I'm interested in a career in marketing and would like to focus on one area first, so I'm going through a good book on Facebook Advertising. In order to practice I need money to buy ads and a product to promote, and keep doing it so I can hone my skills. How do I find a client who will let me do their Facebook marketing when I'm a beginner and learning on their dime? And what is a professional way to say "I'm just starting out" to set realistic expectations? Or how can I find an experienced Marketing Consultant(s) who will teach me how to do it so I can learn on real world clients under their supervision? I would do their work for free as an intern so I can learn. I'm only interested in focusing on Facebook ads for now. I don't want to get involved in Adwords, Twitter ads, Pinterest ads yet etc, I want to focus on FB until I can master it. Thanks for any response.
Facebook is a tool that changes constantly but one that, if used correctly, can be leveraged to achieve great success and revenue. It gives you the ability to start with a low budget and build from there.
That being said, the time, effort and money (plus opportunity cost) you spend trying to figure it out will grow.
One of the resources I found to be the most valuable one if you have the time to learn and test things out was through Amy Porterfield (amyporterfield.com). Even her podcast and blog is amazing and her Facebook and Link Building courses are worth every cent.