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:
Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a Programmer
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Programming For Small Businesses
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!
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.
Speckyboy is a magazine-style blog that offers tutorials, techniques, and resources for web designers. Topics include web design and development, advertising, and graphic design. You will be able to follow contributor posts and find out what is currently trending and why. Remember to sign up for their weekly newsletter!
1st Web Designer
1st Web Designer is a website that hosts content by web design professionals, for web design professionals. They share insights to help make the web, and your web-based business, even better.
UXbooth is a publication by and for the UX (User Experience) community and is trusted by more than 100,000 UX pros. They cover everything from analytics and content strategy to interaction and visual design. Beginner to intermediate UX users will find their tips, tricks, and insights incredibly helpful.
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.
While the name implies that Copywriters just write, that couldn't be further from the truth. Copywriters do everything from research on current marketing trends, understanding client psychology, to finding quality stock images that complement their writing, and more. Unlike other writers such as novelists and journalists, Copywriters typically create copy for clients to promote their business.
Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming a Copywriter:
Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a copywriter
High-Converting Copywriter For Manufacturers of Medical Equipment
In the other tabs featuring Blogs and Courses, we provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Copywriter. If you have questions about becoming a Copywriter VBO, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!
As a copywriter, the research we did showed a range for the hourly rate from $45.00 to $105.00 per hour. The majority seemed to fall within the $55.00 - $85.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.
Direct Creative's blog is designed to help copywriters be the best they can. It offers a ton of great information on copywriting, including tips and help articles.
Success Works's blog provides powerful information on SEO-rich copywriting. It's easy to understand and great for beginners.
Doris & Bertie
Doris & Bertie's blog is a humorous take on copywriting for everyone. It's easy to follow and offers excellent writing tips.
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.