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5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Kadimah: 3:20pm On Aug 26, 2017
For a lot of fresh graduate seeking employment, gaining valuable employable experience which in turn gives you considerable bigger advantage over your fellow job seekers is key to getting that dream job.
Below are 5 professions you can gain on the job experience from home and boldly include in your CV.

#1: Social Media Assistant


Social Media Assistants are always needed to manage company’s social media accounts.

This requires proficiency in social medial management tools like Buffer, Hootsuite, BuzzSumo, Sprout Social, Buzzbundle, SocialOomph etc
Job Description: You would work with a Social Media Manager or a Digital Marketing Manager team Lead to create engaging content for a company’s social media presence, including keeping social media channels updated and brand-focused and seeking out new social media avenues and ways of connecting with audience, simply put it, don’t bore followers out.

You would be expected to create written, graphic and video contents. You must be a good team player, it takes a great team to come up with great social media campaigns. A good example is the Coke zero + Shazam Campaign .
Creativity doesn’t always have to be funny, it just has to be fun for your audience.
Tools to master:

Canva: Used to create graphic contents
Hootsuite,Buffer, Buzzbundle,: Enterprise level social media management tool. They can help schedule and analyze your campaigns
Sprout Social: Complete social media management tool for social media agencies
Everypost: Lets you create visual content, schedule customised posts and share content to facebook, twitter, google+, linkedin, Pinterest and
Tumblr.This is useful for posting from your Android or Iphone devices
, Google URL Builder: Url Shortner and click reporting tool. For URL Builder, you would have to combine it with your google analytics
account to get click reports.
SocialBro: is a twitter marketing tool. it helps you with all of your twitter needs from schduling content to reports, to creating ads on Twitter.
Tweepi: Help you find targeted users on twitter and then stay connected with them.

However, most of the tools have free individual plans, I will advice you stick with it first.
Tips to gaining Experience:

Pick an interest and create your social media account. I would suggest Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. After which you can include pinterest and LinkedIN.
Create a social media Calendar ( click here to download a template), It will help you organize your content and posts.
Ensure you engage your audience with actual comments not just typing ok, thanks, yes etc. Actual engagement, say for example, one of your followers posted a picture of herself. Make a nice comment on the dress, ambience, hair, picture quality, like anything that would engage the follower and make her reply you. Social media management is about relationship building.
Use hashtags constructively: Use necessary and relevant hashtags not posting a picture of a car in the #ILOVEDRESS

In summary, this would build your social media portfolio enabling you to include these verifiable experiences in your CV. Not to talk about the possibility of making money from it.

#2: SEO Specialist

In the words of freegigs.ca, a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist analyzes, reviews and implements changes to websites so they are optimized for search engines. This means maximizing the traffic to a site by improving page rank within search engines.
Tools to Master

There are hundreds of SEO tools online to work with. These tools fall under one or more categories listed below:
1. Website setup and audit
2. Keyword Research
3. On-page Content optimization
4. Link Building
5. Duplicate Content Audit
6. Accessibility & Indexation
7. Site Architecture and Internal Linking
8. Site speed

Tips to Gain Experience

This is the holy grail of digital marketing, because no matter the amount of social medial campaigns, PPC campaigns or offline marketing campaigns you carry out, every company want to be on the first page of search engines.

Not to bore you out as this will take considerable amount of explanation for newbies to understand, there are tons of material on the internet to help you out.
For you to gain valuable verifiable experience, you must invest on creating a website by yourself!!!

That’s the only way to gain the kind of skills needed to be an SEO specialist.
This wouldn’t cost you much, at least it cost me N7,700 to create my own functional website.
But i understand that a lot of pips didnt study computer science nor are tech savvy. For you lot, i will advice you stick with #1, #3, and #5.
However, if you determine to be an SEO specialist from home, www.johnmadakin.com for free tips and advice.

#3: Digital/Marketing Campaign Associate

Digital campaign associate is responsible for developing creative, dynamic digital e-marketing communications, PPC marketing and Social media marketing.
Tools to Master

Below are list of tools you need to master for this position

1. Google Adwords
2. Google Analytics
3. Googgle DoubleCick for Publishers ( If you are planning on working for a digital marketing agency, this is a must know)
4. Facebook Ad Manager
5. Twitter Ad Manager


Tips to Gaining Experience

Study first, implement next is my mantra for this profession. This involves you investing actual money so you have to study and research first before you attempt to implement.

Google Academy offer relevant training and certification to make you stand out.

Google also organizes an online marketing challenge which is an opportunity for students to experience and create online marketing campaigns using Google Adwords. With a $250 Adwords advertising budget provided by Google, students develop and run an online advertising campaign for a business or non-profit organization over a three week period.

Below is a list of of certification you should consider if you want prospective employer to take you serious.

Google online digital marketing Certification
Google Adwords Search Certification
Google Adwords Display Certification
Google Adwords Mobile Certification
Google Adwords Shopping Certification
Google Analytics Certification

You should have at least 2 Adwords certification, Google online digital marketing certification and Google analytics certification. The last requires your total commitment to scale through.

Below are steps to gaining relevant PPC marketing experience

step 1: Come up with a product to sell or services you want to offer online.

step 2: Build your ecommerce site. If you cant, you can use your affiliate webpages from Konga, Jumia, SMEmarkethub, Jiji, etc

step 3: Create an adwords account using your gmail account
step 4: Link your adwords account to your website with it.
step 5: click here for steps to start advertising on ADWORDS or facebook

#4: E-commerce Analyst

An e-commerce analyst looks specifically at transactions that occur on the e-commerce website and researches ways to improve on exisiting sales goals. A successful e-commerce analyst leverages data about the users he services to improve the conversion rate of the companies he works for. You will need to know how to use analytics software and Excel, and you need communication skills to articulate the results of your data.

Tools to master

Tableau
Firebase analytics
Consumer barometer
Google Data Studio
Google Analytics
Google Webmaster Tools

Tips to Gaining Experience

Study for the Google analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ) Exam
This certification is rigorous and you get to study with videos, demos,.. you even have your own Google merchandise store demo account which you can use to get real life insight into using google analytics.


#5: Content Writer

Very good content writers are highly sought after.
Content writer as a creative professional who understands how the major search engines work and what people are searching for when they visit particular websites. Their job is to ensure that their clients’ content is relevant enough to create interest for consumers, plus answer any of their questions and possibly convert them into a customer.

Tools to Master

Yoast
Keyword Planner
Title Maker
Buzzsumo
Google Analytics

Tips to Gaining Experience

This might not be as easy as you think but if you must have verifiable experience as a content writer, i will employ you to pick a niche. We are all tired of everybody writing about wizkid, davido or PMB. But if you must, be good at it.
You would also need to learn to optimize your written content using Yoast, carry keywords research- you don’t want to be writing for yourself. Trust me, its the worst thing that can happen to you as a writer.

On a final note, there are a lot of blogs out there, you can approach a couple of them and start guest writing for them for FREE (yea you read that right). That way you get to build your online portfolio.


https://www.johnmadakin.com/tips/how-to-gain-valuable-employable-experience/

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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by lonelydora: 8:55am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by mspee(f): 8:57am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Nobody: 8:59am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Ojobojo1(m): 9:08am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by TedLawrence(f): 9:10am On Aug 27, 2017
Nice one bro..anyone for photography, because I'm a freelance photographer.
Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by jericco1(m): 9:14am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by seunny4lif(m): 9:14am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by seunny4lif(m): 9:15am On Aug 27, 2017

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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Boy101(m): 9:15am On Aug 27, 2017
Thank You OP!
Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by mrdoubled(m): 9:43am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by sakaba(m): 10:37am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Harbeyg09(m): 11:55am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by CellTabRepair20: 11:57am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by eveekudos: 12:01pm On Aug 27, 2017
How do I advertise my business online?
Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Ironlion1(m): 12:56pm On Aug 27, 2017
eveekudos:
How do I advertise my business online?
Ask Google.
Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Panelbeater(m): 2:30pm On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by sommyblaze(m): 2:30pm On Aug 27, 2017
This is the perfect topic for youths..... When I say youth I mean 18-30.....

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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Tattooboy: 3:08pm On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Tickles01: 5:17pm On Aug 27, 2017
Nice post and well educating..
Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Capella11(m): 5:37pm On Aug 27, 2017
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Or 08135986755..
Thank you
Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by zodd(m): 8:54pm On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by ochendo809(m): 10:07pm On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Kadimah: 12:49am On Aug 28, 2017
eveekudos:
How do I advertise my business online?

For starters, i will advise u go with social media advertising.. Gives u more control over whom u target and its way cheaper than google adwords...

Look out..i will post a topic on advertising for small business...
Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Kadimah: 12:49am On Aug 28, 2017
ochendo809:
Nice piece and insightful

Thanks
Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by Kadimah: 1:06am On Aug 28, 2017
TedLawrence:
Nice one bro..anyone for photography, because I'm a freelance photographer.

For a freelance photographer, i would advice you build your portfolio... Not just taking pictures at birthday parties or weddings...ur portfolio should be wholistic... It shld contain pics of landmarks, events, emotions, etc...
Go to market places, schs, churches, health care centers, halls, beaches, mountain tops, etc..n take quality pics..

Finally, share them on foto sharing websites like foto.com.ng...there re a lot of them..cant remember..a quick search on google will help...

Like i said with as little as 7k, u can buy a domain and build ur own website where google can crawl ur website and people can easily find ur pics on google images..
Let me know if u need anything else

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Re: 5 Career Path You Can Easily Gain Valuable Experience From Home by jobbers: 10:44am On Aug 28, 2017
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