How to Build A Remote Team

When it comes to business, things are changing and it’s not necessarily the case anymore that you have to build your team in-house in order to get things done – you can build a remote team and still have a thriving company that you can grow and scale. In fact, many business owners actually now prefer to have a remote team because there’s actually a lot of benefits to it, such as being less expensive.

However, it’s still something that takes a good bit of planning, and it’s not as easy as simply listing a few tasks and sending people on their merry way – in fact, it can actually be quite stressful and overwhelming when you’re just getting started, so it’s important to make sure that you take some steps to make it as easy as possible. In this post, I’m going to share with you just what those steps are so that you can build a remote team that you find really works for you.

Make a list of the things you need

The first step in building a team – whether remote or in-house is to know what exactly it is you need, and although you may have a vague idea, it’s definitely something you should consider writing down so that you can get a clearer picture of exactly what you need. For example, you may need to have someone  – or even a team in charge of marketing, or you may be needing help from a person or company like who can manage things like your payroll. It’s essential to know what it is you need before you can start hiring people to work on this, so the first step in finding this out is to make a list of everything you need.

Start looking around for people

Once you know what it is you need, then it’s time to start looking for the people to build your team with. You can either ask around with other business owners to see if they have any recommendations or you can place ads online. You can even approach recruitment and freelance agencies to see if they can help find someone on your behalf.

Set up interviews

Even when building a remote team, you still need to get to know the people who you’re going to be working with and making sure that they understand the role and to make sure that you feel like they would be a good fit for your business. You can either have these interviews in person with them, or you can arrange to set up things like video chats using platforms like Skype or Zoom.

Do a trial run

Just like all businesses, there’s usually a trial period for people starting a new job, and just because it’s a remote position, doesn’t make it any different. You should definitely invite people to a trial period in your business – both for you and for them so you can have time to decide if you’re a good fit for each other.

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