1. No Profile Picture
    Registered User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Rep Power

    How Long Would It Take Me To Learn Enough Programming To Start Earning?

    Hello all!

    I do not know anything about programming at the moment. But I am considering learning it.

    I am pretty good at math and I like problem solving.

    How long would it take me to learn enough web programming to start earning money? I am mostly thinking about freelance work on sites like Elance or Odesk (Is that the right path for a beginner?).

    So, I am not asking how long it would take to become an expert web developer, just to start earning. That would be my first goal.

    Consider that I would put at least 8 hours of learning EVERY day. And I'm a pretty dedicated and motivated person.

    I know it's a vague question and it depends from person to person but please give me a number.

    Thank you.
  2. #2
  3. Code Monkey V. 0.9
    Devshed Regular (2000 - 2499 posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    A Land Down Under
    Rep Power

    That's the number that I'd throw out there for you.

    The question is 426 what? That, no one will know. Honestly, if you're just looking to learn how to throw code together, then a few weeks might be OK. If you want to learn proper concepts and programming practices, then a whole lot longer. That's why university courses are 3-4 years.
  4. #3
  5. Sarcky
    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Rep Power
    Programming is a highly skilled profession where most practitioners train in 4-year formal education programs. If you want to do something quickly which will help you "earn," learn to paint houses or mow lawns.
    HEY! YOU! Read the New User Guide and Forum Rules

    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin

    "The greatest tragedy of this changing society is that people who never knew what it was like before will simply assume that this is the way things are supposed to be." -2600 Magazine, Fall 2002

    Think we're being rude? Maybe you asked a bad question or you're a Help Vampire. Trying to argue intelligently? Please read this.

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo