6 Tools You Can Use To Work Remotely from Home
Gone are the days that the only way to make income was to wake up and go to work early in the morning.
Now with the invention of the internet, everything has changed, now you can work from home and get paid.
Recently with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across countries, people are advised to either stay at home or practice social distancing so that this virus can not spread soo fast as the virus is airborne and you can get infected when you come in contact with a person who already has the virus.
By now you might have heard about countries going on lockdown and closing of boarders so that other foreigners will not be able to enter the country and spread the virus.
This has led big companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook instructed their employees to work from home if they can.
You might be the CEO of a company and since your country is on lockdown you are asked to close your work, or you might be an employer, this is definitely going to affect your monthly salary.
There is no need to be worried during this lockdown as you can work with your employees or teammates remotely.
Working Remotely Gives You These Benefits
- When working remotely you decide on the time that you will want to start work as compared to the daily normal works which an employer has to be at work sometimes before 7, 8 or 9 AM.
- Working remotely only requires a PC or laptop, you can do your normal routines or get a chance to visit various tourist places and at the same time continue working.
- There are no restrictions in working remotely, your task is to finish what you are assigned to do for the day and you can do whatever you want afterwards, unlike our daily works which even when you don’t have anything to do, you still have to wait for the work to close before you can go home.
Tools that you can use to work remotely from home
Slack – For team collaboration
With slack you can create chatrooms/channels, send private messages and files, it will be searchable by anyone, as a CEO this will allow you to have a chat with all your employees and know what they are up to or what is being done. Aside from visiting slack.com for an account, slack also has an app and its available on both Google play store and Apple AppStore.
WeTransfer – For sending large files
WeTransfer.com was founded in 2009 and is a website for sharing large files such as videos, pictures and documents.
Google Drive – For cloud storage
Google Drive was launched on April 23, 2012, by Google, this service allows you to store large files on their servers and you can share and sync on any device.
Time Doctor – For managing time
With time doctor you can know the time your workers start work and the time they close, it also helps you track hours your workers spend doing a specific job, you get to know if they are working from their computer or somewhere else and it also provides you with a daily working summary of your workers.
Zoom – For video calls and screen sharing
Zoom is for remote video calling, sharing screens, meetings, presentations and sharing mobile phone screens.
when it comes to working remotely with your teammates then zoom is definitely for you.
Evernote – For notes keeping
As the name suggests, Evernote is for keeping notes and it can be stored and shared and at the same time synced on all devices, teammates can use Evernote to submit a summary of their to-do works for a specific day, week or month.
iDoneThis – For reporting
iDoneThis is used to keep an eye of what you have been able to do or what your employees have achieved within a day, week or month.
Now working from home has been made easy with many tools that are available online, even when due to some reasons you can not go to work, you can still work from home using these tools.