Programming has become sort of an art. There aren’t a ton of people who know how to do it. So if you know how to program, you can put yourself in a very unique position to, not only get a job, but also to make money on the site by exploiting the good ol’ internet.

I have put together a short list of things that programmers can do to make a few extra bucks on the side. And it’s always nice to have a few extra bucks to go to the movies… or whatever you’re into.

1. Start a website: Since programming is such a unique field. People do need to know how to do it. So what if someone needs to do some programming work on their own endeavor, but they don’t want to actually take the steps to complete coursework and such? They usually go online to read about it. If you operate a blog that shows people how to do basic programming work, that is a great place to start. You can monetize the site with advertisements or even sell your time through workshops.

2. Build Applications: “There’s an app for that.” We hear it enough.  Basically there is an application for just about everything. But there are always ways of joining things together to make peoples lives easier, games, exploiting trends, etc. If you’re a programmer who is well versed in developing, these applications can take off like wild fire, and you can make a ton of money through ads or subscriptions. I mean, snap chat doesn’t even have ads or a paid subscription and it’s valued at over $1 billion.

3. Directories: You can always advertise your freelance programming services in online directories. This will allow your name to get out there, and for people to contact you for freelance work. You can advertise your particular areas of expertise and you will likely receive messages from people who need you on projects per contracts. It’s a good way to make money and get more experience.