Why is WordPress the most popular cms in use today?
WordPress has gain most of its popularity because it is truly a jack of all trades and master of none. It’s functionality, versatility and flexibility really makes it stand out against it’s competitors. Also it’s is SEO, mobile and design friendly. WordPress is easy to use and easy to customize. So if you are a novice or a coding genius WordPress is for you. If you run into any trouble setting up you website they also have a pretty solid customer service and tech support. WordPress is here to stay considering 30% of all websites run through them.
History of WordPress
History is boring so check out this short video on the history of WordPress[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VUbJqtuv6g]
Working for the Man or working for Yourself
There are several types of jobs you can get as a WordPress Designer. I’m going to go over the requirements and salaries. Then I’ll link a few jobs that I found below. So let’s get to it!
Requirements and Skills:
Responsive web design
WordPress Custom Theme Devlopment
Now you got the skills let’s see how much money that converts to. The majority of WordPress Designer salaries range between $36,845 to $60,590 in Florida. Which suggests there may be fewer opportunities for advancement based on skill level, but increased pay based on location and years of experience is still possible. The WordPress Developer job market in Florida is very active. Florida ranks number 49 out of 50 states nationwide for WordPress Designer salaries. Now on to option 2, the average annual pay for a Freelance WordPress Developer in the United States is $79,166 a year. The job market in Fort Lauderdale is not that active but statewide companies are hiring. Working as a Freelance WordPress Designer you could be making on average $75,975 per year or $3,191 (4%) less than the national average annual salary. Florida also ranks number 49 out of 50 states nationwide for Freelance WordPress Designer salaries.
Here are those jobs I promised. And as you can see the are a bunch of different titles you can have under the WordPress design umbrella. This skill can take you places you’ve never imagined.
- WordPress Website Designer
- Website Front End Designer / Content Manager
- Social Media Strategist
- Marketing Communications Specialist
- Associate Product Manager Ecommerce