Find out how Rahul wound up working remotely for Product Hunt 🙀. Also he has a really unique coffee ritual ☕️
February 19, 2019
Works remotely for Product Hunt.
I’m living with my parents in Chennai.
I have traveled to a couple of places like Paris, Sofia, Singapore, Thailand, SF & LA. Usually, I stay for 10 days.
B.E. Computer Science & Engineering
Full Stack Developer
They are happy about my work so it’s a 5.
I guess there is no use in sharing this but it’s definitely a good amount!
Been coding since 10th grade but professionally it’s 1+ year
It’s a great opportunity with little drawbacks.
I’m an accidental remote worker. Wasn’t looking for remote jobs.
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 😄.
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 ✅
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:
For me, the benefits are zero or less commute, work from anywhere or travel & more time with family/friends.
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!
You can find me using @rahulmfg on both twitter and instagram 🙂