How to build and run a remote company
Grace left the comforts of G2's snack-filled, cold brew-infused, high-rise Chicago office and traded them in for a 30-second morning commute. To her living room!
She's been working from home for six months now and shares some tips:
⏰ Have a routine
Have a bedtime. Have a wake-up time. Brush your teeth before your coffee.
🌱 Get out of the house
Find a library, co-working space or coffee shop you like. Even if you're not talking to people, it's still helpful to be around them. Head to the city for a few lattes each month.
🍜 Prepare for meals
Be proactive about mealtime. Alternative is to forget to eat and get no work done for the rest of the day.
🏡 Create a work-designated space
This helps you not to view your entire home as a workspace. Yes, you can still sit on a couch and work, but you'll at least have a spot that's specifically for work. Helps to focus.
🎾 Have hobbies
Full days can pass without speaking to a single human face-to-face. Few things are more isolating. Have a reason to leave your house.
📝 Created a simple /about page that describes briefly what the site is about
✉️ Sent some questions to remote companies for upcoming newsletters
🔎 You can now see descriptions of benefits when clicking on the filters (good for SEO too)
🤔 Thinking about how to get more newsletter subscribers
📈 Added chart of remote companies to the /open page