What stops a lot of adventure seekers from heading out on their journey? Biggest answer: Which jobs for RVers can help pay for their travels.
Unless you are independently wealthy, you will need to make a living in order to pay for your necessities, your travel, and your fun.
For some RVers, their travels do begin after retirement so there is little to no worry about earning an income on the road. But if you want to hit the road before that happens, you will need to work while traveling.
Can I work my regular job on the road?
For those travelers who are already working in a remote position, it might be easy to live and work full time on the road.
If your employer is not particular about where you work, as long as you get the work done, then you have crossed a big hurdle already.
If you think that there could be a problem with working from the road, it is best to ask first. In either case, it might be a good idea to start with a short trial period to see if this lifestyle will be compatible with your regular 9-5.
Doing a quick trip while working on the road is good for two reasons: You can test the waters to see if you live working from the road and you can test your ability to be productive while working on the road.
There is a nice catchphrase that states: “The mountains are calling” and so the distractions of doing the fun stuff during the day are real. It takes some discipline to be able to work while you travel.
Which jobs allow me to travel?
The list of who could essentially work from home is long.
In our RV Lifestyle Facebook group, we asked the question, “What are jobs you can do from the road?”
The answers varied.
For some, working stationary in an office building is not necessary, due to the majority of tasks being done over the phone or on the computer.
Examples given were Life and Health Insurance Brokers, Mortgage Loan Officers, and Customer Service Representatives.
Some occupations actually allow or require a traveling lifestyle such as traveling nurses, linemen, and welders.
Those working in these jobs are usually hired temporarily with short-term contracts so moving to a new location is inevitable. In situations like these, why not take your home with you on the road?
Entrepreneurs who own their own businesses and can work the hours they want to have the best of both worlds because they call the shots on when they work and where they want to go.
Multi-level-marketing companies, social media managers, graphic designers, and personal coaches are some jobs that our group members say allow them the freedom to work on the road.
Where to find camping specific jobs for RVers
Because more and more people are living and traveling on the road, some companies are taking advantage of those looking for short-term work.
Amazon, for example, has a program called Camperforce where they provide a stipend for campground fees and an hourly rate for campers working in one of their fulfillment centers. You might have heard about this if you watched the movie Nomadland.
The most popular site for finding campground-specific jobs is https://workamper.com/.
This site works like any other job board site, but it is geared specifically towards campers.
Jobs usually include working in the camp office or store, lawn mowing and general maintenance, or acting as a camp host.
We know of several RV families who work seasonally on farms, traveling wherever the harvest takes them. These jobs usually offer stipends for campgrounds as well.
Other jobs could include tour guides at parks and local attractions and activities and camp counselors.
The pros & cons of camper jobs for Rvers
Freedom of Movement: This can be a Pro OR Con depending on how you like to travel. With camper jobs, you are usually required to stay in one spot for a specific amount of time. This can be a deterrent for some who want to move around more often than every 5 or 6 months. With a regular remote job, you of course can move whenever you feel like it.
Set Hours: Camper jobs require you to work a set number of hours in order to cover the cost of your site. These can be quite a few hours which doesn’t leave much time for exploring the area in which you are visiting.
If you are not working to offset the cost of your site, then the pay is not enough to make a living, but it is good to earn a little bit of extra income. Usually the hourly rate is between $9-$15/hour.
Costs Covered: Having your campsites fees covered is a big savings. It’s an added bonus if you are able to stay in a desirable location or campground.
Developing New Friends: Meeting other campers while working can be very rewarding. New friendships can be created and can last a lifetime.
Hitting the road can be relatively easy as long as you are prepared in advance with where and how you will work. Ensuring you have an income as you travel ensures that this lifestyle is sustainable for years to come.
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