Hi there, Remote Work Tribe and welcome to another Weekly Roundup! Can you believe this is already our last Weekly Roundup of the month? This year seems to be flying by! Fortunately, the time might be passing quickly, but it’s still packing in a ton of insight. Case in point: The latest conversation about how to express business values remotely.
This past Thursday, Remote Work Tribe Founder Jessica Malnik was the featured guest on #FreelanceChat. A weekly Twitter chat hosted by Michelle Garrett, #FreelanceChat generates countless invaluable threads — whether you’re a freelancer or a small business owner. The topic this week was all about positioning.
Participants, including yours truly, discussed what positioning means to them, how they distinguish themselves from the crowd, and how they express their business values. In the remote environment, you have to lean heavily on your digital assets, like your website or social media, to give clients or teammates a glimpse of your business values.
But how exactly can you capture your business values accurately through a computer screen?
Becoming One with Your Business Values
For the third question of the #FreelanceChat, participants dove into how to accurately express your business values across your website and social media.
Take a look at some of the replies —
A3: I like to believe that I live my values (business and otherwise), and that those values come through with every interaction, be it via email, phone, social media, or my website. #FreelanceChat— Paula Hendrickson Independent Contractor by Choice (@P_Hendrickson) June 24, 2021
A3: One of my business values/beliefs is that I’m not the only expert out there. I’m not afraid to promote out the work of others or their expertise. I do this by citing others’ work when I write about documentation. On social, it looks more like retweets, etc.#FreelanceChat— Cory Williamson-Cardneau (she/her) (@cory_will) June 24, 2021
A3: When it comes to communicating my business values on public channels, I channel why my friends like me.— Rachel Wendte (@rkwendte) June 24, 2021
-They say I’m honest ➡️ I convey that to clients.
-They say I’m helpful ➡️ I offer advice & tips when I can.
-They say I’m understanding ➡️I listen loud. #FreelanceChat
A3:— WinningSolo (@WinningSolo) June 24, 2021
My belief: Nobody cares about the values you claim to have – only the ones you put into practice.
Lotta meaningless “Our Values” pages out there.
The important thing, even as a one-man show, is to know what I value most, and then ensure I’m living that.#FreelanceChat
A3: Authenticity! While that might be a SUPER buzzword (sorry! 🙈) an easy way to ensure you’re always communicating your values is to only post content that feels authentic to who you are and falls in line with what you do. #FreelanceChat— RemoteWorkTribe (@RemoteWorkTribe) June 24, 2021
How do you capture your business values on your digital assets, Remote Work Tribe? Do you feature a dedicated values page or “About Us” page, or practice what you preach? Hop over to Twitter and let us know!
But before you leave, check out what else the Twitterverse was up to this week.
The Tribe’s Weekly Vibes
1. This protest to bring back generic job titles that *actually* explain what you do.
2. This prime example of trust issues in the digital age.
3. This! THIS!
4. This double-take we’re all familiar with in some way, shape, or form.
5. This perfectly phrased pitch to fight burnout.
6. This reminder that community requires a tribe.
7. This thread that dives into a common issue most business owners encounter.
8. And this fantastic answer to the burning question!
9. This all-too-relatable look at digital couples.
10. This method of gamifying your remote tools.
What do you think deserves more buzz from the remote work community? Tag us over on Instagram, @TheRemoteWorkTribe, or on Twitter, @RemoteWorkTribe, for a chance to be featured on our next weekly thread!