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Best way to make money as a software developer?


by @grantlyk | 5yr  | 3 comments

So as the title suggests, whatโ€™s the best way to make enough cash to support a lifestyle of coding on the move?

Iโ€™m currently a software developer that works for startups, but when it comes to coding iโ€™m quite happy to more or less code anything.

What iโ€™m mainly asking for is validation that someone currently has this lifestyle from coding and did they find that some ways of using it to make money were easier/had more benefits than others?

Thanks and any responses are welcome.

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@sunnytraveler | 5yr

There are more and more regular companies that hire remote developers. Iโ€™m a developer working remotely at a company for over 2 years now making the same money as I would in the office. As Iโ€™m sure anyone out there, I wouldnโ€™t mind working for myself or have my own startup but it does fully support my traveling lifestyle and I love it! I found this job on flexjobs.com

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@markcaggiano | 5yr

Writing and selling software, like writing and selling wordpress plugins.

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@tonycarreon | 5yr

when you say youโ€™re โ€œcurrently a software developer that works for startupsโ€ does this mean you have one employer that you work for, they give you a paycheck every couple of weeks along with healthcare, 401(k), equity, etc? or does this mean that you find a company that needs help, do some coding for them and they pay you for that help, then you move on to the next company?

if itโ€™s the former, go to your employer and ask them if you can start working remotely as a โ€œtrialโ€ - say for a few weeks. bust ass and make sure youโ€™re delivering what they want and more. answer e-mails and phone calls / texts in a timely manner so they can see that just because youโ€™re not behind the desk doesnโ€™t mean youโ€™re not working. after the trial is over, discuss and show them it worked out well and ask to work remotely full-time. thatโ€™s essentially what i did for nearly 10 years.

if youโ€™re asking โ€œhow do i find clientsโ€, thatโ€™s another story all together.
there are plenty of resources available but it comes down to either working for yourself - as a consultant / coder-for-hire or monetizing your own projects.

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How to learn a language without taking a formal class, while traveling in different countries?

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in Poland by @davda1546 | 11d 10 days ago | 6 comments

Hey, hope everyone is well!

We're leaving in a month to go travelling. Our first destination is still to be confirmed, but will likely be Poland or Slovakia. We will be moving around every month or two to different destinations.

The question we have is: what do people do with phones/ phone numbers when hopping from country to country? Ideally we'd just like one number for the whole trip (even better, the number we already have) wherever we go, rather than getting new SIMs with different numbers.

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by @pixels | 1yr 1 year ago | 1 comment

Greetings Nomads,

I recently closed a US company that was used to sell cheats or hacks for popular games due to imminent litigation.

I have just recently embarked on a similar venture, but working as a contractor. Myself, and my lead developer have just found ourselves in the position of not being paid and will need to re-establish ourselves.

Due to my experience in marketing, distribution and management I know running a company myself would still be a successful venture, I just do not want to run it out of the US.

Due to the nature and risk of litigation from large gaming companies I believe moving offshore will be the path I should take. I spoke with my attorneys, who basically made it sound like it would be impossible to set up without physically living somewhere, based on my past experience with these guys, and paying tens of thousands of dollars to protect myself just for them to say โ€œitโ€™s best to shut downโ€ the moment we were contacted by a gaming company, I am going to assume itโ€™s their lack of experience.

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  1. As a service likely in the same realm as Adult Services or Gambling, with myself residing in the US and my Lead dev residing in Europe, what country would be a good option to set up with fair tax that cant easily be pressured by US or European game producers?

  2. In said country should I find and contact legal council there instead of using US attournies to fumble through this charging me exponentially more to just relay info and elongate the process?

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

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Anybody with a software consultancy having issues finding clients while travelling?


by @raz | 3yr 2 years ago | 4 comments

I recently started running a software consultancy in the UK that specialises in MVP development and onboarding/marketing strategies. I found it relatively easy to get leads by attending networking events (quite a lot here in Edinburgh).

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I am a junior level web developer with 1 yr experience. At the moment, I have some options to work remotely for agencies, and need to negotiate hourly rate.

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by @jmnsf | 5yr 5 years ago | 4 comments

Hi guys,

Iโ€™m planning to start working remotely come October and was wondering what are the best strategies for getting a first remote job? Iโ€™ve stumbled upon many that are US-only (Iโ€™m in Europe) or for seasoned remote workers, so Iโ€™m wondering it thereโ€™s some โ€œhackโ€ to get the ball rolling.

Would love to hear your stories :smile:

Joรฃo

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Is it possible to be location independent as an application developer?


by @globeprogger | 5yr 5 years ago | 5 comments

Iโ€™m a .Net application developer with 5 years of experience and Iโ€™m contemplating trying to fund my visions of location in-dependency with my acquired skills or if I should rather head into the web development sector in which I donโ€™t really have a lot of experience yet. Iโ€™m seeing a lot of web dev. / designing being successful but I havenโ€™t see an application dev. yet. Would be glad if you could share your opinions.

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How do I get a software engineer job with remote work possible?


by @ubik | 5yr 5 years ago | 1 comment

I am a software engineer with 4 years of experience. I have been working for several companies in the software business, and I think Iโ€™m done with working in an office, 9-5, small talk in the coffee machine, etc. I just canโ€™t stand it anymore. I donโ€™t like the idea of sticking around an office, working there with a lot of distractions and pointless interruptions because I am supposed to be more โ€œproductiveโ€.
I am skilled, hard-worker and dedicated. I love being part of a team, and part of a meaningful project in which I believe, and in which I can contribute to a remarkable growth and evolution of a valuable product/service.
I have handled website development of all kinds (mostly AngularJS + Bootstrap in the last year), Android apps, and Java development. I have a quite nice resume and cool projects behind me, and a deep understanding of software projects management (Scrum / Git / testingโ€ฆ)
But I am totally lost in how could I get a job that allows me remote work. I d I have tried looking for jobs in remoteok.io, but when youโ€™re not from US or not willing to be there the opportunities are way less than expected.
I am not looking for a huge salary/conditions, just the chance of working in a project in which I can give my best, while I enjoy an Internet connection from Spain, Slovenia or wherever is my next destination.
If you know how I could start looking for my perfect remote work, or know someone who is looking for someone like me, I say thank you so much in advance.

PD: Sorry if this kind of question is not suitable here, or has been asked before. Please tell me or move it if needed.

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Hi. We're Teleport, building software for startup people to discover and budget your next move. AUA!


by @sten | 5yr 5 years ago | 13 comments

Hi, I am Sten, co-founder & CEO of Teleport. We build software for startup people on the move. We have released Teleport for Startup Cities, Bay Area Teleport and Teleport Flock to date.

Moving ourselves and our families around the globe we have become all too familiar with the hassles this lifestyle brings. Figuring out where to stay, what to expect, where to pay taxes or which visa to get. Rinse and repeat.

We mapped out hundreds of relocation nuisances we could fix with software. Once these get solved millions of people like us could benefit. So there was no choice but to start this company.

Over the last decade most of our team were busy building Skype which turned out to be quite effective making the world smaller in the metaphorical sense. We believe we can now rearrange the human population physically as well.

Iโ€™m joined here with my co-founder @keskkyla and possibly other members of our 9-people-across-6-countries team โ€“ depending on what you guys want to know.

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