How To Start A Career In Digital Marketing

How To Start A Career In Digital Marketing


In this video I go through the 7 steps to get started with a career in digital marketing:

1. Read everything
2. Implement what you read
3. Offer your help for free to startups & non-profits
4. Get an internship
5. Find a mentor
6. Attend a marketing conference
7. Get a job at a digital marketing agency

Full blog post here:

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Sujan Patel is the co-founder of Web Profits, a growth marketing agency helping companies leverage the latest and greatest marketing strategy to fuel their businesses. Sujan has over 14 years of internet marketing experience and has led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Sales Force, Mint, Intuit and many other Fortune 500 calibre companies.

Sujan contributes weekly columns for Inc, Forbes and Entrepreneur. He is also a prolific public speaker, delivering keynotes at events like SaaS North, Startcon, and Growth Marketing Conference.

Find Sujan here:
Web Profits (we help companies grow):
Pick.co (Schedule meetings without the back and forth):
Linktexting.com (convert desktop traffic into mobile app downloads):
Mailshake.com (email outreach for sales/marketers):

26 thoughts on “How To Start A Career In Digital Marketing

  1. Excellent video Sujan! As a marketing professional, I’ve been intuitively implementing a lot of these strategies and have seen great results.

  2. Fantastic advice Sujan! I agree with all of these but my all time favorites are #5 Find a Mentor and #2 Implement what you read. I’m glad you are letting folks know that they have to put in the work ūüôā People keep looking for ways to skip that step.

  3. Good vid! It gives a pretty accurate description on how to start your career (not even only in Digital Marketing).
    “Your life is gonna suck, It may be amazing because you’re gonna love what you do”. You have to work hard and do a lot of prep work, but if you do, you will love the end result!

  4. its very much effective for a person to clarify his vision in digital marketing and his future building in digital marketing
    both socially and economically

  5. thanks Sujan great insight . an approach i’ve started. thanks for the links to inbound and growthhackers.
    whats your view of doing a digital marketing diploma ?

  6. thanks sujan Patel for your kind explanation!
    I want to be a digital marketer but I don’t know from where and to start it.
    may I have your help in this regard?

  7. Hey Sujan this is Winston (the new obsession), thanks for this quick video, some great points to be reminded

  8. How do you recommend choosing a channel within digital marketing? ie. social media vs. content marketing vs. PPC, etc. Is there a way to get a little experience in a lot of different channels to see which ones ‘click’?

  9. well said sujan – lotta tips here are the same way i and friends have ‘came up’ into the marketing world.

  10. Having worked with Sujan, I had a tough time making the full leap from step #1 to #2. I’ve changed that and still keep this lesson in mind with every client I work with.

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