Best books about remote work

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How to Get a Remote Job

We spend up to 35 percent of our productive time at work. Shouldn’t we at least make it so it doesn’t suck? But wait, there’s more – the vast majority of people still commute (more than 70 percent) wasting even more of their time and putting unnecessary pressure on the environment in the process.
Easiest solution to all of this? Go remote!


Get that remote job

In this e-book, you'll learn:
- How to analyze job postings to get useful data
- How to develop the required skills for a remote position
- How to market yourself online prior to applying
- How to apply for remote jobs and show you can work remotely


Ultimate Guide to Remote Work

Valuable collection of Zapier-written articles and educational videos.
"Whether you work remotely all the time or you've been thrust into it recently, we have tips that will help you thrive. Start with our answers to your remote work FAQs, and then dig deeper below."


REMOTE by 37 Signals

In this book, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson show both employers and employees how they can work together, remotely, from any desk, in any place, anytime, anywhere.

The Year Without Pants: and the Future of Work

The Year Without Pants follows my story of getting hired, my weeks on the front lines of customer support, and the year I spent leading a team of brilliant programmers designing and building new features for You’ll get a unique behind the scenes story, where I share everything I learned about creativity, productivity and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone’s future.

The Art of Staying Productive Even Across Distance

The more work can be done online, the more people choose to work remotely. This ebook will provide you with simple techniques to master remote collaboration and work more efficiently across distances.


Deep Work

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. if you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results.

The Productivity Project

This book shares the 25 most powerful productivity tactics I’ve ever encountered—boiled down from the hundreds I’ve experimented with over the last decade—and weaves these together with stories from my (admittedly pretty weird) productivity experiments, as well as interviews with the most renowned productivity experts from around the world, from David Allen to Charles Duhigg. The value packed in these 304 pages is incredible.

Working Remotely: Secrets to Success for Employees on Distributed Teams

In Working Remotely, authors Mike, Holly, and Teresa discuss how to ward off toxic levels of loneliness, how to get what you need from colleagues spread across the world, and how to network and grow in your career when you are sitting in an office of one, plus many other topics that will help you survive and thrive as a remote worker.

The Art of Working Remotely: How to Thrive in a Distributed Workplace

People aren't typically taught how to thrive in a distributed workplace. Sure, they formally study to learn a specific occupation: design, marketing, sales, development, finance, law, or education. But can they perform that occupation at a high level when they're not physically with other people? Remote workers have to learn on their own.

The Remote Project Manager

Project managers have increasingly been finding themselves managing ever more disparate teams. The COVID-19 pandemic supercharged this trend with businesses rapidly moving teams out of offices and into their homes. We help you understand how to build successful remote teams, communicate more effectively and adapt your management style to working remotely.

The Work At Home Success Guide

Traditional office jobs are more unstable than ever before, and millions of people are finding themselves without work at all. Fortunately, you can do something about it.

Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely

In today’s modern global economy, telecommuting is no longer a novelty. Companies and organizations everywhere are embracing the game-changing benefits of allowing employees to work outside the office, and the results are profound: managers benefit by saving money and resources and by having access to talent outside their zip codes, while employees enjoy greater job opportunities...

How to Make $2,000 a Month Online: 50 ways to make money online with no formal training

Imagine waking up every day with the freedom to decide where you want to travel to, and how much you want to work the next week. Imagine making six-figures a MONTH, rather than a YEAR.