Remote Work

Articles on remote work, telecommuting and working from home.

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Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

How I Run My 7 Figure E Commerce Business Remotely

When someone hears we do multiple millions in annual revenue, they usually assume we have many employees and a large office. We don’t have either. We are a small team of only six seven people and no office. I run the business remotely.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

Running Aragon One as a remote team

Something interesting about remote teams is that they are very recent. There isn’t much prior knowledge on how to run them. That makes it equally hard and exciting to run remote teams. Today, I want to share some advice on things that work for Aragon One.

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

How The Crypto Community Is Paving The Way For Digital Nomads And Remote Work

As it becomes simpler to use crypto worldwide, the number of people who will be able to travel and live a nomadic life while working will only increase.

Employees Are Working From Home — Do You Know Where Your Remote Work Policy Is?

Remote work security is a lot like mobile security, and the work-at-home trend is a lot like the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. You likely have a policy that covers mobile security. You need one that covers remote work.

Monday, Feb 18, 2019

A Primer on Remote Work and Distributed Teams with Matt Mullenweg and Andreas Klinger

On this episode Erik is joined by Matt Mullenweg, founder of Wordpress and Automattic, as well as Andreas Klinger, VP of Engineering at CoinList and a founding team member of Product Hunt. The three of them discuss the benefits and drawbacks of a distributed team, and why it is the future for knowledge work.

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019

Building a remote-friendly company: an interview with Webflow CEO Vlad Magdalin

Vlad Magdalin shares his insights on building a remote culture at a startup. Find out why worrying that remote workers won’t work is an immature fear, how writing can replace whiteboarding to improve decision-making, and why connecting with coworkers is just as important as connecting with the mission — if not more so.

Monday, Feb 4, 2019

How to Keep a Global Team Aligned with “Tea Time”

As the CEO of the company, I believe that arguably my most important job is to align the team around a shared vision and invest in the culture and health of the collective. Tea Time is a one-hour meeting held three times monthly that enables us to do just that.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

Interviews with CEOs: The Top 6 Recruiting Tips for Companies Hiring Remote Workers

I spoke with a number of successful CEOs who run nearly 100% remote teams, I’ve learned some of their most interesting and actionable tips that other employers, whether fulfilling distributed teams or not, can benefit from. Below are the 6 most thoughtful tips I’ve learned about recruiting a remote team.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Scaling products in distributed teams: learnings from Upwork, Eventbrite and Pivotal

Together with our guests Eventbrite’s Pete Lim, Upwork’s Jessica Tiwari and Pivotal’s Aloka Penmetcha, we talked about building products in distributed teams. Today, we are excited to share a full video recording of our panel discussion and a summary of key learnings from our speakers’ experiences successfully managing remote teams.

Friday, Jan 25, 2019

The Guide to Remote Work That Isn't Trying to Sell You Anything

This guide focuses on my experience working remotely for the past 3 years and is likely more helpful to those looking to transition or those at the beginning of their journey.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

What is the most unique place you have worked from?

As I am writing this post I am sitting next to a horse show ring in Ocala, FL waiting to show my horse. What is the most unique place you have pulled out your laptop and snuck in some work?

Monday, Jan 21, 2019

7 Weird Ways To Help Combat 'Hermit' Habits As A Remote Worker

To stave off that “stuck” feeling when working remotely, here are a few quirky, small-yet-mighty, perhaps even weird, ways to inject a little fun, happiness, and socialization into your day.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

One year home office, things I have learned

Wear pants, good pants that you would wear in office, every working day.

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Life After Remote Work

Here, professionals from across the country share what they wish they’d known about going back to an office after working from home — the pain points, the perks, the strategies they used to acclimate to their new routines.

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

Is working remotely a bad idea for people who are already introverts?

I’m considering a remote job and a friend just said that as an introvert, I’d be making a bad decision as work actually makes me interact with people and not be a hermit.

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019

The Best Digital Nomad and Remote Work Reads 2018

Last year on NODESK, I featured 448 articles on digital nomads and remote work, as well as the occasional offbeat piece. These were the favourites as measured by a combination of what the NODESK audience most enjoyed reading and sharing, and which stories I found most interesting.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018

Work & Travel — the initiative that boosted our team productivity while exploring foreign lands.

The idea behind Work & Travel was to get rid of the everyday home-work-home routine cycle, in which most of us have deep-dived and this is resulting to more-or-less having a regime of being not very creative and productive person. Moreover we wanted to change the surrounding and the environment radically, that’s why we decided to choose a place which is not “driving distance” away from our HQ.

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018

The Best Remote Work is Delightfully Unglamorous

I’m currently working from my home office. My boring home office. What is awesome about my setup is that everything is plugged in, and all my A/V works well and I have the same setup every day. The awesome part is that I don’t commute and can really be as productive as I want to be. Remote work “from anywhere” is just hard to get right.

Friday, Dec 21, 2018

8 things leaders of remote companies do differently

If you’re thinking of going remote, here’s what successful leaders of remote companies do…

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018

How to Work From Home Without Falling Into a Pit of Despair

On the other hand, working from home is often claustrophobic and isolating. This is particularly true in the winter, when it gets dark just when you’ve worked up the courage to brave the outside…If that sounds depressing, it’s because it IS. Still, there are lots of ways to stave off despair if you work from home. Here are a few of them.