The world of programming is different than other professions because it’s a practical, hands-on profession. Coders who get results and can showcase practical projects that solve real problems will always win in this marketplace.
You don’t need a degree. Say, you just solved one Upwork project after another. You have a lot of good testimonials and 5-star reviews. In this case, you’ll be hired by clients. They don’t care that you have no degree. They only care about the social proof showing that you can get results.
With such a practical resume of the projects you solved for other clients, you can easily earn six figures online. If you are interested in this perspective, then check out my free webinar about the state-of-the-art of the Python freelancing space.
By solving practical projects (in your 70% time), you’ll acquire a lot of these projects over the years and you’ll never be without work (and money ;). This is the best kind of resume you can get in the programming space. Everything else is only a small add-on, nothing more.
While working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students.
To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming education website Finxter.com. He’s author of the popular programming book Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), coauthor of the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books, computer science enthusiast, freelancer, and owner of one of the top 10 largest Python blogs worldwide.
His passions are writing, reading, and coding. But his greatest passion is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter and help them to boost their skills. You can join his free email academy here.