More and more people are becoming interested in RVing, whether that is full-time or traditional traveling. However, one of the factors that often holding people back is the ability to earn money to support their traveling dreams. While this may seem difficult to fathom at first, it is possible to earn a living and travel in an RV. You may have to put some sweat into it, but there are many RVers who work while traveling.
Plus, if you are able to make money while in your RV, you may not be as bound by having limited vacation days at your current job. This means more time to travel and explore new places in your RV! Here are several ways to make money on the road:
Sell Products or Services
Surprisingly, there are many RVers who make a living by selling products or services either online or from their RV. Products or services that you may be able to sell include becoming an Amazon FBA seller, crafts, photography, antiques, RV products, repairing RVs, writing, virtual assisting, and more. The list is endless when it comes to what you can sell from your RV.
Work for Amazon CamperForce
Amazon has an interesting program where you can help them in their warehouses by picking, packing, and coordinating details for packages. You are given hourly pay, bonuses, and paid campsites when participating in their CamperForce program.
An increasing number of employers are allowing their employees to work remote jobs. This means instead of going into the office each day, you may be able to work from wherever, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection.
Some jobs may be remote from the very beginning, whereas others may be able to be switched to location independent, by asking your employer if it is allowed. Some employers will say yes, so don’t think you have no hope!
Jobs and tasks that you may be able to telecommute to include:
- Software engineering
- Entering data and typing
- Customer service
- Web developing
- Managing social media
- Graphic designing
Nowadays, more RVers are able to telecommute to their jobs Monday through Friday from their RV. This allows them to travel full-time while earning a good living at the same time.
Travel Slowly and Work “Normal” Jobs
If you would rather take your time and stay longer at each location you can also find jobs in the places you are visiting. Many RVers find temporary jobs in order to support their travel, and save money at each stop to fund future trips.
Possible jobs that you may be able to work while traveling slowly include: working at a restaurant, hotel, farm, school, retail store, construction sites, consultant positions, travel nursing, and so on.
Work at a Campground or RV Park
Many campgrounds and RV parks need help and are looking to hire workers. Usually, you work at an RV park in exchange for a free stay, but there are cases in which you may receive an hourly pay as well.
Hours and work can vary. You may only work 5 hours a week at some RV parks and campgrounds, whereas others may be full-time jobs where you put in 40-hour weeks. Some of the tasks you may be responsible for include handling reservations, cleaning RV sites and bathrooms, working in a shop, and more.
As you can see, there are many jobs and businesses that you may be able to work while traveling in an RV. Choices range from working online, telecommuting, working RV-related positions, finding jobs while you travel, and more.