Remote Work

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Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Starting my first full time remote position tomorrow, what are some things you wish you knew before your first day?

Communicate much more than you normally communicate in person. Remote workers have a tendency to be out of sight out of mind. Maintain a presence in Slack, keep people up to date on what you’re working on, and build and keep good relationships between yourself and your coworkers.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017

How to Work From Home and Get Stuff Done

This post is my ultimate guide to working from home. It includes details on everything, from what you’ll need to get started to a long list of tips and tricks to do the best remote job possible.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017

What to look for in a remote employer

There are so many posts about what an employer should look for in a remote worker, but it goes both ways. A remote employee is selecting the company they work for just as much as a company selects their team. Here are a few things I look for in a remote employer. I use this list to ensure I only work with amazing clients.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

Remote working in Nepal: What it's like now in 2017

The real question I want to pose in this piece is when will Pokhara become a competitor to Chiang Mai for the digital nomad crowd?

Monday, Mar 6, 2017

The practical guide to having a remote company.

My company operated with over 50 remote full time employees and a number of remote contractors, working across countries, continents and time-zones, with no physical shared space. Ever.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

How would you convince an employer to allow remote work?

They are on the fence about this so id like to hear how you all would go about convincing a potential employer to be comfortable with this.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Want to work from home more often? New data from Gallup could help convince your boss

Employees who’ve tried to negotiate a remote work arrangement often ask to spend one day working from home. But new data from a big workplace study suggests they might be better off asking for three or four.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017

How to Find and Get Hired for a Remote Job

So if you want to work remotely, you need a plan. A plan that will help you showcase to hiring managers that you’re not only the best candidate for the job, you’re also cut out for working productively on your own. Here’s that game plan.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

Why our company's remote work system failed

Below are my reflections as a CEO on what we did, why we did it, and what actually happened. As a small development agency, we were able to implemented remote work after a quick discussion — basically an experiment after an implied hypothesis of how we thought people wanted to work. What we underestimated was the effort that the entire company would have to make remote work work.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

What are the highest paying technologies which have remote opportunities?

I want to get into web dev because as far as I can tell nearly all remote jobs are web dev jobs and it seems pretty easy to learn.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

I Work from Home

911 OPERATOR: 911—what’s your emergency? ROBERT: Hi, I … uh … I work from home.

Monday, Feb 6, 2017

If you don't trust your employees to work remotely, you shouldn't have hired them in the first place

If you are looking at your employees through the lens of “I can’t give these people freedom and autonomy to do work in the best way they see fit:” You should consider finding different people for your organization instead of pursuing an authoritarian regime.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Remote Work Terminology

Jobs in which you don’t have to show up at an office have a large number of terms that are applied to them. The terms have shifted and will continue to change for a few reasons.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

I'm young and dumb and want to work remotely. I'm going to attend a coding bootcamp that you guys suggest. My plan is 12 months from now to be remote.

What should I learn to stay employable and help fulfill my dream of being able to work remotely?

Monday, Jan 30, 2017

What is the best skill to learn to get a remote job?

What is the best skill to learn to get a remote job?

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

Why Remote Work Beats the Office Every Time

People aren’t just searching more for remote work. They actually prefer it. Give folks an option, and I’m willing to bet that 9 out of 10 will choose to work from home or wherever else they want.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

How to Succeed as a Permanent Traveler on a Remote Team: An Interview with our iOS Engineer, FJ Alcaraz

“I’ve been traveling since April. I have no deadline,” says FJ, a iOS Engineer and a member of the Mokriya team. Originally from France, FJ is now on the road permanently, bouncing from continent to continent, all while holding down a steady job.

How to work remotely with 150+ people

Work asynchronously, keep a single source of truth, avoid management overhead and communicate.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Working remotely, coworking spaces, and mental health

So this is the post I wish I’d read myself back when I decided to work remotely. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, I can even summarize it for you, right here: different people like different kinds of work environments; “working remotely” doesn’t have to mean “working from home”; and if you’re going to work remotely, you should find the work environment that’s the right fit for you.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017

Tools for Working from Anywhere with Tim Ferriss

We jumped at the chance to interview the man who’s inspired us all, about what tactics, habits and routines pay off when you’re away from home and office.

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017

Do you feel/fear that you're more disposable as a remote employee?

Do you feel/fear that you’re more disposable as a remote employee?

Monday, Dec 26, 2016

Why I only work remotely

If you are looking at your employees through the lens of “I can’t give these people freedom and autonomy to do work in the best way they see fit:” You should consider finding different people for your organization instead of pursuing an authoritarian regime.

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Cheap living and fast internet and cold climate?

I’m looking for somewhere in the world to live to work on a web project for an extended time. Fast/reliable internet + cheap living + cold climate preferably :)

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

Expert Q&A: How To Deal With Taxes As A Global Remote Worker

Remote work is forcing us to question the way our classic government institutions function. Who do we owe our taxes to? How do all parties ensure that appropriate tax codes and laws are being followed when workers may be employed by different countries or work in more than one region throughout the year? How can remote workers–whether they are self-employed or full-time–make sure they fulfill their tax obligations when working abroad or for companies in other countries?

Monday, Dec 5, 2016

What was your first remote job? How did you find it? And what did you do to get it?

What was your first remot job? (in what field, programming, writing etc) How was it? Was it a good first job or do you wish you had done something differently?

Friday, Nov 18, 2016

11 Productivity Hacks To Get The Most Of Your Remote Life

This is a special article and the first collaborative one. 11 of our awesome members have put together their best tips to become a better remote worker.

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

Chicago company Mavens shows remote work is the future

“The idea that people might be lazy or just lay around at home, that’s a relic of the industrial revolution,” Kanumury said. “For us it has increased productivity tremendously.”

Monday, Nov 14, 2016

Boosting your savings rate by living abroad and working remotely

Most people don’t have the luxury of working from home, but if you can get a job or start a business that allows you to work remotely 100% of the time, the impact on your savings and FI date can be huge.

Friday, Nov 4, 2016

How to make a career working remotely?

This got me thinking about what I should pay attention to if I wanted to have a successful career working remotely. What kind of companies are more open to allow this form of work? How about freelancing? Are there any forums or groups online where I can find more information about working remotely? I have little idea about this as I have always been physically present at my place of work during the past 9 years of my professional life.

Monday, Oct 31, 2016

What are some productivity hacks for remote employees?

I’m working remotely since last year. There’s a major productivity issue, some days I don’t feel like working. Acquiring new skills are hard, with so many distractions around how do you guys manage to work from home/remote?

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

What I learnt from making a plane, ship and train my office

Could working on the move make us more creative? Tiffanie Wen took her laptop on her travels to find out.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016

The Villains of Remote Work

Much like how when a superhero makes their appearance, villains inevitably follow… being part of a small team that works remotely is a superpower draws in super-villainy.

Monday, Oct 17, 2016

4 Little-Known Hacks for Finding Remote Work

In this post, I’m going to give you my hacks for finding remote work. These are strategies I’ve used for almost a dozen years to make a full-time living in digital marketing.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

We Don't Simply Get Remote Jobs; We Join Remote Teams

In recruiting and seeking remote jobs, we are often preoccupied by the jobs themselves, and fail to pay attention to the teams behind the jobs. Such disproportionate attention can not only lead to misinformed career decisions, but also degrade potential benefits of remote working.

Monday, Sep 19, 2016

Applying for jobs

I’m looking for advice here. I’ve been applying for tons of positions on weworkremotely that I’m more than qualified for (have remote experience as well) and I’m hearing back on exceedingly few of them.

Monday, Sep 12, 2016

Going Remote—Why Remote Work Should Change the Future of Startup Culture

Companies with cultures that value remote workers the same as in-office employees are hard to find, but they soon realize benefits that in-office cultures don’t have, or work much harder at attaining. Remote work should not only exist as an opportunity at startups, but it should change the future of how we define startup culture.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016

How hard is it to find a fully remote job?

Should I give up my dreams about a remote work with flexible hours? Is there any better way to find an offer than using the mostly known sites like weworkremotely (with no more than 2 new positions per day) etc.?

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016

The perks and perils of working from home, according to people who actually do it

Business cases can be made on both sides of the issue about how working remotely affects employee retention and engagement and the bottom line. But what do the people who actually do the working from home think?

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Cost of living adjusted salaries are terrible for remote employees

The biggest contributor to the difference in cost of living between San Francisco and pretty much any other city is housing. By adjusting salaries based on cost of living you are essentially telling people that they should be punished for finding a cheaper place to live, and rewarded for spending more.

how much do you make at a remote job

Some companies seem to highly adjust for location, for example, Buffer is paying $93k for a developer in Hong Kong, $77k in Buenos Aires, and $144k in San Francisco, for the same job. This raises questions about determining ‘fair’ salary outside the major cities, where the cost of living is well known and understood, and sources such as Numbeo and similar sometimes miss essential issues. So, dear reader, what’s your job, where are you based, on what’s your salary?

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

The Difference Between Remote and Remote-First

Thoughts on building a remote culture, from a remote CEO.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

How to Build Strong Relationships in a Remote Team

If you work in a remote team, one of the aspects you quickly notice is the importance of communication. Finding the best ways to communicate with your team is imperative when you’re not working face-to-face, because you’re missing most—€”if not all—€”of the context of each person’s situation.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Working remotely

These are some of the things we’ve learned while working remotely: Communication, schedule and time management, decision making, leadership and group dynamics, logistics, and health, family and the real world.

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Visa tips for remote workers

One of the best perks of remote work is the ability to travel and work at the same time. However, this freedom is sometimes curbed by the need for visas to travel. Here are a few basics and visa tips for other remote workers who love to travel (but don’t necessarily have the best passport to do so).

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Alternative Housing Lifestyles for Remote Workers

No matter how exciting remote work can seem, there can still be challenges in balancing the individual’s needs and values. The often recurring issues are somewhat paradoxical to the whole idea of remote work. For many, the lifestyle can be isolating, and for those who often move, there can be a distant sense of belonging to any place or community.

Monday, Aug 8, 2016

Working Remotely & Timezone Wrestling

Working location-independent is pretty awesome, but let’s face it, wrangling timezones is a giant pain in the ass. From years of being on the road and working with teammates and clients from around the world, I’ve (through many mistakes) mastered timezones both personally and within a remote working team.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Are remote workers more productive? We've checked all the research so you don't have to

From performance to engagement, all studies point out remote workers are indeed more productive than their office counterparts. Let us take you through the top data that proves your employees are truly on top of their game.

Working Overseas: How Expats Acclimate to Remote Work

Living and working overseas come with their own sets of challenges. Below we’ve got a few experts to help you navigate the international job market, particularly by acclimating to remote work.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

Programmer Nomads: How did you become a remote worker and how can I do the same?

What skills did you build and what other things did you do in order to be able to live this lifestyle? Were any of you able to do this right out of college?

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016

Remote Work Retreats: Travel the World and Work from Anywhere

So for all the remote workers who want to take a trip, but don’t want to have to worry about ergonomic chairs, high-speed WiFi, a designated work space, fun activities, and traveling companions, I’ve put together a list of great coliving spaces and remote work retreats. All you need to do is show up, and they’ll take care of the rest.

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