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Shahid Shaikh's photo

I work full time in Accion labs inc as Senior Software engineer and this is what I do to earn extra money.

  • Blogging ( I have my blog where I post programming tutorials and Ads generate revenue)
  • Premium content - My blog is quite famous and people pay me to host their article on my blog.
  • Books - I author two books published under Packt publishing company.
  • Affiliate marketing - Make good user base via an email list and promote awesome products made by others to generate good commission.
  • Products - Currently building a product to solve content marketing automation that can generate revenue in future.

If interested, my blog is https://codeforgeek.com

Hope it help.s

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Shahid Shaikh's photo

Basically, you generate good traffic and then apply for platform such Adsense or Adsoptimal ( it's working way better than Adsense) and once approve, place their ads.

Another way is using ad units sold from BuysellAds platform, where you can sell your ad unit for fixed cost or impression based and choose ad which is relevant to your blog for higher conversion.

Juanita Sutton's photo

I think for a developer there are many channels to make money. What you call as a channel for "extra money" may be the major source of income for others. Here are a few things a developer can do:

  • Freelancing (ofcourse)
  • Consulting
    • Advising companies and individuals on how to use certain technologies
  • Making online videos
    • Teaching people online through YouTube, Vimeo, etc. This can be a good source of income as well.
  • Writing online articles
    • Writing articles for sites like SitePoint, Smashing Magazine, etc. In fact, Hashnode is also paying authors for writing Hashnode Original articles. Read this.
  • Writing books
    • Publish books for Smashing Magazine or self publish at Leanpub
  • Get a full time job 🤓
Justin's photo

I work full time as a developer and 2 nights a week I teach a college class on...you guessed it... Full Stack Web Development

frank smith's photo

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Luis Eduardo Liberal Rojas's photo

Well my way is to freelance and develop mobile apps with adNetworks and inAppPay products, then when i won some money i try to invest it into departments for example. I'm on my initial phase of this personal program :D

John  Russell's photo

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Anna Famm's photo

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