Freelance Programming

I’ve been trying to get the hang of programming for years now, and I tend to switch back and forth between a few different favorites. But my main issue, in the beginning, was figuring out exactly which code I wanted to learn in the first place. This was a time before the internet was buzzing with places to ask for help. It was a desolate, intimidating place.

I was happy to find this infographic over on Who’s Hosting This that helps you figure out what it is you want to learn first. There’s a great article over there that I’ll link to at the bottom of this post. I’ve also included the infographic for easy access.

Happy coding! What-Code-Should-You-Learn_thumb Learn To Program via Who’s Hosting This

By |2017-12-14T16:33:57-05:00February 22nd, 2015|Post|Comments Off on Freelance Programming

Technical Difficulties

Well, we were super excited to bring you guys video blog post on Monday. But due to factors beyond our control we maybe limited to just audio for a while. I’d like to have some feedback from my friends and followers. The options are a well done video blog including YouTube channel, or an audio only podcast. Let me know what you think on my Facebook page.

By |2015-02-21T10:45:36-05:00February 20th, 2015|Post|Comments Off on Technical Difficulties

An exciting change!

I hope you guys are as excited about this change as I am. Starting Monday, this blog is going to video! I have some audio equipment that I’m waiting for that should be here tomorrow. Once it’s here I’ll be working hard to get everything ready. I have my graphics department working on cool intro and exit clips. I’ll still have some articles that will be written, but most will now be housed on my YouTube channel. And as always, please be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

By |2015-02-20T22:19:47-05:00February 18th, 2015|Post|Comments Off on An exciting change!

The Young Entrepreneur

It was 1987… I had no clue what an entrepreneur was let alone that I was one! I was only 12 at the time. My family was beyond poor, but I never knew. Dad was a painter by trade but could fix damn near anything, and my mother was too sick to work. I’m sure I’ll share that story with you another day.

It was a hot Alabama summer. I could have opened a lemonade stand and sold gallons! But we were poor. So how do you start a business when you have no money? This is where the true entrepreneurs are born. I wanted nothing more than money for baseball cards. They were my passion growing up. I was sitting out on the front porch (where I spent most summer days hiding from the sun) when I noticed a kid pushing his bicycle. Eager to make a friend I quickly introduced myself!

“what’s wrong with bike?” I asked. “Stupid chain won’t stay on,” he said.

I offered to fix it using the tools in my dads shop, and a few minutes later I had the bicycle fixed!

“Good as new” I said, to which my newfound friend offered for buy me a coke.

This got me to thinking.

If my new friend was willing to buy me a coke, would others be willing to pay me?

The answer was yes! Not only were they willing to pay me, but I was paid quite well for my services. This lasted throughout the summer of 1987. I would ride my bike for miles around, looking for junk bikes in people’s garbage piles, and I made daily visits to the landfill looking for usable parts. New parts I would buy at the local Western Auto.

That summer was one of my fondest memories as a kid. I was able to have what my dad called “walking around money.” But better than that, I was able to treat my mom to a weekly trip to Dairy Delight for chicken fingers and ice cream!

Sometimes it’s not about making a fortune. It’s about being able to provide for the ones you love.

Find your passion – By: Robert Martin

By |2017-06-16T12:48:17-05:00February 2nd, 2015|Post|Comments Off on The Young Entrepreneur