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My entire journey from the past 2 years

If you found value in this thread you will most likely enjoy my tweets too so make sure you follow me on Twitter for more information about web development and how to improve as a developer. This article was first published on my Blog

2 years ago I decided that I want to change my life

Since then I:

Learned how to code and design
Built a 40k followers Twitter audience
Made over $6k online
Started a freelancing business
Today I want to share with you all my entire journey

Everything started in the last week of 2019

I was in my first year of high school and my uncle started talking to me about programming

He was already a senior web developer with over 10 years of experience

At that time I had already written a few lines of code at school in C++ but I had no idea what Web Development was

He told me that I should give this a try and told me to learn Python first

In the first week of 2020, I started learning Python

I searched on Reddit for some tutorials I could follow and someone recommended me Codecademy

I went on their website and started coding

For one week all I did was code on there

I fell in love with it in less than a day

3 months later I was still doing some small Python projects in my free time

Then the Pandemic came

Suddenly I had a lot of free time

So I called my uncle and he told me to continue learning Web Development

So I went to freeCodeCamp and started learning HTML and CSS

At that time I was spending a lot of time on Reddit, talking with other developers

One day I found a subreddit with developers from my country

I joined it and decided to share my journey there

At the end of that post, I said that I'm looking for work to learn more about web development and gain more experience

A few hours later a developer that had a start-up messaged me and said that they would love to work with me

The next day we talked on the phone

I was excited to work with them

They gave me a few tasks which I solved in a few hours and I got hired

You can read more about this story from this article I made:

During the next 3 months, I learned a lot from that job

From JavaScript to Docker and how to work with Git

After 3 months I left that job since the school was about to start and I wanted to focus more on that

At that time I wasn't coding that much anymore and my motivation faded away

One day I decided to join Twitter since lots of developers were talking about it

So I joined Tech Twitter and started documenting my journey

I was writing about the concepts I was learning about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

In the beginning, no one saw my tweets but I was happy to be part of a community

Slowly I realized that I would like to create content so I bought a Twitter course and started growing my account

This ( is the Twitter course I bought (highly recommended)

By the end of 2020, I reached 1000 followers

I was already building lots of projects with JavaScript at that time while creating content on Twitter

3 months later and I made my first income online


Through affiliate marketing. Why?

I realized that everyone was asking me what courses they could use to grow on Twitter, to learn Web Design and Web Development

By that time I already had around 6k followers on Twitter

For 30 days I continued doing that and hit $1000 in sales

You can read more about how you can do it here

One month later I released my first info product, an eBook for Web Developers

Over 50 people Pre-Ordered it and after one month it made almost $600 in revenue (with almost 80 customers)

Since then, until August I continued doing this

Learned more about marketing, audience building and coding while making around $700 every month from Twitter

Then in August while I was in Greece with my family it hit me

I realized this:

I can't sell courses on Twitter for the rest of my life

I was seeing people make what I made in a month from one freelancing project

So I decided that I will start freelancing from now

And that's what I did. Once I got home from Greece I got on a call with @DONVESH

He gave a clear strategy that I could use to start freelancing and well

It worked

After 2 weeks I closed my first big client in exchange for a testimonial

So since then until now this is what I've been focusing on

Design, Twitter, affiliate marketing, my own info products

I still got a lot more things to achieve and I'm not where I want to be

But I achieved a lot more than most people around my age this

I hope that you found this thread inspiring and motivating!

I hope found this useful and if you did please let me know. If you have any questions feel free to DM me on Twitter

Top comments (3)

sm0ke profile image

Nice .. Thanks for sharing

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Pasca Vlad

glad you liked it

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This is inspiring