Hopefully by now we all have fallen into our schedule of working from home. It may have been an adjustment, but who doesn't love rolling out of bed and working in their sweats? By now you have probably figured out which tools work for you and which don't. However, if you're still struggling to find your rhythm or can't find anything that works for you, here are some user-friendly resources to help you take your business to the next level while working remotely.
Zoom. This is a popular video chat resource that allows you to chat with up to 100 other people at one time. This is great for one-on-one's or group meetings. You can video chat for up to 40 minutes for free. If your session expires, you simply start another. Due to the high demand, the call in feature is temporarily unavailable on the free plan, however the video chat feature remains the same.
T-Sheets.If you’re someone who likes to see your employees working, it can be hard to adjust to working remotely. How do you know if they’re really working their full hours? If this is an issue for you, or you’d like some piece of mind, or you’re just a company who needs to track their time, T-Sheets is a time tracking software available to you. T-Sheets offers a free 14 day trial before asking you to choose a one of two affordable plans.
Google Docs. This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to miss the things right in front of us! Rather than sending a document back and forth to make edits and discuss, you can all sahre the same document. Google Doc allows multiple users to edit/view the document at the same time, and changes are made instantly. This allows everyone to be on the same page – literally. This is free to all Google users.
Team Viewer. If you need access to your work computer in order to complete your job tasks on a day to day basis, try using Team Viewer, a remote desktop software. Download the Team Viewer software, and so long as your work computer stays on, you can access it from your home computer. This includes remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, file transfers, and web conferencing. The best part? It’s free - up to so many hours, of course.
Transfer work calls to your personal number so you don’t miss a beat. Make sure you have access to all emails or frequently used programs on your home computer before transitioning completely to remote work. If you don’t have the tools to get the job done, you won’t get paid. The bottom line is that we are all adapting and it can take some time to find the right system. Try out different programs and apps to see which ones fit you and your business needs best.