The Role and Rewards of a Forward Developer

As the Web3 evolution enters top gear, different classes of users at both enterprise and individual levels have identified Forward’s model of templated solutions as a preferred method to implement their blockchain and Web3 systems. The rationale behind this preference directly correlates with the ease the platform provides for users to relate to a technology that was not traditionally accessible to a broad range of users.
Upon closer analysis, Forward’s model can be described as an analog of the model that WordPress mastered to dominate the Web2 era of the internet. Like WordPress, Forward removes the barriers (technical, financial, and knowledge) that could potentially limit Web3 innovation and adaptation. Also, both platforms use a ‘plug-and-play’ method, which in the case of WordPress, involves plugins, while Forward uses dApp templates.
WordPress developers played a crucial role in the growth and development of the plug-in library, creating and modifying plugins for the various use cases that have emerged in the ensuing two decades.
In the same vein, Forward developers have a critical role in the promising and developing Forward Marketplace.

Who is a Forward Developer?

While anybody can visit the Forward Marketplace and deploy a smart contract or dApp, it does not make them a ‘Forward developer.’
The title is reserved for anyone with professional knowledge of dApp development. Hence, it refers to someone who can create, modify, and upload dApp templates to the Forward Marketplace.
Front-end development does not require the same amount of training or experience as they use Forward’s no-code front-end builder. The role involves the ability to use existing open-source smart contracts or code new smart contracts.

What Can a Forward Developer Achieve?

Just as with WordPress, the more experienced and skillful a Forward developer is, the more they can do in our Marketplace and the more earning opportunities it opens for them. Forward developers can create original templates and actively contribute to the evolving demands of the blockchain community and the Forward Marketplace.
Now, to the big question: ‘Why should anyone be a Forward developer?’

The Earning Potential of a Forward Developer

Forward developers enjoy multiple revenue generation opportunities through passive income on uploaded templates or special modifications for clients and their specific projects.
In 2023, an average WordPress developer earns about USD 80,000, spread across a range of USD 50,000 to USD 100,000.
In a burgeoning new market and ecosystem like Web3, early adopters—especially Web3 developers on Forward—have the potential to earn significantly more on their templates. Their earning potential is amplified by the growing demand for their services, the scarcity of skilled professionals, and the pioneering nature of the Web3 industry.
Forward provides an array of blockchain infrastructure that developers can use to help global businesses transition to web3.

Building a Strong Resume

As the transition from Web2 to Web3 occurs over the next decade, Forward occupies a privileged position with the versatile suite of templated solutions in the Marketplace.
This shift from a service to a product-based model promises lucrative opportunities for developers in the burgeoning Web3 landscape. Early generations of Forward developers can enter at the ground level and build an impressive resume while contributing to a truly transformative journey—financially and historically.
Comparing Forward to WordPress, its Web2 parallel, the potential for the future of Forward's templated solutions within the Web3 space and the developers that build and maintain it is limitless.

Entering A Growing Ecosystem

As WordPress’s ecosystem grossed $596.7 billion in 2020 and $636 billion in 2021, developers within the ecosystem also enjoyed the dividends of the ecosystem’s success. WordPress’ year-on-year growth highlights the long-term potential of a simplified solution for mass market needs.
Another important distinction between WordPress developers and their Forward counterparts is the size of the market and the potential. While WordPress is relevant for websites, blogs, and e-commerce, Forward’s specialty in blockchain provides the infrastructure serving as the springboard for a new internet era. Moderating this new and improved version of the internet presents much higher potential in terms of market shares and revenue.
Other than Forward’s capability to fill the Web3 expertise void, Forward developers also enjoy the safety of working in an ecosystem that has so far proven successful in supporting and sustaining innovation in the current Web3 world.

So, What's the Verdict?

To call WordPress’ achievement in the Web2 era of the internet dominating might be understating the influence of a company that currently powers more than a third of the websites on the internet. The platform’s flexibility and adaptability make it perfect to accommodate any unique requirements or situations.
As the internet evolves and Web3 takes shape, Forward is in a unique position where it provides a service similar to WordPress while maintaining unique characteristics that distinguish it as an epoch-defining Web3 innovation.
Forward extends these opportunities to developers within its ecosystem, which is rapidly becoming the preferred destination for users even as competition grows within the ecosystem.