Rahul

Works remotely for Product Hunt.

Quickfire Round ⚡️

Where is your current homebase ?

I’m living with my parents in Chennai.

Where have you travelled/lived after working remotely?

I have traveled to a couple of places like Paris, Sofia, Singapore, Thailand, SF & LA. Usually, I stay for 10 days.

Highest education qualification ?

B.E. Computer Science & Engineering

Occupation

Full Stack Developer

What is your family/friends reaction to remote working on a scale of 1-5 (where 1-negative and 5-very positive)

They are happy about my work so it’s a 5.

How much do you earn per annum?

I guess there is no use in sharing this but it’s definitely a good amount!

Years of total experience ?

Been coding since 10th grade but professionally it’s 1+ year

Years of freelance/remote experience ?

1+ year.

When I think about the ability to work freelance/remotely, I feel ____

It’s a great opportunity with little drawbacks.

What was your key motivation for being freelancer/remote work

I’m an accidental remote worker. Wasn’t looking for remote jobs.


Fireside Chat 🔥

How did you land your current remote job ?

I liked Product Hunt & its team from when I was in college. I was an active user, was reporting a couple of bugs/feedback to Ryan & team. During my mid-sem, I pinged Ryan & Andreas to see if there was an intern role but unfortunately, there wasn’t any.

Then I finished my course and decided not to look for any job because I wanted to start a company(childhood dream & still is) so I was working on some side projects & was freelancing for a New York company. Months passed & one day I got a DM from Ryan stating that there is a junior role open and asked if I wanted to give it a try.

I said YES 😄.

Do you have any rituals or habits which help you to work remotely?

Nothing special but I start my day by meditating & going to the gym. Around noon will start working. Some days I will follow the Pomodoro technique to work and I pretty much use Todoist to list all my tasks ✅

What advice would you give to someone who is out there looking for a remote job or freelance work?

I might not be the right person to answer this because I wasn’t looking for a remote job and didn’t have any plan for getting one. But in general, I would say these are the main things required in a remote job:

  • Good work ethic & focus.
  • Good communication.
  • Ability to make decisions.

What is the biggest benefit of working remotely?

For me, the benefits are zero or less commute, work from anywhere or travel & more time with family/friends.

Do you see any challenges of working remotely and how do you try to overcome it ?

Remote work has some challenges like loneliness, distraction and when to stop for the day. For loneliness, I would say we can go to some co-working space or coffee shop. For distraction or when to stop working have fixed work hours and give you 100% during that time then go and have some fun!

Where can people can find you on the internet (if they have more questions)?

You can find me using @rahulmfg on both twitter and instagram 🙂

Leave a Reply

Related

image of prashant abhishek

AltCampus founder, Geek who loves community and building products Quickfire Round ⚡️ Where is your…

Read more

Content Developer at QLC | Multipotentialite redefining how we craft our stories & connect in a digital…

Read more

So I was thinking about, "What’s the hardest part about working remotely in India ?" The first thought that cropped…

Read more

Internet is huge! Help us find great content

Newsletter

Signup to receive a bi-weekly newsletter crafted with love 📮 and an invite to join our slack community 🚀

About

A community for remote workers, indie hackers and freelancers in India.

Follow