MY FIRST AND LAST DEGREE???

As I wake up this Saturday morning, I'm staring at the white turned a little brown ceiling in the medical floor room I reside in on OAU campus. I take a stroll into my 5 years on OAU campus and I thought to myself, "Screw it!!! this university has in no way equipped me with skills required for me to CRUSH IT and at least make impact while making money alongside." You would agree with me that money is also equally important.

As I ponder on this, my virtual mentor James Altucher ( I doubt if you've ever heard that name before, just Google it) sent me a mail that contained how I can CRUSH IT after calling Matt Barrie, the CEO of freelancer.com (where millions of jobs are posted every month) and he gave the following advice as to how someone can make $2000 (1,000,000 naira /500naira to a dollar) every weekend. Instead of getting another degree I would prefer to take any of the courses below and devote some few months to acquiring the skills, then freelance on several sites online and earn cool dollars wherever I am in the world.

Software Architecture

Software Architecture for developers - codingthearchitecture.com 
Software Architecture fundamentals - shop.oreilly.com 
Software Architecture & Design - udacity.com 
The Software Architecture code : Building the digital world - edx.org 
Software Architecture: Principles & Practice - sci.cmu.edu

Web Testing & Scraping

Selenium training - toolsqa.wpengine.com 
Software testing tutorial - guru99.com 
Scraping & Data Mining for beginners and pros - Udemy.com 
Selenium Webdriver & python: Webtest automation course - udemy.com 
Web scraping for sales & growth hacking with import io - udemy.com

Web Design + Development

Elements of web design - codeschool.com 
The web developer boot camp - udemy.com 
Design for developers - wpsessions.com 
Design aesthetics for the web - Lynda.com 
Web designer or Web Developer paths - Codeavengers.com 
Adobe photoshop - alison.com 
The platform's biggest and most popular photoshop course - udemy.com

Illustration

Illustrating children's book online course - londonartcollege.co.uk 
Pen & ink : The basics for creating magical drawings - skillshare.com 
Drawing basics - creativelive.com 
The art of the picture book - craltsy.com 
Children's book illustration - howtobeachildren'sbookillustrator.com

Programming

Programming for everybody (getting started with python) - coursera.org 
Introduction to functional programming -edx.org 
Learn how to become a front-end developer - skillcrush.com 
Front-end foundation - codeschool.com 
Foundation of programming fundamentals - Lynda.com

3d Rendering &Architect Design

Professional 3ds Max training - thecgschool.com 
V-Ray training - thecgshool.com 
Learn unreal engine - learnarchviz.com 
Learn photoshop for ArchViz - learnarchviz.com 
Rendering interiors for beginners - skillshare.com

Writing

English for journalists: key concepts - www.edx.org 
Accelerated program for six-figure - awalonline.com 
English writing skills course - alison.com 
Writing for the web - open2study.com 
Storytelling fundamentals - skillshare.com

Video Animation

Character animation program - animationmentor.com 
The 3D character program - animschool.com 
The 3D animation program - animschool.com 
Ianimate workshop series - ianimate.net 
Bloop animation course series - bloopanimation.com

App Development

Android developer nano degree by google - udacity.com 
Try iOS - codeshool.com 
Beginner android development - learntreehouse.com 
Stanford: Developing iOS & apps with suit - itunes.apple.com

This seems like a lot right??? There are still several industries that could still be explored and the funny thing is that few or no Nigerian university offer these trainings. I would be 22 by March and I might decide to just put a stall to reading to pass exams set by an examiner and just go all in on learning to solve real life problems. Maybe when I'm 32( and have devoted 10,000 hours into developing some of these skills) I would start making some small impact while also making some few dollars. Only maybe. I'm patient. I want to win the WAR and not just the battles.

See you next time I get pissed off at something else.

To your sucess
Joel AKINGUNOLA 
09056733096 
Joelakingunola@gmail.com