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Advice from a Digital Marketer | How to Start a Freelance Career in Social Media Marketing in 2020

.. You know the rest. So a lot of you Are under a lot of pressure right now and facing a lot of anxiety because of The jobs scenario in the country, A lot of you – have lost your jobs or some of Them are on indefinite leave, don’t know when you’re going back and it can cause A lot of problems – and there are so many people at this moment, looking for work, From home jobs, freelance opportunities and jobs that basically won’t put them Out of a job with a scenario like this Well, I’m here to help There is an industry Right now, which is the best to be a part of That industry, is Digital Marketing.

Digital marketing is so vast. There are so many careers within this industry. I myself Work in a digital marketing agency in Mangalore called Alter Marketing. Management as a Social Media Specialist, Now digital marketing itself is so vast. It gives you a world of opportunities, and not just with regard to salary. All Brands all companies right now are on the digital sphere, because you’re on it And they’re not going to stop anytime soon.

So what are you waiting for? Get Into the digital field, right away, Now, keeping this in mind Alter Answers is Here to help you out What we thought is we’ll help you explore, learn and find the Right opportunities within digital marketing and to do that, what we’re Going to do is we’re going to spend an entire week sharing with you tips, tricks Amazing resources and even conversations we have had with experts in the industry, Who learned without having an educational background in that field? So Imagine how much help it is going to give you.

So what we’re going to do is Basically help you tell you where to start how to start, And where do we start now? We’re going to start with one of my favorite careers within digital Marketing industry, which is Social Media Marketing, If you don’t know how Important of a career social media marketing is right. Now I have attached a Link in the description please go and read, it and you’ll definitely know So to Talk about social media marketing.

I have with us a social media, marketer who’s Name is Rachit Hegde. He is a Facebook Certified Lead Trainer. He’s a Facebook Ad specialist and a lead generation specialist: He is the Co-Founder of The Small Business Project, which is based in Mumbai and he’s an Expert in something called as Performance Marketing, which is basically designing. Setting up and running ads for various companies, including healthcare, fitness As well as events, Fun fact-, if you’ve known the biggest TEDx event that Happened in Asia, which is TEDx Gateway, which happened in Mumbai, The Digital marketing, social media marketing, especially was done by Rachit and his Team Now it is amazing that we’re getting to talk to someone like this, but the Best thing about him is that he started out not after he went through a lot of Courses He started out first when he was an engineering student and he was in Charge of a battle of the bands event in his college and he wanted to promote it.

And he used Facebook and social media management practices to do it, which makes it very, very interesting and I’m sure, you’re very interested to find out how He started out So guys join me in saying Hello, Rachit, Hey Disha. What’s up How Are you doing I’m doing great? How are you doing I’m keeping well? Thank you. Okay, so thank you so much for joining us today. It’s great to have you here, The Pleasure is mine Disha.

I know it is Rachit. I know it is Anyway, I’m going to get straight to the first question, So I Know that you don’t have a background in marketing, You are an engineer by Profession and yet you choose social media marketing as a career. So what Exactly influenced you to choose it as a career or get into the field of social Media Well, first and foremost, I, like I like people I like dealing with people, And I’m very fond of technology and along the way, I think I like being Backstage working on a product or service and seeing it come to life, and I Think, somewhere along the way, you know a bridge between technology, people and Marketing got me into digital marketing.

We you Know the story about you, starting out your first gig as a social media. Marketer was when you were handling battle of the bands. Can you Tell me something about that Yeah, so I think it was. It was about six.. Six years. Ago I think it was my fourth year in college, the third or fourth year in College – I don’t remember, but I was actually made to organize an event. Called the Battle of the Bands, You know the logistics, putting it together and Also, the marketing and we were tight at tight with budgets back then right and We wanted to see how we could make do with the resources in the best possible Way – and I remember back then about six years ago, I spent like a hundred or 200 Rupees on on Facebook Ads – and you know I saw some numbers come up, so I think that Was a curious start into digital? For me, That’s really good to know, and I’m glad that you started out that Way, it’s a fun story to tell as well.

You spent a lot of time learning digital Marketing and social media marketing, so can you tell us what? How exactly did you Learn the tools and develop the skills to become a social media, marketer Well, To learn courses, there are multiple courses available online, Free and paid Depending on what you want to go for it depending, if you have a budget or not, I Think going through those courses and actually applying it and working on A portfolio because that makes a big difference.

Fortunately, for me, I reached Out to a couple of friends who were starting out their own businesses and Also people who had taken up to their family businesses So that way for me, I Got a chance to experiment and explore and try out whatever I was Learning on these different, you know these different businesses and that Became my portfolio right, It would be difficult for me to go. Get a client Because I would not have any credibility, but this way you know I was doing as Much as you know, these people got their work done at no cost or probably free It was actually a bigger favor for me to have a portfolio to present to people.

Beyond that, Let me ask you a more basic question: Because a lot of people don’t really know what a portfolio is and how Important it actually is, so if you can tell us what a portfolio is and how Exactly you built your portfolio a little more specifically, if you could Do that for us All right, so a portfolio could be very specific based On which vertical of digital marketing you want to go to because, like I said, Digital marketing is a large, you know it’s a large field, it has its own Verticals within it, You could be a person specializing in Facebook ads in Search engine optimization in affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, You Could also be building websites in general, which is your basic web Development right – and it depends where you want to showcase your, how you want to showcase your portfolio but, more importantly, where a portfolio Stands out is if you are able to showcase how you were able to present or You know showcase a growth of a business.

You associated a partner with from point A to point B during the time you are, you know you helped and worked on it. Right so that gives a better vision or sense of better standard for people. Wanting to understand what a portfolio is supposed to look like, So just to simplify, basically a portfolio, is you know your practice? It’s like a practice pitch. You create a lot Of things based on your experience and then you have it to show for your Clients in the future right Yeah best practice, because also you need to show The right kind of portfolio going forward, For example, if I have a Portfolio, for example, of of ten different kinds of businesses and if two Or three of them could be portfolios of real estate and, if I’m not too keen on Working on the real estate side, although I might have worked on it, it’s not Something I’d necessarily want to show as my portfolio, So I’ve heard that you Went to a lot of friends when you started out to get their portfolio, I mean to build your portfolio, you kind of went to them and asked if you could do Their website is that true Yeah, it worked both ways.

They said: “, hey, you’re, Doing this, your jobless, why don’t you do this?”? I said “, Yeah, great” and also I requested People, if I could try out what I was learning on their Businesses, because I was also certain that it was going to work and also it It didn’t come to all these people at a cost, so they were willing to Experiment also, So it was a win-win situation. Both ways.So portfolio is really really important when you are starting out as a social media marketer.

Yes, it goes. It holds much higher weightage than any certifications you get online. They don’t Matter: Okay, so now you’ve been in the industry for a while. Now can you tell me How long it actually takes for a freelancer to make money out of working As social media marketer as a freelance Well honestly, since I got into Digital marketing, my first three months, I think, was a lot of learning on pure Basics and it and I kept learning I I started taking projects three months.

I Mean three months into the learning phase. So if you ask me, I think I Actually started, you know making my first buck as a freelancer, probably five Months after I began my learning process, It could have begun earlier too, and This is something I would like to share you. I don’t think anyone needs to be in A hurry to earn that quick buck, because the way I look at it there are enough Businesses around us, everybody needs marketing, it’s not a big deal.

If you go Out there and actually get a client, I mean it’s really nice, but you know it’s Not too difficult What actually matters is getting the right kind of client by Showcasing the right kind of work. So if you actually end up working on yourself, Understanding tools and processes better in digital and are able to build your Portfolio well and then go and get a client that that would be a normal flow.

But if you ask me six months, I think it took me six months. I could have done it. Earlier I just chose not to That’s nice, but for people who are looking for something more specific. How much would someone with your experience make in a month just to be just to know how much that would be Sure as a freelancer, you know You can a freelancer can bill a client or a brand at you know: 20,000 Rupees a Month to 50,000 Rupees a month, even a lakh, a Month, so it depends on how much work you can handle if you can Handle two or three clients who are paying you about 40,000 Rupees a month.

Yeah, you can learn about a lakh and 40,000 Rupees a month as a freelancer, but then Again, you know, being a freelancer. Has your pros and cons, I mean you’re, a Single man team, which is going to be difficult because you can’t you know Take days off you’re going to be, you can’t handle the crisis of three Clients at the same time, so it has its pros and cons, but yeah I mean it. Depends on the individual, so anything between like say, even if you charge Three different clients: ten thousand rupees each.

You can start with at least At a thirty thousand rupees a month, So as a freelancer, you can make 30,000 a month. That’s really good! Ok, so now to get into something more Serious Now, once you developed the tools and you developed the skills to be a Social media marketer. How? And where did you find the clients? Because you know They’re not like sitting there waiting for you. How did you find your clients To be honest, with you most of my clients, I found that at a party My First client I found out at the bar quite literally and most of them, but When that that’s quite true right, I think for me personally, personal Connections has worked a lot because if you’ve done work for somebody and you Know, there’s a very and if they’re happy, there’s a very high chance that they Will refer you to their peers in their network because again, if you refer Someone good you know it’s a pat on the back as well right, because a good Referral goes a long way.

Apart from that, I did. I did use different Facebook Groups I mean everyone should be aware that every city town has some localized Facebook group or the other right where people are probably wanting something to Sell wanting a service or wanting help or whatever Every city has it a Bangalore has it Bombay, has it Bangalore, has even more localized groups for every Area like in Indranagar will have their own groups right so tapping into these Groups and not selling your products right, You want to be offering value.

People will post a question or a problem on their group. Go there help them out. Get on a call with them solve that problem. For them you never Know I mean if you manage to build a trust which I think, for me at least, has Been the biggest in a factor, because if you, if you give someone value, they are Able to trust you and they would like to work with you in the long run and then Referrals come So word of mouth is the best way to you know to get across your clients, but to make a start, you have a lot of Facebook groups that you know where People inquire and also there are there are freelance platforms: upwork.

Com Freelancer.Com are platforms, they are very competitive. You need to be, you know, Good at closing your deal to be able to get your projects on on these platforms. Because it’s a bidding, it’s a bidding way. It’s a way. You bid for a particular Project and at the same time, it is how you communicate to them to actually land Your gig, so these things matter on on platforms like this, but why I choose to Prefer, like you know, a Facebook group over and up work personally, and this is What’s worked for me is because, if I, if I establish a connection over a Facebook, Group – I don’t know it’s just that I feel there’s a friendly approach already, if Someone’s on Upwork or on freelancer.

Com, the chances of them There, on that platform for a one-time, gig is very high right On any of the Other blogs, you could look at having associating on a longer period of time. But it’s not entirely true, because you know what if I I recently did a gig on Upwork where the client said: hey, listen, I’m calling you the next time. I’r Launching this, so you know it depends on your rapport with the client Okay, so I guess, like you know, it was very interesting that you said that you Started with you know, socializing with people and that’s how you found your Clients – but I guess now, with the lockdown pandemic social distancing, that would Be impossible, So the best bet would be Facebook groups and freelancing websites & job sites, like you said, so that’s really helpful.

Thank you and The next question I have for you is, you know: a lot of people say that having a Mentor in a certain industry that you’re entering having a mentor is a Great thing, because they’ll help you, because they have experience in that Field, so do you think that having a mentor is you know, is required for Someone who’s starting out. It’s a tricky question. I can speak for myself. I don’t think it’s important to have a mentor.

I don’t think it’s important to Be confined to one person for all your advice and needs. I think it’s important To have an open mind, get your information and resources and You know advice from different people, irrespective of the kind of expertise or Industry they come from because you never know where you can find value and Pickup some information and work on it. Having said that, I do come across you.

Know I mean I’m sure we all do come across times where we, you know, we Glorify a certain personality or a person, and we are enamored by the kind Of work they do, and you know we go crazy about that. Right and it’s normal to feel that way, and I feel that too, at times with Certain people and the point is I’m aware of it, and I also choose not to be Attached to that – and I think that’s important Literally a few days ago, I was Sitting with a eight-year-old, you know helping the eight-year-old on on Something on the computer on a tool and that eight-year-old taught me a tool.

I Was really searching for on the internet for a long time right and specifically For my system requirements and I said wow thank you, you made my life a lot. Easier right, So I think anyone who can give you some kind of direction. Irrespective of who they are where they’re from they are your mentor, but Don’t restrict to one That is the best thing I have heard today. I think that we can learn Anything and everything from the people we meet from the books, we read whatever and everything and that’s really good advice.

So you know the life of a Freelancer is really glorified on social media. You know how they tell you that You know you can sit by the beach and you know you have Your laptop and you can work, and you have couples traveling the world and making Money as freelancers, so I just want to know what is the reality behind this What is your experience been like as a freelancer About working and sipping Margaritas by the beach Did you do that I have, but then you know it’s One day in your life, you’re, probably one day in your year, I mean it’s not every Day I mean you have to work, you have to be realistic.

You have to be practical, Right Yeah, there have been a few days like that and I can count the number of Days or probably 2 or 3 days in the entire yeah, but but no you know Especially the freelancer life is over-glorified on Instagram. It is I mean there are two sides: there are true and false sides to it. You have your freedom, So you can literally do what you want. Yes, but the whole flashy cars and you Know big pools the spontaneous traveling, I think a lot of it isn’t actually what It is, I do know, a couple of people who lead such lives and are very good at it.

But I also do know that a majority of people, you know, don’t actually lead Lives like that, so if you ask me, Instagram is Instagram because it’s Supposed to look good people put out their best pictures, That’s very true, okay, so now that we know what your opinion is on that, can you tell me what a day in the life of a social media marketer is a day in your life A day in My life yeah, I mean it’s, I mean just like every other job has its Own challenges and is probably hectic in its own way for us, it’s a lot of screen.

Time right I mean it’s a lot of phone times, a lot of communication and all of That, especially if you’re working on a brand where things are being launched, Posts need to be live, ads need to be live, there’s a lot of coordination and Communication right, so I begin my day by you know literally going over my tasks. Lists and things I need to be done. Normally, I have a preset set of calls. That I have scheduled for the day, which I have to Take make and that’s normally set over the weekend.

I make sure I set my calls. Ahead but then, during the rest of the time, it’s making sure things are going. All right finances are in check, clients are happy, marketing strategies are in Place coordinating with the team and every day is this probably something new A new problem to solve so there’s no definite way how the day goes. But yeah, that’s in a nutshell: that’s how it is, But you enjoy this life that you’re leading as a social media marketer I do I enjoy.

There is some method in the madness here Nice. So is there any book or you know, Resource you would recommend for someone who’s, starting out as a social media. Marketer, because I myself am very interested in the topic. And if I want to Learn usually I pick up a book or two to read about it. I am better with reading books, so is there any book or resource you would recommend You know for a person Starting out on social media and digital marketing, books are a great point to go.

For if you want to understand something in principle, the only way the only Reason is because I feel oh, and this is what I genuinely feel Digital is so dynamic, and technology updates itself so fast that if someone Has to write something down: publish a book. Go for printing, get it on the Shelves I mean that’s a lot of time. Things are redundant, they Are not updated anymore right, so I think, on the Digital side, I personally read a lot of blogs.

I read at least a minimum of 5 to 10 blogs. Every day – and I have to I read from marketing land from social media today, From social media marketing world from SEM Rush has a couple of nice blogs. Written Neil Patel writes nice stuff. Of course everyone knows These are Some of the blogs, because blogs are written more spontaneously and updated Then and there so as opposed to books Books have that principle defined.

I am But if you want to something that you want something, that’s updated, I guess Podcasts or blogs are more up-to-date. Is there any podcast that you listen to? You know religiously, I’m a person that gets bored too Quickly, I need to consume information too, and keep moving over there’s One there’s business voice is a nice podcast, but of course it’s more the business Side of things There’s an interesting podcast by Sean Ellis.

The person who Wrote who wrote the book Hacking Growth? Oh by the way you asked about the book. You asked for books right, so here’s a book called hacking growth by Sean Ellis Which is which is nice Sean has also also has a podcast, I’m not sure what It’s called, I think we can figure it out and we can put it here by But it’s it’s! It’s it’s! It’s a podcast by Sean Ellis and that’s really. Interesting for those looking at scaling startups understanding how the process The behind the stage and the behind the scenes of scaling and growing these Businesses, so that’s that’s an interesting one.

I I’m not getting the Name but yeah, I’m sure we can plug this. I will find it and I will link it here in the article, so they can go and hear the podcast Okay. So now, looking at the scenario you have had experience in this field, based on your experience and the current Scenario, what advice would you give someone who would like to start out as a Social media marketer Still a great time. There are enough businesses that are out There needing these services so yeah, it’s a great time to be getting into Social media, marketing or digital marketing any of these verticals – I don’t Think the person should look at you know making a quick buck, because there’s no Shortcut to it, Learning the tools, well, understanding them.

Experimenting, you know that that’s that’s a process. Someone needs to look Into a look into, and not look at one of these, how do you become a millionaire Overnight schemes, that’s not you, so you know, keep growing I mean, I don’t think, there’s anyone who’s an expert in this field. The industry is so dynamic, there’s so much to learn so yeah, I’m just you know. Adding this to it, what advice would you give your younger self? So when you Started out, if you know, based on whatever you have learned so far, is there Anything you would go back and tell your younger self, you know advice, you would Give your younger self basically! So it depends.

This question: are you asking me Before I did engineering after I did engineering Coz its two different answers, Say after you did Engineering After I did engineering. So after I did Engineering I applied with the two companies. Actually I applied with the Minimalist from Bombay I applied with Facebook, Singapore, Both of which I I got To quite a decent part of the interview I think, for Facebook it was the top Something thirty or something like that for the Singapore role and I think for Minimalist was the reason why I made my first trip to to Mumbai in the first Place – and we had an – I had an interview, I think, with Chirag of minimalist at that Time, I think my objective was to to find a job if I was going to be associated With companies with good visions – and you know, were here for the long run, Otherwise, I would want to choose a freelance route or an agency route that Was my objective? So if I had to do anything differently, that’s going to be Hard because I don’t think I couldn’t I would do it, I’m happy with the way we Are progressing Of course, my there are more micro level decisions.

I would have made differently. Probably I would not have signed off for signed off on certain clients. I would Not have taken on certain work because a lot of clients can slow you down. You Know and hamper your growth so that way, I think I would have avoided certain Certain clients, So now for those who are listening and reading right now, if you could give a few steps to start out as a social media marketer that would make it easy for them to transition and to get into the industry.

What would Those steps be The first first step is to learn, learn, study some courses, There enough courses, free courses online – you can put yourself through a paid Course or you could do a free course, but but then it depends on you know if you Have the bandwidth to go through a structured course and if it suits Your budget, that’s that’s a route you can take If you and soon after doing This course, or while you’re doing this course, it’s important to at least get Yourself, two clients or two prospects, or you know your uncle’s father’s friends.

Business and work on it experiment on it, so you can learn while you’re. You know, While you’re working on it, because you don’t want to be Experimenting on a person who has just given you a business and paid you and You know goof it up right If you do it well, that’s a different case, but you Know, that’s you would want to not. You would not want to get into that kind of A situation Once you finish your learning process finish your portfolio.

Building process and then decide if you want to get into a job, freelance or Start your own business, Each of them have a beautiful career path and you Know and they’re each nice in their own way. It depends if you want to work with An agency or if you want to work with a brand, if you want to freelance yourself Or if you want to build a team together and offer the same services to other People or if you have a product in mind and if you understand digital marketing, You can always sell that product using these skills right, but then you know it Again, I’m going I’m just going back to the first point of having to learn while There are so many courses paid courses out there, it’s not necessary to actually Buy a paid course there’s enough resources for free and, having said that, I mean I mean, and this is despite saying that, because we have our own course too- And and and we follow a very structured approach of how A person can learn Facebook and Instagram ads effectively and also we Teach them how and where to get clients, and you know about proposals and all of That right, So it depends what you want at the end of the day and how well you Are determined to be learning, and that would that that would be a decent start.

Saying, that your course that you launched recently in that course you’re. Basically sharing All of these things that you learnt over the years and you’re making it easy for The people who want to learn so that they can apply it very easily Yeah completely Because I didn’t know a lot of things, I didn’t work at an agency. I didn’t work. I Didn’t have a freelancer to guide me. I figured it out myself.

I compared Business models with other business models, with brands with with the Marketers, I I learned from a lot of different marketers, because one thing in Digital marketing people need to understand, is it’s okay, Learning a digital learning, digital marketing from a course from an Institute because they are teaching your basics, they’re teaching your Fundamentals, but when you learn from another marketer and I’m not just Putting myself on a pedestal, yeah, I’m just generally giving you my perspective.

If you learn from a marketer, you get a different point of view because It’s it’s at the end of the day, the job is very similar to like say a doctor. Right, If you and I have the same illness and we go to two different doctors – those Two doc doctors are going to have a different approach and give it and start And give us different prescriptions right and it’s the same thing with Marketing as well, you might have your approach and I might have my approach.

And they can be completely different and it’s okay to be completely different. But At the end of the day, you want to be learning from people who have tried. Tested those you know the and have tried, tested methods and learn from them. So Which is why I mean we are putting, in a few case, studies we’re putting in examples we’re telling people what to do, what not to do and also tell them what they can do.

Beyond learning it like how they can find a living for themselves, So whoever is reading right now, if you want to know more about Rachit’s course, we will be linking it below in The description, so you can definitely check it out, So I guess Rachit that would be the end of you know the questions that I have for now. I have too many of Them, but I’m still restricted to that much now. Thank you. So much You’ve been amazing.

The advice you gave is very practical and I know that it’s going to Help people who want to start out so thank you so much for doing this. Thank You for taking the time out and joining us on Alter Answers. Thank you, Disha. I was happy answering all these questions. I wish you guys all the best you guys Are doing some really nice stuff? Thank you so much Talk to you soon, then Byee


 

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Advice from a Digital Marketer | How to Start a Freelance Career in Social Media Marketing in 2020

.. You know the rest. So a lot of you Are under a lot of pressure right now and facing a lot of anxiety because of The jobs scenario in the country, A lot of you – have lost your jobs or some of Them are on indefinite leave, don’t know when you’re going back and it can cause A lot of problems – and there are so many people at this moment, looking for work, From home jobs, freelance opportunities and jobs that basically won’t put them Out of a job with a scenario like this Well, I’m here to help There is an industry Right now, which is the best to be a part of That industry, is Digital Marketing.

Digital marketing is so vast. There are so many careers within this industry. I myself Work in a digital marketing agency in Mangalore called Alter Marketing. Management as a Social Media Specialist, Now digital marketing itself is so vast. It gives you a world of opportunities, and not just with regard to salary. All Brands all companies right now are on the digital sphere, because you’re on it And they’re not going to stop anytime soon.

So what are you waiting for? Get Into the digital field, right away, Now, keeping this in mind Alter Answers is Here to help you out What we thought is we’ll help you explore, learn and find the Right opportunities within digital marketing and to do that, what we’re Going to do is we’re going to spend an entire week sharing with you tips, tricks Amazing resources and even conversations we have had with experts in the industry, Who learned without having an educational background in that field? So Imagine how much help it is going to give you.

So what we’re going to do is Basically help you tell you where to start how to start, And where do we start now? We’re going to start with one of my favorite careers within digital Marketing industry, which is Social Media Marketing, If you don’t know how Important of a career social media marketing is right. Now I have attached a Link in the description please go and read, it and you’ll definitely know So to Talk about social media marketing.

I have with us a social media, marketer who’s Name is Rachit Hegde. He is a Facebook Certified Lead Trainer. He’s a Facebook Ad specialist and a lead generation specialist: He is the Co-Founder of The Small Business Project, which is based in Mumbai and he’s an Expert in something called as Performance Marketing, which is basically designing. Setting up and running ads for various companies, including healthcare, fitness As well as events, Fun fact-, if you’ve known the biggest TEDx event that Happened in Asia, which is TEDx Gateway, which happened in Mumbai, The Digital marketing, social media marketing, especially was done by Rachit and his Team Now it is amazing that we’re getting to talk to someone like this, but the Best thing about him is that he started out not after he went through a lot of Courses He started out first when he was an engineering student and he was in Charge of a battle of the bands event in his college and he wanted to promote it.

And he used Facebook and social media management practices to do it, which makes it very, very interesting and I’m sure, you’re very interested to find out how He started out So guys join me in saying Hello, Rachit, Hey Disha. What’s up How Are you doing I’m doing great? How are you doing I’m keeping well? Thank you. Okay, so thank you so much for joining us today. It’s great to have you here, The Pleasure is mine Disha.

I know it is Rachit. I know it is Anyway, I’m going to get straight to the first question, So I Know that you don’t have a background in marketing, You are an engineer by Profession and yet you choose social media marketing as a career. So what Exactly influenced you to choose it as a career or get into the field of social Media Well, first and foremost, I, like I like people I like dealing with people, And I’m very fond of technology and along the way, I think I like being Backstage working on a product or service and seeing it come to life, and I Think, somewhere along the way, you know a bridge between technology, people and Marketing got me into digital marketing.

We you Know the story about you, starting out your first gig as a social media. Marketer was when you were handling battle of the bands. Can you Tell me something about that Yeah, so I think it was. It was about six.. Six years. Ago I think it was my fourth year in college, the third or fourth year in College – I don’t remember, but I was actually made to organize an event. Called the Battle of the Bands, You know the logistics, putting it together and Also, the marketing and we were tight at tight with budgets back then right and We wanted to see how we could make do with the resources in the best possible Way – and I remember back then about six years ago, I spent like a hundred or 200 Rupees on on Facebook Ads – and you know I saw some numbers come up, so I think that Was a curious start into digital? For me, That’s really good to know, and I’m glad that you started out that Way, it’s a fun story to tell as well.

You spent a lot of time learning digital Marketing and social media marketing, so can you tell us what? How exactly did you Learn the tools and develop the skills to become a social media, marketer Well, To learn courses, there are multiple courses available online, Free and paid Depending on what you want to go for it depending, if you have a budget or not, I Think going through those courses and actually applying it and working on A portfolio because that makes a big difference.

Fortunately, for me, I reached Out to a couple of friends who were starting out their own businesses and Also people who had taken up to their family businesses So that way for me, I Got a chance to experiment and explore and try out whatever I was Learning on these different, you know these different businesses and that Became my portfolio right, It would be difficult for me to go. Get a client Because I would not have any credibility, but this way you know I was doing as Much as you know, these people got their work done at no cost or probably free It was actually a bigger favor for me to have a portfolio to present to people.

Beyond that, Let me ask you a more basic question: Because a lot of people don’t really know what a portfolio is and how Important it actually is, so if you can tell us what a portfolio is and how Exactly you built your portfolio a little more specifically, if you could Do that for us All right, so a portfolio could be very specific based On which vertical of digital marketing you want to go to because, like I said, Digital marketing is a large, you know it’s a large field, it has its own Verticals within it, You could be a person specializing in Facebook ads in Search engine optimization in affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, You Could also be building websites in general, which is your basic web Development right – and it depends where you want to showcase your, how you want to showcase your portfolio but, more importantly, where a portfolio Stands out is if you are able to showcase how you were able to present or You know showcase a growth of a business.

You associated a partner with from point A to point B during the time you are, you know you helped and worked on it. Right so that gives a better vision or sense of better standard for people. Wanting to understand what a portfolio is supposed to look like, So just to simplify, basically a portfolio, is you know your practice? It’s like a practice pitch. You create a lot Of things based on your experience and then you have it to show for your Clients in the future right Yeah best practice, because also you need to show The right kind of portfolio going forward, For example, if I have a Portfolio, for example, of of ten different kinds of businesses and if two Or three of them could be portfolios of real estate and, if I’m not too keen on Working on the real estate side, although I might have worked on it, it’s not Something I’d necessarily want to show as my portfolio, So I’ve heard that you Went to a lot of friends when you started out to get their portfolio, I mean to build your portfolio, you kind of went to them and asked if you could do Their website is that true Yeah, it worked both ways.

They said: “, hey, you’re, Doing this, your jobless, why don’t you do this?”? I said “, Yeah, great” and also I requested People, if I could try out what I was learning on their Businesses, because I was also certain that it was going to work and also it It didn’t come to all these people at a cost, so they were willing to Experiment also, So it was a win-win situation. Both ways.So portfolio is really really important when you are starting out as a social media marketer.

Yes, it goes. It holds much higher weightage than any certifications you get online. They don’t Matter: Okay, so now you’ve been in the industry for a while. Now can you tell me How long it actually takes for a freelancer to make money out of working As social media marketer as a freelance Well honestly, since I got into Digital marketing, my first three months, I think, was a lot of learning on pure Basics and it and I kept learning I I started taking projects three months.

I Mean three months into the learning phase. So if you ask me, I think I Actually started, you know making my first buck as a freelancer, probably five Months after I began my learning process, It could have begun earlier too, and This is something I would like to share you. I don’t think anyone needs to be in A hurry to earn that quick buck, because the way I look at it there are enough Businesses around us, everybody needs marketing, it’s not a big deal.

If you go Out there and actually get a client, I mean it’s really nice, but you know it’s Not too difficult What actually matters is getting the right kind of client by Showcasing the right kind of work. So if you actually end up working on yourself, Understanding tools and processes better in digital and are able to build your Portfolio well and then go and get a client that that would be a normal flow.

But if you ask me six months, I think it took me six months. I could have done it. Earlier I just chose not to That’s nice, but for people who are looking for something more specific. How much would someone with your experience make in a month just to be just to know how much that would be Sure as a freelancer, you know You can a freelancer can bill a client or a brand at you know: 20,000 Rupees a Month to 50,000 Rupees a month, even a lakh, a Month, so it depends on how much work you can handle if you can Handle two or three clients who are paying you about 40,000 Rupees a month.

Yeah, you can learn about a lakh and 40,000 Rupees a month as a freelancer, but then Again, you know, being a freelancer. Has your pros and cons, I mean you’re, a Single man team, which is going to be difficult because you can’t you know Take days off you’re going to be, you can’t handle the crisis of three Clients at the same time, so it has its pros and cons, but yeah I mean it. Depends on the individual, so anything between like say, even if you charge Three different clients: ten thousand rupees each.

You can start with at least At a thirty thousand rupees a month, So as a freelancer, you can make 30,000 a month. That’s really good! Ok, so now to get into something more Serious Now, once you developed the tools and you developed the skills to be a Social media marketer. How? And where did you find the clients? Because you know They’re not like sitting there waiting for you. How did you find your clients To be honest, with you most of my clients, I found that at a party My First client I found out at the bar quite literally and most of them, but When that that’s quite true right, I think for me personally, personal Connections has worked a lot because if you’ve done work for somebody and you Know, there’s a very and if they’re happy, there’s a very high chance that they Will refer you to their peers in their network because again, if you refer Someone good you know it’s a pat on the back as well right, because a good Referral goes a long way.

Apart from that, I did. I did use different Facebook Groups I mean everyone should be aware that every city town has some localized Facebook group or the other right where people are probably wanting something to Sell wanting a service or wanting help or whatever Every city has it a Bangalore has it Bombay, has it Bangalore, has even more localized groups for every Area like in Indranagar will have their own groups right so tapping into these Groups and not selling your products right, You want to be offering value.

People will post a question or a problem on their group. Go there help them out. Get on a call with them solve that problem. For them you never Know I mean if you manage to build a trust which I think, for me at least, has Been the biggest in a factor, because if you, if you give someone value, they are Able to trust you and they would like to work with you in the long run and then Referrals come So word of mouth is the best way to you know to get across your clients, but to make a start, you have a lot of Facebook groups that you know where People inquire and also there are there are freelance platforms: upwork.

Com Freelancer.Com are platforms, they are very competitive. You need to be, you know, Good at closing your deal to be able to get your projects on on these platforms. Because it’s a bidding, it’s a bidding way. It’s a way. You bid for a particular Project and at the same time, it is how you communicate to them to actually land Your gig, so these things matter on on platforms like this, but why I choose to Prefer, like you know, a Facebook group over and up work personally, and this is What’s worked for me is because, if I, if I establish a connection over a Facebook, Group – I don’t know it’s just that I feel there’s a friendly approach already, if Someone’s on Upwork or on freelancer.

Com, the chances of them There, on that platform for a one-time, gig is very high right On any of the Other blogs, you could look at having associating on a longer period of time. But it’s not entirely true, because you know what if I I recently did a gig on Upwork where the client said: hey, listen, I’m calling you the next time. I’r Launching this, so you know it depends on your rapport with the client Okay, so I guess, like you know, it was very interesting that you said that you Started with you know, socializing with people and that’s how you found your Clients – but I guess now, with the lockdown pandemic social distancing, that would Be impossible, So the best bet would be Facebook groups and freelancing websites & job sites, like you said, so that’s really helpful.

Thank you and The next question I have for you is, you know: a lot of people say that having a Mentor in a certain industry that you’re entering having a mentor is a Great thing, because they’ll help you, because they have experience in that Field, so do you think that having a mentor is you know, is required for Someone who’s starting out. It’s a tricky question. I can speak for myself. I don’t think it’s important to have a mentor.

I don’t think it’s important to Be confined to one person for all your advice and needs. I think it’s important To have an open mind, get your information and resources and You know advice from different people, irrespective of the kind of expertise or Industry they come from because you never know where you can find value and Pickup some information and work on it. Having said that, I do come across you.

Know I mean I’m sure we all do come across times where we, you know, we Glorify a certain personality or a person, and we are enamored by the kind Of work they do, and you know we go crazy about that. Right and it’s normal to feel that way, and I feel that too, at times with Certain people and the point is I’m aware of it, and I also choose not to be Attached to that – and I think that’s important Literally a few days ago, I was Sitting with a eight-year-old, you know helping the eight-year-old on on Something on the computer on a tool and that eight-year-old taught me a tool.

I Was really searching for on the internet for a long time right and specifically For my system requirements and I said wow thank you, you made my life a lot. Easier right, So I think anyone who can give you some kind of direction. Irrespective of who they are where they’re from they are your mentor, but Don’t restrict to one That is the best thing I have heard today. I think that we can learn Anything and everything from the people we meet from the books, we read whatever and everything and that’s really good advice.

So you know the life of a Freelancer is really glorified on social media. You know how they tell you that You know you can sit by the beach and you know you have Your laptop and you can work, and you have couples traveling the world and making Money as freelancers, so I just want to know what is the reality behind this What is your experience been like as a freelancer About working and sipping Margaritas by the beach Did you do that I have, but then you know it’s One day in your life, you’re, probably one day in your year, I mean it’s not every Day I mean you have to work, you have to be realistic.

You have to be practical, Right Yeah, there have been a few days like that and I can count the number of Days or probably 2 or 3 days in the entire yeah, but but no you know Especially the freelancer life is over-glorified on Instagram. It is I mean there are two sides: there are true and false sides to it. You have your freedom, So you can literally do what you want. Yes, but the whole flashy cars and you Know big pools the spontaneous traveling, I think a lot of it isn’t actually what It is, I do know, a couple of people who lead such lives and are very good at it.

But I also do know that a majority of people, you know, don’t actually lead Lives like that, so if you ask me, Instagram is Instagram because it’s Supposed to look good people put out their best pictures, That’s very true, okay, so now that we know what your opinion is on that, can you tell me what a day in the life of a social media marketer is a day in your life A day in My life yeah, I mean it’s, I mean just like every other job has its Own challenges and is probably hectic in its own way for us, it’s a lot of screen.

Time right I mean it’s a lot of phone times, a lot of communication and all of That, especially if you’re working on a brand where things are being launched, Posts need to be live, ads need to be live, there’s a lot of coordination and Communication right, so I begin my day by you know literally going over my tasks. Lists and things I need to be done. Normally, I have a preset set of calls. That I have scheduled for the day, which I have to Take make and that’s normally set over the weekend.

I make sure I set my calls. Ahead but then, during the rest of the time, it’s making sure things are going. All right finances are in check, clients are happy, marketing strategies are in Place coordinating with the team and every day is this probably something new A new problem to solve so there’s no definite way how the day goes. But yeah, that’s in a nutshell: that’s how it is, But you enjoy this life that you’re leading as a social media marketer I do I enjoy.

There is some method in the madness here Nice. So is there any book or you know, Resource you would recommend for someone who’s, starting out as a social media. Marketer, because I myself am very interested in the topic. And if I want to Learn usually I pick up a book or two to read about it. I am better with reading books, so is there any book or resource you would recommend You know for a person Starting out on social media and digital marketing, books are a great point to go.

For if you want to understand something in principle, the only way the only Reason is because I feel oh, and this is what I genuinely feel Digital is so dynamic, and technology updates itself so fast that if someone Has to write something down: publish a book. Go for printing, get it on the Shelves I mean that’s a lot of time. Things are redundant, they Are not updated anymore right, so I think, on the Digital side, I personally read a lot of blogs.

I read at least a minimum of 5 to 10 blogs. Every day – and I have to I read from marketing land from social media today, From social media marketing world from SEM Rush has a couple of nice blogs. Written Neil Patel writes nice stuff. Of course everyone knows These are Some of the blogs, because blogs are written more spontaneously and updated Then and there so as opposed to books Books have that principle defined.

I am But if you want to something that you want something, that’s updated, I guess Podcasts or blogs are more up-to-date. Is there any podcast that you listen to? You know religiously, I’m a person that gets bored too Quickly, I need to consume information too, and keep moving over there’s One there’s business voice is a nice podcast, but of course it’s more the business Side of things There’s an interesting podcast by Sean Ellis.

The person who Wrote who wrote the book Hacking Growth? Oh by the way you asked about the book. You asked for books right, so here’s a book called hacking growth by Sean Ellis Which is which is nice Sean has also also has a podcast, I’m not sure what It’s called, I think we can figure it out and we can put it here by But it’s it’s! It’s it’s! It’s a podcast by Sean Ellis and that’s really. Interesting for those looking at scaling startups understanding how the process The behind the stage and the behind the scenes of scaling and growing these Businesses, so that’s that’s an interesting one.

I I’m not getting the Name but yeah, I’m sure we can plug this. I will find it and I will link it here in the article, so they can go and hear the podcast Okay. So now, looking at the scenario you have had experience in this field, based on your experience and the current Scenario, what advice would you give someone who would like to start out as a Social media marketer Still a great time. There are enough businesses that are out There needing these services so yeah, it’s a great time to be getting into Social media, marketing or digital marketing any of these verticals – I don’t Think the person should look at you know making a quick buck, because there’s no Shortcut to it, Learning the tools, well, understanding them.

Experimenting, you know that that’s that’s a process. Someone needs to look Into a look into, and not look at one of these, how do you become a millionaire Overnight schemes, that’s not you, so you know, keep growing I mean, I don’t think, there’s anyone who’s an expert in this field. The industry is so dynamic, there’s so much to learn so yeah, I’m just you know. Adding this to it, what advice would you give your younger self? So when you Started out, if you know, based on whatever you have learned so far, is there Anything you would go back and tell your younger self, you know advice, you would Give your younger self basically! So it depends.

This question: are you asking me Before I did engineering after I did engineering Coz its two different answers, Say after you did Engineering After I did engineering. So after I did Engineering I applied with the two companies. Actually I applied with the Minimalist from Bombay I applied with Facebook, Singapore, Both of which I I got To quite a decent part of the interview I think, for Facebook it was the top Something thirty or something like that for the Singapore role and I think for Minimalist was the reason why I made my first trip to to Mumbai in the first Place – and we had an – I had an interview, I think, with Chirag of minimalist at that Time, I think my objective was to to find a job if I was going to be associated With companies with good visions – and you know, were here for the long run, Otherwise, I would want to choose a freelance route or an agency route that Was my objective? So if I had to do anything differently, that’s going to be Hard because I don’t think I couldn’t I would do it, I’m happy with the way we Are progressing Of course, my there are more micro level decisions.

I would have made differently. Probably I would not have signed off for signed off on certain clients. I would Not have taken on certain work because a lot of clients can slow you down. You Know and hamper your growth so that way, I think I would have avoided certain Certain clients, So now for those who are listening and reading right now, if you could give a few steps to start out as a social media marketer that would make it easy for them to transition and to get into the industry.

What would Those steps be The first first step is to learn, learn, study some courses, There enough courses, free courses online – you can put yourself through a paid Course or you could do a free course, but but then it depends on you know if you Have the bandwidth to go through a structured course and if it suits Your budget, that’s that’s a route you can take If you and soon after doing This course, or while you’re doing this course, it’s important to at least get Yourself, two clients or two prospects, or you know your uncle’s father’s friends.

Business and work on it experiment on it, so you can learn while you’re. You know, While you’re working on it, because you don’t want to be Experimenting on a person who has just given you a business and paid you and You know goof it up right If you do it well, that’s a different case, but you Know, that’s you would want to not. You would not want to get into that kind of A situation Once you finish your learning process finish your portfolio.

Building process and then decide if you want to get into a job, freelance or Start your own business, Each of them have a beautiful career path and you Know and they’re each nice in their own way. It depends if you want to work with An agency or if you want to work with a brand, if you want to freelance yourself Or if you want to build a team together and offer the same services to other People or if you have a product in mind and if you understand digital marketing, You can always sell that product using these skills right, but then you know it Again, I’m going I’m just going back to the first point of having to learn while There are so many courses paid courses out there, it’s not necessary to actually Buy a paid course there’s enough resources for free and, having said that, I mean I mean, and this is despite saying that, because we have our own course too- And and and we follow a very structured approach of how A person can learn Facebook and Instagram ads effectively and also we Teach them how and where to get clients, and you know about proposals and all of That right, So it depends what you want at the end of the day and how well you Are determined to be learning, and that would that that would be a decent start.

Saying, that your course that you launched recently in that course you’re. Basically sharing All of these things that you learnt over the years and you’re making it easy for The people who want to learn so that they can apply it very easily Yeah completely Because I didn’t know a lot of things, I didn’t work at an agency. I didn’t work. I Didn’t have a freelancer to guide me. I figured it out myself.

I compared Business models with other business models, with brands with with the Marketers, I I learned from a lot of different marketers, because one thing in Digital marketing people need to understand, is it’s okay, Learning a digital learning, digital marketing from a course from an Institute because they are teaching your basics, they’re teaching your Fundamentals, but when you learn from another marketer and I’m not just Putting myself on a pedestal, yeah, I’m just generally giving you my perspective.

If you learn from a marketer, you get a different point of view because It’s it’s at the end of the day, the job is very similar to like say a doctor. Right, If you and I have the same illness and we go to two different doctors – those Two doc doctors are going to have a different approach and give it and start And give us different prescriptions right and it’s the same thing with Marketing as well, you might have your approach and I might have my approach.

And they can be completely different and it’s okay to be completely different. But At the end of the day, you want to be learning from people who have tried. Tested those you know the and have tried, tested methods and learn from them. So Which is why I mean we are putting, in a few case, studies we’re putting in examples we’re telling people what to do, what not to do and also tell them what they can do.

Beyond learning it like how they can find a living for themselves, So whoever is reading right now, if you want to know more about Rachit’s course, we will be linking it below in The description, so you can definitely check it out, So I guess Rachit that would be the end of you know the questions that I have for now. I have too many of Them, but I’m still restricted to that much now. Thank you. So much You’ve been amazing.

The advice you gave is very practical and I know that it’s going to Help people who want to start out so thank you so much for doing this. Thank You for taking the time out and joining us on Alter Answers. Thank you, Disha. I was happy answering all these questions. I wish you guys all the best you guys Are doing some really nice stuff? Thank you so much Talk to you soon, then Byee


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¿Qué es el SEO? – 7 claves para posicionarte en Google

Optimization son una serie de técnicas que tenemos que utilizar todos los que tengamos una web y.

Un blog para posicionar las en google es decir a través del seo. Conseguiremos que nuestra página web vaya subiendo escalones hasta llegar, a las primeras posiciones en google y cuando un usuario haga una búsqueda relacionada con nuestro producto con nuestro servicio o con nuestra marca apareceremos nosotros y por, qué nos interesa porque, a día de hoy, google y el Resto de buscadores son una fuente clave de información cada vez que necesitamos saber algo consultamos en google así que por favor que menos que a día de hoy tu página web aparezca ahí y esté, visible jugosa para que cualquiera que lo vea entre en tu contenido así Que vamos a comenzar con los tips: para hacer, buen, pse, o estos tips, son, a nivel, básico vale, no quiero entrar en profundidad en todos ellos bien hacer un seo brutal porque necesitaría 8500 vídeos así que vamos aquí acogería la materia y uno, a uno los vamos Desgranando realiza una búsqueda de palabras clave siempre insistimos en la importancia de las keywords, y por, qué porque es vital que establezcas antes de elaborar tu contenido la palabra clave sobre.

Lo que vas a hablar hay muchísimas herramientas que te pueden ayudar a hacer, esta búsqueda como por ejemplo keyword tool, send rush, o el facilitador de palabras clave que tiene google h, tú puedes usar la herramienta que prefieras para tu, negocio y también, podéis hacerlo de esta Manera poner en google la palabra clave que queréis posicionar y ver otras relacionadas así conseguir es captar muchísimos sinónimos que también podéis utilizar a lo largo del contenido cuando abramos sobre las palabras clave, no nos referimos, a una en concreto sino, a una frase que es la Que utilizan los usuarios cuando hacen una búsqueda, ten esto en cuenta porque suelen ser frases de tres cuatro palabras es decir puedes ir a por palabras long tail, tienen menos búsquedas hay menos, competencia, entonces posicionar, as antes y además es probable que los usuarios que las estén Buscando estén mucho más interesados entonces tienes que identificar esas, palabras y darles caña porque pueden ser una fuente de tráfico bruta en cambio en palabras clave más generales sí que es verdad que tendrás muchísima más competencia es decir hay más gente que ha escrito sobre, esa palabra Clave entonces tienes que asegurarte antes de escribir sobre eso que tu artículo.

Lo va a petar porque si. No no vas a parecer que tienes que hacer una vez hayas identificado tu palabra clave muy sencillo tienes que incluirla en todos los títulos tienes que incluirla en la descripción y por supuesto. A lo largo del contenido que tenga una densidad adecuada que no sea todo el rato muy repetitivo en torno a la palabra clave porque hay. Google te va a penalizar entonces usa, esa palabra, usa, sinónimos usa términos relacionados que te ayuden a posicionar y que.

Google entienda que está todo aunado en el mismo contenido y que ese es tu tema así conseguirás un posicionamiento mucho mejor parte número dos los títulos, los títulos van a estructurar el grueso de tu contenido tienes título 1 que es el más importante título 2 título 3. Entonces el truco que siempre damos es que te estructuras en la cabeza. Como si fuera un índice de word: el título 1 es el más importante del título 1 al 2 y dentro del 2 van los títulos 3 luego puedes poner otro título 2 y más títulos 3 por ejemplo, porque son tan importantes, porque, como, decía, estructuran, tu, contenido, Tienes que intentar que aparezca en todos los títulos la palabra clave o al menos términos relacionados porque te ayudarán, a posicionar muchísimo mejor utiliza imágenes vídeos todo tipo de contenido en otros formatos que ayude a hacerlo más dinámico más visual y sobre todo fácil de leer.

Porque. Si no se aburre es a tus lectores, se van a ir se van a ir y eso, no nos gusta con lo que cuesta captar tráfico y más, con el posicionamiento, no vamos a hacer que una vez que entren se vayan porque somos aburridos, no pues a Dinamizar unas claves para las imágenes asegúrate de que pesan menos de 100 kilobytes asegúrate de que el nombre del archivo coincide con una palabra clave, o relacionadas y pon siempre un texto alt vale así las imágenes nos aseguramos de que, también posiciones, porque además de hacer, búsquedas De resultados por texto también las imágenes posicionan y cuando cambiamos en el navegador de google en vez de noticias, o texto lo que sea a imágenes ahí también podemos aparecer y también podemos captar tráfico por, esa vía así que para darle, caña 4 utiliza los enlaces es Muy importante que tengas una estrategia sólida de link building tanto interno es decir enlaces que van moviendo, a los usuarios entre tus páginas por ejemplo estás en una página pues que la muevan, a otra también de tu página web luego que lo mueva un artículo del blog Entonces vas haciendo como una conexión, entre todo tu sitio eso es súper importante pero también tienes que conseguir enlaces externos es decir enlaces de otras páginas web con artículos relacionados con tu temática por ejemplo que lleven a los usuarios hacia tu página así conseguirás muchísimo tráfico y De calidad y esto, google lo premia muchísimo si quieres saber más sobre estrategias de link, building por favor mira en la real academia del marketing, porque tenemos un vídeo que es de rechupete, a importante cuando metas un enlace en una frase de tu contenido intenta que esta Frase se corresponda con la palabra clave, a mí por ejemplo si quiero mandar un enlace, a un punto com me interesa, que el anc or test es decir esta frase que tiene el enlace coincida con unidad puntocom pero si yo estoy hablando de modelos de negocio quiero Que mi enlace aparezca en la frase si quieres ver un modelo de negocio que sea muy útil y muy eficaz pues el enlace, lo quiero en modelo de negocio, porque así ya, como que haces una relación mucho más específica así que eso, cuidando también vale esto, se Llama en cortes y luego tres cosas deseo que hay que cuidar muchísimo una es el meta, ti te es decir el título que aparecerá en los buscadores cuando, a los usuarios sus búsquedas es el título principal de tu página.

Lo tienes que cuidar muchísimo que contenga la palabra clave que sea a corto que sea clic veis que los usuarios lo vean y digan dios mío me muero de ganas por entrar en esta página seguro que resuelve todas mis dudas otro punto clave es la meta, descripción Es un breve resumen de todo tu contenido entonces cuidado muy bien con la palabra clave al principio y que se sepa de antemano qué es lo que van a encontrar cuando visiten tu página así tienes más posibilidades de que hagan clic en tu página y.

No en la de la competencia que al fin y al cabo es lo que nos interesa y por, último la url, el enlace esto. Lo tienes que cuidar muchísimo tiene que contener tu palabra clave y tiene que ser corto yo recomiendo que no tenga más de cinco palabras vale porque así es más corto entonces el usuario, lo ve más atractivo porque, a nadie le gusta encontrarse un enlace estos que miden 1500 kilómetros porque además generan, un poquito de desconfianza vale cuando son tan tan largos y, no se aprecia a primera vista que vamos a encontrar así que cuidamos los enlaces y ya.

Con estos tips que os. He dado yo creo que ya podemos empezar con el seo. Básico y darle muchísima caña, a vuestra página web de todos modos si queréis informaros para hacerlo muy muy bien hay, muchísimos cursos online que además son gratuitos hay plataformas que te ayudan a hacer el pse, o como decías en rush indispensable, para medir, qué, tal, estás, haciendo, El pse página pero luego también hay por ejemplo eventos como ensaladas, o el pse on the beach que son, a nivel nacional y están llenos de cracks del sello que dan unas ponencias brutales así que estas son mis recomendaciones para hacerse, o básico y como, siempre cualquier Duda que tengáis ya sabéis pone un comentario suscribirse y contactar con nosotros hasta luego [ Música ]


 

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Free SEO Keyword Search Tool

I want to offer you a free search engine, optimization keyword, finder tool, that’s a mouthful, but let’s go over what search engine optimization is first SEO. What is that? Why do we need it? Why do we need to understand it, and I I personally, as I research it more and more and the more I learn about it, it’s the people that have a really good understanding of what SEO is and how to use.

It are the people that are usually more successful in the getting a traffic that is free. You have two different kinds of traffic, and I’ve talked about that in other articles, there’s paid traffic, you pay for with money and then there’s free traffic which isn’t really free because you’re paying for it with your time but money or time which one do you have And how do you want to find your traffic, so I’m going to show you how to find the free traffic or the traffic that you spend with your time and not with your money and that’s what search engine optimization is.

Basically, if you go online and you go to search for something you’re using the whole process, you might go in and search for. How do I lose ten pounds or something like that and when you type it in the the articles that pop up or the articles that pop up are the ones that have keywords, they kind of have a more in-depth knowledge and they’re picking keywords that help them To rank on that first page, because if you’re anything like I am, there could be 30,000 pages in that search.

That comes up. I don’t know anybody that goes to page 25 to find something. Now, maybe you do maybe you’ve been in marketing and you’re like hey. I’m going to go find out what other people have, because I know these people in the front page are using their search engine, optimization skills, pretty good idea, but the average person stays on that first page and they’re going to find the answer to the question.

So your goal as a marketer is to get on that first page. If you can so I’m going to offer a free tool to you today that, especially if you’re new and you’ve never done it, you don’t want to put any money out. There’s all kinds of tools out there that you could pay monthly fee. Four and again a lot of us don’t want to put money out in the beginning, so I’ve got a free tool for you today. So let’s go ahead and get started.

We’re going to go through the process, okay, we’re going to go into Google and we’re going to Google. Let’s see what I have up clickfunnels. What is clickfunnels! I used that at first just so we could see what comes up and, as you can see, articles I articles and russell brunson comes up a lot. So if you are trying to end up on this first page and rank high you’re, actually competing with russell brunson who owns clickfunnels and it’s probably extremely competitive spencer Meachem beckham has gotten his face in here is number three, but everything else almost the majority of these Are from the business, so what you would have to do is go in and find other keywords, so you might start talking about sales funnels or something like that.

Let’s look up what is a sales funnel and see what pops up? Okay in our search. So, let’s go here and let’s just see what happens, how different it might become? Alright, so that’s everything you always want to hit. If you’re looking for something to put on your article, you want to go under articles. If you’re looking for a blog, then you might want to stay on the all page, but I will say a lot of the articles that come up are also blogs.

If you look right here where this one says youtube.Com, I know that this is a article but see Brussels right there. What is the sales funnel? The second one here is a blog because it doesn’t say YouTube. So if a blog has an embedded article, a little tip there, if you are really big about posting blogs on your website, you’re trying to get traffic put in the embedded article on there and it’s going to also pop up on the article page.

So it’s just another way to get more traffic, but here’s one here from 2016, if you, if you notice more people, are on this page besides Russell, so I think Russell only landed here once, which is pretty good. So if you want to make a article about click funnels, you might not use the word. Click funnels in your title because, what’s going to happen, is it’s highly competitive and you’re going to get pushed way way back? So instead you want to maybe just say what is a sales funnel or say something about that now, how can I even go in more in-depth? I usually start out with that.

Just asking questions like what what would people who are wanting to look at my blog? What are questions that they might ask? Sometimes I use real questions that people send to me, and sometimes I just think to myself what would I so here’s the free tool that I want to show to you so we’re going to say what is a sales funnel and we’re going to go? It’s called ubersuggest calm, it’s free I’ll, put the link below Neil Patel.

This is him right here created this site and he offers it for free there’s his name. A great person follow on YouTube by the way, if you’re really into blogging SEO, and things like that. He’s he’s been around for a while. So definitely follow him. If that’s, if you want to dig in a little bit deeper, but this one says click funnels and as you can see it, the difficulty levels 36, the search engine – optimization difficulties 56, the higher.

That number is the more difficult, but let’s go ahead and type in what is a sales funnel, because remember, we already decided click funnels would be too hard to compete with look at this. Just by changing that word, the SEO difficulty goes all the way down down to 10 and it’s easy. So if you’re writing a blog or if you were making a article – and you want people to search and find you use the word sales funnel.

Instead of click funnels – and you might say, yeah, but I use click funnels and I won’t want to tell people about it. Well, you could have a title that says what is the best sales funnel and people are going to go yeah. What is that best? Sales? Funnel and then you can go on to explain click funnels inside your article, but your keyword, search that main search is going to be. What is a sales funnel? Does that make sense, so you’re still getting your information in there but you’re looking at the the difficulty levels? Alright, what are some other things we can do here in urban ubersuggest? If you go down, it says, word ideas, so we started out what is a sales funnel now this system is going to tell us what are some more key words that we can use in our description, in our blog or in our SEO part tags in our Article and here are some other: what is this, what is a sales funnel and you can just go down here on the side and you can get other ideas.

These are other questions or keyword, ideas that you can get, and you can look at all of the analytics that comes with it. Cpc means click per cost per click, I’m sorry, so the lower this number is the better. It is for you, the less competitive. If that click is really high again, remember you’re competing with the big dawgs you’re competing with click funnels, and you don’t want to do that. You want that to be low, so this says here: what is the sales funnel or how do you create a sales funnel? Ok, that would be another way to do it.

We can also go down here and get content ideas, so, if you’re still thinking ok, I want to talk about sales funnels and insert click funnels is in there. What are some content ideas that I can use and again what is what the heck is: a blog sales funnel okay, four phases to sales funnel, so these are all different articles or content ideas that you can use, and these are actual ones that are out there.

Now he gets into backlinks for bloggers, so this is definitely a good place to find out about backlinks and how many are with these articles. So if you want to dig in deeper, that’s a whole nother article. This person here is on Facebook, a lot notice that and they’re pretty successful down here. The one right below it is on Pinterest a lot. So don’t I don’t want you to look at those and think I have to be on Facebook or I have to be on Pinterest.

There are people who are successful in every single platform. The key for you is: what platform do you enjoy using if you love Instagram, like you’re, on the go a lot and you’re one of those people that you know you’re, always on your phone and insta, you just love. It then build your business on Instagram. If you’d love to make articles build your business on YouTube, I think that’s what’s important, because there are successful people on every single platform.

Linkedin I’ve seen people be very, very successful there. So, yes, this is important information, but you you need to be on the platform. The social media platform that best fits you. Let’s do another one, here’s! How do I organize my social media? Okay, there’s just the a general question. Now again, I’m not looking for a blog, I’m looking for articles because I am on YouTube. So, let’s use that – and here you go there’s this is what I want to do when I’m trying to rank.

I want to rank on this front page. I want people to grab my article now. Here’s one, let’s see she’s ranking one, two, three, four, here’s somebody! I love on YouTube. Then she’s got a article ranking number four, her net name is sunny and she talks about a lot about creating a business with YouTube and in this particular article she talked about social media marketing and how she’s organized she made this article back in 2015 and I’m Pointing this out, because this is why I love YouTube.

She did this four years ago and it’s still ranking and if I was looking the chances are, I could click that it’s the fourth one down and you know she may, in her article, be suggesting different tools. I’m sure she’s suggesting a certain social media organization tool for me to use because she’s probably going to go through it. But my point is its evergreen. It stayed here for four years and she’s still getting views we’re going to get rid of that commercial.

Now I’m not going to go into the article and read it and everything, but I can assure you that sunny is recommending a certain social media organization tool for us to check out and it’s an affiliate link for her and again. She made this four years ago. But we can look at some of the keywords that she used. We can pop them into that ubersuggest. Now I do have a vid IQ and two buddy that I pay for, but I always start out free with dooper suggest and then, when I pull up articles, that’s when I go a step further.

You don’t have to do that. Okay, I just happen to that’s where I’m at right. Now, with what I like to use two months from now, you might say well, why are you using that anymore? But that’s where I’m at right now but ubersuggest, so I can put in here. I go back and let’s put in let’s go to the top here, ask a question: what is a social media manage event, okay lets or how do I organize my social media posts? You could write that.

Okay, look at that! Hardly any competition when you get into social media management, and I actually have a article that I did about HootSuite. It was way back when I started it’s almost a year old and that article has gotten the most views, because I’ve learned that if you start looking at areas that everybody else isn’t making articles with sunny actually calls it. She calls them Gap articles. But if you go in and start looking for things that have very little competition and you make articles in that area and your articles are going to have a be more likely to be on that first page or your search engine optimization, is going to push you And help you to rank first, so that’s another little thing that you want to look at, but here we are and we can see not a lot of competition.

So let’s look at some keyword ideas now here you can go a step further. You can pick your favorite social media management tool and type that word in and see how the competition is. There 26 keyword ideas. What is social media management? What is it you could do a whole article or a blog about describing that tool. Social media management tools for free there’s another one. Now that one is higher, the cost per click is higher, because maybe people are looking for that what it? What are the free tools that are out there? So this again is a free link, a free tool for you to look for keywords: um, let’s go back over here at the content ideas.

I just wanted to bring this to your put it in your tool, but the toolbox, if you could say so that you have something to use for free, because I know when you’re new there’s so many things out there and some of these keyword search tools can Get pretty expensive now, if you’re using them, and you really understand how to use them and that you know your to that point where you really understand what you’re doing then by all means start paying for them.

This is a great one to start with it’s free and it helps you to start getting the idea of what search engine optimization is so I hope this was helpful again. It’s called ubersuggest com I’ll go ahead and put the link below and before you go. First of all, thank you for making it to the end here, but before you go, give me a thumbs up. Let me know how you like the article if this is something that you think that you’re going to use or go check it out and come back and tell me you know if it helped you and also subscribe to my blog I put out as of today, A article everyday well six times a week Monday through Saturday to help you build your business online affiliate marketing using YouTube is basically where my niches, that’s where I developed.

I started out just affiliate marketing and then found that my favorite, my favorite social media platform is YouTube and I I’m sold on it. This is where I spend all of my time providing content so again get out. There pick the one you like the best and start getting your business built. You’ve got this tool now that you can use for free and start seeing what you can you can build from there. Alright, thanks for reading I’ll, see you on the next article


 

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25-minute Local SEO Audit That Will Crush Your Competitors

Gaps that need to be filled and will also help you create the perfect road map to crush your competitors, An in-depth local SEO audit can cost Several hundred dollars, sometimes thousands if you Commission, an agency to Do it for you, But today I’m going to show you how to do a quick SEO.

Audit Yourself, so you can start improving your online presence straight away without Spending a dime I’ve even put together an SEO audit checklist, which includes a Ton of free tools and recommendations which you can download in the Description below so you can go through each step of the process for your own Business from the comfort of your home and at your own pace At the end of it, you’ll know exactly what you need to work on Hi there.

This is your first time, Here, welcome to the community. My name is Luc Durand, the founder of rankingacademy.Co.Uk, which I created to help local business owners like you, thrive, Online and run successful businesses If you want to join the thousands of people, Who are already part of this growing family? It’s simple and free. Just click. On the subscribe button and the Bell notification – and you will automatically Be alerted when I publish a new article If you’re ready, let’s jump in Google, my Business listing audit: Do you have a Google my business listing? I know this Sounds obvious for many of you, but they are tons of businesses out there who Have yet to claim their Google listing Like this one face: painting fairies, Google, my business is crucial to your online success and will have a major Influence on your overall online visibility, If you haven’t claimed your Listing yet do it now, if you don’t know how read my article, how to set up Google My business for best results.

If you have a listing and it is verified, it’s Important to get it right Here is what you need to look out for Business name Use the same business name that you would use in real life and that Is printed on any of your legal documentation or business cards? Do not Add any additional keywords in a hope: you will rank higher It’s against Google’s policy and you may get suspended, Address and phone number Make sure your address and phone number are accurate, get this wrong and you will Be in a world of pain, you will mislead Google and your customers too.

Business Categories Ensure you’ve selected the right primary category for your business. As it will influence your rankings enormously, This can sometimes be a Tough choice, dentist cosmetic dentist and dental clinic are three different. Categories so make sure you choose wisely Once you’re done with your Primary category, you can add secondary categories that apply to your business. Business hours Have you entered your business hours? If not make sure you do.

People look at this stuff, Don’t cheat and pretend you’re open when you’re not To avoid frustration and potential bad reviews, which leads me to my next point: Reviews Reviews are a major influence when it comes to rankings. It could make The difference between your competitors ranking and not you, How many do you have? How positive are they have you responded to all of them? You can encourage Customers to leave you more reviews with this nice little tool that will generate A link which will automatically trigger a Google my business review pop up and Ease the review process For more info on this just check my article on how to Collect reviews Website Link your Google, my business listing to your website.

If You haven’t done it yet FAQs. Have you added frequently asked Questions to your profile, FAQ will help people make informed decision about your Business People also use the FAQ option to ask about services you provide, which Can often generate fresh leads, so there are not to be ignored If you’re stuck About what to write in there here is a tool that might help answerthepublic.Com Throw a keyword in there and it will spit out a list of common questions.

You can use Photos. Photos are probably the best way of showcasing your Business and capturing attention so add some photos regularly. You can also add Articles and 360 panoramic views for better engagement. Google posts. Do you Publish any post, You can increase your visibility with Google posts Posts can Be used to provide an update about your business, promote a product, a service or An event They increase your listing prominence in search results, especially On mobile and are used automatically to answer FAQs in the FAQ section, Although they expire every 7 days, it’s a great feature, not Many businesses are using so make the most of it.

Business description. Have you Added a business description: if you haven’t time to start typing, You can add A description to tell customers a bit more about your business in up to 750 Characters: Google, my business, has more options available. Some of them industry specific, but if you can nail these down for now, you will Have a solid profile Time to move on to citations audit, If you don’t know what A citation is, it is a mention of your business in major directories and social Media platforms, which generally includes your business name, your business, address your business phone number and sometimes a link to your site like in this example.

On yell.Com, which is a major directory in the UK Having your business listed in These is the foundation of any local SEO strategy and is important for two Reasons these directories very often rank at the top of search engine results. For local searches, which may include your business and drive traffic to your Site but more importantly, it helps create trust and legitimacy with Google Who will be discovering your business across all these platforms, But for Google, to establish trust your business information needs to be accurate and Consistent everywhere your business is mentioned.

You could check the Consistency and accuracy of your business information across the web, Manually, but to be honest with you, it is a very tedious exercise and can still Lead to errors Instead use a tool that will do the legwork for you in my Opinion bright, local is one of the best tools to just do that. You can create a free account for 14 days without using a credit card which Is more than enough time to check if your business is mentioned in all the Right places, and if there are any errors, You can even download a full citation.

Report and will also have access to tons of additional information once you’ve. Set up your profile, The next thing we’re going to check is: if your website is Responsive Checking, if your website is responsive, is just ensuring that your Website works on all types of devices and, more specifically, on mobile phones. When it comes to local search, most of your visitors will come across your site. Via a mobile phone, so if your website is not compatible, your business is really Going to suffer To quickly check if your website is adapted to multiple devices, Download this free, resizer app in Google Chrome then simulate your website view.

On the various devices available, The next thing we’re going to look at is Your home page Since the home page of your site is your most important page. It Deserves to be analyzed separately, as there are many things to take into Consideration To really maximize your SEO opportunities: this is what you Should check Is your title tag optimized and includes the keywords and the city Name, you are targeting.

Have you added a Meta Description to your page, compelling Enough, so that people will want to click on your listing in Google when they come Across your business is there a main title, also known as h1, which stands for Header, which also includes your main keyword and city name, Is there an Obvious call to action on the page, such as a phone number that is visible Without scrolling down Is the call to action visible on the mobile version of Your site, without scrolling down, is there enough content on your page? Think Of including your services and products, and whatever else you think, is relevant Are you linking to important sub pages from your home page, which you’d like Visitors to click to and Google to discover Do all your images have an alt Tag Are you talking about your location where your business operates? Have you embedded a Google map related to your business, so visitors can check Directions straight to you from your homepage: Does your page include your Name address and phone number, which is consistent with your Google, my business Listing Once you’ve completed all of the above, it’s time to analyze the rest of Your pages For this we’re going to use a tool which is going to speed up the Process enormously Go to ubersuggest.

Com And in the search box add your domain name. I am going to use the example of This dentist located in tampa florida Click on search. This will initially give You an overview of your website, which includes the number of organic keywords: You’re ranking for the estimated organic traffic and the number of links pointing To your site, On the left hand, side choose site audit at the bottom of the Menu and click on search to trigger an automatic scan of your site, which should Take up to three minutes Once completed, you should see a breakdown of errors.

Warnings and recommendations Click on the first box to bring up the full list. In there you will be able to uncover issues with your pages, such as duplicate, Meta title low word count and missing headers across your site and fix them If You are unfamiliar with the errors, highlighted just click on the. What is This and how do I fix it, which is very helpful Since this is an automated scan? It doesn’t include every recommendation so once you’ve fixed the highlighted issues, I recommend you also check the following items for all your pages: Include the main, targeted keywords you are trying to rank for with your page And the city name in your main title tag Include the main targeted keywords: you Are trying to rank for with your page and the city name in your main header? Make sure the keywords is different from the home page and unique for each page.

Ensure your content is well structured and includes subheadings Add keywords in your subheadings, which are related to the main keywords you are Targeting for these pages Look at this example, One heading includes fuse box. And the other consumer unit, which are closely related. Finally, don’t forget to Add alt tags to your images Time to now. Look at how well your business is ranking in Google When it comes to local search.

Your business is likely to show in two distinctive areas within Google, The First, one is in Google Maps with your Google, my business listing, which will Also include the map pack, The second one is what I call the more traditional Results which sit below the map pack, which is where your business website Will be listed, It’s important to know how well your business ranks and for What keywords so you can monitor if any of the improvements that you have Implemented have made a difference to your ranking Head back to ubersuggest And re-enter your domain name, if needed On the main screen, click on the organic Keywords tab: This will show you all the keywords your website is ranking for in the Traditional results, you can even export the results in Excel, save the data and Recheck a few weeks later, so you can compare rankings and check if you have Gained any positions, If you are not ranking for any keywords between Position 1 and 10: it means you’re not on the first page of Google for any Keywords, so there is a lot of work to do To make things simpler, moving forward.

I suggest you create a profile in ubersuggest for your website, which will Track your progress automatically, so you don’t have to keep downloading Excel. Spreadsheets and see in seconds, if your doing well or not Unfortunately, ubersuggest doesn’t track rankings for Google. My business listings In Google Maps, so it only gives you half of the picture To do this head over to a Site called localFalcon.

Com Local Falcon is a software that allows you to Track how well your Google, my business listings, ranks directly on Google Maps For a given keyword, I love this tool as it is very visual and you can instantly Get a feel of how well or badly your business is doing. Local Falcon is not a Free tool, however, you can create an account and run one free scan, which will Give you a good idea of how powerful this can be for your business.

Let me run Through an example with another dentist, called Denton dental located in Nashville USA, Once you’ve created an account click on scan on the main menu Start typing your business name in the business field. It should come up. Automatically, Please note that if you have decided to hide Your business address in your Google, my business listing you won’t be able to Run the scan Add the keyword you want to target.

In this instance, we’re going to use “ dentist Nashville” Choose the radius you want to target and then the distance Either in miles or in kilometers, Then select the grid size, Click on run, search, You will see dots showing where your business ranks and in what position. Based on your criterias, Any position beyond three means: your business is not Featured in the map pack, which really is where you want to be Clicking on the Dots will give you access to more details and check which businesses Rank above you and how far down you are on the list, Local Falcon stores all your scans, so you can easily compare them and Understand if you are making any progress over time Time to move on to our last item external links, External links, pointing To your site are one of the most important factors that will influence Your online visibility, In summary, the more quality links you have pointing to Your website, the more relevant it will appear to Google, who will reward you With higher rankings, But how strong is your link profile? To check this go back to ubersuggest.

Com once more and search for your Domain On the main screen check what your domain score is. This score is Calculated on the basis of external links pointing to your site, The lower the score, the weaker the site Run the same scan for your competitor’s Site and look at their domain scores If your score is lower than theirs is Because they have more valuable links pointing to their site than you do This Means there is a great chance you will be ranking lower than they are for the Keywords, you are targeting.

The solution. Try getting more web sites to link to Yours, If you don’t know where to start, you can spy on your competitors, links by Clicking on their domain score, This will show all the links pointing to their Site Just try to get the same links as they do. That’s it for today now it’s Your turn Download the SEO audit checklist and run through each item. One By one, I’ve made this very simple to use just put a cross in Yes or no box and it will change color automatically Once completed.

You will See how well or badly you’re doing just by looking at the overall color scheme, And which item you need to address based on priority Hope you liked the article if You have any comments or questions post them below and until next time, happy Marketing