Yes, Digital Marketing Can Be a Side Hustle.


12/8/20213 min read

One of the most common questions that digital marketers can be asked is whether or not digital marketing can be a side hustle. Absolutely, it can! In this blog post, I will talk about how to make money from your passion for digital marketing as well as some tips on how to get started

There are a few different ways that you can make money from digital marketing. You can start your own business, freelance for clients, or become an affiliate marketer. Let’s take a closer look at each of these options.

Starting your own business is a great way to make money from digital marketing. There are many online businesses that can be started with little to no money. If you have some skills in digital marketing, then this could be a great option for you. There are many online resources that can help you get started with starting your own business, such as The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company.

Freelancing for clients is another great way to make money from digital marketing. This option can be especially lucrative if you have experience and skills in SEO, social media marketing, or PPC advertising. By offering your services to local businesses, you can make a good income from digital marketing. It took me 8 years to grow a trusted clients base who, at this stage, keep inviting more clients on board.

Affiliate marketing can be another great way to make money from digital marketing. Basically, affiliate marketers promote and sell other people’s products for a commission on sales. This can be an especially profitable option if you have skills in blogging or social media management. By promoting your favourite brands and services through these channels, you can earn commissions when someone buys the product that you recommend!

More examples of side hustles you can do today:
  • Starting your own blog or website

  • Creating social media content for businesses

  • Doing paid search engine optimization (SEO) work

  • Doing paid online advertising campaigns

  • Creating digital marketing training courses or materials.

  • Online tutoring

These are just a few examples of the many side hustles that you can do today. The best part is that most of these options can be started with little to no money. If you have a passion for digital marketing.

Here are some tips on how to get started your digital marketing side hustle:
  • First, make sure you can turn your passion into a business or side hustle. This can be challenging, so talk to other digital marketers for advice; there are great learnings in listening to others’ experiences in the same field.

  • Start out by offering your services for free to gain experience and build up your portfolio. For example, if you want to do paid online advertising campaigns, reach out and offer your services to small and medium-sized businesses at first so that you can get some experience under your belt before starting out charging money from clients.

  • Build a social media following by creating helpful and engaging content. This can be a great way to attract potential clients as they can see that you are an expert in the field. If you are not into personal branding, try to create or contribute in content for brands and get accredited for it, this is indirect personal branding and can be as powerful as personal branding.

  • Use online resources such as Udemy or Lynda to learn new digital marketing skills and then offer your services to others. Many of these resources offer affordable courses that can teach you a variety of digital marketing skills.

  • Join online communities or groups where digital marketers are active. Seek insights and look for opportunities to offer your services.

  • Finally, don’t give up! It can take a long time to see money coming in from your side hustle, but it is all worth it when the cash starts rolling in. The most important thing is that you are enjoying what you do. That will keep you going!

The best way to find out if digital marketing can be a side hustle for you is to try it out! Start by freelancing on a platform like Upwork or Fiverr, or start your own business. The most important thing is to start somewhere and get started today.

In conclusion, Digital marketing can definitely be a great side hustle for those who are passionate about it! I hope this post has been helpful, thanks for reading 🙂

Do you have any questions about making money from digital marketing? Leave them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to help!