About the Book
This book is for anyone who works from home, or is considering working from home. Primarily it’s aimed at those of you for whom working from home is new, or daunting. However, even if you’re a WFH veteran, I hope you’ll find some new ideas to improve your current experience.
This book is not about setting up a remote working company, and it’s certainly not one of those “How to make $1733 a week working from home” books. Rather it contains practical instructions for working from home productively, while keeping you out of trouble.
After 17 years of working remotely, I've made plenty of mistakes and learnt how to overcome challenges to achieve great results, working with entirely remote teams.
- Who this is for?
- WFH FTW - The benefits of working from home
- Pimp my home office - How to set up your home office
- Kicking goals - How to improve productivity
- Let it ring - Setting healthy work boundaries
- Smoke signals and carrier pigeons - How to communicate well in remote teams
- Avoiding cabin fever - How to achieve balance
- None of us is as smart as all of us - How to build strong teams
- Avoid WFH fails
- Square peg, square hole - The specifics on apps and hardware
- Like a boss - Tips for Managers
- Summing up
- About me
About the Author
I’ve been working from home now since 2004. Which means I’m in my 17th year of working full time from home. My current role is CTO for Technocrat, an entirely remote team providing digital solutions for government, university and NFP clients. Prior to this role, I’ve worked as a Senior Developer for Technocrat since 2014, and before that in freelance and short-term contract roles as a web developer.
During that time I’ve lived and worked in Port Macquarie, Sydney, Port Douglas, Chiang Rai (Thailand) and Melbourne. While this book contains recommendations on optimal setups for WFH, all you really need is a laptop and a decent Internet connection and you really can work from anywhere.