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How Much Money Can You Make Opening A Software Company

I'm Radek From Duomly, and I've been in the tech industry for over 10 years with companies like Microsoft, DHL, and eBay.

In this video, I will calculate and show you how much money you can make by opening a software company.

I'll share few reasons why starting a software company might be right for you!

If you prefer video, here is the youtube version.

How Much Money Can You Make Opening A Software Company

1. You can make a lot of money if you have the right idea and are willing to put in the work

The first reason you should consider starting a software company is that you can make a lot of money if you have the right idea and are willing to put in the work.
Small software houses are a great business opportunity for anyone interested in starting their own company.

They offer a lot of benefits, including:

  • Low startup costs
  • Fewer employees needed
  • More control over the work environment
  • Easier to manage than larger companies Small software houses also have several drawbacks, including:
  • Less job security
  • Lower profits per employee
  • Difficult to scale up

Despite these drawbacks, small software houses offer many advantages that make them an excellent option for anyone interested in starting their own business. They are a low-risk investment, and they can be very profitable if managed correctly.

2. Case Study: Small Mobile App development company with you and 3 additional strong junior or mid-level developers, and one graphic designer

In this video, I'll use a small mobile app development company as an example. This company consists of you and three strong junior or mid-level developers, and one graphic designer.

I will give you a few examples of how the operations of a software house, costs, and profits. In each scenario, your business provides a complete suite of services for mobile app development. 

3. Seniors are very expensive, and for this type of project, 1 senior is enough for up to 5-7 juniors

Before we start talking about the examples, let me give you one hit on how you can save money while building the teams for your software house. 
When creating teams for the projects, consider those senior developers are more expensive, and you don't need to build your teams just from senior programmers. 

A much better and cost-effective solution will be to create a team of junior developers and add one senior to help them with the process. For every 5-7 junior developers, you would need one senior. If you're hiring 4 people, you could hire two seniors and three juniors for half the cost.

Additionally, a software company can be an excellent opportunity for people with non-technical backgrounds interested in learning how to code. With the help of a senior developer, these individuals can quickly learn how to develop software and contribute to the team. 

3. The salary you need to pay junior-mid developers working in software house: from $3-5K each

There are a lot of pros and cons to hiring junior and mid-level developers in a software house. On the one hand, junior developers are cheaper to hire than senior developers. They also tend to be more motivated and eager to learn, which can be a big plus for a growing company.

On the other hand, junior developers may not have as much experience or knowledge as senior developers, leading to problems down the road. Additionally, managing a team of junior developers can be challenging, especially if they're working on a complex project.

Ultimately, it's up to you to decide whether or not hiring junior and mid-level developers is the right decision for your company. But with the proper resource planning, it can be a very cost-effective solution, especially the salary of junior and mid developers starts from $3-5K each.

 Junior developers can easily do an excellent job in small software houses working iht mid-level or senior developers. 

4. The average cost of App Development is about $25-40K per month for a project requiring 2 developers

Considering a client wants a project, we have to estimate it somehow. You need to factor in how much time is required for the project and how many developers you need to put there. Let's look at the first example of our Small Mobile App development company.  

For an average app development cost, it's about $25-40K per month in the project requiring two programmers, so it means it's a smaller project, like the one we have in this example.
In some cases, the project may require a graphic designer, but sometimes your client may already have ready designs. Of course, when the designer is needed, you can recalculate the app cost. 

Another option to earn money if you don't have enough people on board is outsourcing the development team. This can be a great option if you're uncomfortable with or don't have the resources to manage an in-house team. But first, you need to calculate if that can bring you a profit. 

Outsourcing your development team can be challenging, but it's definitely doable. You just need to make sure that you find a reputable company with experience in developing software. \

You should also take the time to interview potential candidates and make sure that they can finish the project in the given time and money so that you won't have a loss on the project. 

5. With 4 developers, you charge clients about $50-80K per month and pay developers about $9-15K

The following example for our Small Mobile App development company is a bigger application, which requires 4 developers.

In this case, you should charge the client about $50-80K per month of development to get profit. Developers should earn about $9-15K salaries. Depending on who else is required for the project, you also need to calculate it. So if there is a project manager or designer required, you need to figure it in costs. The rest is your profit. 

6. You can make a $35-71K profit per month from your small software house

Both examples show us that we can earn about $35-71K profit per month, and of course, the more projects we take, the more we can earn. The most important is calculating every project and creating a cost-effective team for each project.

Starting your own software house can be a very profitable venture. With a small investment, you can easily make a good profit.
And with a little bit of growth, your software company can quickly become a significant player in the industry. So if you're looking for a way to make money and have control over your work environment, starting your own software company may be the perfect solution for you!

Thanks for reading,\
Radek from Duomly

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