Trying to figure out how to get a programming job for $10+ an hour

Trying to figure out how to get a programming job for $10+ an hour
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#1

Hello everyone, I’m going to lose my job soon and I don’t think I’ll be able to get unemployment. So I’m scrambling, trying to find a solution. I’d like to get Really, Any programming job that pay’s more then ten dollar’s an hour.
I know this is pretty off the wall, I just need some advice :

What I Want to know is what do I need to, what milestone do you guys think I need to reach to get my foot in the door somewhere.


#2

I can’t answer the question you are actually asking, but i can plead with you to value your time more than $10 per hour. For one thing, you’ve either got to be worth at the very, very least $16-18 an hour, or you’ve got to make yourself be worth at least that.

For another, when you devalue your work, you devalue everyone else’s also. Consider a market where just a very small handful of poor, desperate Sublime Text heroes are willing to work for peanuts. Once the greedy hiring managers and the local Profits-F1rst™ corporations get wind of them, they snap them all up to replace better-paid employees. Soon enough, everyone has to work for peanuts if they want to avoid less prestigious (but equally-paying) work in dishrooms and checkout aisles across the city. Don’t drive competition downward.


#3

O yes, I totally understand what you’re saying.
I’m just a little desperate and I just want to start doing something other then what I’m doing. I know that once I Master all of the lessons here that I’ll be in a good place to do what I love for a good wage. I’m just trying to find a starting point. Something I could accomplish in two months vs the year or more that I think mastering all the content here will take me. I have a very low paying job now and if I had the opportunity to do something I enjoy that’s also actually stimulating for the same pay, I’d gladly switch.


#4

On one hand, it’ll probably take a lot longer than you think to develop the skills you need to make a living at this.

On the other hand, had I known that when I was in your position, I might not have pursued this as seriously as I have. I’m still not making any money at this, but I’m also not homeless like I thought I would be.

If you really want to do this, or anything, you gotta just start doing it and the rest will get figured out one way or another.


#5

Thank you both very much for the honest advice.I hope you both have a good week, take care.


#6

Interesting. I don’t hear this often - or at all, actually. Would you mind going into why you feel this way?


#7

Just start at the very beginning, there is no ‘quick route’ because your value all comes down to your knowledge at the end of the day. To be hired by a company they’re gonna want to see that you are productive and that’s not really something you can fake. I don’t mean to sound harsh, start learning now, then in a few months time, instead of being in the same spot you’re in now, you’ll be on the path outta there :slight_smile:


#8

Call an IT recruiter. Their job is to take your skills and get you a job, so they can make money. They will tell you what you need for them to find you a job.