There are currently over 1.6 billion websites online.
What does that mean for web developers? It means there are a lot of opportunities out there.
The good news is that if you want to know how to become a web developer, there will continue to be work for you in the future. Continue reading this article to learn more about becoming a web developer and landing your first job.
How to Become a Web Developer 101
What Is a Web Developer?
Web developers often get confused with web designers. They’re two very different things.
Web developers make the websites work and web designers determine what the websites are going to look like.
Web developers are programmers that specialize in web applications.
First Steps to Take
It’s time to get to work and here’s what to do. Get ready for your web developer career.
1. Always Be Learning
If you want to get a job as a web developer, you have to be up on all of the latest and greatest. If you’re trying to get a job in any tech field, you know things are always changing.
Continue to take specialty classes in areas where your clients might need specialty help. If you are more proficient at something than someone else, you’re more likely to get the gig.
When you’re constantly learning, you’re around others that are learning. Many times these people can be great connections!
Networking at tech conferences and other developer events is a great way to find places to get hired. Many companies are looking for new talent and going to conventions, conferences and other events are a great way to meet those that are hiring.
Networking may be uncomfortable for you, but you’ll be able to get good results if you go to the right events.
Even if you don’t want to freelance long-term, it’s a great way to get experience. Not only does freelancing give you hands-on experience but you can often use the work as part of your portfolio.
Freelancing can also lead to employment in some cases if that’s what you’re looking for. Always let them know you’re seeking permanent work so they can pass your name along.
Some people make freelancing their full-time work until they find a job that fits exactly what they want. There’s no reason to rush if you’re making plenty of money freelancing.
Stay on Top of Important Business Topics
Now that you understand what you need to know about how to become a web developer, it’s important to keep up on important business topics.
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