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How to Earn Money Working From Your RV

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Making Money on the Move

Living on the road while ticking off spectacular destinations on your bucket list is the point of RV life, but getting tied to a job in one location to help pay for your travels can put a damper on those plans. The good news is that with today's technology there is plenty of work you can do from the road (and you can even get a tax write-off in some cases). "Remote employment is huge right now. Many companies are allowing employees to work from anywhere as long as they have an internet connection, which can easily be equipped in any RV," says Jim Waters, a Lance Camper representative. It certainly doesn't hurt to ask.

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Blogger
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Blogger

The first thing that comes to mind regarding working from your RV is to become a blogger, says Lance Camper's Jim Waters. You can easily start your own blog, but it can take a while to gain a following to earn cash. A better idea is to blog for other people. Hit up small businesses that don't have the time to run their own blogs and offer your services.

Photographer
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Photographer

There are several markets for photographers on the road. Wedding photographers, nature photographers, or even commercial photographers can find gig employment with the help of an agency. Just be sure to schedule your shoot around your travel schedule, recommends Jim Waters of Lance Campers.

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Social Media Manager
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Social Media Manager

Another online job you can easily do from your RV is social media. It's a booming trend, with many businesses deciding they need a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram presence. There are platforms available online that allow scheduling of social media posts to make your job easier by cutting down on the need to be connected constantly.

Virtual Teacher
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Virtual Teacher

Maybe you've always wanted to share your workplace wisdom in retirement. Consider teaching. There are various teaching websites that can hire you as a teacher or even a tutor, and generally they pay well. Do this directly from your RV and communicate with students via video chat or email.

Live Chat Customer Service
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Live Chat Customer Service

While this job may require specific hours and demands your full attention (don't try to take customer calls while driving!), customer service is a great job for extroverts on the road. Just make sure your Wi-Fi connection is strong. "Investing in a quality hot spot and/or Wi-Fi extending antenna as well as an app to locate cell towers is a major key," says Lance Camper's Jim Waters.

Construction Contractor
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Construction Contractor

Construction happens everywhere, so be aware of areas that are undergoing a housing boom when you're driving through town. You should be able to easily find construction work wherever your travels take you.

Customer Service Representative
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Customer Service Representative

As long as you're in a spot where you can get great phone service, being a customer service representative over the phone is a viable option, says Gigi Stetler, CEO of RV Sales of Broward, and Founder of The RV Advisor.

Resume Writer
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Resume Writer

Being able to write a good resume is a skill that people need and will pay to get. Better yet, you can do it from anywhere, and customers don't need to know you're doing it from a campground or the back of an RV. Put the word out yourself to friends, family, or through social media, or hop on with a resume company that may even get you certified.

Web Designer
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Web Designer

Almost every business has a website, and that means almost every business has a need for a web designer, too. If you have the experience and the software (as well as sample links to previous work), do it from the road on your laptop during breaks or as a companion drives.

Animal Trainer or Mobile Pet Groomer
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Animal Trainer or Mobile Pet Groomer

Your RV can also become the home base for a mobile business if you're willing to buy insurance and a business license. Lance Camper's Jim Waters recommends animal training or pet grooming for RVers who have experience in those fields. You can set up shop right outside of your RV and gain customers in every town you pass through. Check each location for licensing laws, however, and know that many RV campgrounds do not allow outside businesses.

Copywriter
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Copywriter

Everyone has a website and needs copy for that website, and copywriters can also provide text for a variety of small business needs ranging from industry reports to interoffice emails. While some businesses can pull it off themselves, it's a task that's often outsourced to freelancers.

Craftsperson
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Craftsperson

Fancy yourself a knitter, or a painter or a jewelry maker? Make and sell your goods on the road. Contact major and local craft shows and set up camp to make some extra cash, says Gigi Stetler of The RV Advisor.

Editor
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Editor

Editing is one of the easiest things to do on the road, as it is done virtually all online with little need to meet with the author or writer. Stay connected via email and work on your own time from your RV.

Influencer
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Seasonal Work
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Seasonal Work

One major perk of RV living is being able to live in the climate you like and move on when it changes. Enter seasonal employment. "Seasonal positions offer similar flexibility to temporary jobs, as some industries need more workers around the holiday season and, during certain months, demand grows for farmhands and fisherman," says Gigi Stetler of The RV Advisor. "Seasonal restaurants fall into this category as well."

Virtual Assistant
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Virtual Assistant

Instead of a personal assistant, a virtual assistant helps a customer with all online needs. Responsibilities could include responding to emails, handling social media, creating spreadsheets, responding to questions, even ordering groceries — all tasks that can be done online from anywhere you want to work, including your RV. Consider joining a service that outsources virtual assistants to find customers.

Temporary Administrative Jobs
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Temporary Administrative Jobs

While working from your RV is convenient, you can still work on the road without working in your actual RV. "Another option to consider is finding temporary work through a staffing agency. Short-term administrative jobs allow you to move onto a new location once the assignment has elapsed," says Gigi Stetler of The RV Advisor.

Travel Agent
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Travel Agent

Since you enjoy traveling enough to hit the road in an RV, why not help other people set up their dream trips, too? While travel agencies are less common than they were 20 years ago, they're still in existence and are expected to generate $17.3 billion in revenue by 2020. If you can offer a niche service thanks to a deep knowledge of a particular area, you'll likely have business.

Traveling Nurse
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Traveling Nurse

If you're a nurse, it shouldn't be too hard to find work pretty much anywhere you set up home for a while. There are agencies that hire traveling nurses, and it's a great option for RV dwellers, says Gigi Stetler of The RV Advisor. Though nurses are usually in high demand, it still pays to plan ahead and make sure there is work in the area before showing up.

Transcriptionist
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Transcriptionist

If you can type at a reasonable speed, picking up some transcription work isn't a bad way to earn some extra income from the comfort of your RV. While this task is largely being overtaken by automation, customers who need precise transcription (or are looking for typists who can understand foreign languages or medical jargon, for example) will continue to need human transcriptionists.

Campground Work
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Campground Work

If you're looking for work on the road, be sure to ask at your campsite if there is an opportunity to be a "workamper." "Employment at campgrounds can also be a convenient way for RVers to earn a wage while accessing other benefits, such as free lodging," says Gigi Stetler of The RV Advisor.