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General Discussion

Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes
8,380 Points

Nice advice - from guy who went from being a blacksmith to being a dev earning 70k in 9 months

6 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

My main take away from that article was ... he put in 800+ of hours into learning Ruby on Rails and in return got an 70k job.

A fair deal haha. I'm not trying to be cynical but its much more fair and valuable than spanding a lot of money on university or college.

Oh, man. I want to do what he did. But, to be fair, the blacksmith job sounds kind of cool too. ;-)

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

I agree with that. I did my first lesson on here on April 1 this year, 6 months later and I'm earning a couple of grand a month,working for myself, building 2 or 3 of my own sites and signing up new clients weekly.

Did you start from zero?

Hands up if you just looked up those books on Amazon.

But honestly, very inspiring. Everyone participating in this thread should set a reminder to come back here in 9 months and report our success stories.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

None of them are traditional books they are all websites.

The author's site for Learn to Program (pine.fm) sometimes goes down so I've linked to the wayback archive version of it. You also have the option to get the 2nd ed of the book which is a print version.

Thanks for the links James. i can remove these from my Amazon wishlist!

Mjolnir Silver
PLUS
Mjolnir Silver
Courses Plus Student 14,408 Points

@Matthew Campbell I'd be interested in seeing your portfolio and share your success story in how you landed clients etc.