You might have heard that programming jobs pay you the highest salary. But, are you a person who doesn’t want to do a regular job but wants to learn to code? Do you want to earn money from coding without doing a corporate job? If yes, this blog is for you. Here we will discuss the best ways to earn money from programming knowledge without doing a regular job.
Earn from Programming by Freelancing
If you are a person who wants to have a flexible lifestyle but has good programming skills, You can be a Freelance programmer or software developer to earn from your programming knowledge. There are many websites like Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, and Upwork that can help you find clients who are in need of a programmer with your skill-set.
You can pitch your strategy and cost to them and they will hire you if they are interested to work with you. Again, Freelancing requires a lot of patience in the beginning as finding your first client is not very easy. With improving skills and experience, you will start getting clients and projects that will pay you more than a regular job. So, it’s tough in the beginning but once you are into it, you will enjoy your work.
The best thing I like about freelancing is that you can choose what work you want to do. And, in my opinion, The most difficult part in freelancing is getting the first client.
Bug Bounty Programs
Bugs are the errors in software programs or websites that might not have been detected by the developers of the application. Almost all the companies have a bug bounty program in which they pay upto $60,000 to individuals who can find errors in their application or website.
If you are a person who likes to have a critical mindset and who looks for shortcomings with a keen interest, You can participate in the bug bounty programs for different companies. All you have to do is to find an error or a functionality in the application or website that is not working as expected.
Again, It can be a frustrating task as companies invest heavily on testing their application before launch. So, it is very possible that you will not find even a single error and your time and effort will be wasted. So, if you are starting with the purpose of finding a bug in a software, you should also keep in mind that there might not be any bug in the software.
The best thing I like about bug bounty programs is that they pay you a hefty sum of money. The worst thing in my opinion is that you can invest all your time and efforts and have nothing in your hand at the end.
Become an Instructor
If you are good at something, you should be able to explain it to someone else. Nowadays, Websites like Udemy and SkillShare provide a very good platform for teaching online. If you love explaining things to others and have a detailed knowledge about something, You can choose to be an instructor to earn form your programming knowledge. All you have to do is to create course content, record the lectures and upload it to these websites. If you are able to sell courses in the beginning and get a good rating, you can expect your earnings to increase rapidly. This is due to the fact that these websites have a global reach and you can have students from all over the world.
In my opinion, the best thing about being an instructor on these platforms is that you have a passive source of income and you can always work on new things after creating and uploading a course. The most difficult thing again is getting people to buy your course in the first place. You can try various methods such as discount coupons or free access in the beginning to make people buy your courses. But, it all depends on you.
You can also choose to upload videos on YouTube instead of these platforms. If you are lucky to have a good reach among the audience, you can earn through google ads and people will get the course content for free.
The best way in my opinion is that you can post some videos on YouTube to build your audience and then you can sell them your courses.
Earn from Programming by Blogging
Blogging is my personal favorite. It helps you to reach a wider audience without the need to interact with them directly. If you have good writing skills and you are able to explain things in a better way then people will come to read your content for sure. But, you will have to remember that blogging is not a way to make quick earnings.
You will have to hustle for even two to three years to have a successful blog. Once you have a good audience you can offer them premium content to earn from them. You can also use affiliate marketing and Google Ad sense for income through blogging. In the beginning, you can write for other blogs too. They will pay you a good amount if you are good in your work. The best thing I like about blogging is that you can impact hundreds of people without even showing them your face.
Build Personalized Apps for Businesses
Nowadays, the whole world is adopting digital services. You can choose to build custom applications for local stores and shops. If you are able to convince them that your application can be beneficial for them, they will surely pay you a good amount of money. You can build an application and give it to the stores for use. If they start liking the app in a few months, you can choose to charge them whatever amount you want. In this way, you can also contribute in making the world go digital by allowing the store owners to find a larger set of customers while you earn from your programming knowledge.
On the other hand, you can also create personalized templates and themes for websites and sell them to people who are interested in creating websites for their business. It will also help you to keep your costs low as templates can be used by everyone.
There are tons of job and money making opportunities to earn from programming in the world. You can choose any of them according to your skill-set and make a good amount of money. If you are new to programming and thinking about what programming language to choose, you can learn python, Java or C++ to start with. Once you have enough knowledge and experience, You can choose to work for a company or you can choose to work independently according to your time and interest.
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