We’ve all day-dreamed about being self-employed. Waking up in the morning to start work on your schedule, enjoying a cup of joe instead of a morning commute, and dealing with your own clients instead of managers and supervisors. There’s a lot to be said about being your own boss!
If you’re interested in leaving your current job and exploring opportunities where you can work for yourself, have flexible hours, and get great compensation, landing a WordPress job may seem like a great option. And, even if you don’t want to freelance, WordPress offers lots of great full-time job opportunities.
Why? Well, first of all, WordPress is the most popular website platform in the world. WordPress powers blogs, news websites, local business websites, eCommerce storefronts, and so much more. In fact, WordPress is used in about 38% of all websites – so if you start to work in the world of WordPress, you won’t run out of clients any time soon!
There’s also a lot of information out there about working with WordPress, and it’s easy to start learning on your own – before you quit your current job. Wondering how to get started? Get all the details you need now!
1. Identify Your WordPress Career Options
There are a lot of different ways that you can start working in WordPress – and not all of them involve technical skills! In fact, WordPress provides a lot of opportunities, even for people who don’t know how to code.
The first step in landing a WordPress job is to identify your WordPress career opportunities, and what you’re interested in. Consider the skills that you already have as well as skills that you’re willing to learn.
Not sure what’s out there, or what your options are? Here are a few common WordPress career opportunities to give you some examples.
- WordPress Graphic Designer – If you’re a design fanatic and beautifying digital assets is your thing, then this is the job you want to go for. WordPress graphic designers don’t really need to know how to code, but only need a basic familiarity with WordPress. They will use programs like Adobe Photoshop to create images and content for WordPress websites, and may also do some technical work if they know how to use HTML, CSS, and other front-end languages.
- WordPress Extension Or Theme Developer – Many entrepreneurs create their own WordPress themes or extensions, which can be sold in the marketplaces like themeforest.com, codecanyon.com, etc. for a flat fee, or even for a monthly subscription. You can develop extensions or themes on your own if you have the skills to do so and know how to code, or join a larger company that develops WordPress themes
This article was written by Kyla and originally published on WPExplorer.