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Hey everybody.

So to make this short and sweet, I need your help in learning of any resources that can help me develop skills that I can use to make money.

As of right now I'm currently unemployed and looking for a job. I'm 30 years old, only a high school education. No college. And most of my working life has been working as a counter person for dry cleaners, then onto being a security guard and a short 3 month stint at an office job.

Right now I'm teaching myself web development on Udemy. So, if there's anything else on there or anywhere else that you recommend to start building up my skill set to make money I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.
#skills
  • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
    The following thread has all the answers:

    What to do if you're desperate

    I wish you all the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author shiftyeyes
    Something that I might want to outsource in the future is video editing for youtube. I'm learning Lightworks now and it is VERY complicated. I would suggest this over web development -- everybody is doing that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Rivera
      Originally Posted by shiftyeyes View Post

      Something that I might want to outsource in the future is video editing for youtube. I'm learning Lightworks now and it is VERY complicated. I would suggest this over web development -- everybody is doing that.
      Wow I honestly haven't thought of that. I'll Google that software up and check it out. Thank you.
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      • Profile picture of the author shiftyeyes
        Yeah no problem. It's free software. You could message beginning youtubers and make free edits for them and build a portfolio
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Originally Posted by Jason Rivera View Post

        Wow I honestly haven't thought of that. I'll Google that software up and check it out. Thank you.
        Go to LinkIn they have courses you can purchase. Also look for videos in you tube. See if you can get yourself a job in any entry level sales.

        If you want to get in a field with a shortage of techs go to a vocational school and learn, AC/Heating, Electrical, Plumbing, or Auto Repair. or Become an apprentice. It is hard work but their are shortages in those fields for good people. This way you can build up decent money to spend on how to make it in Internet Marketing.

        Here's is one link to Linkedin (education) https://business.linkedin.com/sales-...src=li-footer#
        (Mods not an affiliate link)
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  • Profile picture of the author Tesslady
    Start with your passions. What have you always liked to do? What have you always DREAMED of doing?

    Then, how to make money from it comes after. Get back to us once you find the answer to this. Anyway, learning Web development is a good start. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author daronch
    Originally Posted by Jason Rivera View Post

    Hey everybody.

    So to make this short and sweet, I need your help in learning of any resources that can help me develop skills that I can use to make money.

    As of right now I'm currently unemployed and looking for a job. I'm 30 years old, only a high school education. No college. And most of my working life has been working as a counter person for dry cleaners, then onto being a security guard and a short 3 month stint at an office job.

    Right now I'm teaching myself web development on Udemy. So, if there's anything else on there or anywhere else that you recommend to start building up my skill set to make money I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you.
    Go for Wordpress, Kindle and blogging?
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  • Profile picture of the author johnny west
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    Hey Jason -- Sorry to hear you're feeling stuck! You might want to check out a website called Upwork -- you can sign up to be a freelancer for clients all around the world doing just about anything that you can do remotely/virtually including web development, internet marketing, administrative tasks, etc. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Blugill
    Have you thought about going back to school, perhaps a trade school or apprentice in a trade?
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Learn SQL since I've been in the industry 20 years now and it's barely changed at all.

    Also Excel is good for immediate data entry jobs, and when they see you can write formulas you can branch out into programming.
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  • Profile picture of the author nguyennguyenhung
    Perhaps you have thought about going back again to school, perhaps a trade school or beginner in a trade?
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  • Profile picture of the author RyMac
    How are you finding the development course? I done one by Brad Hussey on Udemy for building custom wordpress websites and learnt a lot from it and have actually just completed my first site for a client. Another area worth looking into is Wordpress plugins.

    All the best
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Jason,
    I would simply take some time here and go to Search button and put in topics that you want to learn more about i.e. Affiliate Marketing, Product Creation, SEO etc..

    That's how I did it


    - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author innn
    Try to learn programs for graphic designers
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  • Profile picture of the author mickyl
    I have a suggestion to you - focus on what you are doing right now. Do you like web developing? if yes, focus on that, and don't go from skill to skill. Just focus, become the best of what you do, and go on from there. Once you know how to do it well you can learn how to attract new clients, and then, when they pay you, you can invest part of the money to keep on educating yourself:-)
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    follow what the big guys do and you will earn big.

    Pretty simple, I give that huge tip away because only 0.01% reading this, will actually get off their ass and do anything with it.

    Let that sink in #BOOM
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  • Profile picture of the author Heather Leigh 93
    give skillshare a try, you can get a 30 days free trial and after that you pay monthly. They pretty much have everything on there that you could want to learn and apply to your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author timexer
    I also recommend checking out www.codeacademy.com for learning how to code if you're interested in web development. Also, www.codeschool.com is good (prefer the first one).

    All the best!
    Timothy
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenm44
    Udemy offer courses in making computer games. There is scope there to improve your software-writing skills and possibly get into computer gaming - if that is your thing. Good luck.
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