One of the biggest hurdles to starting full-time RVing is securing a job or income that can support the RV lifestyle.
RVers who desire to hit the road year-round are looking for jobs that can accommodate their nomadic journey.
Fortunately, there are a variety of job opportunities available for full-time RVers.
Some popular options include working remotely as a freelancer, consultant, or virtual assistant, which allows you to work from anywhere as long as you have internet access.
Additionally, many online resources and job boards are dedicated to helping full-time RVers find the best jobs that fit their lifestyle.
With a bit of research and some flexibility, finding a job that allows you to pursue your love of travel while earning a steady income is possible. Here are some of the best full-time RVing jobs and how to find them.
How to Make a Living on the Road
After many years of living nomadically, I have found the best way to make an income (or at least get started making an income) is to utilize multiple revenue streams.
As you’re browsing the below ideas for RV jobs, keep in mind how you might combine job opportunities to make a full-time income while you’re RVing. You may want to workamp while you start your online coaching business, or use your VA skills to take on client work while also building a freelance writing portfolio.
It’s up to you how you build your dream life on the road! So let’s jump in and find some RV job opportunities.
Remote Jobs for RVers
There are many options for remote positions available for full-time RVers. These jobs offer flexibility and the ability to work from anywhere with an internet connection, making them ideal for those living on the road.
Many of the below jobs can potentially be contract work (1099) or full-time jobs with a company.
The key is finding a job that allows you to work somewhat on your own schedule to balance work with your RV lifestyle, including running errands, travel days, and enjoying the places you visit.
Get started exploring the remote jobs below.
1. Coaching / Teaching
Online coaching is becoming an increasingly popular way to make money passively while also working remotely. Many life coaches, personal trainers, artists, chefs, and more are building an audience online and selling their coaching services either one-on-one or as a course to their audience.
This business model will require learning about online marketing and growing an audience. However, it is flexible since you can take various skills you might be using in a current job and turn that skill set into a business teaching others.
Here are some examples of online coaches:
- wellness or niche health coach such as gut health
- artist and musicians
- nutrition or weight loss coach
- business coach
2. Freelance Writing
As a freelance writer, you can work from anywhere with an internet connection, which means you can travel and work on the road. You can pitch to clients, write articles, and meet deadlines while exploring new destinations.
Keep in mind, that it takes time to find clients and consistent writing gigs to help build your writing portfolio. You should also develop other skills and expertise to complement your writing abilities, including photography skills and SEO knowledge (search engine optimization). You can also take writing and pitching courses to help hone your skills.
3. Freelance Marketing
A marketing freelancer can offer a range of marketing services remotely. You can assist clients with digital marketing strategies, content creation, email marketing services, paid advertising, web content management, social media management (including services as a Facebook ads manager or Pinterest account manager), and more.
As a freelance marketer, you can offer an all-in-one package or specialize in one of the mentioned areas and hone your skills. Freelance marketers can build a client base through websites such as Upwork or Fiverr.
4. Graphic Designer or Web Designer
Design skills can be a great asset if you’re an RVer looking for remote work. You can design visually appealing graphics or websites for clients, utilizing your creativity and technical skills to communicate brand messages effectively and enhance a business’s presence online and in print.
5. Social Media Manager
If you have an aptitude for social media, consider an entry-level position managing social media accounts for businesses or individuals. If you already have experience in this area consider offering freelance services including curating engaging content, responding to followers, and analyzing performance.
If you want blogging to be your main source of income, you’ll need time to build up an audience or a healthy body of work (blog posts) to create a steady cash flow. But this type of work can be a great side gig to supplement your income while you’re on the road.
As a full-time RVer, you can monetize your travel experiences by sharing RV tips, destinations, and insights about life on the road while generating income through affiliate marketing, advertising revenue, digital products, and other income streams.
7. Vlogging or Podcasting
Similar to building a blog or niche website, you’ll find it takes time as a YouTube content creator or podcaster to create a large amount of content and build a nurtured audience. However, these types of online businesses offer a flexible schedule with somewhat passive income through ads, sponsorships, affiliate marketing, and digital product sales.
8. Selling Products Online
Operating an e-commerce store can be a good way to create a sufficient source of income for RVers. There are a lot of different ways to sell things online. You can sell handmade crafts, vintage items, or niche products through online platforms like Etsy or Shopify.
If you have very limited space in your RV, you can also explore drop shipping which would eliminate the need to keep inventory on-hand and the responsibility for shipping items. You can also pay companies to dropship your own items.
Digital products such as templates, eBooks, or online courses can also be sold through Etsy or your own website.
9. Voiceover Work
RVers with a talent for voice acting can record voiceovers for commercials, social media ads, YouTube videos, audiobooks, animations, and other projects remotely.
With the technology available in portable recording equipment, even a small RV or van can be turned into a studio to deliver professional-quality audio from anywhere. You can get started with small gigs on Upwork and Fiverr.
10. Freelance Proofreader
If you’re an RVer who’s great with grammar, you can provide proofreading services to authors, small businesses, or publishing companies. Review written content for grammar, punctuation, and clarity while enjoying the flexibility to work on your schedule and be your own boss.
11. Freelance Transcriber
Similar to proofreading, transcribing is another freelance gig that allows you to work on your own time and is a good fit for a small workspace. Transcribers take audio or video files from clients (typically in the medical or legal field) and convert spoken content into written text accurately and efficiently.
12. Accounting or Bookkeeping
If you have an accounting background or expertise can offer remote accounting or bookkeeping services to small businesses, freelancers, or other clients, managing financial records, taxes, and payroll from your mobile office.
13. Customer Service Representative
Customer service representative (CSR) positions have evolved in the digital age, allowing individuals to provide top-notch customer support from virtually anywhere in the world. This fusion of work and wanderlust makes CSR jobs on the road a popular choice for full-time RVers who want to get started traveling quickly while maintaining a steady income.
With a CSR job, you’ll provide customer support for companies via phone calls, email, or chat, assisting customers with inquiries, troubleshooting issues, and delivering exceptional service from your home on wheels. You will need a reliable internet connection and schedule to make this job work in a nomadic lifestyle.
14. Virtual Assistant (VA) Services
Full-time RVers can offer virtual assistant services remotely, helping clients with administrative tasks, scheduling, email management, research, and other business support duties.
You can work as a VA independently or through a VA agency. Working for yourself will allow you more flexibility for your travel plans, but starting in an agency could be a faster way to gain experience while you build a client base for your own VA business.
15. IT Job
With the growth of IT departments on the rise, RVers with IT skills have the increasing opportunity to work remotely as system administrators, network engineers, or cybersecurity specialists, providing technical support for employers.
16. Healthcare Job
Remote RVers in the healthcare field can offer telemedicine services, medical transcription, health coaching, or consulting, providing professional expertise and support to patients or healthcare organizations from anywhere.
Many of these jobs require degrees or certifications, but there are remote opportunities in this industry if you’re willing to invest in your education.
Some remote jobs in the healthcare field include:
- telehealth clinician
- healthcare recruiter
- online counseling (start your own virtual practice, join a therapy network to find clients, or do both)
- health insurance agent
- clinical coordinator or patient care coordinator
- medical staff scheduler
- medical billing and coding
17. Web or Software Development
Full-time RVers with coding skills can work remotely as web developers, software engineers, or app developers, designing, building, and maintaining websites, applications, and digital solutions while on the road.
Other Remote Job Opportunities
Here are additional remote job ideas for your consideration.
- sales (software, life insurance, pharmaceutical)
- life insurance agent
- travel agent (apply for a job or you can create your own agency)
- data entry (this could be a full or part-time job, contract work, or freelance)
- consulting (HR, IT, software, etc.)
Internet for Remote Jobs for RVers
Remember, the most crucial requirement for remote work is internet access. Don’t rely on campground WiFi for a wireless internet connection for your job.
Many RVers who work remotely opt for multiple hotspots or cellular carriers to ensure they always have service no matter where they are on the road.
The affordable satellite internet option, Starlink, has also become popular with working RVers.
In-Person Jobs for Full Time RVers
Remote jobs do offer the most flexibility for full-time RVers, however seasonal and temporary in-person jobs that are in physical locations are another great option for RVers looking to make money on the road.
Get started researching the jobs below for some of the best ways to make money while full-time RVing.
18. Traveling Healthcare Professional
Traveling healthcare professionals (including travel nurses and travel therapists) provide essential medical services in various locations, offering flexibility and filling in temporary staffing gaps in hospitals, clinics, or mobile health units across the country. These types of workers often sign short-term contracts (around three months).
19. Artist or Maker
Many RVers find ways to bring their studio on the road! From jewelry making to leather crafting – you can find a way to create from your RV. Many artists and craftsmen follow the art show circuit, selling their wares at various shows around the country.
Add an online storefront using a platform such as Shopify or start an Etsy shop to give your crafts an online presence to get additional sales.
20. RV Maintenance Technician
RV maintenance technicians ensure smooth travels for fellow RVers by offering on-the-go repair and maintenance services. They specialize in tasks ranging from mechanical repairs to electrical troubleshooting, providing convenience to the RV community.
Get started in this field by taking RV tech classes or enrolling in the National RV Training Academy.
21. Musician or DJ
Musicians or DJs can entertain audiences at various venues, from campgrounds to festivals, showcasing their talent while embracing the freedom to perform in diverse settings and connecting with new audiences along their journey.
22. Pet Sitter
As a pet sitter in an RV, you can offer pet-sitting services in pet owners’ homes on platforms such as Rover. On this platform, you control your schedule and location allowing for flexibility in your travel plans. As a pet sitter, you would offer services such as pet walking, feeding, and playtime with their furry companions, allowing pet owners to have peace of mind while they’re away.
As a photographer, you can specialize in capturing life’s most cherished moments, from weddings and births to intimate family gatherings and elopements, as well as offering boudoir photography sessions. You can do all this with some thoughtful travel planning that aligns with your photo sessions.
Another option is to focus on 360 video content creation for hotels, tourism boards, and other businesses.
You could also supplement this income by selling stock photos of your travels through online platforms such as iStock or Shutterstock.
Driving for delivery services such as DoorDash or ride-sharing platforms such as Uber or Lyft, is a great job option for RVers looking to work on the road and supplement their income.
These platforms offer flexibility, allowing you to work on your own schedule and in locations of your choice. The earning potential can be substantial, with the ability to increase your income during peak hours or in busy tourist destinations.
25. Workamping Jobs
Workamping jobs offer a unique opportunity for RVers to exchange labor for a place to park their RV and even additional compensation. Positions range from camp host jobs and maintenance workers to farmhands and event staff, providing a sense of community and adventure in diverse work environments.
5 Resources for Full Time RVing Jobs
Here are some additional helpful resources to find out more about jobs for full-time RV living and places to find remote or workamping jobs.
- The RV Entrepreneur Podcast – Features interviews with different full-time RVers who work from their RV and tips for how to make working on the road easier.
- Flex Jobs – Verified online job listings for various part-time and full-time remote work opportunities.
- CoolWorks – Seasonal, full-time, and temporary job opportunities in the outdoor industry.
- Workcamper – Workamping jobs and resources.
- Facebook Groups – Search for “workamping” on Facebook to find groups featuring different work camper opportunities and postings.
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