Are you thinking about starting a career in digital marketing but aren’t sure if it’s the right path for you? As is the case with anything relatively new, people often wonder about its values and benefits.
Although digital marketing has been around for a while, there is still some doubt about its viability as a career. Before considering digital marketing as a career option, many people ask themselves a number of questions. Such as –
Will it pay me enough money for a good lifestyle?
Is it a transient field – here today, gone tomorrow?
Is there sufficient career growth in this industry?
What’s the best job I can have in the digital marketing industry?
And the question we encounter most often –
Is digital marketing a good career?
So, in order to eliminate all your doubts, in this blog, we’ll explore why digital marketing is a fantastic career in all of its aspects, as well as answer all of these questions.
TIP: We suggest you read our detailed blog on Career in Digital Marketing in India if you want to get into the depth of the topic and explore more.
Now without any further ado let’s take a look at the reasons why digital marketing is a good career option for you.
Here Are Some Reasons Why Digital Marketing Might be a Good Career
1. Digital Marketing Is A Lucrative Career
As you enter the digital marketing industry, you can garner a starting salary between 25-35k per month. This is on par with starting salaries in any other industry.
The best part? You can demand this salary on the basis of your experience and talent, rather than the number of degrees you have under your belt.
This is because you are only as good as the last campaign you executed. With things changing so rapidly in the digital marketing industry, you have to constantly be on your toes and do great work. And if you can, rest assured you will command the salary that matches that ability!
Of course, this is just your starting salary. As you progress in your digital marketing career and move through appraisal seasons, this salary will only increase.
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2. Digital Marketing Is Here To Stay
Back in the 90s, ‘the Internet’ may have seemed to some like a passing fad. We know now that this isn’t true at all!
Digital marketing is growing at a rate of 25-30% yearly and shows no signs of slowing. Huge multinational companies like Unilever and P&G now spend a significant proportion of their marketing budgets on digital marketing, and unicorns like Amazon and Zomato spend an even higher proportion.
So for those who think that digital marketing is ‘here today, gone tomorrow, we’re here to say that it is here to stay!
In fact, even senior marketers who have spent their careers immersed in print, TV and radio are now embracing digital as a medium. So why shouldn’t you, as a fresher?
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3. Digital Marketing Offers Accelerated Career Growth
For all those who feel that digital marketing is a field with little upward mobility, we beg to differ. Since it is a relatively new field, there are fewer rules and structures.
Think about it – there are some digital marketing jobs that are yet to be discovered! So the possibilities for growth are really limitless.
Moreover, in this industry, it is your work that truly matters. If you are ready to roll up your sleeves, work those long hours, involve yourself in pitches for great brands and campaigns for more great brands then you will be rewarded.
You can also grow laterally at a digital marketing agency. For example, if you are a copywriter who also has a flair for design, you could try your hand at actual design. With lower barriers to move horizontally than in other fields, your job roles can be as versatile as your skill-set.
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4. There’s No ‘One Preferred Role’ In a Digital Marketing Career
Gone are the days when working in an agency was equivalent to being ‘backend support’. Digital marketing agencies are now as mainstream as ever and work with some of the best brands in the country.
Also, the possibilities for what role you can assume within a digital marketing agency are endless. And no one role is better than the other. Catch some insights on digital marketing jobs for freshers if you want to understand the opportunities.
Are you a people’s person? Then you could be the one communicating with the client at all times. More comfortable immersed in a design software? You can be a designer responsible for all the wonderful campaigns your agency does.
So when it comes to choosing what kind of digital marketing job you want to apply for, why not try your hand at everything that interests you? You never know what can translate into a life-long career.
And with IIDE’s Short-term Certification Courses in digital marketing, you can upskill yourself in various fields of digital marketing.
Now let’s see what kind of people are suitable for a career in digital marketing.
What Kind of Person is a Perfect Fit For A Digital Marketing Career?
If you’re considering a career in digital marketing, you may be wondering, “Am I fit for this?” Although digital marketing is something that is suitable for almost all people, there are some specific personality requirements that a person must possess in order to succeed in this field. Some of them are as follows –
- Passionate – The person must have a natural curiosity for new things and a strong desire to create something new.
- Creative – As Digital Marketing is a creative field, the person should be very creative in his/her job.
- Innovative – The person should have the ability to think outside the box in order to come up with fresh and exciting ways to reach out to new customers.
- Patient – When it comes to digital marketing, it’s important to remember that it’s sometimes a trial-and-error process. They must have the ability to be patient with themselves and with the process.
- Goal-oriented – In order to succeed in digital marketing, it’s critical to create short- and long-term objectives and work diligently toward achieving them.
In addition to this, Digital marketing is the best career option for someone who –
- Loves Writing
- Is analytical
- Likes solving problems
- Enjoys assisting others in finding practical solutions.
- Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
- Enjoys challenges
- Is an objective thinker
- Enjoys conducting digital research
- Love to spend time on social media
- Is very creative
- Is interested in learning new skills
How to Start Your Digital Marketing Career?
For all the reasons mentioned above, we hope we’ve got you to stop wondering, ‘Is digital marketing a good career?’
Now you may be wondering how you’ll learn the various digital marketing skills, and start your career in the field of digital marketing. But don’t worry, as we said earlier, we have answers to all your questions.
You can start with the various online videos available on YouTube to start learning. But if you want a more career-oriented approach, here’s what you can do.
You can start off by signing up for our Online Digital Marketing Course, which is designed by industry experts and will give you detailed knowledge of 15+ advanced digital marketing skills.
With this course, you will be eligible for IIDE’s placement cell with top recruiters. But we understand that a few people want to start working directly at the mid-senior managerial level. For those people, there’s option number 2.
You can opt for our 11-month exhaustive MBA-level Post Graduation Program in Digital Marketing, which offers a compulsory 2 months internship and assures a guaranteed placement for managerial positions with an average CTC of 4+ LPA.
Now, if you are confused between the above-stated options, we have something for you that can help you clear your doubts. You can get in touch with our excellent team of counsellors to find the best option for you.
And why IIDE? Take this Free Masterclass on digital marketing basics by Karan Shah, to first understand if digital marketing is for you & secondly, to decide if our learning style works for you.
Finally, as we are nearing the end of the blog, we have tried answering some commonly asked questions.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Digital Marketing well paid?
Yes, digital marketing is of course a well-paid job. The average salary of a digital marketer at an executive-level position lies between INR 2,50,000 to 5,00,000. And the average highest starting salary at a manager’s level is between INR 8,00,000 to 10,00,000.
Q. Is Digital Marketing in demand?
Digital marketing professionals have a slightly better job outlook than the average profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job demand in the marketing field as a whole should increase by 10% by 2026. This increase is higher than the national average for all occupations.
We hope the blog was informative and you enjoyed reading it. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.