Welcome to the Fulltime Nomad Resources section.
Below you will find a curated list of tools, services and websites we recommend for building and optimising your business. We’ve also included some of our travel recommendations to make digital nomad life easier.
We have tested and used EVERY resource on this page. Many of them have been CRUCIAL to the running of our business over the years, others have helped us make travel life easier.
Starting an online business of any kind is hard work and when you’re new it’s hard which tools are worth the time (and money!) and which ones aren’t. So we hope you find this list useful.
* By the way, it’s important for us to let you know that some of the links below are affiliate links. This means, we make a small commission if you do decide to purchase any of these tools (at no extra cost to you, of course.) Please know that we ONLY recommend tools here, that we have used and can stand by.
BLOGGING & WEBSITE
HOSTING & DOMAINS
Bluehost is one of the biggest and most well known hosting providers out there, and not without reason. They make it very easy to get started and their one-click WordPress Installation allows you to have your site up and running in minutes.
As a newbie business owner, we know you don’t have a ton of money to spend. We highly recommend using Bluehost for your first website because it’s so easy to set up and it’s cheap. You can get started for as little as $2.95 a month and that includes a free domain.
Click here to claim your exclusive Fulltime Nomad deal for BlueHost.
You don’t need to be a web designer to design a beautiful website. Elegant Themes makes this very easy and that’s we LOVE it. Fulltime Nomad and many of our other websites are built using the Divi Theme – which is one of the most popular themes for newbie bloggers.
Divi is easy to use but if you don’t love it, the Elegant Themes suite includes 70 different theme options so you’ll have plenty of choice. Plus, there’s a 30 day money-back guarantee so why not try it and see if you like it?
The other collection of themes we absolutely love and have used on our other websites is Studio Press. We’ve used the Genesis framework and found it very easy to customise and get the look we want, without having any IT or web design experience.
FREELANCE WORK & OUTSOURCING
We wouldn’t have a freelance business if it wasn’t for Upwork. Don’t listen to the naysayers – there is plenty of well paying work to be found on Upwork, in almost every field of work. Many of our existing clients came through Upwork and we’re still working with them!
Udemy is our go-to site for doing courses online. There are hundreds of courses on the site so you can learn anything from photography to social media marketing via a course on Udemy. Most courses are also very affordable (sometimes as little as $10) so you can learn a new skill without breaking your budget.
We’re huge fans of audiobooks. We like to listen to them on long plane journeys and at night before going to bed. We find Audible audiobooks a great way to keep up with books, even when your eyes are too tired to read a book.
Skyscanner is always the first place we go to search when we’re looking for flights. It aggregates flights from various airlines so you can easily compare costs and routes without having to visit a travel agent.
When we’re looking for hotels, Booking is always the first place we look. The site has a variety of places to stay, including hotels, hostels and small BnBs so we’ve never had trouble finding something we like. Many properties also offer free cancellation and you usually don’t have to pay until you arrive at the property so it makes life a lot easier.
Other Tools We Use
We want to share with you a few other tools we like to use in our business, that you might also find useful:
Project Management Tools – Asana, Trello
Calendars & Scheduling – Google, Calendar, Calendly, Doodle, YouCanBookMe, EveryTimeZone
Time Management – Toggl, Pomodoro Timer
Note Taking & Saving on the Go – Evernote, Pocket
Cloud Storage – Google Drive, Dropbox
Backup Services – BackBlaze, Mozy, BackupGenie ,Amazon Backup
Data Security HTTPS Everywhere, TorGuard, Cyber Ghost, LastPass, KeePass
Communication Tools – Skype, WhatsApp, Join.me, Slack, Boomerang
Getting Paid – Paypal, Stripe, TransferWise , Payoneer
For social media management and scheduling: Hootsuite and Buffer
Document signing: HelloSign
For content curation & saving links: Pocket, IFTTT
For managing our RSS feeds: Feedly
For managing our email list: Sendy, Amazon SES
For checking internet speeds: Speedtest
For keeping track of our receipts: Receipts app by Wave
For scanning documents: CamScanner
For music that keeps us productive: Spotify, Etihad boarding music
For taking screenshots: Jing
For image creation, editing & compressing: Canva, Fotor, TinyPNG