A Fry Cook’s Secret to Changing Your Life With PHP

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Not that long I was a fry cook at a local pizza joint.

I clocked into work each day, in my ill-fitting uniform, wearing my funny hat and I’d spend the next 4-5 hours wallowing in grease, yes ma’am-ing and no ma’am-ing my way through the day.

I was miserable.

But, the thing that really ate at me was deep down I believed I was capable of so much more. I KNEW I was. And, I just couldn’t figure out how I’d let my life get to the point I was at.

I was desperate for a way out.

Enter PHP.

I’d been messing around with code for awhile, but mainly HTML and CSS. And, while I could build some decent stuff… I hadn’t broke through into building the kind of robust applications that people basically throw dineros at you for.

I made it my mission… come hell or high water… that I was going to master PHP, get out of that miserable job and be the person I knew I could be.

It’s now been over six years since I last worked a “normal” job.

I’m very blessed to work from home every day. Work the hours I want to work. Take the projects I want to take. I get to homeschool my kids (which is huge for me). And, I earn enough to have things I never could have imagined as child.

I’ve built websites for online superstars like New York Times Bestselling Author, Michael Hyatt, Lewis Howes, Ray Edwards, Tim Ferriss, Inc. Magazine, Stu McLaren and others.

And, I even now get to turn around and help other developers through a YouTube channel with over 29,000 subscribers, 130,000 video views per month, and quickly approaching over 3 million total views of my videos.

And, regularly get comments from students of mine like this:

Every time I listen to your Podcasts I know I’m on the right path! I’m getting paid good money now.” – Tristan Marroquin

And this:

Just got off a coaching session with @jpmorris. Learned a lot about freelancing and targeting my services. Highly recommended!” – Helge Sverre

And this:

If you’ve followed John’s posts, webcasts, courses, etc. for any length of time, you hopefully have come to see, like I have, the value of a continuous stream of solid information  — not only just the techy nerd stuff, but the business side of web development as well.  Truth be told, that part has been more valuable to me these days.” – Jim Thomure

It’s been a wild ride!

And, here’s a little confession…

I’m really not that smart or special in any way. I was a jock growing up (you can check my YouTube channel for all the people who make fun of how thick my neck is from years of playing football).

I didn’t start teaching myself how to code until almost 23.

I didn’t have a personal tutor at age 7 (like Zuckerberg)… I wasn’t geeking out on computers in parent’s basement when I was a kid. I first discovered web development when I was in the Army stationed in Iraq.

The odds couldn’t have been more stacked against me.

And this dumb jock from Nebrask-y figured it out. Heavens knows you can. Chances are, you’re much smarter than I am. You may be starting sooner than I did… or you might have more of a tech background than I did.

My point is… if I can do this… you sure as hell can!

Don’t ever believe otherwise.

Now, of course, what matters is WHAT and HOW you learn. Meaning… what specific skills you learn and how you go about learning them.

And that’s the problem my new course PHP 101 cures. I’m convinced the step-by-step tutorials are simply the easiest (and fastest) way to learn PHP.

Go here to change your life like I did:

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