If you’re an RV owner, you know how appealing the call of the open road can be. Whether you’re staying in an RV park, national park, or just sleeping in your vehicle under the stars, traveling is a blast in your recreational vehicle. You also know that living the nomadic lifestyle is cost effective, but you still need money to keep that RV moving. Have you ever considered a career or side hustle that could pay you while you’re enjoying America’s roadways? A job out of your RV isn’t some long-shot fantasy, it’s a straight up reality these days.
A recent study suggests that 52 percent of employees work from home at least one day a week. Another 21 percent do this more than once a week. Some of these folks in the study might work out of an RV or camper. These vehicles are homes on wheels, right? With the right job, you could work while doing what you love most too. This can either be a full-time gig for younger folks or an extra source of income for retirees. (You have to keep those gas tanks filled, after all!)
Are you wondering what kind of gigs you could get while living out of your RV? Here are at least three jobs that are a perfect match for nearly anyone living the RV life:
1. Professional Blogger
If you’re an RV owner who liked being your own boss, you might consider running your own blog. Since you’re an avid motorhome user, why not focus on that? Think about it. You could offer tips and tricks to help RV newbies safely navigate this nation’s highways and byways. You focus on everything from parking tips (which always challenge beginners) to air conditioning issues and more. The more experience you have behind the wheel, they better the information you share.
So, blogging is one thing, but how does someone make money doing it? That’s a good question and one I can’t answer since I don’t blog for myself. (The good people at Solid Signal are kind enough to pay me to write this and other content.) A simply Google search of “how to make money blogging” will turn up a wealth of information. To help get you started, we recommend this blog post about how to monetize your blog. (By the way, if you do start an RV-related blog, we’d love to hear about it. Share the link to it in the comments section below!)
2. On-the-Go Transcriptionist
Are you wondering what a transcriptionist is? A person with this job title typically types up works that are recording on an audio file. These services are typically used in the medical and legal industries, though other industries also find use for transcriptionists. The key is whether or not this is something you’d enjoy and have the skills to do. For example, if you type with the crude “hunt-and-peck” method, you probably won’t have much of a shot. Professional transcriptionists must have better than average typing speeds and accuracy.
Transcribing could be a great job for an RV owner. Think about it. Your employer could email you audio files that you can transcribe wherever your RV is parked. After you’ve completed the document, you simply email it back to your employer. Although I’m no transcriptionist, I’m pretty sure it’s about as easy as all that. If you want to get one of these jobs, log on to Indeed.com and type in the word “transcriptionist.” Good luck to you!
3. RV-Based Accountant
More accountants, aka bookkeepers, are working remotely these days. For example, one of our neighbors is a bookkeeper who works from home at least two days a week. (She does this so she can take care of her goats, believe it or not.) If you have some experience in accounting and are good with the latest bookkeeping software, you might be able to find some work. It seems like more companies are willing to let employees do this kind of job remotely.
Keep in mind that these jobs are just three examples of what some RV owners might be able to do. You might also try to find work as a freelance writer, editor/proofreader, or virtual assistant. These and other positions allow for work to be done remotely. You just have to find the right company who’s willing to give an adventurous RVer like you a chance to prove your work on the job. As a former RV owner myself, I was always bummed out about how much work kept me from the open road. It doesn’t have to be that way for you!
Do You Want to Work from Your RV?
Then you need to get a cell phone signal booster. When you’re traveling across the country, you’re passing in and out of good and bad cellular reception zones. The only way you’ll know the difference between the two is when you try to make a call or use the internet. You might connect right away or you might experience a problem. This is where you cell phone booster comes in handy. As long as you can get one bar, a cellular signal booster will enhance that signal and help keep you connected.
Here’s an overview of how cell phone signal booster systems work:
The cell booster’s outdoor antenna accesses voice and 3G, 4G, and LTE data signal, then delivers it to the booster.
The booster receives the signal, amplifies it, then sends it to the indoor antenna.
The indoor antenna broadcasts the signal throughout your RV, camper, or motorhome.
This process simultaneously works in reverse when you make a call or send data.
These devices also help keep your smartphone, tablet, or laptop connected.
If you’re going to work on-the-road, connectivity is an absolute must. (To be honest, every RV owner should have a cell phone booster to help them stay connected.) These devices are regularly installed in RVs, campers, and motorhomes. If you want to work out of your motorhome, you should have one in your recreational vehicle. The last thing you want to do is lose the ability to communicate with your employer, even if it’s only for a short time.
Get an RV Cell Phone Booster
The Signal Connect division of Solid Signal can help RV owners get the right cell phone boosters. Signal Connect carries a wide variety of these products from weBoost as well as Hiboost, Smoothtalker, Surecall, Uniden, and Wilson. If you’re not sure which one you need, the Signal Connect tech support team will provide an expert product recommendation. And if you’re interested in getting DIRECTV in your RV, they can help you with that, too. Just give us a call at 866-726-4182 or fill out the form below and send it to us. One of our reps will get back to you, usually within one business day.