May 25, 2024

Coding has been in decline for years

For years, I have been saying that coding is not the most profitable way for an experienced developer to make money.

As AI assistants proliferate, it’s starting to look like coding will become even MORE commoditized.

So what can you do instead?

Even in the AI, there are still profitable ways to monetize your experience if you’ve been coding for a long time.

Here are a few real-world examples:

Eventually, some of these will probably decrease in value if AI coding assistants continue to improve.

But for now, there are buyers who still place value on these sorts of things, and will pay good money for them.

Sell your brains, not your hands.

Your smarts, not your labor.

Outcomes, not inputs.