Should you still do remote freelance WordPress development? Here’s a look at the stats.

Derick Sozo
Jan 22, 2018 · 5 min read

Did you know that a client looking for a custom WordPress site usually pays between $3,000 and $15,000 dollars to a remote freelancer, according to

In this post, I’ll show you the stats that point to an abundance of remote freelance work in the WordPress market and where to find a good client for your next project.

The WordPress world, a 2-sided market.

The WordPress ecosystem keeps growing because these 2 worlds need each other. It’s the good ol’ supply and demand rule.

1st group: WordPress users (Business Owners)

WordPress powers a lot of different types of websites, including e-Commerce and exclusive membership websites. Some of these websites are served fine by using ready-made WordPress themes, but most of the time, a WordPress user needs to go a step further and add custom functionality specific to their business to the website.

2nd group: You (Developers)

Developers drive the technical side of the WordPress world with themes, plugins, custom websites, bug fixes, and updates.

The business owners create the demand and you supply what you’re good at: development.

If you jump into the freelance WordPress development market as a developer what’s your earning potential?

How much can I make as a remote freelance WordPress developer?

  • $50 per hour is the median hourly rate according to a study conducted in by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg.
  • According to SimplyHired, the average salary for “Wordpress jobs” is $63,092.
  • In 2014, WordPress was the most requested skill in the world according to Sketch Themes.
  • The most successful Envato Power Elite author has sold over 100,000 copies of one theme alone.
  • A full site WordPress design can cost between $3,000 and $15,000 according to
  • However, custom-built WordPress websites can go up to $100,000, according to PostStatus.
  • 25% of all WordPress themes on ThemeForest have made at least $2,500 in a month, according to Envato.

Where can I find these remote freelance WordPress jobs?

I’ve been lucky enough to not have to use these websites because I know where to find good clients and you don’t have to put up with it anymore either.

The usual problems a freelancer goes through when using Upwork, Freelancer, or Fiverr.

How to find good clients

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Conclusion: Putting everything together

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