8 Ways to Make Money as a Developer



I share 8 ways I’ve made money as a developer, and how you can do it too – even if you’re a beginner.
There are many different ways you could be making an income as a developer – some are obvious, and some not so much….
Here are eight that I figured out and personally tried, so you can decide which one is the best for you, and go for it:

#1 – Developer job. This one’s a bit of a no-brainer, but if you get a job as a software developer it’s an immediate way to secure a regular income.

#2 – Freelancing. The second way to make money as a developer is local freelancing – using a resource like meetup.com to meet potential clients who you can build in-person relationships with as they grow to know, like and trust you.

#3 – Remote Freelancing. Online freelancing platforms like upwork.com are third. There are projects to fit all skill levels, you just need need an eye for the right job to fit yours. You’ve got to know your level, then UpWork can be a great source of income.

#4 – Coding Tutor: Tutoring was a huge source of income to me on my coding journey – even before I began freelancing, and one that most people don’t even talk about. Even as a beginner with just a few months experience, you’re going to relate really well with students who have zero experience. You could be charging $35-50/hour, even up to $75/hour if you have decent social and communication skills and real empathy and a drive to help your students succeed.

#5 – Tutoring Platforms.The first platform to checkout for potential students is Wyzant.com , and there’s also takelessons.com. Note – I’m not affiliated with any of these sites, they are just great resources that I, and my friends, have used successfully in the past.

#6 – Freelance Outside U.S. If you’re based outside the US, a good tutoring resource I’ve come across is peopleperhour.com. Wyzant and takelessons.com both seem to be predominantly US based, but if you live outside the US then head to Google and see if you can find other tutoring platforms specific to your country.

#7 – Six-figure Code Mentor. For those with a decent amount of experience in coding – especially if you’re advanced – Codementor is an amazing platform. What I love about Code Mentor is that the clients are really awesome, highly skilled people. You won’t find yourself working with beginners, teaching kids etc…. like you might on the other platforms… and you can probably be making the most amount of money when it comes to tutoring as an income source.

There are a lot of developers I know who are making six-figures on Code Mentor, absolutely killing it, and have a great lifestyle.

#8 – Content Creator. Last up … this one’s a bonus…. YouTube. Every developer under the sun seems to be doing something with YouTube, but the point is… they all figured out that it’s possible to make it work. Become a developer and make great videos. If you find yourself getting a LOT of views you could make a decent amount of income from YouTube ad revenue alone, but on top of that you see developers like me who create and sell courses, which you can head to their websites and buy. Point is, this has been tried and tested and everybody has a shot at making it work.

So that’s it.

EIGHT ways that you could make money as a developer as we head into 2020 – even if you’re a beginner.

No excuses.

Now, hit the comments and let me know which one are YOU going to try first?

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42 Comments

  1. Vikum Perera

    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

  3. Pritam Mondal

    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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  5. Ashok Shah

    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

    What is freelancing?

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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  16. Arif

    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

    I have done local freelancing and code tutoring.. But I do not gain so much or worth. I'm in Mlysia… But I know maybe I do not try so much yet or there're mistakes that I'm doing that I do not gain as many clients as I want.. But Tq.

    Reply

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

    Clever programmer I have few questions, so when you are coding for a company or something, what exactly do you do like… do you debug stuff or make a new script or something
    And how can you like make a lot of money if you happen to live in silicon valley
    Oh and I saw the 11 hour python thing, I watched the first 15mins and I immediately had a few questions like why do you have to periods in that particular place, like can you like explain the significance of those little details
    Last question: do you think it's a good idea to make a videogame using unity, like if I want to make a videogame that will make so much money what game engine should I use. I want to make so much money that I want to be able to put like a couple stacks of hundred bills and think like that's nothing (like i see on the ads)

    Sorry if my grammar was not so good, English was not my first language… hope you understand what I am trying to say here.

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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  39. A K

    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

    there are so many videos on python I dont know anything about programming, bhai can you reply me with the link from where to start learning python

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

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  42. Bro Code

    May 31, 2020 at 2:08 am

    1. Get a software developer job 1:21
    2. Local freelancing 1:33
    3. jobs on upwork.com 2:17
    4. wyzant.com 6:24
    5. takelessons.com 6:34
    6. peopleperhour.com 6:48
    7. codementor.io (not for beginners) 7:21
    8. youtube 8:37

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