Best Online Marketing Tools, Apps & Resources – for Internet Entrepreneurs & Digital Nomads
My Favorite Tools
|Notion.so||AgencyEssentials||My favorite tool in the world. Runs my whole life & biz.|
|TRAVEL||Discount/referral links included where possible!|
|Budget Tracking Sheet||Travel||Riley’s LIVING EXPENSES CALCULATOR|
|Google Maps||Travel||Find places|
|Google Voice or Skype||Travel||Get a virtual phone # to receive SMS codes|
|Showaround||Travel||Find local tour guides|
|Workfrom||Travel||Find work cafes & coworking spaces|
|Airbnb, Booking, Agoda, Expedia||Travel||Find accommodation|
|Riley’s Gear List||Travel||https://kit.co/LivinThatLife|
|Airbnb||Travel||livinthatlife.com/airbnb – $30 credit for new users|
|Travel Insurance||Travel||I use SafetyWing|
|E-Visas||Travel||iVIsa – Get e-Visa process from any country.|
|Tytle||Travel||Taxes for nomads.|
|Discord||Social||Ask questions & network in my digital nomad group (dm for link)|
|TubeBuddy||Social||Been using for years to A/B test thumbnails & add tags|
|Wise||Finance||I use it for personal wire transfers. Fast & low fees.|
|Coinbase||Finance||I use it for auto-recurring weekly buys.|
|Schwab||Finance||The only checking account that reimburses ATM fees worldwide. Been using since 2020. Every month I get a $20-30 credit for any ATM fees. Awesomeee.|
|Mercury||Finance||Best bank for LLC’s. “Banking for the modern startup.” Free wires, recurring payments, add users, etc. Love it. Been using since 2021. What banking should be!|
|ClassPass||SE AsiaTravel||Finding workout classes w bundle packages.|
|GuavaPass||SE Asia||ClassPass competitor|
|InShot||Creative||My fav app for editing phone videos on the go|
|LINE||Thailand||Main messaging app in Thailand|
|Grab||SE Asia||Taxis & food. The Uber of SE Asia.|
|Foodpanda||Thailand||Food in SE Asia|
|Shoppee||SE AsiaThailand||Online shopping|
|Lazada||SE AsiaThailand||Online shopping|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred||CardsFinance||Best daily driver according to Trevor MileMethod. 3x points on most things. My normal daily carry. +75,000 sign up bonus. https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6f/SWWS8NIVF2|
|Amex Biz Gold||CardsFinance||Best card for Adspend: 4x points on your first $150k in adspend yearly. +70,000 sign up bonus. http://refer.amex.us/RILEYBqswi?XLINK=MYCP|
|Amex Platimum||CardsFinance||5x points on travel purchases. Many perks. Main benefit for me was is +100,000 sign up bonus. https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/RILEYBewBR?xl=cp15&mpt=v0|
|Amex Gold||CardsFinance||Personal Gold Card. +60,000 sign up bonus. https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/RILEYB0s6Ic?xl=cp15&mpt=v0|
|Chase United Explorer||CardsFinance||60,000 sign up bonus miles. https://www.referyourchasecard.com/215g/MUMP7906KC|
|Gamma.app||AICreative||Turns docs into beautiful presentations
|Merlin – YouTube Summarizer||AI||ChatGPT Chrome Extension. Summarize YT vids & get ChatGPT answers in google.|
|Summarize a YT video, turn into Slides||https://www.loom.com/share/2c44c837e94b49038a2ee6359ec56949|
Digital Marketing Tools
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|Best Email App||Combined inbox way better than Apple Mail or Gmail. The follow-up reminders have been a game-changer for me. Absolutely love it.||https://sparkmailapp.com/|
|Website themes||Dope WordPress themes starting at $49. I have bought multiple.||https://themeforest.net/|
|Website management||Monthly subscription for a website manager for design & tech tasks.||https://www.growmodo.com/|
|Auto Webinars||One time fee $97, far cheaper vs Everwebinar $299/mo.||http://livinthatlife.com/webinarkit|
|Fiverr||Quick hiring for digital tasks. i have used since 2013.||http://www.fiverr.com/s2/e03de5c4ee|
|Express VPN||I have tried many and always come back here, just works. 30 days free.||http://livinthatlife.com/expressvpn|
|AppSumo||Library of tools & apps|
|Coinbase||I use for crypto.|
|Mayple||Hiring digital marketing experts. Maily FB ads, Google Ads, Email & SMS marketing.|
|gocopy.ai||AI Copy re-writer and expander|
|copymachines.io||Part time copywriters|
|Smart URLs & QR Codes||I have used for years for QR codes on inserts.||https://geni.us/wrHFn68|
|Start an agency 101||Basics of the agency model.||https://livinthatlife.com/agency/|
|Proposals||Clean sexy proposals. I love it.||Qwilr|
|YouTube Streaming||Easy livestream platform, works like Zoom. Integrates with YT & FB live comments. Love it.||Restream|
|ECOM / SHOPIFY|
|High Ticket DS Course||https://ecommerceparadise.com/?ref=uunuawi0t|
|Video Editing Service||Unlimited video edits for $549/mo||Video Husky|
|Kickstarter course||My buddy’s course on Kickstarter if you have a dope product idea.||http://livinthatlife.com/kickstarterblueprint|
Pre Flight Checklist
Remote Job Sites
|UPWORK||FeaturedFreelance||Biggest freelance site|
|WE WORK REMOTELY||Featured|
|SKIP THE DRIVE|
|100 TELECOMMUTE JOBS|
|REMOTE JOBS CLUB|
|REMOTELY AWESOME JOBS|
|PROBLOGGER JOB BOARD|
|KEYLIME (International Development)|
|THE REMOTE NURSE|
This is a List of resources that I or my friends use –
This list is ever-updating. If you want to get updated with the newest resources, join The List. Also, comment your suggestions below and I’ll add them!
(if the resource has an affiliate program, I’ll link my referral link below. By using a referral link it doesn’t change the price of the service, it just gives the referrer (and many times, you) a cash bonus or discount)
Amazon Selling Resources & Tools
Everyone knows a market analysis tool is necessary for getting into physical product selling. So, What Market Research Tool Should I Buy? Viral Launch
Best Product Research Tool – Viral Launch
My Review:I think it’s the best Amazon market research tool – the chrome extension button is solid and reliable, and now they have a new Keyword Search Volume tool, which is a must have for product research. And I recommend it over JungleScout. It’s got everything you need for Amazon data – online tools, chrome extension, and even a search volume data. It’s nice cuz they offer other services like Amazon giveaways, product photography, and listing optimization. I’ve used literally every service from them. Yeah it may be a little more pricey than hiring a random freelancer, but you are paying for speed, convenience, and solid work every time. The product photoshoot they did for us was done on a beach and it looked stunning.
Best Amazon Sales & Profit Dashboard + Email Follow-Up – CashCowPro
My review: This it the best site I’ve seen for Amazon Sales Analytics, PLUS it’s got Follow-up Emails built in. The main page breaks down your sales #’s, ROI, Inventory etc. All the stats you need to see in one place. We use CashCowPro for our personal FBA biz daily. We’ve tried others, this seems to be the best and most comprehensive by far. It even includes customer Auto-Email automation, which is $29/mo alone on other platforms, like Sales Backer which we switched from. So at $99/mo, CashCow is actually a deal. We bought the yearly plan cuz, ya know, #BossShit. Sign up here for $15 off monthly!
Best bank account to receive Amazon payments in any currency – Payoneer – receive Amazon payments in your home currency at the best rates. Use my Referral link and we both get $25 after you transfer $1000.
Best China Sourcing Trip – Up for recommendations!
Best agency to register a US LLC for you – coming soon
- How much can you sell your FBA / Ecommerce business for? – Empire Flippers FBA Business Valuation tool
- How to prepare your Ecommerce biz for sale
Best Amazon FBA Course:
- The Amazon Method is the best course to start your Amazon business from A to Z.
Best Facebook Ads Course:
Best Digital Marketing Agency Course
- 30 Day SMMA – By my friends Jovan & Quentin. Start your agency in 30 days.
Best Intensive Mastermind Group to explode your Digital Marketing Agency
- Matt Laker’s Tribal Mastermind: read about it here
How to Start Freelancing
Getting started guide:
The Best Online Buiness Models for Beginners, Explained
Check out my new class on the Top 10 Best Online Business Models to make 6-figures online with little experience or cash invesment to work remotely and travel.
Travel Tools & Resources
Best Fintech Card with no foreign transaction fees – Revolut. I have several nomad friends who rave about this card – they send you a metal card, which holds all your cards in it. Switch which one is active in the app. I’ve joined the waitlist for the US launch, which they say is coming soon as of late 2019.
Best Travel Insurance – I signed up for SafetyWing. It was recommended to me as the best company that is the least hassle and has less payout complications compared to other companies who always get you on the technical details.
Travel Insurance Tips: in order to be covered for a motorbike accident, which is one of the more common things, especially in SE Asia, you must be sure of these things, otherwise you will NOT be covered and have to pay cash, for example for a $10,000-$20,000 surgery that a buddy just had to pay for a broken leg in Bali, because he did not have the intenational driverse license.
- You must have travel insurance, of course
- You must have an official International Drivers License / Permit.
- You must be wearing a helmet
- The bike can’t be more than 150cc
- You’re not covered if you are broke traffic laws like speeding, or doing wheelies
Booking.com – Booking.com seems to be a popular choice amongst hotels in Southeast Asia. I use it frequently to find cheap hotels. Use this referral link to get a discount on your first booking, cuz why not.
Book Onward Flights Tickets – I discovered this service that provides you proof of onward flight tickets, often required when you enter a country free as tourist on arrival, e.g. for Thailand or Bali! They only charge $5 bucks which is the cheapest I’ve seen.
Google Voice – Gives you a virtual phone number – I use it every day for receiving SMS verification codes & texting family. Have also used it many times to make international calls. Just top-up your balance and call worldwide.
ExpressVPN – My review: I even did a youtube video asking people in China for the best VPN for China or anything else, and this seems to be it. I’ve used & tested it. Works good. For mobile & desktop. Allows you to use YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Google, etc in China.
Thailand Travel Health insurance – no referral link, but this was recommended by a friend. I personally don’t currently pay for insurance.
My Chiang Mai Travel Guide – for visiting and digital nomads
My Bangkok Travel Guide – for visiting and digital nomads
Guava Pass – for Gyms in Asia – When I move to a new big city like Bangkok, there are lots of gyms to choose from, and drop-ins can be expensive. With Guava pass you can pay one price and get access to multiple gyms, so you can try out different stuff and see what suits you. I’m trying it now in Bangkok! Also in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore. Get $20 off with my referral link!
ClassPass –*Update November 2018: ClassPass is now in Bangkok! They are offering First Month FREE for a limited time, so use my referral link to sign up and also get a discount. I’m using my free month now, and they have a couple CrossFit gyms on there yippee!
Social Media & Design
Schedugram – Bulk schedule Instagram posts! I’ve been using Schdugr.am for over a year – Get $5 off
Envato Market – Good design templates, for everything.
Canva.com – Make great designs for free. I’m using this more and more for Amazon images and marketing stuff. Great stuff.
Free Stock Images & videos – https://pexels.com and https://videos.pexels.com – limited selection but free.
IFTT – autopost your IG posts to FB, YouTube posts to WordPress, etc.
Bulk resize photos! – Lifesaver.
BuzzSumo – Find Trending articles & content in your niche, and find influencers –
Best Digital Marketing Tools
Email Marketing: Active Campaign – I switched from MailChimp and.. oh my. Miles ahead. Miles easier. SUPER simple DRAG AND DROP flow – easy to create auto campaigns, forms, etc. I’ve integrated it all over my blog. I’m a fanboy of ActiveCampaign lol. Use this link to sign up.
Quiz Builder: Interact – Quiz Builder, Giveaway System & Polls – I use this on my blog to grow my list & learn about my audience – and quite frankly I’m super stoked about it! Super clean look and feel and SUPER easy to setup. Feels just like ActiveCampaign with the drag & drop, and integrates super easily with the tag system – so you can know all about people’s interests from the quiz, then send out segmented emails later. Click here to sign up for the best deal!
WordPress themes: ThriveThemes – WordPress themes for marketers. I switched to a Thrive Themes template for my blog – it’s optimized for marketers. They sell the whole package with everything you need. I’m stoked about it.
ClickFunnels: The best landing page maker, sales pages, ecommerce page, and online course platform. I use it to sell my E-commerce products via FB ads, and for my online course funnel and backend membership. Go here to get a 14-day Free ClickFunnels Trial.
TubeBuddy – the best YouTube optimizer and automation tool
Facebook Ads Tools:
Facebook Ad Library – search for examples of Facebook Ads in your niche to emulate! See what other successful companies are running.
Random Tools & Plugins
The Best Video Speed Controller – (Chrome Extension) great for webinars where the controls are hidden. Crucial! Allows you to skip ahead and speed up.
Time Doctor – Track the work time of your team, via screen logs. Like upwork, but it’s not for payroll, just so everyone can track their work time for productivity & analysis.
Zoom conferencing – Group call & screen share app I like.
Best Writing Outsourcing Service – BudgetWord.com: High Quality writing services for the best prices. From ecommerce copywriting to blog article writing to social media content to ebook ghostwriting, they do it all.
Best Freelancer Site – Freeeup.com! Unlike Upwork, they review your posting and recommend the top 1-3 freelancers for you, instead of having to look over dozens of applications. Then you skype chat with the applicants from there. It’s free to post a job. My boi Matt Laker recommended Freeeup to me because they specialize in Amazon FBA experts. But they also have experts in everything.
Upwork.com – I’ve hired multiple people from here for short term and longer term jobs – customer service, packaging, Amazon PPC management, video editing etc.
OnlineJobs.ph – I’ve had a friend who found a rockstar Filipino VA here and couldn’t recommended it enough.
Freelancer.com – I pay my one of my video editors thru here – get $20 credit with my link
LibertyVA’s – Now for crypto tasks only. Hire the best VA for your cryptocurrency project.
Books to Get – (Start Your Free 30-day trial on Audible)
The 4-Hour Workweek (‘Digital Nomad Bible’) by Tim Ferriss
Also recommended by Tim Ferriss – Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Travels with Charley (rec by a friend)
Cheers guys! What are your favorite resources? Put them in the comments and I just might add them to this page:)