Looking for ways to make some money while you travel on your RV? Almost every RVer is up to something or the other to earn a few extra bucks while moving around. And it is very much possible! So you should not hold back your potential but find ways to earn a few extra while you move. There are innumerable options available for earning money while you are traveling on your RV. Have a look through them to find the one that suits you the best!
1. Start a Website
You can earn online as you travel on your RV by blogging. Though you won’t get rich overnight, yet this can become a way to earn side money or full-time income. But you have to invest a lot of time and hard work for that. You earn through advertising, sponsorships, partnerships, e-books, affiliate marketing, reviews, e-courses and more. Just create your own blog and start earning! This sure gives you a chance to be your own boss.
2. Job opportunities at Campgrounds
The bulletin boards on campgrounds often have jobs listed on them. A business might be hiring for temporary work, some in the local area may need help and so on.
3. Look for jobs in the places you are visiting
It often happens that you stay in a place for quite a long time and there is a scope of doing things there wherefrom you can earn. These are some of the options –
- Work or bartend at a restaurant
- Help out on a farm
- Get a job at a store for sometime
- Work at a motel, hostel, hotel or campground
4. Take Surveys
You get to make some extra money from the survey sites sitting in the comfort of your RV. This kind of work won’t make you rich but will help you earn as you move on the road with minimal work. A few legitimate survey sites are listed below for your convenience –
- Survey Junkie
- Pinecone Research
- American Consumer Opinion
- VIP Voice
- Harris Poll Online
You can sign up for any number of sites so that you receive the maximum number of surveys and earn the most. At times, you will receive free items for testing out.
You can make money while traveling on your RV by proofreading for many people like Court reporters, book authors, bloggers, and many others. The pay packet is variable but it has been observed that most earn approximately $500 – $1,000 in the initial months. This work is meant for those who are proficient in spotting errors in punctuation, text, and spelling and also love reading. You have to be good in grammar and should be able to work in detail. Plenty of writers are searching for people to full-proof their work.
Today many people have the opportunity to work straight from their RVs. They telecommute to their work from Monday to Friday. Some employers permit you to take your current position and make it one remote one. At other times, you, yourself have to search for telecommute positions. This kind of job exists in huge numbers.
7. Working at the Campground
Workamping or Work camping means your working at the RV campground or park. Many campgrounds, even those at national parks, on the beach, in the national forests and more look for workampers and by opting for the same you can make your stay free. If you are a workamper, you can –
- Work in their office
- Clean bathrooms
- Make food
- Clean the RV sites and the RV park
- Guide the RVers to their sites
- Raking leaves
- Managing a gift shop
An RV site can pay the workampers with free stay, on an hourly basis or a mixture of the two.
8. Freelance Writing or Becoming a Virtual Assistant
Freelance writing is a fun way of making money while you travel on your RV. The scope has increased with more businesses going online. Also, bloggers often hire freelance writers to outsource their content. This may give you a chance to write on a topic of your interest.
Another online job quite similar to freelance writing is virtual assisting. A virtual assistant helps to run a business smoothly. You may work on a contract basis for a single job like collecting particular data for research or for a continuous job like providing reply to e-mails. Online businesses and bloggers are on the lookout for virtual assistants. You may be scheduling phone calls, managing someone’s social media accounts, writing emails or creating graphics.
9. Amazon Camperforce
Amazon has a CamperForce program and they search for RVers who are willing to work at their company by picking, packing, stowing and receiving packages. And for this job, they are paid on an hourly basis, get referral bonuses, a completion bonus and paid campsites for those who join the CamperForce program.
10. Sell Products
You can also sell products both offline and online to make money while you are on the road. You can sell items you collect while you travel or create crafts to sell at local craft fairs and so on. If it is online, you can do so through Etsy, Craiglist, eBay, and the list goes on.
11. Sell Your Service on Fiverr
You can sell your work which may range from graphics, writing, animation, digital design, video or digital marketing on Fiverr. Here you have the independence to set your own rates and get your clients. This will allow you to create value for your portfolio which will attract higher-paying clients later on.
12. Do Transcription
If you do not get irritated listening and typing away on your computer, transcription is probably just the ideal work for you. You can be anywhere on earth yet listen to audio and transcribe! Even you will not require an internet connection and you get paid handsomely. Transcription services are of two kinds – general and legal.
13. Shopping online with Ebates
This is how you earn some extra money without doing any work. With Ebates, you need to install an extension on your browser which will find and apply coupons and get you cashback when you do online shopping.
14. Internet Searches with Swagbucks
Swagbucks offers you points for many online activities like using a search engine, completing surveys, watching videos or shopping. So when you are on the road, have some time on hand and want to earn something extra, try Swagbucks. It won’t earn you in millions but sure could chip in as pocket money.
15. Testing Websites
You can use User Testing to make money by testing the friendliness and usability of a website. For doing this, you will have to install recording software on your computer and then the program will move you through various websites and pose questions and you have to record your responses. Each test requires 10 minutes of time and one completed test will fetch you $10.
16. Sell your products online through online stores
If you love making jewelry, wallets or art or design T-shirts, you have the scope of selling these wares online as you RV. The products may range from handmade lotions and soaps to T-shirts to eco-friendly self-care products to printables to handmade jewelry to craft jewelry – just about everything.
17. Teach English Online
If you love teaching and have dreamt of going abroad to teach English, you can do so right from your computer as you travel on your RV. You can teach English and make roughly $14 – $22 every hour and this is sure good side earning.
18. Start an Amazon FBA Business
You will need a bit of time to start with the Amazon FBA business. But once you get the support and the right product, it is easy to earn handsomely.
19. Scour Craiglist
On Craiglist, you can look for odd jobs to make money. The jobs may be sorting through boxes or organizing a house or packing boxes or helping someone move or organizing paperwork or participating in a random video shoot. So when you are on the road and the city’s Craiglist site offers random jobs in its gigs section, it could earn you some bucks.
20. Rent your RV or Van for some days
It might be a bit tough on you to part with your loved RV or campervan, but you can always rent it out for a few days and earn something extra.
21. Offer Dog Walking or petsitting
Dog walking or petsitting is a great way to earn something extra as you RV. You can also start your own dog sitting website. Similarly, a pet sitting business can also be stated.
22. Find seasonal retail work
You can work at retail stores seasonally where you may have to stock shelves, pull items out of the back storage room or fold clothes. You can earn something extra. Many retail stores hire seasonal workers during winter. Many ski resorts also do the same.
23. Manage Properties for people with Airbnb
Many busy homeowners don’t like dealing with managing their Airbnb properties. You can coordinate with the handymen, the renters, the house cleaners and make sure that everything runs smoothly with Airbnb rental.
24. Working at a dude ranch
If you love the open-air plains of the wild west and cows and horses, you will have many jobs at dude ranches across the country. Some of these jobs are – line cook, wrangler, maintenance worker, office coordinator, waitstaff, a ranch hand.
25. Working at National Parks
Many national parks throughout the state hire people for seasonal or temporary jobs. These jobs can vary from mechanics to data analysts to museum curators to landscape architects. The bonus is you get the chance to be at a gorgeous national park! The seasonal jobs are usually during the winter and summer months.
26. Running errands with Task Rabbit
There is a lot of random words that are being hired out throughout the United States due to the gig economy. You can join Task Rabbit and become a Tasker and can help someone move or improve someone’s home or assemble furniture or help in heavy lifting – all for money.
27. Make Deliveries with Postmates
Postmates is a group of couriers who deliver from a restaurant or a store. You may sign up to do deliveries and you can pick where you work and what you will deliver. This app allows people to order from restaurants, personal items and grocery stores across the country for delivery within an hour.
If you are parking close to a city for some days at a stretch, you can work as a tutor there especially if you are good at maths, a foreign language, science or writing. Just post your ad on Craiglist or call on schools close to where you are parked and start working as a tutor. You can earn $100 per hour in this way.
29. Become a Campground Host
If you love people and management, you may become a campground host. Though the payment is not very big, it can keep you busy for a few months of the year. Also, you get a free place to park your vehicle.
30. Marijuana Trimmer in Northern California
Thousands of nomads and backpackers move to California every year to work as trimmers of marijuana. This way you can earn hundreds of dollars every day since this is a billion-dollar industry. Maximum work occurs in Mendocino County during the fall.
31. Mobile Mechanic
When you are RVing you are bound to come across people who require help with their RVs. It may be oil changes or some other advanced work and this could be a very good business to start while you are on the move. But you need to brush up on your mechanic skills and learn to be a good mechanic. Then you can build a website and connect with fellow RVers to find work.
32. Offering your trade to fellow travelers
If you are an electrician, a metalworker or a woodworker, you may use these skills on the road to earn something extra. You can do this through networking, services you offer through your website, social media, etc.
33. Help with van conversions
You can offer the service of van conversions with your team and this is surely a great way to make money while you are on the road.