I spent 10yrs in a career of branding/advertising and went from knowing no programming to launching my first product in a year.
Super proud to share I just hit a personal milestone of 150 paying customers.
It's been quite an emotional ride but wanted to say if you're just starting out, keep going, it's totally worth it, whether you want to build your own business or switch to a career as a software engineer.
The biggest tip I can provide is to figure out your learning style. I tried first with books, but I'm terrible with reading and originally gave up telling myself I didn't have time. Then I moved on to watching videos and something magical just clicked.
I learned by doing a short course on Udemy and then just watching a ton of YouTube.
For context, here's what I built: https://llamalife.co
(It's a productivity application which helps provide structure and focus to get work done).
Feel free to ask anything about the journey.
Not going to lie, it was a hard slog, but extremely happy I did it. And the feeling you get from knowing you built something, by yourself, is amazing :)