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Turn Coding Skills into Money?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by boxeal, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. boxeal

    boxeal BANNED BANNED

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    Hey,

    I am a web developer, I can create basically any website or platform with PHP, HTML, Mysql etc. and I am looking for a good way to turn this into money.

    Maybe someone here as a good idea for a SaaS that I could create? Or a subscription based service where people can manage or track something for $5 per month. Something like that :)

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. DeniX3

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    Did you try freelancer or odesk?

    I am currently also looking for a web dev.
     
  3. masterkid

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    Try sites like oDesk, Freelancer...
     
  4. PBNSurprise

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    Use upwork, people will contact you with assignments and you get paid
     
  5. Ander

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    im trying to figure it out too. i guess one immediate benefit is that you can code your own site to make it stand out from other people using templates (if doing an affiliate type site)
     
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    Try Freelancer, this is a good and simple way to make some money with skills.
     
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    Many people have already told you about freelancing, but what about getting a full time job? Learn some PHP-based framework that is popular in your country e.g. Laravel and try to apply for a job. You'll be making a good buck, getting experience, expanding on your resume and other benefits that you won't get freelancing.
     
  8. pombal

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    If you're looking for a full time job and willing to relocation you can easily get a job
    But you've to say more than create any website or platform as that's to ambiguous!
    Just a few tips:

    • No one cares if you can develop it from scratch. Unless you'll develop a framework they'll always ask you to work with something opensource or a company closed source framework
    • Master a framework like Symphony or Codeigniter.
    • Learn how to work with the most popular libraries at validation, ODM/ORM, view engines like Razor, authentication protocols for OAuth2, etc
    • Study architecture patterns. You've to follow some basic principles while writting code. "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software" is a must read.
    • Know how to work in team with code versioning
    • Get a few public code developed at github or something like that

    I've worked with software consultant companies from my 19 to 24 and i can tell you there's already too many people learning PHP and MySQL, but you can easily get on top of them by being a better coder.

    If you need i can help you get a full time job. But you've to know how to write elegant code.
     
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    Freelancer, Odesk, People per hour are all good for coders.
     
  10. BlueZero

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    That is so not true :). There are many empty webdevelopment positions, that any beginner can get a job. I am getting job offers every week and the recruiters know that i am employed, after 5 years of steady offers it becomes pretty annoying ;-).

    Anyway, i agree on that it is better to stand out, so for example learning MVC is a very good skill 'coz with that knowledge any frameworks should be easy to learn.

    But to be honest guys, i don't think he is searching for a fulltime job. He's searching someone to team up and bank. And that is possible here, found some interesting ventures myself.