Thinking of quitting my temp job and immerse myself in learning to web dev

Hey everyone. I am tired of the jobs I've been doing. Now I am willing to quit with $700 in savings and learn to code on TeamTreeHouse. Is this crazy enough? I am thinking of doing 8+ hours a day. Will TeamTreeHouse be enough to launch a career in web dev in a few months?

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How long would $700 last you? For me it would be a couple weeks if I'm lucky. I'd recommend keeping your current work situation until you have a web dev job offer you can accept. It can be tough to get your first dev job.

It might take a little longer, but you can still spend an hour or so a day learning before or after work, depending on what you can do without burning out. How long is hard to say, since it depends a lot on your own skill level and way of learning things. If you work at it 5-7 hours a week, I think a few months is reasonable to learn a web dev stack, and probably a few months to get a job after that, but there are a lot of variables in that equation.

I'm not familiar with TeamTreeHouse. Does that support working at your own pace, or would that need dedicated weeks? One thing you could do, is to take a week off every so often, and dedicate that to learning and/or job hunting.

Another possibility is to talk to people at your current job about if they have any web dev job openings, and what skills you would need to get them. Even if they don't have any openings, they might be able to help you figure out the best things to learn or places to apply.

Thank you for your response. The $700, I don't know how long it would last me. I pay $400 month for rent, $125 for phone and I get $500 monthly for helping someone with paperworks 6 hours a month. I am thinking of Using the $500 to pay for rent, the other $100 for food, and just go for it. I hoping that $700 last me a few months. I work as a cashier at tech company but I hate it so much. It is a job where you are treated like a slave and looked down on. Really really thinking of going crazy with learning to code starting next week. My plan, get up at 6am, shower, make breakfast, eat, at 9am learn to code, at 1pm make lunch, eat, at 2pm learn to code, at 7pm play video game, at 10:30 go to bed. Is this possible?

I don't know, it might be tight, but you might be able to pull it off. It would be good to have a backup plan though, e.g. if you think you could get more temp work (or something else) when your funds start to run out.

I personally put in a lot more than 8 hours day when I learned how to code - it was more like 12-15 hours a day. I think the $ aspect really depends on what your risk tolerance is. Either way, good luck!

Good, even better like you then. How long did it take you until you got your first job?

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