The Pros And Cons Of Being A Professional Webmaster

The Pros and Cons of Being a Professional Webmaster
It’s not always a requirement for you to be an Information technology or Computer Science graduate for you to be titled Professional Webmaster. There might be a lot of employers that require their applicants to be a Bachelor’s Degree holder before they are even qualified for application. But, there are also jobs that require you to be experienced not just by the mere fact that you have graduated a four year course. One such job is being a webmaster. Being a webmaster is not simply being a programmer or website manager. This is a tough job and not exactly the dream job for most people, but as with anything there are pros and cons to being a webmaster.

A Few Of The Pros Of Being A Professional Webmaster

  • Time Management – most webmasters can enjoy the luxury of doing their tasks at their selected time.
  • Working at home – being a professional webmaster, generally allows you the indulgence of working in the comfort of your own home since that is the simplest way to remain on constant call.
  • Money – There isn’t really a specific salary range for a professional webmaster, this will depends on the skills, level of professionalism, certification and tenure. The more expert you are in this field the more money you can earn since a good webmaster can manage multiple sites at once.

Some Of The Cons Of Being A Professional Webmaster


  • Might work overtime but no overtime pay – If the webmaster is a freelancer most of the time, he or she will be paid “fixed price” or by project basis.
  • Repetitive – Literally thousands of trials and errors need to be done to make sure that the website is perfect. There should not be any technical glitches while using the site. The best webmaster will either know the best tools to use or can write their own.
  • Sleepless nights – There are times you may find yourself working more than 24 hours in a row. Especially for a passionate and perfectionist webmasters, that will affect your personal life unless you are prepared for it.

These are just some of the pros and cons. Indeed being a webmaster is not just a title, there are a lot of things that you need to prove before you can be called as a professional webmaster. It’s not always about the money but most of the time it’s about the satisfaction that you can feel after long hours of work.

By Dr. Ataollah Etemadi