This is important to ask, because so many people around the world are web developers, but how many of them are successful at it?
My goal for this article is to equip you with the mindset, knowledge and skills to stand out from the crowd and make a success of your web development career — whether that’s at a company or freelancing for yourself.
This article is intended for aspiring web developers and web developers who are struggling to break through the “barrier of mediocrity.”
These 21 steps will help you succeed in web development and beyond.
1. Is This Something You’re Truly Passionate About?
“Passion” is a word so commonly used that the actual meaning gets distorted. It actually means “a strong and barely controllable emotion.”
Passion is not passive: it’s a pursuit to act. Most people hate their 9–5 jobs, but few do jobs they love and are passionate about.
It’s important to ask yourself these three questions:
- Does the thought of creating websites and web apps excite me?
- Would this be an exciting career for me to do?
- Would becoming a web developer be in line with the lifestyle I’d like to have for myself (and my family)?
If you answered yes to the above questions, you’re on the right path to becoming a web developer.