As an already established Content Manager, who didn’t come from a Marketing background, I knew I needed just a few more lessons on overall Digital Marketing and how to use different types of strategies for different types of businesses. One of my friends told me about Udacity’s Digital Marketing Nanodegree Program, and after a few days of contemplating, I said “F it” and signed up.
Is it worth it?
One of my main questions at the time was if is it worth spending almost $1000 on this course. Well, in short, the answer is ‘yes, at least for me it was.’
What the Digital Marketing Nanodegree Program is really good as is explaining how businesses work by using different case studies. That’s one of the main benefits of the program as it gives you an insight of how you can tweak your strategies to suit the needs of a B2B or a B2C content. Unless you studied Marketing, this is one thing you’d never learn as a self-taught marketer.
Another highlight I love about the program is your portfolio. Most sections of the nanodegree come with assignments, which you fill out and then wait for a review from your mentor. By the end of your degree, you will already have a basic portfolio you can show off on your CV!
Other advantages of the Digital Marketing Nanodegree Program
- Continuous feedback from your mentor
- A Slack community of students
- A modern insight into digital marketing
- Focus on content marketing along with an inside look into social media
Are there any disadvantages?
Well, sort of. You must be dedicated and do assignments on time, otherwise, it’s very easy to fall behind (like I pretty much did with this assignment).
But other than that, if you can afford it, I’d definitely choose the Digital Marketing Nanodegree as your jump off desk into the world of marketing.
This program enabled me to have a greater insight into the world of Marketing, and as a Creative and Professional Writing graduate, I’d never be able to gain the same insight from any of the courses I’ve taken.
Also, thank you for making this a part of my assignment, as I was going to write about my review on this degree anyways. 😉