As someone who changed careers and started coding professionally in my early thirties, I've always been of the opinion that anyone of any age who can think logically can learn to code.
That said, I can see how it would be harder for people with responsibilities such as a family to put in the time to learn to code from scratch. I learned while working an unrelated full time job, and I didn't always feel like writing code after work. If I'd had other commitments it would have made it harder to find the time.
exactly the problem I am facing now :( also a recent burn out on the day job had to pause coding for a bit. Not fun but I am trying soon to gradually work back into it.
I feel like printing this post and hanging it on my wall as a daily reminder not to quit. As someone who entered into Development at an older age, I appreciate the fact that you used your Dad as an example that anyone can learn code at any age! Thank you for sharing, Kelly!
This post just sums up the short time (1 day!) I've been with dev.to. Thank you so much for these kinds words, this beautiful post. Words like these are what make me realize I'm making the right choice.
Keep up the great work Kelly and I hope others can too!
This is such a great post and I love your encouragement! 😃
Hop onboard the coding train, there's literally something for everyone and endless possibilities with the right determination.
great story! best wishes!!
Hi Kelly, you wrote you're a business owner. I also try to establish my own stuff on my own, I have a product but I fail to reach people. Can you help me and tell how did you manage to get your first sells or reach other people?
Hi Vitali! My business is more in the service industry (it's a marketing agency), so we're doing less productized selling. However, I can still give you a few words of advice. Take a look at how you're promoting your product via social media. Cater your message to your target audience. If you're unsure about your messaging, have a content strategist review the content on your site to ensure you're putting your product in its best light. (Definitely double-check grammar and spelling, as these errors create opportunities for doubt.) The first few customers are the most difficult to get, but stick with it!
First of all, MANY MANY thanks!
"have a content strategist review the content on your site to ensure you're putting your product in its best light" --
Meaning by that there are people who might get paid once and just help me build a roadmap on advertising? I don't have a stable budget to pay for SEO but if I understood you properly, I might pay once and get huge help, if this is true it satisfies me. I didn't know such people do exist.
Please let me know if I indeed understand you properly.
That's correct! What you're looking for is a digital marketing strategy. There are companies and freelancers who offer this as a one-time service to get a plan in place, and then you execute it yourself.
Ohh W-O-W you're so great! I didn't know they exist, I had a such bad experience so far in freelancing websites. I'll check it out and I honestly will be thankful to you so-much. Thanks Kelly, thanks a lot. May I wish you the best with your company and your business :)
Kelly, I saw you replied me today with a <3 just wanted to wish a happy holiday!!! :)
Please let me know if I can contact you to get few tips for help with publishing.
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