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Top Tier Remote

Top Tier Remote

This is the 3rd presentation of the remote trilogy, in this one the gloves are off, we talk about Top Tier Remote, the what, the how, the how much and the when.

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Thanos Polychronakis

December 21, 2016
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  1. Top Tier Remote

  2. Hi, I'm Thanasis Working remotely for > 4y co-founder co-organizer

    Founder of SKGTech DEVit netscan.co Currently working at waldo.photos
  3. 3 of 3 in remote series 1st: Youtube: " "

    2nd: "Getting serious with remote" thanpolas howto freelance https://speakerdeck.com/thanpolas
  4. tl;dr: You are a company You are a brand Be

    industrious Be persistent
  5. Today's Menu Prerequisites for Top Tier Where to find top

    gigs How to get top gigs Monetary deals How to deal in stock
  6. Prerequisites for Top Tier

  7. Office experience required At least 2 years of office experience

    Optimally 5+ years of office experience Good understanding of office mechanics Developed work ethics Discipline and focus Prerequisites for Top Tier
  8. Remote is not for everyone The social factor The timing

    factor Communication Self driven Ability to sell yourself Prerequisites for Top Tier
  9. About you Personal website Links to all your digital existence

    Blog is a big plus Showcase your work and experience Technical / Social Proof Github / SO / Projects / Linkedin Twitter / Facebook / Talks High degree of specialty Prerequisites for Top Tier
  10. Living on the edge “ Top Tier requires nothing less

    than the best of you; it is championship grade, life-long training. Prerequisites for Top Tier Strive to be amongst the 1,000 world's best in your domain of expertise
  11. Where to find Top Gigs

  12. 2017 Go To Places https://stackoverflow.com/jobs https://www.remotelyawesomejobs.com/ https://angel.co/jobs https://weworkremotely.com/ https://remoteok.io/remote-jobs https://gun.io

    Where to find top gigs
  13. 2017 ~meh places http://www.indeed.com/q-Remote-Web- Developer-jobs.html https://www.scalablepath.com/ https://crew.co/ https://gigster.com/ Where to

    find top gigs
  14. 2017 Resources & Companies https://github.com/lukasz-madon/awesome-remote-job https://github.com/yanirs/established-remote Where to find top

    gigs
  15. How to get top gigs

  16. Attitude Attitude Attitude

  17. It takes a while How to get top gigs “

    The bigger your skillset and the more expertise you have, the harder it gets to find the right fit
  18. Know what you want How to get top gigs Job

    security Next level tech Leading role Ground up building Multiple part time gigs ... but be pragmatic with what you can
  19. Enjoy it How to get top gigs Take the time

    to find the right job for you Each interview is a learning experience Train yourself to read behind the job ad
  20. Be Industrious How to get top gigs Check job boards

    daily Keep track of which companies you contact Keep full minutes & notes of your interviews Let your network know you are in the lookout
  21. On bootcamps and exercises How to get top gigs It's

    an acquired skill Train yourself Time restrictions forces you to unlearn what you know Avoid doing them up front Ensure your time is not wasted 9 out of 10 are bullshit, don't feel bad
  22. On bootcamps and exercises How to get top gigs no

    pressure...
  23. Questions you should ask How to get top gigs Funding

    status Ratio between remote / local workers How the company will use remote workers Workflow and methodologies used Short and Long term hiring plans
  24. Monetary Deals

  25. Warning! Here be dragons!

  26. The Numbers Monetary Deals Monthly Hourly Minimum $6,000 $50 Typical

    $10,000 $90 Can go up to ??? $300
  27. Why Hourly? Monetary Deals Good for trial period No long-term

    commitment Part-time / Occasional
  28. Why Monthly? Monetary Deals Long-term commitment Full and Part time

  29. How much to charge hourly? Monetary Deals Required hours per

    week Required total hours (project based vs ongoing) Level of expertise required Urgency of job
  30. Contract vs Employee Monetary Deals Contract Higher Pay Your insurance

    Your equipment Off / sick days are unpaid Vacations unpaid Maintain your own company Employee Lesser Pay Company's insurance Company's equipment Off / sick days are paid Vacations paid Self-improvement budget No personal company Exclusiveness Company perks Travel Gym, hackathons...
  31. OK to sign Monetary Deals NDA Contractor's Agreement Any per-country

    required tax documents
  32. NOT OK to sign Monetary Deals NDA with monetary penalties

    Exclusive Agreements Rights to work you produce off the clock Non compete ...not without monetary equivalent
  33. How to deal in stock

  34. Two types of agreements How to deal in stock Stock

    Options Gives you the option to buy company stock at a reduced price. Restricted Stock Agreement (RSA) This is essentially founder stock that is directly vested over time.
  35. When to use which How to deal in stock Stock

    Options Post Series-A. Restricted Stock Agreement (RSA) Early on, up to employee No 5, give or take.
  36. Percentages for RSA How to deal in stock 3% to

    5% for first hire / CTO 0.5% to 2% employees 2 to 4 0.1% to 0.5% onwards
  37. Percentages for Stock Options How to deal in stock Percentages

    don't apply much BUT, to figure out, ask how many stocks issued in total Ask company valuation from last round and compare stock purchase price
  38. Things to check for both cases How to deal in

    stock Single / Double trigger provisions Vesting plan 4 years is standard, 3 optimal Vesting intervals (quarter vs month) Cliffs Typical is 1y but in contracting you can do way less ... a lawyer would scream, surely there are more
  39. Why deal in stock How to deal in stock Stock's

    primary purpose is to provide incentives for you to stick around and be more engaged with the company. If you reduce your price for stock then this is an investment that you make.
  40. Summary Stay on top of your game Be persistent and

    industrious Know your market value Know how to work with stock Enjoy life
  41. Shameless plug time

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  45. Thank you Thanasis Polychronakis @thanpolas https://speakerdeck.com/thanpolas

  46. Questions? Thanasis Polychronakis @thanpolas https://speakerdeck.com/thanpolas