I’ve put together a list of my top recommended resources I use to build, manage and grow my business while traveling around the world.
I personally use and pay for every single recommendation mentioned in this page.
I am only including the ones I’m 100% happy with. So I’m leaving out the ones I’m forced to use for lack of a better service.
Feel free to bookmark this page, as it will be continuously updated with new tools and resources.
Business & Blogging resources
My website is hosted on Bluehost. They make it super easy to get a new site up and running with their one-click automatic WordPress Blog installation.
Bluehost lets you hosts multiple domains, which means you don’t have to pay more for hosting when you are ready to add another site.
At 3.95$ a month, it’s very affordable and their customer support is great as well. Give it a try!
The pop-ups you see appearing on your screen when you click for a cool bonus or try to exit my website are all created with Optinmonster.
Optinmonster makes it incredibly easy to set up optins to capture leads (email addresses). It’s not the cheapest lead generation tool out there, but it’s certainly the best one.
It’s got the absolute best customer support I have every encountered to date (along with Convertkit’s support).
Convertkit is the tool I use to manage and build my email list.
It’s a full-featured email automation system that is very well designed and simple to use. You can segment your email subscribers into groups so that they can get content that is specific to their individual needs.
The customer support is the best I’ve ever encountered (along with Optinmonster’s support).
I once sent them an extensive list of 12 questions I was struggling with. I expected them to send me links to their support articles. They didn’t. They responded in no time with answers that were equally long and detailed.
They also offered to jump on a call to say hi and to make sure all my questions were answered.
I’ve been using Envato for years to purchase web templates.
I’ve always been very happy and found great value in their service.
Here’s the WordPress template I’ve used to build the EOTFLY platform.
I’ve been using Upwork extensively to hire freelancers to work on various tasks such as video editing, travel planning, translation, software development etc.
The platform is great for both freelancers that want to find work they can perform remotely and “employers” that are looking for talented freelancers that will get the job done in an efficient way.
Booking.com is a great resource I use to book accommodation while traveling around Europe.
It has a very user-friendly interface, provides a wide range of selection and most importantly it lets you book hotel rooms without having to put any money upfront.
Agoda is simply the best website to book accommodation in Asia.
It offers a very wide selection of hotel rooms at great prices.
When I travel around Asia, Agoda is the only platform I use for booking rooms.
This should be your primary accommodation website when booking rooms in Asia.
Expedia is a full-service online travel agency where you can book hotel rooms, flights, rental cars, tours etc.
Expedia is also one of the best places to search for holiday bundles where you can get your flight, accommodation and rental car offered as a “bundle pack” which will usually be much lower in price.
If I’m not staying in a hotel room, it means I’m living in an Airbnb.
Airbnb is by far the best way to experience life as a local in a new destination.
The platform connects homeowners who rent their homes to guests from all around the world.
You’ll get all the comforts of staying in a home while living like a local, at a fraction of the cost of a hotel room.
I’ve lived in Airbnb’s all around the world. In fact, I spent close to 5 months living in Airbnb’s in 2016 and even figured out a way to get 50% discount off your bookings.
I buy my travel insurance from World Nomads. They offer an impressive coverage for quite competitive prices.
The company is also recommended by Lonely Planet and National Geographic.
Tripadvisor is a travel website I use very often when I’m in a new destination.
Their app makes it very easy to find hotels, restaurants, and attractions that are well-rated by their users.
As soon as I land in a new destination, I always spot the best-rated restaurants and visit each one of them, which in turn makes for a memorable food experience.
99designs is a platform where dozens of talented designers from all around the world compete to deliver a design that best suits your creative needs – from logos, to complete web designs.
I first used the service in 2011 to create a logo for the carsharing startup I had launched. I’ve always been amazed at the talent pool and customer support delivered.
I use PicMonkey to edit and assemble the pictures I use for my blog posts.
I never had the patience to learn Photoshop and PicMonkey’s user-friendly interface makes it incredibly easy to edit pictures and do collages.
I won’t learn Photoshop as long as this tool is around!
Skitch (by Evernote) is an amazing app that works both on web and mobile.
This tool lets you use an existing picture, then add shapes, arrows, and texts to visually communicate ideas, share feedback and collaborate with friends and co-workers.
It’s free to use too!
Content creation resources
Grammarly is a free proofreading tool I use to have my content checked for grammar, punctuation, style and typos.
It’s very easy to use, and I find it to be an enhanced version of the classic “spell check” tool, which we are all familiar with.
Hemingway is by far my favorite tool when it comes to writing blog posts.
I use it in combination with Grammarly as Hemingway does not focus so much on the small details. It will let you know if there’s a spelling error here and there, but its main purpose is to encourage you to write more coherent sentences that are easy to read.
It will highlight sentences that are hard or very hard to read. Then it’s up to you to change the sentences. The tool also grades your writing, which in turn encourages you to become a better writer.
The web tool is completely for free. The desktop editor, on the other hand, is only 19.99$ (one-time payment).