A programmer is a creator. You know, you can create applications (be it web or mobile). Why don’t you create an app and make money out of it? If things work in your favour, you may even be able to make it a full time business.
Making money from an app is a passive income model. You create an app as a product. People download your products (or subscribe to your Software as a service (SaaS), and as long as they keep using it, you’ve an income opportunity.
Based on your skills & expertise, you’ve different opportunities to create an app. For example, you’re a PHP developer with good experience in WordPress CMS platform and Magento shopping cart platform.
5.Programming Contests & Bounties
Do you like to try a fun way of making money coding online? I am speaking about bounty programs and contests! Unlike other methods we discussed so far, this is not a sure shot way to make money programming. But its definitely fun and explores the skills in you.
A bounty program usually rewards you when you find a security issue /bug and report it with proof (how to reproduce the bug). All big companies like Microsoft, Intel, Facebook, Github, and many thousands of other companies run bounty programs related to security.
For example, Github offers 30,000 US Dollars as bounty rewards for anyone who submits a valid critical security issue. They have various bounty rewards, the simple ones starting from 500 USD. Just like Github, many other companies have bounty rewards in different categories.
The problem with bounty programs is that, you cannot ensure a steady flow of revenue. Just as the name ‘bounty’, you hit a jackpot when you actually find a critical vulnerability. If you cannot claim any valid security issue, you don’t get a penny!
If you’re good at developing games, you can make passive income. Games are a combination of good designs, 3d models, and programming. If you lack any skills, form a team (2 or 3 persons) to compliment your skills.
Upload your games in Google Play Store or iOS App store or other popular game marketplaces.
You can monetize games using in-app advertisements and in-app purchases.
Making money from advertisements is an easy to follow route, but often not producing great returns (unless you get millions of downloads).
The best strategy to make high returns (money) is to adopt in-app purchases. Design your game strategically that forces players to make purchases to win the game.
7.Go Local – Get Projects
As an expert web developer or programmer, you can always make extra money by taking consultation projects. Do you know you’ll get many projects from the local area you reside in?
For example, you’re a mobile app developer living in London, United Kingdom. Many startups and small businesses would be searching locally (in London) for app developers who can help with mobile application development.
If you list yourself in local directories, you’ll get reach to those who search local developers. Google My Business is a great option to get projects locally. I’ll show how.
If you’re not familiar with Google My Business, it is the Google maps based results we get when we make a query in Google. A result screenshot for the query “web developers near london” is shown below.
If you can setup an office address in your home or some co-working space near your place, you can also list in Google My Business. Once you get listed in Google My Business platform, you can improve the listing to rank higher for search keywords related to your niche.
I’ll show you some interesting data about keywords. Let’s find out how many people search with the keywords “web developer” and “mobile app developer” from the London area.
Google Soil has propelled a time-lapse highlight that lets clients wind back the clock and see how the world has changed over a few decades.
The include employments millions of lackey pictures from the past 37 a long time to let individuals scroll through time.
It permits individuals to see, for case, the withdraw of ice sheets nearby worldwide warming, or the deforestation of the Amazon over time. The company says it is the greatest overhaul to Google Soil in four years.
Google Soil employments comparative innovation to the broadly utilized Maps item, but is more centered on geography and investigation than open transport and bearings.
But the time-lapse include is worldwide - meaning clients can fair sort in any area and explore with anything pictures are available. Google is intensely promoting the apparatus as a way to raise mindfulness of climate alter and other natural issues. It pointed to the moving sands of Cape Cod and the drying of Kazakhstan's Aral Ocean as striking cases of how the scene is changing. But it moreover reports the boom in towns and cities over the world - from the fast extension of Las Vegas to the building of manufactured islands in Dubai.
"We have a clearer picture of our changing planet right at our fingertips - one that appears not fair issues but moreover arrangements, as well as mesmerisingly lovely characteristic marvels that unfurl over decades," Google said.
An Earth-sized video Under the hood, the unused adaptation of Google Soil is fueled by 24 million diverse obsequious photographs, from Nasa, the US Geographical Survey's Landsat extend, and the EU's Copernicus project.
"As distant as we know, time-lapse in Google Soil is the biggest video on the planet, of our planet," the company said. That kind of overwhelming handling in air-conditioned information centres employments endless sums of control, and incorporates a critical natural affect.
Google contends that all its information centres are carbon unbiased, in spite of the fact that it does this through the hone of offsetting - paying for natural ventures to "adjust" its utilize of energy.
The gigantic sum of authentic information moreover has other down to earth benefits - such as evacuating clouds. Any one set of photographs from the Earth's surface will have regions clouded by cloud cover that the disciple can't see.
In spite of the endeavors of companies like Samsung and Xiaomi, 5G back is still for the most part restricted to more costly phones. But beginning this year, you’re likely to see the include make its way to a more prominent number of budget phones much obliged to the presentation of Qualcomm’s modern Snapdragon 480 chipset and its built-in X51 modem.
The X51 underpins mmWave and Sub-6GHz groups, as well as both standalone and non-standalone arrangements, meaning it’s consistent with nearly any 5G organize in utilize nowadays. In testing, Qualcomm says the X51 put up download speeds within the ballpark of 2.5 Gbps over a 5G association. Transfers, in the meantime, maxed out at 660 Mbps. The modem is no slump when it comes to LTE either, with it conveying hypothetical downloading speeds of approximately 800 Mbps. Clearly you won’t get those sorts of numbers in day by day utilize, but given you live in a zone with 5G scope, Snapdragon 480 gadgets ought to feel bounty quick.
The story of the Snapdragon 480 is 5G back, but an unused, more competent modem isn’t the as it were important overhaul Qualcomm has built into its most recent chip. On the off chance that you’ve ever utilized a phone with a 400-series processor, you know they can be on the drowsy side. Much obliged to an 8nm fabricating prepare and modern CPU and GPU components, Qualcomm claims the 480 conveys up to 100 percent way better execution than its past era Snapdragon 460. We’ll got to see how those claims interpret into real-world execution, but with bolster for tall revive rate shows built into the chip, there’s the potential there for a responsive encounter.
Other striking upgrades incorporate back for Bluetooth 5.1, a few WiFi 6 advances and Qualcomm’s Fast Charge 4+ standard, which ought to decipher into speedier charging speeds — given you have got a consistent control connector, of course. There’s too a unused picture flag processor built into the chip that Qualcomm says can capture stills and recordings from three cameras at the same time. That’s one of those capabilities that’s cool in hypothesis, but phone producers regularly have inconvenience interpreting into a down to earth highlight.
The Snapdragon 460 finished up for the most part showing up in entry-level phones from Chinese producers like Oppo and OnePlus. And it looks like that’ll be the case once more with the Snapdragon 480. That’s not to say we won’t see it makes its way to North America. OnePlus as of late declared the Nord N100, which highlights the 460 and is on its way to the US and Canada. In any case, Qualcomm says the primary slate of Snapdragon 480-equipped phones will be declared over the another couple of months.
Google is supposedly testing a unused highlight that will appear TikTok , Instagram and other brief recordings in its carousel. This implies that instead of opening person apps to observe brief recordings, one will be able to observe them within the Google look comes about. As detailed by TechCrunch, the move ‘could offer assistance the company hold clients in look of social video amusement from completely taking off Google’s platform’.
Carousel of brief recordings was to begin with spotted prior this year inside Google Find. The customized bolster is found on the Google portable app and to the cleared out of the domestic screen on Android phones. The brief video carousel was at that point accessible to choose Android clients. The include collated recordings from stages like YouTube TikTok equal Trell and Google’s claim Tangi.
Expansion of the include to incorporate Instagram and TikTok recordings was to begin with spotted by Look Motor Roundtable through Brian Freiesleben’s tweet. The highlight was available when one looked for “packers” within the Google app.
The TechCrunch report clarifies that this “Short Videos” carousel is distinctive from Google’s Stories. Already known as ‘AMP Stories’, the Stories include was presented in October 2020 to the Google Look app. It is accessible to both iOS and Android running gadgets and comprises of short-form recordings. The substance is ordinarily made by Google’s online distributing accomplices like Forbes, USA Nowadays and others.