The money conversation in a salary negotiation usually takes place over the phone, in person, or over email. Both can be challenging. For one thing, anxiety may make bringing up wages in a live conversation difficult.
If that's the case, you'll benefit from doing some preliminary research on similar jobs. Look for a wage range that is acceptable for your experience, the role, and the potential company. Job search sites like Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and Payscale can be beneficial. Investigate both, the company you're interviewing with and their competitors.
Finding an average compensation for remote employment might be difficult. Some jobs pay based on the company's location, while others pay based on the candidate's location. As a result, there is a wide variety of possible incomes.
Choose a number that makes you happy. Consider asking other people in the industry and who reside in the area where you're applying for feedback. Sending the job description to a mentor and asking them what they think the role should pay is one technique you might apply. This is especially handy if the wage isn't specified in the job posting.
You'll undoubtedly still be apprehensive if you're negotiating salary over email, but for a different reason. When it comes to salary negotiations, it's natural to second-guess oneself. It can be even more nerve-wracking because of the communication latency. You may find yourself overthinking every word you say, facial gesture, or other nonverbal indicator. You can take advantage of this. Before you hit send, take a few extra minutes to look over your response (strongly recommended).
Particularly by email, where tone might be misinterpreted. Make an effort to come out as professional and approachable. Show your interest in the job and your enthusiasm for the prospect. You want to convey the sense that no matter what happens, you'll still be engaged in playing the part. Your negotiation, on the other hand, is an important aspect of developing a positive working relationship.
"Is there any flexibility in that number?" is an excellent way to start the bargaining process. This way of phrasing things shows that you're willing to collaborate with them. If they are unable to increase the amount they have offered you, they may be able to compensate you with a signing bonus or another perk to compensate for the lower pay.