Gatekeeping in the software development industry is alive and well.
You've seen the job requirements:
- 3+ years of experience
- BS in CS desired, MS preferred
- HTML/JS/CSS/SQL and experience with every JS framework known to man are required for this position
- Starting salary $26k.
You already have skills that someone will pay you for, you just need to learn how to find paying clients.
It's why I think freelancing is such a big deal.
Even if you don't have any "real world" experience...
Freelancing is a great way to get experience, so you can get jobs that require more experience.
The fact that you're reading this page proves one thing:
You have the skills to earn money as a freelancer!!
Can you watch a YouTube video?
Then you have the skills required to learn more skills.
The cycle looks like this:
Learn, earn, learn, earn, etc.
The Bottom Line
- Download my quick start guide.
- Read it.
- Follow the steps.
- Reach out if you have any questions.
It's packed with actionable info that you can use to get up and running as a freelance software developer.
Grab it, read it, and start working.
5 page Freelance Programmer Quick Start (A freelancing cheat sheet)