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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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