First, a little about myself:
My name's Rob Russell. I'm a 26 year-old former US Marine who left active duty to pursue a BS in Computer Science, because I love computers and the internet. I'm currently working on my degree (one more year to go), and with the help of the GI Bill and me being so gosh darned good at school, I'm really crushing it! However, I have a lot of free time on my hands, and I've always been interested in working for myself, especially in making money online. I could really use some experience for my resume, but with pounding summer classes, rushing to finish my degree, I don't have the normal availability to take on a sweet paid programming internship. So, I want to make money on my own.
This is what I can do:
- HTML/CSS/JS - I can build websites.
- Photoshop - I can make cool graphics and edit pictures.
- PHP/MySQL - I can make web applications.
- Java/C++ - I can make simple desktop applications.
So what am I asking, then?
My underlying goal might be to just make money online by myself, but my real goal here is to create some sort of residual income. Now I know a lot of you are going to say "Oh well just make some kind of software to sell and sell it." But I have no ideas for great software, no ideas for great templates, and generally no idea how to sell stuff online other than posting a picture of my broken dirt bike on craigslist. I'm here on Warrior Forum because it's clear to me that any business is about being good at sales, and if I'm going to be in business on the internet, this is the place to learn how to sell stuff. I guess I'm looking for a mentor, I'm not really sure where to go from here. I feel like I have a lot of the technical skills I'd need to start making money online, but I have no idea WHERE or HOW to start. If someone here could give me some guidance and direction, or even make some suggestions as to what I should be doing with my life at this point, I'd be forever grateful.
Thanks for reading.