Remote Work

Articles on remote work, telecommuting and working from home.

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Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Working from home can save you thousands of dollars every year

In order to better understand how much money I saved by logging in from home a couple of days each week, I calculated a dollar value for the meals out, coffee, and long commute that I avoided in the process. The total was higher than I expected.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018

The Importance of Going to Work When You Work From Home

The truth is that I’m bored, and it’s not because I have a butterfly mind or due to the instant gratification of the social media age. I need variety, and a reason to write, and so do you, too. In a traditional workplace there are two things that I don’t have at home: 1. Things changing in the background and all around me, and 2. Processes that I need to engage with.

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018

How We Approach And Support Coffee Shop Working

With our 70 teammates across the globe, all with a variety of different work preferences and experience, we asked them what were the sort of “rules” or norms they observed when it came to coffee shop working. Here are some of the tips they advised!

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

Remote work is the new normal

We know the number of freelancers is on the rise, but more than half (55%) of hiring managers agree that remote work among full-time permanent employees is becoming more common, too.

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018

What My Team Discovered When We All Worked Remotely For A Week

HubSpot held a “remote week” where everyone worked offsite. Here’s what the office folks learned about their remote colleagues.

Friday, Mar 9, 2018

Mastering Remote Work: Email Course

Sign up for a free 9-email course of remote work and productivity lessons built from 7+ years of professional remote marketing experience and a passport that looks more like a collage. Learn how to get started with remote work, how to maintain productivity during travel, the benefits of creating communities, useful tools, and more.

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

12 ways our remote team creates watercooler moments

One of the most common arguments against remote working is that remote teams miss opportunities to have ‘watercooler moments’. But the truth is, it’s totally possible to create space for casual conversation and support as a remote team!

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

How To Build and Run A Geographically Distributed Engineering Team

“If you’re considering building a remote team, it’s now easier than ever — partly due to technology improvements in video chat, scheduling and work-flow tools, and partly due to becoming more common in general,” Smith said. “From watching others and seeing this on our non-remote-first teams, it’s totally possible to retro-fit in — but it is harder. Be deliberate, accept the upsides also come with downsides!”

Monday, Mar 5, 2018

What do you look for in a remote developer?

I’ve just created a blog for my future employer and potentially future clients, gotten testimonials from my previous clients, reading interview questions, anything else that I can do to improve my chances/add value to the company I’ll be joining?

Friday, Mar 2, 2018

State of Remote Work 2018 Report: What It’s Like to be a Remote Worker in 2018

With the goal to better understand the remote work landscape and to see where remote work is headed next, we teamed up with Workfrom and Hubstaff to collect data from over 1,900 remote workers around the world and create the first State of Remote Work report for 2018.

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

How we built a distributed, self-funded, family-friendly, profitable startup

A guide to how we work at Gruntwork.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

Working remotely, 4 years in

I live in Montreal. 4 years ago, I decided to take a job working remotely for a company based in San Francisco. At the time, I was worried that it wouldn’t work out – I’d never worked remotely before, so it was a pretty big unknown for me… So here are some thoughts about what I think has made it work for me.

Monday, Feb 26, 2018

How We Manage Projects on a Fully Remote Team

Lessons learned managing cross-functional projects on a team of 60 people spread across 23 countries.

Friday, Feb 23, 2018

40 Lessons From 4 Years of Remote Work

Remote work is something we love to talk about at Buffer, because we think it’s the future – and we know it’s possible for more organizations than folks might realize. It doesn’t have to be a “Silicon Valley startup thing”; it can be an everywhere thing! So with that in mind, I’d love to share 40 quick observations from four years of remote work. I started out as someone who wasn’t sure at all about remote work.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

What to Do When Laptops and Silence Take Over Your Cafe?

Remote workers have staked out coffee shops for years, but small-business owners say their ranks are rising…Owners face a choice: Get tough and encourage workers to relocate, or embrace them and hope that a combination of guilt and loyalty will inspire them to spend more or leave sooner.

Friday, Feb 16, 2018

On the Joys of Coworking

“What is coworking?” you write, “Coworking is a service that rents the use of an electrical outlet and a wifi connection.”

19 Big Myths About Remote Work

Here are the most pervasive remote work myths — grouped by topic — along with the reality.

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

Leaving Laptop in Public Places to go to the bathroom?

Is there a solution, to go to the bathroom and feel safe that nobody is gonna steal my stuff?

Friday, Feb 2, 2018

I Travel the World Working Nine to Five – Pros and Cons of Remote Work and How to Do It Right

I wanted to reconcile travelling with my professional career as a marketing specialist and sought different options of doing that. Then, I found a dream job hat allows me to do both. Here’s how to do it right.

Monday, Jan 29, 2018

5 Things that Suck about Remote Work: The Pitfalls of Remote Work + Proposed Solutions

Though I love my remote work job, it’s not without issue. There’s no way to know the pitfalls unless they’re mapped out by a traveler who’s face-planted into all of them. For your edification, or perhaps morbid amusement, here are the five suckiest things about remote work.