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EXECUTION From zero IT knowledge to Freelancer and Startup Founder [ MY FASTLANE JOURNEY ]

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Hi ! in this thread i want to describe my journey so far and share my conclusions, mistakes and document my whole adventure,because I think someone can find inspiration and value in it

#1 Start of Journey
My first contact with business was already in high school, I started selling used designer clothes from second-hand shops on Facebook groups. Then I slowly began to think that I would like to become an entrepreneur, so I started reading a lot of books on entrepreneurship, and here you can mark the first mistake.
You don't have to read everything that has "Business" in the title or description because 90% of these books are of no real value in my opinion.

#2 Finding the Fastlane

In the end I found MJ book and understood how I should build a business. I started to figure out and build a plan on how to build my fastlane, but then the main goal was born that still drives me today - to make a million before 25.

#3 Outline the plan

A business idea was born in my mind that solves the problem of my community in which I have been working for years. this product required IT knowledge that I did not have, even though I was in the IT class, I did not have it because I didn't pay much attention to my studies. On the first try, I tried to present the idea to my classmates but they didn't have the experience to create what I wanted. It frustrated me a lot and I decided that I would finally get down to work. The beginnings were very hard to understand concepts such as functions and variables, etc. but I was slowly making progress learning the basics of HTML CSS and Javascript from the udemy courses.

#4 Reasons why I am doing this and my first huge FTE moment
I come broken family and I would like to point out immediately that I do not write this to complain. My mother is a teacher and my father works in a factory and they both have typical slowlane thinking i want to show them that it is possible otherwise. however, the real breakthrough in implementing the plan came exactly a year ago when my girlfriend broke up with me, and also
cheated on me for money. I was devastated and depressed but thank goodness my escape was learning to program which I devoted myself completely.
I learned everything from cheap courses on Udemy today I am a Fullstack Javascript Developer thanks to this and here I think good advice - you never know if a bad situation will change into something that will change your life for the better


#5 MVP and my big mistake which took a lot of time

After reaching a high level of programming skill I finally completed my MVP and presented it to the market and it turned out that the market actually needs this product, but in the version for mobile appl, and here is my next advice, if you build something as soon as possible, validate your visions with the market so as not to waste time building something that is not needed (in my case, this time was not completely wasted because this project improved my skills even more)

#6 Side work
By learning how to build websites, I increased my value on the market and started to get small contracts on which I was earning extra money.
It opened many doors for me that were closed before, so I recommend using your free time to learn high-paying skills that build a kind of parachute in case your project fails
then you have something to come back to and make up for lost money fairly quickly

#7 Finding a Partner
After previous experience, it is quite easy for me to learn to program mobile apps as a language I chose a flutter, at that time I also found a partner in my city who is a senior developer and I think this is another piece of the puzzle - if you build applications and you do not know how to do it professionally best find someone experienced as a partner, you will learn good practices from him and you will feel confident.

#8 Complete beta and burnout

In November last year, we finished the beta version and we gave it to the testers.
everything was going well but somehow I started to feel that after a year of hustling I feel burned out and here is my next mistake - I worked a lot at night and did not respect my health which led me to this state. I realized how important it is to take care of your mental and physical health in fastlane journeys

23.01.2021
#9 Back to the project
I'm back to work on the project by then I had made quite a lot of capital freelancing, unfortunately I can't sit and code 24 / h anymore, that's why I'm looking for some shitty job just to have some income and to sit on the project overtime. I know that I could earn more on programming, but I also burned out because of frequent not leaving the house and I want to change it, at most I will quit this job in some time ;)


I'm not going to give up, and I will update this thread according to the events on my fastlane journey, if it gave you any value, I am very happy and I believe that thanks to your hard work you will achieve your goal !

If you have any questions, I am happy to answer :D
 

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[ UPDATE ] 24.01.2021
#10 A summary of my resources and a list of goals for the coming months

Fastlane Skills
  • High level in creating web applications ( MERN stack )
  • Half a year of experience in writing mobile apps ( Flutter )
  • Business knowledge
  • 2 years of sales experience
Resources
  • Capital ( will be mainly dedicated to application marketing )
  • beta app
Goals
  • My main goal will be to continue working on the development of the application (it gives me an experience that opens the way to employment as a developer in the future if the project fails)
  • Finding an easy undemanding job to fix my mental health and working on the project overtime
  • Taking care of my health by introducing 1 hour of exercise into my day
  • A driving license that I do not have, which will give me more freedom
  • Release of the application on the app store and google play and its monetization
  • Catching small orders for websites to earn money for the development of the main project



 
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Sounds great and wish you good luck!

But why is your second post in polish?
 

Khalfan

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Hello
[ UPDATE ] 24.01.2021
#10 A summary of my resources and a list of goals for the coming months

Fastlane Skills
  • High level in creating web applications ( MERN stack )
  • Half a year of experience in writing mobile apps ( Flutter )
  • Business knowledge
  • 2 years of sales experience
Resources
  • Capital ( will be mainly dedicated to application marketing )
  • beta app
Goals
  • My main goal will be to continue working on the development of the application (it gives me an experience that opens the way to employment as a developer in the future if the project fails)
  • Finding an easy undemanding job to fix my mental health and working on the project overtime
  • Taking care of my health by introducing 1 hour of exercise into my day
  • A driving license that I do not have, which will give me more freedom
  • Release of the application on the app store and google play and its monetization
  • Catching small orders for websites to earn money for the development of the main project



.Am A
[ UPDATE ] 24.01.2021
#10 A summary of my resources and a list of goals for the coming months

Fastlane Skills
  • High level in creating web applications ( MERN stack )
  • Half a year of experience in writing mobile apps ( Flutter )
  • Business knowledge
  • 2 years of sales experience
Resources
  • Capital ( will be mainly dedicated to application marketing )
  • beta app
Goals
  • My main goal will be to continue working on the development of the application (it gives me an experience that opens the way to employment as a developer in the future if the project fails)
  • Finding an easy undemanding job to fix my mental health and working on the project overtime
  • Taking care of my health by introducing 1 hour of exercise into my day
  • A driving license that I do not have, which will give me more freedom
  • Release of the application on the app store and google play and its monetization
  • Catching small orders for websites to earn money for the development of the main project



Hi. I congratulate for the progress you made.I am a 18yrs old from Tanzania curious about entrepreneurship.I have a bunch of ideas that I need to execute,one of my challenges is know hows.one of the skills that will help me is coding.currently I have started learning coding using w3shools website I love because it's free.Thus I am very limited in cash also my environment is not supporting meaning I dont know who has the knowledge am leaning it myself .MY QNS is what advice would you give me to effectively learn programming faster,cheaper and be good.am willing to do whatever it takes to make it reality.hope u reply
 

Imake1Mb25

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Hello

.Am A

Hi. I congratulate for the progress you made.I am a 18yrs old from Tanzania curious about entrepreneurship.I have a bunch of ideas that I need to execute,one of my challenges is know hows.one of the skills that will help me is coding.currently I have started learning coding using w3shools website I love because it's free.Thus I am very limited in cash also my environment is not supporting meaning I dont know who has the knowledge am leaning it myself .MY QNS is what advice would you give me to effectively learn programming faster,cheaper and be good.am willing to do whatever it takes to make it reality.hope u reply
My Advice to you
1. Determine what type of application you are interested in
2.If they are web applications, the shortened path was in my case HTML -> CSS -> Javascript -> ReactJS -> NodeJS -> Databases such as mongoDB, Firebase and MYSQL
3. If mobile applications I wholeheartedly recommend google flutter
4. Once you've mastered the basics, make ready-made projects from the Internet, nothing speeds up the pace of learning like working on ready-made projects
5. If you don't have much money to learn, I recommend the YT and the clever programmer channel
6. don't get discouraged if it's hard because learning the code looks more or less so that the beginnings are difficult but in some time there will come such a moment "hey this all starts to make sense!"

good luck and I believe you can do it!
 

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