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Table of contents
- 1. Get a job as a Django developer
- 2. Start freelancing
- 3. Build a SaaS
- 4. Build an Ecommerce website
- 5. Create an open source project
- 6. Sell digital products
- 7. Teach other people Django
Maybe you'be been playing around with django for a while now and want to make the next step to make money using it.
There are many different ways to make money using Django, and in this article I will show you seven of them
1. Get a job as a Django developer
The most stable, and probably easiest way to make money with Django is getting a job as a Django Developer.
The salary is usually pretty decent, and you don't have to deal with the stress of getting new clients and similar
When you have a fulltime job, you can just show up in the morning, do what you are paid to do and when you leave in the afternoon, you don't have to think about it until the next morning.
2. Start freelancing
Freelacing is a great option for making money with Django. It can give you a lot of freedom to work where and when you want.
The negative side of freelacing is that you usually have to spend a lot of time searching for new clients and it's often an unstable option. At least in the beginning.
You also need to do a lot of administrative tasks like invoicing, follow up clients who don't pay, and similar
3. Build a SaaS
A SaaS is usually a web application that people subscribe to and pay you a monthly or yearly fee.
Building a SaaS is something a lot of developers wants to do.
If you're so lucky that you have created a SaaS that people want, you _can_ get a lot of freedom. Sometimes running a SaaS is a one-man show. This makes it easy to run it the way you like it and you can even take the work with you all around the World.
The hard part about this is getting users. You will probably be competing against services that's already out there, but that shouldn't stop you of course.
You just need to make sure that you can offer something they can't. Like better features or lower practice.
4. Build an Ecommerce website
This is a little bit similar to building a SaaS. The hardest part about this is to get enough customers.
Btw, if you want to learn how to build an ecommerce website, I actually have to different series for things.
5. Create an open source project
Many people think that spending time on open source projects is something you do for free. But there are actually many people making a lot of money doing this.
People can support you by donating money or they can pay you to implement new features for them, training, etc.
6. Sell digital products
Create a CMS, blog platform, ecommerce website or simething that people can buy and use. So exactly like an open source project, but the code belongs to you.
7. Teach other people Django
Making money from teaching other people can take a lot of time. You need many followers and readers to make money from ads.
But there are other ways to make money too:
- You can get sponsors
- People can become patrons
- People can donate to you
- You can sell things like ebooks or premium online courses
I hope this gave you an idea of what you can do to make money as a Django developer. These seven different ways of making money will of course fit all types of web development languages.
Please add a comment below if you have any other great tips for making money as a django developer.
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