How to turn your tech skills into dollars—even if you’re just starting out

28 Side Gig Ideas

Get inspired with over two dozen ways to earn money while you code

Income Potential

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Discover the perfect side gig for you!

  • 28 side gigs divided into categories like working with websites, selling a product, tech-related writing, and more: something for everyone!
  • Exactly what skills you need to know before you start (and which are not mandatory but nice to have)
  • Real data on how much you can earn with each side gig idea
  • The time commitment you can expect to invest
  • Tips and resources for how to get started on whichever idea is speaking to you! 

Laurence’s stellar track record of hustling for side gigs inspired me to make moves. Her advice and encouragement were crucial in informing my transition from full-time employment to contract work.


EdTech Consultant, New York

Hi! I’m Laurence Bradford, creator of Learn to Code With Me. Side gigs hold a special place in my heart, because that’s how my own journey in tech began. 

Shortly after I began learning to code, I landed a gig as an assistant to a web developer. It gave me a much-needed inside view of the industry and the chance to practice my new skills in a hands-on way.

I pieced together more “side gigs” to earn an income as a freelancer while I traveled through Asia.

Heck, even Learn to Code With Me started as a side gig (and I’m still pinching myself that I was able to take it full-time). 

Side gigs are the perfect “toe in the water” to build up your experience and confidence as you transition into tech. I’m excited to share these 28 ideas with you today :) 

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