Nathan is a Seattle-based software engineer who
could continue enjoying his comfortable career at
Big Software Co.

But Nathan chose to use GrowthAdvisor to help him earn an extra $40,000.

In one week, Nathan:

  • Correctly valued his Employee Stock Options

  • Negotiated a higher number of Employee Stock Options

  • Increased his Employee Stock Options gains from $40K per year to $80K per year

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Let’s take a look at the strategies Nathan has used to double his earnings

Strategy #1: Browse the best companies
Strategy #2: Rely on science to minimize risks and maximize rewards
Strategy #3: Compare compensations in the Negotiation Chart
Strategy #4: Estimate your best job offers
Strategy #5: Negotiate higher equity
Strategy #6: Map out your career
Strategy #7: Plan your next promotion
Strategy #8: Know when to exercise your options
Strategy #9: Decide to move to another company or to stay
Strategy #10: Monitor your wealth with valuation alerts

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Strategy #1: Browse the best companies

Nathan looked through GrowthAdvisor’s database of 800,000+ companies. He learned which companies perform the best and which companies will make him more money. He also learned that the true value of his Employee Stock Options is double the amount Big Software Co offered him. Ouch.

Nathan decided to explore more, to see what his other options might be if he decided to leave Big Software Co.

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Key Takeaway: Stay up-to-date on your company’s compensation practices, even if you don’t plan to switch jobs. Everyone can get a comfortable job and stay with it for years—be the smart employee and be paid what you deserve.

 

Strategy #2: Rely on science to minimize risks and maximize rewards

Nathan always wanted to work at a startup. But startup equity is regarded as high-risk and high-reward. If Nathan left Big Software Co, how could he be sure of his earnings? GrowthAdvisor helped Nathan find a startup with the biggest reward and the lowest risk—Small & Smart.

Nathan learned that Small & Smart’s shutdown chance is only 2%. That’s higher than a public company like Big Software Co but still tiny.

Nathan saw his chance to make more money. But he wasn’t sure he wanted to make the leap yet. What he could do was use GrowthAdvisor’s analysis as leverage to get more Employee Stock Options from Big Software Co.

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Key Takeaway: Make sure you review the startup’s financial and performance data before making any major career moves. It’s easy to miss—be proactive about calculating your rewards.

 

Strategy #3: Compare compensations in the Negotiation Chart

Nathan opened the Negotiation Chart for Big Software Co. It showed him the exact amount of the Employee Stock Options he could negotiate for. It also showed him how much extra money he could make—$40,000 per year.

It was up to Nathan on how to use this information. After some deliberation, Nathan decided to negotiate with Big Software Co this week. But first, he needed to prepare for it by comparing his current compensation to other companies’ offers.

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Key Takeaway: Know your worth—use science and data to help you ask for what you deserve. This builds trust in your earning abilities and will help you build considerable wealth and become financially independent.

 

Strategy #4: Estimate your best job offers

Nathan went back to looking at Small & Smart.

GrowthAdvisor showed Nathan how much the startup would offer him—the whole compensation package.

Nathan felt he was prepared for an interview if he decided to do it. He now was at an advantage over other candidates. He could negotiate for his true worth and more. He could even work with a recruiter to help him. This was great information to have, to use in the future.

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Key Takeaway: Find a startup that can make you the most money. This, along with knowing your worth and other startup offers, will help you make smarter career decisions and build wealth faster.

 

Strategy #5: Negotiate higher equity

With the help of the Negotiation Chart, Nathan learned how much he can negotiate for at his current company, Big Software Co. And, Nathan also learned how likely he was to succeed.

Before Nathan looked at other companies’ offers, he thought he may negotiate up to 25% at the most. But after he looked at the other offers, he realized he can easily use them as leverage to negotiate up to 50% more.

Nathan decided the time was right to try it. He pointed out the Negotiation Chart and successfully negotiated his equity compensation from $40K per year to $80K per year.

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Key Takeaway: Arm yourself with numbers and use them to your advantage. Talk to your HR department and to your manager. Ask them questions about your compensation and hear them out. They’ll reciprocate by hearing you out when you ask for a raise.

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Strategy #6: Map out your career

Nathan mapped out his career with the help of GrowthAdvisor’s Career Planner. It looked like a map with lanes—fun to study and easy to navigate.

Nathan was able to see the value of his past Employee Stock Options from his previous job at Medium Technology Co. He was also able to see the value of his current Employee Stock Options from Big Software Co. And he saw the future value of his Employee Stock Options.

Now Nathan could plan his career for a whole year ahead. Or three. Or five. Or even ten, if he decided to do so.

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Key Takeaway: Your career planning holds the key to your wealth. Use data-powered tools to get the most accurate picture. Decide where you want to go. Then do it with confidence.

 

Strategy #7: Plan your next promotion

After negotiating an earnings increase from his Employee Stock Options, Nathan started thinking about his next promotion.

GrowthAdvisor’s tools showed Nathan how to plan for it, when to do it, and how much more he can make. It also showed him other potential options.

Nathan could leave Big Software Co and take a job at Small & Smart. It would look good on his resume. He’d get a better job title. And it’d be a good career move. Nathan gained much more than an extra $40k per year. He gained transparency in the world of employee compensation, which is priceless.

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Key Takeaway: Don’t be intimidated by the idea of asking for a promotion. If you won’t ask, there is a chance you won’t get it at all. Use data as your lever to plan your future smartly—get ahead and prosper.

 

Strategy #8: Know when to exercise your options

GrowthAdvisor showed Nathan how he could earn even more money from his Employee Stock options even after he negotiated his gains up to $80K per year.

Nathan could exercise his options and sell his shares before Big Software Co did an exit. Or Nathan could wait. If he waited, he’d earn much more.

Nathan decided to wait, and it proved to be a smart decision.

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Key Takeaway: Use financial planners like GrowthAdvisor. We go above and beyond to predict your financial future. It can make a huge difference in your earnings. And it will give you confidence in your future.

 

Strategy #9: Decide to move to another company or to stay

Nathan loved that with GrowthAdvisor he could now do advanced modeling of any company’s revenue growth and valuation. Plus, Nathan could see what that would mean for any company’s share price, and when the employees should exercise their options for the biggest gains.

But most of all, Nathan loved it that now he could switch jobs with confidence. With GrowthAdvisor he could narrow the timing down to the month, down to the best companies with the best compensation packages. An easy win-win.

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Key Takeaway: The best way to get the most out of your career is to stick to your dreams and to find a reliable advisor to help you get there.

 

Strategy #10: Monitor your wealth with valuation alerts

Nathan could now relax and enjoy his life while GrowthAdvisor crunched the numbers for him.

Nathan signed up for weekly Valuation Alerts that told him if there were any dramatic changes. Now Nathan could sleep soundly. If anything happened, he’d know it right away and be able to change his career plans on the fly. He’d be prepared. He’d build his wealth no matter what happened.

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Key Takeaway: Building your wealth isn’t hard. It’s all about building a sound system. Once you set it up, you can maintain it by monitoring its performance. It’ll take minimal time and will give you maximum earnings.

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