As documented by, Mireille Davis

It is often said that the journey to success often begins with one step, and mine was the decision to attend a Simplilearn program that got me started on my entrepreneurial journey that changed my life for the better. 


Digital Marketing wasn’t my first or even my second choice as a career. Actually, I’ve done a little bit of a lot of different things over the years. The saying ‘Jack of all trades’ would definitely apply to me. 

Over the years, I have done different things. I have been a technical writer, and I have run several businesses including my own company called Extreme Soundproofing. My most recent stint included spending over 10 years in business development specializing in contract negotiation and sales.

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Learning Journey

Even throughout my chaotic journey, I was always interested in digital marketing. I started her first business in 2001 and created a website at a time when the term ‘digital marketing’ wasn’t so well known. I had used Google AdWords for my different businesses, but I wanted to update my skills, stay relevant and gain knowledge about the new tools and techniques that are being used in digital marketing today. 

So, I started my search for a suitable course to learn Digital Marketing. During this time, I found Simplilearn. The course structure and depth of content resonated with me and I signed up for Simplilearn’s Digital Marketing Certified Associate course in a heartbeat.

I opted for guided training and was pleasantly surprised that I learned so much more than expected in those classes. The instructor was thorough and really explained digital marketing in depth. It was very exciting for me to attend the interactive classes, and I could take the classes from anywhere.

The structure of the course was also a perfect fit for my learning style and the classes were motivational. I would leave each class with the determination to actually do something new. Every class also came with a list of tools that are useful in digital marketing, and with every new tool, I would be so excited to actually start using them. 

I would definitely recommend Simplilearn to everyone I meet, it is truly been one of the best learning journey for me. I love this organization, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in furthering their education. It is good for people who have a busy life. Whenever you have the time, you can attend these classes. The reference material that is provided is excellent, and people can print it out and refer to it later. 

The courses at Simplilearn show how you can cross global barriers with a little effort, and how productive and useful that can be for aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide.

After Simplilearn

After finishing my course, I met another Simplilearn alumni, Girish Pai, on Quora by chance and it was a professional relationship on first site. We were both equally passionate about Digital Marketing and Simplilearn and we got along really well.

Although were took the courses at different times and were located on different continents, our passion for starting our own company was too strong. We created a plan and started our popular company, HitbySEO. While still in its infancy, the company boasts consultations on growth hacking,  SEO, PPC, conversion rate optimization (CRO), social media marketing, and web design, and is steadily growing.

Learn all about SEO, Content Marketing, Email-marketing, PPC, and more in our Digital Marketing Specialist course. Start your journey today!

A Word From Simplilearn

Mireille Davis and Girish Pai have taken the entrepreneurial path and survived to tell the tale. They, like any aspiring entrepreneurs, had many options when it came to upskilling their digital marketing savvy.

The core concepts of Simplilearn’s Digital Marketing Specialist course, which covers everything from SEO and social media marketing to PPC, CRO, web analytics, email marketing and content marketing, provided them with a well rounded and robust education that fit their schedules and their budgets.

We’re proud of each and every one of our students, past and present, for their hard work and dedication to reaching their dreams. We’re thrilled to watch how high HitbySEO can soar.

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