What It's About
An online coding course minus all the complex, technical jargon.
Words of Wisdom
Although it can be tempting to jump in with both feet first, and that works for some people, it’s also helpful to take it slow and think about what steps you need to take. Look at what your audience needs, and set small goals to help you create it.
While she was trying to get to grips with social media, Milecia accidentally uploaded all of her latest vacation pictures to the official Flipped Coding Facebook page and not her personal page. Awkward!
Notes from Chris
Software engineer Milecia McGregor has spent the last few years trying to work her way out of her day job. Her first side hustle attempt was as a consultant working with local businesses. And, the second was as a life coach. Although her skillset was well suited to both of these gigs, Milecia failed both times and found herself no closer to quitting her nine-to-five job. For any would-be side hustlers, this is a tough spot to find yourself in. Facing one or two failures can leave you feeling defeated, questioning if you're cut out to be a business owner. These were the same worries Milecia had. She lost a lot of confidence and was worried about starting yet another venture. But, she had something to spur her on. Her desire for financial independence was stronger than her fear of failure. She had a lifestyle she wanted to live and wasn't willing to give up on it just yet. So, she gave herself another chance. Milecia had been using the time around her day job as a full stack web developer to volunteer as a local teacher helping people learn how to code. She'd take people with no experience and turn them into full-fledged developers. In fact, she was so good at it, she had more people requesting to be her students than she could handle in her spare time. It was here that Milecia had her lightbulb moment. If there were this many people in her area of Tulsa, OK who needed help in this, there had to be people all over the country, if not the world, who needed it too. What if she could create an online course to help all of these people learn and make a little money on the side? She decided that Flipped Coding would be her newest side hustle. And, hopefully, the last one she'd ever have to start while in her current day-job. And, thanks to her first ten students, she’s earning a recurring $1000 per month through her site! Milecia has set herself the goal of teaching 100 people to learn to code by the end of 2018. She’s happy to know she’s making a difference to the future of the online world and wants to help as many people build a career around the topic she loves.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Flipped Coding: Learn more about Milecia and her developer course over on her website
- Wordpress: Milecia used Wordpress to setup Flipped Coding, and here you can learn how to install your own Wordpress site in 5 minutes
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- Engineer Codes His Way To $3,700 Per Month: A South African engineer obsessed with efficiency uses the Internet of Things to create a reliable source of recurring revenue
- Romance Novel Expert Teaches Proofreading for $2,000/Month: Toronto book lover uses her extensive experience to teach the art of proofreading, bringing in an additional $2,000 a month
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