With a successful career running her own publishing company behind her, Selina Edwards, is the last person you would expect to feel unconfident. But after taking time out of the workplace after having her youngest daughter Selina realised the digital world had left her behind.
“When my youngest daughter went to school, I thought “What am I going to do now?” explained Selina. “Marketing had changed so much and we used to send press packs out in the post. I didn’t know how social media worked.
“Although I had been successful in the past when you have had kids and left the workforce for a bit you can feel scared.”
Selina, who lives in Dorset with her husband and two daughters, studied the Digital Mums Foundation in Social Media Marketing in September 2019 and loved it so much she decided to sign up to the Advanced Diploma.
“I thrived doing it and learned so much.” said Selina. “I wanted to know even more so the Advanced Diploma was the natural next step.
“If you feel nervous, you need not worry as it’s so nurturing, and your hand is held throughout the process.”
I would recommend anyone looking for a change of career to look no further than Digital Mums. Two weeks after graduating I was in the process of setting up my own agency and invoicing for work!
Every Advanced Diploma student is partnered with a successful former Digital Mum turned business-owner where they get on-the-job training.
“I struck up an amazing relationship with my course client and she really trusted me to run her social media platforms.” explained Selina.
“It was a fantastic learning process as afterward we would look at what went well and what didn’t.”
Selina impressed her so much that she snapped her up after the course finished.
“I was asked to run the social media accounts for some of her clients which was so exciting. I am also trialling new social media training for them and running campaigns for another beauty brand.
“The Digital Mums Advanced Diploma really helped me to find clients. The course is an investment but if you’re dedicated it’s a fantastic opportunity that can give you great earning potential.”
After finishing the course just two months ago Selina has multiple clients for her social media business and is also preparing to launch her own pet e-commerce business with her sister where she will lead on all things marketing-related – a move she wouldn’t have had the confidence to make before.
“All the knowledge I am using to set up my own business I have gleaned from Digital Mums, explained Selina
“From developing user personas to building a brand; it has all proved so useful for my new business and now people are asking me for advice!”
“You can lose your way a little bit when you’re a mum and are used to not putting yourself first. Digital Mums have given me my drive back.
“It’s made me realise my self-worth again. I have got lots of experience and lots to offer.”
“I would recommend anyone looking for a change of career to look no further than Digital Mums. Two weeks after graduating I was in the process of setting up my own agency and invoicing for work!”
To learn more about how you can apply for a coveted spot on our unique Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing click here.