How to earn money while living a nomadic life
Monday, June 10, 2019
How do I make living on the road? This question is a perennial hot topic in the RV community. There are numerous options, but there are also numerous scams. My hope is to help you weed through some of those scams and find realistic ways to earn a living while traveling.
I have scoured the web and networked with fellow RVers and business owners to create the following list of legitimate virtual jobs and work-from-home jobs.
Let’s talk about Amazon first, because just about everyone has ordered something from Amazon. I have friends who have worked for the Amazon Camperforce.
They tell me it is a physically demanding job but very rewarding financially. To apply online, click here. The benefits are outstanding and the income they earn allows them to live the rest of the year on what they earned in that short amount of time the Camperforce is in operation from October to December. This job is 100% legitimate.
If you do a Google search, you will find copious amounts of work-from-home/virtual jobs, but are they for real? Indeed.com is one of the most trusted sites online for job listings. However, please do your research with each company because scams are known to sneak into the site from time to time.
The site is easy to navigate, and jobs are easy to apply for. One advantage is that Indeed sends you a confirmation that your application was received, and it alerts you if the company has viewed your resume.
Workamper.com brings “workampers” and employers together. There are fees associated with this company, though. The site offers four levels of memberships: Intro, Gold, Diamond and Platinum. Click on the link to see detailed information and to sign up.
Support.com, Worldwide101.com and Fancy Hands are recommended by a fellow RVer and listed on a Facebook group I am a member of. Fancy Hands was a bit hard to navigate via my cellphone. However, once I signed on through Facebook using my laptop, I accessed it easily. Once you’re logged in, scroll to the bottom of the website and click the Jobs tab. Also, be prepared to remember your Google sign-on information.
The next website I tried was Working Nomads. Working Nomads lists jobs from development, management, marketing, and consulting.
When researching my area of expertise in freelance writing, there was one intern listing still available. The other listings had expired. I ventured over to other listings such as human resources and there were numerous listings.
The site is easy to navigate and applying is easy; therefore, Working Nomads gets a thumbs up from me. The only downside is some of the jobs require a home phone line, and I am not sure where that fits into a nomadic lifestyle.
CoolWorks.com is one of my favorite sites. It is easy to navigate, user-friendly, and super-easy to sign up for; simply enter your name and email address and it sends you a link to confirm what you entered.
You can choose to search for a job by states, season, and national parks. There is even a “help wanted now” section.
Looking for a cooking position? Want to get free boat rentals as a staff member? This site has it all and really lives up to its name. It also lists camp jobs, administrative jobs, conservation corps jobs, and much more.
You want to work with horses? Yes! They even have that! I really must give Cool Works a huge thumbs up for creativity, uniqueness and coolness.
Another option is working for companies like Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS). Some ELS positions offer free full hook-up sites along with the hourly wage, while others offer an hourly wage with the site cost deducted from your pay. Positions range from park rangers to management. If you especially like California, Texas and Florida, then working for ELS is the way to go, but they do have jobs in other states, such as Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina.
There are myriad nomadic jobs available. Sometimes finding the right avenue, contact or site can be challenging, though. Social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can speed up the process of finding an on-the-road job.
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