Start Here / Digital Nomad Resources
Just 4 years ago, I was literally sleeping on the couch for a year in a small apartment that I shared with Parker, just watching all these YouTube videos, DREAMING of being a digital nomad. At the very lease, just to be able to get up when I want, go to a Starbucks, and get my work done on my own time. Now, I'm literally writing this from a Starbucks in Thailand. 😅
My YouTube channel started just as a way to save my 'vacation videos', but as it's grown into a community, my goal now is to help as many people as possible 'break free' – to get to where they want to be.
Because if there's anything that my journey shows, it's that a regular guy can figure something out and make money online – transition into a 'remote career'. You don't have to be a computer genius! And with an 'online career', not just is it a great career option if you love to travel and have freedom of schedule, but there's also big opporunity to make MILLIONS on the internet. In the big picture, the internet is still BRAND NEW!
So whether it's with Freelancing, Amazon FBA (what I do), Drop shipping, Affiliate marketing, Kindle publishing, Personal coaching, or fucking teaching english online – I wanna provide my tips, thoughts, experiences & advice to help you break free from your J.O.B. (just over broke)
Because we all have the same goal – to start living life on our own terms, and start making some passive income, so we can have more time to spend on our passions. And once we have lots of time to work on our passion projects, we can eventually can figure out a way to make money doing what we love – then we never have to 'work' again.
My vision is to create a questionnaire that will pick your brain and spit out my best suggestions for what kind of online business might be viable for you. That's coming soon, so in the meantime feel free to join the email list, and/or post any questions in the LivinThatLife Community Facebook Group.
List of resources that I use 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)
Finding a business model
Take my new Quiz! Which business model is right for you? – http://livinthatlife.com/#quiz
The Top Ways Digital Nomads Make Money Online – http://livinthatlife.com/ways-to-make-money-online-2018/
Amazon Selling Resources & Tools
The October 2018 China Sourcing Trip by RapidCrush – If you are interested in taking your Amazon FBA Biz to the Next Level – A friend has been a part of RapidCrush for some time and recommends it highly. Learn more here!
Amazon FBA Private Label step-by-step video course (my course) – theamazonmethod.teachable.com – monthly membership
Book a Product Advising coaching call with me – theamazonmethod.teachable.com – select the coaching option
CashCowPro - Amazon Sales Data / Auto Email software – it's got it all. We use CashCowPro for our personal FBA biz. DAILY. We've also tried others, this seems to be the best and most comprehensive by far. It even includes Auto-Email setup, which is $29/mo alone on other platforms, like Sales Backer which we switched from. So at $50/mo, CashCow is actually a deal. We bought the yearly plan cuz, ya know, #BossShit.
https://app.cashcowpro.com/r/89422b [aff link]
Viral Launch – Product Research tool AND [new] Search Volume tool – I've used literally every service from them. 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. Use this link for the best deal
They offer proAmazon giveaways, product photography, listing optimization 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. Use this link for the best deal:
Merchantwords.com - Amazon keyword research tool that I use all the time. https://www.merchantwords.com/offer/friendsofskip
Contest & Giveaway viral promo tool
UpViral - The Ultimate Viral Referral Marketing Platform – I signed up for this recently and exited to put it into action. Helps you grow your email list by doing giveaways and contests where, the more people share the contest on social media, the better the chances they have of winning. #winning – upviral.com
Payoneer - receive Amazon payments in your home currency at the best rates.
Referral link - we both get $25 after you transfer $1000.
How much can you sell your FBA / Ecommerce business for? - Empire Flippers Valuation tool - https://empireflippers.com/valuation-tool/
How to prepare your Ecommerce biz for sale - https://www.shopify.com/blog/how-to-prepare-your-ecommerce-business-for-sale
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.
ThriveThemes – 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.
AdSpresso - search for examples of Facebook and Instagram Ads in your niche - https://adespresso.com/ads-examples/
TubeBuddy - the best YouTube optimizer and automation tool
Freelancing mini course - https://ndoherty.com/3m1k/
Booking.com - Booking.com seems to be a popular choice amongst hotels in Southeast Asia. I use it frequently to find cheap hotels. My referral link is attached cuz why not. https://www.booking.com/s/27_8/b909629a
Thailand Travel Health insurance
Chiang Mai Guide - full Chiang Mai guide coming soon.
ExpressVPN - Best VPN for China or anything else. I’ve used & tested. Works good. For mobile & desktop.
referral link: http://www.expressrefer.com/refer-friend?referrer_id=14144980
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. https://market.envato.com
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.
IFTTT helps your apps and devices work together - IFTTT http://IFTT.com
Bulk resize photos! - Lifesaver - https://bulkresizephotos.com/
BuzzSumo - Find Trending articles & content in your niche, and find influencers - http://buzzsumo.com/
Other good stuff
Zoom conferencing - Group call & screen share app I like - https://zoom.us
Google Voice - voice.google.com 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.
Work Time tracking - timedoctor.com
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 – OnlineJobs.ph
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 libertyvas.com
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)