Are you currently in between jobs, while learning how to code and need some extra income? This article is for you!
I have a natural ability to teach, as I am a veteran Teacher's Assistant in my college town's public school system and so I knew the power of teaching others. I don't know the psychological reasoning for it, but when you break down material to so others can understand, you begin to understand it yourself on whole new level. So why not make money teaching others while also learning the material even more myself?
I have no miraculous amount of money to share because every market and story is different but I do have a few ways where you can generate income while you learn to code.
I joined meetup.com in my local area, there are tons of organizations like Girl Develop It, who believes in providing low-cost courses to women in their local community. Organizations like GDI, usually have a chapter in almost every city so find an organization that you're passionate about and lend a hand to the mission while getting compensated. If you're not initially comfortable teaching a course by yourself, because you're afraid to "bomb" like I did once, you can always become a TA first and then step into the role of lead teacher. But constantly put yourself out there.
If you have a following or not on social media your knowledge and teaching style is needed. Yes, it may be the same material but your personality is unique. create your own course. Sell it yourself, or put it on Udemy and other similar websites.
In some markets, it's very easy to get an internship without the daunted CS degree, but in markets like mine, those internships are few and far. I went to local meetups and also perused the local job boards to see if any companies needed simple web development help and made some money that way.
This isn't an exhausted list but this is how I started to generate money while learning to code. I hope it helps and it becomes a springboard for you!
Do you have other ways you generate income while learning to code? If so share below!