Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is PayDestiny?
PayDestiny is on-demand pay empowerment software. We provide personalized interactive tools to build skills and confidence to maximize a job offer and to maximize current pay.

We have modernized how people learn to negotiate compensation and democratized the process so that anyone can maximize their pay, employee stock options, a sign on bonus, job title, job perks, benefits, career growth opportunity, work-life balance and more.

Who should use PayDestiny?
PayDestiny can be used by anyone preparing to negotiate a job offer or preparing to ask for a pay raise.

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.

PayDestiny is best for tech professionals and others in professional industries that have total rewards packages that include a signing bonus, stock options, benefits, job perks, other non-monetary career and work-life benefits, and that conduct annual performance reviews.

What makes PayDestiny different?

When you sign up for PayDestiny you can access to tools to:

  • Assess if your job offer or current pay is low
  • Figure out what to ask for
  • Learn what to say to successfully maximize a job offer and/or your current pay in different scenarios
  • Build skills and confidence for in-person, over the phone, and email 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, hundreds of dollars plus and a 7% – 35% fee of what you negotiate (i.e. thousands of dollars you deserve and shouldn’t have to part with), a per hour consultancy fee of hundreds of dollars (resulting in paying more than a thousand dollar), and/or thousands of dollars for a multi-day one-time seminar.

When you sign up for PayDestiny you get:

  • An initial questionnaire,
  • Video courses and frameworks,
  • A personalized dashboard of data,
  • 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 scripts and email templates for different scenarios,
  • Personalized documentation templates for different scenarios,
  • Interactive negotiation questions and on-demand mock negotiations (with personalized hints),
  • The ability to record and save audio and video of your negotiation practice
  • An Achievement Bank to quantify and create a historical record of small and large professional wins
  • 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 even having mentors she trusted attempt to underpay her.

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 as the CEO of an emerging startup, 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?

PayDestiny can be used by professionals in any industry. However, PayDestiny is best for tech professionals that are entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level (before the C-suite stage) whose total rewards packages consist of variables such as:

  • Annual performance reviews
  • A sign on bonus
  • Benefits
  • Career advancement opportunities (e.g. learning and development)
  • Commission
  • 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 maximize their pay.

Do you give back?

PayDestiny reinvests two percent of every purchase to create subscription scholarships. Scholarships are provided through our Adelante Initiative to non-profit partners and community groups who work with persons:

  • 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/Latine professional 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 is compassionately priced. We offer free memberships as well as annual premium memberships that range from $298.00 to $398.00.
Why is a subscription 365 days?

PayDestiny takes a holistic view to pay empowerment and maximizing total rewards packages. Maximizing what you earn is not done through a single action or conversation. Throughout the year it is likely you will have an opportunity to do one or more of the following:

  • 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.

What is Compassionate Pricing?

Compassionate Pricing is the process of intentionally setting a commercial retail price below market rates so that the product is available to any socioeconomic group. We developed the phrase “Compassionate Pricing” to summarize our ideology.

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 and/or expensive base fees 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 will provide a refund within 24 hours of a purchase if no framework (video course) or questionnaire has been viewed or started.

Otherwise, PayDestiny will not provide a refund. As requesting a refund for PayDestiny’s solutions would be like getting a free sample of your meal, liking it, ordering the entire meal, eating until you’re full and happy, and then attempting to return a portion of uneaten food for a refund because you “didn’t like” the meal.

Technical Support

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.

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.

 

Contact

How can I contact PayDestiny?

To contact PayDestiny please use the contact form found on our Contact page: https://paydestiny.com/contact-us.

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 multiple people?

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.

What is PayDestiny’s Privacy Policy?

PayDestiny’s Terms of Service can be found on our Privacy Policy page: https://paydestiny.com/privacy-policy.

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