So I've been quite interested in the 'digital nomad' movement for about a year now. For those who don't know, a digital nomad (DN) is someone who works online and can work from anywhere with an internet connection. The most obvious example of a DN would be a freelance web designer or writer, but there are a whole array of other things people do to make money on the road. Anyway, I've always quite liked the idea of owning a forum, and a good one for the DN community does not as yet exist. There is a forum (Google 'digital nomad forum') but it's a bit naff and no one's posted in 2 months. One concern I have is the potential size of the forum - are there enough DNs (or potential DNs) who want to talk about stuff to justify the existence of a forum? Will there just be one post a month? The digital nomad sub-reddit is fairly active (one thread a day on average, I would say). The hardest thing, of course, will be gaining traction (i.e. users). I don't have a large personal following to leverage, any contacts or a huge marketing budget. Essentially, my strategy would be to tell as many relevant people as possible about it and hope it catches on. Which doesn't sound like the most sophisticated marketing strategy ever, I must admit. But then, the costs of getting started would not be great. You can buy forum software for a couple of hundred bucks, and I should be able to configure everything myself. Worst case scenario: I lose $500 and a bunch of my time, time I could have spent on other, more proven, projects. Best case scenario: I create something that people actually use and eventually find a way to make a bit of money from it. Thoughts?