7 easy ways to make money as a developer

We’re going to talk 7 easy ways to make money as a software developer, there are going to be some obvious tips, some not so obvious, And then a little bonus tip at the end for you guys that I think you’re actually really going to enjoy. So make sure you stick around for that.

With that said, let’s jump right into it. This article is all about helping you become more successful as a developer and taking your income to the next level. And with that said, let’s jump right into it. I do want to mention that if you want to take your freelancing skills to the next level, I have a masterclass it’s in the link below. I’m not going to talk much more about it, but it’s pretty awesome. Go check it out. Let’s continue. I saw this video but forest night and I was inspired. I was like, let me talk about this as well. There are lots of different ways I can actually make an income as a developer. And I feel like some of them are not as obvious to every single person and not every single person knows about them.

So, I’m going to share with you all of the ones that I figured out and did a lot of these personally and then which ones are the best you decide and then you go for that.

So let’s get started and get into it.

1. Getting a developer job

So if you get a job as a software developer, you can be making an income that’s the most obvious.

2. Freelance as a Developer

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You can freelance as a developer, so what does that mean? You can actually get, local clients to pay you. Okay, so freelancing is broken down into many different ways because it depends on how you actually get the client. Okay, so you can get your projects through local clients, you can go to clients or you can go to meetup.com and meet people there. This way, it’s easy for the people to get to know you, like you and trust you because they see face to face. So you actually have much more of a chance to be able to land a client that you meet locally.

3. Jobs on Upwork.com

You could do jobs on Upwork.com.

Now, here’s the trick with Upwork.com. If you have ever noticed how some people just looking at jobs, say you go to the job section on Upwork, and you type in JavaScript or something. And you are looking at different jobs that exist there. If you look at things that say expert developers, and you need to be able to do something with data science or machine learning, or you need to be able to do stuff with a pocket or something, you’re probably not going to be able to do it.

So, It’s gonna be a little bit too complex. You got to know your level first. If you’re intermediate, you should not look for a job that will pay you $15,000, you maybe have to look at a job, that will pay you $5,000 instead that’s maybe building an online store, it requires intermediate skill level. And guess what, it’s gonna only take you a few months of experience to be able to build something like that show that I have done the eye for what kind of project I can do.

If you’re even more beginner then don’t do the thing that requires you three months of experience to the thing that pays you $300, that’s most likely going to be an entry-level thing. Maybe they want you to write a little piece of code that can do something with CSV files, or something. But those are all fairly simple things that you could actually be able to do with the few weeks, once you’re passed like the very basics of coding, you should be able to actually do this even if you’re a beginner. Upwork.com is a great way to actually make money Money as a software developer

4. Tutoring

Now as this is a thing that most people don’t actually talk about. And I think it’s so fundamentally important. And I don’t know why we will talk about this a lot. But I think it’s a huge and very important way to make an income as a developer, especially a lot of you that are actually learning, especially a lot of college students and computer science students. I think this is so important for you guys, and not just for you guys. But like, personally for me, you can able to make over $70000-$80,000 a year just from teaching coding to other people. If you have two months of experience and you know ‘if statements’ and you can write a ‘while loop’ and a ‘for loop’ and you can do very basic problems. Well, somebody who has zero experience in coding and they don’t even know how to write prints hello world, they’re gonna be happy to work with you because you’re not that Professor with five years experience or 20 years of experience. so you want to make sure that they work with you because it’s easier for them to relate with you. So you’re actually going to be a better instructor for them. And you can be charging 35 to $50 or more even $75 an hour. Teaching them if you completely sunk in your complete beginner.

Of course, you can charge them $50 an hour if you can do anything and you have terrible social skills, and terrible speaking skills scores are not going to happen, right? But if you have decent social skills, decent communication skills, and you have empathy and you care and you want to help somebody, you can help the other person. And you’re going to be charging 35 to $50 an hour, if not more.

So. I’m going to break it down into different places, you can actually apply –

Wyzant.com – So you can go on wyzant.com and apply for your own successful tutoring business.

Takelessons.com – You can actually go to takelessons.com and apply.

Those are the two platforms I used, and my close friends used to be able to make an income

5. Peopleperhour.com

So there are a lot of people who are in the united states when it comes to children, you might actually not be able to do it, you know, wyzant.com or takelessons.com tools I believe are primarily for the United States. So you might want to look into something called PeoplePerHour. And, you know, Google also Google, the equivalent of a tutoring resource in your own country, and PeoplePerHour is a good tutoring resource.

6. Codementor.io

Now, if you have any amount of experience in coding, especially if you’re more advanced, this is not a beginner-friendly platform.

So if you’re a beginner do not look at Codementor.io. But if you’re good, or you’re advanced, I mean, this is your platform. This is a highly, it’s so curated, and it’s so amazing for freelance developers who want to be able to help people and what I found on Codementor is to create Clients are also really incredibly skilled people and really amazing people in general. So you’re not working with little kids or people who have no idea about coding like you might be working with wyzants.com or takelessons.com or PeoplePerHour. But on Codementor, you’re working with also really amazing people.

So this is a great platform if you’re skilled as a developer, and you can actually be making probably the most amount of money when it comes to teaching on Codementor. There are a lot of developers I know that are actually making six figures on Codementor and absolutely killing it. Have a great lifestyle. So I would look into Codementor.

7. Youtube

Now, this is a bonus one. But I want to mention this because there’s every developer under the sun is doing something coding and on YouTube. You have Joshua fluke. And then you have Corey Schaefer. And then you have Chris Hawk, and then you have john Sonmez I mean oh my god The list goes on. The point is they all figured out the trick which is to become a developer and make videos.

There’s a huge niche for developers online. I know Forrestknight has made something on this like, literally everybody, has made something on these types of titles and it just gets a ton of views. And you could be making a decent amount of income from just YouTube ad revenues. I mean, somebody like techlead I mean, this guy’s probably getting what like, let’s say 250 thousand dollars a month, just from on YouTube, but then he’s also selling his own courses. The same thing as Joe Montana. or whoever else right like it’s a similar pattern Joshua fluke he has his own process. And he sells them and you know, the coding dojo has his prod like, everybody has figured it out. And at this point, it’s not even like a guess. It’s not even is actually going to work out for you. I don’t know who has failed. Everybody has a chance at least for now. I don’t know like once Maybe it gets too saturated but like as of now, it seems like it’s fair game. For every single person so there you have it 8 ways to make money as a software developer.

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