It’s one thing to hit the open road with your RV after you retire (and live off your life savings). What if that itch to travel and see the country doesn’t want to wait until retirement age? Believe it or not, there are a whole bunch of great remote jobs for full time RVers. You truly can earn a living from the road!
Finding ways to earn money on the road
Are you super eager to start your RV life but worried about hitting the road full-time and funding the journey? The good news: there are actually many ways you can fund RV life. You can work for parts of the year in different places and travel for the rest of the time, or you can work remotely full-time, or you can even do a combination of both!
Thanks to the internet and telework, there are so many remote job opportunities out there. It is possible to make money from an RV, it just takes a little planning. Read below for some of the best remote jobs for full time RVers and see if there’s an opportunity that suits you!
Finding a Remote Job as a Full Time RVer
One important thing to consider, if you are going to delve into any kind of telework, is that a decent wifi or cellular signal will be necessary. So while your wanderlust might be to go totally off the grid, a remote job might require at least being able to connect to the internet daily to a few times a week. You can look for campgrounds that offer wifi and you can also check with your cellular provider to see their coverage map.
Writer, Editor, or Proofreader
If you have good writing skills, you can definitely find a way to put these skills to work as a remote career. Solid writing skills are always in high demand, as they’re needed for nearly any type of business. Quality written content can land you a remote job in the online world, for example: website copy, email copy, social media copy, landing page copy, blog posts for websites, online resources, eBooks, and articles for news outlets. There are a variety of opportunities that include editing and proofreading in addition to writing.
Bookkeeper, Accountant, or Auditor
If you’re mathematically inclined (bonus if you enjoy it!), consider becoming a bookkeeper, accountant, or auditor remotely. Perhaps you’re already working in one of these careers and, if so, you’re in a great position to transition to remote work. If you’re looking for a job in one of these careers, look for a company that hires remotely, or even consider freelancing, or starting your own business.
If you love doing yoga and are interested in teaching others to do yoga, consider getting your yoga instructor certification. The great thing about being a yoga instructor is that it’s a flexible job and can be done ultimately from anywhere, as long as you plan it right. You could even get involved with local studios in towns that you’re passing through to offer a yoga workshop or classes. There are websites that offer opportunities to work-
trade, such as YogaTrade.
Virtual Assistant, Social Media Manager, Email Marketing Manager, or Tech Support
Working as a virtual assistant is one of the best remote jobs since you can work from practically anywhere! As a virtual assistant you would be helping a brick and mortar business, an online business, or an individual with their business. Duties could potentially include managing clients, answering emails, managing a calendar, website design, website development, tech, social media management, etc. You could also decide to work in a specific niche, such as a social media manager, where you would be building a social media presence for the business. As an email marketing manager you would be creating imperative brand sequences and write monthly newsletters. As tech support you would be involved with all things back end, like sales funnels and websites. There are many Facebook groups dedicated to Virtual Assistant work. These groups are a good place to start your search for possible clients!
Do you have photography skills? Then consider working as a photographer. You can work from anywhere and it will be easy for you to display your work online on social media platforms and on a website. There are several ways for you to make money with photography. These include selling stock photography, booking event gigs, working with
destination marketing organizations, and photo shoots. Once you get your name out there you’ll be able to work with bigger gigs and clients. Check out the app PhotoSesh as a possible platform to list your photography services.
Besides working remotely, another option is to move around slowly and get temporary jobs and seasonal work in the places you will be travelling to. Seasonal work could include jobs in retail, tour guiding, amusement parks, restaurants, ski shops, bars, farms and any other place that would require increasing their number of employees during peak times throughout the year.
There are more online opportunities for teachers and tutors now than ever before. You can teach remotely for a cyber school or online tutoring site. Employment can be through a school district or private school. It could be via an established online academy or you could try a site like VIPKids.
Now, I’m sure you were waiting for me to mention this one, seeing as how it is how I myself make a living. While you can most certainly make a solid income in this industry, it does take time and the money doesn’t come overnight. I have been at this for years… and can tell you that it takes many hours a week, especially when you are first starting out. While a scant few influencers achieve insta-fame, most of us are in it for the long game. It can take years before a blog turns a profit. This is not a career I would jump into expecting immediate livable earnings. It takes time! Read more about being a full-time blogger here.
I hope this post has given you some good ideas for possible remote jobs that you can do to earn money from the road! If you are willing to put in the work, earning a living while being a full time RVer is absolutely possible. Do you work remotely while traveling in your RV? Let us know what’s working for you!