Today, I got the following message from one of my freelancer webinar course members:
“I am in the same situation as you were. I am in a PhD program and have a family. I would love to get started with freelance programming. You have to understand what you offer [The Python Freelancer Course] is very appealing. How can you assure me it is not going to lead to more money wasted without any results?” — Matt, PhD student computer science
that’s great to hear! 😀
How many kids do you have?
I’m happy for you that you’ve committed to pursuing your PhD. It’s not always easy (well, seldom ;)) but it’s 100% worth it. I just graduated in July this year and I am glad I invested the four years (despite the struggles). One of the most valuable skills I’ve learned (and you’re currently learning) is to write and express your thoughts clearly. What do you like most? What’s your research interest?
Regarding your question, I understand that you don’t want to invest time and money in something where you don’t know the exact ROI. May I share with you one of my business secrets?
Here it is: Every single day, I calculate the ROI on one activity I’m doing. For example, blogging:
- Investment: Write a blog post takes 1 hour. I price the value of one hour of my time at $100. So writing a blog article costs me $100.
- Return: With high probability, I help thousands of readers every month with each blog article. About 1% will buy my book with a profit of $10. So the return is 1000 visitors * 1% * $10 = $100 per month.
So blogging results in a 100% return on investment month after month. So I go for it.
I started my career as a Python freelancer and the experiences and skills I learned were priceless.
Now, I want you to do one thing: calculate the expected ROI of taking the freelancer course by assuming it increases your hourly rate only by 10% in the first year (it will much more).
Probably, you’ll realize that investing in yourself is the most profitable use of your time and money, especially if you’re still young (below 30). That is …
IF the course can keep its promise!!
The good thing is that there’s a strong 60 (!) day money-back guarantee. My goal is to give you much more value than you pay me for. If the course doesn’t deliver, you’ll get your money back and you’ll keep the free Python books. The transaction risk is 100% on my side.
Having said this, please feel free to ask any question you may have!
No matter how you decide, I wish you and your family all the best for your career and your PhD!
Christian Mayer | Author Finxter.com
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i = 5 def f(arg=i): print(arg) i = 6 f()
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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.