferred rates.
To get started simply register on the site free and then create your online portfolio on the platform. You can then start bidding for jobs and also sell your hourlies.
Guru attracts freelancers with various skills based anywhere in the world. As a freelance digital marketer you can find various jobs suitable for your skill sets and experience level.
Search for digital marketing jobs under the sales & marketing category. You’ll then find digital marketing such as AdWords, PPC, SEO, Internet Marketing, analytics, etc.
The number of jobs on Guru are not as many compared to other freelancing websites. However, the advantage is that the few available jobs on the website have a higher quality, with better pay.
The site is growing in popularity and you have to create a really good profile if you want to land the best jobs on the site. Take advantage of the site’s feature to showcase your past work experience.
The site also matches freelancer with relevant jobs daily allowing you to keep up with new jobs whenever they are added.
8. Working Nomads
Working Nomads is a site dedicated to digital nomads who want to travel while working. The site curates remote work opportunities from companies that allow employees to work from anywhere around the world.
There are plenty of categories to choose from including marketing, sales, development, legal, writing, management, etc.
The site lets you subscribe to job notifications in a category of your choice, this would be marketing for you. You will then receive daily job alerts on available remote digital marketing jobs delivered right to your inbox. This service is free.
Inbound.org is not a jobs board per se but more of an online community for marketers. The site members however, will post available marketing jobs from time to time.
Why is it good for you?
As a newbie you need to fully understand the digital marketing industry and there is no better way to do so than being in a community of industry experts.
Inbound.org is a great platform to find curated articles and tips relating to the digital marketing world.
SimplyHired curates freelance jobs from around the internet. This gives the site an expansive selection of jobs. Jobs on the site are constantly updated giving you a better chance of finding a suitable digital marketing job.
You don’t have to join the site to start finding jobs simply run a quick search using date, relevant keywords, company name, your education or experience. The site will then generate the most relevant listings for you.
You can still choose to join the site for free and post your resume on the site, sign up for email alerts and save your searches to apply to jobs later.
Remotive.io posts jobs from companies looking to hire remotely. Most of the jobs are from startups and tech companies. Job categories on the site include marketing, sales, engineering, human resources, and a few other areas.
Each job listing also includes contact and social media information of the hiring company to make application for the job easy for you.
12. Remote OK
Remote OK is another great site for freelancers who are interested in becoming digital nomads. The site curates remote jobs only. The site is updated on a daily basis.
You can find all kinds of remote digital marketing jobs by simply searching the site or subscribing to daily email alerts.
CloudPeeps is an online platform that connects freelancers with businesses looking for the best remote work talent.
To find clients offering digital marketing jobs you have to join the site and become a ‘peep’. You can then add your services and set your hourly, one-time or fix rate. You can also search for jobs by category, type of work, salary range and availability (full time, part time etc.).
While joining the site is free, unfortunately, with a free account you can only send up to 3 proposals per month. For $19/m you can send 10 proposals or choose to pay $49/m and send unlimited proposals.
Indeed is a popular jobs board that curates jobs from UK and US businesses. The site covers an extensive range of job categories including customer service, writing, date entry, graphic design, legal, finance and certainly digital marketing.
You don’t have to create an account on Indeed you can simply search for jobs using categories, keywords, location or salary range. You can also get daily job notifications from the digital marketing category in your inbox if you subscribe to the site’s email list.
15. Mashable Jobs Board
Mashable Jobs Board is the official jobs board by Mashable a popular digital media site. This is a perfect place for freelance digital marketers to find jobs as it’s dedicated to connecting digital marketers and social media managers with relevant clients.
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Digital Marketing Groups
Joining relevant social media groups is another fantastic way of finding digital marketing jobs. The advantage of finding clients on social media groups compared to freelancing job sites is that clients here tend to pay higher rates. You also get to save on freelancer fees charged by the online sites.
There are so many groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. Find a few relevant ones and join them. The secret is to identify your ideal client and then ask yourself what kind of groups would they be interested in. These are the ones you should join.
Groups are also great for networking and meeting other digital marketing freelancers and industry leaders. You get to learn from the experts.
Let’s take a look at some popular ones that might be of use to you.
Disclaimer: These are some groups that have been recommended to us but we have not tried these particular groups ourselves.
- Digital Marketing Questions: This niche Facebook group is great for new freelancers who are just starting out in digital marketing. You will find lots of useful tips to help you understand the industry and do your job effectively. Whether you have questions regarding SEO, Social Media management, PPC, analytics, copywriting etc. you will find willing experts to answer you.
- The eCommerce Group: This private group targeting eCommerce experts, vendors and online store owners. Members discuss digital marketing topics such as SEO, social media strategy, eCommerce best practices etc. to help store owners run effective businesses.
- Marketing Jobs: This group is useful for any freelancer looking for relevant digital marketing jobs such as online advertising, inbound marketing, marketing and PR, internet marketing, social media, promotions etc.
- SEO SEM Social Media (Digital Search & Internet Marketing): This group is full of industry experts who will help you understand various digital marketing strategies such as SMO, SMM, SEO, keyword research, PPC etc. The group is great for both newbies and seasoned digital marketing freelancers.
- Marketing Pros: The group welcomes anyone practicing online marketing, inbound marketing, social media marketing, content marketing, email marketing, SEO, SEM/PPC, advertising, marketing automation and public relations. The group provides rich information regarding industry trends.
- Digital marketing: This is a group dedicated to digital marketing, social media, mobile marketing and PR professionals. The groups updates various relevant jobs and events in these industries that might interest you.
- eMarketing Association Network: This group is run by the eMarketing Association and welcomes anyone interested in digital marketing. It’s a great group for updates on available certifications and online e-courses to help you upskill your digital marketing skills.
Finding a digital marketing client doesn’t have to be so hard, you simply need to take advantage of all the resources available to you and put in the work.
With this extensive list of freelance digital marketing jobs resources you should be on your way to winning your first client!
Have you found your first digital marketing client already? Which job hunting strategy did you find most useful?
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