Nomad List 3.0

Find the best place to ❀️ live, πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» work, and πŸ’ƒ play

Nomad List is the biggest crowdsourced database of cities in the world analyzing 250,000+ data points to help you choose where to go next.

It also connects 10,000+ remote workers on a paid online social platform, as well as organizing meetups worldwide to connect digital nomads.

🌍 Find your ❀️ place

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πŸ‘‹ Hello Product Hunters! :) This is the third iteration of my side-project turned business and life's work called Nomad List. πŸ“– Story Nomad List started out as simple list of 25 cities for digital nomads to go with their internet speed and cost of living. πŸš€ Now Since then it's grown to 1,000+ cities and now features 250,000+ data points from air quality, to female safety, to how busy traffic is. This kind of data is always subjective, but I think I now have a shot at giving people a solid advice on which places to live, work or travel to based on their personality. Because, where you're born is not always where you end up. And that's the motto of Nomad List, to help you: 🌍 Find your place πŸ’° Revenue Nomad List makes money mostly from paid memberships. Most of the site is freely usable but to use any of the social features of the site like the chat, forum and travel planner, you need to pay. Users pay monthly, annual or once for a lifetime membership. A small part of money is made from on-page ads (like a sponsorship with Automattic). Revenue ranges from $15,000/m to $25,000/m via Stripe and PayPal. See It was profitable in its first month of launch. The model is offer something for free and then a small percentage % pays. With 900,000 monthly visits, about 200 pay and become a member. That's 0.02%. That seems low, but the site pays my bills and I don't want to bug people to sign up. They can do pay if they want to. Because I think the importance of this site existing is higher than me having high conversion rates. πŸ‘‰ Features βœ… A destination search engine with 100+ filters to pick cities βœ… Live flight prices for 100,000 flight routes from 1,000 cities to 1,000 destinations, directly bookable with one-click βœ… 250,000+ data points on 1,000+ cities from cost of living to power plug type to quality of life for families βœ… 25,000+ places to work (including coffee shops and coworking spaces) mapped in 187 countries βœ… Integrated neighborhood data for every city if you zoom in on the map (from Hoodmaps) βœ… A forum with over 1,000+ questions on destinations to go to and how to work remotely βœ… A chat (on Slack and web) with 1,000+ messages sent daily βœ… A trips planner where you can share your trips and see if other people are in the same place as you βœ… A social network of 10,000+ digital nomads, remote workers and travelers you can connect with βœ… 52+ official meetups per year all around the world and hundreds of informal meetups πŸ›  Making I coded, designed and built Nomad List alone in vanilla HTML, CSS, JS (with jQuery) and PHP. It's a collection of hundreds of PHP, JS, CSS files. I use a lot of old-fashion tech without frameworks like simple JS AJAX to PHP backend to SQLite databases. It's been a lot of work maintaining all diff mini-apps (like the Chat) and pages (like the Gear page) and making sure it's all bug-free. Luckily I get a lot of bug reports on Twitter and try to fix them ASAP. πŸ’– Thanks Thank you everyone for sending me messages of support, bug fixes and feature ideas! This is my πŸ‘Ά baby and I spent most of my time the last 3 years making this, thank you for being part of it πŸ™ƒ
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@levelsio solid shipping effort as usual 🚒
@levelsio Well done dude. This site is getting unbelievable. Nice video as well by the way πŸ‘
@levelsio Awesome job dude! So great. You definitely inspire the community to make and ship more than we thought we could -- thank you! (The video makes me want to go back to Southeast Asia very soon, too.) ✈️
Nice work Pietz! It's been fun to watch your psychological trauma unfold as you fought tooth and nail to get this finished. Good job for getting it out the door and accomplishing huge improvements across the board. What do you think will be the main focus of Nomad List 4.0 ?
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@johnonolan I'm pretty sure he's aiming for the moon πŸ€”
@johnonolan Migrating codebase to React
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@johnonolan Haha, thanks 😝 I think this is really, really, the final version for a long time. After this launch I will take some time off in 2018. I might come up with something new but it might just be a new product. I'd love to see how we can augment remote work and location independence with more advanced technologies outside web. So, not just Nomad List as a website necessarily. It's that first principles thinking: if Nomad List's goal is to make fixed location less important and have people move around more. Then how can modern tech help with that. Think AR/VR for example. Although they're hyped, there's still not a solid collaborative app for remote workers in those dimensions. How would it look? @aj_lkn and me discussed this a lot before. I'd love to experiment with that. So in that sense, if there is a Nomad List 4.0 or 5.0, it may not necessarily be a website anymore.
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Looking forward to v.4


The fact that it keeps growing and adding new locations and data


The interface is getting more and more confusing. NomadList 1.0 was the best of all. Much simpler and more intuitive to use.

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Thanks Robin! What parts of the interface can I minimize to make it more clean?
Exactly. Peiter stop changing the layout everyday. Just keep it simple as it was in the beginning. The website is lagging probably because of too much javascript. Remove the video from home page it is making the page even more slower. keep the filters at the top as before and maybe add a search filters function because there are a lot of filters now(it's good to have a lot filters but they do not need to be always visible). Just few suggestions because I love the nomadlist(paid member).
It's very inspiring how you are shipping all these years. It's hard to make one hit but much harder continue to make hits over time! And other cool thins that you are shipping every day by small steps! Compared to version 2 Nomad List become a product with multi-dimensions like from macro to micro like I starting to browsing tickets by nearest country after city price and finishing by checking the specific area of the city with HoodMaps. The video is amazing I feel goose skin after watching! Cheers man!!!!
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@andreyazimov Haha "goose skin"! 🐧 Thank you!
I just went to toilet, came back. Now you launched 3.0. Sending ❀️.