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Useful links, apps and tools for Digital Nomad Girls

These are our all-time favourite resources: tools, services, apps, events and more to help you on your Digital Nomad journey. We’re currently updating this page, so please check back soon for more info!

Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase or subscribe to a product or service after clicking the link, I receive a commission at no extra cost to you. This helps me run this website, definitely a win-win 🙂

 

Website Tools

When I first started out as a freelancer and digital nomad, one of the first big hurdles I had to overcome was building a website for myself.

That’s why I wrote a blog post about Why Every Digital Nomad Girl Needs a Website and Everything You Need To Get Started, where I share in detail my favourite tools.

I swear by WordPress, although I totally get that there’s a learning curve involved. Why do I recommend it anyway, over tools like Wix or Squarespace? Because a WordPress website will grow and evolve with your business, no matter how much it changes. AND because you own all your content, and nobody else. I find this incredibly important for online business owners.

WordPress Hosting

My favourite WordPress hosting service is Siteground because of their amazing customer service (they’ve helped me so much, even with non-hosting related stuff), their performance and affordable price tag. Hosting starts at only $5.95 per month, check it out here.

WordPress Theme

Once you’ve got your hosting sorted you can get started designing and building your very own WordPress website. But first, you need a theme.

My absolutely favourite theme of all time is the Divi Theme by Elegant Themes. It’s super easy to use with its own drag-and-drop builder, there are tonnes of tutorials and resources out there because it’s one of the most popular themes AND you can use it on as many websites as you want, even client websites. Check Divi out, I’m sure you’ll love it too!

Membership Plugin

If you want to build your own membership site, just like the DNG Inner Circle, I recommend using the Memberpress plugin for WordPress. It’s pretty simple to use, compatible with all themes and really flexible.

Digital Nomad Banking & Budgeting

If there’s one thing nomads love talking about it’s wifi, languages and time zones. Oh yes, and banking! Many traditional banks still have not caught on to the digital economy which can make banking around the world tricky. Thankfully there are some great online banking solutions out there, here are my favourites:

Transferwise

If you’re a freelancer and receive money in Dollars, Euro, British Pounds, Australian or Canadian Dollars, chances are Transferwise could be the perfect solution for you. Not only are their international transfer fees ridiculously low (like seriously, how do they even make a profit?) but they also offer you borderless bank accounts, which means you’ll get a bank account in different countries so you don’t have to pay any fees for receiving money from international clients. They also have business accounts.

Use this link to get your first ÂŁ500 worth of international transfers for free!

Trail Wallet

This app is gold when you need to track expenses across multiple currencies.

The Only 3 Social Media Tools You Need

Social media is a crucial aspect of most online business, but it doesn’t have to take up hours every day. Here are the only 3 social media tools I use to run my business:

SmarterQueue

SmarterQueue is my favourite tool to schedule posts for Facebook and Twitter. It’s just as powerful as Meet Edgar, but costs a fraction of it. You can re-share evergreen content so your blog posts get the love they need regularly. Get a free month’s trial by using this link. 

Tailwind

Tailwind is your Pinterest power tool. It lets you schedule all your pins by time and to multiple boards. It is really powerful and will get help increase traffic from Pinterest, even by just investing an hour or two per month. Get a month for free using this link.

You can also use it for Instagram, but I use Planoly for this (see below 🙂

Planoly

Planoly is my favourite Instagram planning and scheduling tool. It’s beautifully laid out, super easy to use and you can preview what your grid will look like. You get 30 uploads per month for free and can schedule all your posts and even Instagram Stories in advance.

Digital Nomad Retreats & Events

There are so many new digital nomad events popping up that I can barely keep up! So here are a few of my favourite, I might be slightly biased, haha!

Digital Nomad Girls Retreats – Our very own girls-only retreats in Europe and soon beyond!

7in7 Digital Nomad Conference 

The only conference for experienced digital nomads! There will be 7 conferences over 7 years on all 7 continents and yes, Antarctica is happening 2022! I can’t wait! The next one is happening in October 2018 in Medellin, Colombia. Get your ticket here!

Nomad Train

Have you ever wanted to cross Russia on the trans-Siberian railway? Well, now you can share the experience with a bunch of digital nomads aboard Nomad Train!

Digital Nomad Health

Gynopedia is a free resource for sexual, reproductive and women’s health care. It’s a wiki, so anyone can contribute or edit information. You search for a city and Gynopedia provides information related to birth control, emergency contraception, STI tests, gynecologists, abortion clinics and more.

A great article about ergonomic working as digital nomads.

Informative article about the potential psychological effects of the digital nomad lifestyle for some people.

A complete guide to health insurance for digital nomads – exactly what it says on the tin, but always check with your country’s policies and insurance providers to double check.

Coliving Spaces Around The World

Sun and Co. located in sunny Javea on the Costa Blanca in Spain

ReStation Coliving in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Female owned and run, they have hands down the best community in Las Palmas. Maria organises 4 weekly events plus special events.

The Sun Desk, Taghazout, Morocco, a laidback surf town

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