What Is The Single Fastest Way For Programmers To Make Money Online?
Hands down the fastest way you can make money online as a computer programmer is by pimping yourself out.
I’ve developed all sorts of weird things for people including plugins for CRM packages, quick PHP scripts where someone was abandoned by another programmer, custom WordPress plugins, and even a quotations system that hooked into a Joomla database.
Far and away freelance programming has been the easiest way to make money online that I trialed in 2010.
If you’re a computer programmer then you’ll be happy to know the rates are quite good too. Upwards of $70-100 an hour is often not even sneezed at, actually, it’s considered cheap.
If you think about it, you’re not usually the one getting the best end of the deal even though it feels like it by charging that much.
To hire someone costs a lot of money. Oftentimes the advertising alone to find an employee is over $500 a week on job websites. Then they need to spend their valuable time as a business owner interviewing possible local candidates of which there may not be someone suitable.
It’s also certainly a lot harder to interview for a temporary employee if the project really isn’t that involved that it requires a full time employee.
This is where you fit into the picture as a freelance programmer.
Where Can You Get Freelance Programming Jobs?
Every one of my programmer jobs has found me via my personal website joshkohlbach.com. I make absolutely no effort to advertise this website, just the small amount of organic listings it gains via the search engines is enough to bring in a handful of clients per year each worth potentially hundreds or thousands each depending on the project.
Do you have a personal website? If not, get on it. Knock something up in WordPress, it’s dead easy and is something you can expand later.
The other way you can get exposure as a freelancer is by putting yourself onto websites like eLance.com, oDesk, and others. You can even scout for jobs via Craigslist or, if you’re in the UK or Australia, Gumtree.
If you have programming skills and you’re in the market for some extra cash, or you’re even just looking for something to fill your spare time with the I suggest looking into freelance programming as a viable option.