Put your RV To WorkHow RVers are making their RVs work for them!
Do you ever wonder how people are full-time RVers before their retirement years? Is your wanderlust getting stronger and you’re ready to hit the road but still need income? Or, do you just love RVing and wonder if you can make a little money because of it? If you can relate, then keep reading as we explore 7 ways you can make your RV work for you.
1. Take your work remote
There are more and more companies that are allowing their employees to work remotely. If your job involves sitting in front of your computer all day, this could be an option for you. If this isn’t something that your employer is already offering, start a conversation with them. And, if they aren’t interested, or if you aren’t crazy about your job, find one that will allow you to work remotely.
There are plenty of places where you can get free Wi-Fi as you travel. And, there are also several other options for having internet access from your RV. Then you can spend your work hours at your laptop, possibly staring at stunning views of the country, and head out for an adventure when you clock out.
2. Start a blog
I know, I know… it seems like everyone has a blog these days. But, there are some RVers that are making some serious money from blogging. There are so many options when it comes to blogging. You could blog about traveling, RVs, or absolutely any other topic in the world that you use. That’s the beauty of blogging, your entire audience is online so you can find people to follow just about any topic you can think of.
Don’t get this wrong—I’m not saying that you can just start a blog and the money will be rolling in. But, if you learn all about running a blog successfully, and put the time and effort into it, you can run a successful blogging business from anywhere!
3. Find seasonal work
Just about anywhere you go you can find companies that are looking to hire seasonal employees. If you want to travel the country, find these companies. It could be working in a warehouse during the holiday rush or working on a farm during harvest season. Not only does this give you the ability to see the country as you travel, but it also allows you to try your hand at different jobs and meet all different kinds of people. If you’re not afraid of a little hard work and don’t have any major hang-ups in getting hired, this is a great option.
4. Buy and sell items
This is another idea that has multiple ways that it can work. You could buy new items and sell them online for a profit. Or, as you travel the country you can pop into flea markets, antique shops, and garage sales and look for hidden gems to buy and sell.
5. Make and sell items online (or in-person)
There are plenty of examples of RVers that are making money by making and selling products such as Vancrafted Studio. The owner lives and works from a truck camper. You can sell your products online, get them in local shops around the country, or sell them at craft shows.
6. Teach others how to care for their RVs
This one is literally making your RV work for you. There are plenty of new RVers that aren’t sure how to do anything when it comes to maintaining their RV. You can help fill that gap. You can travel the country while teaching classes to new RVers. And, you can even turn your lessons into online courses complete with videos showing step-by-step how-to guides.
If you are mechanically inclined you can also pick up work helping those on the road to make repairs as needed.
7. Rent your RV to others
If you want to be a full-time RVer this idea isn’t going to work for you. But, if you still have another place to stay, you can rent out your RV, make some extra money, and still have it available to travel when you want. There are websites like RV Share that make this easy for you to do. Think Airbnb for RVs.
If you’re still looking for your dream RV, contact us at Sky River RV to start exploring your options.