How to stop Slack getting in your way when working

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. OrContinue reading “How to stop Slack getting in your way when working”

Time tracking when working remotely

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. AsContinue reading “Time tracking when working remotely”

The savings and extra expenses you should expect 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 theContinue reading “The savings and extra expenses you should expect when working remotely”

The best companies you can work for 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 bestContinue reading “The best companies you can work for remotely”

Our first ever ebook is ready! Learn how to land a remote job and work from anywhere.

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 ElenaContinue reading “Our first ever ebook is ready! Learn how to land a remote job and work from anywhere.”

Lesson #2: How to negotiate a work from home agreement with your current employer?

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 tryContinue reading “Lesson #2: How to negotiate a work from home agreement with your current employer?”

What is the auto-entrepreneur status in Morocco and when to use it?

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.Continue reading “What is the auto-entrepreneur status in Morocco and when to use it?”

Lesson #1: How to make your application stand out when applying to remote jobs

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 toContinue reading “Lesson #1: How to make your application stand out when applying to remote jobs”

Learn how to get a remote job with our upcoming FREE e-book

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 getContinue reading “Learn how to get a remote job with our upcoming FREE e-book”

3 things you can do TODAY to improve your communication when working remotely

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 doingContinue reading “3 things you can do TODAY to improve your communication when working remotely”