1. How did you started working remotely? How did you make the switch?:
We started RebelLink just before the Covid pandemic (in Jan 2020), but due to the extreme situation, we had to shift our work remotely as there was no other option. Initially, it was really very difficult for our team members, to survive and collaborate with each other and continue to get high-value output from our work.
Personally, work from home job has really helped me to get freedom and flexibility for doing my work in a peaceful environment. Another great thing is it helped me to get out of any burden for office space and hire people from all over the world.
3. Do you think there are disadvantages or that you’re missing something by working remotely?:
No, there is nothing much that I missed during working remotely. One thing is that our employees, had some collaboration issues while conducting meetings. As we have a large marketing team, it is really difficult to conduct meetings, and we started using apps like Zoom, Teamviewer, etc. Now, everything is like a piece of cake.
4. From what cities or countries have you worked since you have become remote? What are your favorite ones?:
Our project targets users globally without any boundaries. However, most of our user base is from the USA and some European countries. Since we have a remote team in those parts of the world, dealing with the clients and providing support to them has become pretty smooth.
5. From what type of places do you prefer to work? Home, coworking spaces, coffee shops or others? Do you have any specific place?:
To be very honest, home is the best place I prefer to work from as I have a full set up of an office environment and enjoy full freedom.
6. What places would you like to travel to while working remotely?:
There are a couple of exciting places which are on my bucket list, Europe, Russia, and Fiji. But now, I am traveling all across India, meeting new people, learning new things, and gaining a lot of different experiences.
7. What advice would you give to overcome the main challenges of working remotely? Share your remote productivity, communication, management, etc. tips based on your experience!:
I think it’s really very important to have freedom while working remotely. One of the main disadvantages that anyone can face is a lack of collaboration between team members. To keep the proper balance between our work, we had been using ClickUp for task management, Loom for screen recording, and Zoom for proper team collaboration and meetings. Apart from this, employees who are working remotely must have enough skills to adapt to any working environment to speed up their work.
8. What tools do you use and are your favorites to work remotely?:
Generally, we use Zoom for team collaboration, ClickUp for task assignments and scheduling, Google Drive for managing important files, and Loom for screen recording and making employees understand assignments. These tools have made it really easy for us to collaborate and work efficiently.
9. How do you manage your business and taxes as a remote working professional?:
Since the pandemic, everything has become online. Even the govt portals, tax filing services, and so on. It is pretty easy to file taxes and take care of legal stuff these days. We do not have to go anywhere; everything can be done sitting at our desks at home.
10. What advice would you give to people looking to work remotely and companies making the remote switch?:
Personally, I feel working remotely can help you to work with freedom and can also help you to reduce some burden on your mental health. But before you think to jump, make sure to accept the challenges that come your way. And always have some discussions with companies that can help you to figure out how you can start with it. Remote work can be a great fit for some people, while it can be challenging for others.
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