Working from home supporting AWS environments for people

Hi.  I am wondering if anyone in the LA community has insight into whether "Working from home supporting AWS environments for remote customers" is a viable business model.  I am retired but need to generate some income.  I have modest IT skills, and I am working to enhance these. Anybody have any insight into this question?  Thanks in advance.

Ralph J. Pledger

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    Michael O
    01-25-2019

    Many companies are moving to a work from home model, so it is possible.  To get your foot in the door, getting as many certifications and hands on work with AWS as you can will help.  Maybe do projects for non-profits to provide "real world" experience to your resume.  It does take time, but AWS Cloud positions are in demand.  I'd also check out our AWS Learning Path:

    https://linuxacademy.com/cp/learningpaths/preview/id/252

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    Ermin K
    01-25-2019

    This is absolutely doable and realistic. The hardest thig here is to get your foot in the door.

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    Ralph P
    01-25-2019

    Thanks for the fast responses.  The suggestion about supporting non-profits is something that I will investigate.  Does anybody know if AWS offers discounted or free access to non-profits?
    Thanks again, Ralph Pledger

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    Phil Z
    01-25-2019

    Yes, they sure do. I'm not familiar with all the details or what a company would need to do to qualify, but they do offer promotional credits to non-profits and NGOs. Check this out for more information: https://aws.amazon.com/government-education/nonprofits/programs/#programs

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