Will 2021 be the Year Digital Nomads Rise Again?

Published date11 January 2021
Date11 January 2021
However, it has been discovered that Digital Nomads work harder than their colleagues working in offices. Based on several studies conducted by researchers, it has been found that remote workers are 13 percent more productive than their office-based counterparts. Apart from that, about 23 percent of digital nomads are always willing to work extra hours to complete a given task.

The year 2020 is characterized by the Coronavirus Pandemic; therefore, there was a lockdown in different countries. As such, many companies mandate their workers to work from home, leading to an increase in the number of remote workers.

Digital Nomads can carry out their tasks in exotic locations like the café of Paris, beaches, the suburb of Cape Town, and other destinations in past years. This year a lot of Nomads were forced to stay at home due to lockdown and restrictions. For instance, Start-Up Remote incorporation, established six years ago to promote this kind of work adventures, laid off most of its workers.

How has COVID-19 Affected those who Want to become Digital Nomads in the Future?

To qualify as a digital nomad, you have to change your location at least thrice within a year. No doubt, this requires traveling within or outside your home country.

The lockdown and travel ban occasioned by COVID-19 has prevented many people from moving freely from one location to the other. Those who want to become Digital Nomads in the future will have to cope with the followings drawbacks if the pandemic persists:

* Health Issues will become a bigger concern.

* Traveling by air will become more expensive and more challenging.

* Travelling will become slower.

* Some regions may be safer than others.

Most Optimistic Prediction for the Digital Nomads Lifestyle in 2021

The MBO partners conducted a survey on more than 3000 US adults. This organization offers services to independent professionals. The survey revealed that the number of Digital Nomads this year increased by 49 percent when compared to last year's figure. The number of Digital Nomads risen from 7.3 million last year to about 10. 9 million in 2020.

Furthermore, the working style accounts for about 7 percent of the United States Labor Force. And, it has been discovered that more people prefer to go about their daily work this work.

Considering the past increase in the number of Digital Nomads and workplaces' closure, more people are likely to embrace this lifestyle in 2021.

However, the movement of people might be restricted if...

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