3 Ways to Win More Software Projects and Get Higher Paying Clients — .Net focus — $100k and plus projects

shuaib masoud
8 min readJul 11, 2022
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In the world of software, it’s sometimes difficult to know what projects to target for maximum profit gains even though there is an ocean full of quality projects with good-paying clients.

This article is for anyone who is a web developer, app/software engineer or software developer who wants to take on larger projects and move away from small to the medium sized category.

We know these job titles can mean the same exact thing however sometimes “developers” may shy away or believe they cannot do a “software” developer project on the side outside their normal job which may be web developer or app developer. Well I am here to tell you, whether junior or senior, it does not matter anymore what job title you have in software/app development and you can find high-quality projects with a little know-how.

All you need is a desire to succeed, appreciate and learn core concepts from a few disciplines and you’ll be fine. Also, if you have experience with any high-level language like C++, C#, Java, VB.net, or JS then given the current market climate out there you can follow along and most likely win more projects. This includes folks with PHP experience too but I want to highlight because PHP developers do an awful lot of web development —don’t think PHP is just not for the web it is used in many backend web services and desktop programs too - and it can also be used as a good starting platform for you come into .Net.

So before we dive in let’s quickly look at project returns based on the programming language. This is based on what I’ve seen in the UK market over the last 5–10 years and you too will see why I rate .Net as the top of highest languages — based on the price you can charge for projects.

PHP — I think is at bottom of the pile when it comes to charging high on projects and even though some may charge high — it’s just my observation that it’s like this most of the time. I personally don’t use it much and have only tweaked a few WordPress (WP) themes and built basic websites with it and nothing more.

I think PHP projects are so low paid due to a few reasons — Firstly it’s Open Source — private or large and corporate…

shuaib masoud

Hated School > Liked College > Loved Uni. Working in web engineering —full stack. Want to learn simple web development? https://gumroad.com/l/vfUo