About The Podcast

Hello! This site is home to the weekly Start Over Coder podcast, hosted by me. I am learning the tricks of the web development trade, all in the pursuit of financial independence.

On the podcast I share all of my experiences and lessons learned, from learn-to-code resources to getting paid for your work, and all of the wins and losses along the way.

This whole thing started when I faced some unexpected challenges at work. Long story short, a huge, unexpected change in my work situation was the catalyst I needed to realize that it’s not a bad idea to develop new skills outside of my day-to-day activities. There are no guarantees, so why not shore yourself up with extra skills, if not extra layers of employability?

More than that, I wanted to feel the flow and work on projects I could get really invested in. I wanted to add variety to my work and constantly learn new things. And ideally, I wanted to do all of this when and where I choose to, which doesn’t necessarily fit exclusively between the hours of 9am and 5pm!

This is what led me to the pursuit of financial independence. If I don’t need my paycheck to cover my living expenses, then I have the freedom to work on what I want, when I want to. I can work on personal projects, volunteer, consult on short- or long-term projects, study, travel…the list is endless.

Unfortunately I wasn’t sitting on a massive pile of cash to be able to do this immediately, so that’s where the Start Over Coder comes in. I thought a lot about how I could expand my sources of income to include something I truly enjoy…something I could do for hours before noticing even one has passed…something that would put me in a real state of flow.

Eventually it dawned on me that building things with code was the very thing. Even though I’d been doing it for fun on and off since grade school, I had never once tried to learn proper programming skills, and certainly hadn’t ever thought about earning income with them. Well, now’s that time!

On the podcast, I document the ups and downs of the journey, which you can learn about on this site. Enjoy!

The podcast ended in 2018, this is an archive site 😋