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ItsAJackal

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I've dabbled in several programming languages (HTML, CSS, Java, C++) over the years, and I had two questions.

The first, and I think I will probably get a lot of different answers, but which language gives you the most bang for your buck? Is there one that is absolutely worth taking a Udemy course and absorbing as much as you can? I was reading an old Graycode Gold thread that mentioned HTML, CSS and RoR. But what are you building with that? Don't you need Java these days for web?

Second question is what type of product gives the biggest chance to Fastlane? I know Fox is killing it with Web Design, but isn't that more a freelance job that he's made great by courses and consulting? Do you target web design, app development, or even more SaaS type websites? Is it better to learn front end or backend? I don't want to spend a ton of time learning backend to only be getting freelance jobs and basically creating another slowlane. Is there an area right now that demand is ramping up and has space for someone to learn and jump in?

This will probably get buried pretty quickly, but I just had my 4th FTE of my career today and I'm done. Enough excuses, I want to actually start something in the next couple of weeks, and I want to make sure it's at least in the semi correct direction. I know I'm going to have to spend a lot of time learning up front, so I want to do this sooner rather than later.
 

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which language gives you the most bang for your buck? Is there one that is absolutely worth taking a Udemy course and absorbing as much as you can?
A programming language is just a tool. It doesn't matter what tool you use. Just use the tool that you're good with to get the job done.

No, you don't need Java for the web these days.

I don't want to spend a ton of time learning backend to only be getting freelance jobs and basically creating another slowlane.
Then create something that separates yourself from time and working in the business. Hire employees if you want to start an agency. You don't have to do things yourself forever.


Is there an area right now that demand is ramping up and has space for someone to learn and jump in?
That's not something someone can answer for you. You're going to have to look for opportunities yourself.

Just go out there and find ways to provide value to people and help them.
 

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I've dabbled in several programming languages (HTML, CSS, Java, C++) over the years, and I had two questions.

The first, and I think I will probably get a lot of different answers, but which language gives you the most bang for your buck? Is there one that is absolutely worth taking a Udemy course and absorbing as much as you can? I was reading an old Graycode Gold thread that mentioned HTML, CSS and RoR. But what are you building with that? Don't you need Java these days for web?

Second question is what type of product gives the biggest chance to Fastlane? I know Fox is killing it with Web Design, but isn't that more a freelance job that he's made great by courses and consulting? Do you target web design, app development, or even more SaaS type websites? Is it better to learn front end or backend? I don't want to spend a ton of time learning backend to only be getting freelance jobs and basically creating another slowlane. Is there an area right now that demand is ramping up and has space for someone to learn and jump in?

This will probably get buried pretty quickly, but I just had my 4th FTE of my career today and I'm done. Enough excuses, I want to actually start something in the next couple of weeks, and I want to make sure it's at least in the semi correct direction. I know I'm going to have to spend a lot of time learning up front, so I want to do this sooner rather than later.
Use the skills you already have to help people, get paid for it, then figure out how to scale?

Learn as you do the above rather than immersing yourself in a Udemy course?

If you are going to learn something first, then maybe marketing/sales rather than another programming language?
 

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@ItsAJackal if I remember correctly, you're doing nearly 80 hour work weeks in your day job and then you're too exhausted to do anything else?

I'd start by letting go of some of it to create space for other things and to engage with other people. Needs and opportunities are out there but if you keep your nose to the grindstone every minute of being awake, you won't have a chance to notice.

I cosign everything said up thread, good advice. You'll gain a lot just by engaging with the world outside your current reality and helping one person at a time. Don't worry about CENTS just yet. At this stage, you simply need different reference experiences to start noticing different paths to daylight, making new meaningful connections and forming new habits.

Good luck!
 

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Use the skills you already have to help people, get paid for it, then figure out how to scale?

Learn as you do the above rather than immersing yourself in a Udemy course?

If you are going to learn something first, then maybe marketing/sales rather than another programming language?
I agree, learning sales and marketing can actually be pretty helpful in the long run, regardless of what you choose to do.
 

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Take a junior position in a web agency then take it from there when you're ready. You'll see directly what's in demand and see first hand the basics of the industry. Put an example node.js + react project on github with an instance running on heroku and put those links top of your resume when you apply. Bonus points if you run them past a mid level dev for pointers and make exactly the changes they suggest first.

If you must run before you walk, which you probably shouldn't, you can join the hordes of entry WordPress devs hawking to small businesses, and learn how to marginally hack a WordPress mess together, which some poor guy will have slapped on his plate once the client's business starts generating some revenue and they need a bigger brand outsource to kick along their half dead dog of a website.
 

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Great question, it might be good to look at websites that are successful and research what they are using.


Grab some data and make a judgment on what you see.

Good luck with the first step on your journey.
 

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