Your Guide to Managing Paid Membership on Slack


What application is best adapted to chat for business-related purposes? Well, it’s undoubtedly Slack. The Slack community is the best possible way to talk sense. What this means is that for professional purposes, the companies are most likely to choose the Slack community only. It’s because of the advantages it offers.The very obvious reason is because of its ease in usage and accessibility. All you have to do is download the app from play store and join your organisation’s channel via the link that will be sent. After that, you will be put into your respective communities. For say if you are a writer, you will be accommodated in that. You can then share files and send messages. 


What subscriptions Slack gives? 

Now coming to what we are going to read about today! Basically, you can avail the Slack services under a number of heads. This means as per your convenience you can either pay for it to get more premium services. Or you can only settle down with basic services for free. This primarily includes :

  • Free plan 
  • Standard plan
  • Plus plan

Now under these plans only you will be getting varied services. For say the free plan gives only 5 GB space per workspace. But in the Standard Plan, you get 10 GB per person. This increases with the plus plan wherein you get 20 GB space per person. 

Besides that, in the paid subscription you will have the option of infinite messages to be saved. But in the simple plan, you will have the limit of only 10 K recent messages to be visible. 

Accordingly, the benefits are scattered. But today we are going to look at how we can manage the paid slack community. This will include things like how to change the members, guests etc. So take a closer look! 


How to manage paid memberships? 

The pricing of the various paid plans is as follows: 

  • Standard Plan: $2.67
  • Plus Plan: $5

You can manage the paid memberships in the following ways: 

  1. Change member’s role 

Under this option, you can actually change a person’s role. This means you can assign them a different role. As the owner or admin of the workspace, you hold the power to do that. All you have to do is, go to settings. Click on the option of Manage Members and then three dots. Out of that choose whose role do you want to change.

2. Manage roles of the members

Through this function, you can promote any member of your workspace and can also demote them. This means if they are just a member you can make them the owner or admin also. Just go to those three dots option and select Change account.

  •  To promote someone select Workspace owner/admin. 
  • And to demote someone clicks on workspace admin/Full member. 
  • After that, to save the changes, click on Save. With fairly few steps you can manage the paid membership of your workspace.

3.    Invite others

Under this, you can send an invite link to all those people who aren’t a part of the slack community. And whom you want to include in your workspace. Note that only workspace owners or admins can invite guests. Members of a workspace can definitely invite other members. But if the admin has restricted you to not send invites, you can only send a request for approval. 

After that, you can directly go to the home tab. Click on invite people and then fill email addresses of the people you want to invite. This way you can directly call guests to join your slack community. 

4. Change full member into the guest

And the last among all the ways to manage membership is to change a member into the guest. You can do it for a couple of reasons. But irrespective of that, all you have to do is follow a few simple steps. Firstly, you have to choose the three dots option. After that, click on change account type. Then you have to choose a single or multi-channel guest. If you have selected any of these two options, enter the channel you want the guest to be in. You can also set a time limit. 


That’s how you can manage the paid membership of your community at slack. Slack helps you a lot to build connections and spread networking base. It can offer instant growth and success. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead! 



10 Quick Tips on How to Manage your Remote Designer



The skill of designing graphics by computer software requires great information, dedication and is not an easy task. Hence requires lots of tips and solutions to do it in a better way for a better result.


Remote designing requires a structure and a strict process through which it can focus on efficiency. Various planning and processing methods can help the remote designer getting the best outcome. Also, sticking to the plan is necessary for “efficient outcome”.


Remote design is not for every company. To build the Company, its culture and the team are the two most important pillars and this, the company should first focus on constructing the two. After the initial settlement, the foundation of remote work can be established.


In the era of transition and technology, people are more interested in remote designer work and they prefer the same, as it tends to be more efficient, flexible and does not affect life, maintaining an equilibrium between career growth and personal happiness.


So, below are some tips on how to manage the remote designer work in order to deliver and attain some important qualities and how those qualities can significantly help the remote designer to serve their clients well and provide the services that would be satisfactory enough.


1) Preparation


A lot of planning is required for effective remote collaboration. It includes breaking of exercises into small steps and time frame for each of the boxes, give detailed instructions that how, who, where, and when the work has to be done.
Example:- If you need to add a sketch to a folder, then communication must be done that when and how should it be named.


2) Technology


New technology must be taken into account, the techniques used offline might not work well online. As breakout groups do not perform well in real-time because of the single audio feed and the main reason is communication, and for this particular problem, everyone should be asked to participate so that they get a chance to speak, which will eventually improve their speaking by putting them into a remote conversation. Discussing the designs to keep things running without facing awkwardness can be really helpful, and one should be clear about other’s work and notes. Now, this can be done by taking notes and timekeeping.


3) Create a working plan


While working remotely remote groups are not under any surveillance which means that the motivation and pressure to work are reduced. Consequently, this does not allow them to put their full ability into the task. To get over this problem one can capture a photo or point a webcam to a whiteboard that would remind them of the work. There are also applications and software that can be used to create a work plan. Once the work plan is created it is very easy to know work progress.


4) Communicating with the coworkers


Coworkers fail to communicate frequently which may result in downfall.  Research of the 1970s says that communication decreases as distance increases; if the person is out of sight then they become out of mind. So it’s better to communicate with the coworker.


5) Being smart with the strategy


The Strategy is very important for a remote graphic designer. Being strategic and focused on the project goal helps to provide quality work to the clients. There must be weekly reviews via google hangouts or Skype to compensate for the lack of spontaneous hallway conversation. The Design should be frequently posted and shared on a wiki, blog, and social platforms.


6) Assembling tools


A graphic designer can rely on a wide assortment of the tools and setup but only a few selected tools help the designers working remotely. Adobe, Suite, Slack, can offer alternatives to the graphic designer. Amazon S3, Dropbox, Procreate, Basecamp, Google fonts, Wordmark It, Adobe Kuler, can be helpful to the designers. Making a list of tools that are necessary for a particular work can save time and keep one focused on the job assigned.


7) Setting and Managing Expectations


Not each and every project goes as planned and as a remote graphic designer, it is essential to establish expectations and control over them. Unforeseen events can occur anytime and precautious strategy to handle them can really help in the long run. Projects do not always go smoothly to completion, it is essential to be prepared for all kinds of outcomes.


8) Budgeting


Transparency of the work and the cost is essential on moral and economic grounds. Many times the quality of work is undervalued and for this, a graphic designer must set a budget. This helps the client and also helps the designer to grow, motivate, and compensate for the work.


9) Flexibility


Many times additional work comes in the project and as for the client and the remote graphic designer it is important to be flexible with the terms but one should be sure about being paid for the additional work.


10) Review


Posting all designed work on a shared space on a regular basis make others comment, criticize or give review about the work. Autodesk is a platform which creates an instant portal that links to all specification and design assets and after exploring one can give a review which turns out as personal as well as organizational growth.

This blooming career option can stretch furthermore and it looks hectic, follow these simple tips and enjoy being a designer within your own workspace.