How We Work



If you're joining Starter Story, welcome! Before you join, you should know how we work.

No Meetings, No 'Chat' Tools

At Starter Story, we don't have any meetings! Since our team is located all around the world, in different time zones, we cannot have meetings.

We get work done using our custom backend collaboration tool, which works similar to a forum. There is no instant chat.

Our Work Is Task/Project Based

You will be assigned tasks using our custom backend communication system. These tasks involve anything from content creation, writing, data entry, research, editorial review, and programming new features on the site.

So, you are not designated to work a certain amount of hours per week, but rather, you'll be assigned tasks to get done.

You Work On Your Own Time

You can get your work done on your own time, whenever works for you. All we ask is that you get your assigned work done within the week.

(Almost) Nothing Is Urgent

Since we all work asynchronously, we must be respectful of each other's time.

You should never expect someone to respond within minutes, even if it feels extremely urgent. And vice versa. You should never feel rushed by anyone, either. We do our best work when we're focused and present :)

The only time something may be urgent is when working directly with customers, or if the website is down.

Good Writing Is Essential

Since we communicate in a written form, it is important that you write well. Please take the time to communicate effectively. Please use images, links, and videos to communicate your point. We love to use Loom.

We Always Want Your Feedback

We want to hear your feedback! If you feel like something could be improved, such as our backend system or a specific task, please let us know.