Hi, I'm Travis Rodgers, the sole creator here at Travis Media. Whether you are looking to learn to code, become a more confident web developer, a daring freelancer, or a more relevant digital strategist, this is the page for you! It contains a broad overview of some of my most helpful content to point you in the right direction so that you hopefully find value here to help you succeed.
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Step 2: Tell me how I can add value to your coding career
I was able to learn to code and step out as a full time freelancer in one year (You can read all about that here). I've tried a bootcamp, worked for web agencies, created online courses, and have build high quality websites, all while learning to code (and often being in over my head)!
All this is to say, I want to take what I've learned and share it with you in a way that helps you meet your personal or career developer goals.
Your feedback drives the content of this site as well as the community content.
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Step 3: Choose your path
This blog has hundreds of articles, and a handful of ebooks and online courses to help you become a better programmer and to help you succeed at life.
So choose your path:
Since learning to code and gaining more experience as a web developer and digital strategist, one of my biggest joys is teaching others.
Whether it's learning to code, learning to build a professional website or app, or simply offering advice on career advancement, this is my main pursuit of giving back to the community.
There are three main mediums by which I teach.
- ONLINE COURSES
Is YouTube your thing? Well, you can find my coding tutorials, web development tips, and product review videos there as well. Be sure to subscribe to get the latest updates!
10 VS Code Shortcuts Every Developer Should MemorizeHere are 10 VS Code shortcuts that every web developer should memorize.
➤10 VS Code Shortcuts
1. Command Palette - 0:13
2. Duplicate Line Down/Up - 0:25
3. Move Line Down/Up - 0:50
4. Indent / Outdent Line - 1:09
5. Multi-Select Selection - 1:30
6. Multi-Select Cursor - 1:58
7. Toggle Line Comment - 2:13
8. Show / Hide Terminal - 2:34
9. Add Line Comment - 2:51
10. Toggle Sidebar - 3:03
➤Get the FREE VS Code Cheat Sheet PDF
➤Learn to Code confidently in 6 months
➤Take my web development courses
How to become a Freelance Web Developer in 2019 - 5 Steps5 successive steps to become a full-time freelance web developer in 2019!
► From CodeNewbie to Full-Time Freelancer in One Year - Free Ebook
► Learn to Code Blueprint Course
► Bluehost Hosting for $3.95/mo with FREE domain - http://bit.ly/2RwIXV8
► My Website Care Plan examples
► Plutio - proposals, invoices, project management, etc. - http://bit.ly/2G56ew3
► Helpful Articles
The #1 Reason You Can Charge Premium Rates On Upwork - https://bit.ly/2D4xlU7
How to Make Extra Money On Upwork While Learning To Code - https://bit.ly/2t0p1ju
How Much Should I Charge For Freelance Web Development - https://bit.ly/2HMDrxR
Freelance Newbie, Should You Do Work For Free Up Front? - https://bit.ly/2UynHjO
Best Skillshare Web Developer Courses For November 2018 - https://bit.ly/2WIOYBY
► My Website
** Some of the above links are affiliate links. But I only endorse products that I find valuable and use myself.
Make the MOST from selling courses on Udemy - Instructor Revenue ShareWith Udemy revenue, you either make 97%, 50%, or 25% of the revenue for each course sold. In this video, I want to share how to aim to make the 97% from every course sold.
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Plug & Paid Review - AppSumo DealA review of the new Plug&Paid app listed on AppSumo. A very nice tool to have for small E-commerce and to keep your client from redirecting everywhere while trying to buy your product.
In this video, I'll walk through setting up a Digital Product.
*The AppSumo deal has ended but you can get a FREE 30 day trial with this link:
Go get the app -- http://bit.ly/2GREURk
Subscribe to the channel and check out the Blog for the latest in Web Development, Freelancing, and conquering life in general!
Visitor Analytics - A Review (AppSumo Lifetime Deal)A review and walkthrough of a new AppSumo deal called Visitor Analytics. It's like Google Analytics but simpler and more focused (and it has a snazzy dashboard). Check the video for more information on it.
Go get the lifetime deal --- http://bit.ly/2Dgypp5
How about Ebooks? Here are a few that I've written available to download instantly.
And finally, my favorite thing to create...online courses.
Learn to Code Blueprint Course
The learn to code blueprint is a 6-month, step-by-step, week-by-week course that will take you from the foundations of programming, to being a confident programmer ready to land that dev job.
Build a Blog with Mezzanine - The Best Django CMS
Looking for a WordPress alternative? Enjoy programming in Python? Do you love Django but wish you could have the core features there already by default and with a friendlier interface? Well Mezzanine might be exactly what you are looking for.
Web Development Services
- What I DO
- WHO I WORK WITH
I don’t just build websites. I build powerful online platforms that provide unique business solutions. See more about my process below.
The sites I build are:
- Easy to Use: All of my sites are built on the WordPress CMS, providing clients with the ability to manage the site with ease.
- Responsive: Your new website will adapt and adjust beautifully on mobile phones and tablets.
- Fast and Secure: All sites are optimized for top speed and security. If you host with me and/or are on one of my website care plans, I will continue to assure your site is well taken care of.
- SEO optimized. From compliant code to keyword rich content to SEO-installed resources, I include the best practices with every build to ensure the best search engine optimization.
There are a few prerequsites that I require from clients that I work with:
You Have Goals: There should be clarity in what you wish to accomplish and a preconceived general idea of how you best wish to get there.
You Have Time: In order to achieve the most beneficial results from our project, it is important that you have time allotted to invest in the project and that you are consistently available.
You Have A Budget: Depending on the project, and in order to really hit a home run and ensure top notch quality and care, it is going to take some investment and this should be discussed from the outset of the project.
You Have Passion: Are you passionate about this project? Whether its building a site, building an audience, or ranking higher on Google, it can take time. It is that passion that will sustain the energy of the project and ensure the best outcome.
I also now offer premium Hosting services with some great benefits.
This includes either Hosting services, or Hosting services as included in a Monthly Maintenance Package.
More information on my Hosting/Care Plan packages can be found on the Care Plan page.