Create & Connect by Ken Rogers

Finally become a professional developer

Create & Connect is a concise, efficient method to land your first job as a self-taught developer with no formal education and no experience.

Only $47 during launch
Get the Workshop

“If you had to start your entire career over from scratch, had no credentials, no credibility, and no experience, what would you do to get your first job?”

A friend of mine asked me the above question a while back and ever since then I’ve made it my mission to come up with a good answer that would be applicable to anyone looking to break into web development.

Create & Connect is my answer to that question.

It’s a concise, step-by-step workshop to building credibility and landing your first job as a self-taught developer even if you have no experience or formal training.

Ready to finally land that coveted first developer job but not sure how to go about doing it?

Only $47 during launch

Lock in this low price during launch, price will be going up to $67 soon.

Create & Connect will normally sell for $67, right now you can get a launch discount of $20 off.
Get the Workshop

What if you could make yourself highly desirable to potential employers before you even get your first job?

With Create & Connect, you can escape the dreaded Catch-22 of the first dev job:

“All the good jobs require experience, but I can’t get any experience without getting a job!”

In Create & Connect, you'll learn what employers actually care about more than experience or degrees, and how you can create it for yourself.

You’ll learn how to establish your credibility as a developer through building an effective online presence and smart, natural networking.

Then you’ll learn how to turn those steps into a simple, repeatable system of daily and weekly tasks that, when done consistently, prove your value to employers and lead to incredible career opportunities.

And you’ll get all this set up and working smoothly in under 2 hours.

Limited Launch Discount

Get your dev career off the ground for just $47 during launch.
Get the Workshop

What exactly am I getting?

Step-by-Step Video Workshop
The meat and potatoes of the course. This is where we'll walk through, step-by step, exactly how to build credibility as a self-taught developer so you can land a great job.

There are 5 modules, and each module has three components:
  • Principles and Concepts, where we'll go over the ideas behind why we're implementing this step
  • The Walkthrough, where you'll watch me implement the step myself as if I was a new developer
  • The Action Steps, where I'll give you specific action steps so you can implement on your own
Idea Extraction Scripts
You can use these simple but powerful idea extraction scripts to get great ideas for real-world projects to solve in case you can't come up with any on your own.

Solving real problems that real people are facing is one of the keys to establishing credibility without experience. These scripts will help you find these problems and solutions.

Workbook
Get a simple workbook to talk you through actually implementing the steps you'll learn.

Nothing will change if you don't take action, and this workbook will help you do that.

Lifetime Updates
Since this workshop is new, it will be updated frequently in the near future based on feedback from students. When you purchase, you get access to all future updates of the workshop.

Email Support (Limited Time Only)
During the launch, I'll be offering email support to students needing help implementing the workshop.

This will only be part of the workshop for a limited time while I work directly with students to ensure the content is as helpful as possible.

Right now, you might be wondering how you're ever going to get that first job

Everything seems to require experience. 

You aren’t sure what kinds of projects to build.

You don’t know anyone in the industry.

You feel completely scattered and unsure of what to work on that will actually move you forward.

Things are getting even more competitive with economic shutdowns.

You’re submitting application after application and just keep getting rejected, or completely ignored.

Combine this with the fact that you don’t have any official credentials under your belt because you taught yourself and it can seem like an impossible hill to climb to get that first job.

You know if you got that first job you could leverage that into future jobs and gradually build your experience, but actually doing that is turning out to be easier said than done.

How would your situation change if you had an established, effective online presence, a portfolio of real-world projects that solve real problems, a large sample of writing, showing your problem-solving abilities and coding skills, and a valuable network of recruiters, employers, and other devs on the lookout for great opportunities for you?

That’s exactly what you’ll accomplish in Create & Connect.

Now, this won’t happen overnight.

It will take work on your part, but Create & Connect is designed to be a quick, high-leverage set of steps you can take to get the foundation set up and the system in place.

Then all you need to do is complete the simple daily and weekly actions you’ll outline in the workshop.

Doing that consistently over time is not only how you’ll build credibility to get that first job, but how you’ll continue to build an excellent career into the future.

Who made this?

Hi! 👋🏻 I’m Ken. Back in 2014, I got my first job as a junior developer after teaching myself using online resources for a few months.

I didn’t have any credentials or experience, but I had determination, drive, initiative, and a game plan to build projects and meet new people.

Create & Connect is something I’ve been mulling over for a few years and I’ve finally been able to make it a reality after talking to aspiring developers and solidifying what I did into a repeatable system.
I created it to fill the gap between having an expensive, guided education like a boot camp or college and being completely self-taught and having to go at it completely alone.

It’s an affordable, step-by-step roadmap for people that feel lost, scattered, and are starting to wonder if they’ll ever get to develop professionally.

This is exactly what I would do if I had to start over from scratch today to get my first job.

What's in the workshop?

Introduction
Start Here
17 mins
Step 1 - Set Up Your Online Presence
Principles and Concepts
7 mins
Walkthrough
11 mins
Step 2 - Build Your Portfolio
Principles and Concepts
9 mins
Walkthrough
26 mins
Idea Extraction Scripts
27.7 KB
Step 3 - Write Your First Post
Principles and Concepts
8 mins
Walkthrough
18 mins
Step 4 - Start Reaching Out
Principles and Concepts
7 mins
Walkthrough
22 mins
Step 5 - Create the System
Principles and Concepts
5 mins
Walkthrough
14 mins
Wrapping Up
Thank You and What's Next
3 mins

FAQs

Is this live?

Nope, it's a set of recorded videos that you can watch whenever you want and go at your own pace.

How long do I have access to this?

Forever, or as long as the workshop exists at least.

If I don’t like it, can I get a refund?

Since it is a digital product and can be consumed in under 2 hours, I'm not offering refunds. However, instead of refunds, I am going to be constantly adjusting the content and updating based on student feedback. So if you aren't happy with the workshop, I'll work with you within reason to make sure I update it to cover what you need.

Will this work for people outside the US?

Total honesty: I think so, but am not sure. I am based on the US and most of the people I have talked to and helped are based in the US. Theoretically, this should work no matter where you are based, but language barriers and time zone differences could be an issue for you.

Will this work if I live in a remote area?

The networking aspect might be a little tougher for you, but yes it will still work for you. The reaching out we'll be doing can be done remotely and the development industry is becoming less location-dependent every day.

What if I’m not self-taught but can’t get a job, will this still help me?

Yes! The principles and strategies we'll be covering are applicable to anyone struggling to get a job. They are just especially helpful for self-taught developers because they focus on establishing credibility and getting hired without any existing experience or education. But if you also have those things, they will just be a bonus for you.

I have another question

There is a little messenger icon down in the bottom right. Feel free to reach out and I'll answer anything I can!

Who is this for?

There are three main groups of people Create & Connect is designed for:

  • People just getting started in their career
  • People wanting to switch careers
  • Developers who are looking to grow their career and online influence

How does this work?

Get your dev career started in three easy steps:
  1. Buy Create & Connect
  2. Watch the videos
  3. Follow the workbooks
That's it. If you do that you'll have a complete system in place for building credibility and a network as a self-taught developer and will be well on your way to becoming a professional developer.

Refund Policy

Due to the digital nature of Create & Connect, as well as the fact that the entire workshop can be completed in under 2 hours, I’m not offering refunds.

However, this is the first iteration, so I am actively seeking feedback so I can continuously and rapidly improve in any way I can.

After you buy, you’ll get a series of emails asking for your thoughts on how I can make it better.

All students get free updates for the lifetime of the workshop.

Imagine just a day or two from now having the foundations in place to establish credibility and a simple system of actions to take every day to get that first job.

No more decision fatigue. No more information overload.

An exact roadmap of what to work on and when to work on it to launch and grow your dream career as a developer.

Get Create & Connect for Only $47

$20 launch discount for a limited time.

Let's launch your dream dev career.
Get the Workshop

Create & Connect

A short (under 2 hours), actionable, step-by-step workshop showing you how to create a system for establishing credibility so you can be taken seriously by potential employers and land that coveted first job without having existing experience.

Video with text

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.