Passion drive the mind to take actions in achieving certain goals. Some code for fun, to teach or earn a living.

Irrespective of the motivations that drives one into the field of programming, there are ways to benefit from the knowledge gain without much hustle as compared to other fields.

Listed below is 10 ways you can make money coding by leveraging on your skills and turning into a second stream of revenue generation or even possibly worked on as a full time job.

1. Freelancing

As the world constantly evolved in respect to technology, the need and demands keeps rising exponentialy for businesses to migrate into the world wide web to have some web presense.

The need for this is directly proportional to the need for the rightful skill personels to help in such a move by developing business websites, mobile applications, project reviewers, designers and all works of life that can help in the process.

Upon these regards working as a freelancer with the respective knowledge in offering services to clients can be one of the best decisions a developer could ever make as ther is great potential in this domain.

Learn about the complete guide to freelancing and the gig economy.

2. SAAS Application

Building a SAAS (softwear as a service) application is an assured and risky way to make money as a developer.

Asured in the sense that, with high user base of a SAAS app means monthely inflow of cash into your pocket. Steady flow of revenue on monthly, quartery or yearly bases per the pricing module of the SAAS app.

Contrary, you could be facing the worst case scenario in life should the product fails to grab the needed attention. In short, SAAS business is lucrative but comes with high risk. Play the cards well

3. Online courses

Thousands are searching on daily bases seeking to learn programming and ever ready tp pay for any tutoring service offered by an expert.

Analyze your skills and creat an online course based on that. Multiple platforms already out there and ready to embrace new content creators. Udemy, PluralSight, Skillshare among others.

4. Plugins

A hidden business area is making plugins for WordPress or Google chrome extensions. WordPress largely depends on plugins for more functionality and demand for creative ways of solving problems using plugins keeps rising. 

Most plugins are free to use with the enterprise versions been paid for. A business module that works and still works as at now.

5. Bounty hunter

The quest in making applications vulnerable free always call for softwear testers. Organizations are investing in this aspect to fully make make applications come to live.

You can easily make reasonable amount of money by being a bounty hunter or softwear tester. Known platforms that actuall pays well to testers include but not limited to

6. Blog or uTube channel

Share your knowledge. Share the skills. Get compensated for the effort. Starting a blog is pretty mush stright forward. Real hiccup lies on consistency and with the right mindset, the results flows in naturaly.

Create high value content that serve a purpose or interest of a particular group. Ways of monitizing a tech blog could be Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, Carbon ads and many others.

uTube channel is a noted area that works well for most tube owners. With patience you equally could get there and start earning money through ads, paid advertisement and products reviews.

7. Mobile apps

Develop mobile application(s) that serve a purpose and upload on Google playstore and apple store. Google Admob or in-app-purchase can be used as monitization strategy.

Statistically though, mobile games pule huge revenue both from Google playstore and apple store. Nonetheless, normal apps also generate huge revenue should the needed attention be given to the application in terms of functionalities as speed, security and user experiance.

8. eBooks

It is still lucrative to sell an eBook. A significant number of people takes interest in reading books as the main source of seeking knowledge. 

Besides, with smart phones and tablets all over, it makes the process of reading ebooks so simplified.

9. Mentor

Feel you get what it takes to be a mentor? Offer the service at a price. In as much as there might not be a fixed price in this regards, value the time and effort spent and strike an amount that won’t set you in waisting time and not over burden the clients too.

10. Programming competitions

All year round, Google and other organizations gives opportunity to developers to showcase their skills by organizing Hackathons. Prizes come in varies ways and can range from monetory to high tech devices or even internships and employment.

Keep an eye in developer communities like dev.to for such informations and partake if there is the need.