To early… HELL NO. But there’s A LOT you must learn to run viable/sustainable business.
Starting with this. IMO would be more beneficial than any coding you might learn. Things like client relations play pivotal role in getting business.
And the most important part. Learn how to say NO.
how do I begin?
Take 8×10 printer paper, print “I do web design and development, call me at … ” and place it around your town. When people call explain your situation (I’m new, willing to learn, to collaborate, etc) tell them the truth.
You do not want to start any relationship with the lie. It will come back to bite you.
If you don’t get anything, just start developing a small brochure like website for your favorite team or your local high school chess club or whatever… get some work done and use it as portfolio pieces.
Another option would be to get an internship and learn as much as possible, not just the coding part, but how your boss interacts with clients, ask him/her to take you into client meetings, etc… be interested in any (all) aspects of business.
Hope that helps.
I am only 16 y/o myself and have made 7 ‘real’ websites, some of them for large companies. What I discovered is that to get jobs as a young person, you need contacts. I got to know people through an internship, but you could try asking your parents and friends if they know anyone! Also, when you get work done, call them back after ~3 months to check up on them to see if they are happy and/or if they have any new jobs for you. This way, you will keep them happy and make them recommend you to others, which is crucial!
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