Free Training & Paid Work

Sounds too good to be true?  

It's not! This training and work experience package has been negotiated for you by your lecturers at TU Dublin.

Live Digital Marketing Training + Work Experience ☀️

  • Live Zoom Training x 6 weeks
  • Paid Work Placement x 4 weeks
  • Mentoring while you complete your paid assignment
  • After that, it's up to you! 

Learn to Earn. Get the digital marketing skills you need to be a freelancer.

Research & Strategy | 19 July  

- Personas
- Social Media Platforms
- Content Planning Process
- Hashtag Research
- 2022's Instagram Content Formula Utilising Reels, Carousels & Stories

Content  | 26 July  

- B2B & B2C Content
- Long Form & Short Form Content
- Content Creation Apps
- Content Planning Tools

- Content Scheduling Tools

Followers & Metrics | 3 August

- How to Grow Followers on Instagram
- Connections Strategy for LinkedIn
- Digital Marketing Metrics That Matter
- Google Analytics

Facebook & Instagram Ads | 9 August

- How to set up Facebook Business Manager

- Objectives & targeting considerations

- Creative that converts
- Money saving tips for ads that Meta doesn't want you to know

- Launch your Campaign

Email Marketing & Copywriting | 16 August

- Copywriting for Online Environments
- Email Marketing Campaign set up
- Email Marketing Sequences
- Metrics
- Tools

LinkedIn | 23 August

- All Star Profiles
- Engagement Strategies
- Content Planning for LinkedIn 
- Metrics 
- Company Pages

Students Love Learning With Us

 Beta Testers 2021 

Keara Curtin

TU Dublin Graduate, Business Studies

“I would recommend this course to anyone looking to begin freelancing. Everything you need to learn is covered.” 

 Beta Testers 2021 

Lucy O’Connor

Trinity College Graduate, European Studies

“I’d definitely recommend the course. If you ever need ads, or LinkedIn, or any of the things you don’t automatically know how to do, this will set you up.” 

 Bootcamp Spring 2022 

Louise McGee

Mount Errigal Hotel, Donegal

“I looked forward to every week, relaxed atmosphere. Felt at ease to ask questions. Liked that we took what we learned each week and put it into practice. This was key for me as I like to learn through implementing and actually doing the work and getting the results.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this training and work experience for me?

Yes, if you are interested in becoming a freelance digital marketer. Get the training to brush up on the skills you need to manage digital marketing campaigns. Learn how to create content and promote it. After you've done the training, you may be assigned your first freelance project. You will be paid for this work and mentored while you complete it. When you've delivered your first month's work, your client will decide whether to keep you on as a paid freelancer.  After that it's up to you. Get more clients. Make more money. Start living the life you've worked to achieve.

How will the training be delivered?

Training will be delivered via Zoom on Tuesday evenings, from 6pm to 8pm. There will be short breaks. You will be part of a group of people who also want to develop their digital skills and get work as freelancers.  There is great learning through sharing, and you will be encouraged to reflect on the practical exercises of putting it into practice each week.

When is it on?

It starts on Tues 19th July and runs for 6 weeks. There are 6 training sessions of 2 hours each, delivered by Zoom 6.30pm-8.30pm.  Training will be completed by 23 August and live paid work for clients begins the week after. You will be matched with a business in need of digital marketing and you will be paid for one month's activity, the business will have the option to keep you on based on your work.

How much is it?

Normally this programme costs €800, but your course lecturer has arranged for this to be made available to a small group at no cost. Don't thank us, thank them!

Paid work as a freelancer - tell me more

When you have completed the training, you will be assigned to your first client who needs digital marketing. You will be paid €20 for 20 hours work (=€400). During this time, you will be mentored by us to make sure that you are confident in what you are doing, and that it's done to the highest professional standard. At the end of the month's freelance work, you and your client are free to make a deal for further paid work.

Is it for total beginners?

No. You must be familiar with the basic principles of marketing, be savvy on Instagram or TikTok and have created at least some content - visual or video, long form or stories. You have been invited because you have proven yourself to be of a high standard. This programme has delivered to two other groups in 2021 and 2022 and everyone is working now in paid digital marketing roles.

Maryrose Lyons is the Founder of Brightspark. 

The OG of Digital Marketing in Ireland. She's been around since the start of social, and is known for her handle on exactly where it's all going. An in-demand trainer, she brings a passion and enthusiasm for digital marketing that will make you fall in love.

This programme is about matching talent with small businesses that need digital marketing and supporting both every step of the way.   

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Value of training


Your lecturer has arranged for you to receive this training, plus paid work experience at no cost.

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