As an avid camper and RVer who’s also a digital nomad, I know that the best of both worlds is possible: living a nomadic lifestyle while still making a living.
If you’re dreaming of ditching the 9-to-5 and hitting the open road, but you’re worried about how you’ll make money, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to make money while RVing.
In this guide, I’ll share my top tips for digital nomad RVing, including:
- How to choose the right RV for your needs
- How to find affordable RV camping spots
- How to stay connected while on the road
- How to find remote work opportunities
- And more!
So whether you’re a seasoned RVer or just starting out, this guide will help you make the most of your digital nomad RVing experience.
Choosing the right RV
When choosing an RV for digital nomad living, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Size: Do you want a small van that’s easy to maneuver, or a larger RV with more space to spread out? Consider your needs and budget when making your decision.
- Features: Do you need certain features like a desk, comfortable bed, or good storage space? Make a list of your must-haves before you start shopping.
- Price: RVs can range in price from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Set a budget before you start shopping so you don’t overspend.
Finding affordable RV camping spots
There are a number of ways to find affordable RV camping spots. Here are a few tips:
- Use camping apps: There are a number of camping apps available that can help you find RV camping spots. Some popular apps include Campendium, AllStays, and iOverlander.
- Join a camping club: There are a number of camping clubs that offer discounts on RV camping spots. Some popular clubs include Passport America and Thousand Trails.
- Stay at public campgrounds: Public campgrounds are often the most affordable option, but they can also be the most crowded. Be sure to make reservations in advance, especially during peak season.
Staying connected while on the road
In order to work remotely, you’ll need to have a reliable internet connection. Here are a few tips for staying connected while on the road:
- Use a mobile hotspot: A mobile hotspot is a device that can create a Wi-Fi signal from your cellular data connection. This is a good option if you need a reliable internet connection on the go.
- Find public Wi-Fi: Many coffee shops, restaurants, and libraries offer free public Wi-Fi. This can be a good option if you need a place to work for a few hours.
- Use a satellite internet connection: Satellite internet is the most reliable option for staying connected in remote areas. However, it can also be the most expensive option.
Finding remote work opportunities
There are a number of ways to find remote work opportunities. Here are a few tips:
- Use job boards: There are a number of job boards that specialize in remote work opportunities. Some popular job boards include Indeed, Remote.co, and FlexJobs.
- Network with other digital nomads: There are a number of online and offline communities for digital nomads. Networking with other digital nomads is a great way to learn about remote work opportunities.
- Reach out to companies directly: If you know of a company that you’d like to work for, reach out to them directly to see if they have any remote work opportunities.
Making money while RVing
There are a number of different ways to make money while RVing. Here are a few ideas:
- Freelance work: If you have a skill that you can freelance, such as writing, editing, or design, you can find freelance work to do while you’re on the road. There are a number of freelance job boards where you can find work.
- Remote work: If you have a job that you can do remotely, you can continue to work while you’re on the road. Many companies are now offering remote work opportunities.
- Start your own business: If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you can start your own business while you’re on the road. There are a number of different types of businesses that you can start while RVing, such as an online store, a consulting business, or a coaching business.