Hi everyone. I am a novelist currently analyzing copywriting and a bit of overall Digital Marketing, and I was thinking of adding a second skill set that would make sense to have to provide clients with additional services and as a scheme B for when the content/ copywriting get slow. I am undecided between going for Front End web development and video editing. Webdev on one hand gives me a whole full situate of employable( apparently on demand) skills, but as such it can also become so overwhelming.

My overall goal is to be employable in Digital Marketing, either as a Copywriter or a more generalist Marketer, so I was wondering If any of you has a combination of copywriting and one of these and if so, how do you manage your learning and overall period.

Im a bit weary of getting inundated in all the nitty gritty coding details, frameworks and tech to be constantly up to date with and not have period for what I really like – writing. I’ve heard that being good at simply basic HTML+ CSS and a CMS like WordPress or even learning PHP would be great and some folks are making a living of those without ever touching Javascript, but I’m unsure if outside of online freelancing that would help me be more employable by a digital marketing company or such.

On the other hand I also have the option of Video Editing, which, since I also write fiction and screenplays sometimes, could be a technically simpler skillset compared to coding, and still offer a good value for creating video marketings letters, editing ads etc.

Am I stretching myself too much? I know that simply Digital Marketing and Copywriting are by themselves a handful already, but there’s this part of me that feels that adding some “hands-on” technical skill would increase my chances of both freelancing and IRL jobs.

Thank you for your help!

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