Digital Nomad Tools | Our Resources & Recommendations

This page is for you if (a) you’re considering a location independent lifestyle yourself, or (b) you simply want to know what are the digital nomad tools people like us use to develop and support their online income initiatives?

Living life as a digital nomad family, we need and use a variety of digital nomad resources to help us fulfil our desire to live life to the fullest. In short, products and services, that keep us happy, healthy and sane(!) while we develop our digital nomad blog and online income opportunities.

Please note we only recommend products and services we personally use and/or know will be of significant value to our readers. A few are ‘forever free’, but most require some level of investment if you are to maximise their benefits.

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Our ‘Must Have’ Top Recommendations

These are the online resources in use day-in, day-out, week-in, week-out that help us run a location independent online business. Without them we would not have the ability or confidence to deliver something of value to the marketplace. Or that we could automate many aspects to gain the desired freedom we seek.

  • BlueHost logo
    BlueHost (webhosting and more)
    Your website needs to be hosted somewhere safe and secure. Bluehost have years of experience and make it incredibly easy to get a new site up and running with their one-click automatic WordPress Blog installation.
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    ConvertKit (email marketing & automation)
    It is vitally important to start building your own email list as soon as you can. (Don't be at the mercy of social media platforms). ConvertKit makes managing your email list and setting up automation easy and user-friendly.
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    KeySearch (keyword research)
    Your website will only be successful if it is found. Do you know what keywords people are searching for? Keysearch helps you find profitable, low competition keywords so you can start ranking today!

Lifestyle (Food, Travel & Accomodation)

Since we left behind the security and routines of a home, car and a local grocery store, the following services have all taken on more importance in our pursuit and enjoyment of location independence. If you want to live your life to the fullest, we highly recommend you give some of these services a try.

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    World Nomads Travel Insurance
    Simple and Flexible Travel Insurance. Buy at home or while traveling, and claim online from anywhere in the world.
  • Trusted Housesitters
    By offering your time and care for other's homes and/or pets for free, you can enjoy staying for free in locations world-wide.
  • AirBnB logo
    AirBnB
    Global accomodation options that often give us a chance to live as locals. And at prices that fit within our budget however low or high that may be.
  • Uber logo
    Uber
    We've thoroughly enjoyed not owning a car and the Uber app has made it easy for us to still enjoy getting around. Great alternative to taxis too.
  • 12Go Asian Bus & Train Travel
    12Go Asian Bus & Train Travel
    Travel Planning in Asia — Book Trains, Buses, Ferries, Transfers & Flights
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    iHerb
    Great overall value for natural products! As they ship globally it gives us a constant source of healthy food regardless of where we are in the world.

Digital Nomad Tools & Support

How to Make Money Online

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    How to Make Money From Blogging
    This book was a huge inspiration for us. It's short and gives you plenty of 'how to' so you can take action straight away. Author is a mother of 3 who transformed the families way of life.
  • Payoneer logo
    Payoneer
    Developing location independent income requires having a method to easily receive payments regardless of where you are in the world. Payoneer makes that possible (especially if you use Amazon's affiliate program).

SEO & Website Tools

  • BlueHost logo
    BlueHost
    Because they make it incredibly easy to get a new site up and running with their one-click automatic WordPress Blog installation
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    Envato-ThemeForest
    Wordpress themes and templates and more from as little as $2
  • KeySearch coupon
    KeySearch
    Keyword Research Made Easy! Find profitable, low competition keywords in seconds and start ranking today!

Email Marketing & Automation

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    TubeBuddy (for YouTube)
    TubeBuddy is a FREE browser extension that integrates directly into YouTube to help you run your channel with ease. Yep, work within YouTube to optimise and grow your channel.
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    ConvertKit Email Marketing
    As a ConvertKit Ambassador we know ConvertKit makes managing and automating email marketing easy and user-friendly. For example, tagging and segmenting our email subscribers.

Social Media

Social media has the ability to completely suck your time and energy. The following tools are all helping us use social media more efficiently and effectively. Most have a free entry level option which allows you to get going and become comfortable with a particular platform. However, as soon as you get some traction we recommend upgrading depending on the channel and need.

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    Tailwind
    We use Tailwind primarily to help automate our Pinterest accounts. It lets you schedule multiple pins and gives you the all-important analytics you need to be able to best decide what and when to pin.

Productivity

Time is the only properly defined limited resource applicable to us all. This makes it your most valuable resource and although you can’t manage time, you can manage how you use it. We use all the following tools and services on the principle that if you can save ’10 minutes a day’, you effectivley earn yourself a week a year! How valuable is that!

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    Insightly
    Insightly is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tool which we find very useful for managing follow-ups. They have a free version that you can use indefinitely depending how big your contact database and associated records.
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    GetFriday
    GetFriday is a Virtual Assistant company that can do any manner of jobs for you. We have been using them for years across different businesses and continue to use them now. Using a VA company means they replace the VA if a single person decides to move on.

If you’d like any feedback or insights about how we use any of the above digital nomad tools, please feel reach out to us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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