Posts in Remote Work
How to Run a Virtual Meeting from Home

There seems to be a lot of mixed feelings about working from home. For some, it’s a work dream come true. Working in pajamas? Oh, yeah. Not having to make small talk in common areas? Woo-hoo! Not even having to worry if you’ve brushed their teeth yet since no one can smell your breath? Jackpot. For others, it’s an uncollaborative...

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Joanna Tran
June 9, 2020
How to Succeed in This Time of Crisis

These are clearly exceptional times. With the spread of the CoronaVirus, those of us in the technology sector are staying home to work in numbers never before seen. The economy is slowing and people are starting to panic. In light of that, it’s important to remember what Henry Ford once said: "When everything seems to be going...

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Jonathan Svilar
March 18, 2020
Why Transparency is JDM’s Most Important Value

Being a remote business takes away one very important method of building relationships: being face to face. We’ve talked at length about different tools to bring staff and clients together, but those are just tools. The real key to successfully growing a remote business is transparency.  How We View Transparency While a great...

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Jonathan Svilar
September 17, 2019
4 Tools that Make Remote Work Possible

Let’s get one thing straight from the get go: we LOVE working remotely. But we’ve said it time and time again: it’s not a completely rosy situation. There are challenges to making sure your remote team stays happy, productive, and effective. Our tech stack is one of the things that’s absolutely crucial to making our work possible....

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Jonathan Svilar
August 29, 2019
Time Crunch, Meet Time Management

The key to working effectively is time management. That is especially true for someone in a role like mine: I wear a ton of different hats at Jordan Digital Marketing. I’ve been a marketing generalist by trade for most of my career, and it’s always fun (and perhaps a little bit stressful) for me to have a slew of various...

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Jonathan Svilar
July 2, 2019
The remote agency tech stack

Jordan digital marketing is a remote agency focusing on paid acquisition and SEO for funded startups focusing on LTV based goals.  We currently have employees scattered around California, and we never intend on having an office, we pride ourselves on being remote first, remote always.  Our hope is that as we grow, we can hire the...

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Tyler Jordan
June 27, 2019
Why Working From Home Kind of Sucks

COVID-19 update In recent weeks this article has been going around the internet as the world was forced into a remote working environment due to COVID-19. I wanted to update this article because unfortunately some of my “Things to Help” are currently illegal. Here are some new ideas that are “shelter in place”, “stay at home”,...

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Johanna Gumbrill
June 25, 2019
How We Train PPC Experts

At Jordan Digital Marketing, we’re always keen on sharing knowledge with one another and developing our skills as broadly as we can. We’re also a fully remote agency, which means we can’t easily sit down side by side to train each other on new tasks. So how do we do it? Read on: Our System Our training method has specific steps we...

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Jonathan Svilar
June 6, 2019
How Two Non-Recruiters Built a Recruiting Process

We talked a bit about what we learned making our first remote hire, but one thing we didn’t talk much about was how we developed our recruiting process. We had a couple of small stumbles along the way, but considering our lack of experience with the recruiting process. Without further ado: here’s how we built our process. The Plan...

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Jonathan Svilar
May 28, 2019
Managing uncertainty the most important part of building any remote team

Remote teams are still not the norm, and there is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety built into the decision to join a remote team.  People are taking a leap of faith when they come to work for any remote company, remember that in order to keep everything in perspective.  Work to manage that uncertainty and add clarity to the...

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Tyler Jordan
May 21, 2019
What We Learned From Making our First Remote Hire

Remote work can be difficult, and growing a remote team definitely has its challenges. We made our first remote hire a few months ago and there was a definite learning curve. We made some mistakes, but since we took a lot of time to prepare before releasing our job description and job mission we’re extremely happy with our...

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Jonathan Svilar
April 30, 2019