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re: How I Find Six Figure Remote Software Developer Jobs VIEW POST

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Nice overview!

By the way, I think that, within the "remote" space, you should make a distinction between remote employees and remote freelancers.

The former are looking for permanent jobs, the latter for projects (I'm in the latter category). This will make a big difference in the sort of tools and tactics that you use (your article seems more focused on remote employees/permanent jobs).

One other 'platform' that I would like to mention (and recommend) is Gun.io (gun.io). A bit of a funny name which has nothing to do with weapons, but with the idea of "hired guns". You can place them more or less in the same category as companies like TopTal, Gigster, Crew.co, etcetera, who are targeting "higher end" customers.

Their website might not look that impressive (they're in the middle of a redesign and relaunch), but their Slack community is fantastic.

Even though I didn't get any "gigs" through them as of now, I already got a wealth of good ideas and tips by participating on their Slack, and I really like their business ethics/philosophy - professional and honest and they're not out to screw you.

This article explains their philosophy pretty well: linkedin.com/pulse/how-gunio-raise...

Good things of Gun.io:

  • Great Slack community

  • Great company philosophy and ethics

  • Not wasting your valuable time with annoying up-front testing/screening in the form of largely irrelevant algorithm tests (like they do on other platforms as TopTal, Gigster and so on) in order to arrive at the (IMO largely useless) statistic of "we only have the top 1% developers" (whatever that means). You can just join their community - you'll be tested/screened of course, but only when you apply for a gig

Less positive aspects:

  • Fewer "gigs" available than on other platforms (I'm curious to see how this will develop)

Word of warning: this platform is not for the impatient, but personally I like it and I see it as a long term "investment", especially for building my network, they don't have a long list of 'gigs' up for grabs (not yet at least, if ever).

It's just a very different model from Upwork etc (and even different from TopTal and so on whom you might compare them with).

Just my personal recommendation, I'm not getting paid or rewarded by them in any way to spread the word ... ;-)

 

Agreed. Freelance is often more about marketing your personal brand and networking. This article focuses more on full-time/contract work. Finding freelance clients would probably warrant it's own article.

 

Yup ... also because the most of the tools/platforms that you're mentioning are more geared to finding a fulltime job (even when it's remote). And yes, you need to spend more time on marketing and networking (I'm not doing that enough, to be honest).

Interesting article though! If companies get more used to working remotely then it will benefit both remote freelancers and remote fulltime employees.

Wish that I was already making a six figure income as a remote freelancer ... well it's a matter of patience, it's not going to happen overnight, but I keep working on it, obviously.

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