There are other ways to make the big money other than being a techie. BUSINESS INSIDER profiles James Somers, web developer, who gushes about how much he is in demand. But so are other professionals. Take us ghostwriters. Last month I made more money than I ever had previously for any month as a ghostwriter.
Markets change. If we change with it, the money is there. There was a black patch when the demand was for content for social media. First of all that didn't pay very much. Secondly, it quickly got crowded. Then some of us who were alert noticed that both influencers and marketers wouldn't get the results they hoped for only by leveraging social media. They also needed all those traditional tactics like opinion-editorials and being quoted in mainstream media, books both print and e-, keynote speeches at trade associations and TED, newsletters, and just being there playing golf but with a cool elevator speech.
So, we ghostwriters who had social media down cold knew how to pitch the others kinds of add-ons. Only we aren't a sexy profession to profile, not like tech folks. WORTH, however, did do an article on how the big money can find and manage ghostwriters.