How to Make $1,000 as a Freelance Developer in 5 Easy Steps

How to Make $1,000 as a Freelance Developer in 5 Easy Steps

The idea that you can make a good living as a freelance developer is not new. In fact, it's been around for a long time.

But what if you're starting out? Or what if you want to make $1,000/month as a freelancer? How do you get started?

This blog will walk you through my steps to make $1,000/month from freelance development work in the first 6 months after leaving my job.

Sign up on or any other freelancing platform

Create a profile that describes your skills and experience as a programmer, and include links to any work you've done in the past. Make sure to include some examples of projects you've completed that are similar to what you want clients to hire you for.

Take up a project that involves building a simple website using any platform

Take up a project that involves building a simple website using any platform

It's time to get started on your dream project! Now is the perfect time to learn how to build websites from scratch. You'll be able to use the skills you've learned for years to come, and it will give you the confidence you need when approaching other projects in the future. Plus, building a website is an incredible way to learn how things work behind the scenes.

Publish your portfolio on GitHub

GitHub is one of the most popular open source code repositories and collaboration sites out there. It's a great way to showcase your code to potential employers, because it gives them a look at your coding skills, but also gives them an idea of how well you can work with other people and collaborate on projects as part of a team.

Plus, if you're applying for jobs at companies that use GitHub (many do), it shows that you're already familiar with their workflow—which could be a big plus in getting hired!

It's never been easier to get started building an audience online, thanks to platforms like Medium and They allow you to publish articles about any topic, whether it's related to code or not—and they have built-in audiences that are ready for your content!

If you've spent time building applications or websites with various programming languages, why not publish them on Medium? If you have some fun stories about how you got into coding (or even just some tips!), why not write them on

These sites are great places for developers to learn new things as well as share their experiences with others—and they're also fantastic places for developers who want a new job or freelance work!

Network with developers in your current role and use this as an opportunity to get referrals and testimonials.

You can start to build your network with developers by reaching out to people in your current role. This is a great way to get referrals and testimonials, which will help you as you look for new opportunities.

If you're looking for a new job, networking with developers in your current role is an excellent place to start. You'll be able to build relationships with people who are in the same field and have a similar experiences, which can help you find the next step in your career path. You may even be able to get some recommendations or referrals from them!


Getting your first $1,000 as a freelancer is not hard if you follow this 5-step guide.

These aren't just ideas, they are proven tips that you can apply right away. And by following them, you will get your first $1,000 as soon as possible and set yourself on the path to making a living as a freelancer and making a lot more money than you would have otherwise.

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