Why Coding Is The Skill You Need In 2016

 

I am going share the one skill you absolutely must learn in 2016. Coding. When you think of coding you probably think it’s only for techy people and you’re so not a techy kind of girl (unless being able to multitask with an iPhone in your hands counts). But here are 3 reasons why coding just might be for you after all:

It’s Easier to Learn than You Think

One of the amazing things about coding is that you don’t have to go back to college or spend thousands in tuition fees. You can learn this skill without even having to leave your home. Learn at a pace that best suits your crazy schedule. There are so many free and inexpensive online options that will teach you how to code. Try Codecademy, Khan Academy, Cousera, Lynda, Udemy, and Skillshare just to name a few.

Think it takes years to learn to code? Wrong. Just remember that practice makes perfect.

Gain a Unique Skillset

I am a firm believer that if you want to increase your salary, your career options, get ahead of your competition, and get more job offers rolling in then you should definitely be able to offer a unique skillset that impresses recruiters and hiring managers and sets you apart. Hello, coding anyone?

Design Your Career

With coding the possibilities are endless. You literally have the power and freedom to design your career path. Now that you’re learning these awesome coding skills you can build your own website and finally turn your ideas into a business where you’re the CEO.

Not quite ready to take on being a girl boss and entrepreneur full time? You could always freelance, work from home, or go back to working a 9-5 in just about any industry. But this time, things will be different as you will get the opportunity to be creative, build and design amazing projects, and work around other creatives who inspire you.

Say goodbye to your days of boredom and welcome a career where no two days are ever the same and being creative comes with a nice salary.

By Brandi Mishonna Henderson

7 Comments
  1. I’m currently learning to code through organizations at my Uni and Codecademy. I absolutely love it! Its so much fun. My end goal would be to create my own website and possibly freelance once I get really good.

  2. I couldn’t agree more, I’ve been learning front-end development since last year with Treehouse. So far, I’ve feeling pretty confident with HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills but there’s so much to learn! It’s been a huge boost though, allowing me to travel while working since freelance web development work is so easy to find :)

  3. HTML 5, CSS and PHP – these skills, added to branding and graphic design for all media, have sustained my from-home consultancy since 2003 : ) – if I can you can.

  4. If I want to take data exported from a program into Excell and take that data to export it into a document that will summarise it, what coding must I start with? I must admit, when I saw the word coding, it caught my eye and I am still very new in this.

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