Older noob coders, tell me your success story for finding work

Hi all

I’m an older coder noob. There are many elements of working as a developer that I find appealing and I’m interested to hear how other +40s managed it.

I’ve built wordpress sites, done a Ruby fullstack development bootcamp but really feel like I’m just starting out.
My life can be a bit chaotic at times (family, moving countries a lot) and getting consistent coding time can be difficult.
I really want to throw everything I’ve got at this and I just need to get a better understanding of whats on the other side.

How did you get your jobs? What’s a realistic starting income?

Really appreciate your input here.