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Fadhil ⚡

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Help: How to make money as developer ?

So making money is important as developer and a human. As a fullstack developer with no-job experience who have build multiple awesome apps which was deployed only on localhost. How am I supposed to make money ?

people usually say you can make money with

  • Freelancing
  • Blogging
  • and some other craps

but none of them explain how to make money with all of that.

I need money

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WebPajooh

I was a freelancer a few years ago and I couldn't earn much money.
Now, I work for a company and have a full-time job and it's more satisfying with ten times the salary! I'm more relaxed and I don't have to argue with clients.

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Ali Abbas

Well, thats the real scenario

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Jose Antonio Felix

If you want to freelance, you can start using Fiverr .
There you can publish gigs to offer your specific services to a customer.. Example:

  • I will make a responsive website
  • I will teach to you about programming with PHP
  • I will design your SQL Database
  • I will fix bugs of your application

Also, you can set plans with different prices and services.. Example:

  • Basic plan: $10 usd
  • Standard Plan $30
  • Premium Plan: $100

A disadvantage is that Fiverr get the 12% (aprox) of your pay.. But, is a very good place to offer your services to final client and get experience..

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Phyo Arkar Lwin

fiverr is very low , how to make money as a dev with 10-50$ a gig ? Cannot even eat at third world country at 10$/hr , let alone 10$ per gig..

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Aurélien Delogu

Yeah... In France, anything below 40€/hr is ridiculous with all the taxes we have.

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Jose Antonio Felix

Yeah, Fiverr could have low rentability in some cases 😪
Fortunately in my experience as Shopify Developer (Frontend) in Fiverr, the real bussiness is do a couple of gigs for a client and then (if you did it well) he will contact you again and pay a lot more for custom work 😁

I think it is because some clients are looking for a trusted developer.. But of course, it's a matter of trying your luck

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codeyStein

If you use Fiverr, please don't under value yourself like many other sellers in fiverr.

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Jose Antonio Felix

Totally agree

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Jose Antonio Felix

Recently, I read about pages which pay you to write articles (with real usefulness and knowledge).. You can get between $100-500 USD for a good blog post on various platforms.

  • Larger posts, with deeper knowledge and easy to read. pay more...
  • Each platform look for different topics. Maybe you can write for them !

List of popular platforms for earn money by writing

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Aurélien Delogu

It's not that easy, and you need many months of regular writing to being able to, perhaps, live with blogging.

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Fadhil ⚡ Author

Thanks, I will look into it 👍

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Rafał Goławski
  1. Upload your work to GitHub 🚀
  2. Start contributing to open source projects to gain experience working in a team 👨‍💻
  3. Build a portfolio 🏗
  4. Start looking for a job in your local area or even remotely 🕵️‍♂️
  5. Get hired 🎉
  6. Congratulations, now you make money as a developer 💸

Sounds easy, but it's not. Just be patient, keep working, and you will get there sooner or later.

Good luck 🍀

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Fadhil ⚡ Author

Thanks, I'm working on it 👍

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tandu-dev

I've always had good luck with recruiters to help me find jobs.

As you're in India, try working with Indian recruiters. Here's one example, but I cannot vouch for them: naukri.com/software-developer-recr...

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tandu-dev

You may also want to change your presentation. 'Professional Idiot' and 'Building useless products' do not inspire confidence in your abilities. I realize there's a bit of humor in it, but if you're trying to make money in development, you might need to rethink that.

However, if you're trying to make money in comedy, it might be the way to go...

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Fadhil ⚡ Author

Yeah, I understand that, but I like that way, still I need to change it to get hired. Thanks for the suggestion anyway 👍

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Yongchang He

I think you can make a beautiful portfolio for yourself, introduce these projects, and deploy all your projects to some platform, making them accessible at any time. So you can find a job with your professional skills.

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Fadhil ⚡ Author

I'm already working on it, but building beautiful portfolios don't get me job, sure it will come handy, but how am I supposed to get a job interview ?

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Yongchang He

I suppose no one would sit and wait. You reach out for that.

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Fadhil ⚡ Author

That's a fair point

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Frank Font

Fadhil, check out dev.to/frankfont/win-a-25-amazon-g... and consider entering. There is only one submission so far and the whole thing ends this week.

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Anas Nabil

I'd recommend getting a full-time job.

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Taufik Nurrohman • Edited on

First of, create a debit/credit card, then, create a PayPal account.

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