How to Be More Productive as a Coder (Collection)

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Over the years, I received thousands of emails from Finxters who are interested in a list of my “best” posts that concern the business and productivity side of computer scientists and programmers.

The following list is a curated list of the productivity related articles on the Finxter blog, ordered by recency: πŸ‘‡

  • IDL Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does an Interactive Data Language (IDL) Developer make per year? The average annual income of an IDL Developer cannot be estimated reliably based on limited data—the programming language first appeared in 1977 and is used only in some niche applications. However, it will be similar to FORTRAN or COBOL with which … Read more

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  • Intelligence vs Persistence – What’s More Important for Your Coding Success?

    What is more important for your success as a coder: intelligence or persistence? In my opinion, there’s a clear winner. Persistence. Let’s learn why in the following article—you can also listen to the sound recording as you go over the article: The Marshmallow Test You may know the Marshmallow test where kids participate in the … Read more

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  • ActionScript Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does an ActionScript Developer make per year? The average annual income of an ActionScript Developer is $106,000 according to Glassdoor (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of ActionScript Developers next! Hourly Rate ActionScript Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the … Read more

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  • Ada Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does an Ada Developer make per year? The average annual income of an Ada Developer is $80,000 according to Payscale (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Ada Developers next! Hourly Rate Ada Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the … Read more

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  • Algol Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does an ALGOL Developer make per year? The average annual income of an ALGOL Developer is similar to COBOL developers, i.e., an average of $94,819 per year according to Glassdoor (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of ALGOL Developers next! Hourly Rate ALGOL Developers are well-paid on freelancing … Read more

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  • AWK Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does an Awk Developer make per year? The average annual income of an Awk Developer is around $100,000 according to PayScale (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Awk Developers next! Hourly Rate Awk Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s … Read more

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  • Cascading Style Sheets Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Cascading Style Sheets Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Cascading Style Sheets Developer is between $60,000 and $126,000 with an average of $90,131 according to PayScale (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Cascading Style Sheets Developers next! Hourly Rate Cascading Style … Read more

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  • D Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a D Developer make per year? The average annual income of a D Developer is between $30,000 and $150,500 according to PayScale with an average of $58,000 per year (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of D Developers next! Hourly Rate D Developers are well-paid on freelancing … Read more

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  • Dreamweaver Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Dreamweaver Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Dreamweaver Developer is between $58,000 (25th percentile) and $98,500 (75th percentile) with an average of $80,588 and a top income of $108,500 and more according to Ziprecruiter (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Dreamweaver … Read more

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  • Low Risk High Gain? How to Create a Coding Side Business

    Do you dream of becoming self-employed? πŸ’‘ More than 50% of people in America want to become self-employed and be their own boss. So why don’t they do it? Many people have limiting beliefs regarding becoming self-employed. They fear being forced to file for bankruptcy because of a lack of cash coming in. They fear … Read more

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  • ABAP Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a ABAP Developer make per year? The average annual income of a ABAP Developer is $128,573 according to Indeed (source) and $98,000 according to PayScale (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of ABAP Developers next! Hourly Rate ABAP Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork … Read more

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  • Matlab Developer Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Matlab Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Matlab Developer is between $61,8950 according to Glassdoor (source) and $84,591 according to Ziprecruiter (source) with top earners (90th percentile) making $135,000 and more. Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Matlab Developers next! Hourly Rate … Read more

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  • VBA Developer Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a VBA Developer make per year? The average annual income of a VBA Excel Developer is between $96,000 and $125,000 according to Salary.com (source): Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of VBA Developers next! Hourly Rate VBA Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. … Read more

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  • COBOL Developer Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a COBOL Developer make per year? COBOL developer earn between $79,000 (25th percentile) and $100,000 (75th percentile) per year – with top earners (90th percentile) making $110,000 in the US according to Ziprecruiter (source). Salary.com reports an annual income of $68,669 to $86,151 as a COBOL developer (source). Here are … Read more

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  • Objective-C Developer Income and Opportunity

    πŸ›‘ Attention: Many Objective-C developers today migrate to the Swift programming language. To learn more about Swift, check out the following article: Tutorial: Swift Developer – Income and Opportunity Still here? So, let’s get started. πŸ™‚ Annual Income How much does an Objective-C Developer make per year? The average annual income of an Objective-C Developer … Read more

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  • Groovy Developer Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Groovy Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Groovy Developer is $82,000 according to PayScale (source). Here are the income numbers for a couple of roles that benefit from this skill: Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Groovy Developers next! Hourly Rate Groovy … Read more

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  • Assembly Developer Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does an Assembly Developer make per year? The average annual income of an Assembly Developer is between $27,000 (25th percentile) and $105,500 (75th percentile) with an average of $68,267 and a top earnings level at $134,500 per year according to Ziprecruiter (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of … Read more

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  • Perl Developer Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Perl Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Perl Developer is $98,000 according to PayScale (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Perl Developers next! Hourly Rate Perl Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the … Read more

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  • C Developer Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a C Developer make per year? The average annual income of a C Developer is between $82,000 (25th percentile) and $113,000 (75th percentile) with an average of $100,000 and a top income of $128,000 per year according to Ziprecruiter (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of C … Read more

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  • PHP Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a PHP Developer make per year? The average annual income of a PHP Developer is $65,590 according to PayScale (source) ranging from $44k (10th percentile) to $97k (90th percentile). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of PHP Developers next! Hourly Rate PHP Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms … Read more

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  • R Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does an R Developer make per year? The income of an R Developer is $130,327 per year in the US according to Ziprecruiter (source) and $83,000 per year in the US according to PayScale. (source) The average of this reported income data is $106,663 per year. The top 10 highest paying … Read more

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  • PowerShell Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Powershell Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Powershell Developer is between $93,000 (25th percentile) and $170,000 (75h percentile) with top earners making $170,000 per year and more according to Ziprecruiter (source): Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Powershell Developers next! Hourly Rate … Read more

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  • Delphi Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Delphi Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Delphi Developer is between $55,284 and $95,369 according to Ziprecruiter (source). Glassdoor even reports an annual developer income of $108,809 in the US (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Delphi Developers next! Hourly Rate … Read more

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  • APL Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a APL Developer make per year? The average annual income of a APL Developer is between $65,000 and $125,000 according to PayScale (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of APL Developers next! Hourly Rate APL Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related … Read more

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  • Scala Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Scala Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Scala Developer is $119,000 according to PayScale (source). Ziprecruiter even reports an annual average pay of $141,810 for Scala developers. Here’s a more fine-grained income distribution per job title for Scala developers based on PayScale’s data: Let’s have … Read more

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  • C++ Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a C++ Developer make per year? The average annual income of a C++ Developer is between $45,000 and $140,000 according to PayScale with an average of $67,473 in the US based on 31 salary reports (source). But Indeed.com reports an even higher annual C++ developer income of $116,925 based on … Read more

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  • Haskell Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Haskell Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Haskell Developer is $126,000 according to PayScale (source). Glassdoor reports an annual income range from $40k to $155k (source). And here’s the most frequent developer roles of Haskell developers: Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of … Read more

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  • Erlang Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does an Erlang Developer make per year? The average annual income of an Erlang Developer is between $110,000 (25th percentile) and $166,500 (75th percentile) according to Ziprecruiter (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Erlang Developers next! Hourly Rate Erlang Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as … Read more

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  • Ruby Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Ruby on Rails Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Ruby Developer is $116,030 according to Indeed.com (source). PayScale reports an average income of $81,227 per year in the US ranging from $59k and $119k (source). However, here’s another source reporting even higher income levels: Let’s … Read more

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  • HTML Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a HTML Developer make per year? HTML & CSS Developers make between $34,770 and $116,620 per year in the US with a median annual income of $64,970. (source) Here’s what the income distribution of HTML & CSS developers looks like according to PayScale—the average income reported by 10,176 developers is … Read more

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  • CSS Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a CSS Developer make per year? HTML & CSS Developers make between $34,770 and $116,620 per year in the US with a median annual income of $64,970. (source) Here’s what the income distribution of HTML & CSS developers looks like according to PayScale—the average income reported by 10,176 developers is … Read more

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  • JavaScript Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a JavaScript Developer make per year? The average annual income of a JavaScript Developer is between $62,000 and $118,000 with an average of $84,000 per year according to Daxx.com and PayScale (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of JavaScript Developers next! Hourly Rate JavaScript Developers are well-paid … Read more

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  • Crystal Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Crystal Developer make per year? The average annual income of an SAP Crystal Reports Developer is $75,734 in the US according to Glassdoor (source). PayScale reports a slightly lower $72,645 average annual base salary of a Crystal developer—however, it also list some perks and bonuses worth $5,000 annually (source). … Read more

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  • Bash Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Bash Developer make per year? The average annual income of a Bash Unix Shell Script Developer is $74,000 according to Ziprecruiter (source). PayScale lists an even higher annual income for a bash developer of $80,000 (source). Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of Bash Developers next! Hourly … Read more

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  • LISP Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a LISP Developer make per year? The average annual income of a LISP Developer is $100,000 according to PayScale (source) and between $54,500 and $103,000 according to Ziprecruiter (source). You can see the breakup for different developers in this screenshot (source): Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of … Read more

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  • Python Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income An Python developer earns $65,000 (entry-level), $82,000 (mid-level), or $114,000 (experienced) per year in the US according to Indeed. (source) Python developers can go into a number of different niches such as software engineers, data scientists, or data analysts. Each niche pays differently. If you’re interested in how some of these niches pay, … Read more

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  • Julia Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Julia Developer is between $47,000 (25th percentile) and $199,500 (75th percentile) with an average of $76,735 per year according to Ziprecruiter (source). Have a look at the following salary distribution table: Hourly Rate Julia Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: … Read more

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  • Dart Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Dart Developer is between $56,000 and $140,000 according to Ziprecruiter with an average of $87,820 per year. Hourly Rate Dart Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the best freelancing platform? If you decide to go the route as a … Read more

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  • Swift Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Swift Developer is between $93,000 (25th percentile) and $114,500 (75th percentile) according to Ziprecruiter (source). So, even if you’re a below average Swift programmer, you can shoot for six figures! Hourly Rate Swift Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s … Read more

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  • Node.js Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Node.js Developer is between $96,000 (25th percentile) and $144,500 (75th percentile) according to Ziprecruiter (source). The average income is $113,791 per year—and top earners make up to $144,500 annually! Hourly Rate Node.js Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the … Read more

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  • Go Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income How much does a Golang developer make? The average annual salary of a US-based Golang Developer ranges between $111,000 (25th percentile) and $147,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) earning $156,000 (source). In Germany, a Golang developer can expect to make 72,000€ per year on average with a most likely range between … Read more

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  • F# Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income F# software developers in the United States make between $38,000 and $219,000 according to Indeed with an average of $110,124 per year (source). πŸ’‘ Fun Fact: F# was even ranked as the programming language with the highest average salary in the world! (source) Hourly Rate F# Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such … Read more

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  • Kotlin Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Kotlin Developer is $102,000 according to PayScale and averages between $113,000 to $147,000 per year according to Ziprecruiter. Top earners can even expect to make $158,000 per year resulting in a monthly pay of staggering $13,208! Here’s a screenshot of the Kotlin salary distribution table: Hourly Rate … Read more

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  • C# Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a C# Developer is $67,272 according to Payscale and $94,612 according to Ziprecruiter. In fact, the salary of C# developers can range from $47k to $106k as can be seen here: A more optimistic picture is drawn by PayScale: Let’s have a look at the hourly rate of … Read more

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  • SQL Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a SQL Developer in the US is $76,110 according to PayScale and $87,489 according to Indeed.com. The annual bonus will often reach up to $10k per year: Here’s another screenshot: Hourly Rate SQL Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the … Read more

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  • Elixir Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of an Elixir Developer in the US is between $94,000 and $131,500 according to Ziprecruiter (source). Top earners can expect to make $148,500 and more! Hourly Rate Elixir Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the best freelancing platform? If you decide … Read more

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  • TypeScript Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a TypeScript Developer is $124,804 in the US according to Talent.com (source). Here’s a screenshot from their website: It is interesting to see the long-tail distribution where you can make much more than the average income as an experienced TypeScipt developer. Hourly Rate TypeScript Developers are well-paid on … Read more

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  • Rust Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a professional Rust Developer in the US is $180,000 according to Zdnet (source): Other sources find that the average Rust developer income is $106,750 per year: Hourly Rate Rust Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the best freelancing platform? If … Read more

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  • Clojure Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Clojure Developer is between $110,000 and $173,500 according to Ziprecruiter (source): Hourly Rate Clojure Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the best freelancing platform? If you decide to go the route as a freelance Clojure Developer, you can expect … Read more

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  • HBase Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a HBase Developer is $125,000 according to PayScale (source): Hourly Rate HBase Developers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the best freelancing platform? If you decide to go the route as a freelance HBase Developer, you can expect to make between … Read more

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  • Oracle Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Oracle Developer in the United States is between $86,074 and $107,675 according to Salary.com with an average of $97,941. (source) Hourly Rate Due to the strong brand name, Oracle freelancers are well-paid on freelancing platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr. Related Article: What’s the best freelancing platform? … Read more

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  • Couchbase Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average Couchbase salary ranges from approximately $87,504 per year for an Inside Sales Representative to $212,621 per year for a Senior Software Engineer (source). Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance Couchbase Developer, you can expect to make between $20 and $120 per hour on Upwork (source). … Read more

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  • IBM DB2 Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a IBM DB2 Developer is $132,000 according to Glassdoor (source). Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance IBM DB2 Developer, you can expect to make between $20 and $50 per hour on Upwork (source). Assuming an annual workload of 2000 hours, you can … Read more

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  • Cassandra Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Cassandra Developer is between $110,000 and $145,500 according to Glassdoor (source): Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance Cassandra Developer, you can expect to make between $30 and $70 per hour on Upwork (source). Assuming an annual workload of 2000 hours, you … Read more

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  • MySQL Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a MySQL Developer is between $87,828 and $149,975 according to Glassdoor (source): A more conservative range would be to reach an annual income between $70,000 and $139,000 within 2-4 years of education as a MySQL professional. Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance … Read more

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  • Microsoft SQL Server Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Microsoft SQL Server Developer is between $74,000 and $137,500 according to Ziprecruiter (source): Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance Microsoft SQL Server Developer, you can expect to make between $20 and $60 per hour on Upwork (source). Assuming an annual workload … Read more

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  • SQLite Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a SQLite Developer is between $49,000 and $107,000 with an average of $64,977 per year according to PayScale (source). Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance SQLite Developer, you can expect to make $25 per hour on Upwork (source). Assuming an annual workload … Read more

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  • MariaDB Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a MariaDB Developer is $85,000 according to Payscale (source). Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance MariaDB Developer, you can expect to make between $20 and $99 per hour on Upwork (source). Assuming an annual workload of 2000 hours, you can expect to … Read more

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  • DynamoDB Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income As a DynamoDB Developer, you can expect to earn between $70,000 and $160,000 per year according to Google (source). Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance DynamoDB Developer, you can expect to make between $22 and $49 per hour on Upwork (source). Assuming these hourly rates and an … Read more

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  • Crypto Trading Bot Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Crypto Trading Bot Developer is similar to algorithmic traders of $104,422 (source). However, due to the novelty of the industry, there’s little official data. If you assume an hourly rate of $50 and an annual 2000 hours worked, the annual income of a crypto trading bot developer … Read more

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  • Firebase Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Firebase Developer is approximately $80,000 according to PayScale (source). Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance Firebase Developer, you can expect to make between $25 and $50 per hour on Upwork (source). If you work for eight hours on a given day, … Read more

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  • Elasticsearch Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a US-based Elasticsearch Developer is between $90,000 (25th percentile) to $139,000 (75th percentile) according to Ziprecruiter. Top earners can make up to $165,000 annually (source). Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance Elasticsearch Developer, you can expect to make between $25 and $80 … Read more

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  • MongoDB Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a MongoDB Developer is $92,414 with a most likely range between $59,000 and $146,000 and a top earner income of $222,000 according to Glassdoor (source). Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance MongoDB Developer, you can expect to make between $25 and $40 … Read more

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  • PostgreSQL Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income According to ZipRecruiter, the annual income of PostgreSQL developers is between $104,000 for the bottom 25th percentile, $133,000 for the 75th Percentile, and $171,500 for the top earners. The monthly pay ranges from $8,666 to $14,291 with an average monthly income of $10,052. Annual Salary Monthly Pay Top Earners $171,500 $14,291 75th Percentile … Read more

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  • Redis Developer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Redis developer is $113,000 in the US according to PayScale (source). Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance Redis developer, you can expect to make between $45 and $55 per hour on Upwork (source). ⚑ Note: Do you want to create your … Read more

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  • Blockchain Engineer – Income and Opportunity

    Annual Income The average annual income of a Blockchain engineer is between $105,180 and $108,560 according to Glassdoor (source): Hourly Rate If you decide to go the route as a freelance Blockchain engineer, you can expect to make between $25 and $80 per hour on Upwork (source). ⚑ Note: Do you want to create your … Read more

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  • How to Create a Barrier of Entry for Your Freelancer or Software Business

    The day will come. You have developed your first app and you’re looking for customers. Congratulations your app is open to the world! But there’s a problem. Not only your customers but your competition can see it too! And make no mistake: they will come and they will take it if you don’t do anything … Read more

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  • One Line of Code Every Day: A Powerful Habit

    Today I want to propose a new habit for you which will ensure that you are on the path of continuous improvement in Python — on the path to mastery. Did you read the book “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg? This Keystone Habit changed her life… The Pulitzer-Price-winning author talks about forming so-called … Read more

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  • Continuous Improvement in Python Programming

    In this article, I want to discuss an important topic because it’s at the heart of what we are doing at Finxter. πŸ’‘ At the heart of Finxter is continuous improvement in computer science. For example, in my free email academy I deliver one piece of knowledge regarding Python, coding productivity and business, and computer … Read more

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  • What’s the Ideal Ratio Between Production and Consumption as a Coder?

    Do you feel stuck, and you don’t improve as a coder anymore? The reason you are stuck in coding likely is that you don’t produce enough — you are consuming way too much. It’s an ugly truth, and I’m sorry if you feel offended. It’s nonetheless the reason why you feel stuck. The purpose of … Read more

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  • 1-Year, 3-Year, and 10-Year Goals of 63 Coders in the Finxter Community

    What are the short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals of coders in the Finxter community? Let’s find out! Overview Here are some meta stats about our survey: How Many? 63 survey respondents When? Survey date is January 2022 Who? Finxter Email List of people generally interested in programming Survey link: https://forms.gle/cbfCH9mxRYtH8SrS9 (feel free to participate before … Read more

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  • Proven By Science – Avoid Commute Time Like the Plague

    What is the number one reason why you should consider working from home instead of working from where you work? The number one reason, I find, is commute time. Simply put: your life would be much better if you skipped commute time altogether. Before I show you some stats and scientific evidence, please allow me … Read more

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  • No Ads. 3 Hacks to Your Stress-Free Web Experience

    They fund the web. Google is built on them. Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and StackOverflow couldn’t keep the lights on without them. Even we at Finxter use them to fund our operation and create more helpful content. What am I talking about? … … ADVERTISEMENTS! 🀯😀😭 Yes, they may be needed to fund the web infrastructure. … Read more

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  • How to Earn $4000/M Passive Income as a Coder?

    Everybody talks about passive income these days. Is it a scam? Yes and no. Nothing can exist passively for an unlimited time. Here’s what passive income really means: passive income is a more or less slowly dying income stream. But the idea is still powerful and transformative. And there are a lot of income streams … Read more

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  • Passive Income – What’s Your Treasury Reserve Strategy as a Freelance Dev?

    To become successful in business, you must solve two problems: How do I get capital? How do I allocate capital? Your business success will depend on how you answer those two questions. If you have a large income but you spend it all on stupid things, you’ll fail. And if you have no income but … Read more

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  • [Killer Productivity] Your #1 Unfair Advantage as a Parent

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