I got paid to learn programming.

By MadMaxx | Crypto Fondue | 29 Apr 2022

I remembered my password. Hooray!


On a more serious note, I have been away from Publish0x for the greater part of 8 months now, and that was for a good reason.

First, I built (well, tried to build anyway) a business that ultimately failed, costing me thousands of dollars. You live and you learn I guess.

However, on careful examination of the causes of failure, I figured out that the business didn't have devs that wanted to achieve the same goals as I did. They were in it for the money, and when they didn't see instant money, they scrambled, leaving me to fix the holes in our boat. I don't know how to code, so that was obviously a bust.

The business cost me a total of $27 250, all gone into smoke. This was my first real-life lesson about a business failing, and I am humbled now and look up to everyone who has built a solid business.


However, the failure of my first business made me realize that "if you want something done well, do it yourself". It might be hard and daunting, but it will be worth it eventually.

The only "code" I knew before 8 months ago was HTML and CSS (I know, they're not real programming languages. That's why I quoted "code"). However, upon working thoroughly on myself for 8 months, I am now proudly a full stack developer. I have built a few mini-projects, and am still learning Solidity to seal the deal. I studied for 6 hours a day non-stop, while juggling school and real life (lol, jk, I don't have a life), and really learnt a lot. I spent a lot on courses and other stuff, but I believe it was worth it. I am now a full-stack dev!

Looking back, the business I wanted to build would have failed miserably anyway, regardless of whether or not I was a dev back then. I've mostly been ahead of my time, and I like to think that's true. For instance, (if you were here with me in 2020, you're a real one btw) back in 2020, I predicted the NFT craze, back when NFTs were still seen as a gimmick. I also predicted that NFTs may sell for much higher than 100ETH, and that was a conservative estimate looking back (ETH was muuuucccchhhhh cheaper then)

I'd like to get some real-world working experience before jumping into another pool of "business associated" losses while trying to build a business, but till then, you can find me here, shitposting and telling people stories they didn't ask for.


Anyway, MadMaxx is back, no one cares, have a nice day!




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