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Working From Your RV

July 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Working From Your RV

Working from your RV When I started fulltiming, Netscape, CompuServe, America Online, and Prodigy had yet to be launched, and geeks were trying to figure out how to use Internet connections. When I began writing articles for RV publications, cell phones were just emerging. Imagine working from your RV and staying connected with work entirely through US Mail (without having a permanent address to receive mail) and public telephones (sometimes parking by a telephone booth for hours waiting for a return call from a publisher). Today you can stay connected with work on the road with ease thanks to Wi-Fi and Cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud, not to mention cell phone coverage nearly everywhere – even while rolling down the highway in your RV. You can use all of these magical devices right from your desk – whether it is in your office cubicle in a Manhattan high rise, in your RV on the beach at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, or in RedRock RV & Camping... [Read more...]

Working While Traveling in an RV

June 5, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Working While Traveling in an RV

As RVers seek ways to enjoy their lifestyle many have turned to working while traveling as a way to support their lifestyle and as a means to supplement their pensions. Being a work-camper is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle, one that is actively pursued by more than 80,000 RVers throughout the U.S. and Canada. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved There are many ways for RVers to use their skills and talents to earn an income while living in an RV. Working while traveling in an RV can offset the cost of the RV lifestyle by exchanging their knowledge, skills, and labor for a free camping site and occasional minimum wage pay. Work-campers are typically employed by RV parks and destination resorts. Opportunities for work-camping are also available at amusement and theme parks, museums and art galleries, and other outdoor recreation facilities and attractions. Many RVers working while traveling are on the road full-time, moving from place to place. Others stay long-term in one location or... [Read more...]

Do You Know Why You RV?

January 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Like most fulltime RVers I always read articles pertaining to the RVing lifestyle.  A lot of people who are standing on the fringe of RVing ask questions of any RVer they run into.  The most prominent question is…”Can I afford to RV?”  The usual answer is…”It depends on how much you need to live on per month.” That got me to asking the question, “Why do we continue to RV?”  You may think there’s an easy answer, but sometimes it’s more complicated than “Because we enjoy it.” While I can’t find exact statistics, I do know from talking with other RVers that the number of people working on the road is continuing to grow.  This lifestyle has caught on with more and more people.  Baby Boomers are a good example.  Many of them got caught at retirement age with no pension.  A great many of them joined the RV community and are able to live comfortably and many are working on the road. Now, back to why we continue to RV.  We were like all other RVers... [Read more...]

Good Sam on Celebrity Apprentice April 29th

April 26, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Good Sam on Celebrity Apprentice April 29th

Good Sam, the parent company of Woodall’s, is in the fifth installment of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” featuring American business mogul Donald J. Trump. The episode featuring the company will air Sunday, April 29 on NBC at 9/8 Central. Good Sam was chosen among several Fortune 500 companies to be featured as a task sponsor on a 2012 segment on the popular NBC reality series. The episode will highlight some of the many benefits and services Good Sam provides to the community. Donald Trump commented, “Good Sam, one of the world’s largest lifestyle organizations, provides a wide and wonderful array of products and services, and we are very pleased to have them on our show.” Trump continued, “I think the episode is exciting and definitely a great fit for our audiences.” On the reality show, the contestants vie for strategic position, with competitive payoffs coming in the form of sizable donations to their designated charities. The contestant chosen as Celebrity... [Read more...]

Earn Money #5–An Update and Wrap Up

March 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Earn Money #5–An Update and Wrap Up

This post is a follow up on my theme of creative ideas for earning money from your RV, whether you are a full-timer looking for a little extra income or just someone who loves to travel and needs to have a job you can do while engaging in your passion. We have already discussed the replacement of the 21 copies of Romancing the Web with the defective cover that arrived in two days in perfect condition. Since that time, I have sold two copies on the Amazon website and see this project as pretty much completed, other than my continued efforts at marketing. I submitted the book to parapublishing’s “reviews wanted” column and two persons volunteered to review the book. As of this writing, one of the reviews has posted on www.amazon.com and the other is in the works. I see this as a win-win project: individuals volunteer to review books on subjects that interest them (both persons were interested and participating in online dating, one is in her 50’s and one in her 60’s, so the book... [Read more...]

Earn Money From Your RV–Teach College!

February 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Earn Money From Your RV–Teach College!

There have been a number of articles posted in recent months on various ways to earn money by working from your RV. My esteemed colleague, Patti, has written several posts on this topic and shared specific details about tutoring students right from her RV. I submitted a post later last year about writing books from your RV and publishing them via Amazon.com’s Create Space division. I want to share another money-making tip today—teaching online college classes right from the comfort of your trailer or camper. There are a number of colleges and universities that offer online classes. If you have any type of connection with a brick and mortar school, you may be able to teach an online class or two for them, giving you the opportunity to travel year round. If you do not currently have such a connection, I would encourage you to explore the numerous schools offering primarily online courses. A few of the most popular include: Capella, Phoenix, Kaplan and Keller, but there are a number of... [Read more...]

Earn Money From Your RV–the Kindle Effect!

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Earn Money From Your RV–the Kindle Effect!

As a follow-up, or perhaps an additional entry to complement my previous posts on publishing a book from your RV via Amazon.com’s Create Space division, I want to turn our attention to Kindle publishing. I have uploaded to Kindle two of the three books I have previously published, but not without a great deal of anxiety as I have little understanding of what I was doing and whether I was doing it properly. The end result was salable, but there were a few minor formatting glitches, some of which I corrected and some of which I left. The process and my angst over this process consumed a considerable amount of time. Kindle Reader As I was in the process of publishing my first book with Create Space, I noticed in a corner of the screen that they also offered the service of uploading your completed Create Space book to Kindle. Immediately this was appealing to me, but I was concerned about the price.  Upon inquiring, I learned that the cost for this service was a flat fee of $69. Given the... [Read more...]

Earn Money From Your RV–Update!

January 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Earn Money From Your RV–Update!

Near the end of last year I published a post about earning money by publishing books right from your home or RV by using the services of Amazon.com affiliate “createspace.com.” I explained that, having written and published books previously via more traditional methods, paying for and storing 2000 copies of the tome (where can you do that in an RV?), then waiting for orders and shipping them out to buyers, I was trying a new method. A colleague told me he worked with Create Space to publish his book and was pleased with the result. Cover of Proof copy w/no flaws At the point I wrote, I had essentially completed the writing, editing, uploading and proofing process and was simply waiting to give final “approval” to the book and make it available for sale as I wanted it to be released at the beginning of 2012 to give it a longer perceived “shelf-life.” I am pleased to inform you that on 1/1/2012, I confirmed my approval with Create Space and by 1/2/2012, I had sold my first copy... [Read more...]

Publish A Book From Your RV!

November 20, 2011 by · 8 Comments 

Publish A Book From Your RV!

My colleague, Patti Faustini, is our resident expert on writing about making money from home, or from your RV, as the case may be and has shared many great ideas for how to do so. Without stepping on her esteemed toes, I would like to complement her work by sharing an idea that I stumbled upon relatively recently that may not occur to many of you: book publishing. They say there is a book inside of each of us. Many of us have a dream of writing a book and getting ourselves published. As difficult as it is to write a manuscript, it is much harder to find an agent and have your work accepted by a major publisher only to be distributed so it can reach millions of readers. My own experience bears this out. My first, and next, project In 2002, I had an idea for a book—a manual for divorcing parents to help them help their children weather this experience, at a time when many parents are so taken up with their own pain and frustration that it is hard to imagine how to help those young ones... [Read more...]

Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie: How to Make Steady Money Tutoring Online from Your RV or Stick House.

November 8, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

OK, I’ll tell you straight out that in order to tutor online from your RV, you need minimally a Bachelor’s degree, and most often, tutoring companies prefer a Master’s. And the pay is nothing to write home about, so if these facts already have you snorting in annoyance, stop reading. I’ll still think you are wonderful. But for those of you still interested in working as on online tutor (or think your adult kids or friends might be), it’s a great way to earn extra cash, while slopping down coffee on your sofa wearing the world’s greatest bra: a sweatshirt. Oh guys..sorry, forgot you were there for a minute. Here’s the skinny: Companies: • There are several online tutoring services including Tutor.com, Growing Stars.com, e-Tutor.com, Smarthinking.com, and TutorVista.com. • Some companies consider tutors as employees, thus take out taxes. I prefer that to having to deal with taxes myself. Some companies consider tutors as independent contractors, meaning tutors have to... [Read more...]

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