Web developer jobs are projected to grow by 20% in the decade leading up to the year 2022, significantly outpacing the projected growth in jobs as a whole. That’s cool, isn’t it?
But what is powering this trend? We think you can point to the 25M+ businesses in North America that are selling, marketing and serving customers online. By all accounts they are becoming more competitive and productive by leveraging what we call “the small business web” – software that runs in your browser and enables more efficient and effective selling, marketing and operations.
On May 6, we were delighted to be included in the launch of GoDaddy Pro (press release), an innovative platform that makes it super easy to support web developers, designers and consultants who help small businesses. We have been involved over the past few months in a customer council along with several other companies providing feedback on the design of the platform. It was refreshing and exciting to be involved directly with the design of a new product like GoDaddy Pro.
One of the cool features we mentioned in the press release is a free monitoring system that will help you monitor your customers’ websites uptime and alert you by email or text message of any downtimes. A website that is down is equivalent to a closed front door, and we want to know quickly before our customers (or their customers!) find that their “virtual front door” is shut. Here’s a screen shot of how clear and easy this feature works:
Here’s GoDaddy’s blog post detailed some of the terrific features in the new product. And here’s a longer video detailing this new program.