So You Want to be a WordPress Developer?

WordCamp Miami kicks off February 19th with its preconference workshops for beginners, freelancers, and anyone interested in learning about BuddyPress, a social media plugin for WordPress. The following day the main conference begins and this is when you get into the heart of WordPress and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives it. You’ll hear from the experts on a variety of topics that include best practices to prevent or deal with getting hacked, how to manage your online reputation, create better visibility online, operating an ecommerce site, and even how to take your passion from a hobby to a freelance career!

What’s WordCamp?

Wait, you’ve never heard of WordCamp? Stop right there! For those of you who are new to the world of WordPress, WordCamp is a conference hosted by groups and individuals all over the world in their local community. This is wear newbies and seasoned WordPress Developers come together to learn and teach others the ins and outs of working with WordPress. If you’ve ever had a question about how to do something with WordPress, this is your opportunity to get an answer!

Now that you know what WordCamp is, we’ll explain why not all the topics are directly related to web development. There are many facets to creating a system and design that will work for you or your clients, but it takes more than knowhow to get it right and quite a few pitfalls along the way if you don’t have any guidance. This is why seasoned WordPress design and developers like Steven are happy to share their knowledge in other areas that will affect how successful you are at each level. Steven has owned his web development company for over a decade. He knows what steps you’ll need to take your pastime to a productive business.

What to Expect!

This year at WordCamp Miami, Steven is offering his knowledge and expertise to help you get there. He’s rolling up his sleeves and getting down to the nitty gritty of what you can expect to make a living as a WordPress Developer. From how to get paid, how to manage your time, and the truth about marketing and networking, to dealing with accounting issues and how to handle your taxes, Steven is going to show you the ropes. Being your own boss sounds like a pie-in-the-sky dream, but you can achieve it! If you attend his session at the conference, you’ll get the chance to hear a business owner break it down for you.

It’s easy to say you want to be a WordPress Developer, but until you understand the backbone of running your own business, it’s hard to know where to start to realize that dream. Steven’s been where you are. Now he’s going to show you how to get where he is. Sign up for the conference and get in on his session!

Don’t forget to check out the other sessions while you’re there! This conference is chalk full of talent and experience so make sure you take advantage of it and ask a lot of questions! See you at WordCamp Miami!

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Published On: Jan 31, 2016