- January 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm #33814
I think my ideal job would be as a web designer. I have been interested in ‘the internet’ for about a year now and have a few basic websites and have dabbled in internet marketing, blogs, eBay, SEO and so on.
I’d like to earn my living from this full time. Either working for a web design company or perhaps as a freelance web designer/ developer.
But there is a problem……..
1) I’m 40 years old, and this is a young persons game.
2) The work I have done to date has been in the public sector and totally unrelated to IT in any way
3) I’ve got loads to learn – PHP, ASP, MY SQL, Flash, Photoshop, to begin with – before I could become competent enough to work in this field, and this could take a long time, fitting in my training around other commitments.
Getting the knowledge is the easy part with websites, books and forums to help. But with the many barriers I have outlined above, I do wonder if this is just something I should save for my spare time, rather than a new career to support a wife and family for the next 20 years.
I’d be interested to know what other people think.January 10, 2017 at 9:58 am #36202
The good thing about this game is that you can always do it as a hobby and make some money on the side with it! Wink
While the SEO / web design industry is more and more dominated by younger folks, I don’t think that necessarily excludes others.
You have to start somewhere – whether it’s earning money as a business or creating experience to apply for jobs with. I guess you’ve already got a website or two online so perhaps you could look at monetising those?
Or you could setup some more and slap on some advertising?
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