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 dear parents

Invoicing and Bookkeeping: Xero*

Payment Processing: PayPal

International Transfers: Xoom*

Budgeting: You Need a Budget

Tax Advice and Preparation: Greenback Expat Tax Services

Email Marketing: ConvertKit*, Mailchimp

Signing PDFs and Sending Client Contracts: HelloSign*

Sharing Documents: Google Drive, Dropbox*

File Back-ups: SpiderOak, Dropbox*, Backblaze*, Time Machine (Mac only)

Note-Taking, Archiving Information, etc.: Evernote (get a free month of premium*)

Scanning: CamScanner (get a free month of premium*)

Editing, Writing, Data Collection: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

Mind-Mapping: Mindmeister*

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 SiteGround.)

Domain Registration: NameSilo*

WordPress Themes: Avada, Divi*, BuddyBoss + Social Learner

Site Backups: BackupBuddy

Membership Sites, Courses: S2Member, LearnDash, BuddyPress, bbPress

Selling Online Courses: Gumroad, WooCommerce

Communication: Skype, Google Voice, What’s AppZoom, Free Conference Calling

U.S. Cell Phone Plan: AT&T Go Phone

Hotspot Data Usage: TripMode

Productivity: Alfred, f.lux, RescueTime, Zapier*, IFTTT

Time Tracking: OfficeTime

Scheduling Appointments: Google Calendar, ScheduleOnce, World Time Buddy

Scheduling Social Media: SocialOomph*

Surveys/Forms: Typeform, Google Forms, Wufoo

Email Management: Gmail, Boomerang*

Podcasting: Audacity, GarageBand, Libsyn, Ecamm Call Recorder

Business Cards: Moo (get 10% off your first order*)

Track Missing Devices: Prey

Checking Wi-Fi Speeds: Speedtest.net

Finding Places to Work: WorkfromYelp

 

Check out the Resources page for some of the travel tools we use, as well as the tools I’ve created to help you live your own Nomadtopia.

What are your must-have tools for working from anywhere? Share your recommendations in the comments!