3 Ways to Easily Make Your First 100$ from Writing Code This Month
Making money online from your coding skills is not hard at all.
Money is still a taboo topic for so many people. It comes to me as no surprise that many developers feel that turning their coding skills into cash on the web sounds like something a few elites can do.
Are you learning to code, or are you a developer already? Do you have the desire to make money online? Can you find something you can talk about?
Then making money is totally possible, starting from this month.
Let’s see how.
1. Write Your First Medium Article
In February 2020, I started trying out Medium as a writer. I had previously built my blog trying to make some money out of it, but it failed so badly. So then, why not trying to write for a website with an already present audience?
I could only think about my articles, and then the platform would promote them. I wrote only two pieces that month, including one called: “Why the best developers often say NO”.
The day next to publishing it, I was amazed. I opened my Medium stats page, and thousands of views were coming in. As of today, take a look at how much that article has made me:
That’s almost a monthly payment of 50$ made to my account for a year. Not bad, right for a single article?
I didn’t get rich thanks to Medium. But every month, I still earn enough to be in the top 1% of writers earning more than 100$. The main secret? Trying to be constant with your writing. The main regret? Not starting to write on this platform earlier.
If you’re learning to code, share your learnings here on Medium. If you’re a coder already, look at your knowledge and carve articles out of it. You would be surprised how much unprofessional writing often leads to unique pieces. Why? Because it lets shine two things that people love here on Medium: humanity and warmth.
Why lose this special occasion to make money, bring your name out there, meet amazing people and help others?
Think carefully about this😉
2. Find Your First Writing Client
Tech companies are eager to get content from skilled developers. Why? Because it indirectly helps them too. Suppose a company has an amazing technical blog. In that case, that platform will redirect customers to its product, incrementing the company’s authority.
That’s why they’re so willing to money for tech writers, and I’m talking about a lot of money.
On average, I receive a fee between 200$ and 350$. Isn’t that great?
How did I do that?
I gained experience (and money in the meantime) writing here on Medium. I understood what makes a good article’s title, content, and conclusion. And then I proposed myself to such companies’ blogs.
You don’t have to necessarily take this route since some of them don’t require a writing portfolio. But having that helps (and brings us back to Medium).
Do you have a fantastic idea for a tech article? Pitch these companies!
If your idea and pitch are on point, your chances of landing a well-paying gig are incredibly high.
Take a look at this unique website to find platforms willing to pay tech writers:
3. Find Your First Business Which Needs Help
After starting my mail list, I’m not ashamed of reaching out to people proposing my product anymore. Why? Because that’s what I did to find my first subscribers. I would tell them something like:
“Hey, I’m starting this mail list on helping people who want to become web developers. I would love your feedback, and I think it could be something of your interest. Want me to manually add you?”
This is marketing at its pure essence. Build a product, ask people to buy it.
What is your product now? Let me tell you that: your coding skills. Who are some people willing to buy it? Business in need.
On websites like Upwork or freelancer, you can find hundreds of these businesses. They may need a website, a small mobile app, a remarkable landing page.
Rob Percival wrote a great book on making money while learning to code. Why don’t you read it so you convince yourself that this is something you can do too?
Making money online from coding is not hard. Don’t ever let people tell you that. Don’t let them discourage you and let you think that building a small business is the product of an elite group of minds.
You can start making money, from this month. And if you follow my advice, I guarantee your first 100$ will come in 30 days.
So if you make 100$ this month, why not 1000$ next one?