Episode 134: Embracing Alignment: The Key to Thriving as a Freelance Ad Manager

In the fast-paced world of digital advertising, the influx of

Jody Milward

In the fast-paced world of digital advertising, the influx of advice can often feel overwhelming. How do you sift through the noise to find the guidance that truly resonates with your personal and professional growth? The journey of an ad manager is not just about mastering the technicalities of Facebook ads; it’s about finding your stride in a landscape that’s constantly evolving.

The Journey to Alignment

As a freelance ad manager, your path is unique. Your journey is about more than just navigating the digital space; it’s about aligning your work with your values and goals. In my own experience, I’ve found that this alignment is crucial not just for personal satisfaction, but for sustainable success.

In 2023, I embarked on a journey of reflection and realignment. Despite the success of my Elite Ad Manager Certification program and my deep involvement in the technical aspects of ad management, I found myself questioning the conventional wisdom of sales calls. This introspection led to a pivotal moment at the end of the year, where the concept of alignment emerged as my guiding principle for 2024.

The Power of Alignment

Alignment is about ensuring that every aspect of your business resonates with who you are and where you want to go. It’s about making choices that feel right, rather than following the crowd. For me, this meant reevaluating the necessity of sales calls in my business model and recognizing that what works for others might not work for me.

This realization is not just about sales strategies; it’s about understanding the importance of connecting with your audience in a way that is authentic and effective. It’s about recognizing the value of your unique approach to ad management and the impact you can have on your clients’ success.

Lessons in Choosing Advice

The journey of an ad manager is fraught with decisions – which advice to follow, which trends to embrace, and which paths to pursue. My advice? Consider the source of the advice and whether their vision aligns with your own. Not all guidance is created equal, and what works for one may not work for another.

In sharing my story, I hope to inspire you to reflect on your own path. Are the strategies you’re employing in alignment with your goals? Are you making choices based on what feels right for you and your business? Remember, success in this field is not just about the numbers; it’s about finding a balance that allows you to thrive both personally and professionally.

Looking Forward

As we navigate the challenges and opportunities of ad management, let’s embrace the concept of alignment. Let’s make choices that reflect our values and goals, and let’s create a space where our unique approaches can shine.

If you’re ready to take your ad management skills to the next level while staying true to what resonates with you, I invite you to explore my courses and programs. Together, we can embark on a journey of growth, alignment, and success.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Here’s to embracing alignment and thriving in the ever-changing world of digital advertising.

Digital Marketer

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