This is my first post to the board… So I’m 54 Years old, unemployed and just started with Free Code Camp.
I really have a passion for learning coding, BUT am a bit discouraged when reading posts asking if 30 years old is too to switch careers into Web Development(not programmng)…I do have a BS in Information Technology but it’s from way back in 2003
I guess want really makes me almost want to give up before I start is seeing those “is 30 too old” posts… With that said, and due to my age, I’m wondering if it’s better to go the Freelance route. In other words, once I’ve been through all of the classes and developed my skills and built a solid portfolio, to perhaps use SEO and perhaps some paid advertising to try and attract clients via my portfolio page offering to build web sites for free in exchange for some free advertising etc? Since I know a company itself will never hire me due to my age, I’m wondering if Freelancing is my only option since, since ageism isn’t near as dominating in the freelance industry as it is in the corporate world… Thoughts?
Just wanted to see if there’s hope in what I mentioned above, before abandoning everything all together…
My 2nd love next to learning web development is affiliate marketing, and a few good friends of mine are making a full time income with that(a few thousand a month), although 10 hour days are their norm…But at least there is no age discrimination in that area, but still lots of hard work., which most people aren’t willing to put in…
I would prefer the stability of web development though, as affiliate payouts can change or the sites can vanish overnight., thus no job security