The Devslopes Podcast with Mark Wahlbeck
The Devslopes Podcast with Mark WahlbeckApr 21, 2021
I Went Through a $10,000 Coding Bootcamp (Was It Worth It?)
Hey everyone! In this episode of the Devslopes Podcast we listen to our Web Development mentor Jason talk about his experience and story going through a $10,000 coding bootcamp. Listen how Jason got into programming and even working for Dell as a web developer. Hope you enjoy!
Why You Shouldn't Become a Full-Stack Developer
Many people tell me they want to become a full-stack developer.
I ask them, "Why?" They say, "I'm not sure, but isn't it better than just front-end?"
The answer to that question is no. But there are reasons why. In this video, I give some insights on when you should learn full-stack development and why you probably should NOT be learning it now.
I have an app idea? What's next?
In this episode, we'll talk about what you should do when you have an app idea. From napkin notes to actually launching the app. We'll talk about what things are important and what things aren't.
By the end of this episode, you'll known what you need to do to build a successful app or software product.
Why You Shouldn't Learn Python as a Beginner
Python is the most popular programming language in the world right now. So, why do I tell people not to learn it?
There are multiple reasons for this, but the biggest is that Python doesn't provide a path to success.
It is a tool and can be used for many things, but it is not ideal if you are a new programmer. New programmers should pick a path, especially the paths I list in this Episode.
How To Stand Out and Close More Deals as a Freelance Developer
How To Stand Out and Close More Deals as a Freelance Developer
This Resume Trick Will Land You a Job
I often have students come to me and say, "Mark, I've sent out 100 resumes, and no one has called me for an interview. What am I doing wrong?"
They are doing A LOT of things wrong. In this video, I show you some VERY SPECIFIC actions you can take that will fundamentally change how you create a resume.
Remember, the goal of a resume or CV is to land you an interview, not to land you a job.
You'll learn the changes you need to make to get your first job interview this week!
Closing the Deal
In a previous episode, I talked about how you can land your very first freelancing gig.
There were particular steps you could take to win projects again and again.
In this episode, I go in-depth on the proposal and the phone call for actually closing the deal. We talk about how to approach handling a tech project and how to answer a client's concerns.
Lastly, I talk about how to follow up and apply urgency to get the client to close.
This episode is critical for anyone who is a programmer that wants to do freelance work.
How To Make Your First $10,000 After a Coding Bootcamp as a Freelancer
Our freelancing mentor and teacher Nathan Sevedge is going to teach you the 5 laws our students follow to land their first paid projects as developers fresh-out of the Devslopes Academy.
If you are a developer and are ready to turn those skills into income, this episode will give you practical steps to predictably generate new paid projects every month - and ultimately your first $10,000!
Getting Your First Freelance Project
So many people tell me it is impossible to land their first freelancing project. In almost every case the story is the same.
In this episode I break down how to land your VERY FIRST project--I even role play what I might personally say in a proposal.
There are a few tricks and secrets I cover in this that will help you land your first few gigs. Once you master these principles you'll be closing deals in no-time!
3 Steps To Landing Your First Project
We have a brand new segment in our podcast, all about freelancing. We have been teaching a crazy amount of new developers who want to work from home and run their own freelancing businesses-- so we wanted to make something special for our freelancers out there.
In this episode, we talk about the BIG mistakes that programmers make when they submit job proposals. We also teach you what you need to change in those proposals.
You'll also learn how to COMPLETELY transform the way you interact with potential clients. You'll see how to change your mindset from "I provide services" to "this is how I will help your business if you hire me."
Lastly, we'll talk about how to build up your business with recurring revenue as a developer and freelancer.
Let's dive in!
AMA Mobile vs Web - Who will win? How to Get Your First Job
In this episode I hold an AMA with members of the Devslopes community. We talk about getting your first job. We talk about mobile vs web and iOS vs Android.
How to break into the industry and we also talk about front-end web development as well as our new Web Academy training program.
Expert Developer Freelancer Teaches How To Start A Freelance Agency From Scratch To Six-Figures
In this episode I chat with Kelly Vaughn, an expert freelancer who coded her first freelance website at age 14. With a passion for code and business she spent the next 15 years building a freelancing empire and now has a full-time freelancing agency, building Shopify and web apps for clients. Kelly teaches us how to start out as a freelancer and how to turn it into a full time business.
Developer Turned Entrepreneur Creates App That Becomes Full-Time Business
Raymond Cordero had learned to code on his own and was determined to land a dev job. He flew over 1000 miles for his first job interview. While on the job he built his own app and side hustle. This app took off and now services hundreds of businesses throughout the world. Seeing the potential and success of his new business, he shifted his full attention to it and hasn't looked back.
How to Work Remotely as a Developer & Become a Digital Nomad
In this episode I interview Jacob Luetzow and we talk about his journey from manufacturing mechanic to becoming a full-time remote programmer. He literally chose programming so he could have the lifestyle he wants -- which is traveling the country and living in the mountains. He now works for a startup based in Austin, but lives miles from humanity in a tiny cabin in the woods. We talk apps, and startups, and the brand new product Jacob is building and how he hopes to gain traction.
Senior Engineer Divulges Secrets Behind The Coding Interview & Why You Need To Learn Android
Alan Hill is a veteran engineer -- from embedded systems to government contracts, to full stack development to mobile he has done it all. He holds two degrees and now strongly advocates against going to college. He works on a team of 20 engineers and divulges the secrets behind landing your first programming job as well as the day-to-day as a software engineer. He also gives expert advice on why you should learn Android and talks native vs cross-platform as well as progressive-web apps.
College Dropout Lands First Coding Job In 4 Months Turned Mobile Architect 160K+ Salary
Henry Berson Saint-Juste is a college dropout turned highly successful app developer. This man is super humble yet has a trail of major accomplishments under his belt. We get a glimpse into Henry's journey into programming, app development, and building an amazing lifestyle for himself and his family. We'll see some behind-the-scenes of his successes and learn about his awesome methods of reaching and inspiring people through his brand new tech podcast.
Newbie Programmer's App Hits #2 on App Store & Sells it for 500K
Nick DiVona had only been programming for a few months when he created the hit app PokeRadar. This app suddenly hit the top of the Apple App Store with millions of users. Nick talks about his crazy journey from programming the app, to his six-figure bill from Google, to the successful acquisition of PokeRadar by Glu Games.