They have done it all and shared their wisdom so that you don't need to learn the hard way.
❝Because the transition was over such a long time, I was well prepared for remote life. In fact, we even did a 6-week trial period where I was already working like a remote employee without moving away. This gave my manager and myself the confidence that this was the right step.
- Florian Rüchel, Security Architect at Atlassian
❝I have found remote roles through various sources, none of which have been remote job boards. When it comes to finding work, both remote and in office, who you know is critical. Having a personal recommendation from someone who already works for the company is by far the most effective way to get you foot in the door.
- Megan Gougeon, Head of B2B Partnerships at SafetyWing
❝The best aspects of remote work are definitely the drastic improvement in my health, and work life balance. Being able to attend my daughter’s school events, and structure my work days around specialist visits has been incredible ... The only negative I can think of is that as an introvert it’s easy for me to slip into hermit mode if I don’t actively force myself to get out and about.
- Jennifer Aldrich, Community Partnerships at InVision
❝Working remotely is a golden opportunity to do deep work – something that’s almost impossible in a traditional office. So, the first port of call is to manage your distractions. The next is ensuring you have the right tools for the job, including something to manage projects, track hours, share ideas and store collateral where all stakeholders can access them.
- Peter Fritz, Marketer & entrepreneur (20+ yrs)
❝Covid has forever changed the composition of remote workers everywhere. Major companies have already announced the shift to all-remote. Companies will invest more in work-from-home offices, both from a hardware, furnishings, and software perspective, and re-invest saved office rent money on remote tools that make their employees happier and more productive from home.
- Peter Pezaris, Serial Entrepreneur & YC alum
Hey, I'm Hrishikesh 👋 (@hrishiptweets). I am the co-founder of Flexiple (bootstrapped to $700,000 in revenue) and I've also built Remote Tools & Remote Clan.
Remote working is close to my heart. I have been managing remote teams for 4+ years and was freelancing for 4 years before that.
I have been working on Remote Tools for 2+ years, trying to speed the growth of remote working. Guides, Podcasts, Stories - you name it and I have worked on it!