Do you want to make money with your Java skills? Well, who doesn’t want to make money? Money is something that is really important in every person’s life and it can make a significant impact on the quality of someone’s life.
If you are a Java developer but don’t know how to monetize your skills, then I’ll try to help you out in this article. We will see some obvious and non-obvious ways to make money using Java. Without any further ado, let’s dive right in.
Java Developer Job
Do you know how much money do Java developers make? The average salary of a Java developer is around 70,000 USD, according to PayScale. Many Java developers make more than 1,00,000 USD a year, and hence, a Java developer job can be a great way to make money.
Obviously, the salary range can vary based on the location and the type of role. But still, Java developers can make decent money wherever they are.
So if you want to become a Java developer and get a job in a company, you have to do some preparations. You need to have some experience in building Java projects and solving problems.
I can say from my experience is that when you go for an interview, the most important thing that you should have is confidence. Confidence matters a lot in interviews. The interviewer can’t find out how skilled you are from a few minutes of interaction.
Of course, you need to have the skills, but more than that, you should know how to show your skills to the interviewer. You’ll be confident in answering any questions if you have done many projects by yourself. I would also suggest you create a good resume and LinkedIn profile.
And finally, you should be patient. You may not get the job in your first interview. You should be ready to apply for hundreds of jobs and attend all the interviews that come your way. If you do the work and be patient, you’ll definitely get a good developer job.
Online tutoring is an underrated way of making money using your coding skills. I think it’s one of the easiest ways to monetize your Java skills. But still, most people don’t know about this or they don’t try it.
Even if you are a beginner, maybe having 2 or 3 months of experience in programming, you can still teach online to absolute beginners.
And most of the time, these beginners will prefer you to the Java professor who is having 10 years of experience. It’s because they’ll be able to relate to you than the professor. After all, you were in their situation just a few months ago. So you will be able to know what are the challenges that these beginners are facing.
And the best thing about online tutoring is that you’ll also learn the technology pretty thoroughly. It’s a great opportunity to earn while you learn.
There are many online tutoring platforms that you can use. Some of the platforms I know are Wyzant, TakeLessons, TeacherOn, People Per Hour, etc. Just go to these platforms and sign up as a tutor.
There are a lot of people who need one-to-one coaching and you can help them out. Fix an hourly rate for teaching Java and you’ll be good to go. If you haven’t tried this yet, just give it a chance and see how it works out for you.
I have written an entire article on how to teach programming online and earn money. You should definitely check it out to know more details.
Freelancing is a great way to make money if you are a programmer. You can start freelancing on online platforms like Upwork, Freelancer, Fiverr, etc., where you can find a lot of clients looking for software developers.
If you know how to develop applications using Java, then you can monetize your skills by freelancing. Many developers make more money by doing freelancing than a job pays. It might be a bit difficult to get the first few clients. But once you get a few clients and reviews, you’ll get more clients and then you can increase your rate.
You can also try finding some local clients. Ask your friends or relatives whether they know someone who needs a web application and build that for them. Or you can even find some not-so-good web apps and update them. Even if you do it for free, you’ll get some real-world experience that you can show on your portfolio and resume.
One more tip I would give is to go to your city or town and find out the shops or businesses that need a web application. Build an application for them or update their existing apps. This network of clients might give you furthermore opportunities in the future.
Once you get some experience, then it would be much easier to get more clients and develop your freelance business. So you can try out freelancing and work from wherever you want, whenever you want.
Programming Content Creation
Content creation is a popular way to market yourself as a programmer and earn some money. Many programmers create tutorials on YouTube and other platforms to help people learn to code. YouTube itself can be a good earning source as you can put advertisements on your videos using AdSense.
YouTubers can also make money by promoting other businesses via sponsorship or affiliate marketing. They can even make their own products and sell them to their audience. There is a huge potential in this area and you’ll see more and more coders coming to this field to make money.
Creating online courses or membership sites is a great way to make money, as it can be somewhat passive. You can create courses on platforms like Udemy, Coursera, etc., or your own websites. But it requires a lot of hard work. You can’t just put some crappy videos online and ask for money. Create high-quality content and money will automatically come.
Apart from the video content, you can also try blogging or podcasting. These also require some dedicated work and patience, but they can give you a lot of opportunities in the future.
Bonus Tips to Make Money With Java
There are many other ways to make money using programming. If you just use your creativity and programming skills, you can find unique ways to earn money.
You can build your own startup or an online tool to help someone. Also, you can approach enterprises by finding some ways to automate their tasks. That way, they will make more money in less time, and you can ask for decent compensation.
Many programming competitions and hackathons are conducted online and offline these days, and they give prize money to the winners. That can also be a way to make money if you are good at competitive programming.
Find some college students who are looking for help in building their projects. You can help them build their projects and earn money.
The opportunities are endless. You just need to be creative and willing to do the hard work.
If you are interested in knowing all the applications of Java, check out this article.
Finally, I just want to say that making money is proportional to how helpful you are. Genuinely try to help people and money will come to you. The more people you’ll help, the more money you will be able to make using programming.
So go ahead and use your skills to help people. Make their lives easy. You’ll earn money, but more than that, you’ll be satisfied with your work. Keep working hard with creativity and passion, success is coming.
Thanks for reading. Happy coding!