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Hello everyone my name is Ziad I am 16 years old and I come from France.
I've been interested in entrepreneurship for some time and I read the Millionaire's Highway a month ago which opened my eyes enormously to my real goals and what I really wanted for my life (clearly my favorite book). One of my real goals that I would like to achieve is to create a start up that would help millions of people. So I thought since I like a little bit of code (some base in python lol ) that I would focus on website development since it has more potential customers in my opinion. I also thought that in this field there was more possibility of freelance so I could start to earn some money.
In reality if I write this today (it's been several months that I want to develop without real success) is because this afternoon during an exam where I failed despite a huge work I really realized that I had to take action to be free as soon as possible. I hold these words as a commitment to take action and if you are reading these lines know that now that I have committed myself to you I really don't have the right to give up. I know it sounds like a motivational cliché but I really want to change my life and not procrastinate anymore. So I would like to ask you if you think that to take action starting to learn web (or application) development full time is a good idea or a waste of time? I was also wondering if starting to earn money at 16 is possible (to leave my city and make a new start).
If you have read this far I thank you very much if you have any advice or ideas do not hesitate!
Ziad
 

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Hello everyone my name is Ziad I am 16 years old and I come from France.
I've been interested in entrepreneurship for some time and I read the Millionaire's Highway a month ago which opened my eyes enormously to my real goals and what I really wanted for my life (clearly my favorite book). One of my real goals that I would like to achieve is to create a start up that would help millions of people. So I thought since I like a little bit of code (some base in python lol ) that I would focus on website development since it has more potential customers in my opinion. I also thought that in this field there was more possibility of freelance so I could start to earn some money.
In reality if I write this today (it's been several months that I want to develop without real success) is because this afternoon during an exam where I failed despite a huge work I really realized that I had to take action to be free as soon as possible. I hold these words as a commitment to take action and if you are reading these lines know that now that I have committed myself to you I really don't have the right to give up. I know it sounds like a motivational cliché but I really want to change my life and not procrastinate anymore. So I would like to ask you if you think that to take action starting to learn web (or application) development full time is a good idea or a waste of time? I was also wondering if starting to earn money at 16 is possible (to leave my city and make a new start).
If you have read this far I thank you very much if you have any advice or ideas do not hesitate!
Ziad
Welcome Aboard!

If you want to earn money, start by helping people solve their problems, aka get positive results. And you only get positive results when you shift your mindset to provide value, not "How much can I earn?"

Money is the side effect of providing value. As for your answer, I think others will give you better advice on your career path.

The name of the game is providing results.
 

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Hello everyone my name is Ziad I am 16 years old and I come from France.
I've been interested in entrepreneurship for some time and I read the Millionaire's Highway a month ago which opened my eyes enormously to my real goals and what I really wanted for my life (clearly my favorite book). One of my real goals that I would like to achieve is to create a start up that would help millions of people. So I thought since I like a little bit of code (some base in python lol ) that I would focus on website development since it has more potential customers in my opinion. I also thought that in this field there was more possibility of freelance so I could start to earn some money.
In reality if I write this today (it's been several months that I want to develop without real success) is because this afternoon during an exam where I failed despite a huge work I really realized that I had to take action to be free as soon as possible. I hold these words as a commitment to take action and if you are reading these lines know that now that I have committed myself to you I really don't have the right to give up. I know it sounds like a motivational cliché but I really want to change my life and not procrastinate anymore. So I would like to ask you if you think that to take action starting to learn web (or application) development full time is a good idea or a waste of time? I was also wondering if starting to earn money at 16 is possible (to leave my city and make a new start).
If you have read this far I thank you very much if you have any advice or ideas do not hesitate!
Ziad
Check out @Fox's YouTube channel (Fox Web School) and learn what you can about sales.

-Find someone who does decent work on Fiverr affordably. Let's say, $100 per website or less.
-Save up double the amount.
-Approach a local business in a niche that can benefit from a website and offer them a free website - free to them, you get a website (i.e. think of a niche that can get more sales via online advertising, e.g. a rental business, gym, etc).
-Practice interviewing the prospect to learn about their needs and how you can use the site to fulfill those needs and ultimately make them more money/build their brand etc.
-Outsource this to the person on Fiverr.
-Deliver and get your portfolio piece, etc.
-Find a way to measure what sort of result the website has had, i.e. if they ran ads, did they get more sales, new customers, etc?
-Use these results and the portfolio piece to approach the next business in the niche and try to sell them (using ideas from Fox).
-Once you learn to sell, you should focus on selling websites as solutions to business problems, and outsource fulfillment - whether code, WordPress etc
-Consider upselling to ad services as well

Hope that helps spark some ideas.
 

zizou

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Check out @Fox's YouTube channel (Fox Web School) and learn what you can about sales.

-Find someone who does decent work on Fiverr affordably. Let's say, $100 per website or less.
-Save up double the amount.
-Approach a local business in a niche that can benefit from a website and offer them a free website - free to them, you get a website (i.e. think of a niche that can get more sales via online advertising, e.g. a rental business, gym, etc).
-Practice interviewing the prospect to learn about their needs and how you can use the site to fulfill those needs and ultimately make them more money/build their brand etc.
-Outsource this to the person on Fiverr.
-Deliver and get your portfolio piece, etc.
-Find a way to measure what sort of result the website has had, i.e. if they ran ads, did they get more sales, new customers, etc?
-Use these results and the portfolio piece to approach the next business in the niche and try to sell them (using ideas from Fox).
-Once you learn to sell, you should focus on selling websites as solutions to business problems, and outsource fulfillment - whether code, WordPress etc
-Consider upselling to ad services as well

Hope that helps spark some ideas.
Thanks you very much for your response and I'm going to see his channel which looks very interesting.
On the other hand I didn't quite understand what you were getting at when you talked about selling advertising services
 

zizou

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Yo

Welcome Aboard!

If you want to earn money, start by helping people solve their problems, aka get positive results. And you only get positive results when you shift your mindset to provide value, not "How much can I earn?"

Money is the side effect of providing value. As for your answer, I think others will give you better advice on your career path.

The name of the game is providing results.
yes you are totaly right and i try to thinks like that !
 

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You’re in a position a lot of people would like to be. You have time.

Just keep doing something and get the best you can at it. Don’t follow money.
 

zizou

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You’re in a position a lot of people would like to be. You have time.

Just keep doing something and get the best you can at it. Don’t follow money.
Ok but sometimes i'm don't sure to learn code is the best way and i'm confuse
 

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Ok but sometimes i'm don't sure to learn code is the best way and i'm confuse
Coding is the way, no matter what you do. It helps with websites, apps, prototypes, whatever, you’ll need it. You’ll either outsource it or diy.

Had a dream last night about an app? You have the ability to test that yourself.

Had a dream last night about an app? Worry, Start wishful thinking, look for others to build it, get the funds or not, figure out it’s too expensive, another idea dead.

if I’d be 16 again I’d learn any coding language I could get my hands on.


It will pay off.
 

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If you're 16, I recommend you check out posts by @GravyBoat

His gutter cleaning is inspiring, has low startup costs and barrier to entry, but is still very profitable and doable.

He made $500 in one day on his Youtube video. It was hard work and probably can't be repeated every day in the same area but that could be very significant money at the age of 16.
 

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If you're 16, I recommend you check out posts by @GravyBoat

His gutter cleaning is inspiring, has low startup costs and barrier to entry, but is still very profitable and doable.

He made $500 in one day on his Youtube video. It was hard work and probably can't be repeated every day in the same area but that could be very significant money at the age of 16.
Thanks bro!
 

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Coding is the way, no matter what you do. It helps with websites, apps, prototypes, whatever, you’ll need it. You’ll either outsource it or diy.

Had a dream last night about an app? You have the ability to test that yourself.

Had a dream last night about an app? Worry, Start wishful thinking, look for others to build it, get the funds or not, figure out it’s too expensive, another idea dead.

if I’d be 16 again I’d learn any coding language I could get my hands on.


It will pay off.
true, but you don't need to be a wiz in coding I think knowing just enough to build a prototype of whatever you building is fine, Then you can hire someone to build up a full fledged version. There also no code options like bubble.io which can be used to build apps, SaaS, Daas, and etc. Im Currently trying to learn some python now since I feel like it will only be beneficial. As well as trying to learn bubble.io
 

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