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As part of your job as a web developer, you essentially contribute towards building the world wide web. But you can also channel the power of the web and make money online through it. Here are some of the ways that web developers can earn money online. While these means are perfect for amateur developers and those looking for some extra money, they’re also equally applicable for those who don’t want a regular job and instead prefer to make their entire living online.
Work as a freelancer.
Working as a freelancer is a great option for web developers who would like to retain their independence and handpick the projects they want to work on. To do this, just place the devresume on the appropriate job search site. You’ll get paid on the basis of how much you work or how much time you put in. Establishing yourself as a freelancer to reckon with may take time as you convince employers of your competence. But once you gain a reputation as a reliable freelance web developer you’ll have the freedom to take on assignments as per your choice.
Work on website flipping.
You could design brand new websites from scratch or buy outdated or poor quality websites and revamp them. Through both ways, you can earn a lot of money as the market is full of people on the lookout for well-designed and fully functional websites. An initial investment in a domain name and a subsequent hosting fee are prerequisites for website flipping so this is a great idea for those willing to put in a little money to make much more of it later.
Conceive and sell your own product.
If you’re inventive and have interesting ideas up your sleeve you could create new templates, write scripts or even author your own e-book. It could be anything, but as long as its 100 percent original and something that people would want to buy, you can make good money from it. Promoting your product, however, will require you to have some kind of financing.
Sell other products (affiliate marketing).
Alternately, you could have an up and running blog or website about different aspects of web development for the purpose of making money through affiliate marketing. You would have to display ads or write reviews about other company’s products and earn a commission if a purchase is made by a visitor who clicked on a link on your website.
Create your personal website.
Having an online portfolio is becoming commonplace now with websites full of content about peoples’ achievements to be looked at by prospective employers. However, as far as web developers are concerned, not just the content but the very design of the website is essentially a portfolio. So design yours with great care and effort. A well-designed website will foster your image and provide authority to your claims.
As a web developer, you possess a set of marvelous skills that are highly sought after nowadays. Every business requires a website in order to be successful and that’s where you come in. And designing a website is just the beginning. A good website needs to be properly managed and constantly updated, something that will offer you limitless employment opportunities.