How to Make Money from the Road in Your RV

by | Jan 4, 2019 | RV Buyer's Guide | 24 comments

make money from the road in your RV

More and more it seems that people are ditching the 9-5 grind and hitting the open road. Living as a digital nomad in your very own traveling home can seem like a dream to many people. Traveling the country, enjoying the beauty surrounding you…. But then reality hits, you still need to make money from the road! Thankfully in this digital age there are so many you can make an income while traveling full time. With a little creativity and ingenuity, plus a Wi-Fi connection, you will be hitting the road and making money from our RV in no time!

Become an RV Digital Nomad

Working as a Digital Nomad from your RV is really not much different than finding a work from home position. You simply need to find something that works for you and your lifestyle and run with it! Of course, be aware of any “work from home scams”. These typically sound too good to be true, and they are!

If you are looking to become a digital nomad, you need to first realize what will and will not work for you. Are you a creative? Can you make something that you can sell from the road? Are you an IT master? Love writing? Know your strengths and play to them! You will be surprised the things that people pay for that you can do remotely.

Web Search Evaluation

One job you can easily do from the road is web search evaluation. Two of the main companies that employ individuals for this type of position are Appen and Leapforce. Both companies employ people from around the world to work from their computers or phones to help improve search engines and social media channels. The scope of work is extremely simple as well. It does not take an IT expert to complete the tasks of this type of job, and you will be trailed and given guidelines per each project you end up working on.

Start a Blog

Want to do something a but more creative? Why not start a blog! There is very little upfront cost and an unlimited market for growth! You can share your travels, the things you love, and get paid to do so. Just know, blogging is not a get rich quick type business. It takes a lot of time and work to start making money with a blog, but it can for sure be done.

Drop Shipping

Maybe you want to create but don’t want to have any products on hand. I mean you don’t want a bunch of shirts taking up valuable space in your RV. But with drop shipping, you can create your own shirts, coffee mugs, canvas’ etc… And never have to touch a single product! Simply create graphics, and have them placed on a product you love, then start advertising. It really is so simple. One of the best places to create these products is with Printful. There you can create products, share them to a store, and they do all the work of shipping and money handling!

Become a Virtual Assistant

Did you know a tn of companies hire Virtual Assistants to take care of day to day tasks remotely? You can do anything from maintain social media channels, to writing blog posts, composing emails or even answering phone calls. You can either find a company yourself that may want to hire, or check out some virtual assistant job boards to start your search for your new digital career.

Teaching Online

There is a HUGE market right now for teachers to work virtually. Many of these companies pay upwards of $20 an hour for you to teach English to children overseas. VIP Kid is one of the main companies (and best paying) offering these types of positions. Another company offering online teaching is Education First. All you need to have in order to qualify is a Bachelor’s Degree (in any field not just education) and a good internet connection!

As you can see there are so many different ways to make money from the road! Those mentioned above are by no means the only options available for you! Take a look around and see what you can find. There are literally hundreds of ways to make money online today. Just be careful of scams but don’t be afraid to put yourself out there!

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  1. Pinay Odyssey

    Great tips! I really admire people with passion and dedication to live life the way they want it, may it be on the road or not. I’m pretty sure many aspiring digital nomads would find your article helpful. Keep inspiring!

  2. Cristina Petrini

    It ‘really interesting your blog post and in fact from your facebook page I opened the article for light. I do not think it’s easy, but give a good idea to start.

  3. Jessica

    These are great alternatives to the 9 to 5! The option of teaching online is awesome and needed but I have had heard complaints about not doing enough. I love complaint where people feel as though they could be doing more

    • Jessi Joachim

      Yeas teaching online really is a wonderful job!

  4. Joan

    These are really great tips, I am not on the road but have been curious about drop shipping. Need to research more.

    • Jessi Joachim

      These are great for just working from home as well! Drop shipping is so easy too! Printful makes it simple and I love simple

  5. Dani

    What a great list of opportunities! This would certainly make ‘living the dream’ a reality for some! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Jolie Starrett

    Great tips. We just sold our RV and I have mixed emotions about that.

  7. Jasmine

    This is a wonderful and extremely helpful blog! I’ve been seriously considering quitting my 9-5 to focus on my blog, unfortunately, I’m not made of money so I’ll need to dig into each of these a little more! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jessi Joachim

      I know that feeling! These are all really great options for on the road as well as just working from home! I love that we have so many options now

  8. Tara Pittman

    So many ways to earn money from the internet. It is cool that you can travel like this.

  9. Summer Mitch Ryan

    So this is what drop shipping is about. Really interesting! Something that I could do. I’m checking Printful shortly.

  10. Irina

    The Virtual Assistant job sounds nice, and I have noticed an increase in jobs for Online teaching, I just wasn’t sure it would be feisable! Thank you for your ideas!

  11. Ola @ WanderWithOla

    What a list of awesome ideas! Yup, the internet opens the way for lots of people to be able to travel the world and still make money at the same time. Thanks for all the tips!

  12. Mom Life Optimized

    This is totally a dream of our family’s to roadschool and make money RVing around the world. Thank you for some really great tips here.

  13. Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland

    There are so many creative ways to earn money online. I love teaching online! I’ve been doing it for a few months now and absolutely love it!

  14. Ada

    I love how the Internet provides us with so many ways to make money from home or on the road. Such a blessing.

  15. Ruth I

    It would be so awesome to travel or live in RV while earning! I wish it’s possible here, I love traveling to beautiful places!

  16. Monique Starks

    My husband and I are RV’ing for the next few years. I cannot WAIT!! I just saved this article in my Evernote. I’ve been looking into the websites that pay to teach English. Thanks for this helpful information.

    • Jessi Joachim

      So glad I can help! VIP kid is really great, I know a lot of people who work with them and love it.

  17. Ron Leyba

    Amazing tips. Surely everyone will find this interesting.

  18. Sigrid Says

    Nice ideas! Hmmm I can do this, i mean travel and earn. But I wonder if I can live in a vehicle, even with all the comforts.

  19. Anosa Malanga

    Indeed such a great list/compilations of what we can try to do. I love to travel yet I couldn’t get out of my job. I am not confident enough that I can be as stable as what I have now.

  20. Cynthia Nicoletti

    You surely offered great ideas on how to make money in the car, love it !! Writing would also be on the top of my list.


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