Poverty was a hell of a motivator at 20. Lol.
How old are you?
Traditionally, it took several years just to become a journeyman, and then several more years to be a supervisor, and then some time as super before one went out on his own.
There a plenty of people who didn’t follow this traditional path and are quite competent at their trade.
But, it will come with a good deal of head scratching I’m sure.
If I were you, I would pick up some textbooks and study my ass off at nights. 👍
I hadn't heard of Koel. I'll order that form bookBook recommendations:
Carpentry by Leonard Koel
Measuring, Marking and Layout by Jon Carroll
Working Alone by Jon Carroll
The Very Efficient Carpenter by Larry Haun
Use caution with Larry Hauns book, as some methods are outdated, but all in all a good read.
If you do any roof cutting, Marshall Gross has an excellent book. Some folks will get on me for recommending that one, but if you want to know the principles behind the methods, that’s an excellent book.
Also, The Roof Cutters Secrets by Will Holliday
If you any form work, I highly recommend Formwork by Leonard Koel