Most writers are, in practice, remote workers or location independent professionals because many work from home or from a peaceful location somewhere that is not home. Writers may also travel, or even call themselves digital nomads, if they spend some time on the road and stop somewhere to continue a writing project that is being processed at the back of the mind all time, anyhow.
Workfrom is a source of information for finding spaces to work, stay or perhaps getting a job that lets you work remotely. Workfrom conducted a survey with more than 1000 mobile professionals in order to understand what the trends and facts are among remote workers in 2017.
Here are some highlights from the survey:
7 out of 10 respondents said that the tools, such as laptop bags and standing desks are a top priority to ensure productivity in their work. Video conferencing tools such as Skype and WebEx were second, with project management apps like Asana and Trello third.
About half of the remote workers work on their own, without a support of a team. That’s a plenty of freelancers out there.
The majority of respondents (57%) who work on remote teams have colleagues in multiple time zones and countries. Remote employees, entrepreneurs and consultants/contractors were likely to be part of a global team.
Most remote workers indicated that they don’t have to work at an office at all, but 42% are working five or more days per week from their home offices.
Remote workers are interested in traveling. However, most prefer to see the world through coworking or coliving programs like Nomad House, Unsettled or We Roam—a short-term, flexible arrangement where they can meet like-minded professionals. These programs scored higher than volunteer/pro-bono opportunities, overseas retreats, ecotourism, and longer, structured travel cohort programs like Remote Year.
The infographics by Workfrom: