Slack is a widely-used real-time communication tool in remote companies. We use it too at Automattic, and it’s our default app for communication. But the problem with Slack is it’s too noisy. Especially with the default settings. You can not go in a focused work time without getting a Slack notification to ruin it. Or the constant channels checking (Slack’s name for groups) due to … Continue reading How to stop Slack getting in your way when working
When you work as a freelancer on different projects, and with different clients, it makes sense to track the time you spend on each project. But what about remote work? Does it make sense to use time tracking too? For remote companies, or at least those implementing remote work right, time tracking isn’t used. As long as your output is good, no one wants to … Continue reading Time tracking when working remotely
If you are new to remote working or thinking of making the leap, you may think remote work is all extra savings. You aren’t spending much now that you’re working from home, you’re skipping the commute, etc. While this is true, there are also new expenses added to the equation. I’ll present to you the top savings and expenses you’ll see when working remotely. What … Continue reading The savings and extra expenses you should expect when working remotely
When it comes to remote working. There are a lot of companies out there. But when deciding to go remote, one should choose wisely. You don’t want a company using “remote working” as an excuse to make you work all day. Or a company monitoring all your moves… I have a list of the best companies I keep an eye on to learn more about … Continue reading The best companies you can work for remotely
After months of work, we finally published our first ever ebook: Get That Remote Job. We softly published the ebook on Twitter and Product Hunt to gather feedback and fix any issues before letting you all know about it! Thank you to everyone who reviewed the ebook before launch: Alex Münch. Amine Mouafik, and Elena Hirjoaba. But also to all people who sent me their … Continue reading Our first ever ebook is ready! Learn how to land a remote job and work from anywhere.
This is an extract of the Get that remote job e-book. Your step-by-step guide to get a remote job in any industry. Subscribe to get it in your inbox! If you can work remotely, but you are currently working from an office, we’ll try to negotiate a “work from home” agreement. You need to try this before looking for a remote company as it may … Continue reading Lesson #2: How to negotiate a work from home agreement with your current employer?
I get a lot of questions about the auto-entrepreneur status in Morocco, and especially the 2% taxation part. Why not paying 2% instead of +35%? And why spend too much time creating a company when you can get this status in no time? All these are good questions, and we’ll answer them in this post. The auto-entrepreneur status is indeed good for some people. But … Continue reading What is the auto-entrepreneur status in Morocco and when to use it?
This is an extract of the Get that remote job e-book. Your step-by-step guide to get a remote job in any industry. Subscribe to get it in your inbox once ready! Before digging deep in remote work. Let’s start with the first thing you need to do to get a job. And that’s posting to a job opening. Remote companies get hundreds of applications for … Continue reading Lesson #1: How to make your application stand out when applying to remote jobs
Since the beginning of this blog, I’ve been trying to find ways to help the remote community. We all want to work from anywhere. Skip the commute. Or work the hours that fit us best. But to do that, we need a remote job first. I get this question a lot: “How can I get a remote job?”. I will lie to you if I … Continue reading Learn how to get a remote job with our upcoming FREE e-book
In a remote working environment, communication is oxygen. But when the only medium of communication is text, things aren’t easy. But how can you communicate better in a remote work environment? Some tips you’ll find around are “over-communicate”, “async-communication”, “text first”… I find those not specific enough. What does “over-communicate” mean anyway? I’m not doing the same here. I’m giving you 3 things you can … Continue reading 3 things you can do TODAY to improve your communication when working remotely