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7 Disadvantages of Working from Home and What to Do About It [All you need to know]

Working from home full-time — or even part-time! — seems like a revolutionary idea. You can avoid the office commute. And office politics. And pandemics. Save money on lunches. And coffee. Fit your work schedule to your lifestyle, rather than the other way around. If you know what tasks you need to deliver and the […]

Top Weekend Activities for Remote Employees and Freelancers [New list for 2020]

If you’re a freelancer, you’ll likely have flexible hours. However, that does not mean that you can’t have weekends! Don’t feel guilty if you want to have a few days to yourself. You’ve worked hard and you deserve it. Once Friday kicks in, we’re totally jazzed about what to do on Saturday and Sunday. However, […]

List of Top 5 Team Chat Apps for 2020 [According to Traqq]

People who hate the daily commute to the office often wish that they can work from home. They cling onto this idea like how a hopeless romantic boy longs for his manic pixie dream girl. They only see what they want to see—working in pajamas all day, no pesky co-worker, no sandwich thieves, no bath […]

The Best Project Management Software Programs of 2020 [Updated list according to Traqq]

Are you tired of all the drama that goes between your two remote workers? It doesn’t help that you always unknowingly assign the same tasks to them. Your chat group is not a jungle where they can constantly bicker about each other’s flaws! Seriously, the rivalry has to end and you need to do something […]

The difference between CSV and XLS formats

In the corporate world, competition for higher positions is exclusive in-house. However, once you decide to enter the wild jungles of freelancing, the fight for survival becomes even more fierce. Essentially, you’re going against millions of remote workers around the world. Now, if you want a good roof over your head and you want to […]

Grow or not to grow? 7 Top Reasons Why Male Freelancers and Remote employees Grow Beards

There comes a time in every man’s life when he asks himself, “Should I grow a beard?” When you used to fight for your survival in the corporate jungle, you envied every bearded man you encounter on the street. You’re probably one of the few people in the office who signed the secret petition to […]

35 Ice Breaker Questions for Almost Any Business Situation

The human brain is wired to make a snap judgement about meeting strangers. Within seven seconds, someone you meet will categorise you as friend or foe and interact with you accordingly. That’s all fine and good if you were living in a cave and hunting woolly mammoths or sabre tooth tigers, but in business, we […]

The Best Team Building Games for Remote Workers

You’re managing a remote team—good for you! You’ve saved yourself from the expensive cost of renting a brick-and-mortar office. Now, if you’re thinking that you’re also spared from building relationships with your employees, you are dead wrong! Remember that you are still dealing with living, breathing beings that have emotions and souls. Instead of occasionally […]

Employee Burnout Is a Critical Workplace Challenge

Bell Labs of the 20th century gave the world the transistor, the fax machine, the communication satellite, the solar battery, and nine Nobel Prizes. Not to mention Claude Shannon’s theory of information, which had impact on everything digital – from Voyager’s mission into deep space to the development of the Internet. Its secret? Bell Labs […]

The Pros and Cons of Listening to Music While Working and Studying

Many surgeons around the world prefer playing music while working in the operating room. Doing so helps them stay focused on what they do and keep them calm during their stressful job. As a remote employee or a freelancer, you may not necessarily be saving lives every day. However, you could still use a little […]

5 Best Gifts for Employees in 2020 [Especially useful for Freelancers and Remote Work]

“Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun!” So many remote workers are tired of hearing this response when they tell people that their home is their office. Working in your pajamas is not all sunshine and rainbows! Freelancers could still use a little boost, especially between the loneliness, distractions, and lack of a bath. […]

Warning: You Are Losing Money by not Not Using a Time Tracker

You’ve turned every financial document upside down, but things just don’t add up. For some mystical reason, your company is not making the money it’s supposed to. Well, the reason may not be secretly hidden somewhere in Middle-earth with the elves and hobbits. You don’t even have to search far and wide to know why […]

TOP 9 empowering ways to protect yourself from the novel corona virus

With the novel coronavirus spreading quickly from country to country — thanks to the joys of cheap air travel, frequent flyer points and Lunar New Year — the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the contagion a global emergency and public enemy number one. Latest corona virus news from China has the number of deaths […]

Employee Time Theft: The Samurai Way to Stop It

“I’m working on it and I will send it to you soon.” “Oh, it slipped my mind!” “I’ll start working on that within a few minutes.” “I’m sorry, I don’t have enough time to do that.” You’ve probably heard at least some of these statements from one or two of your employees. Unfortunately, no matter […]