Working from Home? All the tools and tips you need to know!

In the current situation, remote work as became the norm, at least for the present time. For a lot of entrepreneurs and self-employed this is a drastic change and, so, a new challenge.

When working remotely it is essential to stay positive, be visible and keep in touch with your team. Fortunately, over the past 20 years, many new online tools have emerged and made efficient teleworking possible. We are now living in an era where a multitude of tools coexist, and it might be difficult to choose in this myriad. That is why we’re sharing with you a series of tools to stay connected and keep your business running smoothly.

Video conferencing tools

The internet became faster and more accessible, making video conferencing a “must”. Face-to-face communication is important in various business cases: job interviews, meeting with clients, brainstorming with colleagues, etc.

  • Google Hangouts

  • Skype

  • Zoom Meeting

  • Microsoft Teams

File sharing tools

These Clouds for sharing documents with your team, some of them feature a Real-time collaboration on Docs.

  • Dropbox

  • Google Drive

  • WeTransfer

Time tracking tools

These softwares track how much time you spend on a specific task, site or app. This can help you get a clear idea of how you’re using your time.

  • Rescue Time

  • TimeYourWeb

  • Harvest

  • Toggl

project management tools

  • Trello

  • Basecamp

  • Evernote

Communication app

Communication tools are essential as they make collaboration work easier and organises conversations into channels.

  • Slack

  • Discord

In addition to the tools mentioned above, here are some practical tips to stay productive, structured, healthy and happy.

  • Create yourself a dedicated workspace in your home.

  • Set fixed times for work time.

  • Take breaks and stretch regularly.

  • Make sure you eat well, regularly and hydrate yourself.