Learning computer programming, website design, or software development may seem intimidating at first. Then again, everything seems intimidating at first. The successful ones have always learned to step outside of their comfort zone.
The following people all learned how to code:
Bill Gates - Microsoft (he's worth $72 billion) first accessed a computer at age 13
Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook (he's worth $19 billion) began programming in middle school
Jack Dorsey - Twitter (he's worth $1.3 billion) received first computer at age 8
The future value of knowing how to code is now being compared to the present value of knowing how to read and write......
You do not have to be a genius to code, just like you do not have to be a genius to read. It does not take a person that spends 20 hours a day on a computer to learn how to code, just as it doesn't take a person spending 20 hours a day shooting foul shots to make one. As Bill Gates puts it, in the above video, "Addition, subtraction, that's about it". Just as with any endeavor, the input of determination will create the output of success.
Whether it be software creation, website design, or computer programming, learning how to code is, and will be, relevant to every occupation imaginable. That's called job security. Knowing how to code will create an opportunity to get a job almost anywhere, including working from home.
Once again, learning to code is one of the few subjects you can do on your own, even from your phone. Any spare time that you have, you could be learning how to craft that first line of code which may be the beginning of the next Twitter or Facebook.
A single tweet, for an average user, considering the time spent surfing the Twitter timeline, composing, and sending, probably takes at least 1 minute. A person who has sent out 10,000 tweets has likely spent approximately 7 full days on Twitter (all 24 hours of them). Just think how much coding could be learned in 7 full days. By the way, if you want to get an idea of how much money your tweets are worth to Twitter, go here, and enter your username or anyone else's. If you are a big-time tweeter, you may want to sit down first. Remember, no one has made a dime simply by hitting "tweet", but Twitter has definitely made a few.
So, how do you learn to code? Below, are some excellent starting points, or just type in "learn to code" on Google.
A few sites to begin learning how to code:
Finally, another video: