Answered by Allegra, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Friday, March 10, 2017
Congratulations to you for looking for ways to achieve your goals! This shows grit and passion, and those are great qualities. Digital marketing skills are extremely important in the workforce today, and there is so much competition for that type of work. We are also seeing people support an organization's digital marketing needs in more of a contractual partnership more versus an employer-employee relationships.
I would recommend that you continue to take courses to increase your skills. Have you considered taking one course at a time to secure some type of formal degree or certification? It may take a while, but you will eventually get there! In the meantime, how about volunteering your services to a local non-profit? Offer to help create or manage their online social media presence, or create their online volunteer campaigns. This will give you some real world experience, but may also help you may connections with others who have this skillset.
Congratulations again, and don't give up!