How to make money as a programmer in a simple way🤑

How to make money as a programmer in a simple way🤑


3 min read

As a programmer, you probably want extra income. But you don’t know how to get to it. You can find the answer in this article, in which I present five ways to earn extra money.

Write a blog

Writing a blog can be a great way to make money.

We don’t need much to start writing a blog, as there are a huge number of platforms to start a blog right away. Some of these are:

Personally, my favourite is Hashnode, as it gives me the ability to make a completely personal blog.

I recommend platforms like BuyMeACoffe and Patreon to accept the donation.

Many companies are looking for quality writers to write on their blogs.

You can see which companies are looking for technical writers on these two pages, Who Pays Technical Writers? And Who Pays Writers?

Writing a blog


Freelancing can be a very profitable source of income. Some have freelanced as a permanent job and some as a part-time job.

The works range are from programming, SEO optimization to translating and transcribing texts. There is a job for almost everyone.

Some platforms for offering freelance work are Fiverr, Upwork and Freelancer.

Fiverr website

Write an e-book

All knowledge is in books. If you have some knowledge about programming, some framework, operating system, or you just want to explain something that will be understandable to everyone then you can write an e-book. Once the book is written, you can sell it.

I recommend Gumroad for selling digital and physical goods. The platform helps practically the entire process of selling, delivering ... the product.


Be a code mentor

If you have experience in the company and like to teach other young programmers, you can become a mentor.

Mentoring is an ideal way to share your knowledge for extra income.

MentorCruise - Connecting Mentors & Mentees in Tech

Mentors & Mentees

Create your own software/template and sell it

If you know how to program in one programming language, and you are prepared to invest some of your time in creating software that could help people, you can create it and so earn extra money.

You can create a website, a mobile application, a desktop application, your social network ...

However, if you have a feel for the graphic of the page, you can create your website template and sell it on platforms like ThemeForest.



As you can see, there are a huge number of ways to make money. Take your time and think about what you want to do.

Only the sky is the limit of human creativity.

If you like the post, share it, but you can also start following me on my Twitter account, where I regularly post tips about web development.

Did you find this article valuable?

Support Patrick by becoming a sponsor. Any amount is appreciated!