A collection of articles about remote work and stories about life and work told by remote workers.
The Remote Work Survival Guide
Congratulations! You just got hired for your first remote job! A world of possibilities just opened up to you: You can now work in your PJs at any hour. Set your own schedule. Travel the world. And while remote workers have been shown to feel happier and more valued at work compared to all other workers, there is a dark side to remote work as well.
Why We (Still) Believe in Working Remotely
Hiring remotely opens you up to an enormous pool of people who can’t move. I can’t stress this enough: for every one person who is in your location or is happy to move there, there are 100 more who are not. They’re tied down by a spouse with a job, a kid in school, a visa they can’t get, or a mortgage they can’t get out of.
Who Needs an Office? How to Go 100 Percent Remote
More and more companies are going 100 percent remote. The remote trend is especially widespread in the startup community. When cash and resources are low, you do what you can, and going remote is one of the smartest moves you can make.
10 Lessons from 4 Years Working Remotely at Automattic
Four years seems like a lifetime, but it’s a pretty short time in my work history, and it’s been the most life-changing job so far for me. I’ve had years where I spent 40+% of my year away from my home base (with only two weeks off), and I told you how I almost stopped myself from applying and sabotaging my own success.
Bootstrapping in Saigon
As a startup guy, I’m well aware of the power of community and scenes. Growing up, I grew up in scenes. There was the skate scene where bands of misfit skaters would form tribes that functioned as extended families. There was the punk scene where kids of all stripes would get together to explore unpopular ideas and make music around them.
Lessons I learned on the road as a Digital Nomad
This article lists some of my more practical nomad hacks from this year with accompanying iPhone/VSCO snaps. There’s been quite a lot of Digital Nomad discussion as of late. It’s a title which will become commonplace a few years from now. Till then, we as a community still have many experiences to share, here are mine.
My Ideal Day as a Remote Programmer
In this post, I hope to describe how I try to structure my day to maximize my thinking potential. It’s an ideal day, and I don’t think I have ever achieved the perfection it aspires to, but even a reasonable approximation is extremely valuable.
Remote Working – 3 Year Retrospective
It’s been a little over three years since I joined Etsy as a remote employee, so I thought I’d write a little about my experiences of remote working, both the good and bad, by way of throwing a dash of real-life experience into the mixing pot of the “remote or not” discussion.
How to Prepare for a long-term Work and Travel Trip
Although I really don’t like to pack, I had to pack around 10 times this year for several trips to conferences and hack weeks with my team. I always struggle with packing, that’s why I keep doing it in the last minute.
Working & Travelling the world — just do it!
My job as an interaction designer allows me to work from anywhere. I just need a proper internet connection (which can be a challenge on the go) and my laptop. Well, from time to time a power outlet is needed too.
Take your business on the road
Reliability or uncertainty? Hard work or adventure? Nurturing connections with like-minded people or exploring new networks with vastly different backgrounds? Business success or experiencing the world?
Remote working at Kolabtree: Across 5 cities and 3 time zones
One of the obvious benefits of remote working is not having to commute to work. You no longer have to be stuck in traffic, breathing in smoke and dust as well as contributing to it.