Ultimate List of Resources for Remote Work


A little knowledge can go a long way. So we decided to put together a curated and (hopefully) exhaustive list of resources - tools, blogs, templates, eBooks, videos - to help you start & scale remote work both as an individual or an organization.

These resources can help you secure a remote job, hire or lead a distributed team, build culture & engagement in a remote organization & access the best tools out there. This list is the result of our work over the last couple of years with industry experts, mentors, HR professionals & entrepreneurs experienced in remote work best practices.

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How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World:


Here's a practical resource for free accommodation around the world using 5 different modalities of travel, based on years of full-time travel experience


Preparing for Emergency Remote Work


An action plan that is quick and easy to implement for companies who are in need of urgent resources as they embark on remote work due to emergency situations.



Milanote : Get organized. Stay creative.

Milanote is a tool for organizing your creative projects into beautiful visual boards. Created to replicate the feeling of working on a wall in a creative studio - visual, tactile and sometimes a bit messy - Milanote is a great fit for freelancers in both the marketing and design spaces.


Unexpected Remote Work
Course


The Unexpected Remote Work eCourse trains employees and managers in the essential skills they will need to work effectively in a temporary, sudden, remote work situation. Completion time is estimated to be between 60 and 90 minutes.


SERVIAP : Remote = Global


We’re stressing over task management and productivity, and finding ourselves missing those obnoxious coworkers just a little.


Best U.S. Cities for Remote Workers - High Speed Internet


The world is facing a challenging time. As countries across the globe fight to contain the spread of Coronavirus, it has forced many businesses to transform their workplace into a remote one. Many employees are now working from home.


ProofHub: All-in-One Project Planning Software | No Per User Fee


ProofHub is the one project management tool that replaces all the apps you use to plan your projects, manage your in-house and remote teams, and simplify your team collaboration. It has an easy-to-use interface and offers great flexibility with its multiple views. It boasts of having excellent collaboration features like online discussions and an in-built chat app. 


Globe

How to Travel Full-Time in a Financially Sustainable Way


Here are the basics on how to travel full-time in a financially sustainable way, all in this free two-week email course.


22 Ways to Use FormAssembly for Remote Work Success


SOSHACE: Hire the Top 1% of Remote Web Developers


WE WORK REMOTELY
 

We Work Remotely is the largest remote work community in the world. With over 2.5M monthly visitors, WWR is the #1 destination to find and list incredible remote Jobs.


Remote Worker Doist

This Is How We Manage Projects on a Fully Remote Team


These are the lessons we've learned managing cross-functional projects on a team of 60 people spread across 23 countries.


Remote Worker Doist Guide

Introducing the Twist Remote Work Guides ? - Ambition & Balance


Remote work guides to start, manage, and scale your remote team – with advice from the world’s most successful distributed companies.


Remote Worker Twist Guide

Remote Projects 101: The Remote Guide to Project Management | Twist


Examining the best methods for coordinating successful projects at scale across multiple time zones.


Leading Distributed: The Remote Guide to Management


Managing a team is filled with both challenges and opportunities. Doing the same on a remote team, where your reports are spread across the world, comes with an entirely new set of demands.



Designing Without Whiteboards: The Remote Guide to Product Design


In the past, many of the world’s most creative people—those motivated to perfect their craft— were limited to work opportunities in major hubs like London or New York.



100 Email Tricks to Make You an Inbox Zero Hero


At SaneBox, we’ve done lots of research and thinking on
ways to get better at email, and compiled this list of 100 hacks that will let you get to Inbox Zero
every day.


Reverb


We can help your company scale faster through our people operations, management and leadership development, and executive coaching services.


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Sapling HR


Sapling is a People Operations Platform that elevates the entire employee experience. It's a best-of-breed HRIS for employee data and offers world-class onboarding, PTO, and org charts. Sapling seamlessly integrates with your HR stack and minimizes any duplication of workflows and employee data.


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Transformify


Are you a recruiter? Get 7-day Free Trial with Transformify. ATS, Freelance Platform, Diversity Hiring, Employer Branding.


Join recruiters from 150+ countries who use Transformify to hire talented employees and freelancers and transfer payments worldwide


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YouCanBook.me


Simple online scheduling tool to eliminate the back and forth emails, with customer bookings straight into your calendar.


Connect with your calendar and only share the times you want with your customers - they book straight into your calendar. Customers get their own notifications, reminders, calendar invites and more.


Designmodo


One of the most popular Design and Web Development blog in the world. Great resource for both beginners and advanced designers looking to expand and improve their knowledge.


Ultimate Guide to Remote Work


Want to work remotely? Or already doing it and wish to improve your strategies and practices? We have everything you need to know in this ultimate guide.
Blog By The Remote Work Summit.


How RootLo can support your Remote Work Force Ecosystem


If you’ve noticed that the typical nine-to-five work day doesn’t seem so typical anymore, then you’re not alone. In fact, the rise of the remote work force has put a spotlight on freelancing that is signaling a pretty important paradigm shift; one that redefines the way we perceive work in the first place.


Remote Work Starter Guide & Template for Better Management


Check out the 52-step Remote Work Starter Guide & Template for better management.
Template & Guide by TODOIST
Signup (free) & access the amazing template made by Todoist's team.


Collaboration & Storage


Start Working Remotely with your Current Organization


When your organization does not have any remote employees, it can be difficult to become the first one. But with these tips, you can start remote work.
Blog By The Remote Work Summit.


Email Marketing


Remo: Virtual workspace for Remote Teams


​Remo is an app designed to be a virtual workspace for remote teams. Visually, it is a top-down view, 2-D office map comprised of interactive “rooms.” The app uses video, audio and chat to allow employees within the space to interact naturally in real-time, from anywhere in the world. In short, Remo is all about real, human connection.


Hubstaff (Time tracking and productivity tool)


​Simple yet powerful employee work tracker with screenshots, timesheets, billing, in-depth reports, and more. Understand productivity issues and act on them.


Hubstaff Tasks (agile project management tool)


​Hubstaff Tasks is the easiest way to organize your team’s work and keep everyone on track. Try this free automated agile project management tool today.


Productivity


Four Ways Virtual Teams Fail



Remote work sure is the future of work but if not managed right, remote teams can often be a failure. Read the do's and don'ts of remote team management by Dr. Beat Buhlmann.


VPN Services


Prodoscore


Want to work remotely with your currect organization? Check out this step-by-step actionable guide on how to convince your boss to let you work remotely.
Resource by Prodoscore.


Free digital version of The Year Without Pants (my book on Remote Work)



Github Handbook

The GitLab team handbook is the central repository for how we run the company. Printed, it consists of over 5,000 pages of text. As part of our value of being transparent the handbook is open to the world, and we welcome feedback. Please make a merge request to suggest improvements or add clarifications. Please use issues to ask questions.


Basecamp Handbook

For over 10 years, we didn’t have a handbook. In those 10 years, when a new person joined the company, they were expected to figure things out for themselves. But when we grew from a company of 10, 20, 30 employees to a company of over 50, our “introduction by immersion” style stopped working.


Distributed Design: How Stack Overflow builds strong remote teams

Hello everyone, I’m Ted and I’m a Sr. Product Designer at Stack Overflow. I’m here to talk about how our design team works remotely.

Show of hands… how many people have had a job where everyone worked in an office? And during this time, how many have worked from home at some point? Keep your hand up if you’ve ever felt more productive working from home compared to the office.


Working from home tips from our experienced remote employees


We asked some of our veteran remote workers, folks who have spent years doing this, for tips on how to make remote work effective, enjoyable, and sustainable.


Dev & Design


The Future of Work is Remote


Remote work is on the rise. More and more companies and employees are going remote now. Its benefits are observed by both employees and the employer. The future of work is, in fact, remote!
Blog by The Remote Work Summit.


SEO Tools


Culture & Values of a
Remote Company


Culture is an essential part of any remote team or organization. Read about remote culture & values by Buffer.


Team Happiness


Looking for a Remote Job? Learn How you can Get One


When applying for a remote job, you will be evaluated on your capability to work in a remote environment. Here is exactly what your employer needs from you.
Blog by The Remote Work Summit.


WordPress Themes


Building a Remote Culture


Building a culture within remote teams is the first step to efficient collaboration. Read how you can build culture in your team here.


WordPress Plugins


These 3 Simple Steps have Helped Remote Teams Improve Collaboration


In a remote environment, strategies need to be followed to enjoy the benefits of flexible working. Follow 3 simples steps for effective collaboration.
Blog by The Remote Work Summit.


Other Tools/Services


Workplaceless


Most remote work opportunities require at least some level of English, and on top of that, jargon can also be a barrier for those who are new to remote work. That's why one of the keys to making remote work accessible is providing language resources—Remote Work Dictionary.


Landing Page Builder


Prodoscore


Working and managing remotely has never been easier than it is now, thanks to some of the incredible tools available on the market that allow for instant communication and collaboration between your entire team. Check out the list of tools here.
Resource by Prodoscore.


Editor Tools


Remote.com: Find Remote Jobs Anywhere



Looking for a remote job? Find one at Remote today! Remote is the world's #1 resource for remote jobs.


Email


Buffer: State Of Remote Work



The State of Remote Work is Buffer's annual report that showcases the world of remote workers and seeks to understand them. Learn about the benefits and struggles that come along with remote work.


Meetings & Timezones


SafetyWings: Insurance for Nomads


Wherever you are in the world, ensure your safety! SafetyWing is building a global safety net for remote workers worldwide, with their travel medical insurance for just $37/4 weeks!


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[Reality Check] : Busting Remote Work Myths


While the numbers of remote workers in the world are increasing fast, the stereotypes and remote work myths are slow to die. But we've busted all of them for you here.
Blog by The Remote Work Summit.


Project Management



Harvard Business Publishing


Leadership development to solve business challenges, accelerate learning, and engage at all levels from Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning



There’s a new Service Partner Hub on MeasureMatch: we're pleased to welcome Snowplow!


​MeasureMatch is excited to announce Snowplow’s participation in the MeasureMatch marketplace.



Zenkit To Do


​Zenkit To do is a task list app designed to simplify your daily task management. With a beautiful, intuitive design, smart lists, reminders, and more, it enables you to collaborate with your team, family, and friends, wherever you are. Zenkit To Do is available online and from the App Store and Play Store. As part of the Zenkit Suite family, Zenkit To Do integrates seamlessly with all other Zenkit apps.


Keeping Your Remote
Team Connected


Few things motivate an employee more than a strong connection to other people on their team. Closeness creates trust and trust helps us work more effectively together which sustains a drive to overachieve. Read more to learn how you can keep your remote team connected.


Password Management & VPN


Employee Code of Conduct


Code of conduct is important for every organization whether working remotely or otherwise. Learn more about maintaining code of conduct when you can't be physically present for your team.
Free resource by GitHub


Same job, new country: Location independence


Moving to a new country with your remote job can benefit you in many ways. First, you can save more than half of your taxes. Second, you can have a lifestyle that you always dreamed of. Learn how you can move your business abroad.
Blog by The Remote Work Summit.


How to Lead a
Remote Product Team


Product management plays a pivotal role in modern technology and internet companies, but the prospect of doing so remotely is likely daunting to many practitioners. Kleanthis Georgaris, Toptal’s VP of Product provides strategies for adapting to the remote environment to drive product success. Learn everything you need to know about leading remote product teams here.


Use These 5 Proven tools: Ensure Smooth Work in Your Remote Company


Tools are an essential part of remote work. Here are top 5 tools to keep your work in place, improve productivity and ensures smooth collaboration.
Blog by The Remote Work Summit.


Remote Work &
Customer Support


The best teams are built upon people’s differences and their
strengths. Startups are a great example of where people from
different backgrounds and experiences collide to make magic. Read more about remote work in customer support here.
Free resource by Kayako


Ultimate List of 100+ Remote Jobs


Top 100 companies hiring remote workers, designers, developers, nomads & more. Remote jobs opportunities & career options, tools to work remotely and courses to help you efficiently work in a remote environment.


The Advice Process


The Advice Process - Image resource by Buffer


Miro : Collaboration without constraints


Miro enables you to engage all your collocated, distributed, or remote teams across formats, tools, channels, and time zones, without the constraints of physical location, meeting space, and whiteboards.
Experience the power of the #1 visual collaboration platform to create, collaborate, and centralize communication across your company.


Virtual Water Cooler in
Remote Team


From GIFs in Hipchat to theme days on Sqwiggle to supportive notes on iDoneThis and even our UP apps, every remote organization need a variety of “virtual watercoolers” that keep them connected in work and play. Get the inside look at Buffer's virtual water cooler moments.


Trust is Money! So Why Do Businesses Continue to Erode Trust in the Workplace?


The expression “time is money” may not carry the same weight as it did in the past. Of course, time is still valuable. Today I would propose the phrase “trust is money” is now more applicable.


10 Common Mistakes of Outsourcing


Outsourcing operations is very common for entrepreneurs now. But are you really doing it right? Learn about the 10 common mistakes made when outsourcing and how to avoid them.


Achieve High Productivity in Your Remote Team


Structure and guidelines are necessary for remote teams. Apart from the guidelines set for the entire team, one should set personal guidelines as well. Learn about how guidelines can help you improve team productivity.
Blog by The Remote Work Summit.


Self Defined Self Management


Every remote worker needs to excel at self-management since a remote environment does not allow your employer to keep a check on you. Learn how you can do it here - Self Defined Self Management by Buffer.


Remote Entrepreneurs can save $200,000 Per Year by Legally Avoiding Taxes


Remote entrepreneurs often end up paying more than half of thier income to the governments of various countries. What if I told you there is another way? Read more to know.
Blog By The Remote Work Summit.


Why this CEO started remote work in his $1.16 billion company


Remote work isn’t just for start-ups. Huge organizations have embraced remote work and have experienced the endless benefits it has for the employer as well as the employees.
Blog By The Remote Work Summit.


FlexJobs

If you’re in the market for a job that lets you work from home, FlexJobs has a resource just for you. Check out the free guide to finding a remote job now.


Triple Overload Challenge


While the digital age offers many opportunities
arising from new data, it also poses a significant
challenge with regard to constant distractions and
multiple areas of information and data overload. Read more about the Triple Overload Challenge here.
PDF Resource by Dr. Beat Buhlmann, Evernote


How to Build Culture in Remote Teams


Culture is king in successful organizations. But executives who want to embrace the benefits of distributed teams—from higher productivity and happiness to lower stress and turnover in the workforce—often grapple with the following dilemma: isn’t it hard to nurture a healthy culture when your employees are far away? Learn how you can easily build culture in remote teams here.


Communication Guidelines for Email, Chat & Meetings


Never go wrong when communicating with your remote team. Read more : Communication Guidelines for Email, Chat, Calendar & Meetings
PDF Guide by Dr. Beat Buhlmann, Evernote


Keep Track of Where & When Your Team is


Keep of track of where each of your team member is and effectively collaborate in a remote team. Checkout TimeZone now.


Virtual Co-working Space


Product Hunt brings you the first ever online co-working space with an aim to keep remote teams engaged, motivated and accountable. Add the extension to your browser to experience this new workplace for remote teams.


Founder Club by Product Hunt


Founder Club offer a curated list of products and services to start and accelerate your growth. Save big on tools and services that help kick start your business today!