RESOURCES WE USE… AND RECOMMEND
On this page, you’ll find tons of resources we use & recommend. The thing we like most is they’re not just resources. They represent the projects of entrepreneurs and creatives that spend countless hours creating what they do to make people’s lives, like ours, more enjoyable and easier. In many cases, we actually know the owners.
*In full transparency, most of the links on this page are affiliate links, so if you purchase from one of the links we receive a commission from the company. This is at no cost to you and is one form of our own roaming income 😉 Win-Win… Yay!
– RESOURCES WE USE EVERYDAY –
These software’s and trainings form the backbone of our Roaming Income. They are invaluable in creating a largely passive income, so we can enjoy semi-retirement as we travel the world! Notice how two of them are education-based… because to us software is important, but the constant expansion of our minds and keeping up-to-date is vital to living a freedom lifestyle.
This is our funnel builder with order forms, membership sites & shopping carts.
The software we use to run our automated crypto bots… that spit out profit every day!
Jodie is a mentor with some of the best markets on the planet!
Our email service to keep providing value to our customers & people on our lists.
– TRAVEL RESOURCES –
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HOUSE SITTING PLATFORMS – INTERNATIONAL…
When we did our first house sit, in Sydney where we were living, we had no idea house sitting was the thing that could literally take us all over the world. Now, since 2013, we have done more than 100+ house sits in all sorts of locations, weather, and environments, with some amazing pet love along the way. It has been an absolute blast, and we still get super excited about our ‘next sit’.
Here are our Top Picks for international house sitting platforms that can literally take you all over the world with free accommodation.
The oldest house sitting platform, we find terrific sits for all of our international travels… and their price is still the same years later!
The biggest platform. With THS you will find sits in 60+ countries… but they can be a little competitive, especially for new sitters.
We love Nomador and the incredible lady that runs it. Nomador has loads of sits all over the world, Plus Nomador Stopovers for sitters.
Lamia who runs House Sit Match is a true matchmaker. Providing more personalized service for sits mainly in the UK and Europe.
HOUSE SITTING PLATFORMS – COUNTRY SPECIFIC…
There are also house sitting websites that focus just on one particular country or region. When we’ve house sat in the USA, Mexico, Canada, The UK, and Australia, (and New Zealand has them too), we have found some great sits to fill in our dates using these more regional platforms.
AGGREGATE SITE – HOUSE SIT SEARCH
A FREE service that saves hours of searching on the house sitting platforms individually. Type in your preferred location and dates, and this search engine goes to work scouring many of the house sitting platforms to show you what’s available.
TRAVELING IN BETWEEN SITS
While we have enjoyed 95% free accommodation around the world with house sitting, there are still those times when dates just don’t line up. For these times, when we are not visiting friends or relatives, we jump into a unique Airbnb or book a cool place through Booking.com. We have racked up the maximum Genius rewards on Booking.com and that really pays off now with discounts and upgrades.
We are also massive fans of Skyscanner for finding our flights and cheapest dates to travel (using their ‘Everywhere’ search function). Rome to Rio is also great for researching the best transport options.
FROM OUR TRAVELING MATES
The one thing we have loved most about our travels is the community. When you leave home indefinitely somehow you get another family to connect with… sometimes even in person! These are our like-minds, our fellow free-spirited adventurers that also happen to be super creative and entrepreneurial.
Here’s a selection of some of their projects that we know you’ll love too!
Our long-time friends Marc & Julie have been RV’ing through the US since 2014 and have racked up some amazing stories & wisdom in that time. This book will help you decide if RV’ing life is for you and how to make the transition.
I think ‘Hacks’ is our middle name, because as travelers, that’s one thing you master pretty quickly… so it’s great to see Marc & Julie’s latest book full of amazing and ingenious hacks for road travel, in whatever size vehicle you have.
We were pretty stoked to actually be included in this National Geographic book, writing a chapter for our good friends Mike & Anne, the world’s longest honeymooners. There is some great couple destinations in this book!
Mike & Anne are back in the book all about Glamping. We’ve not done glamping yet, but as hardcore Aussie outback campers we’re looking forward to some more luxurious camping in our 50’s! We’re getting this book to try it out in the US
– ROAMING INCOME RESOURCES –
When you start traveling the world with just $300USD you get pretty good at trying different things to create an income. And we feel like we have done ALOT of projects over the years… created digital courses, run a summit and dozens of workshops, created hundreds of videos, published a book, hosted numerous communities, done affiliate marketing, became Amazon wholesalers, created a physical merchandise store and built literally hundreds of sales funnels and web pages for us and others… phew!! Just reading that list is exhausting.
Then one day in Mexico in 2021, everything changed for us… a dog ran into Nat’s leg and broke it (yes, a dog!). After surgery, Nat was completely focused on rehab and healing for many months. Jodie, now running around doing everything on a massive house sit with 4 dogs, while taking care of Nat and dealing with the trauma of the accident, as luck would have it, ended up hurting her back and became laid up for 2 months with severe nerve damage. Thankfully, one of our best friends came to our rescue and magically looked after both of us for that period.
By now, you’re probably wondering what this story has to do with resources we use & recommend haha… stay with us…
Basically, neither of us worked that whole time of healing… but somehow we made more money in that period than we had ever done before, in all of the years working our butts off.
We saw that the less we did, the more money we made. But the work we did do, once we were healed enough, was streamlined, aligned, and resonating for us, and therefore for others. It was the start of a complete mindset shift into semi-retirement.
Now, crypto investing, automated crypto bot trading, and affiliate marketing through Rapid Crush Insider, for which Jodie is a Mentor, are all we do. And we love it! Plenty of time to chill and enjoy our travels, and we’re making very decent money.
So, coming back full circle here, below are the resources we use to make our semi-retired, very comfortable Roaming Income. We hope they help you find a life of freedom too… along with our little story here!
THE TWO PROGRAMS WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND
As we said earlier, we have made more money in 6 months than almost 10 years of ‘trying’ to make an income. These two programs below are what made us the money (and continue to now), so we highly suggest you take a look at both and see if they are for you too…
CREATE INCOME FROM ANYWHERE
Rapid Crush Insiders is the inner circle membership of one of the most successful internet marketing teams in history. Be handed done-for-you programs and marketing material vetted to be some of the best in the world to promote.
And Jodie is proudly their first Mentor!
One of the topics we get asked constantly is how we manage our money while traveling full-time. In the past, it was an absolute headache, but luckily things are changing (maybe even thanks to co-vid). The financial world has been forced to keep up with a more mobile population that can now virtually work from anywhere, so cards and tools are aplenty.
Here are the platforms we use to manage our traveling lifestyle…
Stripe is our payment processor for our online program, the House Sitting Academy. We’ve been using Stripe for years and they’re super reliable in paying out once you have made a sale. And the Stripe dings on the phone as you make a sale is very cool!
Paypal has been around forever and is an online payment system. They have high fees when sending internationally (same country can be free) but we still use them as they are still one of the best around for securely sending and receiving payments.
It’s official… we love Wise! It allows us to spend in any currency worldwide, receive money for free, and convert currencies with low fees. Best of all it comes with a debit card so we can withdraw money from ATM’s all over the world at the real exchange rate.
We talk more about the Revolut card in the crypto section below, but the card lets you spend in multiple currencies and from your crypto balances, get local cash from ATMs, and transfer money globally. They also have an app that is super handy.
As crypto becomes more mainstream, we’re fast seeing the birth of new ways to spend digital money. There are an increasing number of big financial companies including crypto in their offerings (Visa, Paypal, Mastercard), along with crypto exchanges offering their own debit cards that enable you to use your crypto holdings to pay for everyday items, such as groceries and takeaway food.
We have a few debit cards (we don’t do credit cards), and here is what we recommend…
THE CRYPTO.COM CARD
Crypto.com is one of the largest crypto exchanges and they now offer a debit card for members to spend their crypto holdings, anywhere where Visa card is accepted. There are 5 levels of membership depending on how many of their native token, CRO, you stake on the exchange. But they have great rewards, particularly at the top levels including 8% cashback on purchases, airport lounge access, and even private jet partnerships. Go figure!!
THE REVOLUT CARD
We just recently invested in the Revolut card, the Metal one. We particularly liked it because it is one of the first fiat (normal money) cards to incorporate crypto into it. The card lets you spend in multiple currencies and from your crypto balances, get local cash from ATMs, and transfer money globally. The card has a Revolut app which is handy as you travel. Check out the one for your country as they offer different rewards for different countries.
EARNING & MANAGING OUR CRYPTO
We have been involved in crypto since 2018 and are fascinated (actually we’re completely obsessed!) by the way crypto is changing our financial world. We love being at the leading edge of this new emerging world as we transition from the old financial system where the few get richer, into a fairer system where everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper. Yes, crypto is finally the opportunity for the people, by the people.
We are also obsessed with creating passive income from crypto, and there are many exchanges and wallets now offering VERY nice interest on your holdings. Here are the ones we use below… plus the Bitsgap software we use to run our automated crypto bots that spit out profits every few minutes.
AUTOMATED CRYPTO PROFIT 24/7
After doing the Plan program (mentioned above) we signed up for Bitsgap which is software that runs our automated crypto bots. Using Bitsgap means we can set up the bots (using the settings given to us in The Plan) and then allow them to run, making trades every few minutes and spitting out the crypto profits minute by minute, which we can then withdraw to our bank and use to buy whatever we like. It basically sets up a crypto ATM!
MAXIMIZE CRYPTO HOLDINGS
We use Shrimpy to automate our crypto rebalancing. Rebalancing is a technique used to grow assets by many portfolio managers, and using Shrimpy could not be easier. Once you setup your portfolio of crypto coins, it gets to work, selling any of your coins that have risen in value, and buying more coins in your portfolio at low prices. The result is selling high and buying low every hour, thus making profit and adding to your coins stockpile.
CRYPTO HOLDINGS SNAPSHOT
The Cointracking software has become a Godsend for us as we have built up our crypto portfolio. We used to manually work out our coin holdings (over 100 of them) and their value, which changes every minute. With Cointracking we’ve been able to hook up our wallets & exchanges and in a second see what our crypto is worth. As a bonus, it also does your crypto taxes!
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CRYPTO TAXES MADE SIMPLE
Tracking your crypto taxes is such a new area for everyone, and it has been a bit of a minefield until now. Jessica & Guillaume are crypto enthusiasts, students inside “The Plan” and also happen to be great at all things taxes. They offer guidance & support inside of Crypto Bookkeeping Simplified, which will teach you what you need to report for your taxes in each country, and how to set up systems and use software to make it simple.
With 4 million users, up to 17% APY paid daily on your crypto holdings, and the ability to instantly borrow against over 40 coins as collateral, NEXO is one of the biggest and most respected Exchanges. They are also insured for $375 million and offer crypto cards where you can spend against your holdings instead of your crypto itself. Check them out and get $25 worth of BTC when you sign up.
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SOFTWARES WE USE…
The thing we love about these software’s is they make life so much easier, and our work so much quicker… all very conducive to a semi-retirement lifestyle traveling the world. Besides, who wants to be behind a computer, when you can be out seeing the world!
This is our funnel builder with order forms, membership sites & shopping carts.
Our email auto-responder & broadcast service to keep providing value to our customers & followers.
The super flexible WordPress theme and editor we used to build all of our website pages.
We have used SiteGround for years. We love their “up time” on our sites, and creating redirects of URL’s.
WEALTH MINDSET & TRAININGS…
Our sister-in-law, a high-flying lawyer in NYC, once said to us that being an entrepreneur is perhaps the hardest job in the world, and she would be terrified to do it. Being one since 2013, we gotta sort of agree with her! There’s so much to do constantly, with a never-ending list of diverse roles you need to master and play, and then you have to make money to live… all while staying up-to-date with everything. It can be exhausting and scary at times for sure. That’s why getting your mindset on track and keeping it there is one of the most important jobs you will ever do as an entrepreneur (or even a world traveler for that matter).
Here are some mindset products and trainings that have made a massive difference to us over the years…
One of the keys to semi-retiring for us has been to look at areas of our life, particularly our working life, and see where we are just being ‘busy’ as opposed to productive. Trust us, there is a massive difference! Much of this awareness has come from this course by Jason Fladlien who is a MASTER at productivity. In it he teaches techniques that makes all the difference to your life and income. Now we make far more money in far less time… thanks to this course!
For a LONG time, we believed prosperity was how much money you had. Not surprising, we are completely programmed to believe this, but when you dive deeper, true prosperity is so much more. It is lifestyle. It is love. It is health both physically and mentally. What we love about the Prosperity Algorithm, presented by Jason Fladlien, is the art & science behind prosperity that has a predictable formula, so you don’t have to think about it, you just implement it.
We’re big fans of creating digital products that harness the wisdom & experience you’ve learned in a particular area to help others get started in it. That’s why we created the House Sitting Academy. Product e-Class is a self-study course presented by Jason Fladlien, who has made millions selling digital courses. This is one man that knows his stuff & he shows you how to create your own courses in just 2 days, and then market them. This is a great course!