If you have invested some time or money into understanding WordPress, at one point you will realize that it is a gift that keeps on giving.
Be it by systematically putting the time and effort into understanding how WordPress works, or slowly building knowledge from trial and error, practical knowledge of running a WordPress site is both rewarding and lucrative if you know what you are doing.
Ever since the internet became mainstream technology, there has been no shortage of new talent in the field of programming. Programming as a profession has garnered a lot of interest and there seems to be no stopping in sight. On top of that, this branch of employment is today seen a one of the most secure and flexible.
Our society and culture are yet to see or even imagine a scenario where this knowledge would be obsolete, or even lacking in importance. A few years ago, the meme “learn to code” caught on as evidence of these claims.
“Learn to code” is a meme stemming from an article which explored soon-defunct careers and advised employees to switch to programing for financial security. And it was not wrong in any way, considering the fact that in the last 10-15 years, the market for teaching how to code has grown immensely, from online courses and websites to whole universities.
Yet, there are a few drawbacks or “cons” regarding this career:
1. It is not easy and it is not for everyone
Even though it is a straight-forward discipline, programming is not easy. Some people just aren’t made to be programmers.
It takes a lot of work and a lot of practice no matter how talented you are. And if this kind of work does not vibe with your character it can be grueling and demotivating.
2. It is one of the fastest-changing professions right now
A common saying is that we are living in a time when everything is changing faster than ever before. And a running joke is that everything you learn during your programming education is near worthless at the end of it simply because the field has developed so much that previous knowledge is not up to date.
This is of course an exaggeration, but the point stands. If you think programming is a good way to put in a few years of work and then watch the money roll in, think again.
Programming takes a lifelong learning approach. It is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it is a career choice.
Programming is Not the Only Option
Not all programming languages are the same. Some of them are more difficult, and some have smaller learning curves. Some have a pretty narrow application, while others can be applied to more ventures.
If you do choose to walk this road, there still are some preferences that you can build upon. And of course, learning a full programming language is not your only choice.
Seeing how website development has been growing, there is a lot you can do without being fluent in a programming language. And some platforms have removed the need for knowing a
This article was written by Matija Cutic and originally published on WP Newsify.