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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by 4dor: 1:14pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Well, the pay isn't that much $500 per month but it is quite okay for me though.

I would have aksed for more but i am not good at negotiating so i went with the flow.

This is the reason why I target European remote jobs, this time zone thing can be wild.

Btw your pay is verrrryyyyy low, you are being exploited, even if you are a beginner you should be earning double of your current pay. Most of the folks I know earn 2k dollars upwards.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Stewart883(m): 1:16pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Well, the pay isn't that much $500 per month but it is quite okay for me though.

I would have aksed for more but i am not good at negotiating so i went with the flow.

What!!! Are u serious That's too poor. I presently work remotely with a company in based in Romania as a Market research analyst (here in Nigeria) and the pay is over $2200 and also attached to it is transportation allowance of $300 monthly... Hmm I still find it hard to believe u earn just $500 damn!!

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by VickyRotex(f): 1:17pm On Jul 06, 2020
DoctorOfPoverty:
Haven't been involved in one before. angry

cheesy why you come dey vex? the question was for people who have been involved in one, to share their experience. grin
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by ERORR404(m): 1:17pm On Jul 06, 2020
MrCounselor:


The chances for anyone is high as long as you have the determination and focus.

Then as a graphics designer the odd is higher because UI/UX aspect of software means you will have the UI creative skills that's not that easy most people. Think color combo, fonts and typography and stuff.

Your skill can be best applied to Frontend programming (actual programming) or UI/UX design (designing of mobile or web app interfaces).

For Frontend programming you'll need to learn HTML, CSS, Javascript and the frontend frameworks like Reactjs, VueJs.
For UI/UX design you'll need to use online platform like Figma, InvisionApp etc or some adobe xd etc.
Thank you. For now I'm focusing on front end development. I've been learning through a udemy course on YouTube since the whole lockdown thing. I've just started with CSS, I now know the basics of html

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Stewart883(m): 1:18pm On Jul 06, 2020
seankafor:
well, it's okay.. 200k a month is the average salary of a middle class man

But those odd hours, am used to it as well wink

For a remote company that's damn too poor.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Barywhyte(m): 1:19pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Well, the pay isn't that much $500 per month but it is quite okay for me though.

I would have aksed for more but i am not good at negotiating so i went with the flow.


Jez! How could you say you are ok with $200 per month?? Guy you are being ripped apart. The smallest you should bargain for is $1500 per month. $200 a month or do you mean to say a week?
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by KingRabota: 1:19pm On Jul 06, 2020
LIES. Just say that it doesn't work for you.
Don't come with blanket condemnation.
For some of coffee is the best beverage ever discovered by man.
That said , as a developer who has never had the joy of a remote gig . I'm seriously upping my game bcoz one of my targets this year is that b4 it ends I'll be making at least 20% of income from remote jobs.



Coder2Client:


You can do all the sleeping during the day and in the evening you can take some sip of lipton and not coffee. Coffee is injurious to health.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by 4dor: 1:19pm On Jul 06, 2020
flexyrule:
Am here to read lies...
Between all these remote working IT guys and the so-called social media influencers, I don't know which category lie most about their earnings...

I know these jobs exist, but the way it is being portrayed... You will just resign your small 200k job and go and start learning one IT course, only to see yourself in square 1.

Nooo it's not always like that. The common thing about people who get these jobs is experience. It's practically impossible for a newbie to hit it big.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by SmartyPants(m): 1:19pm On Jul 06, 2020
Chuky7:



not bad...You are earning an MD salary of most banks...

how do you get remote jobs?...or which would you recommend...

what's the name of your own company?...

MD salary of which bank??

Lol!!

My senior manager boss in those days took home 10k dollars. Senior manager not MD.

Why not stick with what you are knowledgeable about?

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Stewart883(m): 1:20pm On Jul 06, 2020
flexyrule:
Am here to read lies...
Between all these remote working IT guys and the so-called social media influencers, I don't know which category lie most about their earnings...

I know these jobs exist, but the way it is being portrayed... You will just resign your small 200k job and go and start learning one IT course, only to see yourself in square 1.

I find it hard to believe too. I know nothing about being a developer but it's so poor
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Jaqenhghar: 1:22pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


All those kind of jobs are really stressful though.
No easy momey nah. If you want easy money go join politics or join police

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Ugaboy: 1:27pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


If you don;t believe it is fine, it is not for everyone though.

Thank you.
ive looking for a developer to talk to and ask some questions, can i talk to u...can help with ur contact so i can call u.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Obas101(m): 1:29pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:
There is more to remote jobs than you think. Here is my personal experience.

Recently, i received a mail from a remote american tech company that i applied for. I was informed, that an interview will take placed few days, i prepared for the interview and the day came , lot of questions were asked that questioned my experience in web development. Finally the interview was over, but still i felt that i really embarrassed myself and messed up but i kept my fate.

Two days later, i received a mail from the same company where all the company guidelines, workflows and other necessary information i needed to get started were contained.

I resumed work a week after, soon i decided to set up my work environment just for me to realize i will be working actively at midnight from 11:30 - 6:30 due to time zones difference.

So basically, my life was staying on the PC every night and i adapted to it to the extent that i might not use my PC yet i can't sleep at night.

Soon after, i felt ill for 3 days after 4 weeks of sleepless nights and i was advised to reduce my working time and sleep often.

Knowing it was dangerous for my health, i cut my working time to 4AM and i will be off to bed. This step almost cost me my job because i published a new feature to the company product but i didn't include proper documentation of what the feature does and the developers and the members were annoyed with me to that.

Since it was a remote company though they have an office at California, most of their members work remotely, the company meetings are always held on Thursday via Google Meet and i have been marked absent for 3 times in a row which is really bad for my report. I was warned if i miss the next meeting, there is a possibility that i might be on probation or worst relieved of my role.

NB: I work as a frontend developer using Vuejs as my core language.

Share yours
Well done bro. I recently ventured into Web development myself.. Attended a bootcamp this year.. Please can I get your number there are lots of questions and mentorship I will like to get from you. I've not had any major experience yet
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by SweetCunt97(f): 1:31pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Yes it is but as you know everything good things come with a price...
Guy 500 dollars ain't worth losing ur sleep over. Abeg tell them you're being exploited and need to resign. Know ur worth man
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Besto(m): 1:33pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Well, the pay isn't that much $500 per month but it is quite okay for me though.

I would have aksed for more but i am not good at negotiating so i went with the flow.

Drop that work, not worth your health.
As a developer, they should flow with your timing and not the other way round.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by rigarmortis: 1:38pm On Jul 06, 2020
flexyrule:
They are so quick to compare earnings with that of bankers.
Some bank MDs can comfortably buy off that tech company and still have change to dash government for COVID-19 pandemic.

for an ex MD like Alex Otti to highhandedly have the financial muscle to contest in Abia elections is not beans, Alex Otti's house in his hometown is like a f#kcing resort with helipad and all that shiiiiiiii.

Bank MDs earn in the region of between at least 5m - 24m per month.

they stay in the choicest parts of Lagos.

even microfinance bank MDs earn more than the pittance he described there.

mortgage bank MDs earn about 5-7m per month aside from the juicy stuff like estate projects they do.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by tot(f): 1:39pm On Jul 06, 2020
seanwilliam, deltayankeeboi, bornRicch
come and see your peers legitimately earning income online.
May the good Lord deliver all fraudsters from their Yahoo ways aka Theft before it is too late.

Kudos to all those like the OP striving to make legit money. Unlike those using bad governance as an excuse to scam innocent people.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by OvisFranko: 1:50pm On Jul 06, 2020
Stewart883:


What!!! Are u serious That's too poor. I presently work remotely with a company in based in Romania as a Market research analyst (here in Nigeria) and the pay is over $2200 and also attached to it is transportation allowance of $300 monthly... Hmm I still find it hard to believe u earn just $500 damn!!
Hey bro.
What does it takes to be a Market Research Analyst?
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by benebaby77: 1:51pm On Jul 06, 2020
flexyrule:
Am here to read lies...
Between all these remote working IT guys and the so-called social media influencers, I don't know which category lie most about their earnings...

I know these jobs exist, but the way it is being portrayed... You will just resign your small 200k job and go and start learning one IT course, only to see yourself in square 1.

No lie there at all. If you know your way, you can earn up to a million per month...

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by SavageResponse(m): 1:51pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Thanks for the tip.

I usually sleep 6hrs in the day.

How can you sleep 6 hours in the day and still find it difficult to stay awake at night?

When this contract ends negotiate higher pay of at least $2,500 per month

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by frugal(m): 1:51pm On Jul 06, 2020
Chuky7:



not bad...You are earning an MD salary of most banks...

how do you get remote jobs?...or which would you recommend...

what's the name of your own company?...

Which bank pays their MD $500/mo in Nigeria? I'm curious. Or perhaps I didn't read that correctly?
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Nobody: 1:52pm On Jul 06, 2020
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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by obamartins(m): 1:53pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


Well, the pay isn't that much $500 per month but it is quite okay for me though.

I would have aksed for more but i am not good at negotiating so i went with the flow.
$500 is poor, but considering the present economic realities in the country, i think it is managable. Just get the experience, improve your CV and move when a better offer comes. Since the lockdown my sleep pattern changed, i am always up from 8pm to 4am and sometimes 5.00am. Then i sleep from then till 1pm. All i will advice you is adjust your sleep pattern and ensure to sleep minimum 7 hours a day for your organs sake.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by timbs001(m): 1:54pm On Jul 06, 2020
You should be able to earn much more than that. I think you should subtly ask for a raise. If you are a valued member of the team, I'm sure you will be obliged. Been working remotely for almost four years now as a Senior software engineer/Tech Lead, I am fortunate that the company is in UK, which is virtually same time zone as Nigeria.

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by seanwilliam(m): 1:55pm On Jul 06, 2020
tot:
seanwilli.am, deltayan.keeboi, bornR.icch
come and see your peers legitimately earning income online.
May the good Lord deliver all fraudsters from their Yahoo ways aka Theft before it is too late.

Kudos to all those like the OP striving to make legit money. Unlike those using bad governance as an excuse to scam innocent people.

Amen...
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by Pgltm: 1:56pm On Jul 06, 2020
Stewart883:


What!!! Are u serious That's too poor. I presently work remotely with a company in based in Romania as a Market research analyst (here in Nigeria) and the pay is over $2200 and also attached to it is transportation allowance of $300 monthly... Hmm I still find it hard to believe u earn just $500 damn!!
Good afternoon bro, market research analyst is related to data analysis? What your job description like.. I'm very much interested in this
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by adoyi8: 2:07pm On Jul 06, 2020
Coder2Client:


You can do all the sleeping during the day and in the evening you can take some sip of lipton and not coffee. Coffee is injurious to health.
I have always stayed away from anything intoxicating and that can also be addictive but I deliberately chose to start taking coffee recently without guilt or fear. I am ready for the consequences.
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by wunmi590(m): 2:08pm On Jul 06, 2020
Chuky7:



not bad...You are earning an MD salary of most banks...

how do you get remote jobs?...or which would you recommend...

what's the name of your own company?...


Bros lie small now, 200k for bank MD when not microfinance bank, even micro finance bank pay x2 of that or more self.


I was once a banker, FCMB to be precise as at then, my supervisor was earning 500k after tax and other benefit then.


Even a graduate trainee is earning more than 200k not to even talk of account officer 2 or 1
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by TheManOfTheYear: 2:19pm On Jul 06, 2020
thenaijacoder:


All those kind of jobs are really stressful though.
Not for me.. I work better at night... So yeah, I'd fit in
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by TheManOfTheYear: 2:20pm On Jul 06, 2020
Coder2Client:


You can do all the sleeping during the day and in the evening you can take some sip of lipton and not coffee. Coffee is injurious to health.
Me that is allergic to Lipton... I usually take coffee with enough milk. I guess it would reduce the potency

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Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by doggedfighter(f): 2:21pm On Jul 06, 2020
ERORR404:

Just out of curiosity. Did you study computer science in the university? I'm currently an undergrad of graphic design at a federal university of technology and while web design/development is actually just a course in my department I'm actually keen on learning it full time. I'm still on HTML and CSS though. What are my chances in the web developer world as a graphic design graduate?
They offer graphics design?
Which federal University, please?
Re: Share Your Remote Job Experience As A Developer by sircrabo: 2:22pm On Jul 06, 2020
I am a front end developer but attimes I feel Programming/Development is Over-Hyped. There are other fields that pay wella.

A friend of mine makes up to $2500 monthly doing Vintage Logos and T-shirt design on Fiverr with no plans of learning coding.

My neighbour does $500 monthly trading forex; I $180 - $200

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