Or move into management?
Or do something completely different not in technology?
Or no idea, but concerned about it?
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Now I am looking to go back to purely programming positions but I think in long run it will be harder to get paid decently while competing with more and more fresh graduates.
So my plan is to create my own business. Running your own business means a lot of not programming but I want a business that simply give me freedom to choose my projects, when I want to do those, and from where. These freedoms should make up for boring tasks.
One non-tech business idea is real estate investments. I think flipping would be fun or maybe I watched too much HGTV. I enjoy fixing stuff at home though. It gives me same runner’s high feeling. For now I am slowly working on my real estate license. I figured that is the best way to learn market and if nothing else I ll save on commission on my next home.
I like to think I have a good combination of leadership, communication, presentation, and technical skills. THis allows me to help companies conceptualize projects. I had opportunities to move to sales, management, etc. but could never let go of learning and applying the technology directly.
* Move into management. People have been pushing me in that direction for a while now and I've resisted. Recently, I've discovered that I don't need to actually type the code myself to get the same enjoyment and sense of accomplishment from building something. So, I've been considering it.
* Start my own one-man company. I have no idea what I would make. The only industry I know anything about is web development and startups, so finding good problems to solve has been challenging.
* Double down on freelancing/contracting. I make good money with the handful of clients I have at the moment, but I could make a whole lot more with only a little more effort. I could also focus on finding a larger variety of problems to solve instead of just frontend web development.
As for which path I'll take... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Of course I don't know what the GP actually meant, but this is where one can follow the site guideline that asks "Please respond to the strongest plausible interpretation of what someone says, not a weaker one that's easier to criticize. Assume good faith." By contrast, charitable interpretation can't do very much with "did you have a point or did you forget your medication again". That's why I gave the moderation reply to you rather than to the GP.
Also managing some side projects for passive earning streams.
Are you on twitter?