How to Work Remotely and Still Be the Best

Ryan Wilcox has thrived as a remote employee for almost 10 years, and now works as both a consultant and dev for companies around the world as both a Toptal engineer and Founder of his own firm. He’s currently working full-time for Fanzter, a web and iOS product company.

The Remote Worker’s Tool Belt

Starting a new remote or work from home gig, be it a contract project or a full-time job, can be a little intimidating if you’re used to going into an office day after day.

But this style of employment is growing in popularity, with some very notable companies lending it their endorsements.

I’ve successfully worked remotely using these tools for years now on projects of various scales and durations. With this post, I hope to enumerate some of the best practices that I’ve picked up for working in a variety of situations. The remote and work from home guide here ranges from specific recommendations for software and hardware, to tips for hitting your team’s deadlines.

The Remote or Home Office Setup

I can’t stress enough the importance of having the right office setup. It will both make you more productive and appear more professional. For example, a headset is crucial for avoiding echo during online calls; little things like this go a long way when working as a remote.

Here are some toolsfor working remotely that I consider essential within my own home office: Click here to read the full article on the authors website.

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