I've worked from home for 6 years now.
During this time, I've had:
- Dozens of remote offers above $100k/year.
- A handful of offers above $200k/year.
- Recently offers above $300k/year.
All while living in Portugal.
- The salary figure matter according to the location of the remote worker.
- Remote work offers a lot of great opportunities.
- The competition increases for high-paying remote jobs.
- Remote employers may pay equal salaries or salaries according to the location of the remote worker.
- Understand the taxes and contractual possibilities of working remotely.
- The tech space could be your ticket to high paying remote jobs.
What You Should Know About High-paying Remote Jobs
Here's everything I know about landing high-paying remote jobs.
Why the Salary Figures Matter?
First of all, why do these salary figures matter?
A $100k/year salary might be on the low end if you're in SF or NY.
However, if you live in a country with a low cost of living, that $100k+ income puts you in the top earning percentile.
It means financial freedom for most!
The opportunity to work remote completely changed my life.
It boosted both my personal and professional life with opportunities I wouldn't have in an office-based setup.
There was a clear before & after effect in my career.
All this attractiveness comes with huge competition for those high-paying remote jobs.
CTOs like me receive hundreds of applicants for each of these job openings.
It's important you understand what the selection process looks like from the interviewer/company's perspective.
It's possible, though. For each remote job opening, there will be at least one applicant who is offered the job, regardless of how many applied.
You need to hone your skills and prepare to showcase them in the interview process if you want to stand out and get the job.
If you want to get into further details, have a look at the step-by-step description of how I landed my first remote job back in 2016.
Also, note that not all remote companies pay equal salaries to every employee.
Many companies pay salaries dependent on location, which can make them less attractive to some folks. So do your research.
Contracts and Taxes
Besides salaries, I'm frequently asked about contracts and taxes.
I recommend doing your research about remote contract possibilities. This can be daunting at first, but for most people, it becomes part of the job once you know how it works.
The Incredible Tech Space
If you're early in life and deciding what to do with your future, I can't stress enough how big of a life-changing opportunity the tech space can be.
This is advice I'm giving to my kids while teaching them English and coding from an early age.
Sadly, in most other fields of expertise, people need to have physical jobs. Meaning:
- Their salary is attached to the local economy (which means low wages in most countries).
- They need to go through a grinding daily commute.
Solid tech skills are the key to remote work!
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