How to Make Money With Javascript

Javascript is one of the most popular programming languages at the moment. The arrival of JavaScript web development frameworks rapidly increased its popularity, and now, JS is the King when it comes to web development.

The acceptance of JavaScript as the go-to language for web development has created a lot of opportunities in this field. JavaScript coders are well paid and there are a variety of opportunities at their disposal to make money.

In this article, let’s go through the obvious and non-obvious ways of making money using your JavaScript skills. Let’s dive right in.

JavaScript Jobs

First of all, let’s talk about the most obvious way to make money using JavaScript, which is JavaScript jobs. There are a lot of opportunities for JavaScript developers in the software industry. Most JavaScript jobs are related to web application development. 

Since JavaScript is used at both the client-side and server-side, companies hire JavaScript programmers as front-end developers, back-end developers, or full-stack developers. Knowing just the basics of JavaScript will not be enough to get hired as a web developer. 

For front-end web developer roles, companies prefer programmers who know HTML, CSS, BootStrap, JavaScript, and at least one JavaScript framework like Angular, React, Vue, etc. Different companies look for people who know different frameworks.

For back-end developer roles, companies look for JavaScript coders who know Node.js, a database technology like MongoDB or MySQL, and a little bit of front-end knowledge. 

If you have all the skills required for both the front-end and back-end developer roles, then you can also get hired as a full-stack web developer. Full-stack developers know how to build an entire website from scratch. They are like a one-man army for web development. If you want to know how to become a JavaScript full-stack web developer, check out this article.

According to Indeed, the average salary of a JavaScript developer is 1,10,000 per year in the United States. The salary can be way too less than this if you’re from some other countries, or if you don’t have much experience. But, I just wanted to mention that there is a huge potential for JavaScript developers and they can earn a great salary if they’re having pretty good skills. 

This is the time of remote jobs and hence you can look for jobs anywhere in the world. Even if you are from a place where the salary is not that great compared to other places, then you can look for opportunities in other locations.

To get a job, you need to have a good resume and communication skills. If you have done some good projects, then you can show those in your portfolio which will increase your chances of getting a job. It’s hard to get a job if you haven’t done any projects at all.

So, do some real-world projects, master JavaScript and a framework, and apply for as many jobs as you can. You’ll be able to get a job if you put in the effort.

Freelance Web Development

One of the best ways to make money with JavaScript is by freelancing. Many web developers choose freelancing as their career rather than going for jobs. Freelancing gives the flexibility to work from wherever you want, whenever you want. Since it gives freedom from time and location, many people are going for full-time freelancing.

When it comes to freelancing, web development is one of the most popular careers. Freelance web developers often make more money than people who do conventional jobs. If you have the skills to become a freelance web developer, then what I would suggest is to look for some local clients initially.

Go to your city or village and ask all the shop owners or business owners whether they want a website for providing their services online. You can also tell your friends and relatives about your work and they’ll refer if they come across people who need websites.

Once you have done some projects, create a portfolio website to list all the work that you have done. This will help you establish some authority in your field.

If you want to find clients from all over the world, you can use online platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer. It can be difficult to get clients initially. But once you get a few reviews and ratings, things will become easier.

Teach JavaScript Online

If you are good at JavaScript and you love sharing your knowledge with others, then teaching is a great option. There are various online platforms and companies that you can use to teach online and earn money.

To become a tutor, you don’t need to be a JavaScript expert. If you know the fundamentals and you can create basic applications using it, you can teach absolute beginners. You can relate to beginners more than an expert can since you have been in their place a few months ago.

Just like freelancing, you can find local clients for tutoring as well. If you want to look for clients around the world, use online tutoring platforms like Wyzant, TakeLessons, TeacherOn, PeoplePerHour, etc.

Sign up on these platforms and create a profile that shows your skills. Take the time and effort to make the profile as authoritative as you can so that clients will come to you. Don’t forget to add your contact details and other relevant information.

I have used TeacherOn in the past to get clients. I taught Python and web development basics to absolute beginners and that was a great experience. It is an easy way to make money compared to the other options. So I would recommend you try it.

You can make use of tools like Skype, Zoom, or any other similar platforms for teaching online. If you get local clients, you can teach in person as well. Check out this article for more information on how to teach programming online and earn money.

Create JavaScript Content

Content creation can be a great way to earn money these days. Many developers make a lot of money by creating online courses and YouTube channels. You can create a JavaScript-focused YouTube channel or blog and publish tutorials regularly.

Later, when a high number of people come to consume your content, you can show ads or sell digital products to earn money. You can also use affiliate marketing as a way to earn commissions when you recommend products. If you have great content, brands will sponsor your content and that can bring you a high percentage of income.

You can’t make money overnight with content creation. It requires a lot of hard work and patience to build an audience. Once you have an audience, you can then monetize the content.

I would suggest you focus on creating content and building an audience first. Don’t worry about making money when you start. The more value that you create for others, the more will be your chances to earn money.

Creating and selling online courses can bring passive income if you do the marketing correctly. You can create courses on your own website or use other platforms like Udemy or Coursera. If you have a big audience, selling a course can be a game-changer. It is a scalable model and there’s no limit to how much you can earn.

All of these options seem easy to do, but they are not. Consistency is the key when it comes to online content creation. If you are ready to put in the effort, go for this way to make money.

Some Bonus Ways to Make Money

There are can be many other ways to earn an income using your skills. You just have to be creative and think about the various options that you can have. You can build tools to automate some tasks and sell them. You can also join JavaScript coding competitions and hackathons, and most of them will have prize money for the winners.

You can also create your own start-up or a SaaS (software as a service) product. If you know some other ways to make money using JavaScript and web development, let me know in the comments section.

Final Thoughts

And we finally come to the end of the article. I hope you now have a good understanding of the various ways to make money using your JavaScript skills.

So go ahead and try out these options. Put in the work and be patient. Money will come to you as long as you provide value to the world.

Thanks for reading. Happy coding!

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