The Best Guides on Building Remote Teams

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Why hire remotely? It enables you to hire from a talent pool that’s ~1,000x bigger than your city’s pool at a fraction of the cost.

If you’re learning about how to build and scale remote teams, then you’ve come to the right place!

When I started my journey of building remote companies, I started by reading comprehensive guides and I recommend that you do the same.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the four best remote team guides on the internet.

1. The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work by Zapier

Zapier is a 300+ person remote company that also happens to be one of my favorite software tools. This is the best and most comprehensive guide that you’ll find!

2. Scaling Your Remote Team: The Guide To Hiring by Twist / Doist

Doist is a 70+ person remote company that makes Todoist (a task manager) and Twist (Slack for remote teams). They also publish some of the best content on the internet about remote work!

3. Remote: Office Not Required (Book) by the Founders of Basecamp

Remote is a book written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the founders of Basecamp and best-selling authors of Rework. They’re two of the founders of the remote work movement and their book is a robust overview of all aspects of how and why to build remote teams.

4. WeWorkRemotely’s Guide To Hiring Remote

WeWorkRemotely is one of the most popular remote job boards and they also put together a robust hiring guide for building remote teams.

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5. 10 Companies Winning At Remote Work Culture and Their Secrets by CloudPeeps

This is an insightful roundup of the key culture learnings from some of the most successful remote startups.

6. Billion-dollar startup Automattic hires employees without ever meeting them or talking to them on the phone

Automattic, makers of WordPress (what this website is built with), is one of the oldest and most successful remote companies. I’ve learned a lot from studying their hiring processes and you certainly will too!

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I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.