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What is a digital skill


The world is now in the digital age, where everything is practically carried out over the computer system. 

People tend to get scared when they hear of digital skill as they think it is something people of the highly educated can only understand, NO. 

Anybody can actually learn a digital skill, either the educated ones, lowly educated ones, even people with no educational background can learn it; it is that easy, provided there’s zeal and determination. In this article, we shall be looking into some of the digital skills, low level ones you can actually learn, even by yourself. 

What is a digital skill? 

Many people are actually doing one or two digital skills right now but are actually unaware that it is a digital skill. 

Actually, the fact that you are able to access the Internet and find yourself in this website right now is as a result of a digital skill. 

In essence, a digital skill is any operation or action you can do with your computer gadgets (computers, mobile phones, tablets, iPad). 

If you are someone that uses social media very well, that knows the cons and pros of social media engagement, what you know is a digital skill

Are you a natural photographer who likes to take pictures of social lifestyles, wild life, people and edit to the public’s taste? What you have is a digital skill. 

Are you in the habit of writing codes or building apps, what you do is a digital skill. 

Below are the various examples of a digital skill. 

Examples of a digital skill 

The following are the numerous examples of highly-rated digital skills :

  • Photography 
  • Coding/Programming 
  • Social Media 
  • Data Analytics 
  • Copywriting 
  • WhatsApp Marketing 
  • Web design and development 
  • Microsoft Office services (Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint) 
  • Podcasts 
  • Animations, etc

Many other examples abound as far as they are actions that can be done with a digital gadget. 

Many of the aforementioned skills are the most sought after skills right now that many people are making huge money from, as far as you are very good at any of the skills. 


How can I learn a digital skill? 

As it has been said earlier, you don’t need a high educational level or background to learn a digital skill. Many of the digital skills do not require your education certification or level to learn as they can be easily learnt, provided you have a good mentor/teacher, and your zeal and determination as well, and the required tool, which is your computer / mobile phones, you can learn many digital skills. 

The easiest way to learn this digital skills is through online educational sites like Udemy, Domestika, coursera, etc. These educational blogs are all helpful for ones journey into the digital world where all skills are made accessible. 

There is a certificate for you once you complete a course, which further proves your authencity in any of the skill. 

How can I earn with my digital skills? 

Earning from whatever you do stamps your professionalism and authentication in your chosen career. There are many ways you can actually earn from your digital skills. 

Below are the various ways you can earn from your skills:

  • Register on freelance sites 
  • Create a podcasts for your skills 
  • Social Media ads 

Register on freelance sites 

Registering on freelance sites remains one of the easiest ways to earn money for yourself as a digital skill marketer. 

Examples of this freelance sites are 

Register on any of the above freelance sites, create your profile and resumè and start getting job offers from top brands all around the world. 

Social Media Ads

You can advertise your skills on all social media platforms. Create visibility for your skills and ability. You may need to constantly write on what you do and let people know you for it. 


This world is really moving fast into the digital phase, and more skills will also be  there to grab.

In a world where the world has tilted to the Digital Marketing phase, 8ne really needs to grab digital skills.

In this article, we hope you have been able to really understand fully what digital skill is, how to learn them and how to earn from your skills. 


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Pamilerin Ajala

Pamilerin Adetunji Ajala is a competent content writer with vast knowledge in content management, web development and graphics design. He studied Computer Engineering at Federal Polytechnic, Ede.