This course builds on the theory and foundations of marketing analytics and focuses on practical application by demystifying the use of data in marketing and helping you realize the power of visualizing data with artful use of numbers found in the… more
Rand Fishkin, CEO of Moz, is renowned for his knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). He has created a free Skillshare course, SEO That Matters: Tactics and Strategy for Entrepreneurs, that explains all of the key fundamentals of SEO, from keywords to links. In it, Rand shows you how to craft an SEO strategy for your business and gives tips that will help you optimize your content.
It gives you the tools, templates, tactics and actionable strategies based around how I’ve quickly validated my own businesses. From generating $5,700 in pre-sales of a product, to pre-launching an online course driving over $1,091 in one week, to landing a $120,000 freelance contract, this course will help you validate your idea for an online business, physical product or service with real paying customers in 1 month or less.
Author, actor, marketer and sales guru, Michael Port, focuses on marketing techniques freelancers can use to improve their client book in this online business course on CreativeLive, Book Yourself Solid. He teaches freelancers the skills they need to pitch to their perfect clients, clearly understanding their needs.
The University of California Irvine offers several free business courses in English and Spanish through their OpenCourseWare site. Courses are broken down into lessons, and include optional reading lists for students who want to dig deeper into the course subjects.
Internet entrepreneur, Lisa Irby, shows people how to tap into affiliate marketing and make passive income in Affiliate Marketing Explained! This is a beginner level course, so no prior knowledge is expected. By the end of this course, you will be able to understand how affiliate marketing works, and you should be able to start to create an affiliate website. The course covers a wide range of material from Internet basics for newbies, to affiliate marketing basics, to finding profitable affiliate offers, to discussions on different types of affiliate marketing.
After doing this effectively, it is important to review the marketing mix for online options. The marketing mix comprises the 4Ps – Product, Price, Promotion and Place. Some academics have added three additional elements to the traditional 4Ps of marketing Process, Place and Physical appearance making it 7Ps of marketing.
Udacity also offers practical projects as part of the program, to get to run live promotions on major marketing websites, and Display Advertising iis a remarkable addition to its learning way to show you how to set up screen ads in AdWords. They get a “360-degree approach” to digital marketing learning, although most training courses offer a broad-based approach of the digital advertising ecosystem. Live Q&A lessons and forums to engage with industry experts and mentors and you simply get your own assigned instructor to provide personalized feedback in projects and expert tips on career services.
Aimed primarily at an audience of beginners, the program does a good job of introducing novice digital marketers to the world of online marketing. But the course’s open availability, lack of mentored guidance and access to expert instructors make completing the specialization challenging for self-learners. Unlike some of the other courses on this list, Coursera’s offering does not include on-demand support for premium customers.
Cross-platform measurement: The number of marketing channels continues to expand, as measurement practices are growing in complexity. A cross-platform view must be used to unify audience measurement and media planning. Market researchers need to understand how the Omni-channel affects consumer’s behaviour, although when advertisements are on a consumer’s device this does not get measured. Significant aspects to cross-platform measurement involves de-duplication and understanding that you have reached an incremental level with another platform, rather than delivering more impressions against people that have previously been reached (Whiteside, 2016). An example is ‘ESPN and comScore partnered on Project Blueprint discovering the sports broadcaster achieved a 21% increase in unduplicated daily reach thanks to digital advertising’ (Whiteside, 2016). Television and radio industries are the electronic media, which competes with digital and other technological advertising. Yet television advertising is not directly competing with online digital advertising due to being able to cross platform with digital technology. Radio also gains power through cross platforms, in online streaming content. Television and radio continue to persuade and affect the audience, across multiple platforms (Fill, Hughes, & De Franceso, 2013).
A Distance-learning master’s options provide many opportunities for career advancement. Fully online self-paced study offers employed students the time flexibility needed to balance work and studies. By using the latest advancements in communication technology, online masters open the way to new business opportunities by building networks of students with common goals. Remote studies offer lower tuition fees, while preserving content quality and teacher involvement as on campus master’s programmes.
Business Certificates like the Certificate III/IV in Business are introductory courses that can take up to 18 months to complete. They will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge and are the perfect starting point to kick-start your career.
Darren Murph is the Guinness world record holder for being the most prolific blogger. Therefore he seems eminently qualified to teach a course called How to Write a Blog Post That Drives Traffic. In this course, Darren teaches how to improve your writing style, how to spot the details others are missing, and how to build a portfolio too impressive to ignore.
Industries such as catering and retail are excellent places for business graduates with management knowledge to develop their skills and climb the career ladder. Again, many large companies offering retail careers run graduate training courses and graduate management programs, which often promise to fast-track candidates into management positions by providing them with on-the-job learning and skills development. Places can be competitive and you will usually need high grades on your degree qualification, as well as some existing work experience.