Yes it is possible to become a Full-Time RVer without a large pension, being independent wealthy or have a job that you can do from your computer. Listed below are a few opportunities so you too can live & travel in your RV. There is no magic way to instantly earn lots of money traveling. But with research it is possible. But please, do your research. What works great for one person may not for the next.
Oil field gate guards work with security companies to man the entrances of oil fields, logging traffic. Logging traffic is either done on an Ipad or paper tablet. You work as a Independent Contractor at most Gate Guard Companies. The assignments WE prefer are RV onsite 24/7 Gate but they do have other options. The pay ranges from $150-$300 per day/per couple OR they do offer 12-hour shifts. If you are interested in learning more about requirements, head over to https://tops.portal.texas.gov/psp-self-service/login/auth to answer specific questions about licensing OR contact J&G Security for more information about their company.
Sugar Beet Harvest..
These are seasonal short term jobs that are available in Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota and Montana. The short term positions offer excellent compensation and allows travelers to make a nice paycheck in a short amount of time. AND they pay for your campsite so more savings. The locations do offer different incentives so check them out before you sign for a specific location. This is another one of those jobs that you either love it or hate it. If your interested in learning more, head over to https://www.theunbeetableexperience.com/ and tell them we sent ya!
Workamper at a Amusement Park..
Adventureland in Iowa is a resort made up of an amusement park, water park, hotel, restaurant, and campground. Workampers typically work in the park during the 1st year. If you want to be in the area or to be part of a great community, it is a great option that allows you to earn income AND a free campsite. For detailed information go to: https://www.adventurelandresort.com/information/employment/workamper-program
Workamper at a RV Park..
These types of jobs can be part-time or full-time work with RV camping. You can work as an employee or volunteer. There are several options such as free site after working 20hrs in the campground OR paid for all hours and RV site is free. The jobs could be office, entertainment, custodial or maintenance just to name a few. Do you research and ask questions when applying. Two places to look for these types of jobs are: https://www.workamper.com/ and https://www.work-for-rvers-and-campers.com/
Independent Contractor For The Army Corp..
Most of these positions include camp host or gate attendants. But there are locations that hire for pay or volunteer that do custodial duties, mowing and gardening. This can be a great way to enjoy an absolutely beautiful area without spending every penny in your wallet. Each location is different so log into https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lewisville/Volunteer/volops.asp to see what jobs are listed OR call your local office for more information or job availabilities.
Become a Entrepreneur..
What Technical and Creative Skills do you have? Have you ever wanted to sell a craft or service that you enjoy doing? You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap if you put your mind to it. This can be a side job or your full-time income. Explore what it takes to formally “start” a business. Also, the tax implications if you plan on traveling to state to state with your business. I wish we could include a helpful link but that has to be up to your entrepreneurial self.
Freelance Travel Writing..
Travel writing can be a lucrative job, but it requires a lot of creative thinking. If you’re someone who loves traveling around places and writing about it, this job is the best for you. A travel writer’s job is basically to travel and write about those travel experiences. https://www.freelancewriting.com/ is one great resource for this.
Drive for Uber or Lyft..
Drivers help riders find a way to go from point A to point B. It can be a safe and affordable method of transportation for riders. But, it also has created a great way for people to either earn good money as a side job or full-time income depending on location. Pay rates will vary depending on the location, how busy the area is and what time of the day you are giving rides. Uber: OR Lyft:
Food Delivery Service..
If you enjoy shopping this might be a good option for you. Food delivery companies that operates an online food ordering and food delivery platform is another option that you could do right along with driving with Uber or Lyft. You could combine the 2 services together to earn more income during the slow times. There are several different companies out there so I will only name a few here. DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats, and instacart.
Farm or Ranch Help..
What would you do as a farm or hand worker? Most jobs are outdoors, herding cattle to and from pastures, overseeing the maintenance of fences and buildings, and general care of the animals. Many ranchers use motorized all-terrain vehicles as a primary mode of transportation, with some horses as working animals. One great resource we found was RanchWork. You can search by location or job types. Another option is Horse Ranch Jobs.
Resort management can entail a lot of different jobs into one. An individual can plan, manage and market vacation facilities and services. This could be any type of vacation property not just RV parks.
Heck these jobs can put you in a lush vacation spot that you possibly could not afforded to ‘visit’ not to mention to live in. Indeed is one resource but one we found not too long ago is CoolWorks. Some of the positions provide housing and other jobs you bring your RV with. The possibilities are endless.
Bus Tour Driver..
A Bus Tour Driver can be a huge asset to tourist areas. If you carry the proper licensing, you could be a driver/tour guide in the Grand Canyon, Savannah GA, Mount Rushmore, a Napa And Sonoma Wine Country Tour or many more. If you have the passion to share your experience or knowledge about a certain area this may be a great way to earn income. One of the ways to find a job like this is look directly at a company in an area you want or plan to be in. OR you can use the Employment Resource links listed below.
Do you have prior Bartending experience? Employers are looking for employees are those who are self-motivated, confident, good at multi-tasking and creating special connections, and who, above all, show impeccable work ethic. You could find yourself spending this summer making memories that will last a lifetime with a seasonal travel job. Businesses that primarily have more customers during specific seasons hire seasonal employees for extra help during their busiest times.
Temporary work refers to an employment situation where the working arrangement is limited to a certain period of time based on the needs of the employer. These types of jobs are everywhere! Example of one is listed above. Working the Beet Harvest. But, you can contact Temporary Job Agencies to find short term jobs in an area you want to spend some time in or where you want to be. There are unlimited amount of staffing areas out there that you will have to seek out in the area you want to be. On Indeed, they also list temp jobs that you can search for online.
There are different types of tour guides such as a historical guide, adventure guide, museum guide, nature guide or city guide. With these types of jobs you can spend a season or year in an area that you may not have been able to afford if you were back in your sticks n bricks home. Imagine if you were given a chance to embark on experiences that enhanced your life and the lives of others, changed the way you interact with the world around you, and connected you with the amazing places where you want to live.
Become a Consultant
Do you have a well-developed network in a certain industry? Are you self-directed? If so, you might be ready to become a consultant.
Because consultants work on a contract basis, there are no set qualifications to be a consultant. It comes down to what the organization needs and how well you can sell your offer.
However, businesses expect consultants to give expert-level advice, and consulting jobs are competitive. This means that the more you can do to excel, the more likely you are to reach your goals.
Blog or Write
According to Wikipedia, Digital nomads are people who travel freely while working remotely using technology and the internet. But before you dive in head-first, it’s a good idea to look around and figure out what it’s really like to be a digital nomad. As romantic as working while traveling may sound, the reality is that combining career and travel isn’t for everyone. You’ll need to make sure that you have the necessary skills in order to work from any location successfully, such as internet availability, being able to manage your workload, meet your deadlines, and still work well with your colleagues, even if they’re thousands of miles away.
Sell Goods or Crafts at Fairs
If you don’t need income to pay your monthly bills, but maybe can’t afford a location you want to visit for an extended amount of time, volunteer. A RV Park may provide a RV site for free if you agree to work 20 hours per week.
Freelance Travel Photography
Paid Public Speaking
Freelance Travel Writing
Selling Ebooks Or Courses
RatRacerebellion is great for virtual jobs and side gigs. You can sign up to receive alerts when new jobs post.
Indeed another great resource that you can sign up for alerts of jobs that may be in an area that you plan on being in OR remote work from home jobs.
Zip Recruiter is a online job search recruiter site. You can search by your location, job type or skills.
Coolworks is an amazing resource that you can search for that particular job that may not be found on a traditional site. The site provides a way to search by category, state, season and national parks. Some of the employers provide housing or bring your RV with!
Kamper Jobs We found this site just recently. It is 100% FREE to search or post jobs available. Sign up for their weekly jobs email, create a resume and search jobs based on several criteria’s.
FlexJobs this is a paid service so we suggest doing your research before signing up. They offer a wide range of jobs either location dependent OR 100% remote.
Workers on Wheels was started by Coleen and Bob a few years back but recently has been passed on to Jim Erickson. This resource is 100% FREE as well for individuals searching for jobs. OR a small fee for employers to post job openings. It is a website and newsletter about working while RVing. Sign up today for their FREE newsletter.
Working Couples is another on-line job search engine. You can sign up for their FREE newsletter however you must be logged in to view a particular job contact information. You will need to sign up for a subscription, either Limited which will give you ‘limited’ information, Monthly will give you access to the job postings and who the contact is OR you can pay for a Quarterly subscription. The costs start at $9.95 monthly or $23.95 per quarter.
Fiverr is a Freelance board on graphic design, writing, digital marketing, programming, tech, data, video, animation and much more. You are able to put yourself in a position to make money using your talents and/or skills.
Monster Job search engine, you can create your resume, salary tools, career advice and upload our resume for potential employers to view. This is one great way to find jobs to work from your RV or a location you plan to be in.
Workamper started in 1987 as a resource for RVers. There is a small fee for RVers to look for jobs on their site but in our eyes, worth every penny. Gold Plan $19.95 per year. Diamond Plan $47.00 per year and Platinum for $67.00 per year. Each plan has its own options so take a look at all 3 and pick the best one for you.
*Do your due diligence before making a decision. We all have different backgrounds, skills, & comfort levels and as RVers, we need to be flexible and always have a backup plan.