Do you want to make money with the most amazing Open-source TYPO3 CMS?
The active contributors in TYPO3 community like agencies or developers, most of them are working from the heart as give back to the community. But of course, the personal ecosystem is also important, Whether you want to generate some side income or make it a full-time job, TYPO3 offers plenty of opportunities for individuals and entrepreneurs. Create and sell products, teach or manage others’ websites, or just blog; you can make good money from TYPO3.
IMHO, People who use and earn from the TYPO3, they should either contribute to the community or donate at least 10% of their income to the TYPO3 association/community.
Many TYPO3 agencies and developers are just taking from TYPO3, but the good thing is, there are ways to give back to the TYPO3 community by earning too.
If you’re ready to get started, here are the many methods you can use to make money with TYPO3.
TYPO3 Contribution & Appreciation
#1 Crowd-funding and Sponsorship
Creating a TYPO3 extension or core feature can use up a lot of your time, resources, and hard work. If you believe that your TYPO3 extension, feature, or resource has the real potential of being used and useful to the community but not having enough resources for development then Crowd Funding is the option for you.
In many instances, you can use crowdfunding to get money to develop certain parts of your innovation individually. The main purpose of crowdfunding is to take the idea or application you already have and make it better with getting little monetary appreciation in return.
Some ideas to get crowdfunding for your features are,
- Funding and Finances of the TYPO3 Association
- Promoting at TYPO3 Marketplace
- Advertising at TYPO3 Books
- Promoting at Social Media and TYPO3 Groups
- Registering at Patreon
#1 TYPO3 Extension development
If you have used TYPO3, you must be aware of one thing – you can’t run your TYPO3 website without using at least a few TYPO3 extensions? Everyone uses TYPO3 extensions to add extra functionalities that help run a TYPO3 website successfully.
Although there are thousands of TYPO3 extensions available – some are absolutely free, others offer paid upgrades and the remaining are premium.
If you find a solution to a problem and create an extension for it you can definitely sell your extension at the TYPO3 Marketplace platform and make a repetitive income from it.
If you are thinking to make money by selling TYPO3 extensions, make sure to create them by focusing on a specific need.
You can sell your premium TYPO3 Extensions at T3Terminal. You may also sell it from your own blog, or by creating a separate TYPO3 website for it. You can also make money by working on custom extension development projects.
Become A Vendor at T3Planet.
#2 TYPO3 Template development
Are you a Frontend as well as TYPO3 integrator?
Then you can make money by developing TYPO3 Templates. You don’t have to be a top-class designer or coder to design a great looking TYPO3 Template. you should know who you are designing your TYPO3 Template for or else you will end up finding zero audiences.
There are many freelancers and TYPO3 agencies that are designing amazing TYPO3 templates and publishing their products at TYPO3 Marketplace to make passive income streams.
If you are new to creating TYPO3, and not sure to go for it alone then you can form a team. Or you can join a venture that is already in the business of making themes for others. This way you won’t have as difficult of time making money while completing your work.
You may want to sell your TYPO3 templates at T3Planet or you can sell them from your own website. Just like TYPO3 extensions, you may also work on custom TYPO3 template projects for clients to make some extra euros.
For those confident with their TYPO3 abilities, and specifically coding skills. After acquiring adequate experience of working with TYPO3 development, many people tend to provide TYPO3 services to help other website owners manage their TYPO3 websites.
These services cost depending on the TYPO3 service and expert knowledge level of the TYPO3 developer. Being an expert TYPO3 Developer you can consult for following TYPO3 development and maintenance services,
#1 TYPO3 Integration Service
You can provide the following TYPO3 integration for your customers.
- TYPO3 template design integration
- TYPO3 extension integration and implementation
- TYPO3 3rd party extension customization
- TYPO3 support and maintenance
- TYPO3 Migration (from other CMS)
- And so on.
#2 TYPO3 Customization Service
One can serve the below stated TYPO3 customization services,
- Develop custom TYPO3 Extensions
- Design custom TYPO3 Templates
- Custom TYPO3 website design from the scratch
- Modification and customization of existing TYPO3 website
- Improvement/Re-design of the look and feel of TYPO3 website
#3 TYPO3 Maintenance Services and SLA
There is a huge opportunity to generate ongoing income with TYPO3 maintenance services. Many website owners don’t want to deal with the day-to-day tasks of running a website and this is where you come in. Maintenance can be,
- TYPO3 updates
- Security monitoring
- Regular TYPO3 backup and restore
- Template and extension updates
- Hosting management
- CDN setup, etc.
You can get paid a monthly fee for TYPO3 maintenance tasks.
#1 Become a TYPO3 Tutor or Start TYPO3 Video Course
Are you very much confident in your TYPO3 skills and abilities? Create a TYPO3 course!
There are many people interested in learning, developing, or upgrading TYPO3 skills. All you need to do is create TYPO3 courses to help them.
Start TYPO3 Tutorials with various TYPO3 topics to learn.
To earn from TYPO3 courses and videos you can simply publish your course to e-learning sites like Udemy where you can upload your courses and set your own prices
The second option is to use TYPO3 to build your own website and host your courses there. This way you manage your courses, set your prices and earn all the benefits.
#2 TYPO3 Webinars
Another cool option to earn with TYPO3 knowledge sharing is TYPO3 webinars!
You can help and earn by providing expert instructions to small business owners, bloggers, freelancers, or anything in between. Your live video webinar series will help them to learn and reach their goals.
You can offer daily webinars covering the essential sessions of TYPO3 covering specific topics in depth and earn in return.
#3 TYPO3 Books
If you are a TYPO3 expert you can earn and share TYPO3 knowledge at the same time by writing and publishing TYPO3 Books!
TYPO3 Books are always helpful for self-paced learning and quickly acquiring valuable knowledge from experts. Moreover, they are most useful when you want to learn and appear for the TYPO3 Certification exams.
#1 TYPO3 Blog writing and Content sharing
You can write about TYPO3 to inspire people about it's richness and to share knowledge. This can be a token of giving back to such an amazing TYPO3 CMS and community. I trust if you really write meaningful TYPO3 blogs or share knowledge via them, the TYPO3 community will surely appreciate your efforts. This does not mean that one will always pay you to write these posts, rather that some blogs will be interested in the topic and will be willing to pay writers appreciation token.
Patreon lets you build an entire community around your work where supporters can make monthly donations (just like you’re being paid a tiny salary).
In all these cases, it’s important to understand that, to make money from an TYPO3 open source, you don’t really need to write code. You can provide user-specific content that could be beneficial to people and still make money while giving back with small effort to the community.
And wrapping up!
Open source TYPO3 CMS is highly regarded thanks to its richness, reliability, and vibrant communities that support it.
Today, people are willing to pay for open source services to ensure legal protection, technical support, and professional services. With paid open-source technologies as TYPO3, one can offer the best of both worlds and individual: transparent rich TYPO3 CMS with the support and to the core features of TYPO3 CMS.
Do you have any more strategies to earn money with TYPO3? Please share them in the comment section.
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