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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.

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Last Updated: February 10, 2013

 

Travel

Good Sam ClubGood Sam Club
World’s largest RV club. Offers campground discounts and more!
Good Sam Club Roadside AssistanceGood Sam Roadside Assistance
Emergency roadside assistance for RVs and cars.
Alternative ResourcesAlternative Resources
RV mail forwarding service based in South Dakota. We use them.
Camping WorldCamping World
World’s largest supplier of RV parts, supplies and accessories.
 
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Lifestyle

Amazon PrimeAmazon Prime
Free 2-day shipping on eligible items. Streaming movies and TV.
USAAUSAA
Convenient online banking, no longer just for military.
PandoraPandora
Free internet radio. Personalize it to discover new music.
NetflixNetflix
Streaming movies and TV shows online. Offers a free trial.
EvernoteEvernote
Helps you remember everything and keep it organized.
DropboxDropbox
Keep your files handy everywhere, syncs with the Internet for safety.
Teux DeuxTeux Deux
A simple browser-based
to-do application.
NetVibesNetvibes
All-in-one personalized dashboard. Similar to iGoogle.
 
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Digital

Computer Protection Software

AVG FreeAVG Free Edition
Free antivirus and anti-spyware security software.
SUPER Anti SpywareSUPER Anti Spyware
Free malware remover, including spyware, adware, and more.
Malware BytesMalware Bytes
Free anti-malware software. Fast and effective malware removal.
SpyBotSpybot
Searches your entire computer for malicious software.

Websites and Blogging

WordPress.orgWordPress
#1 Blog Publishing Platform. It’s free and easy to use. We use it!
Sahifa ThemeSahifa
This is the WordPress theme we use on The Digital Hippies.
WooThemesWooThemes
Leading premium themes for WordPress, with some free themes.
HostGatorHostGator
Easy to use. 1-click WordPress installation. TDH is hosted here.
FileZilla FTPFilezilla
Open-source FTP client supports Winows, Mac OS X, and others.
CloudFlareCloudFlare
Free cloud-based services to secure and accelerate your website(s).
Internet BSInternet BS
Internet domain registrations.
Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics
Google’s free website tracking and analytics tool.
Google Adwords Keyword ToolGoogle Keyword Tool
Google’s free keyword research tool offered through Adwords.
Google Webmaster ToolsGoogle Webmaster Tools
Offers detailed reports about your website and improves visibility.
Google FeedBurnerGoogle FeedBurner
Take control of your RSS feeds with this free Google Tool.

Internet Marketing

Pretty Link Pro WordPress PluginPretty Link Pro
Premium WordPress plugin to cloak and track link clicks.
AWeber AWeber
AWeber is an email marketing tool to easily build email lists.
E-JunkieE-Junkie
Shopping cart system for selling digital goods and downloads.
WP TwinWP Twin
Easiest way to clone and backup a WordPress website.

Finding Images and Videos

iStockPhotoiStockPhoto
Where we buy royalty-free images we use on most of our sites.
Stock XCHNGSxc.hu
A free source of images through Creative Commons.
Flickr Creative CommonsFlickr Creative Commons
Free images on Flickr available through Creative Commons.
Wikipedia CommonsWikipedia Commons
Free images on Wikipedia through Creative Commons.
ShutterStockShutterStock
Another website to buy
royalty-free images.
YouTube Creative CommonsYouTube
Creative Commons’ videos available on YouTube.
Vimeo Creative CommonsVimeo
Creative Commons’ videos available on Vimeo.
Internet ArchivesArchive.org
Images, videos, audio and more. Great for historical footage! (CC)

Multimedia Editing: Images and Videos

Photoshop CS6Photoshop CS6
State-of-the-art image manipulation software.
GimpGimp
Free image manipulation program for photo retouching and more.
AnimotoAnimoto
Create short music videos and clips from images online.
Pinnacle Studio UltimatePinnacle Studio Ultimate
Easy-to-use software to create professional looking videos.

Outsourcing

FreelancerFreelancer
World’s Largest Outsourcing Marketplace for hiring freelancers.
FiverrFiverr
Almost anything you could imagine for only $5.
ElanceElance
Global online staffing platform to hire freelancers.
99 Designs99Designs
Marketplace for graphic design, including logo design.
 
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Thoughts

Our Bookshelf

The AlchemistThe Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
Inspirational best selling novel.
The 4-Hour WorkweekThe 4-Hour Workweek
by Timothy Ferriss
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere.
The 100 StartupThe $100 Startup
by Chris Guillebeau
Reinvent the way you think.
ProbloggerProblogger
by Darren Rowse & Chris Garrett
Secrets to blogging to 6 figures.

Documentaries

The UnionThe Union
Official Website
Look inside BC’s illegal pot trade.
Super Size MeSuper Size Me
Watch Morgan Spurlock eat a McDonald’s-only diet.
Genetic RouletteGenetic Roulette
Documentary looking into health risks of genetically modified foods.
IdiocracyIdiocracy
More a satire than a documentary about the “average American.”
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