10 brutal truth about web development

When It comes to facts and fictions about web Development, There exist some brutal truths too. The major brutal truth about the web Development is the internet web market is really gigantic and nearly all the websites are just the data stored in the table.

For the past few decades, the internet is tingled up in promising to provide incredible wealth, building cheaper products, helped rapid communication, built global friendship and all except curing cancer because ultimately the lifeblood of internet web data stored in the cluster of tables.

The Web market is gigantic

over 2.5 billion of websites have been published as of February 2019, This shows that internet is growing immensely and there is great amount of people from all over the world who are developing these websites and hence setting the gigantic market of web development.

This Growth in the field of Web Development makes it an attractive career and highly profitable, we have noticed the great shift in people’s interest in this age of the internet towards web development.

This arises the Question. Is it so easy to become a Web Developer?

To get the answer, Give a read to this article.

In this article, I will walk you through some brutal truths we have to face being a web developer. This concluded the answer to the above asked question.

As you look online, you will notice that many social media forums such as Reddit and other blogs shares the common thought of complexity of Web Development, this may seem worrisome to those who are looking forward to pursue a career as a web developer.

The Web Development is no exception

Like every other field, there lie some brutal truths about how they actually are. Similar is the case with Web development too there is no exception. let’s quickly look at a few brutal truths about web development.

1. website is the Internet data that is stored in the bunch of tables.

The worst brutal truth being a web developer is, most developers ignore the user experience on the web.
For the past 2 decades, the internet has provided remarkable wealth, developed economical products, developing global and agile communication and almost everything except treating cancer. As the core of the internet is storing the web data in clusters of a table that makes it totally ambiguous.

So in the era of big data, a web developer should know how to develop optimized catching techniques in order to achieve a great user experience. Redundant calls to file system and database slowdowns the process and hence making the user annoyed.
Being a web developer you should think of how to make maximum possible data available and cached at the system’s file-level in order to avoid redundant calls to the database.

2.You need to know how to code.

The brutal truth that people today think that anyone can develop the website themselves. Considering web development, a DIY thing is fiction. the truth about developing the website requires the set of skills and the industry knowledge, it’s a technical field.

Coding is the technical part you can’t call yourself a web developer unless you can’t code. HTML and CSS are basic of Web Development without knowing these languages you can’t call yourself a true web developer.

3.Web Development takes time and need dedication.

Brutal truth about learning web development is perseverance process. you might be thinking how long it will take you to become an expert web developer. Motivation, dedication, passion, and commitment are required to become a web developer as its learning is an ongoing process, it takes time and endeavor. You are not done with just learning the part, it takes years to master the web development skills.

A web Developer totally agrees with this quote “Nothing worthwhile comes easy”. Ultimately the efforts you made will give you the fruitful results it is when you are landed to a well functioning and astonishing web page of the website you’re working for so long, and yeah that’s the worthwhile feeling.

4.web development is the work of creativity.

Creativity does not always mean how to paint and draw. Developing a website is “a Creation”. Developing a website starts from scratch, putting your creative ideas in perspective and then creating a beautiful and functional site this all includes in your creative perseverance. moreover in the world of web development, things are always evolving and developing that needs your creative skills to think and work.

5.You can’t just depend on google when getting stuck

People think that “Doctor Google” will help you get through all the technical issues you face during the development cycle.

While there is a brutal truth you can’t just depend on google whenever there is a bump on the road, similarly, you have to make your self-sufficient to face and solve any technical issue you face during development. google can be your good friend and will help you to get through some issues but not always.

6.user are becoming more demanding and have own set of ideas

We might be dreaming that we have created an astonishing website that user would love. but the brutal truth is most of the times user turns out to be unexpected and more demanding. the developer cannot just deduce, how the user will react after watching the final website. because the user lacks in technical expertise. Hence being a web developer you have to deal with non-technical demanding clients.

7.demand of making changes in website

The client hardly gets satisfied and demand changes to the website. This demand in of making changes requires redesigning some components from the scratch and alteration in these components may affect other components too. hence these demand in changes from the user turns out frustrating for the developer.

As this can affect the building Blok of the website. hence this reveals a brutal truth being a developer you have re-built the developed website on user’s demand.

8.website maintenance is a continuing process.

Web development is an ongoing process. There are no starting and ending stages of the web development process.

After delivery to the client, the website needs to be updated after some time as plugins and libraries you use, gets updated after some time and their new versions releases.

The website you built requires maintenance after some time. A two-year-old website is considered to be “too old” website.

9.only few people want to spend money on Website

Web development is a tough job, the brutal truth about this job is the barely a small ratio of marketplace wants to spend money on website development.

The more worst thing about this job is clients are willing to be provided with extra privileged website but are not willing to pay for these extra privileges.

10. user’s privacy is your primary responsibility.

Our services should provide security to user and their information, at the same time we want our webpages to easy to operate and be simple.

It’s a web developer’s responsibility to provide user security services. if the user does not want that server reads its data. Then you have to make the server unable to read the user’s information.

Conclusion

Like every other field, being the part of the web development field you have to face some brutal truths.

But facing and compete for these challenges will make you the expert in your field. Difficulties will encounter you, but how you strive these difficulties will stands you out in the industry.

Please share your thoughts by writing in the comment section below. What you think, what should be the brutal truth of web development?

How to Get Upwork Profile Approved in less than 12 hours – 2021

Before getting into the detailed conversation for profile creation and its approval for UPWORK, consider few things mentioned below to achieve some goals in your life.

I need attention

Nowadays everybody needs attention? Your parents, wife, kids, Boss, etc. Everyone asks for 100% attention from your side and if you start to ignore anyone, people will start ignoring you. Same goes with this industry, whether we talk about, to get paid or getting a positive response from a newly created blog or green signal from a specific employer, getting visitors on your YouTube channel, everything needs hard work. If you take things for granted so you will never be successful at any stage of your life.

Literally, I have learned a lot in recent few days that hard work pays off. If you have a passion for your destination and willing to work seriously, you will definitely achieve the goals of your life irrespective of how complex they are.

The world has now changed. We have lots of competition. Previously a few years back, It was pretty much easy to get your profile approved on ELANCE or ODESK and you start working straight away and getting paid easily. Few freelancers, few clients, and the World was happy. But now a day’s more and more people are getting awareness of about earning as a freelancer on the Internet. Thousands of people are now approaching per day to get involved in this field. But this is the era of survival of fittest. You have to work hard with so much accuracy and in so many efficient ways to stand out in thousands of people around you with the same skills.

So getting back to your UPWORK profile, let’s start analyzing the way how we treat it wrong and how much we disobey the rules and regulations set by UPWORK, along with the solutions that I have figured out and got the approval form UPWORK.

01- The Email Address

What I personally rectified and searched over the internet and found a bit preference system of email addresses from UPWORK. They prefer the work email over the generic email. For example in my case, I acquire a domain kodegems.com and from that, I created an email ameen@kodegems.com. So, fortunately, this worked for me. But this does not mean that you cannot make your generic email from free services like Gmail, outlook, and yahoo. But here I am talking about the preference is one of the key factors to get approval.

02: Your Profile Title

UPWORK clearly states that they do not need such a long title for example “Web Developer – html-css-WordPress-php”. They need simple and generic Profile Titles that covers your skills decently. Like in my case, I am a Web developer, previously I wrote the same title as I have mentioned above. But now I figured it out the solution.

03: Profile Image

Profile image should be of minimum 250 x 250 in dimensions. Clear, front face, visible like mine. No group photos and side photos are allowed, in this case, your profile can be rejected straight away.

04: Overview

When a client posts a job he gets dozens of job proposals. Going through all applications and selecting the right candidate for the job is time taking task. Clients do not have time to read each proposal from top to bottom and make the selection, but if the first line of your overview impresses him and grabs his attention, will be constructive for you. Getting his attention, capturing his interests is the main key of your overview.

Do not start with Hi and Hello, because once you got a chance to do a job you will have plenty of time to greet the client. To the point, highlighting what are your strengths, what you can do and what sort of client you are searching for, are the keys to produce a good overview for your profile.

05: Filling up your Hourly Rate

Most of the freelancer while filling up the profile, undersell their services and it just because of not knowing their worth. They mostly think that if we going to rate low, we will have more chances to win the project. But this is not the case.

According to thefreelanceeffect.com

“A low hourly rate gives off an impression of low quality-work, and no one wants to pay top dollar for low-quality work.”

“By setting a higher rate, clients will inherently regard you as a higher quality freelancer… resulting in higher paid jobs.”

My Assumptions:
If you are setting your Experience level to

  • Entry Level: $20-$25 per hour
  • Intermediate Level: $25-$35 per hour
  • Expert Level: More than $40 per hour

06: Setting up your Skills

When I get failed a couple of time for profile approval, one reason was not filling up the skills that are not very common. For example, as a web developer, I was previously going for the following skills. Web development, Web design, Logo design etc. These are generic and entire UPWORK is flooded with the following sort of freelancers so the UPWORK is not going to approve you anymore.

I figured it out to alter those skills to the uncommon skills but related to Website and most importantly, I filled out all 8 slots not going for only 2 or 3 skills.

07: Employment and Education History

The same process will be repeated by filling up your entire employment and educational history. Make sure you add all of your academic and professional details absolutely.

It’s just a Beginning

My article just about to end but believe me or not our journey of UPWORK is about to start. Profile creation and its approval is the first step and from here we have lots of challenges to accomplish in UPWORK.

Conclusion

Your UPWORK profile is just like a resume, which you are going to present your client. First Impression is the last impression, your profile is your first gateway to present yourself in front of him, realizing him that you can do a great job for him with a good price. One of my Physics teacher “Sir Safi Zakai” always told us that from only doing hard work you cannot achieve your goals but the hard work in the right direction is a must.

So what are you waiting for? Apply these steps and share your experience in the comment section below. Feel free to ask any query, I will love to answer them.

How to write most successful blogs using WordPress

Successful blogs need tons of research, accuracy, and planning. Lots of research and manpower involves writing a blog that gives profit to end-user.

Stay tuned with me and read this article till the end.I will be going to tell you tips and tricks to write successful blogs for your website using WordPress.

This is the starting phase of my blogging career. Switching from the Software development field to blogging is never ever be a great decision but who knows what comes next for me.

What Successful Blogs mean?

  • This is one of the way to earn enough amount of money monthly without having a full-time job.
  • It’s all about sharing past experience and knowledge with millions of people around the globe.
  • This is the construction of self-identity. More people will start to know you with the help of your quality blogs.

Don’t Lose hope

I started in 2016 and continuously did wrong. Purchased a domain, worked on it, failed to generate traffic and decided to quit.

After that, I figured out that there is a problem in selecting the niche of the blog.

Google’s Expert Opinion Matters

Then I visited the Google Adsense forum for more clarity about the niche. I asked some of the points for which they are accepting blogs. What are the pinpoints of a successful blog that will give you profit in the future?

My efforts ended in smoke and I chose another niche for my blog but, that also was a political one. They again turned down my request for the Google Adsense approval and then I again part ways from the blog writing.

Its never too late to find a New World

In 2019 after some research I started again with new hope to figure out all issues and start my successful blogging career. I found a number of ways to make blogging successful that I will highlight in this article ahead.

Things to do for Successful blogs

Your goal should be world wide. Today my goal is to reach millions of people to make them educated regarding blogging and ways to earn money online.

Don’t Hassel and stay consistent

Blog writing with building an audience is a consistent process. It’s not an overnight process. It needs stability and patience.

First of all, know what you can do. What is your capacity? Is there anything in the world that you can able to describe in content. In the future, will you not be fed up y writing on the same niche?

Consistency is the key. Make your habit to post on time. Mark your calendar and do it. If you are even posting one post in a week than stick with it. Make your second post publish at the same time. Don’t wait just do that.

Start Giving benefits to Others

Your ultimate goal is to provide a knowledge base benefit to others. Your blog or a blog post should be something that people are searching for. People surf the internet for their queries. You should be a problem solver to them.

Selecting a Niche

Then do research for your desired niche. What kind of topics people are searching for nowadays.

You can build or have enough knowledge to write it down for thousands of people to read.

According to Google Adsense forum’s experts, your niche should be unique and people are searching for it and you get enough visitors on your blog.

Select best domain and hosting providers

Research for popular domain and hosting providers. For domains always go for .COM extension as this will impact globally. But if you want to make your content more relevant to your area or country, you can also do that.

I believe Goddady, Hostgator and Bluehost are on my top of the list.

Famous hosting providers will not have much DNS issues. They have good uptime and customer support as well.

Social Media Tactics

One of the great saying
“The more time you spend dabbling on social media, the less time you spend creating epic content.”

Do not opt for more than 2 social media platform to market your content.

Opt for a few and stick with them. Do good marketing of your conten, that your voice shall reach to thousands of people.

Use WordPress for Your Site

Wordpress is a famous and most comprehensive blogging tool for your website. It has enormous power to publish your content on the web.

It is SEO friendly. Its permalink structure is great for SEO purpose. Lots of tutorials and free plugins available to set up a complete blog.

WordPress is easy to use and very much easy to handle your all sort of content for example text, images, SEO etc.

You can buy or download page builders to custom layout your website. Elementor and Wpbakery plugins are good example of custom layouting of a WordPress page.

Engage your Visitors

Make your website engaging enough that the user would like to stay on your website.

Use infographics, eye-catchy images from which the visitor would love himself to stay more.

You can also do it by different popups, you can use GIFs, youtube supporting videos would also be a huge plus for you.

Gather Emails

Start gathering your visitor’s emails in the shape of the newsletter.

Whenever you publish a new article send them through a newsletter. This is another way to reach your audience and make better your SEO.

Leaders are the Readers

Make your habit to read blogs and books. Spent most of the time reading others blog. This will give you more knowledge and in this way, you can share what you have from others.

Do SEO

More blogging will let you understand SEO techniques as well. Have some basic SEO tutorials as well. Learn On-page SEO, off-page SEO, backlinking and last but not the least learn Google Analytics as well. From which you can see what sort of audience are you building up. What kind and age of people are coming to your website and what they are searching for.

Do Keyword Reseach for you successful blogs

Here is the practical example of keyword research.

I decided to write a blog on “How To Write Most Successful Blogs Using WordPress”. I took “Successful Blogs” as keyword and research it on ubersuggest.

If the search volume is below 1000 you can go for it and start working on it.

Write around 1000 words of the article. Use your desired keyword in your content.

Use H1 tag only ones in the post.

Use h2 tag for your other headings. And also please use your keyword in the heading as well.

Link others content and your content as well. Internal linking is also very much fruitful to engage your visitors.

Do not Stop

Your first blog will be horrible. Your second one will be bad. Your third one will be good and so on. It’s a matter of time. Do not lose hope. Keep writing. More you write, more your blog will be fine.

Do not care, what the people are saying. Keep your self steady and keep writing your experience and share knowledge.

Conclusion

  • It’s not an overnight process to turn the tables over.
  • Do keyword research.
  • Do SEO.
  • Use WordPress.
  • Consistency is the key.
  • Market your content.
  • No bunch of social media platforms. Stick with one or two.
  • Create a list of your visitors by asking them to subscribe with the newsletters.
  • Your vision is to benefit visitors.
Please share your thoughts by writing below in the comment section. What you think, what should be the key points to write successful blogs?

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