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Meetife
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Please how realistically, can you make $5k with programming skills per month?
What web application can a programmer build or ways can I do this ?
#SaveASoul

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    5k before or after taxes?
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  • 5
    Get good at it and learn to value the time you're selling.
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    I started out making about that working for a defense contractor doing .NET stuff. Currently I am working in a java shop and make more than that.

    Really I don't think it would be hard to get there, though you may have to start slightly lower that that for a year or so. The key thing is that you have to be ready to move to where the work is.

    As far as tech, you could probably find a job doing almost anything, but the up and coming stuff, at least in my work place, is being done in react. Specifically, react native.
  • 6
    $60k is entry level in the US. We'd need to know your market to provide advice other than "move to the US."
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    @projektaquarius thanks but can you alight the new tech trend... I am in love with ROR, but there is little or no contract for ROR developers in my niche( P.S: I am currently west Africa).
    I am currently learning React Js and plan to learn Node js.
    Is this the right path to go
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    @SortOfTested I am in west Africa.... U am ROR developer...
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    You can make it if you work hard enough!
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    @molaram Just January alone I have sent 25 proposals, built three website and a web application... And the sum isn't up to $2000.
    I have been working hard, but feel I need an intelligent way to be more efficient.
    Working hard with the wrong approach will get me nowhere but to frustration land .
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    Maybe you’re not working hard enough then...
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    Are you trying to be freelance? Because that is going to make things harder.
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    @projektaquarius I am not trying to be a freelance... I just need a practical roadmap that I can achieve this
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    What does $5000 buy you in w Africa? Cause it doesn't buy much in NYC but I bet you can make that 5k at almost any dev job there.
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    @SortOfTested Holy mother of god. Over here entry level starts at about 18-20K I think 😅
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    @linuxxx
    Our income disparity is huge and untenable. More than 53% of the population makes less than 30k/year, which is below the real poverty line in most places by cost of living. People are only going to tolerate that for so long.

    Trust me, you want realistic salaries.
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    I'd say, make sure your university education is well documented, get a few years of job experience, then apply for jobs in developed nations (US, Canada, Australia, most EU countries, …); there will be many employers willing to sponsor a visa for the right person, or otherwise, most countries also have visa schemes where you can apply for yourself. Western Africa sounds like (more likely than not) a country where French is the administrative language; in that case, it should, for example, be relatively easy to get into Québec (Canada).
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    Also, you may think $5000 (US) is a lot of money but there are tons of places (especially bigger cities like New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles) where you would have to spend at least half of that on your rent, and then it doesn't look very good anymore.
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    @SomeNone I don't think it's a lot of money... It's just the average over here. I am not looking for a job only... I am looking for a roadmap to attain this, thanks for your suggestions though.
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    @meetife Don’t you think you might be just a bit too much on the arrogant side? That’s definitely not a successful person’s trait.

    There are developers far more experienced and more successful than anyone here including you who are not as arrogant as you are.

    And doing this job with a $X target in mind will probably not get you very far.

    You think you know RoR just because you bilked some poor idiot some lousy $2k?

    You don’t know jack shit, you just got lucky at some poor schmuch’s expense.
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    @Meetife straight to the point then: noob script kiddie developer wanna bes like you are a dime a dozen. And most are more pleasant to talk with than you are.

    If you don’t change your shitty attitude and mindset you’ll just make it as far as your pointless noise does and that’s if you’re really lucky.

    Enjoy :)
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    It’s actually less it should be $110k/year at least( in US)
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    @Meetife Stick at it, you will build a good reputation and generate new business from it.

    Ignore the trolls, if your taking work and delivering results you are already winning.

    ROR might be in decline these days, but that also means those skills will be more valuable to someone somewhere so look for remote work. By all means learn new technologies, but don’t over-diversify. It’s important to be good at something, not just aware of it. That all takes time and sometimes focus is the best approach for increasing productivity.

    Just be patient and work hard, soon your rates will improve.
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    @Meetife I don't get why people think you're being arrogant. Maybe it's cultural differences in how we communicate, or they're trolls, whatever. While personally I don't see the point of a roadmap to "I want to make X amount of money" (unless said amount is what you need to get out of poverty and sustain an acceptable quality of life), I think @iPlexor said it all.

    My 2 cents, tho: learn Vue instead of/in addition to React - seems like it's getting more and more popular and it's hard to argue against it as kind of React but just better.
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