The Tools I Use to Work from Anywhere
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 keep Nomadtopia and Nomad Editorial running no matter where I go. Last updated September 2022.
(Note: Links with an * are affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and make a purchase, 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.)
Online Tools and Services
Task Management: Asana
Password Management: LastPass*
Mail: My parents (thanks, Mom and Dad!) and Traveling Mailbox*
Invoicing and Bookkeeping: Xero
Budgeting: You Need a Budget*
Tax Advice and Preparation: Gracefully Expat
Banking: Capital One Spark Business Checking and Savings, Chase credit cards
Editing and Writing: Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Website Hosting: SiteGround*
Domain Registration: NameSilo*
Site Backups: BackupBuddy
Online Community/Membership Site/Courses: Mighty Networks*
CRM (Customer Relationship Management): Streak*
Time Tracking: OfficeTime
Scheduling/Posting to Social Media: SmarterQueue*
Email Management: Gmail, Boomerang*
Tracking Missing Devices: Prey
Health Insurance: SafetyWing*, plus local insurance in Mexico where we spend most of our time
Checking Wi-Fi Speeds: Speedtest.net
Links with an * are affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and make a purchase, 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.
13-inch MacBook Air (2022, M2 version en route to me in Mexico after nearly eight years with my MacBook Pro!)
Western Digital My Passport* 2 TB external hard drive
USB flash drive
Apple wireless keyboard
Roost* laptop stand
Apple battery charger + batteries
Audio-Technica ATR-3350* lavalier microphone
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