For some it may be hard to believe, but the truth is that there are plenty of ways to make money while on the road. For many full-time motorhome owners, working is essential to maintaining their RV lifestyle. With some to no flexibility required, employment is indeed out there to be utilized as you need it.
Get A Temporary Job
Many employers are increasingly offering temporary positions. If you’re looking for work while traveling, your first stop should be at the local temporary staffing agency (in many cities there will likely be several). Although some positions might offer full-time hours, expect most positions to be part time.
How About A Little Fishing
Ever thought of driving all the way to Alaska in your RV? With a luxury motor home, the trip need not be as grueling as you think and, you could join a fishing crew for about 6-8 weeks after you get there. It’s hard work. No doubt about that, but generally quite financially rewarding. Find out which season has the highest demand for temporary workers. However, the pay is normally irregular as the proceeds from the catch are divided among the crew after deducting for expenses. But still, you could end up earning anything up to $20,000. Enough to keep operating your RV for the rest of the year.
Workamp And Field Work
Workamping is when you work a job which not only pays you, but also allows you to park your luxury motorhome in an RV park with all the modern amenities. Amazon is one of the largest employers of workampers. They call them Camper Force, and they hire people to work in their warehouses. Job positions include shipping, receiving and stowing. American Crystal Sugar Company hires RVers for their Sugar Beet Harvest, which happens towards the end of September. According to the company, you could get paid up to $2,500 for two weeks of work. If you don’t mind manual labor, this is good pay for 2 week’s work.
Our National Parks
The Grand Canyon Association welcomes anyone who is prepared to live in an isolated environment, which makes it perfect for those RVers who are accustomed to boondocking or who love to be off the grid. Civilization is 60-85 miles away, but with a luxury motor-home, you won’t need to keep traveling all the way into town for essentials.
Do Some Freelancing
There are many jobs that match your skills. Working for a specific number of hours every day ensures you make money and still get to enjoy being on the road. As long as you have access to the internet you could find work on websites like Freelancer.com, LinkedIn’s Pro Finder, Guru.com, elance.com, Dice.com and many others. If writing is something you are good at, you could write content for websites, e-books, or wherever they need a good write-up.
The trick to having gainful employment earn you the financial consistency to maintaining a full time lifestyle, essentially may come down to doing your homework and arranging your itinerary with job opportunities. Given our tech advantage to scoping out employment opportunities anywhere we don’t mind being for a few weeks or a couple months, or would be thrilled to stay and hang out for a longer time, means you can have your cake and eat it too. What a great way to live while you nurture your wanderlust!
*Thanks to Thor, Amazon, American Crystal Sugar Company, The Grand Canyon Association, LinkedIn, Guru.com, elance, Dice, and Freelancer for providing suggestions and many job opportunities that keep us on the road.