Two weeks ago I asked you to fill in the survey on Location Independence and Digital Nomads set up by freepursuits.com and locationinedependent.com. Well, the two weeks has passed and the result are in.
268 people took the survey that was promoted by a group of lifestyle design bloggers. Of course I immediately took a look at the section where all these blogs were mentioned to see how many people actually know about my blog.
Among the people aspiring to become location independent (n= 174) 4 are regular readers, 10 are familiar with this blog and the rest never heard of my blog before.
Among the people who are already location independent (n=94) also knows as LIP’s 2 regular readers, 7 are familiar with this blog and again, the rest has never heard of my blog before.
A quick scan over all the locations tells me there are 4 people who are currently located in The Netherlands who filled in this survey and I’m one of them. A useless fact, but still…
Well, there are a lot of readers out there in this niche I still need to convince to read my blog don’t you think?
What more is the survey telling us
- There are only 3 people in the survey who seem to be taking part in Project Mojave.
- The vast majority of aspiring LIP’s are full-time employee and work their ass off (40-60 hours a week)
- Within the already LIP there’s a also a high number of hard workers although self-employed. So far for the myth of the 4 hour workweek. Only 8 claim to work less than 10 hours a week. By contrast 15 work more than 50 hours a week.
- The most common jobs among the LIP are web design, marketing and writing, Corbett (Freepursuits) wrote about 64 ways the location independent earn a living yesterday.
- One LIP is a professional poker player
- Internet is vital for the LIP to earn a living. (But we knew that already didn’t we?)
And now the most important question that was asked those who aspire to become location independent:
“What could the blogs you read provide you with or write about to help you achieve your lifestyle goals.”
Now this is where things get interesting and to me it’s one of the most valuable part of the entire suvey.
What you’ve asked for
- Success stories and case studies
- Money management
- Support & encouragement
- Technical aspects of the digital nomadic life
- Networking with digital nomads (Apparently there is a need for a true online community)
- Practical tips
- How to’s/tutorials
Is I’m part of the lifestyle design community it’s up to me and my fellow bloggers in this niche to answer the questions people have. Now that we have a good view on what it is you people want to know we can write more specifically about those subjects.
The two biggest fears I’ve concluded from the survey are failure and running out of funds. (although that could be called failure as well). Tomorrow I’ll provide you with a full list of all the fears people have named in the survey. This list is has a few recurring themes and provide it just to show you you are not alone with your fears. We all suffer from them and there’s no need to give up just because of those fears.
Of course I’ll writing about stuff inspired by this survey, and as you’ve come to expect from me, I’ll make sure to put zen into it.
I want to thank everyone who took part in the survey, if there is anything else you want to know about the results that I didn’t cover I’ll gladly provide you with answers. All the participating blogs have received the results from the survey to you can expect them to write about this as well.