Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is PayDestiny?
We have modernized how people learn to negotiate compensation and democratized the process so that anyone can maximize their pay without having to pay thousands of dollars in fees.
Who should use PayDestiny?
PayDestiny is a great resource for underestimated and underpaid professional women, Black, and/or Latine individuals to access tools to overcome barriers to equitable and competitive pay.
What makes PayDestiny different?
When you sign up for PayDestiny you can access to tools to:
- Figure out what to ask for
- Learn what to say to negotiate competitive compensation in different scenarios
- Build skills and confidence for in-person, over the phone, and email salary negotiations
Today, if you were to hire a salary negotiation coach they would conduct an initial assessment by asking a list of questions, then they would use the information to research what the market is paying for your job and for someone with your skills and experience, they would generate and provide you a report, meet with you about the details of their report to share what you should ask for, suggest strategies, and share salary negotiation templates, and maybe run through a mock negotiation.
These services would either cost you an upfront retainer fee of hundreds of dollars and a 7% – 20% fee of what you negotiate (i.e. thousands of dollars you deserve and shouldn’t have to part with), and/or a per hour consultancy fee of hundreds of dollars (resulting in paying more than a thousand dollar).
When you sign up for PayDestiny you get:
- An initial questionnaire,
- Salary negotiation video courses and frameworks,
- A salary negotiation dashboard,
- Tools to set compensation goals,
- Data on what the market is paying,
- Suggestions on what you should ask for,
- Personalized salary negotiation scripts and email templates for different scenarios,
- Personalized salary negotiation documentation templates for different scenarios,
- Interactive salary negotiation questions and on-demand mock salary negotiations,
- The ability to record and save audio and video of your salary negotiation practice,
- Free access to all new job offer and pay raise features, and
365 days of access.
PayDestiny is also a platform built out of authenticity. PayDestiny was founded and built by a Mexican American Latina who started her career not even knowing she could negotiate her salary.
Over the course of her career as an employee and startup operator she experienced being underpaid and trusted individuals attempting to underpay her based on gender and race.
She overcame this by teaching herself how to successfully negotiate everything she could: base pay, equity, job titles, benefits, job perks, remote work, flexible work hours, promotions, promotion pay, pay raises, term sheets, multi-million dollar SaaS deals, and more.
As the Co-founder and CEO of investor backed startups she experienced the challenges of setting equitable compensation matrices. A challenge she experienced, and overcame, was pushing past (bad) advice from investors to pay employees as little base pay as possible and compensate employees with stock options. A common practice used by tech companies and startups that results in wage gaps and voluntary employee turnover.
PayDestiny is intentionally designed to close wage gaps by empowering underestimated employees to maximize their pay and emerging companies to easily establish and communicate transparent equitable pay and promotion practices.
What industry and career stage is PayDestiny built for?
- A sign on bonus
- Career advancement opportunities (e.g. learning and development)
- Equity/profit-share/stock options
- Job perks
- Merit bonuses/bonus schedule
- Opportunities for meaningful recognition and advancement (i.e. clearly defined metrics that demonstrate success and a defined process to trigger promotions)
- Other income impacting variables
- Other variables that increase happiness at work and ability to be successful
- Possible better job title opportunities
- Salaried base pay
Whether you’re someone who is just starting their career and wants to establish a solid foundation to maximize pay over the course of your career or you’re mid-career and want to get paid what you deserve, PayDestiny can help you build the skills and confidence you need to increase your compensation.
PayDestiny can help any person that wants to build their skills and confidence to successfully negotiate a job offer.
Do you give back?
- Who were formerly incarcerated or in the prison system and preparing for re-entry,
- Who are housing insecure,
- Who are survivors of domestic violence and seeking employment,
- Who have a disability, and/or
- Who identify as an under-resourced Latino/ Latina/ Latinx or Indigenous American.
If you belong to an organization that would like subscription scholarships please use this form to contact us: https://paydestiny.com/contact-us/.
Plans, Pricing, & Payments
What are your pricing plans?
PayDestiny has two compassionately priced subscription plans:
- Forever Free, $0.00 (to quantify work and build a free Achievement Bank only)
- Premium Plus, $198.88 (billed annually)
Why is a subscription 365 days?
- Negotiate a job offer
- Negotiate an annual pay raise
- Negotiate compensation when given a promotion
- Negotiate compensation when given new job responsibilities
- Negotiate compensation with surpassing expectations
- Negotiate compensation if you discover you are underpaid
In addition, the process of maximizing compensation and career growth includes:
- Setting and tracking pay goals,
- Setting and tracking skill goals,
- Setting and tracking promotion goals,
- Getting your boss/supervisor/employer invested in growing your career, and
- Preparing for promotion interviews.
Moreover, not every person who wants to learn how to negotiate salary will be actively negotiating. A person such as a college student or an employee looking to change jobs or industries may want to proactively learn how to negotiate salary in preparation for a future negotiation..
It is for these reasons that PayDestiny provides on-demand salary negotiation and pay empowerment software for 365 days.
Can I purchase just one month of access?
Yes, you can purchase one month of access to PayDestiny though the price for PayDestiny is always the same regardless of how much you log-in and use PayDestiny.
When you purchase access to PayDestiny you get 365 days of access. You can access PayDestiny multiple times a day everyday or only access PayDestiny for a month. How much you choose to access, and use, PayDestiny is up to you.
Can I purchase a subscription as a gift?
What is Compassionate Pricing?
PayDestiny believes every person with the desire, passion, work ethic, and persistence to achieve their goals should have the same access to tools to do so.
PayDestiny is opposed to the creation of manufactured financial barriers. An example of a manufactured financial barrier is charging under-recognized and underpaid individuals an expensive base fee and/or a percentage of what is negotiated.
Excessive prices create an unlevel playing field where one must be financially privileged to access tools that can significantly increase their pay.
Charging a percentage of what is negotiated takes away from pay empowerment and contributes to the wage gap.
We put people before profit and work to close wage gaps and level the playing field by intentionally setting Compassionate Pricing for professionals.
Do you offer refunds?
PayDestiny does not offer refunds for the following four reasons:
1.) Instant value
Once you access our features you instantly receive value by interacting with personally developed, researched, and developed compensation, pay raise, promotion, and career growth tools.
2.) Our Achievement Bank is Free
To ensure every person has access to meaningful tools to maximize their pay and growth their career we choose not to charge for everything we offer. Our Achievement Bank is free. This helps to level the playing field and ensures we do not contribute to the creation of financial barriers that hinder career advancement and pay growth for the people who are most underpaid and overlooked.
Requesting a refund for PayDestiny’s solutions would be like getting a free sample of your meal, liking it, ordering the entire meal, then attempting to return a portion of the uneaten food for a refund because you “didn’t like” the meal.
3.) We are compassionately priced and put people before profit
We are intentionally compassionately priced. Compassionate pricing is the process of purposely setting a product’s price below market rates. We choose to be below the market rate because we are opposed to the creation of financial barriers that block people from accessing tools that level the playing field and help them level up. Every person with the desire, passion, work ethic, and persistence to achieve their goals should have the same access to tools to do so. We put people before profit and are intentionally compassionately priced.
4.) We giveback
We reinvest two percent of every purchase to create PayDestiny scholarships. Our subscription scholarships are provided to individuals that were formerly incarcerated, currently incarcerated and preparing for re-entry, that are developmentally delayed or have a disability, housing insecure, and/or identify as an under-resourced Latino/ Latina/ Latinx or Indigenous-American.
If you do not support compassionate pricing, agree to PayDestiny’s Terms of Service, and agree to our no refund policy (detailed in our Terms of Service) please do not purchase a subscription. No refund will be provided. Any dispute that may arise will be handled in accordance to our Terms of Service.
What browser should I use to access PayDestiny?
PayDestiny can be used on any Web browser. We recommend the use of Chrome for the best experience.
How do I get my microphone to work?
When you open the Recorder your browser will open a dialogue box or pop-up window that will ask you to give PayDestiny permission to access your microphone click ‘Allow’.
If you do not see a dialogue box check your URL bar for a message that says “Pop-up blocked.” Click the message and give PayDestiny permission to access your microphone.
When does PayDestiny start and stop recording on my microphone?
You are in control of when PayDestiny starts and stops recording on your microphone. You have to click ‘Start’ in order for PayDestiny to start recording and you have to click ‘Stop’ in order for PayDestiny to stop recording.
How do I get my camera to work?
When you open a page with interactive video practice your browser will open a dialogue box or pop-up window that will ask you to give permission PayDestiny access your camera click ‘Allow’.
If you do not see a dialogue box check your URL bar for a message that says “Pop-up blocked.” Click the message and give PayDestiny permission to access your microphone and camera.
When does PayDestiny start and stop recording on my camera?
You are in control of when PayDestiny starts and stops recording on your camera. You have to click ‘Start’ in order for PayDestiny to start recording and you have to click ‘Stop’ in order for PayDestiny to stop recording.
If I am in control of camera recording why does the browser show a red camera light when I open a page with interactive practice?
The red camera light will turn on when you have given PayDestiny persmission to acces your camera and when you open a page with interactive video practice but it will not record unless you click ‘Start’ to begin recording.
The red light simply lets you know you have video enabled if you choose to activate video practice features(i.e. Start and stop recording when you want).
Why do I hear a echo when I open a page with video practice?
If you are getting a feedback echo on pages with video practice options it’s because the sound in the top video player/recorder is not on mute.
Please mute the sound in the top video player/recorder. The microphone records your voice. Having the sound muted will not interfer with the recording of your practice.
How can I contact PayDestiny?
How can I partner with PayDestiny?
We always welcome inquiries to collaborate. To submit information on your partnership idea please use the contact form found on our Contact page: https://paydestiny.com/contact-us.
Can I buy a subscription to PayDestiny for my employees?
PayDestiny offers group subscriptions. To inquire about a group subscription please email us using the contact form found on our Contact page. https://paydestiny.com/contact-us.
Can I buy a subscription to PayDestiny for my nonprofit?
PayDestiny offers group subscriptions to nonprofit organizations that work to help people from all walks of life gain employment and/ or advance their career. We also partner with select nonprofits and community groups to offer free subscription scholarships to PayDestiny.
To inquire about a group subscription and/ or a free scholarship partnership please email us using the contact form found on our Contact page. https://paydestiny.com/contact-us.
I’m a career coach. Can I use PayDestiny with my clients?
Career coaches can purchase individual subscriptions for their clients or have their clients purchase subscriptions.
To learn more about group client subscriptions please email us using the contact form found on our Contact page: https://paydestiny.com/contact-us.
What is PayDestiny’s Terms of Service?
PayDestiny’s Terms of Service can be found on our Terms of Service page: https://paydestiny.com/terms-of-service.
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