Fiverr and Lonely Planet Introduce First “Anywhere Worker” Study, a New Generation of Workers Successfully Combining Work and Travel. 90% of respondents shared that their earnings increased or remained stable since becoming an Anywhere Worker
The company that’s revolutionising how the world works together, Fiverr International Ltd and the world’s leading travel guidebook publisher and digital media company, Lonely Planet are have teamed up together. The Anywhere Workers, a new generation of workers, have been interviewed in a new survey released today. The Anywhere Workers are classified as people who work remotely while traveling from at least two locations, domestic or international, throughout the year. This new era of travel and work has led 1,400 Anywhere Workers from around the world, including 67 nationalities, to share their experiences.
As a result of the pandemic, people have made a significant shift in the way they live and work. In today’s society, living a nomadic lifestyle is not confined to individuals in their early 20s with a disposable income, but has become a normal part of life for a much larger segment of society. Families, couples and groups of friends who wish to work and travel simultaneously fall into this category. As well as wanting more flexibility and autonomy, these workers chose a lifestyle enabled by remote work.
Key finding from this study include –
- Anywhere Workers aren’t just limited to Digital Nomads
- 54% of Anywhere Workers also identify themselves as remote workers, someone who travels but isn’t limited to a single office location
- Over 60% of Anywhere Workers are working full-time, but are still able to travel to and work in different locations
- About 25% of Anywhere Workers consider themselves to be Slomads (i.e. someone who works remotely and travels to different locations, sticking to one or more locations for extended periods)
- Living the Anywhere Worker lifestyle has never been easier, with more companies offering remote work options
- 98% of Anywhere Workers plan to continue working remotely and traveling for at least another 6 months
- 84% of Anywhere Workers have jobs that support their desire to travel while working
- Majority of Anywhere Workers work across a wide variety of industries, including IT, Engineering, Consulting, Business Intelligence, Architecture/Interior Design, and Digital Marketing are the most common
- Cost of living, job opportunities for their partner/spouse/family/people they are traveling with, and a solid internet connection are the top priorities for Anywhere Workers when considering their next location
- These workers are looking for places that are affordable but also realistic in terms of finding work for their families or partners
- Local culture and weather conditions were also among the top priorities, but cost of living takes the lead (33%)
- A distinction from ‘Digital Nomads’, Anywhere Workers are also looking for locations that provide education facilities for their children. This points to a larger trend that Anywhere Workers are still choosing to work and travel, despite having families
- Almost half of Anywhere Workers (45%) are married and 70% are parents
“There has been a revolution in the way we work and where we work for millions of people around the world over recent years, and we can largely attribute this to the pandemic. More people from every walk of life are taking the opportunities that remote work and platforms like Fiverr, offer them to travel the world, and experience new ways of living,” said Gali Arnon, Chief Marketing Officer at Fiverr.
Nitya Chambers, SVP of Content and Executive Editor for Lonely Planet then continues to say “At Lonely Planet, it’s thrilling to embrace this new reality where our human desire to travel and explore is an effortless extension of how we live. The Anywhere Worker’s drive for purpose, connection, and true meaning is part of Lonely Planet’s DNA. We can’t wait to join them on their journeys with unique content, services, and experiences.”
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