So, how can you enjoy your full time RV living lifestyle sooner? There are several ways to supplement income while enjoying your full-time RV living. There is an option called work camping that allows you to trade hours for your RV site, as well as make additional income.
Workers are always needed in campgrounds for maintenance, office registration, site escort, security, cooking, retail sales, etc. Some parks are so large they may have 450 seasonal workers and 175-year round folks. It’s a great arrangement.
That is how Pam and I got started. Workamper News is a great site to find these jobs. You can post a resume and receive offers from campgrounds looking for people with your skills.
Another good option to create income is to have your own business – something you can do anywhere and does not involve product inventory, etc. There are companies that need folks for online teaching, consultation, and customer service. All you need is a phone line, a voice over internet protocol system, and a computer. You can have a home office on wheels and claim a tax deduction (seek the advice of an attorney and cpa for more details). The internet is exploding with ways to derive income. You just have to sort out the scams and find the gems.
Where do you want to go next?
Imagine waking up to the call of nature, checking out the changing view in the bathroom window, putting on that pot of coffee and thinking about where you want to go next. “Where do you want to go this winter” is the question Pam and I face right now – ah, so many possibilities!
We are not sure yet, but once we are, we’ll be ready to hit the road and venture off to a new locale. I think it’s time to head back to the beach for a few months. We’re missing the sand between our toes! We also need a supply of liquid grapes so you know what that means. Off the Napa Valley!
We are thankful for the many friends along the way that have shared their experiences with us so we could learn from their mistakes, and not duplicate the same errors. RVers are more than willing to share helpful advice if you ask them for it.
Some will just come right out and tell you whether you want to hear it or not. But that’s okay. We are all a friendly bunch and there are very few lemon trees out there. It’s a great life! Pam and I hope to see you out there someday. Maybe you will be able to tell us that you saw Howard and Pam on our site, and you got inspired to just get out there! Let’s hope!
Howard and Pam
UPDATE: This was our first full time RV living home that we had from 2008 to 2015. It served us well but needs changed and we opted to go to a motorized RV. Read our other posts and you will learn more about why we did so.
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