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378: Web development isn't that important

12/17/2018
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For real. It isn't. When you lay your head down at night and think about all the things you want for your life right before you doze off… yeah… you dream about PHP 8 I’m sure. You see yourself chained to a desk, typing code. THAT’S what you really want outta life. No.

Duration:00:07:54

Productivity Leeches

12/11/2018
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Yes, massive action. Yes, motivation, inspiration. Do what you love. ALL of that. But, none of that will actually happen until you eliminate the "productivity leeches" from your life.

Duration:00:09:27

Gutenberg. The death of WordPress

12/6/2018
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People crack me up. I remember when I first showed my mom a smartphone. “What the hell do I need THAT for?” You should see her now. Getting her off Facebook is like trying to get a politician to quit lying. I remember when Twitter came out. “This is so stupid. Why would anyone care what I’m doing?” We see where that went. And yes, yes… I even remember when the internet came out. (Old jokes will get you BLOCKED! :D) There were people who said it’d never be a “thing”. People are so often...

Duration:00:03:55

The best freelancing tutorial I've seen

11/30/2018
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The best freelancing tutorial Mehandi has seen.

Duration:00:03:24

Blood-sucking freelancers

11/28/2018
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This game is cold. Clients will turn on you in a heartbeat. Never get to close. They can stab you in the back in a second... like this client did to me.

Duration:00:03:58

I'm an uneducated moron

11/26/2018
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That’d be the conventional wisdom. I only have my H.S. diploma. No college degree. Certainly no fancy-pants Master’s or doctorate. I’m just a lowly web developer building “boring” web sites for equally boring and uneducated people. To hear the know-it-alls tell it, anyway. But, as I sit here, on the land I own free and clear, looking at the house I’m building (and own free and clear), pondering all the student loan debt I DON’T have… I can’t help but think...

Duration:00:02:59

How to ask for a raise as a developer

11/21/2018
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Don't just go in and ask. Have a plan. And, make sure your plan include these three things.

Duration:00:14:04

The freelancing advice nobody wants to hear

11/20/2018
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There are no secrets. There is no magic. The keys to success as a freelancer are boring, non-sexy and deadly effective... once you know them.

Duration:00:09:14

Do developers NEED a college degree?

11/19/2018
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"You don't need college degree to be a web developer because people with advance college degree create libraries so that people without college degree can get a job." That's the comment I just got on YouTube. 🙄 Let's tear this guy a new... ahem... I mean, my thoughts.

Duration:00:09:26

How to become a full stack web developer

11/14/2018
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What is a full stack web developer? “A Full-Stack Web Developer is someone who is able to work on both the front-end and back-end portions of an application. Front-end generally refers to the portion of an application the user will see or interact with, and the back-end is the part of the application that handles the logic, database interactions, user authentication, server configuration, etc.” -- Daniel Borowski In this episode, I'll show you how to do that.

Duration:00:18:16

The best freelance websites for beginners

11/13/2018
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This is NOT a massive list of freelance sites. Instead, it's a 3-step process to grow as a freelancer and the freelancing websites to use to create that growth.

Duration:00:14:19

How to become a web developer without a degree

11/9/2018
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There are the three things you'll need to do if you want to become a web developer, but don't want to get a degree. It's definitely possible, but you'll need to do more of the planning yourself.

Duration:00:18:03

How to start a career in web development

11/8/2018
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How to plan, start and grow a career in web development.

Duration:00:19:35

How to get clients for web development

11/7/2018
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Grinding out those first few clients can be tough. But, once you DO get going, it can take off faster than you imagine. This is how to get over that hump and get your first few web development clients.

Duration:00:13:04

How to become a professional developer

11/6/2018
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In my 14 years doing web development, working with developers from all over the world, I've noticed three tell-tale signs of professional level developers. Here's what they are.

Duration:00:12:12

Object-Oriented Programming In PHP

11/5/2018
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When your first sit down to learn object-oriented programming in PHP, it easy to get confused with terms like encapsulation and polymorphism. And yes, those things are important, but they come down the line in terms of what to learn. Getting the concept of "object-oriented" is what comes FIRST. So, if you're new to OOP, this episode is meant to give you that base concept. Which, I believe, for a lot of developers will be a big "aha". PHP OOP course here: https://www.johnmorrisonline.com/oop

Duration:00:11:44

The biggest mistakes freelancers make

11/2/2018
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Man! I've made a lot of mistakes in my freelance career. But, each time, I always learned something important that helped me be successful later on. But, these three. These three mistakes were the biggest lessons I learned in 14+ years of freelancing. So, let me just tell you what they are and what to do to avoid them.

Duration:00:13:14

How to learn to code fast

11/1/2018
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Wanna learn how to code fast? When I first started learning to code, I spent five years learning PHP. I made a ton of mistakes. But, I learned from them and when I learned jQuery, I did it in about 30 days. This episode reveals the mistakes I made and what I discovered about learning to code fast.

Duration:00:12:35

How to make 100K as a developer

10/31/2018
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Learn how to plan and build a 100K software development career. Go beyond "work hard" and "be pro-active" and learn an actual strategy to ensure you get to 100K in your career.

Duration:00:13:27

4 ways to work from home as a developer

10/30/2018
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I've worked from home full-time for 8 years. My little brother is going 3 years working from home. My mentor is over 15 years. And, we all do it in different ways. So, I wanted to share with you some of the main ways you can work from home as a developer that I've witnessed first-hand.

Duration:00:10:43