What to learn or work on next?


I’ve been learning html / css and javascript off and on for a couple of years now. At first I was highly motivated to become a ’ freelance ’ developer and was against getting a ’ real ’ job with a company.

Lately I don’t really care which way I go as I just need to get going on something (be coding and making money)

Anyways… I feel kinda stuck right now as to what I should learn or work on. I have a codepen filled with projects like a calculator (used react with), to-do list, clock, pairs matching game, tic tac toe game, rock paper scissors game, a mock product landing page, a mock free lance photographer site, a simple portfolio using some of these projects.

I want to be able to land a job as a front-end developer (at first) or even take on freelance gigs creating sites. But don’t know where I should go next or how to even really go about this. Any advice?


If you’re on the React path, keep learning the React infrastructure, e.g., React Navigation, Redux, Redux Thunk, Redux Saga, advanced React topics like custom hooks and context and design patterns, various libraries like localization.

Also learn some backend. Even if you don’t want to do it, they like to see that you’ve done at least a little. Plus, you will understand what is happening so much better and you will be able to make better projects.

Build bigger projects. Don’t go for a huge one that you will never finish, just pick one bigger than your last. Add localization, authentication. Write some unit tests.