I'm retired. But I have more projects than I can shake a stick at and tend to work at least twelve our days on one or another. I volunteer some of my time teaching about Arduino level electronics, software development, CAD, engineering, and 3D Printing at my local library and community college.
3 lines of code = InqPortal = Complete IoT, App, Web Server w/ GUI Admin Client, Access Point Manager, Drag & Drop File Manager, OTA, Performance Metrics, Web Socket Comms, Easy App API, All running on ESP8266...
Even usable on ESP-01S - Quickest Start Guide