I just finished this website. It’s pretty basic. But it’s enough. I can build off this skeleton later.
I did not need to pay a website developer hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I didn’t need to sit in a classroom(s) for hours on end and listen to lectures, pay for an overpriced book I’d hardly use and parking passes and parking tickets because I parked in the wrong zone ….
Instead I choose the free market route. I looked up some videos on youtube. There were very many about how to built a website. I found one that had high ratings. I got stuck and needed help the video did not offer.
I looked on Craigslist for a web developer to tutor me. I found one guy that offered tutoring for $25 an hour through remote session. It was great, he was able to determine quickly that I needed to call my web hosting company because it was likely their issue. I did, and it was their issue. They fixed it in about 10 minutes.
After that I decided the first youtube video was not aimed specifically enough at my blog objective, so I watched another video. This video was very quick and easy.
The total cost was:
$25 for tutoring
$35 for a program I ended up not needing (oops)
$15 for web hosting
$15 for domain
Less than $100 to start up. No hassle with classes. I didn’t even need to leave my home.
The free market works best for education. Cheaper, more convenient, more efficient.