Wondering if investing time in fcc will bear fruits

I don’t have dough for a degree. Will investing my time in fcc open up opportunities for me even though I wouldn’t have a degree to back it up. Would I be making a good investment of my time learning to code. Does teaching yourself online for free hold up? Not trying to step on toes I’m just new to all this & Want to know what I’m getting myself into. Also, does Anyone have recommendations for resources to learn about what type of coding or tech careers you can do with a free online education like fcc? Thx for your feedback.

From the FAQ:

Can freeCodeCamp help me get a job as a software developer?

Yes. Every year, thousands of people who join the freeCodeCamp community get their first software developer job. If you’re curious, you can browse our alumni network on LinkedIn here. https://www.linkedin.com/school/4831032/alumni/

Thank you…

Investing time in personal development is never a waste of time.


Not to mention learning to code opens up the door to all kinds of freelance work…and if you come up with your own idea, the potential for creating your very own SAAS. Then you’ll be the boss. Like really the boss.

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It’s a good investment if you’re passionate about learning and will stick with it (via FCC or some other source).

If anything this is a positive signal! A degree is just someone else vouching for you, but ultimately what matters is whether you can do the work.

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SAAS??? What’s this?