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Managing Staff With Your Start Up. My Remote Review

I started my blog way back over 10 years ago. From acorns to oaks as they say. Fast forward to 2022, and I’ve stuck with it, almost $3m later. SEO, blogging, social media, running a small business from my laptop as I traveled to every country in the world. It’s been wild. But within 18 months of starting blogging, I realised I needed help. From logo design, to graphics, and of course websites. I’m awful with tech. That meant finding people to work with me. And what the h*ll do I know about HR, policies, local labour laws, legality as I hired people? It was a minefield.

I somehow came out the other side. But in 2022, things are oh so much easier. Smart companies have stepped in and filled that minefield with green pastures full of… erm… beautiful software. Step forward Remote. These guys do exactly that.

TLDR? If you ever hire anyone, and work remotely, Remote manage EVERYTHING for you.

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Digital Nomad Dreams

For me, the digital nomad dream is to create the lifestyle you want, the products you want, the message you want. But all the other stuff still needs done, wether we like it or not. Taxes, business development, admin. Whatever. So you need people to help you. And you need a way to manage those people. That isn’t just a chaotic google sheet (eurrgh, ahem, cough cough).

Remote. What is it?

Remote helps companies of all sizes, from 1 staff member to 10,000 to pay and manage full-time employees and contract workers around the world. You can manage your team through their software, including payroll, local legal stuff, pay slips, taxes etc. And that works for either full time staff but also if you’re hiring contractors. Winner.

They take care of international payroll, benefits, taxes, stock options, and compliance in dozens of countries, according to local labour laws. Pretty epic.

Their teams are on the ground on every continent, building culturally aware employment packages that help you build trust with your global team. Best of all, Remote never charges percentages or fees: one low flat rate helps control our budget so we can focus on growing our business.

If you have staff to manage as a part of your small business and you’re not using human resources software to do it, you’re missing out on an amazing opportunity to reduce your workload and stress.

In a nutshell, as soon as you need to hire staff. Don’t do what I did and muddle through it. Check out Remote. They allow you to easily hire employees or contractors from anywhere in the world. Avoiding the usual cost, time and risk of going it solo.

HR Software To Manage Staff Hours etc

When you finally start hiring staff, in a dream world, they’re superstars. Super nice, trustworthy, putting the hours in and doing everything you wish for. In the real world, it’s not always so simple. Especially when outsourcing work to people who having met, and probably never will.

Using HR software will help you streamline the process of tracking employees, managing their hours, and a lot more so that you can gain a competitive advantage and be able to focus on the bigger picture of improving and growing your business.

Having organized, efficient, and happy employees is one of the best ways to build a thriving and productive business and using HR software like what’s offered by Remote will allow you to leverage technology to manage what can often be a tricky aspect of running a business, especially as it grows

Outsourcing your HR

Using Remote essentially outsources your human resources. THE DREAM.

As you gain employees, you’ll need HR software like Remote to modernize and streamline your human resources tasks so you have the time and head space to work on all of those other things that will drive your business forward.

Digital Nomad Life. Timezones and whatnot.

Having software to help with human resources is especially important for managers of digital nomads who might need to manage teams performing a variety of different tasks in many different countries across the globe. Managing people can also be made a lot more difficult when you’re on the move and when timezones complicate communication, Remote is one of the best choices out there to make managing a global team easy no matter how large or small your business is and no matter how many employees you have.

From 1 staff member to 100+

Remote offers the most complete package of HR software out there on the market today, so you should consider it if you need to manage people as a part of your business. It’s perfectly scalable, so even if you only use it for a few contractors or employees to start, Remote is designed to be able to scale up as your business grows and as you need to add new team members into the mix.

Onboard & Contract help

Remote offers a range of features including the ability to handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and even stock options from their intuitive and easy-to-use HR platform. You will also be able to onboard new employees in minutes and will have access to contract templates that are tailored to the local labor market to be sure you don’t run afoul of labor laws.

Local labor laws and cultures? Taken care of!

Benefits can also be tailored to whichever country you’re hiring from to fit in with cultural norms, which is a major plus if you’re working with people from many different regions of the world!

Many countries require social security or other contributions and costs in proportion to the gross salary awarded to an employee. The Total cost of employment (TCE) is the sum of these contributions and the gross salary of the employee. 

Covering 60+ countries

You can hire and pay contractors and employees in 60+ countries, all from within Remote’s state-of-the-art HR software interface.

Hiring people can be tricky in any context, especially internationally, but with Remote, you can leverage their local expertise to avoid complications and potential legal problems that might come if you tried to go it alone.

Hiring and labor laws are complicated anywhere in the world, and Remote will help you navigate what can be a confusing minefield.

Small businesses too. Including bloggers, designers, SEOs.

We all start somewhere. One day it’s just you. Then perhaps some help from an Indian tech guy. Or a Filipino copy writer. Before you know it you have a few people here and there working. Believe it, it can happen fast.

Remote is one of the most reliable HR software packages out there and it will completely streamline and revolutionize the way you deal with your staff. If you’re a business owner with even a few employees across several countries and you aren’t using Remote, you’re probably losing valuable time that should be used pushing your business forward, rather than managing the nuts and bolts of a global workforce. You should be aiming to focus on the human and business relationships with your staff and let Remote look after the rest.

Costs

Remote is secure HR technology that’s well priced without any hidden costs.

NO onboarding or setup fees. Services range from $299+ per month per employee. Their Fair Price Guarantee means that you can be sure there are no hidden costs, fees, or deposits… and no surprises! The user experience is seamless within their intuitive platform, but they have friendly compliance experts on every continent who are there to monitor and improve processes for you so that you can focus on what you do best – growing your business!

Remote is currently available in 60 countries with plans to go fully global by the end of 2022. This means that, by partnering with Remote, you can hire, pay, and manage the best talent in the world and take your business to the next level.

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FINAL THOUGHTS ON MY REMOTE REVIEW:

There’s never been a better time to live your dream. To create something that you’re proud of. To live the life you always wanted. And to make the money you want. Whether it’s blogging, fitness, a start-up, whatever. For sure, most people dream of working remotely, from their laptop, rather than grinding 9-9 5 days a week. So if you start hiring remote workers, then Remote is the go-to people to help manage it. It’s as simple as that. Go chase your dream. (P.S They just raised $300m in investments, so they’re here to stay too!).

Remember, never travel without travel insurance! And never overpay for travel insurance!

I use SafetyWing at $9 a week, and it's amazing. Also, it has great digital nomad insurance for people who are constantly travelling too! You can read my review here, and you can sign-up here

Also, if you want to start a blog...I CAN HELP YOU!

Also, if you want to start a blog, and start to change your life, I'd love to help you! Email me on johnny@onestep4ward.com. In the meantime, check out my super easy blog post on how to start a travel blog in under 30 minutes, here! And if you just want to get cracking, use BlueHost at a discount, through me.

Also, (if you're like me, and awful with tech-stuff) email me and my team can get a blog up and running for you, designed and everything, for $300 - email johnny@onestep4ward.com to get started.

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