We have put together a few tips on updating your WFH wardrobe this winter, allowing you to perform at your very best during the colder months with a little help from Next and the new Emma Willis Collection that the team loves.
Rather than talk about what’s new in the world of social media over the next two months with the inevitable "predictions for social media in 2021" blogs, we want to talk about what’s NOT new. Those unchanging, fundamental principles that underpin social media success. There's no point chasing the new features and functionalities if you haven't got the basics in place.DMHQ Social Media
Step seven in building a successful social media marketing strategy
We are passionate about supporting small businesses and charities to nail their social media, which is why we have distilled some of our key learnings into handy blog posts. In this series, we have learned about social media algorithms, how understanding your customers and building a sociable brand is the key to making them work for you, how important it is to have an influencer and content strategy and how data is the key to knowing what is working and what isn't. This is the final blog in the series, the final piece of the puzzle - building a social media marketing funnel.Social Media
Step four in building a successful social media marketing strategy
We are passionate about supporting small businesses and charities to nail their social media, which is why we have distilled some of our key learnings into handy blog posts. In our previous blogs, we learned the importance of understanding our customers and building the right sociable brand which are essential steps before crafting a content strategy. Before we begin let’s just say that we could genuinely write a book on all you need to know about successful content strategies. So what we aim to do in this blog is to give you some key pointers.Social Media
Step five in building a successful social media marketing strategy
We are passionate about supporting small businesses and charities to nail their social media, which is why we have distilled some of our key learnings into handy blog posts. In our previous blogs, we learned to develop a sociable brand that places the customer at its core. In this blog, we will learn how even a business with the smallest budget can have an influencer strategy.Social Media
Step three in building a successful social media marketing strategy
We are passionate about supporting small businesses and charities to nail their social media, which is why we have distilled some of our key learnings into handy blog posts. In our previous blogs we learned about social media algorithms and creating personas to understand your target customers. In this blog, we will talk about the next most important element of success on social media that is something unique to Digital Mums - building a sociable brand using a pie chart.Social Media
Step two in building a successful social media marketing strategy
We are passionate about supporting small businesses and charities to nail their social media, which is why we have distilled some of our key learnings into handy blog posts. In our previous blogs we learned about social media algorithms, how they work and how they prioritise quality conversations, content and relationships. In this blog, we will cover the most important strategic piece of the puzzle to tick these boxes - understanding your target customers.Social Media
Step one in building a successful social media marketing strategy
You can't start building and executing a social media marketing strategy for a business or charity without understanding social media algorithms and how they work.Social Media
In this blog series in collaboration with awesome Life and Career Coach Gemma Bartlett you’ll find tips & insights to increase your chances of success when applying to and interviewing for, a new job. In this blog, we'll explore what you need to do to nail your interview on the day.
In this blog series in collaboration with awesome Life and Career Coach Gemma Bartlett, you’ll find tips & insights to increase your chances of success when applying to and interviewing for, a new job. First up, how to write a compelling CV and cover letter.
In this blog series in collaboration with awesome Life and Career Coach Gemma Bartlett you’ll find tips & insights to increase your chances of success when applying to and interviewing for, a new job. Here we'll explore the best ways to prepare for your interview so you are fully equipped with everything you need to succeed.
We are committed to helping small businesses to make 2020 the year they nail social media. If you are at the stage where you’re managing your own social media then you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of ways to learn, from joining a free Masterclass, downloading our free white paper to listening to an audio lesson or enrolling on a free short course. Read on to find out more.Social Media
Chrissy Stonebridge, 59, has two children aged 24 and 25 and lives in Morden, Surrey with her husband. Chrissy Stonebridge carved out a successful career in PR in the 1980s and 1990s but after taking time out to raise her family realised the digital world had left her behind. Thankfully a free spot on our Future Skills Bootcamps sorted her out.
Lizzie Shanahan lives in Leeds with her nine-year-old daughter. After going through a divorce, Lizzie Shanahan found herself thrust back into the job market and then Covid hit. Find out how a free space on our Future Skills course helped her gain confidence and in-demand skills to help her navigate the post-pandemic job market.
Emma Dorgan, mum to a four-year-old daughter and lives in Crystal Palace, South London with her husband. After dropping out of college twice, Emma had convinced herself that learning just wasn’t for her. The fun and practical design of our Future Skills Bootcamp changed her mind.
Dana Bradley, is a children's swimming instructor and lives with her husband and two children aged 8 and 10. She went from feeling physically sick at the thought of learning to being a passionate learner in just a few weeks thanks to a free space on our Future Skills course. She's already feeling more confident about the future.
Building in-demand employability skills is a potential solution for women made redundant or at risk of redundancy due to the Coronavirus. Read on to find out how you can learn more about these in-demand areas for free, including free spaces on our online Future Skills Bootcamps.
We have officially opened up admissions for our next Foundation in Social Media Marketing course, starting in October. This course is designed around the needs of busy mothers and women, offering maximum flexibility through online study and bite-size lessons.Foundation in Social Media Marketing DMHQ
Visual content is so important for brands and businesses, but not everyone can afford a professional graphic designer. Find out some of the most common mistakes people make and how you can fix them.
We are delighted to announce free spaces on our Digital Bootcamp for mothers.
We followed up with our alumnae 6 years on to find out more about the wide variety of brands that our alumni members have worked with since becoming social media experts. We were blown away by the breadth of their expertise and some of the big name brands they have worked for.
We celebrate some of the amazing businesses set up by our alumni members, from fashion to lifestyle.Case Study
Cathy studied on our Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing in 2016 and before she'd even finished she had set up her own social media business. She has grown several businesses and organisations from scratch, ranging from a digital agency to a subscription box for anxious teenagers.Case Study
Maria studied on our Advanced Diploma in 2016 like many alumni members joining us when her daughter started school. She now runs Four31 Digital, an award winning social media and Facebook ads consultancy which she set up in 2017.Case Study
In 2008 Emel walked away from a very unhappy career in Property Management and 7 years later had no idea what to do next. Thankfully she joined our Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing and now runs a successful social media agency as well as sharing her knowledge teaching social media to others, including as a tutor for Digital Mums.Case Study
Accessible short courses at not-for-profit prices to help you upskill in in-demand areas.
There is no such thing as “business as usual” at the moment. There is nothing “usual” about the unprecedented crisis our society is in. However, we wanted to reach out to our community to let you know that we will be active throughout the Coronavirus crisis period and to update you on what we are doing.DMHQ
We are excited to announce our partnership with That Works For Me, the platform that matches businesses to talented, flexible freelancers.
At Digital Mums we all work 100% remotely. So we know a thing or two about collaborating with colleagues that aren't in the same place. As you can imagine we have a lot of learnings about the things that work and the things that don't work when collaborating with colleagues remotely, so we're sharing our top tips.
The question our team gets asked the most is “Why isn’t social working for my brand?” We have supported over 800 businesses to get the most out of social media, so we thought we’d compile this blog to share our insights on what we have learned from the mistakes they were making.Social Media
So you’re ready to hire a freelancer to support you with your social media? Follow our advice on what to do, and what to avoid doing, to build a great working relationship.
We are following our alumni members to see what they are doing with their lives and how they've been using the knowledge, skills and confidence they gained through learning with us. In this blog, we are showcasing women that have set up their dream business.Advanced Diploma
Klara Akerstrom, 39 and Mel Booth, 43, are the founders of Marketing Lab a friendly Marketing Consultancy offering practical and tailored advice and support to a diverse range of clients based in the Surrey Hills. They jointly completed our Foundation in Social Media Marketing course and are looking forward to sharing their newfound social media expertise with their clients.Foundation in Social Media Marketing Case Study
Keri Mason, 40, completed the Foundation in Social Media Marketing to support her move to freelancing, so she can weave social media into her portfolio of content creation services.Foundation in Social Media Marketing Case Study
Emma MacFarlane, 48, is a successful marketing freelancer and lives in Thames Ditton, Surrey, with her husband and family. She completed the Foundation in Social Media Marketing to expand her social media knowledge and to offer another marketing avenue to her clients.Foundation in Social Media Marketing Case Study
Heather Paton works as a Programme Coordinator for Link UP London’s ReLaunch Programme who funded her place on our Foundation in Social Media Marketing course. She lives in Clapham with her family.Foundation in Social Media Marketing Case Study
Meet Helen Robinson, founder of Gifted Local. Helen completed our Foundation in Social Media Marketing course and is now excited about applying her learnings to grow her new business which connects people to creative businesses in their local area helping them to shop more sustainably.Foundation in Social Media Marketing Case Study
Step six in building a successful social media marketing strategy
We are passionate about supporting small businesses and charities to nail their social media, which is why we have distilled some of our key learnings into handy blog posts. While it's crucial to understand your customers, to have a sociable brand and to craft a content strategy if you aren't using data effectively you can't learn over time what works and what doesn't. So this blog is all about using data.Social Media
Rose Crabb was a marketing insights specialist on a three-year career break when she realised she needed to update her digital skills after taking some freelance work. She is now a Strategist at a small Artifical Intelligence startup and credits the course for giving her the skills and confidence to get this job.
Victoria was a stay at home mother when she started the course but with her oldest starting school was keen to start working again. She decided to update her skills to support her move back into the workplace. Here’s her story.
Kelly Jacobson Collins is 46 and has two boys aged 8 and 6. She lost her job and was in a career rut when she chose to study with us, having lost a lot of confidence. Thankfully the Bootcamp gave her the boost she needed and she is now loving her job as a Compliance Product Director for Unruly and even managed to negotiate a higher salary.
Denise Harman lives in Wandsworth, South West London, with her husband and five year-old twin girls. Previously a management consultant, Denise took five years out to look after her children. Find out more about Denise's journey from digital dinosaur, to digital dudette and how this improved her career prospects.
The internet has transformed the world of work. Find out what happened, how things have changed and what you can do to ensure you don't let this new digital world leave you behind.
If you are on a career break and are looking to walk back into the workplace with confidence, then look no further. Our Digital Retox course has been renamed, reworked and rebooted specifically for women on a career break.
Have you ever thought that you weren’t good enough? When you look at courses do you think you won’t be able to do them? That they’ll be too hard? You’ll fail? You’ll make a fool of yourself by trying? It turns out... you're not the only one.
Mothers are often time poor, and if they can find a few hours for study, they're juggling a number of spinning plates and learning something new requires the mental focus that many feel they simply don’t have. One of the biggest barriers to learning that comes up in our conversations with mothers is a lack of time and critically, a lack of headspace to take advantage of learning opportunities.Adult Learning
Our latest research found that confidence issues were hardest felt by older mothers, with 25% of mothers over the age of 51 lacking the confidence to learn something new. 28% said they felt they were too old to learn. But is it true you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Read on for the finding from our new "Locked out of Learning" report.Adult Learning
Our new research has shown that outdated skills and knowledge are really holding mothers back in their careers and keeping them out of the workforce. The solution is to engage in adult learning but 1 in 2 of the mothers we surveyed had not engaged in any formal learning within the last 3 years. Given mothers are concerned about their skills and knowledge dating and how this could impact their career, why is this? Read on to find out...Adult Learning
Taking time out from work can mean it’s difficult to re-enter the job market but 'career break' shouldn't mean 'career broken'. Today we are launching our new report "Locked out of Learning" which builds on our previous research into maternal unemployment, but now focuses on the potential of adult learning as a solution to support mothers back into rewarding work. Read on to learn more about the findings from our latest research and to review our recommendations.Adult Learning
Understandably cost comes up time and time again as a major barrier to learning something new. So we’ve pulled together some ideas of what you can do if you’re finding financial hurdles to learning something new.
Freelancer stereotypes might be all millennial creatives, but that’s certainly not the reality. You might be surprised to find that it’s actually the over 50s that are dominating the freelance workforce in 2019. Read on for some of the reasons behind this trend and to learn how we're supporting those who are looking to make a move into freelancing in their 50s and beyond.
Learn more about our new “Becoming a Successful Freelancer” course which has been designed to help parents and parents-to-be get more flex in their lives.
Having a strong personal brand has become increasingly important for a successful career in today’s competitive jobs market but, given freelancers can succeed or fail on the basis of their reputation, having a compelling personal brand has now become a necessity.
There are numerous benefits of freelancing, particularly when it comes to your emotional wellbeing are many. But how do you overcome some of the challenges that ditching the ‘9 to 5’ can bring?Podcast
Learning has been proven to have positive benefits to confidence and self-esteem. So if you’re sitting there thinking that you aren’t capable of learning, then it sounds like you’re the sort of person that would benefit hugely from doing so!
We have launched a brand new course designed to help and support parents in overcoming all the potential barriers they face, so that they can build a successful freelance career.
The major barrier to learning that comes up in our research findings and conversations with women learners is time. Read our 7 Top Tips to help you carve out some time to #LearnIn.
Never mind back to school for the kids - it’s time that mums leaned into #LearnIn
Freelancing during the summer holidays? Read on to learn how to manage the juggle!
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” – or so the saying goes. I think the reality is that both are important, but since I graduated from Digital Mums just over a year ago, I have really learnt the value of having a good network.Case Study
When people think about the benefits of learning they traditionally think of employment benefits such as improved employment prospects, increased earnings and job satisfaction. However, learning can deliver far more powerful emotional and psychological benefits that are often surprising and unexpected.
The benefits of learning are broad and far-reaching. In this blog, we will focus on the employment benefits that adult learning delivers.
In our new campaign #LearnIn - why women need to lean into learning - we will be talking a lot about the importance of lifelong learning and in this blog, we explore why.DMHQ
Digital Mums run awareness-raising campaigns designed around our core mission to reduce maternal unemployment and to improve the maternal experience in the workplace. Find out about our NEW campaign: #LearnInDMHQ
In celebration of our 5 year anniversary of delivering social impact, we have launched our very own Digital Mums podcast!DMHQ Podcast
If you are intrigued by how we manage to get such great results from our online courses, our CoFounder, Kathryn Tyler, shares some of the secrets to our success.DMHQ
We've hit the 5th anniversary of our first ever Digital Mums graduates and because social impact is at the core of our business we wanted to measure the social impact of our learning experiences. Read on to find out how we are performing at delivering these benefits.DMHQ
It's five years since our very first Digital Mums' students graduated, so what better time to reflect on our journey, our original mission and look at the impact our Social Media vocational training has had on the 1500 mums who have studied with us.DMHQ
Finding the time to do our 6 month vocational training is easily one of the biggest areas of consideration for our prospective trainees. So to help anyone wanting to find out more about how to manage it, this blog shares top tips from students and graduates.DMHQ Advanced Diploma
Take a look behind the scenes of our Digital Mums' trainingDMHQ Social Media
We are so excited to launch our first ever non-vocational social media marketing training course and hope that this will help us get closer to our mission of supporting millions of mothers to find the rewarding career they deserve.DMHQ Social Media
As the world’s largest women’s network, Avon is committed to understanding the issues around women's economic participation and supporting women to overcome the challenges they face.Campaigns
Hear the inspirational story of how one of our Digital Mums graduates built a global business while she was on bed rest
Want a taste of what it's like to study with Digital Mums? Read on for some sample lessons and an overview of our vocational training that gets you job-ready like no other online training can.
One of our amazing graduates Emel Rizwani hosted a webinar recently to talk about her journey to becoming a Social Media Manager and what a typical day in her life looks like.
Find out how one of our Advanced Diploma Graduates got the job of her dreams before she had even graduated our training!Case Study Advanced Diploma
Our vocational Diploma in Social Media Marketing training has come to an end whilst we develop a new course aimed at helping more mums find #WorkThatWorks. Here we look back at the unique training that helped many mums ditch the 9-5 and work flexibly around their families.DMHQ
Our Co-Founders take time to reflect on five years of training and the future of Digital Mums.DMHQ
Our new-look Digital Retox course is here! Check out how you can keep up with the evolving modern workplace and build the career you deserve in just seven weeks.
Check out our Do The Hustle toolkit - a free resource bank to help our social media graduates build a successful and sustainable freelancer career.DMHQ
Find out more about our Digital Retox course designed to fast-track students' understanding of the key digital technologies and skills crucial to the 21st Century modern workplace.
Following two successful pilots, we're opening up admissions for our first all-singing, all-dancing Digital Retox course! If you want to reboot your digital skills and give your career confidence a boost, read on!
Read about this Advanced Diploma Digital Mum and how she has launched her own business since graduatingCase Study Advanced Diploma
Business and life coach, Nicky Raby, shares her top tips to tackling Imposter Syndrome on a day to day basis
Sarah gives us an honest and in-depth look at the Digital Mums' Diploma in Social Media Management Course and how she now has #WorkThatWorksCase Study
Learn how to find the clients and money you really want from The Happiness Explorer, Lydia Kimmerling
Graduates of our Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing share the brilliant jobs they have landed since graduating
Find out how students on the pilot of our 12 month Social Media Manager 3.0 Course are getting on
We show you how to boss it as a freelancer and achieve the #WorkThatWorks dream
Find out how Kerry got on doing our Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing and why it has completely changed her life
Find out exactly what our graduates are earning after they have completed our training
Hear about how you can do our training from Europe and the brilliant Digital Mums that have found amazing flexible careers as a result
Find out how Helen found completing our Advanced Diploma in Social Media Marketing and what she has been doing since graduating.
We spoke to graduates of our Social Media Managament Course about their experiences finding work after finishing the Course.
Our Co-Founders Nikki and Kathryn break down exactly what the process for asking for flexible work should look like.
Beth gives us a behind the scenes look at the Digital Mums Social Media Management Course
It’s been five months since we launched our pilot training programme for full time working mums and we’re really excited to say that word from our early adopters is that it’s working well! So well in fact that we’re ready to roll out our next two pilots.
To mark International Women's Day we celebrate just some of the awesome women that inspire us every day