Remote work has been on the rise for several years, and the trend has shown no signs of slowing down.

 

While some industries don’t naturally mesh with remote work — healthcare, construction, and manufacturing generally require hands-on care — plenty of businesses can use remote workers for non-core functions like marketing, billing, legal, and bookkeeping. In truth, using remote workers for some of these duties could significantly lower costs.

 

Any business that doesn’t rely on face-to-face interactions with customers — and even a few that do — should definitely give telecommuting a try. But before you can fully embrace this remote work future, it’s important to keep a few elements in mind.