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INTRO Computer Engineer that doesn't want to settle with a 9 to 5 job

Discussion in 'Forum Introductions (Who are you!?)' started by Martin.G, Feb 20, 2019.

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    Hi guy, my name is Martin and i am from Argentina.
    I just finished to read The millonario fastlane and right away sign up in this forum. From the title of this introduction, you know that a I'm I computer engineer that does't to settle with a job from 9 to 5, neither to have a boss that take all of my work. I've been working like freelance with a couple a clients like a programmer but I didn't enjoy really work in other persons projects.
    Since I remember I always want to be an entrepreneur, and before that job I worked on a couple of projects in where I do the SEO. They were a bunch of website in different niche that gave my a couple bucks, enough to start. But then I take the advice of my family to begin to work in the "rights" jobs.
    Well, after tried and hate it, I start another blog where I have been working the past year. I still have not gotten it to take off, but I have a couple ideas.
    Finally, I want to say that I sign up in this forum because I've been reading a lot of all the hustling you do and the goals that you achieve every day and I hope that I can do it too. Also, I want to improve my english, so is a nice exercise force me to write something every day.
     
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    Welcome aboard!

    As a computer engineer, you already have valuable skills. One thing I've seen developers struggle with is being too general: they can help anyone with anything, and consequently have a hard time getting clients/projects.

    What you might consider is focusing on a very specific niche, and finding problems you can solve within that niche. For example: medical billing companies, commercial construction companies, property management companies, etc. Pick 1 niche, find people in it, talk to them, and start helping them.

    Problems are all around, and they're all opportunities.

    You can do this.
     
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    A fellow computer engineer here. Welcome!
     
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    Thank guys
     
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    Welcome to the forum Martin ! Make sure to read the GOLD and NOTABLE threads scattering in every section of the forum.

    As an IT Tech and a web developer, I know the feeling of being able to do pretty much anything in the field, but disliking pretty much anything I start related to those fields. Have you tried looking at a more passive role/position ? Like Software Architect, Analyst, etc. Those titles let you take short contracts with customers.
     
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    Thanks Jeff.
    The truth is I don't enjoy software development anymore. Also, if I work as a arquitecto or analyst, I have to trade hours by money. I could earn good money but I am still limited by 24 hours a day. Thats because I started a blog a year before where I'm working in get organic traffic with SEO to then sell a course, ebook or product that I am going to create.
     
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    Welcome, Computer Engineer definitely is an advantage. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
     
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    Welcome aboard Martin. Glad that you're already in motion and taking some action. I look forward to your success.
     
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    Software engineer here too in the same boat as you. In Argentina too actually. Stopped enjoying software development so understanding where you're coming from, left the USA, traveling till I figure out my fastlane.

    Here's an idea. Any SaaS you could startup?

    Use your skills - I know, it's no fun - but build a prototype. Really, shouldn't take more than weeks to a month to have a viable prototype you could sign people up on. Outsource dev as soon as possible.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
     
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    Fellow engineer here, similar story, but not from IT. I am a mechanical engineer. Welcome to the forum!
     
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    I'm working in something right now, but I don't reject any idea. Maybe is this venture fail or I want to expand to another business I'll try something like that. Now, I want to focus in a niche that I know a I can give value because I've been working and study for a year.
     
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    Warm welcome from a fellow software engineer here.
     
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    Hey man, I'm a CS engineer too. Try this browser extension "Grammarly" it will help you improve your English writing.
     
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