Alcy Dizon was working as an online tutor through Skype, but she wanted to shift careers and do something different. By chance, she came across Acadium and tried out an apprenticeship. Now, she’s starting her own business that’ll help other online solopreneurs attain success.
We asked Alcy about her apprenticeships and what she wanted to do with her business. Luckily, she shared her story with us. Read about her inspirational journey from tutor to entrepreneur right here.
Hi Alcy! Can you tell us why you wanted to do a digital marketing apprenticeship?
I’m a full-time housewife and have been teaching English through Skype for almost 8 years now. Because I wanted to look for other opportunities where I can grow professionally, I offered to manage a Facebook page for a publishing company.
I had zero knowledge, so I had to quickly learn content planning and creation, and copywriting. Fortunately, I found and joined an online community that featured Acadium.
The experience showed me that online digital marketing can be a huge opportunity, especially for full-time housewives. As long as you put in the effort, appreciate what you are learning, and are clear about your intentions when working with business owners, it can work.
Who did you apprentice with and what skills did you gain?
I’m currently doing my 2nd apprenticeship for Sheina Schochet, LMHC, founder of Thrive and Shine Wellness.
From my apprenticeships, I’ve learned more about graphic design, marketing automation, content marketing, SEO, and email marketing. I’ve also gained experience in social media, market research, brand creation, and lead generation.
How much experience did you have before your apprenticeship, and what were your key takeaways upon completion?
I had zero formal experience with digital marketing, and I’ve always held the misconception that it was complicated. 🙂
After my apprenticeships, my skills improved greatly. But apart from learning technical skills and the basics of digital marketing, I appreciated more how I improved my character as a person and as a professional.
There were several instances where I questioned my abilities and asked myself if this is what I really wanted to do.
At the end of the day, I believe developing your soft skills and building relationships are vital when working in a remote setting. This can either make or break you as a professional and can even direct the success of your business.
Can you share your top tips for Acadium students who want to secure an apprenticeship?
1. Clarify your intentions.
It will reflect the quality of work that you’ll be putting into.
2. Be yourself.
Mentors will appreciate your sincerity.
3. Just go for it!
You’ll never know what you can become.
What are your favorite marketing tools?
What is your dream job?
I really like what I’m currently doing, and I have faith that it will serve people and business owners who want to make an impact on others. I’m very grateful that Acadium gave me this opportunity.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently building my business as a Creative Marketing Consultant for solopreneurs.
2020 is approaching, and I’m really excited to continue learning digital marketing to better understand what soloprenuers need for their businesses. I have started planning, mapping and, setting goals for the coming year and I look forward to where this experience will lead me.
If you’re ready to start building your dreams and making them happen, Acadium can help! Sign up at acadium.com or download the app for iPhone and Android and start searching for an apprenticeship today!
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