rp0428 wrote:But is that really a good direction to go in? From what I've read it is really hard to actually turn a profit in this already saturated market. I've been curious about it myself but I can't really justify putting in the time and effort to be honest. I'm doing back-end Java stuff and people are literally screaming at me to defect to their company. on that note: LinkedIn rules.
I suggest that you now try to decide which of those two paths you want to focus on. Currently the bulk of the new development going on is in the app area for mobile and wireless technology: phone apps, tablet apps, touch-sensitive graphic-oriented applications. NONE of that graphic-gui stuff is in any way helpful for back-end development.