WordPress jobs are starting to come in high demand again. Automattic is looking for talented folks in a variety of fields, and Crowd Favorite is looking for PHP developers, but you won’t be able to walk into just any office and apply for a WordPress-related position. You’ll need to know where to look first.
Elance seems to be the way to go these days, and it’s definitely worth noticing that “WordPress” is their most in-demand skill set. I used Elance for a few jobs in the past, and it’s incredibly easy. Just signup for an account, pick your client, and they’ll either take care of or walk you through the rest. They even have some nice arbitration options if a client stiffs you on the bill.
Another great place to look is the official WordPress Jobs board. In fact, that’s how I found my job here. The concept is pretty straight-forward. Just find a job posting that catches your eye, contact the poster, and proceed from there. Make sure that you subscribe to the site’s RSS feeds too. You don’t want to miss out on a great job just because someone else saw it before you did.
The most important bit of advice that I can offer is that you need to make yourself known and make an effort to contact potential clients. Don’t expect them to come to you. By all means, set up a site to advertise your services, but don’t expect to anyone to find it without word of mouth references, and don’t expect such references without satisfied clients.
Disclaimer: I work for Weblog Tools Collection (found via WordPress Jobs) and Automattic (found via their site), so you can too! Now, get out there and find a job that you enjoy doing!