6. Gate Guarding
Although this has evidently been around for a while, the advent of the oil boom in many US states, notably Texas, has created the need for some one to guard the gates and properties where fracking and other oil related activities are going on. Since these properties are in out of the way places, RVers are the perfect solution since they bring their home with them. Utilities by way of a generator, water and propane are usually supplied as part of compensation and a decent additional income per day is also added. Many of our guests have chosen this employment but beware, it's often a grueling exercise to be on call 24/7. Couples are usually hired so one can spot the other for some shut eye. The gate guard companies are usually flexible and able to give time off as needed. Some gate posts last for many months and others for a shorter period. Shortly, Here's a link to a page with Gate Guard company info and some forums and blogs to check about if you're interested.
Most RVers have heard of the RV Cooking Show, filmed direct from great RV locations to visit AND the RV kitchen of Evanne. Her blog, cooking videos, as well as contributed articles in famous RV publications have brought her a "piece of the pie" in the RV industry. Besides being a fulltime RVer herself and an expert in that field, she's a 'go to' person for social media marketing, RV dealer marketing, Campground operations and outdoor hospitality customer service. She has helped almost every niche in the RV industry to improve and is constantly branching out into new ventures...all while enjoying the full time RV lifestyle. Her latest project is a combined effort with another industry expert, a soon to be released book Unconventional Wisdom Works.
So, if you're a fulltime RVer why not use YOUR experience to subsidize your income?
Besides being able to contribute to travel blogs as mentioned in the first article, using your own blog can be a great way to get free or discounted lodging or RV sites, restauranteurs and tourist attractions often help subsidize your expenses in exchange for reviewing/writing about, their businesses. Some of these travel blogs use ads on the margins of their blogs to get pay per click income. Although not an RV traveler, a great example of world travel blogging is Adventurous Kate, whose blog is well received world wide and a great aid for travelers when deciding where to visit. Although Kate makes it seem all easy and fun, she has oft admitted the challenges involved and the discipline needed to take on such a task. However, if you are already on a fixed income you can tailor your involvement to be much less strenuous. RV Travel writer, Chuck Woodbury is a fine example of an RV travel writer. He uses a weekly newsletter and many additional blogs to keep us all informed of advances and news in the RV lifestyle. Selling ads and periodicals are how he funds this endeavor and RVers all over America wait anxiously for his Saturday newsletter, RV Travel.com
11. Mobile RV Repair
"Got Billy RV" on average twice a month and we only have 30 sites. He's always swamped with calls so the demand would make this avenue of income a good one to consider. Personally, I would consider a partial site trade out deal for the privilege of having a qualified repair person at Hidden Valley RV.
I've spent some time reviewing the Workamper News online and found many full timers have innovative ideas and that there's many opportunities out there. Have any ideas of your own or heard of some other good ways to subsidize income on the road? Let's build this list in the comments!