What Will your Next Move Be to Become Digital Savvy ?
THIS POST WAS UPDATED 20.3.2021
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.
A webinar hosted 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
I have come across Digital Mums before in my journey, I had started creating this resource for women to help them find ways to stay at home and care for their families whilst still able to contribute to the home.
How To Become Digitally Savvy
Now I have to give Digital Mums credit where credit is due.
They have put together an impressive program of social media 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 the digital mums course is not without
Laura Moore talks about her experience with the digital mums course review,
So what’ s the problem and why are you raising Digital Mums training, you may be asking?
Well there are two things I wanted to share with you.
I have read a couple of posts where it seems that Digital Mums 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 home working space for any period of time you will know that the online field changes by the day, the month and the year.
You simply have to keep on top of these changes.
Have a look at what others who have taken the Digital Mums social media training had to say and then make your own mind up. It seems it is an emotional roller coaster
My second point is the cost of digital mums course
Let me put this into context.
Their target market is — Mums.
Let us 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 digital mums course?
Money of course.
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
If you have £1,749 ( £2,100 inc. VAT), which is the cost of digital mums Social Media Training Course, when I last checked (it may have gone up down or who knows what by the time you are reading this post) money that
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 researched 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 one aspect.
But if you are not in that lucky financial boat with a few thousand sitting around and are wondering if there’ s an alternative
Yes, there is…
Here at THE DIGITAL MUM you will find free workshops and resources that will show you how you can finally create the life you love working from home.
But let me also tell you about other training and programs that I have used on my online journey.
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First off let’s start with
Female Entrepreneurs Association
Carrie Green started Female Entrepreneurs Association with the focus of helping women get started and take the leap.
Her mantra is
‘I can, I will watch me’ .
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.
Okay so you are not going to get a certificate but the proof will be in what you set up online. You will have the proof of creating your own website and online business with your own social medical marketing campaign.
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
If you have a skill or hobby that you want to turn into a wildly successful business, then it is a good low-cost entry point to get started with.
What is the difference between Digital Mums and Female Entrepreneur Association?
Maybe Female Entrepreneur Association will not be as straightforward as Digital Mums whose focus is teaching you to manage social media accounts and become a social media manager, whilst at Female Entrepreneurs Association you will be learning alot more skills and building your own business which of course it going to take a bit more work and some entrepreneurial spirit on your part.
Female Entrepreneurs Association is 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.
You will learn how 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 you just have a single skill already that you want to put into practice.
Let me introduce you to
Work at Home Heroes by Caitlin Pyle
I came across Caitlin Pyle with Work at Home Heroes, when she ran an
She runs a hugely successful network and if you are not the entrepreneurial type and just want to have, well a job from home, she promotes using skills you already have or can learn to gain.
In her case she was a
It’ s hugely popular and is only opened at certain times of the year — so you’ll have to register to find out when it is next open, and wait for the moment to hit you again.
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, 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 everyday – day in and day out.
You will constantly need to get more clients as there will be a natural drop way from clients, once they think their social media is all up and running and want to maintain it themselves. They will move on, it is inevitable.
How Do You Build a Digital Lifestyle Business?
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.
This is the same system that I have used to build this website and where i learnt the skills I needed to get started
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.
Launch You – All In One Package (Six Figure Mentors)
The final system that I want to highlight is the Six Figure Mentors, by Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek.
*Disclosure – 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 Stuart Ross. When I joined, the program had some training, but it is nothing like the training that they have developed since then. It has greatly improved and undergone many changes and new offerings being added all the time 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 more recently the All In One Launch You Package and business packages for those ready to take their business up to the next level.
So what are you going to get with this
You may think it is going to be technical and marketing, but no, the first modules are dedicated to looking at your mindset and understanding your WHY and setting YOUR GOALS.
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 and more recently the Launch You Package 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 do affiliating marketing
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 on a tight budget.
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. 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
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