What to do after Quality Assurance Certification?


I’ve started my coding journey around a year and half ago, since then i’ve watched few tutorials, read a couple of books and worked of FCC certifications until Quality assurance “which i didn’t complete yet” , I’ve tried building few stuff, like a chess game, a file system that interact with s3 database using electron and all the other small projects from FCC.

Now i’m a bit lost, and since money is tight for me, I’m looking for the fastest route to start earning and pay the bills.

What I’m thinking right now is that I need to build my own website to serve as a portfolio in addition to 2 or 3 other projects to serve as a reference to what I can do. However I also feel that I still need to learn few stuff like Python and Django plus a framework like Next.JS that can allow me to build SSR web applications.

If you have any advice on what I need to learn to get the ball rolling or anything that you’ve tried when you’re in my place I’m happy to hear it.