Now, obviously the most common form of this is to work a 40 hour/week job in exchange for a good salary. The range high huge depending on your skill level and experience, so anywhere between $50,000-$250,000 a year is possible as a salaried programmer in the United States. (Please adjust for your local economy before calling me names in the comment section)

Yes, but you really need to dig. And I mean really dig deep. There is a lot of crap on Clickbank. In fact, lots of it is from several years ago, and there's no way to really tell when the product released, unless you look at the gravity of the product. Remember, “gravity” is a number that represents how many affiliates have made commissions lately. It's not a 1/1 ratio (they don't give the exact math), but the higher the better. I've seen high gravity being 50+ and low gravity as low as less than 10. 

Holly told me she started writing content in 2011. At the time, she still worked a full-time job but created content online part-time to supplement her income. Over time, she was able to double and triple her rates until she could quit her full-time job to write. These days, she makes bank as a freelance writer and teaches others to do the same via her online course, Earn More Writing.
Do you search the Internet? Want to get paid for it? Swagbucks is a site that rewards you for doing various online tasks like taking surveys, watching videos, and using their search engine. When using their search engine, you get reward points after several searches, usually in the amount of 10-15 points. You can start cashing out rewards at the 500 points mark.
If you’re willing to take on some risk and have the heart of a true hustler, you can make extra money online doing commission-only sales for startups and other businesses. While you won’t be getting a regular salary, with the right sales strategies and skills as an inside sales rep, you can make decent money for each sale you bring in. And because you’ll most likely be working with startups, if you can negotiate a little equity you could profit big time if you're pitching a solid product and the startup succeeds.
All those spam emails you get about making money from online surveys aren’t as crazy as they seem. You can in fact make money from taking surveys online. Will you make enough to pay the bills? Probably not. This work is best left for side money rather than something you rely on for rent. You can get paid different money for different types of surveys, but you will have to prove that you fit the demographic the survey is targeting. Answer the questions honestly and you will see which surveys you are qualified to take.
And last, the content of your ad. If attractive or intriguing, it will be used more. If it is boring or boilerplate, people won’t be drawn to click on it. This process becomes second nature, especially when you see what works in general and for your audience, and how to hone your budget for maximum exposure and effectiveness. Once it is a habit for you, you will see clearly how gurus use these steps to make thousands of dollars every day.
This is another way of making income online. You can share your programming ideas and tips through your website(may be in the blog section). The design should be very pleasing and what you share inside the website should reflect your identity and skills. In fact you are branding yourself. You will get lots of reach in between programmers and other people of common interest. Share your portfolios too inside the website. Reply to the comments and clarify the doubts of the visitors regularly. This kind of interactions makes you popular in the circle, and amount of trust rises day by day which brings you income and clients in many ways.
You don’t have to use video: People like to watch videos about something, rather than reading about that something. But, more people than ever before are surfing the web on their mobile device. A whopping 66% of emails are read on the phone. This means people are seeing your stuff for the first time while they are on the go. They might even be at work. And you can’t just sit down and view a video at work– the boss is watching.
Next you can use Facebook to promote your affiliate product by becoming the top commenter, you will get lots of clicks. This is a simple way of showing people your Clickbank product. Make sure you don't spam because people don't like that at all, you have to add value. Forums are also a good way to promote and give out value while driving traffic to your free website where your link will be. So go out there and give it a go this is a great way to make some money online.
If you can create value-driven, entertaining video content around tutorials and actionable tips and tricks, people will be happily subscribe to your regular free content. If you can grow your subscriber base to a few thousand subscribers, your videos can start generating pretty substantial income from ads being displayed on them. Many YouTube users make well into the millions each year.
If you want to help shape products in their early stages, joining an online focus group or answering survey questions is a great way to make extra money online. They don’t pay as much as some of the other options we’ve highlighted, but you can join groups on sites like Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and IPSOS that pay out through Amazon gift cards, check, or PayPal. You’ll be asked to provide a bit of information about your demographics (age, location, etc…), but after that you can get going making money through surveys.

As a programmer one thing that annoys me are web designers who cant do any better than me but get paid thousands for non-functional designs made mostly of stock photos and bad frameworks. I have to go in and do at least 80% of the work and only make hundreds.. This demonstrates the power of a portfolio that is visual and making technical aspects and rigor nuances..
And while, much like baby sitting, the amount of money you make from house sitting will vary greatly depending on the duration of your services, area, and clients, you can make hundreds if done right. Spread the word that you are available to house sit through Facebook (FB) groups or local channels (as well as through friends or family connections) that may help you find a job. 
If I have a blog that is getting 100,000 page views a month that means that I’m probably getting at least 50,000 people to the site (most blogs will do between 1.2 to 1.4 pages per session). That means I have to try and get some small percentage of those people to buy something from me if I really want to do well. If I can’t get them to buy something then (in some cases) I have ads running on the site that will make me money anyways.

Awesome article! I think it is really important to have a part-time job. You can make some money and build character, not to mention some experience. When I was attending university I worked a part time job at the front desk and it certainly helped me make some walk around money that was steady. Also a lot of the time with these jobs you can make your own schedule.

If you’re an expert at something, there’s going to be an audience of people online who would be willing to pay to become self-sufficient in your field. If you do development work for a client who’d like to learn how to cover the basics on her own, so they can stop paying you for ongoing work, why not embrace that reality and offer her access to a set of online courses that’ll teach them the basics of what they want to accomplish? Even if you just have a client you’d like to start lessening your workload with, offer to put together a customized package of content for them to learn how to satisfy their own needs after you’re gone and place a premium value on that content.
It was really nice to go through your article..very interesting indeed. Actually, i m in a similar situation. I know html / CSS / little bit of seo. Now, I have to earn my livelihood through freelancing only. I am confused whether to go for Android dev. or web applications dev…Moreover if its web, then which among the big 3, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress should I focus on entirely. I have heard and seen that wordpress market is pretty much saturated if i am not wrong. Anyways, plz do kindly put your valuable advice as to where is the most demand n at the same time less competition. Its worth mentioning here that I shall have to focus only on the online freelancing sites for projects.
I started out as a newbie in 2010, and quit my job in 2012. Now I spend my days helping other people on their own businesses. If you want to start a new online business or have an existing one you need help with, you can get 1-on-1 support from ME! All you need to do is join the same online business training center where I learned to build my first business.

As long as there is still the written word, there will always be editors. Freelance editing and proofreading not only pays a decent hourly wage, it also gives you the chance to read about potentially interesting topics too. What's more, pursuing freelance writing & editing as a business idea can afford you a lifestyle that lets you travel the world as a digital nomad. You can find lots of job postings from companies and individuals in need of writing, proofreading, and editing services on Upwork, which makes this a high-demand opportunity to make money online.
To get inspiration for the modules, I would jump on Twitter any time I saw a conversation about Scrivener. Through Twitter, I connected with people who used the program and could provide valuable insights. I even found people to test the beta version of my course through Twitter, and this was also a great way to figure out how much people would pay.
Totally awesome Gael. Thank you so much for sharing. Yes, the per-engagement presell sequence strategy is the way to go in 2015 – pulling folk in with front end value content building that all important relationship factor and enticing them to opt in for more…, then offering them a solution at a lower price as it’s the first offer on TY page…and then promoting the opt in throughout your posts starting out with the problem, then turning it into finding the solution (as you have done above, lol!), plus Outbrain to LINK relative content, AND get affiliates on board + repeat with many blog posts and many offers, specially ads via FB and Pinterest Pin posts – man this is a powerful win-win. Makes SO much sense to me – am doing this right from NOW…Will be following your CB success and I’ll report back mine… R.
Great post! If you know one programming language than you can understand any programming language depend's on your interest.Every programming language has it's own place.In programming world you never know when the latest trend change.so it's better idea to keep learning and keep updated.sometimes you think you gets a feeling that you know everything and sometimes you get the feeling you still need so much knowledge.so keep learning and gets latest trend's i like to add one more artcle with this articlewhich programming language to learn in 2015 read this
I started promoting these products in 2010/2011 when I was still a newbie. I don't work on these sites any more, but they are still making me money two 4 years later. I learned a lot since then, and I definitely would NOT choose the same products again! But I do absolutely zero work on these websites except to update them, which means I make about $1200 per hour promoting Clickbank products!
Student life is already hard and expensive enough as it is. Most of us had to balance classes and work, and were expected to have good grades. Work study jobs may not provide enough money, or it may all need to go to tuition, and finding a job for just the summer, or that fits into a limited schedule, can be difficult. But by using creativity, it’s entirely possible to get through college with some interesting work experience, great stories, and a little extra cash.
If you see yourself coding for less than 4/5 years and see it as a way of providing for yourself generously while you go through college to your true career (assumably something else), this is for you. This path avoids deeper levels of logic and doesn't give a more fundamental understanding of how code truly works and everything "behind the scenes".  It will however give you tools to build commercially valuable products that will put a roof over your head and pay for your tuition. If you really commit to this path, you can reasonably make about 3-5K a month by freelancing yourself online.
Do what you know. There are many programming languages out there on the market. When you do freelancing, you should remember that clients pay you to solve problems. You are not paid to learn new tools and languages. It is always good to expand your programming skills to learn other languages. However, you should only bid for the job that you are confident with.
With drop shipping, you’re effectively partnering with a manufacturer or wholesaler to sell their products. This way, you don’t pay upfront costs to buy inventory, aren’t sitting on unsold items taking up expensive warehouse space, and don’t have to deal with shipping the products yourself. You simply create your site, fill it with drop shippable products, and drive in customers, with almost everything else done for you.
This can be very lucrative, specially when you know how to setup sales funnels, autoresponders and drive traffic through Facebook or Google Adwords. Although this is not for the faint hearted. It is great if you love people, and you are good at navigating difficult situations should they arise. But there is plenty of business out there, the majority of local business owners are warming up to the concept of digital marketing.
So maybe you won't make as much per hour as you would during some brief, weird supply/demand anomaly like COBOL in '99, but once you know C, you can learn that language, and the next, and the next. Because if there's one long-term constant in this industry, today's hot skill is a quaint novelty in a few years. Learn the skills behind the skills and you'll do great.
If you want more leverage and control of your business then creating your own product is the way to go. Package your knowledge and use sources like upwork.com or Fiverr - Freelance Services Marketplace for The Lean Entrepreneur for help with the things you are not good at. Then spend your time getting more affiliates and increasing your gravity score. How do you get traffic? By running ads on CB and other aff sites, doing solo ads to aff marketing lists, email outreach, FB messenger outreach to bloggers with big fan pages related to what you do, and so on… You don’t even need to use Clickbank if you have your own product but if you struggle with traffic, it is a good method to get your brand out there. From there you can email your affiliates whenever you have something new to promote and arrange private deals.
One of the cool things about Google AdSense is that it's so easy to get set up. If you have a blog or website, you can sign up for a free Google AdSense Account. From there, Google will give you a unique code that you will paste onto your website. Google takes it from there, tracking your page views, traffic, and earnings on your behalf. There is no upkeep or maintenance to get this thing going, which makes it a no-brainer if you have a website already.
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Online tutoring can be fun when you’re a master in any given field/subject. There are tons of videos online offering tutorial lessons and this is only the beginning. Learning is gradually shifting from a physical classroom to a virtual classroom. So if you are knowledgeable in any field, it’s time to commercialize your knowledge. It does not have to be academically related, if you’re interested in the latest fashion, health and wellness, consultation, music it open to you.
Another popular site to earn money doing gigs is Amazon's Mechanical Turk. You get paid a very small amount per gig (sometimes as low as $0.05) but you can do these tasks very quickly. For example, you could be asked to identify a picture or type certain text. When I was in college, I used to do these gigs in class and earn money while taking notes.
Regarding your question about platforms. I guess it depends on how selective you want to be with your work. If you’re after volume I’d definitely recommend learning WordPress, it’s the most widely used. If you’re wanting to specialize, some people specifically ask for Joomla or Drupal and behind WordPress these seem to be the most used. It’s pretty easy to pickup work in any of these, sign up for elance or odesk and browse arounds some of the jobs to get a feel for what the demand is like behind each platform and make your choice.
I recently covered this topic in depth. Here are the 10 most important languages for a programmer to master. In my view, a coder who does not know at least one of these is wasting his or her time on weak technologies: http://hackishword.com/blog/2014/the-10-most-important-programming-languages-ever Also, here's another decent post on the subject, but I highly recommend you go with my list of 10, spoken from someone with a lot of coding under my belt: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-programming-languages-2014-12#ixzz3NZpkvjuJ

Outbrain is not necessarily the network of choice, it was just an example. As for tracking the ROI usually you’ll want to track campaigns in Google analytics and track clicks on affiliate links as event and average value/email or you’ll want to duplicate the post and run paid traffic to the duplicate so you know exactly what the conversions are as you can put them in separate email lists etc too.
Next, you’ll need the right tools. You can be as complicated or simple as you want depending on your comfort with audio equipment, but at the minimum you’ll want a microphone and software for recording your voice. Companies like Behringer, Blue, Focusrite, and others sell studio-quality plug-and-play podcast setups that can get you recording today.
The more traffic you have, the more money you can make with ClickBank. In order to maximize your traffic, you should spend some time identifying commonly searched keywords that relate to the product you plan to sell. If you create articles and other content based on those keywords you can often get some traffic from search engines, especially if you target the less competitive long-tail keywords in your niche. 

While there are endless sites you could write for depending on your experience, one common option for freelancing is UpWork. While the actual amount you make will vary greatly depending on your experience, the site, and how frequently you freelance, you could make well over $1,000. And, lots of sites pay by hour as well, earning you an average of $15 to $20 per hour.

Beyond selling notes, most college students write papers…lots and lots of papers. Don't let these assignments go to waste. There are services that will buy your old college papers. For example, you could look at GradeSaver. This services allow you to sell your old essays and get anywhere from $15 to $100 for them. If you're writing multiple papers per semester, this could be a great little side income.
Like talking to people and helping walk them through problems? You can bring in extra income as a contract customer support superstar for companies all over the world. Due to the 24/7 nature of online businesses, companies are looking for people in different time zones to help deal with issues that their users are having. Better yet, if you have experience in service or retail you’ll be perfectly suited. Check out indeed or the other remote job boards I listed earlier to find opportunities.
You should also read - Six ways to make 5000 $ USD per month through blogging , where I've mentioned methods to earn money through your blog. It contains true income report of people who makes more than 75,000 USD per month from their blogs . Programmers can always start programming blogs ,go through the article if you want to make some money through blogging.
Languages are mostly irrelevant. Any Tom, Dick or Harriet can learn them. The skill is to be able to write algorithms. You can learn every programming language under the sun and still write rubbish code. If I am looking for a developer/programming I look for someone who is strong in 1. Mathematics 2. Ability to state a problem. 3. Can understand complicated and ambiguous things. 4. Works from the perspective of the user (it is amazing how easy it is to spot a program written by programmers without taking into account how the user might use it) 5. Constantly questions the specifications 6. Doesn't make assumptions. 7. Oh, and knowing some programming languages is an advantage!

Coding and programming. Yikes. I took a programming class one for a semester in college and it was the toughest class I’ve every taking. Trying to learn code is like learning a foreign language. LOL. I really did enjoy your site though. Such a helpful site for helping people make money online. I know a few developers who would love the information on this page. I’ll be sure to let them know about it. Great Stuff!
If you’re the vendor, then you create your own product and set it up using Clickbank’s system. They then list your product in their marketplace so that tens of thousands of affiliates can see you. They handle the tracking using unique tracking links and cookies so they know exactly where the sale came from and credit the referring account accordingly.
Outbrain is not necessarily the network of choice, it was just an example. As for tracking the ROI usually you’ll want to track campaigns in Google analytics and track clicks on affiliate links as event and average value/email or you’ll want to duplicate the post and run paid traffic to the duplicate so you know exactly what the conversions are as you can put them in separate email lists etc too.
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