The Developer Killer

It kills the careers of more developers than anything I’ve seen.

Take my little bro for example.

He was 3 years into his C.S. degree. He was working at an apparel factory, in a town of less than 1,200, making less than 10 buqs an hour. And, he was married with five kids to feed.

To say he was broke is a colossal understatement.

If it weren’t for the neighbors bringing them food.

They wouldn’t have eaten.

That’s how bad it was.

Then, three months later…

He was working at IBM, making over 40k a year. Within two years, he got hired out of IBM and was making 6 figures a year. Not long after that, I was sitting in the car with him as he turned down 180K because it wasn’t “enough”.

So, what the hell changed?

Well, at his breaking point…

He came to stay with me for a few weeks.

Things weren’t going well at home, because of all this.

And, he finally said “[email protected]# it, I need to get this figured out”.

And, in that two weeks he was there, I basically put him through developer boot camp. I forced him to start freelancing and I taught him everything I knew about getting and working with clients. I made him face the big thing holding him back.

Fear.

THAT is the developer killer.

I’ve seen more good, skilled developers give up on this coding “thing”…

Because they were scared to take that next step into getting paid…

It really is the scourge of our industry.

But, the only way through it is to do it.

To reach your “eff it” moment…

And, decide come hell or high water, you’re gonna make this happen.

As for my little brother…

Just other day he said:

“I still use what I learned in those two weeks every single day.”

With big clients like Nike and Office Depot. Fed Ex and others.

Anyway, I’ve taken what I taught him in those two weeks and packaged it up in my Upwork 101 course. It’ll teach you everything I know about getting freelance work on the largest freelancing platform on the planet.

Plus, a bunch of freelance marketing fundamentals…

You can use anywhere… Upwork or otherwise.

Anyhoo, you can get started with it for nothing on SkillShare. As a teacher, I can give you an exclusive 2-month, no-cost trial. In that 2 months, take my Upwork course (plus all my others). Cancel anytime before the 2 month is up.

And, never pay a penny.

Who knows?

It could be that thing that puts you over the hump just like it did my brother.

Link is here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris

Later,

John

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JOHN MORRIS

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