Ok guys, I hit a wall.
I like JS. It’s fun.
But it’s not fun having spent years (yeah, you read right) plowing through code. I got a certificate on edX, enjoyed the JS algorithms and data structures challenges and tried to improve my JS working on MDN.
And hunting for entry level positions is tougher than learning to code.
So what if I freelance?
I wanted to learn MERN, but I have to be great at JS before that (still struggle with third party APIs), so React is still out of reach. It sounds ridiculous, but even entry level positions ask for 2-3 years of experience with it. Come on! it’s entry level.
So maybe I could freelance.
But for that I have to learn PHP. Got some resources to study from.
Now it seems like it’s pointless to learn PHP if I don’t learn wordpress.
Installed LAMP, phpmyadmin crashed my OS, which had been running perfectly since april 2018.
So I reinstall ubuntu. Beautiful. Set up vscode. Check. LAMP with phpmyadmin, done.
What do I do guys?
I mean, those of you that can finally do fullstack, on any stack, I have three very important questions:
- Does this happen to you, that it’s more trouble messing with tools and setups than with code most of the time?
- If you had to freelance and build stuff for clients and/or small businisses, could you do it with your stack?
- What are those core skills that can get you an income, even if it’s not a full time position at a company?
I’m sorry guys, I still like HTML, CSS and JS. I understand them and use them for silly little projects, but I think I’ve hit a low point.
I’m worried that I may be wasting my time. It has been almost 3 years trying to learn code. I thought I would be able to at least freelance by now.
I don’t understand. I was good at computer classes in high school. I was the best at flowcharts. I took a basic course in C and was among the top in class by the second week. I like programming, but what if it’s not for me?
To make things worse, I’m terrible at design. It’s embarassing. My only good looking projects are the ones I copied the ui appearance from the Material Design guidelines.
If I can never impress, how can I ever get a job, or at least freelance?
PS: Is it essential to spend on hosting to learn backend?
Sorry I’m giving you a full plate to deal with.