Turning Your Programming Skills into Money without Black Magic

How does one turn programming skills into money? Is it magic? Good looks? Maybe a sleek MacBook Pro?

There are several ways you can turn your programming skills into a profitable venture. I’ll tell you about three. If you’re thinking about learning how to program, but don’t know if you’ll be able to make decent money with your desired skills (because of any tech slump or the economy in general), read on.

Get a Job!

The most obvious thing you can do to earn money as a programmer is to get a job. I’ll just lay this out for you as simply as I can.

How to Program – An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Software Development Trade


Developing software is a pretty good job. You typically get to work in an air conditioned office, sometimes even with unlimited free coffee. The pay is usually pretty good, too. And on top of that, you get to work with technology – sometimes the bleeding edge.

But how do you get a decent programming job? How can you turn this interest and close relationship you have with your computer into a income-generating venture?

I’m about to introduce you to programming.

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