The websites and apps we use every day are created by programmers, who create programs and applications using written code. They often work with businesses, organizations, and even government entities to create these programs and apps.

As a programmer, you never stop learning! Codes and processes are updated constantly, so you'll never get bored in this industry! If you’re an experienced coder who wants to use your skills to create functional, user-friendly software programs, becoming a Programmer VBO could be the right opportunity for you.


Programmer VBOs are proficient in programming languages like C++, Python, Ruby on Rails, Java, and more. They use these languages to create, test, maintain, and update computer programs by writing code that creates instructions for computers to generate output. Programmers often work closely with software developers and engineers, who are responsible for creating program designs. Programmers then take that design and turn it into instructions that a computer can follow.

 In addition to knowing how to write the initial code, programmers are responsible for debugging it, which includes identifying errors in the code and rewriting it to remedy those errors. Programmers may also use computer-assisted software engineering (CASE) tools to automate the writing of some of the code. 

Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Programmer VBO:

  • Programmers will continue to be in high demand for the foreseeable future.
  • It’s a great opportunity for creative problem solvers.
  • With the development of new coding languages, the opportunities to learn are endless.

Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a Programmer
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Primary Niche


SUB Niche

Programming For Small Businesses

VBO Niche

Programming Communication Apps For Small Businesses

In the other tabs featuring Blogs and Courses, we provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Programmer. If you have questions about becoming a Programmer VBO, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!


  • Communicate with clients and IT departments to determine the scope of the project.
  • Write, test, and correct computer and application codes.
  • Update computer and application codes as necessary.
  • Test and correct existing computer and application codes and programs.
  • Work with developers and designers to determine program designs.
  • Create models, flowcharts, and visuals of code and programs.
  • Create, maintain, and update code and program libraries to simplify code writing.


Our research shows the hourly rate charged by Programmer VBOs ranges from $25.00 to $125.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $55.00 to $85.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.



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​Treehouse courses are focused on technology and websites. While all the sites we mention on VBO Nation have information on these two topics, Treehouse really goes into detail. If you want to start or sharpen your skills, we would definitely encourage you to take a look at what they have to offer.


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 with virtually all lessons available for as low as $10.00.


Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused on 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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