As you might know, we are a fully remote digital agency. Working remotely gives us a lot of advantages. Being able to decide where and when we work makes us more effective and productive. In this article, we will give you 5 tips on how to run a successful remote business.
Tip 1: Have a clear and well-organized website
A remote business is almost equal to an online business. It is important that potential clients can find you easily online. Therefore, it is important to have a clear and well-organized website. Can the potential customer see at a glance what you do? It also helps to have your story and distinctive features stand out on your website.
Tip 2: Be active on social media
As described in tip 1, your business must be easy to find and reach online. The use of social media channels is a must. Besides the fact that sharing relevant content is good for connecting with your potential customers, it is also very important to be available on your channels. This can provide potential leads. WhatsApp for business is also a useful tool to easily get in touch with potential customers.
Tip 3: Use the right tools
It is important to set up your remote business properly. The use of tools can be very helpful. It is important to use tools that give a good insight into what everyone is doing. In an earlier blog, we described which tools we recommend.
Tip 4: Establish clear rules for communication
It is important to discuss in advance with your team which channels you will use to communicate. Having these agreements ensures that communication runs smoothly. Always make sure there is a clear week start and, if it is convenient, a day start. This ensures that you speak to each other at least once a week to discuss general matters. For short communication, we are very fond of Slack!
Tip 5: Find people who believe in it
And the last tip but certainly not the least. Make sure the people you hire are 100% in support of remote work. In addition, it is also important that your staff can work independently and can handle flexible working. Make sure you look for your new staff based on these competencies and you will be fine.
We hope the above tips will help you take the first step in building your remote business.