Guilty about all your Social Media screen time?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent many a pandemic day entertained by everything from“ bored in the house” cats,

to failed home-cooking experiments,

to DIY art projects that you know you’ll never take up, and kitchen gardening that brings you rare satisfaction every 6 weeks when a single carrot decides to delight you with its appearance. 

Then you’re probably wondering whether it has been the ultimate summer of non-productivity (aside from the money you saved on carrot), well I’ve got good news for you! 

What if we called all this time you spent on social media “research”?!
You’re either smirking sarcastically now, or feeling slightly relieved (the same feeling I have every time I hear about a successful Covid19 vaccine)! But no really, the hours you put into browsing social media could actually prove to be very useful if you decide to make a career out of it. 

Yes, you could have a steady job and get paid (pretty well) to spend those extra hours on Social Media, and there are actually a variety of career options, Content Creator, Social Media Manager, Search Engine Optimizer, Digital Marketing Manager and Content Strategist to name a few! 

But you don’t have the time to go back to school for two years to qualify for these jobs?

You may not need to! The combination of your daily browsing (research) and a part-time comprehensive online course like the one I took up in digital marketing – Udacity’s Digital Marketing Nano Degree, might just be enough to get you started! 

Here’s a job you may land just by doing your own experiments with content and strategy online and bringing results to the table as your resume!

Even if you’re not ready to quit your job yet, a nano degree like this gives you enough insight into the prospect of working in the digital marketing sector without taking up too much of your time, and prepares you for the job along the way!

And the best part is the team at Udacity gives you real time feedback on your projects and mentors you whenever needed, so you can be sure you’ll get some real learning done! 

So what are you planning to do this weekend? Watch kids react to food from around the world,

or do that, and then invest an hour in a course that might get you a job in Digital Marketing