I am 23 years old and I live in Alaska. I was recently laid off from the Oil and Gas industry and began to look outwards for new career paths. My wife has a child from her previous relationship so leaving state is not an option. College is not an option due to my financial situation. Trust me. It is not an option, I've looked...hard...please don't say "go to school".
I have some light web development experience but nothing major. I was looking at trying to find a job in the field but find 99% of the jobs want previous experience. I have been taking classes on codecademy anf started to expand my skills. I am in the process of building a website but I clearly have a lot to learn. I pretty much have a grasp on HTML, CSS/Bootstrap, JQuery, and am picking up on wordpress. Would I be better off trying to come up with 15K+ to go to a coding bootcamp? Or try to keep building small websites? My problem is soon I will have to start bringing in some kind of income (on work comp right now due to a knee Injury, but that will likely end soon). And I don't know if I can get a decent portfolio up in time. Is this a feasible endeavor? Will a small handful of websites be enough to convince someone of remote work?
Yes I know this is similar to another ques to on but IT and Web dev are different and people from Web Dev have different insights on it than people from IT. I realise they are similar but I feel it warrants a seperate question since they are both (hopefully) viable passions of mine Web dev more so.