Clever Programmer – The Profitable Programmer

The Profitable Programmer

The completely new and rehauled version of the Profitable Programmer is now a 16-week program that helps you break out of your 9-5, gives you the freedom to work from wherever you want, and ultimately puts you on the path to go from zero to 6-figures as a Python freelancer.

  • What if you could look at a blank page in sublime text without feeling crippled and frustrated thinking “Ugh. I don’t even know where to start”?
  • What if you could look at a blank screen and knew EXACTLY what to do to START and FINISH your next project from scratch?
  • What if you had clients who you charge what you’re worth by building full-stack web applications because they see you as a trusted advisor who knows what they need & why they need it and not just some hired-gun freelancer who they hired because you had the lowest prices.

I’ve worked with hundreds of students on a 1 on 1 basis and thousands more online…and I’ve seen EVERY kind of message and question there is.

Here are some of the concerns they would express… 

“I don’t know how to go from coding to building a real world project”.

“I am ashamed that being a web developer I don’t have a portfolio to show off my work. I started so many times but couldn’t finish it as I don’t know which projects I can add, which I shouldn’t. I wanna also discuss being a full-time employee what projects I can show off, what not and why.”

“I don’t even know where to start”

 

You take online courses like “Learn to build websites with HTML5 , CSS3 , Bootstrap 4 , Javascript, jQuery, Python 3, Ajax, Laravel, PHP, Databases, ORM, Authentication, OAuth, SQL, Command Line, and Django!” So let me ask you… Why do you still feel lost when you have to start a project from scratch?

If you’re looking to become a developer or already are a developer… here are some of the things you might’ve tried to overcome the pain you might be going through now…

Every time you start a python project from scratch… You feel lost and your first urge is to use stack overflow or just google things. While that can work temporarily for small projects, you know this approach will fail you in the real world at your job.

 

Most tutorials you follow assume you already know stuff… And they always skip over the most important fundamentals which is why you always feel like there is a gaping hole in your knowledge. You find yourself thinking in despair “why are they always skipping over stuff”? That’s why even though you have good intentions… You lack the foundation and can’t make any progress.

You went on a course buying spree during Udemy’s 95% off sales and you haven’t even completed one and now all of them are collecting virtual dust.

When you open up the command line, you feel paralyzed. “What is this black box and what do I do to make it go away!?”

You still think Git and Github are the same thing.

You’ve taken courses from Codecademy, Team Treehouse, Coursera, Edx, you’re drinking from a firehose and while you still might have built a few projects… You know that those projects are way too basic to go on your portfolio and no recruiter or potential client would take you seriously.

Stitching together what you’ve learned from 5 different courses to build practical applications but you always feel like you’re falling short.

You copy paste code from online courses or Stack Overflow. It works really well when you’re starting a project from scratch. But, deep down you know that if you were working on a bigger project that had lots of moving parts… You’d be completely lost.

You hate your job. You’ve always wanted to learn to code and change your career. But when you come home… It’s already 6:15 pm on a Tuesday night. It’s time to cook & eat some dinner, watch some Netflix, and get ready for another day at work. And the cycle of mediocrity continues.

You started coding. 2 months later, you quit. You started coding again… 3 months later, you quit. And now, 2 years have passed… and you’re exactly where you were.

You want to get to the point in coding where you can earn an income while doing it and not just for yourself… But your family & friends. But, you don’t know where to even start.

You’ve tried freelancing. You’ve been on Upwork, Fiverr etc… but you’ve failed. You’ve failed miserably. You’ve tried your best to stand out. You read up on every blog post on freelancing.

It still didn’t work. You finally decided that the only way to get work online is by competing on pricing.

So you started competing but got lost in the sea of 3rd world country developers who charge $4.37/hour. 

And you thought to yourself “there’s too much competition”. “The market is saturated”. “Maybe I’m not even ready to start freelancing yet”… And you finally gave up.

 

Now, what if you could fast forward three years into the future and life looks a little different…

You wake up at 10:13 am to your alarm and hit the stop button on your iPhone X. You roll out of bed with a smile on your face. First up… Instagram. Next, Facebook. You see a post from your friend that he posted an hour ago complaining about the traffic to work.

It stresses you out a little bit. So, you pick up your phone and ask “Hey Siri, what’s on my calendar?”. And her response “I didn’t find any appointments for today”. The smile on your face returns and it’s bigger than before.

You go to make a cup of coffee & on your way there… Your phone buzzes. You look down and the notification reads “Stripe just sent a payment of $2,450 to your bank account ending in 7823”. 

You click it to read the details and you realize it was a payment for when you integrated a Django API with one of your client’s e-commerce store.

Imagine this. 

… And what if the voice in your head, instead of sounding frustrated, confused, and overwhelmed on your journey to becoming a developer… What if that inner voice in your head said things like this instead…

“I feel very comfortable with my python skills to solve any fundamental or intermediate problems and maybe even some advanced ones.

“Even if I’m starting a project from scratch… I feel confident & know exactly what to do to complete my full-stack web app with Python & Django from START to FINISH.

“Thinking about starting a project from scratch doesn’t feel like a daunting task to me anymore… It literally gets me SO pumped and I CANNOT wait to get started on the next project.”

“I now make enough income to be able to not only support myself, but my family & friends”.

“I’ve built many relationships that I could depend on even if something were to happen to my job or my career”

“I know exactly how to setup my environments perfectly. Command line doesn’t scare me. The black box called the command line is something I love”.

“I can version control every project using git comfortably. I feel confident with Git & Github”

“I know how to find clients, build a relationship with them, demonstrate my value to the client without having to be a sleazy alpha-type salesman or needing to show them a piece of paper to prove my skills, and charge what I’m worth because my clients see me as a trusted advisor and not just some commodity freelancer”.

That is how it feels like for me now every single day. But, it wasn’t like this. In fact, I can’t imagine a more humble beginning…

 

How it all started for me…

When I was 12 years old… I was with my family and got in a car crash. Everyone else came out just fine. Except for my mom. The doctor came out and told us that both of my mom’s back disks got dislocated. My heart sank.

And I would have to see someone I loved so much go through so much pain & misery for 9 straight years.

Getting her a surgery was out of the question. It was $30,000 for one night at the hospital. And even though my brother was working in an IT company and my dad was working double shifts as a security guard… None of them were able to afford her surgery.

She would have to call me to walk her up the stairs. Tuck her in bed. I would always have to be on full alert when I would sleep because if there was something wrong with her, I could jump out of bed and go help her.

That was the worst feeling I’ve ever had in my life. It was a crippling feeling of complete helplessness. That was the moment I thought to myself that when I’m older I wanna be doing something different with my life. Not just a regular job where I can barely make enough for myself to survive. So this NEVER happens to ANYONE that I care about.

It became my mission that when I’m older, I’m gonna have enough money to live comfortably for myself, take care of my family, and help my mom get her surgery.

I mean don’t get me wrong. I wanted to be able to make A LOT of money. I wanted girls. I wanted respect. I wanted to feel significant. I wanted people to look at me in pure AWE and just go “Wow… I have no effin’ idea how this guy does that.”

But, my mom was my #1 drive on getting started on my journey to becoming a developer that kept me going through all the hardest shit I would have to go through.

You have to have your WHY. Or you will not make it through.

“Get a degree they said… It’ll make you stand out they said”…

As I got older & got into Oakton community college I was always trying to focus on doing something outside of college because I knew the traditional path was that you graduate, get a job, a promotion, another promotion, retire and then you die… All the while making barely enough to support yourself… Much less support the loved ones around you.

I think this might have been also one of the reasons why I was such a bad student in college with a 2.0 GPA. All of my friends got into big universities like Princeton, Harvard, & Stanford and they would just make fun of me for how terribly I was doing in school.

I kind of felt that the academic system wasn’t really designed to get you jobs. That’s why most people would leave with really high loans, unable to land jobs and lacking practical skills. 

I began looking up different fields in technology where I could get jobs that would pay me really well without having to wait on finishing college & getting my degree. I started my career search very superficially, purely based off of what fields paid a lot of money.

IT (computer networking) caught my eye… I spent 3 months studying like a maniac & got my CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) certification.

How it all started for me…

When I was 12 years old… I was with my family and got in a car crash. Everyone else came out just fine. Except for my mom. The doctor came out and told us that both of my mom’s back disks got dislocated. My heart sank.

And I would have to see someone I loved so much go through so much pain & misery for 9 straight years.

Getting her a surgery was out of the question. It was $30,000 for one night at the hospital. And even though my brother was working in an IT company and my dad was working double shifts as a security guard… None of them were able to afford her surgery.

She would have to call me to walk her up the stairs. Tuck her in bed. I would always have to be on full alert when I would sleep because if there was something wrong with her, I could jump out of bed and go help her.

That was the worst feeling I’ve ever had in my life. It was a crippling feeling of complete helplessness. That was the moment I thought to myself that when I’m older I wanna be doing something different with my life. Not just a regular job where I can barely make enough for myself to survive. So this NEVER happens to ANYONE that I care about.

It became my mission that when I’m older, I’m gonna have enough money to live comfortably for myself, take care of my family, and help my mom get her surgery.

I mean don’t get me wrong. I wanted to be able to make A LOT of money. I wanted girls. I wanted respect. I wanted to feel significant. I wanted people to look at me in pure AWE and just go “Wow… I have no effin’ idea how this guy does that.”

But, my mom was my #1 drive on getting started on my journey to becoming a developer that kept me going through all the hardest shit I would have to go through.

You have to have your WHY. Or you will not make it through.

“Get a degree they said… It’ll make you stand out they said”…

As I got older & got into Oakton community college I was always trying to focus on doing something outside of college because I knew the traditional path was that you graduate, get a job, a promotion, another promotion, retire and then you die… All the while making barely enough to support yourself… Much less support the loved ones around you.

I think this might have been also one of the reasons why I was such a bad student in college with a 2.0 GPA. All of my friends got into big universities like Princeton, Harvard, & Stanford and they would just make fun of me for how terribly I was doing in school.

I kind of felt that the academic system wasn’t really designed to get you jobs. That’s why most people would leave with really high loans, unable to land jobs and lacking practical skills. 

I began looking up different fields in technology where I could get jobs that would pay me really well without having to wait on finishing college & getting my degree. I started my career search very superficially, purely based off of what fields paid a lot of money.

IT (computer networking) caught my eye… I spent 3 months studying like a maniac & got my CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) certification.

 

Now, I know what you’re thinking… “Of course, Qazi, being from a brown family you are supposed to have a genetic predisposition to fields like IT”. But, here’s the plot twist… I absolutely hated it with my guts.

Finally, I discovered coding and I absolutely fell in love with it. Just being able to take anything that’s in my head and putting it out into the real world where other people could use it. That feeling was just unbelievable. And I realized that not only is this something I could see myself being able to do for the rest of my life… But it was also something that could help me make a great living… and ultimately help me get my mom her surgery.

But after spending some time learning coding I found myself bashing my head against the wall. Spending all this time looking at so many different online resources and just finding myself completely overwhelmed by all of them without making ANY real progress.

After a lot of struggle… I had completed courses like Udacity’s Intro to Computer Science, CS50 on Edx, Codecademy’s Python track, Coursera’s Principles of Computing in Python. While I still felt confused – I was starting to fall in LOVE with computer programming.

Like DUDE. Coding is f****** amazing 🔥 how could you NOT like it?

I started falling in love with problem solving. 

In the start I SUCKED at it. Like really bad.

But then, I got good. Like REALLY good.

What makes this course different?

  • No course shows you how to earn an income from your coding skills.
  • No course shows you how to leverage your full-stack developer skills, charge what you’re worth, and position yourself as a trusted advisor.
  • Focus on building real-world projects
  • Not only will you be able to get clients, but you’ll have a relationship with them where they see you as a trusted advisor & not just a hired-gun freelancer
  • This course will show you how to charge what you’re worth by giving you an arsenal of specific strategies to position yourself as a trusted advisor & not just a hired-gun freelancer so you never have to try to win clients by competing on pricing
  • … And I mean let’s be real… The best reason is that this course is taught by me <3.

Will I have lifetime access to this course?

  • YES! Each new module will get unlocked weekly but once it’s unlocked… It’s yours forever!

I’m a beginner, is this course for me?

  • You’ll struggle but if you work hard in week 1 (Python Crash Course), you’ll be good to go.
  • If you spend more time outside of the 5-10 hours a week required for the first 2-3 weeks and use my free material on YouTube to supplement your python knowledge… You’ll be golden.
  • … And you don’t need any math before joining this.

What happens once I buy this course?

  • You’ll get an email from me in which I will give you access to the course. 
  • Each module will get unlocked weekly and I’ll email you to let you know. But, once the module is unlocked… You’ll have LIFETIME access to it.

I’m a developer, is this course for me?

  • In short… Yes.
  • You’ll learn advanced Django web development skills in the later modules.
  • You’ll learn how to land clients and keep them.
  • You’ll learn how to earn a side income from getting coaching clients.
  • You’ll learn how to use specific strategies to position yourself as a trusted advisor (consultant) and not just a-freakin’ commodity who has to compete on the lowest pricing.
  • You’ll learn value-based pricing instead of simple hourly pricing. This is the difference between why some freelancers charge $35/hr vs. others who charge thousands per week.

This course is WRONG for you if…

  • Looking to be spoon fed (you ONLY do what’s covered in a course)
  • You’re unemployed (unless you have lots of money saved up where you can comfortably join the course. You’re NOT gonna get far if you’re under pressure).
  • You’re in debt (join the course later once you’re out of it).
  • You want to put the minimum amount of work to get the maximum results

This course IS RIGHT for you IF…

  • You understand that this requires a lot of hard work and patience to get the right skills. You understand that you’re not going to get any results overnight.
  • If you’re joining because you want to make money fast, leave now. This course is about developing core skills that will stay with you a lifetime and will be the foundation for your success for YEARS to come
  • You’re someone that believes in taking action. You watch the material and then you actually APPLY it.
  • You have an open mind. You’re open to thinking about money in a different way. You’re open to earning an income from coding without needing a bajillion years of experience.

“Price is too much I can’t afford it…”

  • Hiring a mentor who charges you $70 an hour. Getting 3 hours of training from them per week would cost you about $840 a month. Once you use this course to start earning an income… I actually suggest you DO hire a mentor, nothing will improve you faster.
  • Coding bootcamps like Fullstack Academy are AWESOME and I totally support them but they are also about $15,000, require a high skill level, and an even higher time investment.
  • CS Degrees cost on average about $40K+ and most graduates still don’t have jobs. You know how I know? I have software engineers with 10+ years of experience who don’t have jobs.
  • There is a 95% off sale on Udemy probably right now so I guess you’re in luck! Jokes aside, most of them will promise you the world and you’ll be left with zilch when it’s time to build stuff from scratch or on how to earn an income with coding. I’m sure some are great. I’m just speaking from personal pain & experience.
  • Remember. The difference between poor people and rich people is very subtle. Poor people look at what’s the cost. Rich people look at what’s it worth to them. What would this course be worth to you if it got you even one client?
  • 99% of my material is free… But I charge a premium price for the very best stuff.
  • Lastly, this course is so good you can’t afford to NOT have it.

“How much time do I need to put into this course every week?”

  • 5-10 hours a week will make you good and that’s the least effort required to go through this course.
  • 10-20 hours a week will make you great.
  • 20-30 hours a week will make you a legend.

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