Tuesday 12 July 2022

How To Find Your Niche In The Digital Marketing World In 2022

 How To Find Your Niche In The Digital Marketing World in 2022.

Everything you need to know about finding your place in the digital marketing ecosystem.

Photo by Yan Krukov:

It's 2022 and everyone is equipping themselves with relevant digital skills to keep up with the recent trends.

 Hello there, are you having trouble trying to find your prospect in the digital marketing space?

You probably have questions like; "How do I know where to specialize in digital marketing"

Well, if you stick around till the end of the article, You would find out.

So, What is Digital Marketing?

Digital Marketing, also known as online marketing, is the promotion of brands to connect with potential clients using the internet and other forms of digital communication. This does not only include email, social media, and web-based advertising, but also text and multimedia messages as a marketing channel.

Essentially, if a marketing campaign involves digital communication, it's considered digital marketing.

The Digital Marketing World is quite vast, having a lot of Fields as stated below;
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Pay Per Click (PPC)
  • Marketing Automation
  • Email Marketing
  • Online PR
  • Content/Copywriting
  • Sponsored Content
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Etc.

These are different fields under the digital Marketing umbrella aimed at achieving the ultimate goal of connecting service providers to their target audience.

Looking at all these fields you're probably wondering which is the best fit for you.

Here are 5 must-take steps in helping you identify your niche.

  • Do your research

This is the most rigorous part, Just like finding a needle in a haystack. This process involves a whole lot of work.
Maya Angelov said "When you know better you do better".
If you as a person must rule in your sphere you really can't do much without adequate knowledge.
Research is key to finding hidden treasures (you should see it that way).
Digital marketing as a whole is like a cosmos you just have to find your galaxy and make it thrive.
Thorough online search, Taking courses, and hands-on training are one of the best ways of getting insightful knowledge of your field.
You can't optimize what you have little knowledge about. Thus, if you're looking to find your comfort zone, you must be well aware of every field, making it easier to pick your area of specialization.
Which leads us to the next point!

  • Identify what Works for you

Now, this is where you might want to make a bucket list. This is just because most people find it hard to identify what works for them.
It's important you find a field that is in line with what makes you comfortable (rule out anyone that isn't on your list), so you can easily develop a passion for it.
People tend to give off passive energy when they're doing what they do not enjoy engaging in.
Look within yourself and ask ``What can I do, such that I would put all my energy into and also enjoy doing?``.
Identifying what works for you helps you to develop an affinity for your job.
It could be email marketing that your heart leans towards or SEO you know you just have to follow that rhythm in your heart!.

  • Identify Problems

Looking to be the most sought-after person in your niche? Do you want to be an asset? This can be achieved with a speed effect through problem-solving.
You might ask why? Well, Duke Ellington said " A problem is a chance for you to do your best"
If you can identify the shortcomings of that niche, it's an avenue for you to fly literally. In this time and age we live in, the Most sorted after persons are problem solvers.
The world of digital marketing has its pros and definitely its cons as well. Using these cons to your advantage, you can invent ways to curb them, it'll make you stand out from the crowd.
The richest man in the world arrived where he is today by identifying problems and proffering solutions!
So the Level to which you can administer a solution is proportional to your value in that field.

  • Put in All The work!

By now, you have done your research and identified your area of specialization and its problems.
Now is the time to build and invest in your skill. Take courses, go for seminars, and take on internships.
You have to do all you can to sharpen your skills. Your level of dexterity in a task depends on how much skill you've garnered. This could also mean, you want to get those high earning jobs?

You have to be Good!, very Good!

  • Join a Digital Marketing Community.

People say "No man is an Island". This is very true, As no man can be all-knowing.
Communities are platforms that help you get familiar with persons of all levels of Dexterity in the digital marketing space.
The purpose of these communities is for people to come together and share ideas and also put out opportunities. You can find communities on social media platforms like; Twitter, slack, discord, Facebook, etc...
How to optimize these communities? First, you must be active in those communities so you can get recognition. This will help people to get familiar with you.
You'll definitely meet experts in your field you can sort mentorship from (Which could be paid and also free). Securing jobs and internships is a plus that comes with these communities.
They open you up to streamlined opportunities. So you don't have to find a needle in a sack.
We'll recommend DigiClan, One of the largest digital communities consisting of some of the smartest minds in Digital Marketing from Africa.

Here's a link to join: https://from.digiclan.africa/reg


Now, you have the roadmap to finding your niche. From the point of research to identifying what works for you, recognizing problems and their solutions, putting all the work, and joining a community.

You will probably need to ask yourself. Do you find yourself doing what you're doing now as a fully-fledged job? Can you dedicate time and resources to perfecting these skills?

Get the right answers to these questions and you're ready to take on the world.

If you have any questions drop them in the comment section.

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