LinkedIn for remote work

I’ve built user profiles on RemoteHub to let people share their remote work experience and find interesting people from the community.

There are many interesting people on RemoteHub, for example:

Founders running remote companies

Managers from the leading remote teams

Remote work consultants

People who work remotely

Would be fun to see these people connect here! I’m working on some social features (like a community where people can share stories), but to start connecting with each other, we first need user profiles. Here’s what I’ve built.

Your remote work experience

Add your current and past remote work experience and you’ll be part of the team on the company’s profile.

When the company doesn’t exist on RemoteHub, it will be created and you can choose if you’d like to have an access to edit it (you’ll want this when it’s your company).

Your city

I’ve added a photo for more than 1,000 cities so there’s some chance that you’ll see a photo of your city too! Try it out.

Your links

Add links to your profile so that people can find out more about you. You can add your website and links to your social profiles (Twitter, LinkedIn, GitHub).

Your skills

Choose which skills apply. For now, they will be displayed on your profile for other people to see, but this can be later used to match people with the same interests.

Are you a remote work consultant?

I recently discovered that there are people who help companies go remote. They are called remote work consultants and I built a section for them on RemoteHub.

If you’re consulting companies and helping them to implement remote workflows, show this on your profile.

You’ll be then added to the list of remote work consultants where companies can find you for your services.

Fun facts about you

Let people know if you’re a founder of a remote company or you’re working in one. Or if you’re a freelancer and working with many companies.

You can also show if your preferred workplace is home, coworking space or you enjoy coffee shops with all the coffee they have there.

Active users

Our small community has now grown to almost 1,000 people! But how many of them are really active?

Last month (March 2020) there was a record number of users online:

176 returning users
149 new users
= 405 total

I’m happy to see that out of 819 registered users 176 logged in at least once in March (21%). Also, I’m sure that some of these registered users visited RemoteHub without logging in.

You can see the live graph of active users here.

As you can see, this is no close to the community size of LinkedIn with it’s 500 million users. We’re a small niche community.

What next?

Well, I’d be happy to hear your ideas on this! I think it would be maybe fun if users would meet new people here. Make new connections. Also, talk about remote work – ask and give advice.

But I do know that it can be quite hard to get people talking. Most of the people are "lurkers" (member of an online community who observes, but does not participate), and this is totally okay and normal. I’m personally also a lurker on many communities!

We can again take this LinkedIn example. Out of the 500 million registered users, they have 250 million monthly active users, and only 3 million of them share content on a weekly basis. That’s 1%.

On RemoteHub, 1% of 176 is almost 2 people! Hah. Probably too few for a meaningful conversations?

So... what do you think? We can talk about this in the community!

Rauno Metsa
Founder of RemoteHub
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