The Comprehensive Guide to Remote Work

Everything you need to know about remote work including how to manage a remote team, remote work tools you should use, planning for remote teams, and more.
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What is

Remote Work

?

Remote work is one of the biggest trends to change how today’s employees, contractors, and freelancers do their work. With the rise of remote collaboration tools, high speed internet from practically anywhere, and a digital native workforce, we are seeing more and more companies and individuals capitalize on all remote work has to offer. However, in order to do remote work, you will probably have to change your workflow.

If you’ve never worked remotely, it can seem pretty daunting. And working with those who don’t know how to communicate with remote workers can also be pretty frustrating. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! From trends to tools to teams, our comprehensive list of resources will help you tackle the challenges of remote work and enable you to work and communicate effectively, however you might use remote work.


What is

Remote Work

?

Remote work is one of the biggest trends to change how today’s employees, contractors, and freelancers do their work. With the rise of remote collaboration tools, high speed internet from practically anywhere, and a digital native workforce, we are seeing more and more companies and individuals capitalize on all remote work has to offer. However, in order to do remote work, you will probably have to change your workflow.

If you’ve never worked remotely, it can seem pretty daunting. And working with those who don’t know how to communicate with remote workers can also be pretty frustrating. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! From trends to tools to teams, our comprehensive list of resources will help you tackle the challenges of remote work and enable you to work and communicate effectively, however you might use remote work.


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Articles

Remote Bill of Rights [Infographic]

At CloudApp, our goal is to make you more productive and remove roadblocks to your success. Take a look at our Remote Bill of Rights to learn your “rights” as a remote worker.

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12 Must-Have Remote Work Tools

As remote work grows in popularity, the need for remote work tools grows more apparent. Learn the top 12 remote work tools available.

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How to Run Effective Remote Meetings

Learn more about how to run effective meetings with a remote workforce. Distance does not have to mean ineffective one-on-ones or other meetings!

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Remote Bill of Rights [Infographic]

At CloudApp, our goal is to make you more productive and remove roadblocks to your success. Take a look at our Remote Bill of Rights to learn your “rights” as a remote worker.

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Productivity Hacks for Remote Workers

It can be a challenge to be motivated when working remotely, but you can learn how to be more productive in a remote job.

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7 Tips for Remote Workers to Avoid Loneliness

Check out the 7 tips for remote workers to avoid loneliness and ways to avoid burnout from remote work.

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15 Remote Work Tips & Tricks from The CloudApp Community

Check out these 15 tips for remote work from the CloudApp community to learn how to be more productive when you're working remotely.

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Productivity Hacks for Remote Workers

It can be a challenge to be motivated when working remotely, but you can learn how to be more productive in a remote job.

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Your Guide to Successfully Building and Managing a Remote Customer Support Team

Remote work is on the rise. Embrace the trend and learn how to build a remote customer support team, then manage it effectively.

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How I Use CloudApp as a Remote Marketing Consultant

As a remote marketing consultant, CloudApp makes it easier for me to work with customers and subcontractors, stay organized, and produce content.

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Your Complete Guide to Getting Remote Team Communication Right

Employees are demanding remote options. Give them what they want while getting the performance you need with this guide to successful remote team communication.

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Your Guide to Successfully Building and Managing a Remote Customer Support Team

Remote work is on the rise. Embrace the trend and learn how to build a remote customer support team, then manage it effectively.

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How to Get The Best from Your Remote Product Development Team

Remote teams, especially product development teams, face unique challenges when it comes to design, vision for the product, roadmapping and team aligned with vision, creation and refinement of the product. Here’s how to take advantage of the productivity benefits of agile product development teams.

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Skills that Make You More Hireable as a Remote Contract Worker in 2020

Learn more about the skills needed to become more hireable as a remote contract worker in 2020.

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How to Get The Best from Your Remote Product Development Team

Remote teams, especially product development teams, face unique challenges when it comes to design, vision for the product, roadmapping and team aligned with vision, creation and refinement of the product. Here’s how to take advantage of the productivity benefits of agile product development teams.

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Tools

12 Must-Have Remote Tools

In today’s world of endless tools and gadgets, finding the right software can feel like we’re on Tinder. Luckily, we’ve combed through dozens of potential suitors, or um, tools that remote workers use and came up with a top 12 must-have list of tools for every remote worker. Whether you need to take notes, organize your tasks, or send your boss a screen recording we’ve got you covered. The days of dating software are over!



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Succeed at Remote Work with CloudApp

While CloudApp is used in lots of situations and by lots of users, one of the most common uses of our product is remote work. With the ability to send your thoughts, annotations, and visual edits to whoever has internet access, this is the perfect tool for every remote worker. No need to rely on pointless meetings (that’s why we work remotely, right?) and endless emails, use CloudApp today and free yourself to work how you want to.



TEAMS

Remote Team Communication Guide

With how relatively new remote work is to modern business, communicating as a team can sometimes feel like talking to your kindergarten pals through a tin can telephone. But this is the 21st century! Take at a look at this resource for some pointers on how you can move from kindergarten tin cans to next-level corporate communication.



How to Run Effective Remote Meetings

Let’s be honest, meetings can be a huge waste of time if not planned correctly. Check out our tips on running effective remote meetings so your coworkers still want to exchange funny GIFs on Slack by the end of the meeting and not angry emails with HR. Remote work isn’t nearly as fun without GIFs, trust us.



Managing Remote Customer Support (and Other) Teams

Being a leader of a team is hard work even when everyone is located in the same place and works the same schedule. Learn how to become a better leader and manager for your remote teams. We’ll give advice on how to hire the right people and and pick the right tools to help your team communicate effectively. Spoiler alert: CloudApp is a game-changer.



Employees

Skills that Make You More Hireable as a Remote Contract Worker in 2020

Working remotely has become an appealing option for a large portion of the workforce. Learn how to stand out from the competition to land your dream job and still get to hang out with your cats all day. We won’t judge.



Productivity Hacks for Remote Workers

Working remotely comes with its own set of challenges. Check out our tips on how to improve productivity. Some of the advice includes sticking to a schedule, getting ready, and getting out of the house. We love to wear our pajamas as much as possible too, but we promise it’s worth a shot.