Earning a living on the road
Every full-time RV family needs a way to earn money on the road. It is the universal struggle for “wannabes” like us! We continue to scour the internet for resources for people wanting to earn money while traveling full-time. If you know of a resource, please let us know and we’ll add it!
Check out this article by Heath of the RV Entrepreneur “40 Places to Find Remote Jobs”
Or this article by Camille Attell if you are interested in finding freelance work: “Top Remote Freelance Jobs for RVers”
Discover how to put your talents to work on the road
Camille and Bryce at More than a Wheelin’ have a ton of resources for remote work including a full course on finding work from the road. Check out their resources HERE.
Work Camping or Camp Host Jobs
Many full-time RVers take jobs as campground hosts. These jobs usually provide a free site in exchange for work and some will also pay in addition to the site. It provides a way for travelers to cut down on living costs and explore an area. These jobs can be anywhere from a month to permanent positions. There are some great resources for finding these types of positions.
State parks and county parks often need volunteers to work at their campgrounds as hosts. You can check out the parks and wildlife departments in the state or county you are looking to host in!
Workamper.com has a free account, but to access listings and apply for jobs you need a paid membership. It costs $47/year and comes with a lot of additional tools for those looking for work camping positions.
Workers on Wheels is a free site and includes listings for camp hosting positions all over the country.
CoolWorks is a resource for people looking for work in cool places, including national parks. Not just work camping, this is a great resource for nomads!
Many types of job provide seasonal work. From landscaping to retail, seasonal jobs provide temporary work in a stationary location.
Amazon has seasonal jobs for RVers during their peak season which includes a free campsite!
Blogging for Business
Blogging as a business is more than just writing a travel log for friends and family. Blogging can be a very profitable business! Check out our designated blogging resource page just for bloggers and blogger “wannabes.”
Unleash your Inner Entrepreneur
Have a skill or service that you can provide to someone for pay? How about a craft or product that you can produce? Here are some ideas for a home-based business that you can do from the road:
- make and sell a product at craft fairs around the country
- build and manage websites for businesses
- become a virtual assistant
- manage social media accounts for businesses
- tutor via skype
- freelance graphic design
- learn the skill of copywriting and pick up freelance gigs
- become a travel writer and write articles about the places you visit for travel sites and magazines
- start a home-based network marketing business (think essential oils, skincare, health and fitness products)
- start a business selling products on Amazon
- start a drop-ship business with Shopify
- Create a digital product or course using your expertise and sell it online
Other Job Ideas
FlexJobs– online listings for remote work. Membership costs $49.95/year, or there are sometimes monthly or quarterly options. Use code FRIEND30 for 30% off!
Use Craigslist, Facebook and Temp Agencies to find temporary positions.
There are many construction companies that hire skilled workers to move from city to city completing projects (think McDonald’s renovations). These often provide a stipend for a hotel room(or RV park) expenses!
Some RVers find work transporting RVs. There are advantages and disadvantages to this. Here are a few companies that hire for RV transport: