Coding Business

Tens of thousands of coders today work from home, are their own bosses, and earn six figures in the process. They are freelance coders with their own business.

How to Use Flow to Be More Productive as a Coder

“Flow is the source code of ultimate human performance” – Steven Kotler This is a chapter draft of my upcoming book “From One to Zero” with publisher NoStarchPress about minimalism in programming. The book will appear in 2021—stay tuned on my email list with lots of free Python content: In this chapter, you’ll learn about …

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Six Figure Coder

Freelance Developer – How to Code From Home and Earn Six Figures [Industry Report]

What keeps you going day after day? Your motivation is the most important building block of your success. In the following, I’d like to give you some fact-based motivation why creating your coding business online can easily be the most rewarding decision in your life.  Yet, motivation is not everything. If you want to make …

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Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in Software Development — Why Stealth Sucks

This chapter from my upcoming book “From One to Zero” (to appear with NoStarch 2021) teaches you a well-known but still undervalued idea. The idea is to build a minimum viable product (in short: MVP) to test and validate your hypotheses quickly without losing a lot of time in implementation. In particular, you’ll learn how …

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How to Be a Freelance Developer in Germany

Being a Python freelancer is a new way of living in the 21st century. It’s a path of personal growth, learning new skills, and earning money in the process. But in today’s digital economy, becoming a Python freelancer is – above everything else – a lifestyle choice. It can give you fulfillment, flexibility, and endless …

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Leaving the Rat Race with Python [PDF Free Download]

Book: Leaving the Rat Race with Python Subtitle: How to Nurture, Grow, and Harness Your Work-From-Home Coding Business Online, and Live the Good Life Authors: Dr. Christian Mayer & Lukas Rieger Direct download link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11cgTvjU8uVYQH0JxEwY-NcnFlJ1Xzw1r/view?usp=sharing File Format: PDF (100 pages) Description: This practical how-to book will help you nurture, grow, and harness your new online …

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Freelance Software Development in the United States (US)

The next disruption is about to happen in the freelancing space. Freelancing platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr grow double-digit per year. But what if you’re living in the US? Is freelancing still a great opportunity for you—given the worldwide competition? How much can you earn in the US? In this article, we’re going to …

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How Many Freelance Developers Are There in the US?

How many freelance developers are there in the US? There’s no official and precise answer. However, based on three credible sources—Upwork, Freelancer Union, McKinsey—I calculated an estimation stemming from each source. Here are our estimations for the number of freelancers based on three independent data sources: Upwork Data: 12,500,000 freelance developers in the IT sector. …

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Freelance Developers, Specialize! 44 Profitable Niches for Coders

As a freelance developer, many routes lead to success. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t decide which route to take and stick to it! Quite contrarily, the worst is to be a jack-of-all-trades—a freelance developer who doesn’t have the guts to focus on one specialized skill set. Specialization is critical for your success as …

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Freelance Developer LLC — Is It Smart For You?

Should you create an LLC as a freelance developer? In this article, you’ll learn about which clothes your freelancing business should wear. Make no mistake—choosing the right business entity matters. And informing about this question by reading articles like this one may be one of the most important decisions in your professional life. Disclaimer: I’m …

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The Unofficial Freelance Developer Tax Guide [for Hackers]

So, you want to create your thriving freelancing business? Congratulations, this has been the best decision in my professional life—and it’s rewarding to earn more money per time spent (Python freelancer average is $61 per hour), be your own boss, have no commute, and no more meeting. (**Disclaimer Begin**) Am I an accountant? Not quite—I’m …

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