The Jobs You Can Get with Just HTML and CSS

22 April 2021
Jobs – The one four-letter word that even beats HTML in its domination over our lives. After all, jobs are what turn the “code into cash”. So, you’re not alone in asking what jobs you can get with HTML and CSS. The answer is “many”. You simply have to know where to find them. In this article, we’ll tour the many jobs you can do with just HTML and CSS and how you can get your hands on one of them!
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Jobs – The one four- letter word that even beats HTML in its domination over our lives. After all, jobs are what turn the “code into cash”. So, you’re not alone in asking what jobs you can get with HTML and CSS. 

In fact, we get asked this question often. Much to your relief, however, the answer is “many”. You simply have to know where to find them. In this article, we’ll tour the many roles you can do with just HTML and CSS and how you can get your hands on one of them!

So, read on, if you fancy bagging a well- paid and rewarding job with only HTML and CSS.

Let’s begin with the basics. The first question you must ask yourself, is what the ideal job looks like for you. Are you looking to work for an employer and earn a fixed salary, or are you looking to work for yourself and “be your own boss”? Knowing this is vital, as it could change your entire job- hunting strategy.

With that in mind, let’s categorise the two routes available to you – as the “Freelancing Route” and the “9 – 5” route.

1. The Freelancing Route

Let’s begin with the first one. In this category, you’d work as a “freelancer” on short-term projects. As a freelance expert, you’d complete individual projects for a fixed fee and choose the number of projects to work on. There are pros and cons to this model but it remains a popular route nonetheless.

What jobs could I do as a freelancer with just HTML and CSS?

The most obvious task would be to use HTML and CSS to build simple web pages and websites. Since you’d need to know JavaScript for constructing more complex websites, you can expect to focus most of your energies on building the “skeletal” components of a website. (Which is still important, by the way).

Beyond that, you’ll find yourself building squeeze pages, landing pages and blog pages. Or, you could build restaurant menus, online resumes and photography portfolios. You’ll find that many businesses that don’t sell their services online, like your local tailor, wouldn’t even need a “smart, intuitive and seamlessly integrated” website. Essentially, any project that requires little more than a “static” webpage would likely find its way into your to-do list.  

Here’s a little list of the different projects you could find yourself doing:

  • Building sales funnel pages
  • Creating online resumes and CVs
  • Creating blogs and online informational sites
  • Creating online portfolios
  • Creating email templates
  • Editing the structure of existing web pages
  • Converting PSD files to web pages

In sum, the list is long and diverse, and much of the specific task would depend on the needs of your client. The next challenge is to know where to find work as a freelancer.  

Where can I find jobs as a freelancer?

Freelancing sites like Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr have an enormous number of jobs going. Thousands, in fact. However, with an equally large crowd of freelancers vying for the jobs, competition is intense.  The secret is to find a project that best matches your skills and interests, as well as experience level.

Here’s a quick side-note on earnings – If you’re just starting, you may have to accept a “lower than average” fee. This is to help you attract clients, build a portfolio, and a reputation as a skilled web developer. But, once you’ve built a large and credible portfolio, you can start placing bids for pricier projects and charge a larger fee. In other words, the more experience you have, the more money you can make.

Alternatively, you can find work by simply asking family, friends, and your wider network. In fact, this is how many secure their first paid jobs and gain some much-needed experience.

2. The 9 – 5 Route

If the above route doesn’t tickle your fancy, then read on, as there are many opportunities to secure 9 – 5 jobs with HTML and CSS.

Surely, I need more than just HTML and CSS?

Now, another question we get asked often is whether anyone will find a job with only HTML and CSS on their resume. With over 11,670 “HTML CSS” jobs listed on indeed.com alone, the answer is a BIG yes.

It is widely believed that you need fluency in more languages than just HTML and CSS. Whilst that may be true for some jobs, that still leaves a wide array of jobs that don’t require anything more than only HTML and CSS.

And, as career starters, there’s nothing to say that you can’t learn some more languages on the job itself! Because, let’s be real, a senior role that requires more languages, would likely be given to coding veterans. So, let’s cut to the chase and begin revealing the jobs you can get. (And, by extension, which search terms you must type in the search bar!)  

What jobs can I get with just HTML and CSS?

Typically, with just HTML and CSS, you can land entry-level roles in software or web development firms. These include:

  • Entry- level Software Engineer
  • Entry- level Web Developer
  • Entry- level Front- End Developer
  • WordPress Developer
  • Website Support Assistant

Then, there are the jobs that require a combination of different skills (not languages). But, with knowledge of HTML and CSS being amongst the most useful of them. These include:

  • Content Producer & Editor
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Marketer
  • Email Marketer
  • HTML Email Developer
  • HTML Production Specialist
  • CSS Production Specialist
  • CSS Preprocessor
  • HTML and CSS Teaching Assistant
  • IT Technician

Depending on the size of the company, you may find yourself in a variety of roles, owing to the interoperability of HTML and CSS. Above, you may have noticed that the job titles don’t explicitly mention any coding tasks. However, all of them require the use of online tools and web pages. Which means that it’ll “always” be useful to have someone with a grasp of HTML and CSS on the team.

So, when looking for jobs that you can do with HTML and CSS, don’t simply type in “HTML and CSS” in the search bar. Often, the requirement of HTML and CSS will be found deeper in the job description.

Now that you know what to look for, let’s explore where to look.

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What if I don’t have space for another programming language?

If you haven’t gotten the hint already, the opportunities with HTML and CSS are quite large.

So, here’s the deal. Let’s say you’d like to find full- flung roles as a web designer. In that case, HTML and CSS are great starter languages. If you can bundle this holy pair with additional skills like JavaScript and Git, then you are well on your way towards becoming a sought- after web “designer” (not just developer). Being the crème-de-la-crème of HTML and CSS jobs, you’ll likely find many more employers willing to employ you and pay you a higher salary as a result of your increased skill set.

Granted – More languages means more money and jobs. But there’s more to the story, as we shall see below.

If the above strategy is best summarised as “diversification”, then the below strategy is best summed up as “doubling- down”. See, if you don’t fancy adding another language toolkit, all is not lost. By doubling down on CSS, for example, you can open doors to another layer of jobs and opportunities. As a CSS specialist, you can find jobs that require strong competence in CSS tools like the ones named below:

  • CSS Grid Specialist
  • Flexbox Specialist
  • CSS Pre-processing Specialist

Simply said, using the above- mentioned tools, as well as pre-processing tools like Sass, require you to become a CSS virtuoso.

In short, the list of jobs you can do is virtually endless. If all you have in your toolkit is HTML and CSS, you are in good hands. Whether you wish to learn more languages or nail- down on just the two, there’ll always be a vacancy waiting for your skills to come and fill it.

If you would like more guidance on crafting your career plan, then get in touch with our counsellors and we’d be delighted to discuss your ambitions.

So, happy hunting, because you’re in luck. Sign up today for LIVE online classes with industry experts to learn on Relevel. Freshers and graduates, this is your chance to make a mark in an exciting world full of opportunities. 

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