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If you had 2 months to learn a skill, that adds value and makes you money, what would you learn?

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I did terribly on my exams, and the results come out in 2 months, but I really want to learn a skill and even make some money off it so i dont look like a complete loser in front of my family, but anyways what would you learn if you had 2 months?
 

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Coding

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Sales

Edit: Let me be more clear, coding because it is the most leveraged skill in todays world other than sales. If you can code you can build ideas, if you can sell then you can make money off the ideas you have built.

Nothing great comes in 2 months. Discipline is to think long term in every decision.
 
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Quantum programming. D-Wave Systems now leases computing time. That's gonna become a demand that the market likely won't be able to satisfy with programmers working on traditional machines.
 

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I did terribly on my exams, and the results come out in 2 months, but I really want to learn a skill and even make some money off it so i dont look like a complete loser in front of my family, but anyways what would you learn if you had 2 months?
Mmmm try to look for KDP, but it's not fast money tough.
you'll have to wait a bit since amazon pays every 2 months
 

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I did terribly on my exams, and the results come out in 2 months, but I really want to learn a skill and even make some money off it so i dont look like a complete loser in front of my family, but anyways what would you learn if you had 2 months?

This may be a good motivator but it's is not a sustainble reason. You can learn many skills to earn money, but I think more look for the things that interest you and make C.E.N.T.S motivate you. My advice is don't just do any skill just because you want to impress your family.
 

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Door to door sales , roofing or solar in the US , some luck and some chutzpah you can clear 5k a week. No degree needed.

You cant translate that into longer sales cycle or more technical sales but the essential skill of selling is core for entrepreneurial ventures and if you have a fat wad of cash and a sales trophy to show your folks all the better.

Although maybe d2d is dead with the pandemic?
 

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learn to start and operate a small business - a service business, i.e. Entrepreneurship.

Check out Sweaty Startup (google his site). He has a page with a ton of service business ideas you can start and get operational and profitable in 2 months, NO DEGREE REQUIRED. The first 2 months would be learning to market your service (Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, OfferUp). Hint: Just showing up when you SAY you will show up will make you MORE competitive than most others offering the same service. Learn to charge appropriate amounts, learn to bill/invoice for work done. HINT: take photos and include that on your invoice.

After 2 months, learn how to hire an employee and put them to work. This is learning to manage people.

Once you build this base, figure out how to grow from here. See MJ's videos about getting established, then working towards decoupling your time for money.
 

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I would suggest take a bootcamp type coding class on Udemy that can cost $20. There are a couple that go from 0-intermediate. If you are really motivated you can finish it in a month or 2. They talk about creating your portfolio. You can have some simple programs that might get you in the door or you can try Upwork to get beginner jobs but the basis will be there to increase your worth.
 

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I did terribly on my exams, and the results come out in 2 months, but I really want to learn a skill and even make some money off it so i dont look like a complete loser in front of my family, but anyways what would you learn if you had 2 months?
My 2 cents: learn SALES. Coding gives you a specific job while sales is valuable either as an entrepreneur or as an employee. But even as an employee if you go for a percentage of sales - this can be a great leverage. And as an entrepreneur knowing SALES is crucial. And I learned sales in 30 sessions (1h each) from the best of the best - 18% conversion rate on phone calls. After you learn the theory - you can find countless opportunities where you can immediately apply and practice the skill while earning money. (I have a master in Computer Science and 20 years working in the field - so I know for sure what a tedious work coding is.)
 
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Pressure Washing.
Painting.
window cleaning
cutting grass

Seems silly? Most people are riding the big tech wave. Trying to code, etc. the competition in blue collar industries? absolutely sucks. they can't communicate. they can't show up on time. They don't seem honest or trustworthy. They can't sell their own services. You can blow the market out of the water.

Why compete with huge tech companies and people all over the world? I'd rather compete with people that don't know how to run a business and can't communicate.

I own a pressure washing company, so maybe I'm biased. I quote jobs and make an average of $100/hour. Sometimes upwards of $200/hour. Pay my guy $25/hour to do the job. I can make $75+/hour laying in bed.

The internet is worldwide. I can find someone in a foreign country to code something for $10/hour. You're facing off against the rest of the world. Why compete with that? Blue collar industry, you're facing off against everyone in your backyard. And trust me, they suck. AND THERE'S HUGE DEMAND FOR IT.
 

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This may be a good motivator but it's is not a sustainble reason. You can learn many skills to earn money, but I think more look for the things that interest you and make C.E.N.T.S motivate you. My advice is don't just do any skill just because you want to impress your family.
This was my thinking. Your goals aren’t quite right.

Don’t do things to impress your family or because of how it will make others think of you (which is a way of changing how you think about yourself anyway).

I’m don’t think having a goal to “learn a skill in two months” is as good as having a goal of helping others (in such a way you’ll eventually get paid).

Maybe focus on helping people? Pick up whatever skill is required to solve the problem in front of you?
 

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Blue collar industry, you're facing off against everyone in your backyard. And trust me, they suck. AND THERE'S HUGE DEMAND FOR IT.

At least in my area of the US, through this pandemic home services have absolutely taken off. In my neighborhood alone there have been over 15 houses that have gotten some kind of external or internal work done. Not to mention what we've had done on our house... roof replaced, mid-level ceiling replaced & recessed lighting installed, repainted the whole mid-level, external window trims replaced & painted, dryer vent cleaned, power washed the outside of the house, replaced half the deck, and had it power washed and sealed. Out of all of these services, only one person showed up when they said they would and scheduling the work wasn't like pulling teeth... the power washer. Also, every company was a one trick pony; they provided a single service.

My father's girlfriend is getting her entire kitchen remodeled. They started 8 months late.
 

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Pressure Washing.
Painting.
window cleaning
cutting grass

Seems silly? Most people are riding the big tech wave. Trying to code, etc. the competition in blue collar industries? absolutely sucks. they can't communicate. they can't show up on time. They don't seem honest or trustworthy. They can't sell their own services. You can blow the market out of the water.

Why compete with huge tech companies and people all over the world? I'd rather compete with people that don't know how to run a business and can't communicate.

I own a pressure washing company, so maybe I'm biased. I quote jobs and make an average of $100/hour. Sometimes upwards of $200/hour. Pay my guy $25/hour to do the job. I can make $75+/hour laying in bed.

The internet is worldwide. I can find someone in a foreign country to code something for $10/hour. You're facing off against the rest of the world. Why compete with that? Blue collar industry, you're facing off against everyone in your backyard. And trust me, they suck. AND THERE'S HUGE DEMAND FOR IT.
Your thinking is logical and advice is sound.

Makes me want to drop my online brand that I’m planning to launch off Amazon, buy a pressure washer and “get my hands dirty”.
 

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I did terribly on my exams, and the results come out in 2 months, but I really want to learn a skill and even make some money off it so i dont look like a complete loser in front of my family, but anyways what would you learn if you had 2 months?
You are here to live YOUR life, not be a people pleaser - this is the surest way to live a stressful life - please look at doing, "terribly on exams" as a gift which shows that this was not the right path for you. If you were truly interested in your program, you would have ACED it!!

First thing's First - what do you enjoy doing?

1. If you enjoy Social Media - approach companies on FB and IG and marketing yourself, do their daily posts and you can charge from $200/month - $2000 /month

2. If you enjoy writing - Content Creation is huge!! You can market your, "Content Creation" services to companies

3. Sales is always the highest paying job if you excel at this aged-old profession

Best of luck my friend
 

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operating an excavator.

I subcontract land clearing jobs out to a buddy of mine.

I take $500-$1,000 off the top

He gets $3,500 for a weekend of playing with toys and loves it.

Pressure Washing.
Painting.
window cleaning
cutting grass

Seems silly? Most people are riding the big tech wave. Trying to code, etc. the competition in blue collar industries? absolutely sucks. they can't communicate. they can't show up on time. They don't seem honest or trustworthy. They can't sell their own services. You can blow the market out of the water.

Why compete with huge tech companies and people all over the world? I'd rather compete with people that don't know how to run a business and can't communicate.

I own a pressure washing company, so maybe I'm biased. I quote jobs and make an average of $100/hour. Sometimes upwards of $200/hour. Pay my guy $25/hour to do the job. I can make $75+/hour laying in bed.

The internet is worldwide. I can find someone in a foreign country to code something for $10/hour. You're facing off against the rest of the world. Why compete with that? Blue collar industry, you're facing off against everyone in your backyard. And trust me, they suck. AND THERE'S HUGE DEMAND FOR IT.
shhhhh don't tell them. I'll have more competition lol
 

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I did terribly on my exams, and the results come out in 2 months, but I really want to learn a skill and even make some money off it so i dont look like a complete loser in front of my family, but anyways what would you learn if you had 2 months?
Why not build a business with the skills you have right now?
And pick up the needed skills on the way. Build a blog, a youtube channel, or even a brand around something you love. Then you have three great motivators.
1. pressure from your parents
2. passion
3. you can help people (most important one)
 

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Get a job, then upgrade to a skill.

This explains the whole process.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_58zPgArb4
Thanks MJ and everyone else.

Tbh i would love to get a job and start working on my own. Its just that i live in a poor south Asian country where jobs such as painting, window cleaning, grass cutting are done by people who come from very low income families and they earn 90-100$ / month for doing such jobs so like 3$ per hour . So yes unlike the USA or developed European economies these jobs are very underpaid. I come from a relatively upper middle class family which firmly believes that one should go to university, get a job and then live life.

Tbf my father isn't really like that, he just believes its best to have a degree just in case all else fails. Over here we live with our parents and start supporting them when we can- usually after getting a job after university. Our parents support us until then. I will get my license soon, and i may end up driving for Uber, but secretly since its not really a need. In the meantime i am learning python and possibly data science in the future.

Also, i have tons of ideas for a business but i don't have the capital or the skills for it. Planned to learn app development but decided better to learn python/data science and from that income outsource the app dev work.
 

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Pressure Washing.
Painting.
window cleaning
cutting grass

Seems silly? Most people are riding the big tech wave. Trying to code, etc. the competition in blue collar industries? absolutely sucks. they can't communicate. they can't show up on time. They don't seem honest or trustworthy. They can't sell their own services. You can blow the market out of the water.

Why compete with huge tech companies and people all over the world? I'd rather compete with people that don't know how to run a business and can't communicate.

I own a pressure washing company, so maybe I'm biased. I quote jobs and make an average of $100/hour. Sometimes upwards of $200/hour. Pay my guy $25/hour to do the job. I can make $75+/hour laying in bed.

The internet is worldwide. I can find someone in a foreign country to code something for $10/hour. You're facing off against the rest of the world. Why compete with that? Blue collar industry, you're facing off against everyone in your backyard. And trust me, they suck. AND THERE'S HUGE DEMAND FOR IT.
I like the angle you're seeing it from. Nice one
 

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Although I code, I'll learn sales.
I'd rather sale someone else's product and make money fast. Then get someone to code my idea and sale the sh*t out of it.
SEO and digital marketing .
That's a good place to start. I love learning how to sell. Because even later on.. if you go the route of product creation. You can sell the sh*t off your own products and have data to convince new affiliates to join you to sell your stuff too.
 

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Although I code, I'll learn sales.
I'd rather sale someone else's product and make money fast. Then get someone to code my idea and sale the sh*t out of it.

That's a good place to start. I love learning how to sell. Because even later on.. if you go the route of product creation. You can sell the sh*t off your own products and have data to convince new affiliates to join you to sell your stuff too.
What language do you code in ? Do you have a porfolio ? Do you have any questions to my response ?
 

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This was my thinking. Your goals aren’t quite right.

Don’t do things to impress your family or because of how it will make others think of you (which is a way of changing how you think about yourself anyway).

I’m don’t think having a goal to “learn a skill in two months” is as good as having a goal of helping others (in such a way you’ll eventually get paid).

Maybe focus on helping people? Pick up whatever skill is required to solve the problem in front of you?
You always have a way of making it easy...Andy!
 

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Marketing and/or Sales.

Maybe also human psychology.

I can find someone in a foreign country to code something for $10/hour.
Yes, and you'll usually get what you've paid for. Unless it's something extremely simple to code, of course.
 

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Empathy I should say...caring about other is the first building block of a succesful life, then you can learn sales, marketing, coding whatever...
 

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