8 Tips to Stay Motivated As a Web Developer
Web Development is the fastest growing industry throughout the whole world. Being a web developer you face a lot of difficulties in your day-to-day life solving different problem statements for your clients or your job which you do as a web developer. Being focused and motivated becomes a difficult task many times as you get irritated by the daily tasks and work pressure. Today we will tell you some tips and tricks to stay motivated and passionate about your passion.
1. Try Using New Tools and Technology Stack
2. Attend Webinars and Tech Conferences
It is rightly said we learn from like minded people who have a greater experience than us. During these hard COVID-19 times, conferences are not taking place offline which is again a good part as travel expenses and food charges are saved, and now we should invest our time in applying for webinars and technology-related sessions which are taking place online through Zoom or any other video conferencing platforms.
3. Take a Break
As a developer, you should take small breaks and do outings with your family or close ones as it helps you to be close to nature and feel the fresh air which increases your productivity. Taking a Break isn’t bad until it is not too often. It should be better advised to take a break in a month for a single day.
4. Become a Mentor For Your Juniors
It is rightly said you learn it much better when you teach others about a topic which you know better than others. Get in touch with beginners or junior developers in your field and collaborate with them and try to get from them the topics they are finding it difficult to understand and implement in their project. For collaboration, you can use social media platforms or any other social connections.
5. Start Your Own Blog
Blogging is another platform that helps as a developer in your professional and personal growth being a developer as you can write your real-life experiences as a developer the problems you faced while trying new tasks. This can be very helpful for the junior developers who are facing the same problem as you. Blogging can also help you in making money but don’t depend on money at the first start it is a passion as a side hustle to help other people who are just starting their career in web development or are junior to you.
6. Make a Good Social Presence
It is very important to build a social presence and social media is the only place where you can build your online presence and personal brand to showcase your skills for future opportunities. To build a personal brand you need to have an account on all the social media platforms like Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. After that, you need to put at least 2-3 valuable posts every day related to your expertise on these social media platforms.
7. Create Your Own Personal Portfolio Website
A personal portfolio website is like an online resume that tells about the skills which you have gained over these years and the projects you have made to polish your skills. A good developer always has a personal portfolio website apart from all the websites he has created for the client. A personal portfolio website also gives an online presence and helps you stand out from the crowd. In your web development journey according to me, you should take your personal portfolio website as the first website you build as it can give a jump start in your career and help you get the initial clients as well.
8. Contributing To Open Source Projects
Contributing to the open-source projects shows the number of things
- Your passion for what you are doing.
- Your skills as a Team Player.
- Your skillset
The best part of open-source project development is that if you’re a key role player at the project you are building and you do the things very nicely then it builds online credibility for you.