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2016-01-29 13:15:44 Post No. 1066986
Post No. 1066986
I know this is probably not the place to ask for advice but I have a big decision to make regarding my future and you're the audience I would like to get opinions from rather than /adv/.
Basically, I've finished high school 3 years ago and I've always done fairly well in school, especially in mathematics and general science/logic/problem solving areas. However, I've yet to do anything productive or challenging ever since. I started backpacking and been travelling the globe for years now financing myself with mundane labour and service jobs. I do very much like my lifestyle and I really can't see myself committing to 3 years of university any time in the near future, but I also know that I don't want to keep working shit jobs for years to come.
So recently I've sat down and tried to figure out what I could teach myself in order to be able to make a decent living working from my laptop anywhere around the world. I've done research on several options such as online poker, internet marketing, web design and programming but I'm unsure as to what would be my best bet in order to be able to earn a living from it within 1 year of self study starting now. I'm most interested in programming but I also think that's by far the toughest route to take. Also, I'm a lazy cunt and procrastination is a big issue for me so I'm just stuck here trying to figure out my best plan of action rather than actually getting to it and learning something so I'm hoping this will be the kick in the ass that I need to get rolling in the right direction.
So my question to you would be if you were trying to teach yourself a skill from scratch with the goal of being able to make a living from it within 1 year of self study what do you think your best bet would be? Where would you start? What resources would you recommend?
To give you some numbers, I'd plan to study at least 2 hours a day on average and I'd be more than happy if I made 1000-1200 USD a month.
Appreciate your opinions