The Number of Digital Nomads Surged Again in 2021


The pandemic-driven seismic shift to remote led to continued strong growth in the number of American digital nomads in 2021. The 2021 State of Independence research study found that 15.5 million American workers currently describe themselves as digital nomads, increasing 42% from 2020 and 112% from the pre-pandemic year 2019 (click on the study chart below to…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News November 2021

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As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. OHSA Suspends Implementation of Emergency Temporary Standard The…

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Using cryptocurrency as a digital nomad

When it comes to connecting the world transnationally, the internet is today’s undisputed hero. And in a post-pandemic reality, an increasing number of people are harnessing the power of information technology and embracing a nomadic way of working and living. Since 2019 there’s been a 112% rise in American professionals who currently work and live…

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Studies show freelance workers value flexibility more than pay

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According to MBO Partners’ 11th Annual State of Independence in America, in 2021, 17 million people worked freelance full-time, 10.2 million worked part-time and 21.9 million worked occasionally as freelancers. More than 60% said it was their decision to become freelance and their choice came from the independence that freelance work offers. Job satisfaction was…

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Where do gig workers fit into the future of work?

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, millennials are becoming more prevalent in the gig workforce. A study by MBO partners saw that 38% of the current freelance workforce is made up of millennials. With the higher degree of autonomy and power to pick the gigs you want, there is a lot that can attract younger workers to these roles, especially when…

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First Ever Sizing Study Reveals 7.1 Million Americans Participate in the Creator Economy, Earning Money from Platforms Like YouTube, TikTok and Instagram

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-New research from MBO Partners shows that 7.1 million creators earn income from their work; the creator economy is 75% Millennial and Gen Z self-employed workers, 63% of whom work only part time in the creator space. AUSTIN, TX – November 16, 2021​ –A new study from ​MBO Partners® shows that 2021 is the year…

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The rise of ‘digital nomads’ in Greece


The new reality, introduced by the consecutive lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in combination with the robust networking infrastructure, through the completion of the licensing process of 5G networks, as well as the wider technological ecosystem in Greece has paved the way for exponential growth of the digital nomad population. 

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