According to a vast amount of surveys, the number of remote workers has been increasing rapidly during the last few years and what once may have resembled a story out of a Jules Verne’s book has now become a reality. Highly skilled experts all over the world now prefer to stay at home to go to work: the growing digital population is also multicultural and multi-professional, you can now virtually find almost any kind of possible help in practically any sphere right under your fingers, on internet; but when it comes to highly qualified tasks as software developing will telecommute do the job? Remote job schemes allow you to access a wide pool of specialists from all over the world who -in most cases- also work for other international companies, keep up with the latest trends, come with fresh ideas and a broad perspective of the state- of-the-art solutions to the needs your company may have; that is a must for any IT business willing to keep on track and it becomes vital for any startup wanting to stay affloat and be cost-effective. Productivity is also a major advantage with remote developers (and almost with any teleworker): it is no secret that an office is not always the best place to concentrate and actually work with all of those water cooler gossips, loud colleagues and other different wildlife-like phenomena happening at most 10 feet away from everybody’s workstation. At-home programmers can just choose the place that fits them the best, sit back, and focus on the code they are working on: they hit maximum productivity when alone. A report from ConnectSolutions states that about 30% of those surveyed said that telecommuting allowed them to accomplish more in less time, while 24% of them were able to accomplish more in about the same amount of time. When it comes to keeping an eye on remote developers work progress you can always use some of the available tracking software that allows managers to meassure the amount of time somebody has worked on a particular project or simply take screenshots of their activity while online. Last but not least, pricing for remote developers are significantly lower and that’s hard to dispute. No need for a brick-and-mortar building for employees and the possibility to hire people from countries where salaries are cheaper are a very good way for you to get rid of monthly or yearly wages, taxes, insurance and other additional expenditure (depending on your country’s laws) by fixing a hourly rate or an established service fee.