The 80/20 Principle in Programming

In this article, you’ll learn about the profound impact of the 80/20 principle on your life as a programmer. It’s based on a first draft of a chapter from my upcoming book “From 1 to 0: A Minimalistic Approach to Programming”. The 80/20 principle has many names but the second most famous is the Pareto … Read more

How to Allocate Your Time as a Freelance Developer? The 40/30/30 Rule for Maximal Productivity

Here’s the time allocation for freelance developers: 20% Become a Business Genius: Read business books and complete business courses. 20% Master Your Niche: Read programming books and specialize. 30% Increase Demand for Your Services: Apply for gigs and generate leads into your business. Learn more here. 30% Do Work For Clients: Always overdeliver to feed … Read more

5 Evergreen Ways to Get Clients as a Freelancer

Create more Fiverr gigs and wait. Apply for Upwork gigs proactively. Contact business owners via email and offer your valuable services AFTER providing them some value. Use content marketing to build a community and sell your services to them. Create your scalable advertising funnel (e.g., Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Pinterest Ads). To create your thriving … Read more

5 Freelance Developer Tricks to Build a Sustainable Business

Do you want to thrive as a self-employed Python freelancer controlling your own time, income, and work schedule? Check out our Python freelancer resources: Finxter Python Freelancer Course: Finxter Python Freelancer Webinar: Book: Leaving the Rat Race with Python (Pre-Release): ChrisWhile working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for … Read more

7 Sources of Passive Income for Coders

These are the types of passive income: Affiliate earnings Advertising earnings eBooks Online courses SaaS Index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) Real estate ChrisWhile working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students. To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming … Read more

Top 5 Python Freelancer Jobs to Earn $51 per Hour on Upwork or Fiverr

Python freelancers earn $51 per hour on average. But how do they do it? In the following video I show you the top five trending gigs for Python freelancers: In summary, these are the most trending jobs how Python freelancers earn money in 2020: Create educational content:. You can write blog articles for blog owners, … Read more

Python Freelancing: My First Fiverr Gig and How I Solved It

Basic Webscraping Script in Python | Requests | BeautifulSoup | ArgParse Sold Gig ($35) This is the gig description I offered on my profile to get my first gig: An email marketing company hired me to write a Python script that satisfies the following requirements. Requirements What is the input? (file, file type, email, text,…) … Read more

[Summary] Independent Work: Choice, Necessity, and the Gig Economy

McKinsey Authors: James Manyika | San FranciscoSusan Lund | WashingtonJacques Bughin | BrusselsKelsey Robinson | San FranciscoJan Mischke | ZurichDeepa Mahajan | San Francisco Anyone who has ever felt trapped in a cubicle, annoyed by a micromanaging boss, or fed up with office politics has probably dreamed of leaving it all behind and going it … Read more

Upwork vs Fiverr: What Every Developer Ought to Know

The landscape of work undergoes a major disruption. More and more work is delivered online. And who are the biggest winners? The stakeholders of the top freelancing platforms: Upwork and Fiverr: Stockholder who own Upwork and Fiverr, Employees working for Upwork and Fiverr, Freelancers offering their services on Upwork and Fiverr, and Business owners who … Read more