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Sitting in traffic to get to work every day gets a little old, and in a time of instant internet wherever you go, it makes sense to want to freelance and work from home. The problem is that remote working isn't always a success for everyone. Most people can daydream enough about what it would be like to work from home, but daydreams often don't meet expectations! 


If you are a business owner, you want your employees to be successful and you may have had a suggestion for remote working once or twice. Now is the time to give it a go! You want to make this a success for your business and your staff, and not only will your people be happier, but you’ll also be able to reduce your overheads at the same time. You can stop paying rent on a huge office, and you can instead use your prestige virtual office and save a ton of cash. You want this to go well, and we’ve got some tips below to make remote working a success for you. Here we go:

Choose The Right Staff

If you are just starting, you need to make sure that you hire the best people who can work from home and stay motivated while they do it. You need people who have the discipline to be able to sit in their own homes and concentrate. You have to trust your staff, so make sure you’re recruiting well!

Lay Down The Law (Nicely)

You need to be able to concentrate on what you’re doing, and not what your staff is doing. So, you need to let go of micro-management and know that your staff is getting the job done. Lay down the rules of checking in and keeping the lines of communication open during business hours. Once you do that, people will know what you expect from them.

Provide The Right Tech

If you are running a business, you need to make sure that your staff has the right tools to get the job done. You need to give your staff the right technology and the right software to ensure that your business is running smoothly. If you can ensure that people are connected properly, they’re going to work their best from home.

Get Organized

Encourage your staff to organize their day properly and you will be able to assist them with meeting their deadlines. You can book in virtual meetings each day, too, and that will ensure that everyone is working together.

Eliminate Distractions

You’re working from home, where the TV, refrigerator and all your favorite things are. You need to eliminate these distractions and focus on your work! Work in a dedicated space and you’ll find that you can focus properly. The more you are distracted, the less you can work and the same can be said for your staff. 

Remote working can be successful if you keep your staff in line and working productively!

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