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Study: Remote Workers Travel More and Earn More

Study: Remote Workers Travel More and Earn More

Ivana Shteriova
Fiverr released its second annual Anywhere Worker study in partnership with Censuswide. The survey was based on a sample of 2000 remote employees who worked in selected markets while traveling to at least two locations in one year.

The study reveals that remote workers traveled for extended periods and made more money as a result of the shifting economy that embraces remote work. The main reasons individuals have chosen to embark on the Anywhere Worker path include a desire for greater flexibility, adventure, and excitement.

Many have outgrown the 9–5 job setting, while others have gone through a personal transition or want to explore the world while working. Fiverr data also shows that workers who have worked remotely for under a year are more likely to combine work with travel than remote veterans.

Over 80% of those who already work while exploring destinations across the globe plan to continue doing so for up to five years. The same percentage of remote workers report switching locations at least every six months, up 10% from last year.

While the study shows that the results include all age groups, millennials comprise the largest share among digital nomads. The reason could be that this age group already has solid work experience, helping them score better-paid remote positions that allow for more work and travel adventures.

Women are more interested in the nomad lifestyle, with nearly 36% prioritizing flexibility, compared to 33% of men. More women (34%) compared to men (31%) have opted to work on the road because they grew tired of the nine-to-five grind. Fiverr’s sixth annual Freelance Economic Impact Report also showed that more women than men, in general, value freelance work over traditional forms of employment.

According to Fiverr, the most popular locations for Anywhere Workers are in Europe and the US. Spain is their favorite place to work and wander, followed by Portugal and Italy. New York and Texas are prime locations for remote workers in the US.

As much as 94% of individuals who work on the go report stable or increased income in the past year. The percentage of remote workers who have faced financial difficulties has gone from 79% to 64% this year, a significant plunge of 15% in just a year. Another recent study by Fiverr showed US remote workers earned approximately $286 billion in 2022, up 10% from 2021, and reported a positive attitude toward their financial security despite the slowing economy.

As its remote talent pool grows, Fiverr is continuously introducing solutions to make it easier for employers and freelancers to collaborate. Just recently, it introduced Fiverr Enterprise, an all-around talent management software for businesses spending at least $3000/month on the platform.

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