Developing an App With An Eastern European Team: What Are the Costs?

Did you know that people spend 90% of their phone time on mobile apps? When Apple launched the App Store in 2008, around 500 initial apps forever changed the way users lived their daily lives. By the end of the year, there were more than 100,000 downloads. Today, there are around 1.8 million apps available for iOS users and 2.5 …

great holiday gifts for your remote team

Great Holiday Gifts for Your Remote Team

With such a challenging year behind us, the holidays are the perfect time to surprise your remote workers with thoughtful holiday gifts! We know what you’re thinking – isn’t giving gifts reserved for those who work in an office? Not really.  Having a remote team means that you need to make an extra effort to bond with your team, and …

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A Simple Guide for Onboarding Your New Virtual Assistant

From scheduling meetings to managing social media, there are dozens of tasks your virtual assistant can take on to relieve some of your stress. Hiring a VA means you won’t have to waste time on administration and will be able to focus on what’s important – searching for clients and expanding your business. All you have to do is find …

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Virtual Holiday Parties for Remote Teams – Here’s How to Throw Your Own

The holidays are nearly here, and there is no better way to share holiday cheer with your employees than to throw a virtual holiday party! Having a virtual water cooler and regular video calls with your team is a great way to increase the productivity and motivation of your remote workers, but when it comes to that special time of …

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What Is a Virtual Water Cooler – and Do You Really Need One?

Sometimes, remote workers can be perceived as loners who avoid socializing with their co-workers and prefer getting the job done. Of course, that’s not the case. In fact, studies have shown that loneliness is one of the major issues remote workers have to face. It’s not always easy to develop a good working atmosphere when your co-workers are scattered around …

Upwork Fees

Upwork Fees Dissected: How Much Will Your Project Cost?

With over fifteen million users, Upwork is the most popular freelancing platform in the world. With so many skilled people in one place, business owners can choose from a wide talent pool even if they only have a small budget. But how much does it really cost to find a freelancer for your project? On their website, Upwork provides an …

How to Tell a Remote Worker They’re Not Doing a Good Job

Giving feedback to your workers is an important part of running a business. Praising workers for a job well done is easy, but sometimes you’ll need to have a serious conversation with a worker who is simply not doing a good job. There could be several reasons why your employee is not meeting your expectations. Sometimes, it’s all about miscommunication …

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Payoneer vs TransferWise for Paying Remote Employees in 2020

When you have a remote team, you need to consider different ways of paying your remote workers.  Different payment systems charge different fees, and after a few months of paying an entire remote team, these fees can accumulate into a substantial amount. Small differences in percentages can end up costing you hundreds, or thousands, of dollars, so you need to …

types of employees to avoid hiring as remote workers

5 Types of Employees to Avoid Hiring as Remote Workers

The hiring process is never easy – and it gets even more challenging if you’re trying to fill a remote position. It’s not easy to decide whether the candidate is right for the job without meeting them in person. That’s why you need to put a little extra effort into the process when interviewing remotely. Aside from assessing their professional …