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Online Business: Digital Marketing for Success

Understand how digital marketing can help your startup with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Online Business: Digital Marketing for Success

Why join the course?

This free online course will introduce you to the rapidly evolving world of digital marketing and the role it plays in driving awareness and sales for online businesses. We will go on a customer journey together, to discover how people use digital to search, engage, review and buy.

Learn how to create a digital marketing strategy

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never arrive, which is why you need a strategy to direct your digital marketing decisions. We will provide you with a step-by-step guide to creating your own digital marketing strategy, to keep you on the right track towards engaging and retaining your most valuable customers online.

Explore digital marketing tools

There are so many ways you can engage online and new digital marketing tools evolving everyday. We’ll give you an overview of what’s available and drill down into the four main components: search, content, social and email. We’ll let you try your hand at using some of the tools and help you understand the opportunities each presents, to form part of a compelling digital marketing campaign, which will get your online business noticed.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • understand digital marketing and the opportunities it presents for online business;
  • realise the importance of a digital marketing strategy;
  • know the different forms of digital marketing and best application of each;
  • create the digital customer journey;
  • prepare for developing content;
  • and design measurement and analytics.

Get expert online business advice

This course is one of four in the Online Business Success program from RMIT University. On every course, you will be guided by academics from the College of Business and the Business Enterprise Unit. Plus you’ll hear from successful online entrepreneurs about how they run their own digital marketing campaigns.

Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsDigital Marketing for Success is one of four courses that is part of the Online Business Success Program. In this course, we'll focus on the shift in the marketing environment from traditional to digital media, and how this has changed the marketing landscape. This will enable you to integrate the various marketing tools that best compliment your online business needs. Through informative videos, you'll hear from an experienced academic. Influencer marketing is one of the new trends in the digital landscape. As well as entrepreneurs who share their journeys in developing a successful online business. Social media, it's fantastic for continually connecting with clients. And the way that you can target it, I think is really powerful.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 secondsThroughout this course, you will follow Camy and her aspiration to succeed in a global online retail business. Collaborating with other learners, you'll help guide Camy to select her digital media, identify her competitors, and reach her online target audience. Engaging interactive activities will enable you to identify the right social media tools and create content for your business. Join the community of global entrepreneurs and take the next step in building your online business through digital marketing.

What topics will you cover?

  • The connection between traditional and digital media to develop an integrated a plan.
  • The differences between paid, owned and earned media when selecting the appropriate media tools to fit the online business needs.
  • Elements that create a digital marketing plan to reach identified target audiences.
  • The comparison between various digital marketing tools that impacts the return on investment.
  • How to leverage company owned digital resources to maximise internal resources.
  • The effect that search engine optimisation has on a company's target audience reach.
  • The types of listening tools that evaluate target audience attitudes’ to brands and competitor activities.
  • The types of metrics that measure effectiveness of a digital plan that achieve the business goals.

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Assess your business against competitors and market trends to determine the types of digital technologies that are most effective.
  • Explore the elements that support a digital strategy by distinguishing between the different types of digital marketing tools and their impact on online business.
  • Develop a digital plan by selecting the most appropriate digital marketing tools that align with the business vision and digital strategy.
  • Improve the overall reach to your target audience by testing and reviewing your effectiveness of the digital marketing tools.

Who is the course for?

This course is targeted at learners who have a small online business or are considering setting up a small online business and wish to understand the principles of digital marketing, how to create a digital marketing strategy, and how to develop components of a campaign and evaluate their effectiveness. No digital marketing skills are necessary.

Who will you learn with?

Brett Stavenuiter

Brett Stavenuiter is an entrepreneur, business owner and business consultant with 25 years experience assisting over 5000 successful entrepreneurial business start ups in Australia and Indonesia.

Who developed the course?

One of Australia’s original tertiary institutions, RMIT is a global university, with over 80,000 students, specialising in technology, design and enterprise.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $59 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

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  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.

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