Here's a hard truth about how to become a developer that no one will tell.
I want to share with you the # 1 reason why I failed to become a developer, and one thing that helped me go from going broke to becoming a 6-digit web developer ...
If you stay with me for a minute, I'll share with you how you can avoid this death trap and the three essential skills you need to be successful in your development career.
I remember very well when I started the project from scratch ...
“Wtf, where should I even start? Looking for another project on GitHub? Copying from one of my previous projects? "
I thought to myself, “I'm not a developer. I'm a crook. All I do is copy and paste the code of my previous projects to make progress. "
"If I ever find a job or my clients find out ... I will be fired."
Then, to make progress, I desperately go through all the tutorials in the world on YouTube, Udemy or FreeCodeCamp and still get stuck!
There is no way out of this.
On the one hand, I couldn't build apps from scratch ... There was a much more compelling reason why I was not a real developer and was still broken ...
Nobody taught me how to make money on my skills.
It pisses me off. Why doesn't anyone teach this very practical skill to make real income from programming?
No tutorial has shown me this skill online on any platform. I had to spend years learning how to make a profit with my skills.
Let me tell you one more secret: you will NEVER feel like a real developer. The feeling of programming everything from scratch never goes away.
Every developer in the world, no matter how good they are, searches the internet for crap and then uses that to solve their problem.
In fact, I think being an incredible programmer means that you are extremely resourceful and persistent. This is skill # 1.
If you want to avoid this trap, I have spent years trying to become a "real developer" and it never will.
Instead, I want you to think in a completely different way from now on ...
The day you earn your first dollar ... you become a real developer.
I want you to paint this on your wall. Install it as a screensaver on your laptop. Make this your lock screen on your iPhone 10. And repeat this to yourself every night until you fall into deep sleep.
This is NOT what it means to become a developer
- You can write a project from scratch
- You are using VIM or Emacs to write your code
- You can solve more problems than the next guy on Hackerrank or Leetcode
After thinking that, my income went from $ 0 to $ 1,000 a month and eventually to $ 8,000 a month.
With all that said ... you still need to be a cool developer.
You can learn all the soft skills in the world. But you still have to do the hard, dirty work. Don't avoid it.
If you want your customers to be able to set premium prices, be their own boss and set the rules ... then you must be incredibly skilled.
You can't charge high prices just because your negotiating skills are great. You need to develop strong foundations.
These are hard things. There is no other way. I don't want you to be light-minded. If you want simplicity, don't program.
It is a long journey that will take you years to get results. There is NO quick fix or course that will solve all your problems. But I am here to help you on your journey.
Now let me save years of study and headaches and just tell you what you need to learn.
Skills required to become a junior developer
Mastering deep problem-solving skills.
It will help you fix any problem you run into.
You will have tons of problems working on your projects, without it ... You suck.
I remember a programmer student didn't know what the concept of recursion was and after 2 weeks he got fired.
Working on long projects
Instead of working on many small projects like tic-tac-toe ... Work on 1-2 projects over a period of 6 months to a year. This will boost your skills.
Work on skills to make profits and make money
This is the most elusive skill that is not taught anywhere. But, if you master it (after mastering technical skills and long projects ...), you are ready to become a junior developer or independent developer.
There are 2 ways ...
These 3 skills that I've shared with you have taken me agonizing years.
- You can take what I have shared with you and go your own way.
- Or, I have something else awesome to share with you
What if you just had to follow ONE system that can guide you through the journey I have taken to become a successful developer?
Less headaches, frustrations, and amazement to figure it all out on your own?
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Important - course still in progress