It can take a lot of different systems, services, and tools to successfully work from anywhere, but the technology available today makes it totally doable and relatively stress-free. (Things have come a long way since I first started out in 2005!)
Here’s as close as I can get to a comprehensive list of all the tools I use to run my businesses no matter where I go.
(Note that links with a * are affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission or other credit/benefit—and you may also get free credits or access to special deals. There is no extra cost to you, and every little bit helps support Nomadtopia.)
Task Management: Asana
Password Management: LastPass*
Paper Mail Back Home: My parents (thanks, Mom and Dad!)
Invoicing and Bookkeeping: Xero*
Payment Processing: PayPal
International Transfers: Xoom*, TransferWise
Budgeting: You Need a Budget*
Tax Advice and Preparation: Greenback Expat Tax Services
Signing PDFs and Sending Client Contracts: HelloSign*
VPN: Private Internet Access*
Website Hosting: A Small Orange (This is probably the only tool on this list that I don’t necessarily recommend; their hosting is fine, but support is very techy and not always helpful. I will probably switch to another host when my subscription runs out. I’ve heard good things recently about FastComet and SiteGround.)
Domain Registration: NameSilo*
Site Backups: BackupBuddy
U.S. Cell Phone Plan: AT&T Go Phone
Hotspot Data Usage: TripMode
Time Tracking: OfficeTime
Track Missing Devices: Prey
Checking Wi-Fi Speeds: Speedtest.net
Check out the Resources page for some of the travel-related tools we use, as well as the tools I’ve created to help you live your own Nomadtopia. Learn about all the gadgets and other items I travel with by checking out the Nomadtopia Packing List.
What are your must-have tools for working from anywhere? Share your recommendations in the comments!