5 Practical ways to earn dollars just by using GitHub

Thought ever to earn money from GitHub just by being more sensitive towards your repository? Here are 5 practical ways to do so.

Here are 5 practical methods to make money on GitHub by contributing to open-source projects or writing open-source code. Every month, developers can earn anywhere from $5 to $30,000 from a Github repository.

These are the tried-and-true ways to profit from GitHub:

1. Obtain money for your GitHub project
Companies may be interested in financing your repository for two reasons:

  • The company wants to help you since it uses your repository.
  • The company requests that you include their logo in your readme file.

If a firm is using your repository, try to contact the company’s developers and ask them to persuade the HR department to authorise financing for your repository.

Place your email in the readme to discover a company interested in putting their logo in your repository, and possible companies will contact you directly. The most popular method of funding your repositories is through donations.

2. In a repository, resolving open issues
By looking through GitCoin issues, you can locate repositories that are willing to pay to get issues handled. It’s a developer community where problems are mentioned along with the opportunity for payment if they’re solved.

This can be difficult because you must familiarise yourself with the project and make your contribution before other possible contributors. In order to perfect your contribution, you must collaborate with the repository manager.

3. Adding advertisements to your repository
CodeSponsor allows you to display advertisements on your repository (or CodeFund). Note: This option is now unavailable owing to a recent change in GitHub’s terms of service agreement, which prohibits the placement of external advertisements.

4. Organise a local event to get money
To become a GitHub campus expert (ambassador), one must first become a GitHub campus expert (ambassador) for their university or school. To encourage an event at your University or School, GitHub offers a certain sum ($1000) to each ambassador.

The event could take the form of a workshop or a series of talks on various open-source themes. Once every six months, this can be done.

5. Bug hunting on GitHub
In this application, you must uncover security flaws on GitHub-controlled platforms. When you find an issue, make a note of the details and submit it to GitHub. You will be given a monetary incentive based on the severity of the bug, depending on its veracity.

The GitHub Security team is in charge of this programme.

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