In our fifteen years on the road we have met thousands of working RVers, and I think the numbers are growing, based upon the e-mails I get from people who want to earn money as they travel.
Many newbies to the mobile lifestyle immediately think of working in an RV park, commonly called workamping, when it comes to making money on the road. But as I always say in my seminars on working on the road, if your main goal is to earn money, working in a campground may not be your best option. Usually you can get a part time or seasonal job locally, rent an RV site by the month, and come out with more money than you can earn mowing grass or doing any of the many chores workampers do at RV parks.
But workamping actually includes many kinds of jobs for RVers, ranging from working in retail stores to selling Christmas trees, and I covered just a few of them in a blog a while back titled Working Without Workamping.
An excellent resource for finding workamping opportunities is Workamper News, which publishes a bimonthly magazine of job listings, has an excellent website with all kinds of resources for job seekers, and even holds special workamper events around the country.
For nearly twenty years Coleen Sykora has been helping RVers find jobs that fit their mobile lifestyle with her Workers on Wheels website, which lists openings in campgrounds, agricultural jobs, theme parks and all kinds of other job opportunities you probably never even dreamed were possible.
If you want to learn more about workamping, my friends John and Kathy Huggins, who produce the popular Living The RV Dream podcast, have a brand new e-book out titled So, You Want to be a Workamper that describes all kinds of workamping jobs, what’s involved in applying, and what an employer may expect of you. I looked over a pre-publication copy of the new book and it’s very good. Get yourself a copy today.
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Thought For The Day – One day, the sun will reveal to us where it gets the strength to rise at dawn.