Travelling the country is a desire many of us have. Exploring the gorgeous scenery of our planet while also experiencing all the unique cultures and adventures it has to offer is one of the most exciting things you can do.
For these and many other reasons, some people take to the road full-time. The first step is to find transportation. Some opt for hitting the road in an RV, it’s the American dream after all. For most people, retirement is the only time they can actually pack their belongings in an RV and hit the road. But what if you are someone who wants to travel without a retirement fund? Is there a way you can make money while you spend all of your time on the road traveling? How can you pay for RV parts and RV accessories you’ll need during your time on the road?
In this article we’ll take a closer look at a few ways that RV travelers have earned a steady income while travelling and how you can too.
Method 1). Become a Travel Blogger
Most people dream of being able to hit the road with their family, and you’re making that dream come true for yourself. Travelling the country in your RV means you’ll get to experience local food, culture, art and so much more. You can take what you’re learning from these experiences and write them in a travel blog to share with the world. Your blog can be niche specific, focusing on good eats in southern cities, best campgrounds to stay at, or how to keep your kids happy while traveling.
Travel blogging is becoming increasingly popular, and with the right idea and a bit of talent you can establish yourself and create quite the following. The greater your following the more income you generate.
Method 2). Buying and Selling Items
You’ll likely find yourself at one or two flea markets along your travels, so why not grab a few items for resale? One camper reportedly made about $4,000 per month buying and selling stuffed teddy bears while he traveled, earning more than enough to stay on the road. Even when unexpected breakdowns occurred, he had the cash he needed for rv parts and accessories, and so can you. There are many full time RV-ers making a living by selling items on eBay.
Method 3). Expand on your Professional Skills
If buying and selling isn’t your thing, why not consider expanding on your current skill-sets? For example, some lawyers have taken their job with them and on to the road by opening up practices out of their RV. Offering consultations is another way to capitalize on your current skills. Even if you are part of the medical community you can look into contract nursing. You don’t have to be fooled into believing that you have to stay where you are to earn money. These days, many business opportunities exist with a mere internet connection and a laptop.
Method 4). Offer RV Repairs
Taking a different turn, if you’re particularly handy with vehicles, why not offer RV repairs to your fellow campers? You know there is a need for qualified repair men/women, so why not offer your skills to those you’re traveling with? Look for places offering affordable RV parts and accessories to save on overhead costs, and then provide reasonably priced repairs. Your fellow travelers will be thankful you’re available to help and you can earn thousands a month doing the job.
Method 5). Internet Marketing
Hundreds of thousands of individuals now make their living through internet marketing, and so can you. While having a firm understanding of how to make money online is important, the learning curve isn’t all that steep. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about any equipment setup or expensive initial investments. All you need is a laptop and basic understanding of how to properly market your services or products.
These are just a few simple ways you can earn steady cash while traveling the country. Have other suggestions? Let us know in the comment section below.