The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Remote Team

Why Did We Write This Guide?

Hiring a remote team can seem daunting. Especially if you’ve never done it before. The ability to source employees from all over the world is highly valuable . More than ever before, remote working is increasing in popularity and smart business owners are taking advantage of this. We wrote this guide for to help you learn everything you need to know to hire remote workers. We want to help you grow your business faster.

Who Is This Guide For?

This guide is for entrepreneurs, founders, small business owners, or anyone else who needs employees to help them grow their business. If you’re trying to grow a business in a sustainable way, then this guide is for you.

What Exactly Is Remote Working?

Remote working refers to employees who are not based in the same city as their employer, or who choose work from a different location, often at home. Remote working gives business owners the opportunity to hire employees from all over the world increasing the pool of talent they have to choose from, and in many cases, lowering the costs associated with labour.

How to Use This Guide

Each chapter stands on its own so feel free to jump around. To get the most out of this guide, it’s best to read it through from start to finish and bookmark it for future reference.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – The Benefits of Building a Remote Team

There are a lot of reasons why remote employees are better than traditional employees. Some of the benefits are obvious but many of them will surprise you.

Chapter 2 – Are Remote Employees Are Right For You

Now that you know the benefits of remote working, you’re probably wondering whether or not remote employees make sense for your business. The truth is, remote employees don’t work for every business or individual.

Chapter 3 – Where to Find Remote Employees

Not every employee is willing to work remotely. Not surprisingly, the best places to find remote workers are on the web. Here’s a list to get you started.

Chapter 4 – How to Hire Remote Employees

The process for hiring a remote worker is a little bit different from the process for hiring a traditional employee. There are four basic steps you need to be aware of.

Chapter 5 – How to Manage a Remote Team

Managing a remote team can be a challenge if you don’t know what you’re doing.. Let’s dive in and take a close look at how to effectively manage remote workers and teams.

Chapter 6 – How to Keep Your Remote Team Motivated

You likely won’t be interacting face-to-face with your remote team very often. It’s important to pay close attention to your team’s mood and motivation and handle small issues right away before they turn into bigger problems.

Chapter 7 – How to Reward Remote Employees

One of the biggest challenges with remote teams is how to show appreciation and reward great employees. Often listening is the best reward and gestures that show you care will yield the best results.

Chapter 8 – How to Fire Remote Employees

Firing an employee is always difficult. Having remote employees doesn’t make it any easier. While careful hiring can limit the number of times you need to let an employee go, it’s bound to happen sooner or later.

Bonus Chapter – Tools to Manage Your Remote Teams

Growing your business with a remote team would not be possible without technology. Having the right collaborations tools is essential for building a successful remote team.

Chapter 1: The Benefits of Building a Remote Team ⟶