RV lifestyle tips: need to generate some income while traveling in your RV? Try work camping.
At first, the notion of that relaxed, blissful RV lifestyle and working don’t seem to go together.
However, many of your fellow active RVers spend a little – or even a lot – of their time working.
In the RV world, it’s known as “work camping.”
It can mean anything from volunteering a few hours each week to part-time work to even a full-time job. The work can be done either from the comfort of your motor home or in a more traditional workspace. And the opportunities available to RVers are plentiful – especially if you’re willing to use your imagination.
Work camping within your campground
If you’re merely looking for some supplemental income, you might be able find part-work without even leaving your campground.
Many campgrounds need help handling matters like maintenance work, office duties or being a campground host. While these jobs typically don’t pay much, they can add to your cash flow – and give you the opportunity to meet people or get some exercise, while still giving you plenty of time to enjoy your RV lifestyle. Some campgrounds may opt to give you free RV hook-ups or rent instead of paying you.
And let’s not overlook “work-at-home” jobs.
Be aware that many of these opportunities aren’t legitimate. But, a steadily increasing number of companies – including Fortune 500 organizations – now offer their employees or freelance workers the ability to perform their duties from their home base. These jobs include sales, telemarketing, clerical, consulting and much more.
How do you find on-premise work camping jobs? Work at home?
Simply ask the campground management if they could use some help. Also, some national parks routinely hire seasonal workers. Plus, companies like Recreation Resource Management place campground workers throughout the country.
Or, do an online search for “work camping jobs” and invest some time seeing what campgrounds are hiring. Be sure to check out Workamper News.
For work-at-home jobs, think about your skill sets and interests – then find a company that would allow you to capitalize on those from home (i.e., telecommuting). Use the Internet to start your search by obtaining lists of organizations that employ at-home workers, and go from there. Or if there’s a company nearby you’d like to work for, ask if they allow telecommuters.
Work camping outside your campground.
Looking for full-time work? You’ll probably have to venture outside your campground to find it – unless you can land a telecommuting job.
The good news is that many campers do this, and still enjoy the RV lifestyle.
Naturally, your opportunities will be limited by your location. If you’re in a remote spot, you’re going to have to be flexible and creative. There could be some construction, seasonal or retail jobs available – maybe even some guide work.
Meanwhile, if you’re camped close to a metropolitan area or attractions that generate a lot of visitors, you’ll have more options.
Again, the Internet provides the easiest way to find nearby work opportunities. But, don’t overlook the local classified section of the newspaper – or networking with your fellow RVers.
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Full time RV insurance could be a smart idea. In fact, it may be a requirement if you’ve living five months or more in your recreational vehicle each year.
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