If you have an RV or regularly take RV trips, you will probably have daydreamed about living in your RV full-time and fulfilling your nomadic lifestyle dreams. However, there is one huge barrier that you need to overcome before you can live in your RV full-time. Income.
Living in an RV can be cheaper than in a brick-and-mortar home, but it certainly isn’t free. From RV maintenance to campsite fees, you still need money. Below, we will look at some ways to make money to support your nomadic, RV lifestyle.
Freelance Remote Work
One of the easiest ways to make money while you are RVing is through freelance, remote work. This is the ultimate area of work that most people with a nomadic lifestyle aspire to.
Being a freelance worker, you can set your schedule around your RV lifestyle rather than the other way around. Below are two common areas of freelance work that people with an RV lifestyle get into.
If you are handy with a tablet or drawing pad and can create high-quality digital art, graphic design could be the perfect freelance gig for you. It has never been easier to become a freelance graphic designer thanks to the prevalence of social media use.
Platforms such as Instagram and TikTok are perfect for showcasing your work and building a fun and interactive digital portfolio.
Even if you don’t have a computer or a tablet that has the ability to create graphic design projects, or you want to purchase graphic design software, all of this is tax deductible as a freelance worker.
This is a great perk that can help you to get started with a freelance business. There are many different areas of graphic design that you can get into as a freelance graphic designer.
Some of the most common areas are logo design, website design, poster design, and brochure and pamphlet design. All you need to do to build up a portfolio and reputation is post your work on social media and market yourself.
If graphic design isn’t your thing, but you love writing, becoming a freelance writer could be the perfect RV remote job for you. Being a freelance writer allows you to write content for multiple clients at the same time.
This can help to increase your income without infringing on your personal time too much. The main things that you need to become a freelance writer from your RV are a laptop and access to reliable internet. There are multiple ways to access reliable internet on the road.
You can invest in a dongle or use hot spotting where possible. You can also plan your days around writing and spend time in coffee shops that provide free WiFi. if you purchase food or drinks at a cafe while working, you can claim this back on your tax if you keep the receipt.
Some of the most popular areas of freelance writing include content writing, press releases, scriptwriting, event description, and of course blogging.
It is important to note that although blogging can be lucrative and provide a decent income, it can take a while to become monetized and generate enough money to survive with this method.
Social Media Marketing
If you are savvy with social media and have managed to build up a community of your own, social media marketing could be a great source of income for your nomadic RV lifestyle.
There are many companies and individuals who are looking for full-time social media marketers. It is important to note that some companies and individuals will require a degree in marketing.
However, there will be others that don’t and if you can prove you are competent with your own social media, you can still get the job.
What Is Social Media Marketing?
Social media marketing is essentially using social media to advertise or market a brand or product. It is becoming increasingly popular for businesses from all niches.
When you advertise using social media posts there are no necessary overheads that need to be accounted for. Common social media platforms that are used for social media marketing include Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
Consulting Via Video Call/Phone
If you have existing experience or expertise in a certain area, you can become a freelance consultant. This work can be done via video call or over the phone which means it can be done from almost anywhere.
You are likely to need access to the internet in order to look over files that you might be sent. There are a few areas that are particularly in demand for freelance consultant work.
Human Resources work is a great option for freelance consulting work if you have a background in the field. You can run activities and courses for companies including harassment training, customer relations training, workplace morale, and position restructuring.
If you have a background in tech or IT, you can find plenty of freelance work as an IT consultant. Tech businesses are on the rise and a lot of them are being started by people with minimal experience in the field. Offering your expertise can be incredibly lucrative.
This is a freelance position that can be done remotely to an extent, or you can travel the country visiting companies in person to offer your advice and services.
If your background is in financial services, you can make a decent income as a financial consultant for various businesses.
All businesses want to increase their cash flow to help them grow and succeed. Offering advice to companies as a freelance consultant can keep you in demand.
This position can involve helping businesses to boost their revenue beyond their current levels, or you could be tasked with helping a company get out of the red and back into the black.
It is important to stay up to date on the latest practices and legal restraints for this position.
If you don’t have the artistic ability for writing or graphic design and you don’t consider yourself to be an expert that people want to consult, you can stick to tourist jobs.
What Are Tourist Jobs?
Tourist jobs are essentially jobs that are advertised as seasonal with the aim of employing tourists rather than locals. With these types of jobs, you are often working with the public in tourist attraction areas.
Perks of tourist jobs include being given discounted access to the sites you work at or discounted accommodation (including campsites). Some of the most common places where you can get tourist jobs are ski lodges, amusement parks, and campsites.
If you have done lots of traveling before or have visited the location before, this is a huge bonus. Employers will want people who have a passion for their location or attraction that can communicate with other tourists on their level.
If none of these jobs sound like something you would want to do, there are a couple of other options. If you want to stick to remote working you can try online tutoring or teaching.
If you have ever passed any school-level exams, you can become a tutor to help students currently facing their exams to succeed. If you have an ESL or TEFL certificate, you can become an online teacher.
The hours for this are usually very flexible and you can make a significant amount of money with it.
There are so many ways that you can make a decent income living in your RV. Many jobs can be completed from the comfort of your RV with a stunning view anywhere in the country. Take a look into some of the options to take a step closer to your nomadic dream.
- Visiting The Incredible South Coyote Buttes - August 19, 2023
- Joshua Tree Sunset Hotspots: The Best Joshua Tree Sunset Locations - August 16, 2023
- San Diego Sunset Hotspots: The Best Places To Watch The Sunset In San Diego - August 11, 2023