Over the past 6 months I haven’t touched my blog, yet it made me money. Let’s see what happened. Continue Reading…

This is a continuing series about “What programmer’s day in life looks like”. Last time I had an interview with Chris Smith, who is Tech / Lead Manager at Google. This time it’s the turn for another amazing internet company – StackOverflow and I was lucky to catch Nick Craver for a quick interview about his daily life. Don’t forget to check out his blog and follow him on Twitter. Continue Reading…

Hey! Sure programming is cool and demand for tech geeks is higher than crack these days. But have you ever wondered what programmer’s day actually looks like? Well I did, so I went to Twitter and got hold of 3 brilliant programmers – one from Google and two from StackOverflow. They told me what they do every day, what are their most and least favourite parts of their job and even shared how their workspaces look like. The first person I’ve approached was Chris Smith and he kindly agreed to do an interview with me. Very, very warm and approachable guy. Unfortunately his blog is open to invited readers only, but you can always follow him on Twitter! And now,  let me introduce: Continue Reading…

Two months passed after I started my first-ever 50$/month challenge where the goal is to learn the basics of earning money from a website. I decided to create content to attract people who want to learn programming and sell TeamTreehouse subscriptions as their affiliate which hopefully will provide some income. I wish I could share some exciting news with you today, but I can’t. Yet. However,  some words from Pat Flynn still give me hope:

My first monthly income report from October of 2008 totaled $7,906.55, which is a lot for the first month – but what most people forget is that leading up to that month, I had put in a year and a half of hard work into my first online business (GreenExamAcademy.com) before I ever tried to monetize it. That time was spent struggling through the technology, creating content, building connections and most importantly, establishing myself as a trusted authority in the niche I was serving, and still serve to this day.

If he spent 1.5 years before ever monetizing his website – I should be looking at the next 16 months as my learning curve. I hope I will start earning money sooner though. Continue Reading…

When we try to learn a programming language, there always is a annoying question floating around in our mind – “what should I do next?”. We try a few tutorials, skim through a book and we feel completely puzzled.

Everyone goes through this. The only way out is to keep believing that you can do this and just fight your way through this. It is possible, but to make this journey easier, I’ve put a list of ideas how you can learn to code with PHP. Continue Reading…

Learning to code may seem like a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. Essentially there are two basic steps you have to repeat over and over again if you want to learn to code. The same two steps apply to beginners just as well as they apply to advanced programmers. Continue Reading…

If you ever tried to learn to code, whether to start your own business or to land a better job, you know it’s difficult. I know this, because I’ve been trying to learn web development for the last year or so.

It’s difficult because of a few reasons:

  • It’s not very clear where to start
  • Everyone suggests to “build a project”, but you don’t have any ideas
  • Books are rather boring
  • Many free courses teach booleans, strings, variables, functions and objects
  • After a while these “fundamental courses” become quite easy, but you still don’t know how to actually build something

My journey started with the Codecademy

I've completed the JavaScript course, Youtube Api and most of the Box api

I’ve completed the JavaScript course, Youtube Api and most of the Box api

 

After trying out Codecademy, which was pretty good, I still wanted to build websites, code apps and make things for the web. I just didn’t know how take all these if’s and functions() and objects they taught me in the Codecademy and use them in the real world application.

It changed when I found TeamTreehouse

But let me explain everything in more detail…

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Here is a list of project ideas for PHP beginners. Learning a programming language can sometimes be a little tricky, having a project helps you to structure your learning and get extra motivation.

  1. To-do list.
    Make a simple web app where you could add, mark as completed and delete to-do items. Continue Reading…

The whole month has already passed since I’ve announced my affiliate marketing journey to earning 50$ a month.

Since this is my first project where I am actually focusing on earning money (I used to simply trying out things and not even think about making money) everything was slower than I expected. Mostly because I don’t yet know what are the most critical tasks.

Income breakdown (November 2013):

  • (50$/month challenge) – TeamTreehouse affiliate: 0$.

Here’s a list of things I’ve learnt and done over this month: Continue Reading…

Having cheat sheets is handy. The most important information is neatly packed in one place, which means you don’t have to go around the web searching for little bits and pieces of code and constantly thinking if you haven’t forgot anything. Here are my favorite cheat sheets that make web design and development a lot easier.

#1 SEO cheat sheet from Moz (2013 edition):

moz seo cheatsheet

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