Transition to web3: a guide for non-technical roles
Transition to web3: a guide for non-technical roles

Transition to web3: a guide for non-technical roles

It can be daunting to make a career shift to web3, especially for those who don’t code. This guide aims to help make a career pivot into web3 less ominous. Let’s get started!

Step-by-step guide

1. Start with basics (how & why)

Start here to learn the fundamentals of blockchain and crypto.

2. Consume & create content

Curated information sources so you can stay up to date on web3.

3. Learn by doing

Jump in and use decentralized applications to gain more familiarity with web3.

4. Find your niche

Double down on sub-sectors within web3 that you’re passionate about.

5. Start contributing

Join a DAO to build out your network and start contributing to various communities.

6. Commit to your niche

Find a full-time role or part-time earnings opportunities in web3.

Non-technical skills that are in-demand in web3

What’s involved
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Community building
Engage and educate the community/audience through a variety of formats and channels.
Open roles for community builders
Write explainers, tutorials, documentation; refine narrative
Open roles for content creators
Create proposals, engage on governance forums
• What is a governance token? • Forms of governance input • Examples of governance on Ethereum Open roles for Governance
Data analysis
Create on-chain analytics dashboards
See Variant Fund Partner Spencer Noon’s crash course on on-chain analytics and entering the ecosystem here. Open roles in data analysis
Design tokenomics based on the specific nature of the project
Airtable on tokenomics resources (@packyM) Questions to think about highlighted here
Project management
Take notes, summarize community calls, be “a glue person”(h/t @0xJim) Similar to web2 project management: corralling groups within a DAO / company / protocol to ship projects or community efforts.
Open roles for project managers
Product management
“Web3 PM emphasizes building, marketing, and iterating rather than planning, managing, and measuring.” (h/t 0xShah)
Good design in web3 (_yangyou): 1) aggregates separate views in world of fragmentation 2) protects us against ourselves 3)teaches us about the existing world 4) turns complex concepts into magical ah-ha moments 5) meets sophisticated users where they are
web2: "acquiring users" web3: "recruiting members” (jarroddicker)
Open roles in marketing

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This guide is for information purposes only and is not investment advice. Please do your own research.