Learning how to program can be a very valuable skill. Whether you’re looking to freelance with your skills or develop and build your own software.
When you know how to build software you can do things like building a consumer application, a niche web or mobile app, or even a mobile game. A lot of very successful businesses have been built on the back of software.
A lot of today’s software is built by large companies. But, if you look through the Google Play or Apple Store, you’ll find that a lot of the most popular apps have been built by people just like you.
If you’re looking to make money off your own software or apps, here’s an approach you can take:
- Do market research to uncover a pressing need;
- Build an MVP version of the software;
- Get feedback from initial users and beta testers;
- Integrate feedback and launch your first version to the world;
- Start marketing your software solution.
If you’re looking for inspiration, check out how Nathan Barry founder of ConvertKit was able to grow his software startup.
If building and selling your own software sounds to time-intensive, then you can profit off your programming skills right away by freelancing.
Spend some time digging through top freelancing platforms like Upwork and Freelancer and you’ll find a variety of gigs your skills are suited for. Or, you can visit the site Remoteok.io, which highlights a variety of remote programming positions you can apply to.
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