Couple of things to report regarding cyber-nomads – folks who work where they want to because they work online…
First, a site I ran into months ago, WebWorkerDaily, reports lots of interesting things about people who work online, and you might want to “check them out.” A recent article Web Work Continues Explosive Growth, for instance.
Second, they report on a study from World At Work, which among other things indicates almost 15 million Americans engage in teleworking full time. (You can pick up a PDF of the report by visiting their web site.) If I calculate correctly, that’s about 5% of the population.
And just this week, an article on WebWorker Daily entitled What Type of Web Worker are You? lists four types of nomadic “Web Workers.” I am a combination of Digital Bedouin and Telecommuter. Mostly I work from my home office, but with my phone (on GPRS) and a few visits to client sites, I really distribute my work quite a bit. And I’m completely capable of picking up and working from a remote location for days when I need to. So there goes the classification scheme right away!