How to Start Digital Marketing in 2023: 4 Great Starting Ideas for Newbies

In case you’re wondering how to start digital marketing in 2023, you’ve landed at the perfect place, and your timing couldn’t have been better. It’s New Year’s time, and it’s the perfect time to make a New Year resolution to build another income source this year.

There are plenty of ways to get started with digital marketing; however, it would largely depend upon your skill set, and areas of interests.

Making Money as a Freelance Graphic Designer

If you’re someone who’s good with graphic design, then you should go to and open a free account, and start creating a few social media posts. Once you’ve a few dozen posts, go to places like Pinterest, and share them with the world.

Also, register on a few relevant Facebook groups, and showcase your portfolio and look around, if someone’s interested in hiring you as a graphic designer.

It might also be a good idea to message a few recruiters on Linkedin and share your samples with them, because your success ratio would be much much higher, if you include GOOD samples! 

The same applies in case of freelance content writers, video editors, or just about any other field in digital marketing. And, if you’re ambitious and wish to explore ways to start your own blog/site, then you can also consider options like Google Adsense, Affiliate Marketing, or promoting digital products such as ebooks, courses, and other similar things.

How to Make Money from Google Adsense

All you need to do is to find a good keyword with over 30,000 searches/month, and then register an exact match domain or choose something generic around your topic, and then buy hosting to start your blog.

With 1 click WordPress install, and plethora of choices at your fingertips, you can now launch a brand new blog in 2023 in under 2 hours. 

Yes, that might sound like a bold claim, and NO this article wasn’t written by ChatGPT3 – it was crafted in less than 30 minutes in front of dozens of people LIVE during Day 2 of Bloggers World Workshop on Jan 10, 2023, and you can do it too! 

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Affiliate Marketing

Even if you don’t have a blog/site with lots of traffic, it’s possible to make some money with affiliate marketing in 2023, just by giving personalized recommendations to your friends over social media or WhatsApp.

Choose an irresistible offer such as year end sale of Myntra, Amazon, Flipkart, Darveys, Tata Cliq, or any popular site, and share your affiliate link of that specific landing page with your shopaholic friends, and boom! You should be able to see a few sales coming in, and a few bucks on the way to your bank account! And, hey that’s not bad for a start – right?

There are plenty of different ways to get started with affiliate marketing. The ideal way is to check out various offers on 

Choose something specific like this “Survey Avenue” offer, which gives you $1.9 per verified lead, and then setup an account with that corresponding affiliate network.

In order to spy landing pages, you can use and then simply copy that lander on your website, and then create a Facebook (Meta) ad account and create your first ad campaign.

How to set up & run Facebook Ads is a very detailed discussion, and I’d soon be publishing a guide around that separately, but for starters, this could be a slightly difficult option, especially if you’ve ZERO prior knowledge and experience. 

Selling Your Own Products/Services

You can start your own online classes, merely with help of Zoom even with the free 40 min basic plan, without investing a dime, and take 1-on-1 classes to help others. 

Food for Thought: Even by teaching senior teachers how to use Zoom, over a Zoom call, you can make Rs 100-200 per hour.

In a Nutshell

By reading through these 4 pointers, I hope you’d have realized how easy it is to start your digital journey. So, go on, and test these options instead of asking how to start Digital Marketing in 2023.

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