This is the third part of the mini blog post course Become a Location Independent. If you haven’t taken a look at the 1st part of the series, you can find it here.

Step #3: Location independent business tools are available

Step number three will focus on telling you the countless possibilities of getting help from the location independent business tools on the internet. These tools make your endeavor towards location independent lifestyle easier online.

Location Independent Business Tools

There are innumerable chances to ease your workload when working towards a goal. Whatever task you have on your mind, you can do a little googling with the right keywords and voila, there you go.

For example, if you are trying to find out how much income per month you would need in order to live in Chiang Mai, Thailand comparing to your current hometown, you will see at the second spot on Google search listing after typing to Google search bar “how much income per month to live in chiang mai”. Or at least in very high position. Then just select the location to compare with Chiang Mai to see the difference.

See the pic below for assistance:

Cost of Living in Chiang Mai

Numbeo is just one of the millions of tools you can find online. These location independent business tools are there to help you do and find out almost anything you can ever think of. So don’t be afraid of getting an assist on the internet – usually with no cost involved.

Don’t need to reinvent the wheel

Remember that you don’t have figure out everything by yourself what comes to the running an internet based business. You can find so much help and assistance online. The only thing you have to do is to be able to ask the right questions. The other matter I mean by the headline “Do not need to reinvent the wheel” is that you should find a person or people who have done the exact same things you want to achieve.

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That doesn’t necessarily mean that you should do everything like the others. But to get the ideas, the big picture, and follow the plan with your own successful twist.


A laptop is the most important tool for a location independent entrepreneur by far. Of course, there have been softwares to replace laptops for a long time such as It enables you to use any computer anywhere in the world to access your own PC at work or home. With that being said, I still prefer to carry an own laptop with me. You can get it extra low sized these days if there’s a need to make it almost unnoticeable.

Based on my experience, you can put 15” laptop easily in your daily backpack without almost even noting it due to its lightweight.

In addition, you have all the applications and settings setup just the way you prefer enabling you to work more effectively and comfortably.


First of all, smartphones are developing better and better literally every second. Furthermore, it is easy to take them with you everywhere you go. Moreover, they enable you to access the internet wherever and whenever you want. You just need to grab a data packet which is very affordable nowadays. Finally, smartphones give you the opportunity to handle your business affairs as well as leisure activities on the road.

Smartphone as a location independent business tool

In addition, the apps of smartphones will help you to take care of some important matters even if you don’t have access to a laptop at that moment. For example, you need to update your lifestyle blog about the recent, real-time issues. Those issues just cannot wait until you get back to the computer. No worries, just download the blogging app for the platform you are using, insert your login details, write a quick post for your readers, and finally, break the internet.

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Web applications

There are countless web applications suitable as location independent business tools assisting in growing your business. Many of those apps are just web based using the cloud servers. That means you don’t have to download or install anything on your laptop.

For example, if you’re using perhaps the best browser at the moment, Google Chrome, you can find plenty of browser extensions on Chrome Web Store. Those extensions will help you on your day to day activities. Moreover, they will release your valuable time for building the business instead of being the business itself.

 UPDATE: Step 4 is live! You can find it behind this link.
How to Become a Location Independent - Step 4
How to Become a Location Independent - Step 2