First of all I am glad that i found this forum...I would like to humbly request all the knowledgeable people here to express their views on this........
I am an accountant by profession and completely novice to the world of computers.All i know is how to check emails, surf websites and the like.....
However, I suffered a major medical setback 2 years ago and have undergone two major operations and have been confined to hosptial and my home from last 1 year and 6 months.Full recovery is still not appearing in near future and as a result I am unable to join any job because my medical condition prevents me from joining any job outside. So as a means of
earning some income i was surfing net a lot in order to know whether there is anywork which i can do from my room at home without requiring me to go anywhere.
In the process i see that "programming" is something which seems to be very prevalent on the internet and people program on net to make living.
I was really wondering whether a complete novice like me whose main field ia accounting can make a living in programming on net. I do not say that it has to be within few days or weeks but is it possible in few months.
I would really be thankful if someone can clarify me
(1) what exactly is programming,
(2) what exactly programmers do
(3) Is it possible for completely non computer persons like me who r from different background altogether(in my case accounting) to learn it within some time
(4) if yes what exactly to learn and what we should do
(5) how much time it can take to learn
(6) And can we work online in programming to make some money for living in the long run.
I know I might have asked some stupid questions and yes sorry for so long story of mine.
Hope you knowledgeable people will help me in deciding and taking the right course of action.
Any inputs, comments, suggestions, opinions or any reference to where i can get all relevant information from a laymans perspective will be more than welcome and highly appreciated.
thanks a lot in advance
I sincerely and eagerly look forward to replies...as i really need to do something soon to sustain my living and medical expenses as i cannot be any long dependent on my parents for day to day living and full recovery appears still distant.....
and yes if i have posted in the wrong place then sorry
(if possible do email me at email@example.com)