Not many people can claim they’ve been a web developer since age 15, but Wes Bos can.
He grew up with ready access to tech—there was always a computer in the house, with fast internet since his dad worked in computing. Combined with his natural curiosity about technology, it was a potent environment for learning, so he started teaching himself to code and build websites early on.
By the time Wes was in college, he was already starting to freelance. Instead of studying a raw technical field in school, he studied Business Technology Management, which focused more on managerial and business elements of technology projects.
- If you can do something unique while you’re in school, like Wes with his freelancing, you’ll be able to hit the ground running when you graduate.
- While building and selling courses might look as easy as throwing on a screen recorder, it takes months and months of work and you need to be truly passionate about it.
- Rather than creating things you think will sell well, start building things that will help people’s pain points and solve their problems.
- See a coding language or other tech skill gaining traction and becoming more popular? Consider pivoting to learn it—it might blow up and you’ll be ahead of the game.
Links and mentions from the episode:
- Wes on Twitter
- Wes on Instagram
- ps20.itgo.com (one of Wes' first websites he ever built!)
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