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Top Reasons to Work From the Road



Have you ever wanted to make the full-time RV life a reality? We’ve all thought about it, but sometimes the thought gets brushed off because we think it’s impossible because of work. Well, we’re dreamers around here, and we want to encourage you to grab hold of the full-time vision and run with it. And if you need a little push - we’ve got your back. Check out our top reasons you should consider working from the road.

Provides Newfound Freedom & Flexibility - The day you leave the office for good (or maybe just for a little while) will be one of the best days of your life. The sense of freedom you’ll get from working from the road is unparalleled. You can go where you want, whenever you want. If you don’t like where you’re staying, simply gas up your RV and head to a new destination - it really is that easy. Working from the road gives you the freedom to explore new places, meet new people, and try new things.

Enhances Productivity - Depending on the type of work you do, working from an RV can significantly increase your productivity. In fact, a survey conducted by Connect Solutions reported that 77% of remote workers who worked both part-time and full-time stated they were more productive when working remotely. In an RV, there’s less distraction (when you’re not out exploring) and less time spent focused on work gossip or chats around the watercooler.

Lowers Stress - It’s no secret that in-office work environments can be stressful. And even if you’re not the one stressed out, co-workers can project their stress onto you. A study by Science Daily states that taking at least 20 minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels, imagine what working outside or taking a hike on your lunch break could do.

Gets You Out of Your Comfort Zone - It can be easy to go to a job day in and day out, even if you hate it. It’s nice to be comfortable, but sometimes it’s time for a change that can lead to greater happiness. If you take the plunge and start working from the road you may also have the opportunity to change up jobs or eliminate the need for a full-time position. Check out our tips for working while on the road to see the remote and seasonal opportunities out there - some even include being your own boss, and what’s better than that?

Are You Ready to Hit the Open Road? Check Out 4 Tips From RV Trader: 
  • If you’re worried about having Wi-Fi on the road, we recommend checking out a MiFi. Most of the major wireless carriers offer them and it will free you up from hotspotting off your phone regularly. 
  • To make sure you’re being as focused as possible - and balancing your job with your desire to get outside - check out this article about The Power of One Focused Hour a Day.
  • More often than not, when you’re RVing, your destination is a campsite in nature. When you’re working from your RV, try taking your lunch break in the outdoors or enjoy a relaxing hike when you need a brain break.
  • Companies like WorkGenius, Scripted, Upwork, etc. are great companies to look into for short-term work to supplement larger projects you may be working on.
Want to Hear From a Working RVer Who is Living the Lifestyle? 

Sharee Collier is a working RVer and founder of Live Camp Work, an online resource center for those looking to work full time from their RV or with remote careers and location independence. She recently shared her work camping advice and expertise below.

"What is your favorite part of work/camping?"
My favorite part of being a working RVer is the freedom to explore! By living and working from the road, your home is your RV and your RV can come and go as often as you want! Seeing new places and experiencing the local flare of each is pretty awesome… working along the way, makes it all possible!

"What is the biggest lesson you've learned on the road/working remotely?"
Plan ahead and plan to adjust as needed. Living a life of travel means you need to be comfortable with change and ready to shift the plan at any given moment. Sometimes things don’t go as you intended and an alternate solution needs to be created and put into place quickly. Giving yourself the flexibility and freedom to change the plan as needed is the biggest and the best thing you can do to avoid stressing out- when you should be enjoying these moments.

"Any advice/tips for people who want to take the plunge?"
Go small and go now! Start small and know that it’s not permanent. Test the waters with a small RV that you can buy in cash without financing. Make adjustments to your needs and wants to create a budget you can manage while working on the road and make sure the lifestyle is something you enjoy, before making a huge investment!

Sharee is hosting a FREE online event August 5-9, called the "Make Money & RV Virtual Summit" designed to help people learn how to RV full-time, part-time or seasonally, and make cash along the way. The online event hosts 30+ diverse keynote speakers highlighting remote work & full-time work camper experience. Click here to reserve your spot and attend live for free!


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