How to Get Started as a Freelance WordPress Developer in Montreal
Is it still worth it to become a Freelance WordPress developer in Montreal in 2022?
The short answer is yes. Over %40 of the websites online world wide are WordPress websites. Some of the biggest most successful sites are running on the WordPress platform. Here are just a few:
- Sony Music
- Time Magazine
- CNN Press Room
- The Rolling Stones
- The New York Times Company
- The White House
- New York Post
So, yes, this is a great time to get into WordPress Development. Being a WordPress developer doesn’t mean just one thing. There are many roles you can choose from and specialize in. Let’s look at a few.
- Front-end WordPress developer
- Back-end WordPress developer
- Site administrator
- Website designer
- Plugin developer
- Theme developer
- Full-stack WordPress developer
The first thing you need to do after deciding you path is to develop a variety of websites to show potential clients what you’re capable of.
Build Your Portfolio
You need to demonstrate that you can build WordPress websites across multiple industries.
You need to keep an updated portfolio showcasing the websites you have created over time. It will make you credible in the eyes of the public. What I did, is I created a personal website showcasing my portfolio. Take a look.
How to Function as a WordPress Freelancer in Montreal
Do you still want to become a WordPress developer? Here are some tips that show what it takes to become a truly successful WordPress developer.
Become extremely comfortable with WordPress
WordPress is constantly being updated so you’ll need to be abreast of any changes that take place. Thousands of themes and plugins are constantly being added to the library. It is imperative that you stay up to date with all of the emerging technology.
How much should you charge to develop a WordPress website in Montreal?
Honestly there is no simple answer to that question. You are going to determine the price of the website according to the complexity of it. Some websites have a lot of functionality with many pages. Some websites are simple with only 1 page. When you talk with your client you will be able to judge how much work the website will take and how much to charge. Take a look at my website to get an idea of how much my starting price is. CLICK HERE
Promote across Social media
After setting up your business you should really consider sharing information about it on social media. You can form a Facebook group for example and start building relationships with your audience. You can go to this free website to get some free advertisement to start off.
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