With the growth in online businesses, the world is witnessing that the demand for web developers is drastically increasing.
Hi everyone, in this article, we will see the ways in which a web developer can make money. also, opting for any way completely depends on individual interests and also requires dedication.
Pre-requisites to get started
In order to get started with making money in any field, one has to be aware of their interested niche and also the fundamentals of it. Similarly, to make money as a web developer, you need to be aware of the web development niche and its fundamentals.
How to gain the pre-requisites
There are many free tutorials out there on youtube to provide you with knowledge on web development. Either You can watch and learn from youtube or if you can afford a few hundred and wants a well-structured and well-guided tutorial then you may learn it from an online learning platform as well. Here’s a link to an online learning platform GWiz Academy.
Let’s explore the ways in detail
Please Know that You will have the opportunities to make money as a web developer in accordance with the stages of your career.
Let’s break down your web developer career into 3 stages
First stage – Beginner web developer
With the first stage, I mean, consider yourself as a beginner or with experience of fewer than 2 years
Internship (1st way)
If you are a beginner and have no experience at all then your portfolio is what will get you started. During the gain of pre-requisites i.e., while learning through youtube or online learning platforms you will have to make sure that you are acquiring skills that can be showcased via portfolio, and With the help of your portfolio, you can land an internship. Once you get an internship you will get the experience of working on real-time projects that will boost your skills to get you into a full-time job.
You earn all these by doing an internship which helps you in earning more money in the future.
- Actual work experience
- Application of knowledge
- Networking with professionals
- Learn firsthand
- Field experimentation
- A paycheck
- Increased professional confidence
- Boost in the understanding of how jobs work
- A full-time job contract possibility
- Increased interpersonal skills
Full-time job (2nd way)
If you are a person with less than 2 years of experience, you should consider the option for a full-time job. With a full-time job, you get access to not only a steady income but also to job advancement opportunities.
For full-time opportunities, you can try Stack Overflow, Linked In, etc.
Let me tell you, Here’s a trick with upwork.com. You can search and find job opportunities according to your skills. For example, you are great at HTML and CSS. Then you just have to type HTML and CSS in Upwork’s job search bar and you will be provided with the jobs related to your skills.
The average income in a full-time job
On average, a web developer earns more than 3 LPA. doesn’t matter how much you are getting paid unless you get to learn and have growth in your skills.
Second Stage – Intermediate web developer
With the second stage I mean the person with 2-3 years of experience can make money through the following options:
By Freelancing (3rd way)
How wordpress is best for freelancers
- WordPress is a huge market with plenty of opportunities for remote freelance web developers. There is good money to be made. all you will need are good clients. We will also let you know of a platform where you can find potential clients.
- WordPress is very beginner-friendly. No matter what your particular skill set is, it’s possible to create an attractive and functional site. The platform has been designed to prioritize ease of use.
You can begin with freelancing once you get the experience of 2-3 years through your full-time job because now you will be aware of the web development industry and also the skills it requires to build a complete project. Of course, the capabilities of doing the projects will differ and here you need to keep an eye for the suitable projects
Ways to get clients while freelancing
- Locally: you get get the clients locally via your networks or also through third parties.
- Meetup.com: For freelance opportunities, one can make use of meetup.com. Through meetup.com you can get the client to know you, you can build their trust towards you, and the chance to get a client is much higher than getting a client locally.
The average income of a freelancing web developer
Freelancers earn about $20 per hour. This earning differs from person to person and according to their skills.
Part-time remote assistance (4th way)
If you want to acquire web development work opportunities across the globe then you can go for part-time remote assistance jobs. On the sites like Upwork.com, you can find the best jobs which are also a right fit according to your skills.
Third stage – Advanced web developer
By the 3rd stage, I mean when you have 5+ years of experience. Now you will be in a position where you will feel confident about your skills and about passing on your knowledge to others in order to help the beginners or give back to the community.
Create matter that is useful for the community (5th way)
There are plenty of ways in which you can share your knowledge with the community.
Few are listed below:
1. Create an e-book and sell it online
You can compile your web development expertise, knowledge, experiences, etc into an e-book and sell it to beginners and learners and help them grow in their knowledge. An example of this kindle edition kind of book is of web development series by andy vickler.
2. Conduct workshops & seminars and offer live training
With your industry expertise and knowledge about current job requirements, You can offer mentorship-based live training to the learners and prepare them for their dream jobs.
3. Create themes, plugins, UI components, etc.
You can make your own WordPress themes and sell them at TemplateMonster, Themeforest, Creative Market, etc or you can also sell them from your own website
You can sell your WordPress plugins at CodeCanyon. You may also sell it from your own blog, or by creating a separate site for it. You can also make money by working on custom plugin projects.
4. Create courses and sell on the online learning platform
You can partner with online learning platforms like udemy and offer your knowledge through exclusive courses. Also, you can independently offer your courses through your own platform.
5. Start a YouTube channel and teach online
If you have got the knowledge which you can share with the learners with your unique and amicable way of teaching then this can result in building your viewers and get you the revenue in return via your youtube channel.
I hope this article serves you with ideas and you find it helpful in the present and in the future too.
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