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Software development is a valuable skill. We can make money from it outside of our developer jobs.
Here's a list of things you can do to make extra money.
You can make money from a developer as a full-time job, contractor or freelancer.
Make your own blog, guest post on other people's websites, write on third-party platforms like Medium to make some extra money.
With that, we can also offer digital products within our own blog via a paid section or sell digital products elsewhere.
Our own blogs can carry ads and affiliate links to make money.
Also, we can make money on promotions and sponsorships if the audience of your blog is big.
Like blogging, we can offer some value to our audience with blogs and tutorials on YouTube, Udemy and other platforms.
PayPal, Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee have donation widgets that you can put on your blog.
If you have time, you can create a podcast to share your knowledge about technical subjects that your good at.
You can sell stuff online if you find a product that people like. This may take a lot of time and money since you've to find a product that people like so you can get sales.
You can share your knowledge one on one with people that need your expertise on an issue or project.
Companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft offer bounties for bugs that are found in their software.
These contests offer prizes for coding projects that are attractive to critics and judges.
It's hard work to compete in these contests.
Create minimum viable products to test out the waters, and then double down if you find something that people are interested in. Ask your online audience to test out your products.
There're lots of ways to make money as a developer. They all take hard work and determination to succeed in their own way.