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.
The great thing is there are a lot of people and businesses looking for people who can deliver results with Facebook Ads.
What I would suggest like you are doing is learn as much as possible but then there comes a point where you need to start taking ACTION! I would start with people who you know and within your community and just be honest with them and say "I have started Facebook Ads and am looking for guinea pigs to get results for" wave all fees and get them to just pay for the ads (would suggest around $100/£100 to begin) Get them some results and start to build from there. As then you can begin to charge them and even if not if you have done good work you can then get testimonials and grow from there.