How to Learn Digital Marketing for Free

If you are looking to become a digital marketer, or you want to know how to promote your business you can learn digital marketing  for free. You don't have to go to college to get digital marketing training. Nor do you have to pay a coach thousands of dollars to teach you.

You can get training from well-known reputable companies for free! Here is how you can learn digital marketing training for free.


HubSpot offers free training and certification in many digital marketing fields. They are a reputable and well-known digital marketing company. You can get social media, email marketing, inbound sales, and sales enablement certifications.

 They offer Facebook Ads and SEO training as well for free. You can also get content marketing certification too. If you are looking to start your own digital marketing agency you can get a HubSpot agency partner certification.


LinkedIn offers tons and tons of courses in various digital marketing fields as well. They call it LinkedIn Learning. With LinkedIn, it's free for the first 30 days. After that, it's around $30 a month. But most of their courses are short. It will not take you days on end to complete one course. Each course is around 45 mins. Some are shorter than that. 

You can easily complete as many courses as you want in less than 30 days. Every time you complete a course you get a certificate. You can add it to your LinkedIn profile and Indeed profile. Some courses will give you free templates and reference materials.

LinkedIn offers courses that are approved by the American Marketing Association. Once you have taken them all you can then take the AMA digital marketing exam. If you pass you get a digital marketing certificate. Although to take the exam you have to pay $300. 


You can learn digital marketing for free from GenM. GenM is geared more towards millennials and college-age adults. Their courses have a more contemporary and modern vibe.

For example one of their courses is all about how to start your own YouTube channel. That is something that I have not seen offered by HubSpot or LinkedIn Learning.

They also have courses on starting your own podcast, and how to take high-quality photos for social media,email marketing, SEO, social media, Google Analytics, and many more.

Every time you complete a training module it shows up on your GenM profile as completed. At the end of the training, you can get a digital marketing certification.

But there is a catch. In order to get your certificate, you have to complete a 90-day apprenticeship. The good news is that you can pick who you work with. There are tons of professionals on GenM who are looking to mentor. You can do interviews, calls, and message mentors on GenM. 


While Marketo doesn't provide courses they do offer tons of freebies. I just had to mention them because of that. Like they don't offer freebies that you can get anywhere. They offer tons of free in-depth marketing guides and webinars. All you have to do is register on their site. No credit card needed. No 30-day free trial either. It's free all year round! 

For example, if you don't know how to create a social media calendar Marketo has an in-depth free guide that teaches you how to do it. Marketo is perfect if you just to learn without taking a course of any kind. They are well-known in the marketing industry too. Their guides are created by industry experts. So they know what they are talking about.

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There are tons of people out there that claim they will give you free digital marketing training. They claim that if you sign up for their webinar you will learn how they make 100k a year from email marketing.

They say learn how I make 100k a year from social media management. While they will give free tidbits of info they won't tell you exactly how they did it. That's the trick. But with the websites I listed above there is no gimmicks. You will learn various aspects of digital marketing for free. 

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