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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As we know WordPress is the popular CMS (Content Management System) nowadays. And more than that it has been evolved in recent past years as a greatest blogging heaven to bloggers. As it is of 30% of the web, WordPress has also become the best place for the attackers too.
This is my screenshot of Wordfence report today. This is around 1week attackers or bot activity.
So this obvious to have some safety precautions and if you are locked out or forgot your password or if you want to reset it. Simply follow these steps and figure out the solution for you. There are 3 ways to reset the admin/current/users password of your WordPress website.
Solution Number # 1
By logging into the dashboard of your website you can easily change the password. Follow these steps and get your password changed straight away.
Step 01– Login to your dashboard Step 02– Go to edit profile Step 03– Go to generate password and hit update profile.
Solution Number # 2
If you have some awareness about the MYSQL environment so you can do it easily from there. You just need a Cpanel password to do the following steps into the database and change the password easily
Step 01– Login to Cpanel and goto the database associated with your WordPress website. Step 02– hit Ctrl+f to find the table named something like “USER” or “WP_USER” Step 03– Edit that user and change the password and do not forget to make encryption to MD5
hit go and you are done.
Solution Number # 3
If you have forgotten the admin panel password and you remember the admin’s email so you can change the password as well by following three steps easily
Step 01– Go to yoursite.com/wp-admin Step 02– hit forget password and write admin’s email address Step 03– By email, you will have the change password link, click the link and set your new password.