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GOLD! How to Learn Code, Start a Web Company, $15k+ per month within 9 months

Discussion in 'Hustles, Freelancing, Bootstrapping' started by Fox, Sep 7, 2016.

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    You should be asking on another forum such as stackoverflow or other programming forums. This post doesn't help anyone or provide any insight or add value to the thread...
     
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    I have a question.

    If you want to make a site with an option to book, let's say a room, do you need to learn SQL and PHP/JAVA or it can be done another way? I want to create sth like that and also a shop for my product I want to sell (with an option to log in, paying options ect.).

    The next step would be designer added to the website but I am pretty sure you need to learn to code to achive that.
     
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    I'm a little torn on this one.

    This week I've learned a lot about copywriting. Lex's course, going through Sugarman's book, daily practice, etc.

    However. Every local client I'm looking at helping has a website that looks like sh*t

    I don't feel like good copywriting would help them out if their website looks bad for 1999 standards. Good copywriting on a good looking website would be best in my opinion.

    What do you guys recommend?

    Should I also learn web design so that I can offer a complete service for people or just specialize in one? I don't want to get lost in endless learning without doing cycles so any advice would be huge.

    Thanks!
     
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    Start with both. It's a great combo.

    Most agencies here don't even do copywriting. They ask their clients to write their own texts. I offer a big value by also doing the copy. I also think a website with bad copywriting sucks, so it's very important.

    Besides, copywriting can always be helpful at any stage in your life.
     
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    Thank you for the input! I agree with what you're saying.

    Combining them is what I'm hearing from most people (posted this same question in Fox's Facebook group).

    I'll go with that route moving forward!

    I'm interested to her your take on this since you seem to be doing it. Have you heard of the title, UX Writer? I read about it on Neville Medhora's blog:

    https://kopywritingkourse.com/ux-writer/

    Not sure if branding myself as a UX Writer is the way to go or something else.
     
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    So much value in this it's simply amazing...
     
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    Fox's method is great to learn to build websites and to sell them. Sean Marshall's is great to scale and be free of time
     
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    Fox, how do I sign up for your web school website? It just says to login.
     
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    Hey - I was changing some of the backend things around. Should be a lot clearer now.

    Still working on a lot of stuff with the school right now so its been a little jumpy last few weeks.

    Thanks.
     
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    @Fox and @Andy Black You guys are killing it. Thank you very much for pouring in so much value in this thread/forum. Information found here really is GOLD!
     
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    Thanks Kalps.
     
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    Signed up for the waiting list. I can't wait.
     
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    Hey @Fox

    Thanks again for everything you do. Have learnt a lot from you since joining this forum and I look forward to learning more. I especially like the selling related information you share. Keep up the great work!

    I am redesigning a website for my friend in real estate. She needs to be able to create blog posts and update the site frequently so I will be using a wordpress theme. I offered to do the work for free, but I am a bit concerned about copywriting. Her site has little to no content at this point and copywriting can quickly add up to a lot of money. So I am wondering if I should sign this off as a learning expense or ask her to pay for it/provide content? How would you do it if you were to do it? Also, if you have any suggesstions/tips to working with wordpress themes I would appreciate it.
     
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    I have lurked around this thread quite some time now, thank you for putting effort in to share your ways, this thread has grown to something very valuable. Also great value in your youtube videos and fb group.

    So I found out that my father's friend indeed wants a website. We agreed to meet next week to talk about details etc (doing it free). They are a small construction business (must be 3-4 workers) doing wooden facades, terraces and interior decoration. I assume that they get most of their work through word of mouth and referrals.

    Even that you said that at the beginning you should stick to something that is already up there in the internet but I thought it would be good experience nevertheless (start with the person closest to you). He already said that there is not going to be any blogs or that but wants to add done projects to the site each time they finish one. Should I still stick to a html template? I know it better than other options.


    Appreciate your hard work and looking forward to your next successes.
     
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    It's not letting me sign up. It just goes to login.
     
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    my mind has been blown. i work in IT and i know how to bash script, about web servers, and some basic html from when i was younger - but never done much css or html on the regular.

    i think this is doable for me. even i could make like an extra 1k$ a month or something...

    THANKS FOX!!!! i read the first 15 pages of this thread, seems like theres lots to go through still. thanks for all this valuable content.
     
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    hello everyone, I just joined hoping to get some info from the OP but can't find a way to send a pm so I will post here. Anyway I have done some web development before with freecodecamp codecademy and Udacity so I know html and js but it didn't lead to anything.

    The questions I have got is what is the difference between web design and development? What about the backend (sql, php, c#, node) side of things? Do you outsource that or something? Do I still need to look at the Udemy courses recommended?

    Ok, only read every message for the first 5-6 pages so I apologize if these questions have been covered
     
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    I am answering my own question for anyone else looking for the same thing.

    1. I ended up doing my own copywriting to save money.

    2. I read some wordpress suggestions here on the forum. Thanks to @Jeff Noel's Avada theme recommendation. Its been working out pretty well so far. As someone with development background but new to wordpress, I find this theme highly intuitive and easy to work with. I have also seen several people recommend Elementor for wordpress, I am planning to try that out next.
     
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    Hi Fox,

    I really like the information in this post and I was wondering if you have this as a PDF?

    Regards,
     
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    51 pages and no one has successfully(or unsuccessfully) tried this and come back with a testimony? LOL

    edit: typo
     
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    I was going to, or considered it. I wrote this as a side goal, but decided to pursue amazon fba which i feel is more scalable.

    Its really tough, this is a great idea. Another thing is app dev via udemy courses. Theres so many options.
     
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    Most started their own threads.
     
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    Hey Rob and Everyone,

    I still have a long way to go and don’t want to make it seem like I’ve “made it” but with no previous web design or coding experience I used Fox’s courses to start my business in Jan 2018.

    My best month was in Sept I closed $12k of business.

    Switching up my business strategy a little bit in 2019 so it’s a little less volatile (some months I made $0), but if anyone is doubting the value of Fox’s courses please send me a PM and I’ll be more than glad to vouch for how they’ve helped me greatly.
     
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    First of all. Thanks for the value here. Haven't gone trough all the posts, but I will. Massivelty appreciated!
    Here's the thing, I have aquired basic skills in designing websites, but I don't know programming. I am going to learn the basics, such as html, css and javascript, but outsource most of these tasks.
    The main question I have - should I start with going niche or be general?
    I see there are web design agencies that focus on specific niche and I could too as I'm soon graduating International Tourism and Hospitality management (don't ask me why, I didn't know what fastline is when I chose it), but this could be used for my own good.
    I could niche to web design (and branding, and copy) for tourism and hospitality niche - travel agencies, destinations, hotels, restaurants etc.
    I do have decent knowledge about these fields and I can make nice looking site (back-end will be outsourced).
    I have also found horrible sites in my home country, where I could offer free website for portfolio and then go from there. I believe it will be fairly easy to create sites in this niche as the idea will be the sames in every one of them.
    Later when I get momentum, I would like to add marketing services and be well known as the agency that will attract tourists to Your hotel/destination like bees to honey!
     

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