Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job in Web3 - when you have no idea how to get started (for non-techies only)

I’ve been asked countless times how to get a job in web3. So I decided to make the Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job in Web3 (which I will keep updating as things change and I learn more along the way).

I’ve put together my personal experience and research over the past 2 years. Of course, the process will differ depending on what job exactly you’re looking for and how much you know about web3.

Much like with web2, or any other kind of industry, you still need skills, knowledge and at least an idea of what area you’d like to specialize in.

So, here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how to get started when you have no idea where to even begin from. Web3 is truly one of the most exciting industries to be a part of right now since there is so much room for creativity and innovation.

Quick note on some learning curves you’ll face in the beginning if you’re not used to working all day online and don’t know anything about web3:

  • Becoming familiar and comfortable with using platforms like Twitter and Discord

  • Understanding key technical terms

  • Learning to network online (you gotta admit, it’s kind of weird)

So, let’s get to it. I have divided this guide into two parts.

Part One explains some of the practical steps.

Part Two lists all the Resources you will need to get started, such as job boards, who to follow on Twitter, etc.

1. The Basics

Firstly, read this article on web3 is exactly, it’s simple and easy to understand.

Secondly, there are different sectors within web3, see which one/s you’re interested in, and then dive into those:


2. Educate Yourself

Learn the basics of blockchain, crypto and NFTs. Then, get some web3 lingo under your belt, both the formal stuff and the slang!

To learn more about the technical side of things, check out these resources:

Whiteboard Crypto on YouTube

The Ultimate NFT Guide by NFTPlazas

How the blockchain works by Tim Roughgarden

Important formal web3 terms:

Government money (dollar, euro, etc.)
a public, open, transparent network with no central authority, anyone can participate
Seed Phrase
a long series of words generated by your crypto wallet when you set it up which will help you recover your account if anything happened to it
Self Custody
complete control over your digital assets and private key (no third party involved or has access to it)
Smart Contract
like a normal contract except based on code on the blockchain, so certain pre-conditions must be met before it executes itself
represents a digital or physical asset and can be used for things such as trading
no need to rely on a third party (eg: a bank) to operate between you and your assets
used for storing crypto
can’t be changed or modified, this is the basis of how the blockchain works, once something is created the transaction can’t be altered
verifying and adding new transactions to the blockchain, and the process of generating new coins
Layer 2
a blockchain built on top of layer 1 blockchains such as Ethereum to help apps scale and improve user experience
the basis of blockchain infrastructure, used for storing blocks of data
Proof of Stake
a consensus mechanism which uses staking to verify new transactions, add them to the blockchain, and create new tokens
Proof of Work
this mechanism works by using mining to verify new transactions, add them to the blockchain, and create new tokens
locking up your crypto assets for a time period to help support the operation of a blockchain, and in return earn more crypto

Web3 slang (a few examples, there’s much more):

Short for “degenerate”. It refers to someone who makes risky bets on NFTs.
Diamond Hands
Diamond hands refers to someone who believes that their NFT is valuable enough to be held long-term. It is the opposite of paper hands.
This refers to an NFT’s debut. Example: Steve Aoki’s first-ever NFT drop is tomorrow.
Gas fees
Gas is a fee paid to complete a blockchain transaction on the Ethereum network. The fee goes to miners as compensation for their computational effort to validate the transactions and add them to the blockchain.
Good morning. Popular abbreviation the NFT community uses to greet each other.
Good night. GM & GN.
“Let’s F***** Go”. Used to express extreme excitement, usually about an NFT project.
Minting refers to the process of creating an NFT on the blockchain. The token is minted on a blockchain such as Ethereum; once it is minted it has unique metadata, which can be stored, traced, and traded.
Not gonna make it. A derogatory term used for people or projects trying to rip other people off.
Paper Hands
Paper hands is a slightly rude term used to refer to someone who doesn’t support a project long-term and sells an NFT for a quick flip in the hope of a quick gain. It is the opposite of diamond hands.
One of One
This refers to NFT art pieces with only one edition minted on the blockchain. Artists can choose to mint many editions of the same piece, but a one of one is unique and more valuable as only one person can own that particular artwork.
Open Edition
The opposite of limited edition. Open edition drops allow buyers to mint as many editions as possible of the NFT on sale within a certain time frame, such as three minutes. There is no limit to the amount of NFTs that can be minted within that time frame.
WAGMI = We all gonna make it. A slang term with a positive outlook referring to everyone one day being successful in the NFT space.
Now that you’re armed with these cool NFT slang words, LFG!!

3. Jobs that are in demand (non-technical)

The jobs below are some of the positions that are in high demand, you can also take a look at the job boards (listed in Part Two) to see what else is available. You can transition your career if you have skills in the areas listed below or learn new skills in the following:

Marketing, Community building, Content creators, Business Development, Sales, Data analysis, Governance & Tokenomics (Finance), Design, Product Management, Project Management, HR, customer support, Copywriting, and more.

4. Get Down & Dirty

The best way to learn is to actually USE web3 applications and platforms. You can read all day and night but unless you try it out, you’ll never understand.

Start by opening up a crypto wallet and a non-custodial wallet such as a MetaMask wallet.

If you’re a writer, try out mirror.xyz, publish0x, etc.

Check out Virtual Anja’s list of free apps where you can earn crypto for listening to podcasts or reading content.

Or, play a blockchain game!

And the best one, why not create your own NFT or buy one?

5. Network & connect online and offline

This is so important, to start being active on the platforms which have the most active Web3 communities- Twitter and LinkedIn.

Find people whose content you enjoy reading, comment and engage on posts, find projects you like and get active in those communities by joining their Discord or Telegram groups. This way you’ll make yourself visible and also make connections in the space.

It might be a little strange at first if you’re not used to online networking, so it takes some time and practice.

Alternatively, attend conferences if you can.

If you’re looking for a writing/content creation job, it’s always worth sharing online about your journey and what you’ve learned, or offering a helping hand to other beginners.

1. Job Boards

Here’s a list of the top web3 job boards:


2. Newsletters

Stay up to date and learn every week by subscribing to newsletters such as:

Creator Economy
Zima Red

3. Web3 Thought Leaders & Influencers to Follow
Curate your Twitter timeline. It will take some time, but start by following thought leaders and engaging with their tweets.

Here’s a few thought leaders & influencer to start with:

Andrew Steinwold,

Word of caution: Make sure you’re following the real profiles, and if it looks like one of them messaged you, they 99.9% didn’t, it’s a fake profile.

4. Cool Web3 Podcasts

Listen to podcasts to get a feel for the space. Check out the top web3 podcasts here.

5. Awesome Communities to Join

Join some cool communities on Discord and be active in the groups so you can make connections and learn, it’s best to find the ones you like the most, but here’s a few to dabble in.

Join these communities through their Twitter accounts:


I hope this was useful for you! If you made it all the way here, make sure to get my free guide NFTs & Web3 Made Easy.

Let’s connect:

Twitter: Niftyhontas

Email: niftyhontas@gmail.com

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