It’s been two years since I started remote.ma, but I didn’t share why I started it before. So today, I’m going to share this with you. It all started when I wanted to work remotely:
I applied to Automattic for three reasons:
- I wanted to work on something with an impact. And for someone who loves writing, working on WordPress is a dream.
- I wanted to take ownership of my tasks. I hate micro-managing.
- I wanted to work remotely.
Few interviews and code tests later, I got the job.
Up to that point, I had no idea how I was going to do this legally, but I knew there should be a solution. I’m not the first one working remotely from Morocco right?
So I did what every millennial do: I searched for answers on Google. And to my surprise, there was nothing! I couldn’t find a single blog post, article, or forum speaking about this.
It was that time when I decided that once I figure out how to do this, I’ll write about it. And that’s how everything started.
Few meetings with an accountant, and a few weeks of preparation, I got everything sorted out. That’s when I wanted to write about it. But I only had this blog.
At first, I was going to use this blog for them, but then I thought this should be a separate blog about remote work. There is none in Morocco anyway! And this is when I started looking for domain names.
That’s it. I got the domain and I started writing.
Fast forward to now, those legal blog posts helped a lot of people. I still respond to questions about them to this day. It’s crazy how an evergreen post can still serve years after its writing.
I have plans for remote.ma. Yes, it started as a blog, but it shouldn’t be like that forever. I want it to be home for anyone working from home. Remote workers, freelancers, entrepreneurs… There are few of them now, but I believe we’ll see a surge shortly.
Some of this will be surely paid to support the growth, but more on that later 🙂