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BritishVikingIcon...10-01-2014 @ 21:55 
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I was doing a string of dead end jobs, some to note: McDonalds, litter picking for the council, nothing that could be considered a career or professional. I got bored of this and had no idea of what direction to go in, so I saved up a few K over the course of a year and left the UK to travel and to do a bit of soul searching.

While travelling I started trying to make money online through affiliate marketing. I found it didn't make much money but I did notice that I was getting quite good at developing websites and I enjoyed it. After some hard thinking about my future and looking at career prospects for web developers I figured that's what I wanna do. So I spent around 6 months spending 4-5 hours a day learning the trade and building up a portfolio. Thankfully a new web agency took a punt on me and gave me a chance, now I actually feel like I have a career. I was 28 when I got this job.

Long story short - you're never too old to learn a new trade, if you want it badly enough you will make it happen - enthusiasm and determination go farther than qualifications.
PAGANIcon...10-01-2014 @ 22:04 
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28? Yeah you are never too old...
BritishVikingIcon...10-01-2014 @ 22:11 
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Well admittedly 28 isnt old at all so im not the best example fir that. But what im trying to say is that age should not be an issue.
PAGANIcon...10-01-2014 @ 22:21 
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I took about 4 out of Sooty's bottom
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Post Edited: 10.01.2014 @ 22:23 PM by PAGAN
You make a good point mate. You're just not the best example youself Wink

edit - which you have just said yourself Happy
General_illIcon...10-01-2014 @ 22:30 
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PAGAN said:You make a good point mate. You're just not the best example youself Wink

edit - which you have just said yourself Happy


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PAGANIcon...10-01-2014 @ 22:44 
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I took about 4 out of Sooty's bottom
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So yeah I'd ruin Katy Perry. ...
dannyboy73Icon...10-01-2014 @ 23:52 
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Good luck fella. I think retraining might be the best option.

I did bricklaying at night school when I was 30, had 7 good years as a bricklayer, enjoyed it very much. Now finninshing off a BSC in psychology and working in the field of behavioural psychology. But I am Mr Ben and who knows what I will be doing in 5 years time.

In short, never to late. Do whatever you want to do.
BillytheoldIcon...11-01-2014 @ 00:13 
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Danny I got one of those degrees! I'm a scitz of friend of ya!
But really I do!!!
Work as a limo driver or a cab! Work all the time or be lifting!
If your always available they will call you alot!!! More loot!!
MCMIcon...11-01-2014 @ 00:20 
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I wish you all the look fella. Im not in a similar position as I have a decent job, Im just bored out mu f**king tree and feel like Im wasting my life.

To be fair, Im currently considering jacking it all in and going to do a uni course in Spain before moving to South America. Might be a terrible idea and ruin me, might be great and make my life a hell of a lot more interesting. Only one way to find out I guess - its just making myself take the plunge thats the challenge.

I guess Id say if you can afford to work a part-time job and study or retrain that would be your best bet. Think of something you could see yourself doing for a decent period of time and work out what youd need to get there.
dannyboy73Icon...11-01-2014 @ 00:32 
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Dont work to hard fellaHappy
Billytheold said:Danny I got one of those degrees! I'm a scitz of friend of ya!
But really I do!!!
Work as a limo driver or a cab! Work all the time or be lifting!
If your always available they will call you alot!!! More loot!!
dannyboy73Icon...11-01-2014 @ 00:34 
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Do this!

MCM said:
To be fair, Im currently considering jacking it all in and going to do a uni course in Spain before moving to South America. Might be a terrible idea and ruin me, might be great and make my life a hell of a lot more interesting.
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While your young, when you get older you forget to be good to yourself and perform your life out of duity.
BritishVikingIcon...11-01-2014 @ 07:35 
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Seconded, While I was on the road I met quite a lot of people who had jacked it in to move abroad or travel for an extended period, not a single one of those regretted their decision. It's a different story if you have responsibilities i.e. kids, if not go for it. Worst case is it doesn't work out you head back home with some life changing experiences!
brocerslrdIcon...12-01-2014 @ 19:55 
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I'm presently looking at options that will keep me at home more/reduce time I might spend away. The up coming arrival of twin boys is something of a driving factor behind this. I already own a large vehicle transporter trailer with a 2700kg payload and may look to this and some other transport/recovery type activity and the purchase of a 7.5t recovery truck.
Any thoughts and ideas on this are of course welcome
badmongoIcon...12-01-2014 @ 20:02 
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Thanks for the replies. Not sure what i will find in the short term but long term something out of the office would be good. Anyone know what kind of routes and prospects are available for a job/training to be a blacksmith/welder/fabricator?
brownbearIcon...12-01-2014 @ 21:15 
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PAGAN said:So yeah I'd ruin Katy Perry. ...


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/29/article-2151718-135A...

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