I’m from Venezuela and i started to code almost a year ago. Started FreeCodeCamp in november (i think) and completed Front End and Back End certifications. I did some freelance job for a few weeks but eventually stopped because college was taking most of my time. Before leaving freelance, i applied to some local web development jobs, but actually i never got called, so i just forgot it.
Like half month ago i received a call from a guy who checked one of the resumes i sent and asked me for an interview the next day. It was completely unexpected and i already had planned to make some freelance in summer (i’m young and i don’t have to work if i want, but Venezuela is going through hard times and i like to help bringing food to home), but i said ‘oh what the hell’ and accepted.
One thing led to another and now i have my first developer job at age 19.
I felt the obligation of making this post because FCC has been a solid path for me to learn JS and other technologies in a deep way. All the nights and hours i spent reading and coding did worth it and i just want to say thank you to FCC
Thanks to everyone! I’ve been using Upwork to freelance. The site is full of cheap work so you wont make a lot of money in the begining if you don’t have any reference or something (and it’s pretty rough to find your first work, so make sure you fill your profile and add samples of your work to your portfolio).
Persistence is key. Write good cover letters and practice a lot. Keep going and you will make good money in a few months.