API Developer

Full web functionality is important for almost any business today, and API Developers make that happen. The demand for API Developers/Integrators has grown significantly over the past decade, and it won’t be slowing down any time soon. Factors driving this growth include increased needs for

on-site social network embedding, calendar sharing, and location pinning. The API Development Industry is ever-changing as new innovations make their way to market. Significant growth opportunities exist for API developers and integrators in the coming years.


In just a few decades, website and web app functionality have become essential to providing customers with a great user experience.This is, in no small part, thanks to Application Programming Interfaces. An API is a set of functions and tools for building software that helps to provide building blocks for programmers.

There are many uses for APIs, including Libraries and Frameworks, Remote APIs, Operating Systems, and Web APIs. API Developers and Integrators use a number of tools and programming languages to create, debug, and integrate APIs for the end user. Proficiency with programming languages like PHP, Python, Ruby, and Java is critical for this role.

Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming an API Developer VBO:

  • API Developers are in high demand.
  • The earning potential is huge.
  • There are lots of resources available online to help API Developers improve their skill sets.

Here is an example of a VBO Niche for an API Developer
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Primary Niche

API Integration

SUB Niche

​Helping Companies Connect And Automate Apps

VBO Niche

Helping Real Estate Agents Connect And Automate Apps For Lead Generation

We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as an API Developer. If you have questions about becoming an API Developer, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!


  • Work with clients to determine specific needs and scope of each project.
  • Using client guidelines, create, test, and publish APIs.
  • Maintain and update APIs as needed.
  • Test and debug fault code as needed.
  • Create and maintain code and API libraries.
  • Work with other developers to support data migration and transformation.
  • Update APIs and release new versions as required by the clients.


Our research shows the hourly rate charged by VBOs ranges from $45.00 to $105.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $65.00 to $95.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.



Zendesk's API & Development tools section offers tips, tricks, and tools for API Developers.

Realtime API

Realtime API's blog is a hub for everything API. They offer updates and helpful tips on API development.


DataFire's blog offers tools, tips, and tricks for API Developers. They also update readers on the latest news and API trends.



Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales where with virtually all lessons as low as $10.00.


Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused design, business, tech, and more.


Lynda has been around a long time and might just be one of the granddaddies of online training. Pretty much all courses are well-vetted and professionally done. While their courses may be a little more expensive, they are top quality. Since they were recently acquired by LinkedIn, some premium accounts get access to Lynda at no additional charge, which is a great deal.


Coursera offers courses from many of the top universities including Stanford, Duke, and Penn. As a result, their courses are probably a bit more like what you would imagine getting in higher education.







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