The year 2020 made it both easier and harder to become a remote software developer. For context, I will have you know that I have been a remote software developer for about 8 years at the time of writing this article. I was doing fulltime remote into the US from the Caribbean since before remote was considered cool. My specialty was doing Drupal web development. My primary role was as subcontractor for web development agencies who needed the extra help to service their clients.