Recommended Tools and Resources

I’ve set up this page to answer many of your questions about what we use to live and work remotely as Digital Nomads.

Everything on this page, we (ie my girlfriend and I) have personally used (except for World Nomads as we use an Australian insurance provider for now). I will never recommend anything that I don’t think is valuable, the only thing I ask is if you’re going to sign up for it anyways, please use my links so I can get credit for referring you.

I also suggest you bookmark this page and revisit every now and then as I will continue to update this page with new recommendations as I find them.

Business Tools

UpWork: What I use to find clients

UpWork is a freelance marketplace where I find the majority of my freelance work. It’s also the first place I turn to whenever I’m looking at hiring other freelancers.

Elegant Themes: What I use to build websites for clients

Elegant Themes is a premium WordPress theme provider with which I’m subscribed to. Their Divi theme is my go-to when building client websites due to it’s easy visual builder tool.

NetOrigin: The company I use for hosting

I’m very happy with the quality and service of Perth-based hosting provider, NetOrigin. Now that I have a reseller account, I simply open a new account each time I try out a new website and doesn’t cost me any extra.

Travel Tools

AirBnB: What I use to find accomodation

Although it’s not as crazy cheap as it once was, AirBnB is still our #1 choice for longer-term stays or when we want to rent out an apartment instead of a hotel.

UBER: The best alternative to taxis (almost) anywhere in the world

The world’s most famous ride-sharing app. We use Uber virtually everywhere as an alternative to Taxis

World Nomads: The travel insurance for long-term travellers

People often ask me what I do for health insurance while travelling and working and the answer is simple, travel insurance!

Many providers require you to make distinct ‘trips’ where you leave and enter your country once on either end. World Nomads on the other hand, is an international provider that covers long-term travellers where ever they are on their journey.

Tools for Learning New Skills

Udemy

Udemy is a massive online course marketplace that I use to find courses on any number of topics. (Courses I’ve taken on Udemy are mentioned below)

Skillshare

Skillshare is a similar platform to Udemy but with a very different business model.

Consider Skillshare the ‘Neflix of e-learning’. You pay one small subscription fee each month and get access to their entire library.

I’d especially recommend Skillshare for those looking to learn creative skills as that’s the area in which I see teachers shining on the platform.

Treehouse

Treehouse is the website I recommend for learning to code. The library is growing constantly and they have learning paths for every developer career from web to mobile apps.

Books

The 4 Hour Workweek

This book is an absolute must-read for anyone considering the digital nomad lifestyle. No book has inspired more digital nomads than this one book and although written in 2007, this book has opened up a lot of people’s mind to the possibility of what many consider the new way of doing business.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Probably the most influential book I’ve ever read. A great framework living an extradorinaiy life, one where you create your own rules and pursue your own personal mission. Highly recommended!

Life Changes Quick

The squel to ‘12 Weeks in Thailand‘ and a book which I found very relevant for living a location independent lifestyle specifically in Thailand. I enjoyed reading Johnny’s open and frank discussion about how he got started in online business.

How to Travel Full-Time

Dane and Stacey’s packed guide on How to Travel Full-Time is a great beginners resource to learning all the ways to make money online and become a digital nomad.

Dane and Stacey have been doing the digital nomad thing for years now and they compile all their knowledge of being a nomad in this one book. Definitely worth it for those just getting into location independence and travel.


Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are ‘affiliate links.’ This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. This is however at no extra cost to you. You’d just be helping me out 🙂

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