The internet is moving quicker and quicker each day, with items and services which cost hundreds of dollars yesterday, now available free. This move towards attracting traffic at the expense of short term income has been very beneficial in the do it yourself market.
Web site coding was for years seen by many as something for the experts to write, something you paid someone else to do and never got involved. Thanks to major changes over the last couple of years we are now seeing masses of ebooks, tutorials and even seminars available for the learner – with many available for free.
While the initial ebooks, the courses and the tutorials may be free, there is always a catch , whether this be the need to pay for the next instalment, or even participate in a number of market research surveys, there always seems to be some kind of pay back. Is it actually worth taking up the free offers?
For many would be coders these free offers give them the chance to see if they really do have a genuine interest in the subject, whether they might be able to do it and it also gives a general perspective on the industry as a whole – all of which can be invaluable in the long term. What have you got to lose by taking up these free offers?
For those who may be looking for something a little more structured from the beginning, and those who are sure that coding is for them , there are always a vast array of paid seminars and courses available. However, it is strongly advisable to research the company operating the service to see if they do deliver. These courses can be very very expensive, and you need to ensure that every dollar is working for you and your sites.