Friday

How to Work Full-Time From Your RV



Living out on the road isn’t for everyone - but if you’re interested, the lifestyle is becoming more accessible and attainable. Many people think you have to wait until retirement to commit to full-time RVing - but times are thankfully changing. The number of full-time RVers is growing rapidly, especially among millennials, and we don’t see this trend dying out any time soon. You might be asking, “but how is this possible?” We’ll show you how to be a full-time adventurer while still getting a steady paycheck.

Ask yourself, are you willing to change jobs or learn new skills? 
If you’re a police officer, teacher, or something of the like, chances are you won’t be able to do your job while working from an RV. If you have a job that requires you to be there in person, it might be time to consider a career change. Before making this huge lifestyle transition, think about the different skills you have and how you can translate them into a new on-the-move career. Taking a skills aptitude or career test can be extremely helpful if you’re looking to change jobs. 

Get creative and do your research
Consider joining or creating a full-time RVer Facebook page or forum to get helpful tips from people who are already living this lifestyle. Read blogs, watch videos - arm yourself with all the knowledge and information you can before making the jump into full-time RVing so you can know exactly what to expect.

Here are a few blogs, videos, and groups we recommend:
● Follow Your Detour

Go remote
Many people come into work each day but can do their entire job from a computer. If you’re lucky enough to have a job like that already in place, consider asking your boss if you would be able to work remotely. You could even sell it by offering a trial period that could potentially move into a permanent remote gig. The beauty of a remote job is that you can work virtually anywhere that has access to WiFi. You’ll want to invest in a WiFi hotspot if you’re out on the road, and make sure that each place/campground you stop has quality Internet access. We suggest trying out Verizon's MiFi device, as they tend to have the best connectivity across the country. If you don’t have a job that will allow you to work remotely, consider searching for remote positions online or take a look at websites like Freelancer.com or Upwork for available freelance positions. 

Work seasonal or event-specific positions
When working out on the road, it can be a good idea to have multiple income streams. Seasonal work can add to your remote or freelancing salaries. Consider taking on a few seasonal jobs as they become available. Event/festival jobs usually have openings in the summertime and you can even plan your travels around them for extra income. Make sure to plan you seasonal jobs well ahead of the actual event so you can secure yourself a spot. Check out a few of our favorite RV-friendly festivals here.

Create content for others
Content is king on the Internet, and when you drop everything to become a full-time RVer people take notice and want to hear more about your lifestyle. Try pitching yourself as a guest blogger to various publications for a price. You’re going to learn A LOT out on the road, so why not share that knowledge with others who might want to take the leap themselves? Blogging, photography, and creating content can be a great way to add to your revenue stream. You might not make the big bucks right off the bat, but if you’re producing quality content, people are going to take notice.

We’re here to tell you that working full-time from an RV is possible. You no longer have to wait until your golden years to travel the country. We get that you might not drop everything and quit your job tomorrow, but we hope this article has opened your eyes to the possibility of working from the road. We are all about encouraging adventure and truly believe the time to explore is NOW.

We want to hear from you. Do you work full-time from your RV? Are you considering taking your work on the road? Share your experiences in the comments below and if you’re interested in being a contributor/freelancer on our RV Trader blog, reach out to editorial@rvtrader.com for more information.
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4 comments:

  1. What?!? This article says nothing that we already didn't know. Useless information

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  2. Have to agree with the comment by Unknown, not the info we need.
    I personally have the flexible job, what I need to know is tips on how to do that job from the road. Better reviews of hardware and software that will facilitate my being able to not have to do a 9-5 in a cubicle farm in Hell!
    Are Wi-Fi boosters a waste of my money? Should I concentrate on having better cell connections and run a hotspot? Can these questions be honestly answered and not be part of some YouTube hype where the person doing the reviewing is actually earning a kickback or commission for pushing a certain product.

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  3. This article is meant to be a jumping off point, not necessarily a tutorial of how to do it. That is for us to figure out, drawing on inspiration we get through reading articles like this that, at the very least, show us that it is possible- even before we reach retirement age. There are a myriad of ways to do this thanks to the internet. We just need to do our own research and we'll find our niche. Blogging about our adventures with camping recipes and lifestyle ideas is huge. Multilevel marketing opportunities, itinerant traveling mural painter... you name it. If you can imagine it, it can be done, with enough drive, base resources, and a support system among our fellow RVers, such as RVillage. https://www.rvillage.com/home

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