Are you one of those people who never seem to be able to quite make it from one paycheck to the other without somehow having to borrow? As more and more of the working population find themselves on the receiving end of the technology revolution in terms of job restructuring, our paychecks get smaller and our costs to keep everything running smoothly seems to increase.
But that very same technology can help you to get out of this monthly crunch of bill paying, and we don’t mean by getting a payday loan at exorbitant prices to bridge the gap. The very thing you right now hold in your hands, a computer, can make the difference if you are willing to learn. I did, and so can you. How did I do it? I learned to build simple websites from online classes, and you can too.
Willing to Work for Cash
It starts with having the realization that if you stay in the job you have right now, you will one day once again become redundant. I bounced from industry to industry, as each one went the way of the dinosaur. But when one day I realized that those websites I visit have to be built by someone, I began my new path to not only survival, but work that I enjoyed.
Don’t kid yourself, you have to be willing to work hard. Especially at the beginning when you are just learning and will have to work cheap to get the credentials and knowledge of this new skill. It isn’t as though you will know what a gateway payment key is for a website or how to install one right off the bat. But if you are willing to work nights and weekends after that boring day job to learn, it will be worth the effort.
In time, you will be delivering great websites, or maybe even figuring out what part of it you like the best and hiring yourself out as a hired gun for that one area of expertise. If you love detail and numbers, coding might be your game. Learn it well and you can get hired online by any number of big firms to do it all day long, from home. But initially you have to be willing to do the work.
Selling Your Expertise
The web is a huge marketplace, so after you have done the work to refine your craft in it you will need to find the best places to sell that skill. There are agencies to work with and you can also apply for work remotely and do what you love from a different location each year. I have worked with website designers who travel to new countries every six months and live in places like Vietnam or France while working for the same clients in the United States.
The trick is to find an online agency that is good at finding you the right clients for the right price. After that, it is up to you to make sure they are happy with your work. The reality is we are all in a brave new world for those who are willing to take a chance, learn a new skill and push to sell it online. You could be writing code from that cabin in the woods right now, or designing websites from your loft in a foreign capital city. The choice is yours, my friend. Which would you rather be?