Friday 3rd February, 2023
In 2019, I closed my business and office in DIY sphere. It was taking from me a lot of time and energy, requiring my online presence each day.
I was dreaming about a job, that will let me to earn money sitting somewhere in Italy with just a laptop, good WiFi and bank card.
There were several professions, that I was interested in, such as: copywriter, UI UX designer, programmer, translator of articles.
After several months of researching and overthinking, my choice stood on programming.
It was a hard choice for me, because I had a lawyer degree, and was thinking, that, if a person didn’t start programming since early years in the college and learned minimum 4–5 years, it’s useless even to think about it at age of 33.
Then, suddenly I met an acquaintance of mine, who told me, that started to learn programming at age of 41.
I went home with that thoughts and started to google more information about learning from scratch, educational platforms and blogs.
I found Udemy course: Web development Bootcamp for 12$. After reading the testimonials about the course, I bought it.
After 4 months of searching, I found my first freelance project for 500$. Then, 2 weeks later, the second one – for 300$.
After several successful closed deals, I found my first job as an HTML | CSS private tutor. I was teaching 9 months, receiving positive testimonials from my students, seeing their successful projects. Then, I decided to take a little break from tutoring and go deeper in web development, continuing to study JS and WordPress development. As a result, I found a job in IT company, where I was creating landing pages, WordPress websites, JS applications. It took me two years from 2019, to reach 2000$/month income (with salary and seldom freelance projects). But, I didn’t stop on that, cause it was only the beginning. I started creating and selling WordPress Custom themes, plugins, HTML web templates, JS marketing apps. As a result, at the end of the 2022, I was already having mixed income more than 3200$ per month(with salary and freelance projects). Today, I am practicing with JS framework like Next.js, going deeper into WordPress development and writing an eBook about programming from scratch.
Most of all, I want to become a great specialist in programming, leave some legacy behind and create up to 5 passive incomes, to spend more time with my family and do whatever I want.
I want to show you with my real story, that there is nothing impossible till you breath. At the end of this article, we come across to the point, that a man can buy a course for 12$ and monetize it after several years into 3200$ and more income per month.
So, believe in you dreams and act. This article, to be continued…
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Posted by Edgar Hovhannisyan