Picture this scenario, you a mum at home wondering what your next move will be?
You’ve scoured the internet in search of the next best thing?
Maybe your date to return to work is looming and you have to leave your adorable bundle in the care of someone else because you have to return to work.
Or your kids are at school and you are wondering what to with the hours in between?
Or maybe you are at the latter stages of parenting and contemplating how not to think of your young adult children going off to university.
Recently a webinar by Digital Mums, just popped up in my Facebook feed (not to be confused with me The Digital Mum, you could easily be mistaken I know I was intrigued too
Now I have to give Digital Mums credit where credit is due, they have put together an impressive program of training for mums to help them create a living from home, heck you even get a certificate at the end of it to prove it and they have had the course certified. It seems though it is not without
So what’s the problem and why are you raising Digital Mums training, you may be asking?
Well there are two things
I have read a couple of posts where there is talk that they are not regularly updating their course content and providing the support
Now, this is a big NO, NO.
If you have been in this digital space for any period of time you will know that the online field changes by the year, month,
My second point is the cost of their course
Let me put this into context.
Their target markets – Mums.
Lets break this down.
Mums will fall into one of three categories
1 New Mum – getting to grips with your little one
2 Busy Mum – probably with school aged children
3 Experienced Mum – with teenagers and almost to become adults
Digital Mums target market is mainly New Mums. As a new mum, you’ve carefully nurtured and carried your bundle for 9 months, delivered him or her safely into the world and are now home thinking, I really don’t want to leave my precious bundle at a nursery or return to work. You want to savour every coo and yes even every pooey nappy does not seem so bad compared to the alternative.
So what’s stopping you from taking their course?
Money of course.
Yes, you’ve been on maternity leave, if you’re lucky your employer is paying you for whatever maternity pay you have accumulated or if not then statutory maternity pay has kicked in.
Let’s face it neither is not going to cover the bills let alone cover the cost of the training.
So the point is you’re probably living on one
I’ve had a look at what they are offering, though I’ve not actually bought the training program, so I am not able to fully comment about what you will find there, but from what I have seen and heard of Digital Mums, I am sure that you will get training on running social media campaigns and at the end of it a certificate for your efforts. They really have put a lot of work and effort into creating something that is truly a great start for new mums, but the training is narrow and only focuses on this aspect.
But if you are not in that lucky financial boat and are wondering if there’s an alternative
Yes, there is…
Let me introduce you to the
Carrie Green started this with the focus of helping women get started and take the leap. Her mantra ‘I can, I will watch me’. With its
I have been part of the membership, so I am talking from experience as to what you will find behind the scenes. If you have an idea, a passion or interest that you could turn into a wildly successful business, the Female Entrepreneurs Association will teach you all the skills you will need, from setting up your website, branding yourself, social media (there are several bundles covering Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram), creating your own Worksheets, growing your email list, basically everything you need to get a business up and off the ground.
What do you get at the Female Entrepreneurs Association
Bundles covering every aspect of creating an online business – Branding, Website, Social Media, Mindset, Goal Setting, Blogging, List building, How To Make Videos, The Graphics Bundle, The Copywriting Bundle and many more, there’s just so much on offer.
Every month there is a new bundle
You have the chance to be paired up with an accountability partner
Monthly goal setting workshops
Webinars and WOW groups (chance to meet other members online and their unique WOW events)
Monthly Challenges and planners
Female Entrepreneurs Association has everything to get you started to set up your own
Okay, so this is not as straightforward as Digital Mums whose focus is teaching you to manage social media accounts and become a social media manager, it will take a bit of work and some entrepreneurial spirit on your part.
It’s not a step by step system but if you are able to work through the bundles, you will soon understand the principles needed to build your own website, market your own business using social media and also traditional methods and to use these skills to create an income for yourself.
Maybe you’re not the entrepreneurial type, you don’t want to put together all the components and just have a single skill already that you want to hone in one.
Let me introduce you to
Work at Home Heroes by Caitlin Pyle
I recently came across Caitlin Pyle with Work at Home Heroes, when she ran an
I haven’t personally taken her proofreading course, but I wanted to highlight that there is a lot out there on offer and so you must do your research and find the path that is right for you.
Of course, following this path in some ways, it could feel just like a job, you have to do the work each time and then you get paid.
In many ways that is the same like the course offered by Digital Mums you will have to monitor those clients social media and do the work day in and day out, you will need to get more clients as there will be natural move on from clients once they think it is all up and running and they can maintain it themselves, they move on its inevitable.
The final training I wish to let you know about is one that allows you to obtain online training with a business in a box system.
You don’t need to have a hobby, or prior knowledge and you will learn the skills of online marketing including yes you guessed it Social Media Marketing as part of what they teach.
Six Figure Mentors
The final system that I want to highlight is the Six Figure Mentors, by Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek. Discloser, *I am a part of this as an affiliate, I will receive commissions for recommending them. I only recommend products that I have tried and use myself.
I have been a part of this community since the first days when it was started by just Stuart Ross around 2010. The saying start before you are ready was certainly true for him then. When I joined, the program had some training, but it is nothing like the training that they have developed since then and it has greatly improved since I started, and I am still there.
There have been some changes in the leadership at first Stuart Ross had partnered up with Daniel Wagner but they parted company as they did not have the same vision moving forward for the business.
Stuart then partnered up with Jay Kubassek and since then they have evolved the company bringing onboard the Digital Experts Academy (DEA) training and business packages for those ready to take their business up to the next level.
So what are you going to get with this
They have key team leaders like John Jackson known as JJ, who worked
Then there is Justin Woolf who runs the Elite side of the business who has a
Danielle Evans is in charge of helping you get
Together the team help you to set out these key components early on before you even start marketing.
What do you get for your SFM membership
Proven business in
Training and education
Learn everything to do with social media marketing
Learn how to affiliate market
Developing your Mindset – many don’t realise how key this element is
Access and training to build your own website with hosting
Access to their Digital Bloggers platform – get started blogging with no
Free trial period then $29.95 and then a monthly fee of $97
There is a monthly cost which you could argue would not be a fit initially for mums,
They have all the tools you will need in one place, they recently made some changes to their flagship Digital Business Lounge for a small fee, in order to have up to 6 websites hosted with support, but the good news is that it is Free if you only want one site hosted, and frankly when you are getting started that is all you are going to need. There are other features that the Digital Business Lounge provides such as access to Lead Pages to build your landing pages,
What have you got to lose by having a look for free? There is a complimentary 7 Day Video series which walks you through exactly what you will get
Or if you want to know how it all works, then go straight to the three workshops for Free for a real taste of what you can achieve.
I only share information that I think will benefit other women. I have been through countless programs over my years online when I was getting started on my journey and trying to figure this out. I have seen a lot of behind the scenes of other programs that are on offer.
*Disclaimer – I have not been on Digital Mums Social Media Training, so I cannot vouch for it, but from the testimonials and positive comments, it obviously does deliver, and you will learn how to manage Social Media – think about that you will on learn about one skill – Social Media. Why stop at one when you can add a range of skill that will help you keep up to date with the fast moving internet world.
But why stop there when you could learn all the skills associated with building a business online in one place, you don’t have to wait till it opens, it has a step by step system with everything you need in one easy to manage place?
A Digital Education in one place that will show you how you can finally find the balance in your life.
The Digital Mum spreading the word about the Digital Lifestyle
Because there is another way!
Here’s to living your digital life
The Digital Mum
*these are affiliate links and I will receive a commission but I only promote products I’ve tried and researched and offer value do your own due diligence and choose products that are right for you and what you hope to achieve.