BUILDING A CAREERWITH WORDPRESS                  WordCamp Raleigh 2012presented by Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @on...
O HAI!  • Used WordPress since it was b2.  • Background in print design (family biz!)  • Branching into developmentWordCam...
WHAT BRINGS US HERE?  • You’re interested in making a living    out of WordPress (duh!)  • You’re want to meet people with...
WHAT IS WORDPRESS?      • A content management system      • A means to an end      • Makes design easier      • Makes dev...
AREAS OF              SPECIALIZATION  • Front-end design (HTML, CSS, Javascript)  • Development (Programming with Data)  •...
USE WHAT YOU’VE             LEARNED SO FAR      •   Build on your educational foundation      •   No college? NO PROBLEM! ...
ADVICE FOR BUDDING       ENTREPRENEURS  • Work might be hard to find  • When you find it, you’ll have to do    most of the...
GET KNOWN FOR WHAT        YOU DO  • Attend and speak at local WP    Meetups  • Go to WordCamps, talk to people,    offer a...
TOOLS OF THE TRADE  • Designers: Photoshop, Illustrator.  • Creative CloudWordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://j...
TOOLS OF THE TRADE  • Coders use different editors (free    and paid) to their liking. Try them out    to find what works ...
DON’T REPEAT YOURSELF      •   Designers and developers collect and build on          a library of resources.      •   (no...
MORE SOUND ADVICE  • Set boundaries for yourself and    clients  • Professionalism is key. High risk of    blurring the li...
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Building a career with WordPress

  1. 1. BUILDING A CAREERWITH WORDPRESS WordCamp Raleigh 2012presented by Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. TOOLS OF THE TRADE • Designers: Photoshop, Illustrator. • Creative CloudWordCamp Raleigh 2012 | Jayvie Canono | http://jayvie.com | @onefinejay
  10. 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. 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. 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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