When it comes to using your coding skills, there are a vast amount of careers that you could go into. From working for a major brand in their software or IT team to joining a start-up and developing original software. But what about if are saving up for a holiday or just want to put away some cash for college? You can use your coding knowledge to do something on the side.
At Kano, we always promote using your screen time to do the best activities and education possible. Kano Club is a large resource of education coding workshops and skill-building. It can be really important in your personal time to take a break from the screen. Whether that be sport or socializing, the activities you do during your break from work are vital for good mental health. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t also do something fun with your favorite skill.
Coding isn’t just about working hard from nine to five. You can do a variety of activities that are fun and productive, while also bringing in extra cash that could help you towards big life changes or simple pleasures. Coding might just be the life skill you need to give you the best hustle possible.
Don’t forget that you need to be patient and consistent in order for your side hustle to fully work. Don’t give up when things get quiet or boring, let us show you our favorites to get you started.
Build An App
The world is dominated by apps. Whether it be how we buy things from Amazon, or how we travel with Citymapper. Apps have changed the world.
Now it is your turn to build your own app. Whether it is a niche you see in your own world or a better version of something you use. Create an app. Then, you could sell the app to make quick money on the various app stores. If you want the app to be free, then you have even more options for long-term financial bank.
A further way of monetizing your app would be to sell ad space across the platform or require in-app purchases to enhance the app’s experience. You could sell the application on Flippa if you wanted to move on.
After learning all there is to know about the coding world, why not offer your services to brands and organizations that are struggling with software/tech issues. Your freelance help could enable you to work for multiple clients at once and bring in quick cash.
Websites like Fiverr and Upwork provide a platform for freelancers to be found by some of the world’s biggest companies. It is quick and can bring in some really life-changing work. You could build up your portfolio and potentially create a permanent relationship with brands you make a connection with.
Start A Blog
Blogs are good right (not that we are bias or anything)? Well with your very own coding blog you can allow the world to see your coding skills firsthand.
Writing a coding diary about what you’ve done every day, what your coding tips are for beginners, or journaling about your favorite code on other platforms. The list of ideas for your blog is endless. But once you know your niche, you can turn your blog into simple cash via affiliate marketing.
Most worldwide blogging platforms like the very one we are on now, offer you the chance to join their affiliate marketing membership. Bringing in some cash for every read you get. The more fans, the more money.
Create Online Courses
The only way that future coders can become the person you are today, is with education. Helping others to improve their coding knowledge not only helps them but can always enable you to learn more about your own expertise too.
Joining platforms like Udemy and Coursera, enables you to make money by developing high-quality online courses for others to follow. You can help change someone’s life, what is more rewarding than that?
Join A Coding Contest
Yes, there are competitions for everything. If someone can win millions for playing video games, then you can win cash for coding! Ultimately, most of the world's competitions today are run by code, but these aren’t your average game of Chess or FIFA.
Start A YouTube Channel
If you are like us, then during your own coding education YouTube must have saved you many times. Problem-solving or providing new activities, YouTube can be the ultimate tool for any coder. So why not join in?
You could become someone else's hero by creating tutorials and workshops for others to follow to improve their skills. The best part is, you can earn cash while they watch. The more subscribers and views you obtain, the more YouTube gives back to you. It’s also a fantastic way to meet fellow coders and start your own community.
Create A Coding Instagram Profile
This one might seem hard, but we left it to last for a reason. All of the ideas above are doable and can be hugely rewarding, but the one that could be the most rewarding of all is on Instagram. Everyone knows the platform is a world of its own and the opportunity for success is massive. Join the coding community and build your own profile.
Share stories, give tips, and offer opportunities for others. The more you give to your own coding Instagram profile, the more your empire could build. Along the way, you might even enjoy yourself.
Let us know what you thought of our tips and what you get up to with your coding knowledge in the future.