BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Like humas, computers also have ways of communicating. The language used by computers is not human language, but code or machine language.
The structure of machine language is very simple because it only consists of two numbers, namely the digits 0 and 1 or often called binary. You can give instructions to the computer using machine language. However, this method is not practical and takes a long time.
As a solution, a programming language (coding) was born as a means to communicate with computers. Without coding from the programmer, the computer cannot do anything, it’s just an ordinary pile of iron.
So, can doing coding earn rupiahs? Here are ‘six ways to earn money through coding’ a la teacher of Informatics Engineering Department Universitas Pasundan, Sandhika Galih, ST., MT.
- Working in a Company
You can work in the company as a back-end developer, web developer, app developer, software developer, software engineer, UX designer, dan profesi lainnya.
Keuntungan yang bisa kamu dapat ketika bekerja sebagai programmer di perusahaan adalah pendapatan stabil, memperoleh tunjangan, dan lain-lain yang melebihi ekspetasi. Kamu juga akan mendapatkan jenjang karier yang baik.
- Menjadi freelancer atau pekerja lepas
You can be a freelancer; and you will not be associated to any companies. Benefits you can get, when you become a freelancer is that you can set your own income.
You can find a freelance project which is suitable to your skill and ability. Incomes you get from doing freelance could be bigger than when you work in a company.
Besides, you can also have free time and do not have operational hours, like at the office. But do not forget, you must prepare your portfolio when a client comes to you.
- Create a digital product
Digital products could vary; including plugin, library, script, extension, web template, e-book, online course, and many more.
You can also sell the product you made at the marketplace, such as Envanto Market, Udemy, Template Monster and many more.
Usually, the income you earn will be cut by the marketplace as the shared income. If you do not want it to be cut, you can create your own website and sell the products on your own.
- Being a content creator
You can create contents in the form of video, writing and microblog, such as tutorial or progamming tips.
You can also create a tutorial video in YouTube, and earn money from it, by doing monetize. You can also make a blog, site, or portal which consist your writing about programming.
For microblog, you can create a content through your social media, such as Instagram.
By content creation, you can give value which will later expand your audience.
- Crete a software as a service (SaaS)
SaaS is indeed becoming a trend these days, namely Zoom, Canva, Trello, Moka Pos and many more. However, it is hard to created them on your own.
If you already have a skill and experience, it is possible for you to create your own SaaS. If it succeeded, it would even gain more profits for you.
- Project open source
You can make a free product which is useful for many people. Later, people can modify the project you have made to make it better. Some popular open sources include Bootstrap, Laravel and Vue JS.
The income was commonly earned by donation given to people who consider your product useful. (Reta)*