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Building a career with WordPress
Building a career with WordPress
Building a career with WordPress
Building a career with WordPress
Building a career with WordPress
Building a career with WordPress
Building a career with WordPress
Building a career with WordPress
Building a career with WordPress
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  • 1. BUILDING A CAREERWITH WORDPRESS WordCamp Raleigh 2012presented by Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 2. O HAI! • Used WordPress since it was b2. • Background in print design (family biz!) • Branching into developmentWordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 3. WHAT BRINGS US HERE? • You’re interested in making a living out of WordPress (duh!) • You’re want to meet people with complimentary skills • You already have a career. (congrats!)WordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 4. WHAT IS WORDPRESS? • A content management system • A means to an end • Makes design easier • Makes development easier • My livelihoodWordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 5. AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION • Front-end design (HTML, CSS, Javascript) • Development (Programming with Data) • Graphic design & illustration • User Experience & interaction design • Management (content and community) and consulting • Education and training • Can’t do it all! (But you don’t have to choose just 1.)WordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 6. USE WHAT YOU’VE LEARNED SO FAR • Build on your educational foundation • No college? NO PROBLEM! • Learn from the best, though. • Learn by doing, but start with a great foundation.WordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 7. ADVICE FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS • Work might be hard to find • When you find it, you’ll have to do most of the work • Services (design and dev) or products (themes, plugins, or service products)WordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 8. GET KNOWN FOR WHAT YOU DO • Attend and speak at local WP Meetups • Go to WordCamps, talk to people, offer a presentation • Contribute to core or in the support forumsWordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 9. TOOLS OF THE TRADE • Designers: Photoshop, Illustrator. • Creative CloudWordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 10. TOOLS OF THE TRADE • Coders use different editors (free and paid) to their liking. Try them out to find what works for you.WordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 11. DON’T REPEAT YOURSELF • Designers and developers collect and build on a library of resources. • (no one will know you’re recycling stuff. you don’t have to tell anyone!)WordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  • 12. MORE SOUND ADVICE • Set boundaries for yourself and clients • Professionalism is key. High risk of blurring the lines when you’re under deadline or work for yourself • Maintain a solid network colleagues.WordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay

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