Taylor Chiyangwa

Digital marketing & Online Entrepreneurship Enthusiast

Hello guys, so I have been getting a lot of questions about digital marketing and online entrepreneurship from many people. These questions have been coming through via email, Facebook, WhatsApp etc. Over time I have realised that some of the questions are repetitive and when I answer them privately I just assist one person at a time.

So I have decided to open this question and answer thread to ensure that my responses can assist a lot of you out there.

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  1. Hello Taylor.

    I would like to start freelancing and digital marketing.
    1. How can i open Upwork account when there is no option for selecting Zimbabwe (I have seen some Zimbabweans there)?
    2. How can you help me start digital marketing?
    3. In summary, let me ask how you can help me start earning online. Best with what you are doing, then later on i will find other options that suit my personality as i go.

    1. Hi Brian, thank you for getting in touch. Let me respond to your questions.

      1. When opening on Upwork you can use South African or Mozambique address. I heard someone say its working for them that way.

      2. Digital marketing is very broad actually. Some of the specialisations under digital marketing include search engine optimisation, copywriting, social media marketing, email marketing etc. You will have to choose a field that you prefer. To get started, you can take this free Fundamentals of Digital marketing course on Google.

      https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalskills/course/digital-marketing
      The comprehensive course has over 25 modules and an exam at the end. Everything is done online and when you pass you get certified. From there, you can come back and ask me about a particular specialisation and I will advise you accordingly. You can take this course on a desktop or on a mobile device.

      3. There are a lot of ways to earn online. Again, it comes down to your preferences, skills and passion. For a start, you can read my free e-book titled ’25 Ways to Make Money Online’

      In the book, I outline each method so that you can get an understanding and choose one which you would want to explore further.

      Added to that, I regularly interview people earning money online and they share their tactics and tips. I interview them via Facebook live on my page at fb.me/taylorchiyangwa.

      You can see one interview I had with someone who is earning money by doing software reviews online and you can watch it here.

      I hope this answers your questions. I am looking forward to hearing your progress. Its not easy to get started with making money online but if you have the dedication you can make it.

      All the best and thanks again for your question!

  2. As someone who wants to start an electrical business i would love to sell my products online to reach a much broader customers i wl be dealing with supplying electrical spares for both industrial commercial and domestic audience wl love to put my products online and Also i wl be doing 24hr services and repairs to everyone and i still need a website

    1. Thank you again Nesta, you did well by asking for advice at the planning stage.

      To sell your stuff online you need to first create an online presence for your business. Listing your business on Google maps is a great way to do this. You can learn how to do this in this post.

      Having a website will also help you reach the reach your audience. There are many aspects that contribute to having an effective website. I have a full post on this and you can read the post here.

      For the 24 hour services, you can have alerts on the websites that will notify you when a request comes through. Having social media presence and running advertising campaigns will also help push your business forward.

      You will also need to know your customer pain points so that you can structure your marketing campaigns. I have written an article on customer pain points and you can read it here.

      I would need to know a few more details. Is your market local or international? Do you want to sell via your website? Will you be doing the repairs in a limited geographical area?

      Hope this helps you. Looking forward to hearing further thoughts from you.

  3. So you said you did build all these online platform to market stuff and advertise

    My question is how did you manage to make people know your online platforms.

    1. Hi Rodney, thank you for getting in touch and for reading the material here.
      Your question is rather broad. In other words, you are asking how do I drive traffic to my online platforms. I am in the process of making an in-depth post on that because there is need to have comprehensive content.

      However, for now, let me share a few tips.
      1. I try to provide articles that are relevant to my audience. I do this by looking at the questions I had when I started out and then answer them in a way I would have appreciated when I was at that point. For example, I wrote the article on how you can launch your digital marketing career for free and provided info and resources I found useful.

      This means that people interested in this topic will be very likely to click and read the article coz it resonates with them. Other posts that have value to people with businesses are:
      How to Massively Boost Your Sales by Listing on Google Maps
      2. How to make your website add value to your business
      3. Seven Ways To Use WhatsApp to Grow Your Business
      to mention a few.

      without relevant content, people will not come to my blogs. SO if you are going to create a blog you need to know what info your audience is using and then you provide that. You can do that through a technique called keyword research so that you know what they are searching for. I will make an article on that as well.

      2. After producing great content you need to have a strategy of getting it out (promoting it). It’s no use if people don’t get to see your great stuff. There are many ways to do this. Personally, I promote on Facebook (150 groups), WhatsApp (500 groups), Telegram (50 groups), LinkedIn (20 000 connections), Twitter (1500 followers).

      I also use Quora to answer questions that people have that are in my niche and recommend relevant articles of mine. I also make it easy for people to share my content on social media. This helps expose my article to their friends. For example, my article titled ‘9 Business lessons we can learn from Dr Oliver Mtukudzi‘ has over 50 shares!

      In short, well maybe not so short lol, this is what I do to drive traffic. The full article will break down these strategies. Make sure you don’t miss the post by subscribing to get notifications every time I post. Thank you again! Hope this helps you in some way.

  4. If I may ask

    In this industry of digital marketing. For you to advertise someones product they pay you first and then you advertise or u advertise n they pay you when the get customers?ello Mr Taylor

    1. Hi Rodney, thanks for getting in touch.

      Thats a great question. There is no one answer. It depends really on your level of operation and relationship with your clients.

      When you are starting out and you have no reference yet you may want to provide the services first. This way you take the risk off the client and ensure they pay for results.

      If you do produce results then you can start charging before providing your services. Of course, this is assuming that the client has products that they sell continually.

      If they are selling once-off products then you want to get paid first so that they wont start dodging you after the product has been bought.

      You can use this as a strategy to break into the market when you are starting out. You make it clear to potential clients that you will only get paid after you bring results.

      As your portfolio grows then you can ask for payment upfront.

      Hope this helps and its great hearing your progress in digital marketing. Bright times lie ahead for you!

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