Online tutorial-based learn how to code sites are going to cost you anywhere between $29-$100/Month to teach you how to code. If you factor in the average amount of time to learn something as intense as programing on your own is going to take between 12-36 months, someone is going to spend between $1,200-$3,600 on the high end and $348-$1,044 on the low end. That last number is, of course, considering someone is spending at least 2+ hours a day learning how to code. But to compare the numbers even on the high end of $3,600, that’s a considerable price difference between $9,500 with TrueCoders, so why is it worth it?
The answer is in what is the actual difference in cost? What do I mean by cost you say, let me explain. TrueCoders is an accelerated learning program that pairs you with industry experts to get you to a point where you can start working as a software developer within nine weeks. In a little over two months, and with an 85% placement rate of job-seeking candidates, this method seems to be very successful. So by cutting the time down in your learning curve, you’re able to start making money as a software developer months if not years sooner! And like many people who are self-taught online know, there are massive knowledge gaps in what you need to know to work in a professional environment, meaning you can most definitely add another 12-24 months to your timeline to get hired.
The average TrueCoders grad gets hired at an average starting salary of 50-60K annually, within the first 3-6 months of graduating! So what do these two comparisons show? TIME! Time is the most valuable commodity you have. And the time you spend taking years longer to become a software developer has a monetary value, which is the value of the income lost due to it taking significantly more time to get into software development.
So let’s say in a perfect world you only take 12 months to learn how to code on your own. Then, you spend another 12 months doing everything you can to convince an employer that watching tutorials gave you the skills needed to work for them. That would be two years before you are working. Compared to TrueCoders, where if we count two months of training plus the most extended example of our average job-seeking candidate, six months, you would be in a job working as a software developer in a total of 8 months. Sixteen months sooner and with the average starting salary being at least $50,000 a year. Also, you will most likely be getting a 6% annual raise, which means you lost $69,666.68 in revenue during this time, plus somewhere between $348-$3,600 on paying for your online subscription, meaning that you’ve lost $70,014-$73,266 out of your pocket.
That comparison gets crazier when we factor in that it’ll take longer for you to learn how to code on your own, which 90% of the time it absolutely will, and it takes longer to find a job, so just for fun, let’s play out that comparison. Let’s say it takes you the longest time to learn on your own, which I think is realistic, so 36 months. Then another 24 months to find somewhere to intern for, or to convince someone that you have the necessary skills, without formal training. So that would be a total of 60 months for you to get into the software development field. When compared with the longest TrueCoders scenario to the longest self-learning scenario, which is eight months, you would be working in the software development industry 52 months sooner! That means that someone that chose to self learn through a tutorial site on their own would have lost $248,519.68 in revenue factoring in a 6% annual raise. Adding in the subscription cost as well $348-$3,600, the number is between $248,867.68-$252,119.68.
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