Our favorite free and premium tools can be found below…
We thought it could be helpful to create a resource page that you can come to for all your location independent needs. We will add to it as we locate new helpful resources, so be sure to bookmark this page.
FYI: Please note that some of the following links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. All of these companies we fully recommend and many are products/services we use ourselves. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or they will help you achieve your goals.
Last Updated: February 10, 2013
World’s largest RV club. Offers campground discounts and more!
Emergency roadside assistance for RVs and cars.
RV mail forwarding service based in South Dakota. We use them.
World’s largest supplier of RV parts, supplies and accessories.
Free 2-day shipping on eligible items. Streaming movies and TV.
Convenient online banking, no longer just for military.
Free internet radio. Personalize it to discover new music.
Streaming movies and TV shows online. Offers a free trial.
Helps you remember everything and keep it organized.
Keep your files handy everywhere, syncs with the Internet for safety.
A simple browser-based
All-in-one personalized dashboard. Similar to iGoogle.
Computer Protection Software
Free antivirus and anti-spyware security software.
Free malware remover, including spyware, adware, and more.
Free anti-malware software. Fast and effective malware removal.
Searches your entire computer for malicious software.
Websites and Blogging
#1 Blog Publishing Platform. It’s free and easy to use. We use it!
This is the WordPress theme we use on The Digital Hippies.
Leading premium themes for WordPress, with some free themes.
Easy to use. 1-click WordPress installation. TDH is hosted here.
Open-source FTP client supports Winows, Mac OS X, and others.
Free cloud-based services to secure and accelerate your website(s).
Internet domain registrations.
Google’s free website tracking and analytics tool.
Google’s free keyword research tool offered through Adwords.
Offers detailed reports about your website and improves visibility.
Take control of your RSS feeds with this free Google Tool.
Premium WordPress plugin to cloak and track link clicks.
AWeber is an email marketing tool to easily build email lists.
Shopping cart system for selling digital goods and downloads.
Easiest way to clone and backup a WordPress website.
Finding Images and Videos
Where we buy royalty-free images we use on most of our sites.
A free source of images through Creative Commons.
Free images on Flickr available through Creative Commons.
Free images on Wikipedia through Creative Commons.
Another website to buy
Creative Commons’ videos available on YouTube.
Creative Commons’ videos available on Vimeo.
Images, videos, audio and more. Great for historical footage! (CC)
Multimedia Editing: Images and Videos
State-of-the-art image manipulation software.
Free image manipulation program for photo retouching and more.
Create short music videos and clips from images online.
Easy-to-use software to create professional looking videos.
World’s Largest Outsourcing Marketplace for hiring freelancers.
Almost anything you could imagine for only $5.
Global online staffing platform to hire freelancers.
Marketplace for graphic design, including logo design.
by Paulo Coelho
Inspirational best selling novel.
by Timothy Ferriss
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere.
by Chris Guillebeau
Reinvent the way you think.
by Darren Rowse & Chris Garrett
Secrets to blogging to 6 figures.
Watch Morgan Spurlock eat a McDonald’s-only diet.
Documentary looking into health risks of genetically modified foods.
More a satire than a documentary about the “average American.”