Support Adventure Blog

Welcome to our Support Adventure Blog, a unique platform brought to you by Support Adventure, the global leader in remote IT support staffing for the MSP industry. Our mission is to bridge the gap between adventure and technology, providing a platform for like-minded individuals to share their experiences, insights, and stories.

Support Adventure is not just a company; it’s a lifestyle. Since 2016, we’ve been helping IT professionals around the world find their ideal remote jobs, enabling them to live and work from some of the most exciting places across the globe. With over 200 staff in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, we have the global reach and expertise to meet your needs.

Our blog is an extension of our commitment to this lifestyle. Here, you’ll find a wealth of information, from tips and advice on living and working remotely, to in-depth articles on the latest trends the MSP industry. We also share stories from our staff, who are living the Support Adventure lifestyle in various corners of the world.

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IT Staff Outsourcing

What is Managed Service Provider Staffing? Complete Guide For 2024

This article delves into the pivotal role played by MSP (Managed Service Provider) personnel in today’s business world. It covers their key responsibilities, the value they bring to businesses, and how they’re adapting to changing technological landscapes. The piece aims to educate readers on the importance of MSP staffing services

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IT Careers

One Piece of IT Career Advice You Wish You Had When Starting Out

In this article, we will weave together the shared experiences and advice from IT professionals from various IT careers. We are providing readers with a comprehensive guide to navigating the early stages of their IT careers. Inspired by a Reddit post and written by us at Support Adventure, this guide

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Budget Travel

Top 10 Countries Where South African Rand is Strong

Whether you’re a digital nomad, a tech professional, or simply a wanderlust-driven individual, the value of the South African Rand (ZAR) against other currencies can open doors to incredible opportunities and adventures. For remote workers, understanding currency strength isn’t just about finding a holiday destination; it’s about identifying places where

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IT Staff Outsourcing

Excelling at a Remote Help Desk Tier 2 Job

The career of a remote help desk tier 2 technician is not just about addressing IT issues but also about adapting to the changing technological landscape, mastering remote communication and collaboration tools, and contributing proactively to the overall IT health of an organization. This evolution makes it an exciting and

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IT Staff Outsourcing

What’s Stopping MSPs from Hiring Outsourced Staff? Addressing Concerns

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) constantly seek efficient ways to deliver top-notch IT services. Amidst this pursuit, MSP outsourced staff has emerged as a pivotal strategy, offering a plethora of benefits but also presenting unique challenges. The integration of outsourcing and offshoring strategies enables MSPs to focus on core business functions,

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Digital Nomads

Reddit Remote Working Advice & Hacks 

From ergonomic setups to maintaining work-life balance, the comments in the Reddit post provide dealing with remote work some real-life insights and practical advice. This comprehensive guide compiles their shared wisdom, covering everything from workspace essentials to creative solutions for common remote work challenges. Whether you’re a seasoned remote worker

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MSP Recruitment & Staffing

Benefits of Recruitment and Selection Process Outsourcing (RPO & SPO) 

At Support Adventure, we’ve navigated the challenges of building a skilled team in the dynamic world of Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Through our journey, we’ve discovered the transformative power of outsourcing the recruitment and selection process that can bring unparalleled benefits to your MSP. This article delves into how Recruitment

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MSP Recruitment & Staffing

What to Know about Hiring A Remote MSP Dispatcher: Your Questions Answered!

If it’s your first foray into hiring a remote dispatcher for your MSP (a.k.a service desk coordinator), we are sure you have a few questions about how that works. You might be wondering things like: These are just some of the recurring questions we get when we speak to MSP

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MSP Recruitment & Staffing

Psychological Testing in Hiring IT Staff: Pros and Cons

At Support Adventure, we’ve always been at the forefront of innovative staffing solutions in the Managed Service Provider (MSP) sector. Inspired by Eric from MSP Mountain’s video, “Why Psychological Testing Isn’t the Best Way to Find Top MSP Talent,” we’re here to share our journey and insights into finding the

IT career advice, evolution of man or evolution from a newbie in tech to an expert veteran illustrated
Careers

One Piece of IT Career Advice You Wish You Had When Starting Out

In this article, we will weave together the shared experiences and advice from IT professionals from various IT careers. We are providing readers with a comprehensive guide to navigating the early stages of their IT careers. Inspired by a Reddit post and written by us at Support Adventure, this guide

remote help desk tier 2 job written on a laptop screen
Careers

Excelling at a Remote Help Desk Tier 2 Job

The career of a remote help desk tier 2 technician is not just about addressing IT issues but also about adapting to the changing technological landscape, mastering remote communication and collaboration tools, and contributing proactively to the overall IT health of an organization. This evolution makes it an exciting and

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Careers

Remote IT Technician – Job Description Guide

As IT professionals, you’re at the forefront of technological innovation, and the opportunity to work as a remote IT technician can be a game-changer for your career. In this guide, we, at Support Adventure, the remote MSP staffing company, will delve into why you should consider this path, how to

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IT Staff Outsourcing

How To Recognize Top Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Companies?

Make yourself comfortable and let’s start our talk about the world of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). We’ll talk about it in simple terms, using relatable comparisons, in a way that feels like chatting over coffee, not a stuffy boardroom meeting. So, sit back as we go over the topic together.

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IT Staff Outsourcing

Direct Staffing Alternative for MSPs

Traditional staffing methods can be restrictive and costly. They can make it difficult for MSPs to offer extended services, such as round-the-clock help desk support. This can lead to decreased service quality and even loss of clients. However, there is a tested solution for MSP helpdesks looking to better and

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IT Staff Outsourcing

IT Recruitment Agencies: How Can My MSP Benefit From Outsourced Recruitment

Introduction In the ever-evolving digital landscape, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are constantly seeking ways to streamline their operations, reduce costs, and improve service delivery. One area that has seen significant transformation is recruitment. More and more MSPs are turning to IT Recruitment Agencies to help them find the right talent.

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IT Support Staffing

7 Steps to a Great Workspace for Your Remote Staff

In today’s fast-paced IT environment, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are increasingly adopting remote work models. This shift necessitates rethinking workspace dynamics to ensure efficiency, productivity, and employee satisfaction. Let’s dive into how MSPs can create a better environment for their remote staff by focusing on aspects like MSP remote staff

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MSP Advice

IT Staff Training Best Practices

Without the right IT staff training, your MSP risks inefficiencies, miscommunication, and service delivery issues. These are real risks that can have serious consequences. With the decrease in the quality of service, loss of accountability, and delays, you can see your clients become dissatisfied which can result in losing them.

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ConnectWise

The Alternatives To ConnectWise Manage

Professional Services Automation (PSA) software plays an instrumental role in managing these crucial tasks and many of you out there are looking for ConnectWise Manage alternatives. ConnectWise Manage is popular among Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for its comprehensive set of features, but there’s a steep entry point for getting it

MSP Advice

Why PagerDuty Will Revolutionize Your MSP’s Help Desk… Especially for After Hours Service!

If your MSP isn’t using PagerDuty, or alternatively, OpsGenie… you are missing out on having smoother operations within your company. As an incident management system for notifications, PagerDuty is a game changer for managed service providers. It helps you stay on top of time sensitive tasks, after hours shifts, escalations

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MSP Advice

SEO for Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, SEO remains a cornerstone for MSOs aiming to enhance their online visibility. Understanding and implementing the latest SEO trends is crucial to stay ahead of the competition and attract potential clients. This article delves into the significance of SEO for MSPs and highlights the

MSP Advice

MSP’s Guide to Best Marketing Strategies and Tips

Don’t let the title fool you. This article will not provide you with a quick-fix solution that will generate leads for your MSP overnight. Instead, you will better understand how niche marketing for MSPs works, and how you can make it profitable for your company and clients.  This guide was

MSP Advice

How to Market your MSP (In House vs. Marketing Agency)

Marketing can be a significant pain point for a lot of MSPs. Some owners believe that marketing your MSP will not produce substantial results. Others consider it too complicated or expensive, but the truth is different.  There are tremendous benefits to investing in marketing, including acquiring new leads, increasing the

IT Staff Outsourcing

Remote Staffing in IT Support

The concept of remote staffing in IT support is not a new phenomenon. It has its roots in the early days of the IT industry when companies began to realize the potential of leveraging technology to provide support services from afar. This marked the beginning of a transformative journey that

Remote MSP Staffing: The Hybrid Helpdesk
IT Staff Outsourcing

Remote MSP Staffing: The Advantages of a Hybrid Helpdesk

The Hybrid Revolution: An Overview of Today’s MSP Landscape Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have become integral in the IT industry. They offer businesses a cost-effective way to manage their IT infrastructure, providing a variety of services including data storage, network management, cybersecurity, and IT support. But how has the growth

MSP Advice

Write Better Ticket Notes and Save Your MSP!

Thinking of scaling your MSP? Want to increase your revenue all while creating higher customer satisfaction? All of this is not possible without having great ticket notes. They are the backbone of any well organized MSP and help create stability and success. Here’s why: Detailed ticket notes create a system

IT Support Staffing

What is the Job Description for an MSP Service Desk Manager?

The MSP help desk is THE indicator of whether or not the whole company is functioning well. For this reason, there should be a service desk manager dedicated to optimizing the help desk’s workflow and quality of service provided so that the company can scale safely. The work of the

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Budget Travel

Top 10 Countries Where South African Rand is Strong

Whether you’re a digital nomad, a tech professional, or simply a wanderlust-driven individual, the value of the South African Rand (ZAR) against other currencies can open doors to incredible opportunities and adventures. For remote workers, understanding currency strength isn’t just about finding a holiday destination; it’s about identifying places where

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Digital Nomads

Reddit Remote Working Advice & Hacks 

From ergonomic setups to maintaining work-life balance, the comments in the Reddit post provide dealing with remote work some real-life insights and practical advice. This comprehensive guide compiles their shared wisdom, covering everything from workspace essentials to creative solutions for common remote work challenges. Whether you’re a seasoned remote worker

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Budget Travel

5 Cheap Sunny Winter Destinations by the Sea 

Winter doesn’t always have to be about snowflakes and cold weather. For those looking to swap their winter coats for swimsuits and enjoy the sun’s warm embrace, there are plenty of destinations where this dream can become a reality – without breaking the bank. Imagine living by the sea, where

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Digital Nomad Visa

Digital Nomad Visas 2024: Top Destinations and New Opportunities

As we step into a new year, the opportunities for digital nomads continue to evolve with more countries embracing this growing trend.  This guide will explore the latest and most popular digital nomad visas, providing essential information to help you choose your next remote work destination. Whether you’re a seasoned

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Budget Travel

Easy Digital Nomad Visas for South African Citizens

There are several affordable countries that offer relatively easy or flexible visa options for South African  digital nomads: Please note that visa requirements and processes can change, it’s always good to double-check with the country’s embassy for the most recent information and requirements. Please note that visa-free travel may be

MSP Advice

Best MSP Communication Policy Guide: Create a Clear and Easy-to-Follow System!

When you’re the owner of an MSP, you might have an inbox that’s full of all sorts of random messages from your clients and staff every day. On one hand, your phone is ringing constantly, and on the other, your chat notifications are firing off.  It can be absolute chaos!

MSP Advice

How to Improve Customer Service as an MSP

Customer support is the basis of good business! You can have an amazing product or service and the best technicians that are swiftly getting tickets off the table and still, there will be no guarantee that your clients will be happy nor that you will attract and keep the top-tier

Support Adventure

Support Adventure Reviews: Why people like working for Support Adventure

Are you thinking about joining Support Adventure as a client or a new employee, but are unsure if we would be the right fit for each other? Whichever category you fall under, you’ll find something valuable in this article. As a fully remote-operated MSP outsourcing company run by expats, our

Support Adventure

Support Adventure Location: Where are we located?

When looking into a company you’re interested in working with, you’ll most likely end up on their website’s ‘About’ page. Information you find there can be related to their goals, values, company history and of course, it’s location. But whenever someone asks us, “Where is Support Adventure located?,” our answer

Support Adventure

Support Adventure Reviews

Are you thinking about joining Support Adventure as a client or a new employee but are unsure if we would be the right fit for each other? You’ll find something valuable in this article in whichever category you fall under. As a fully remote-operated outsourcing company run by expats, our

Lifestyle

History of Support Adventure and its founder Eric Muth

Support Adventure – the expat-run MSP Staffing Company was founded on a strong company culture valuing global cooperation, consistent structure, and prioritizing a work and travel lifestyle. To better understand our values and growth, we must share with you the journey of our founder Eric Muth, from prodigal high school

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