No big deal? This article is part one of three! The descriptions of the work are just beginning!
Shareware is not a get rich quick scheme. It's a way for programmers who love what they do to make some extra cash while interfacing directly with customers... something most programmers never get to do.
There are shareware developers who work part time who make one product that brings in $75K/year. There are developers who work full time with 15 products and make $25K/year. And there are tons of factors.