MakeMoneyDev

My journey on Making Money as a Dev using different methods

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I want to share how I'm making money as a developer using different methods like blogging, Youtube, freelancing, mentoring and I want to try new ways too like building a SaaS and/or Digital Products.

October 23, 2020 300 Email Subscribers before launch

I created a simple landing page at https://makemoney.dev and added a form in case someone was interested to subscribe and get a notification once I'm launching.

Apparently, it got over 300 subscribers in about a week. The big part came from my previous email newsletter of about 2k people and the rest from Twitter.

I didn't promote it a lot but here and there I shared the progress and people joined the newsletter.

October 15, 2020 Got a sponsor to buy the Domain Name

After I launched the idea I started looking for a Domain Name for the new project. It wasn't easy to find a good one but when I found one it turned out to be quite expensive: $427.70... 😅

But then it hit me. I could leverage my Twitter audience in order to find a Sponsor. In exchange for getting the domain name, I offered a special section on the future website on the "sponsors" page.

After a couple of minutes, someone contacted me and we had a deal! 🔥

Shortly after that, I got 4 more people interested but I already made the deal so I had to turn them down but I might consider them again once the website goes live.

I want to share how I'm making money as a developer using different methods like blogging, Youtube, freelancing, mentoring and I want to try new ways too like building a SaaS and/or Digital Products.