The moment you are able to take control of your own income, the world immediately grows infinitely larger.
Literally, you open up the doors to being able to travel anywhere, do anything you’d like, live any dream you can imagine. Why?
Because learning to make a living on your own, rather than rely on an employer, means you are taking your fate into your own hands. If you want to take the morning off to rub belly buttons with the lady of your dreams, go for it. If you need to make more money some month to pay for repairs or upgrades or a flight or something, you can just make it happen. Money no longer becomes something you are given, but something that you learn how to take as needed.
It’s not always easy, for sure. Running your own business can take a lot of work, particularly in the beginning. And the stress of knowing that you won’t get a paycheck if you don’t do the work, well, that’s something you need to be able to handle as well. Not working too much, not too little, putting your efforts into those avenues that will make the most sense for you financially and emotionally.
Here are a few guides to help you get started though. At the risk of sounding like an infomercial…this is going to change your life.
How to Make a Living on the Road
A plethora of information from initial steps to actual positions that are traveling compliant to stories of people who are already doing it. We live and work on the road, so can you!
The Ins & Outs of Life as a Workamper
Experienced workampers share what the life is like, from how much you’ll get paid and types of jobs you’ll do to whether you need a specific type of RV or specific experience.
Seven Non-techy Ways to Make a Living While Traveling Full-time
Various ways traveler’s make a living outside of the world wide web.
Created way back in 1995, CoolWorks.com connects travelers with seasonal working opportunities in killer locations like Yosemite, Yellowstone, or anywhere else you might want to work in the glory of this great nation.
A family’s experience working seasonally for Amazon from their RV.
Work from Home Jobs
Henrik Harju is a location-independent entrepreneur who lives in Helsinki, Finland. More specifically, he’s a developer who’s created several websites that allow him a life of relative freedom.
How I Lowered My Rent to $8.50 a Day
Lower your rent, see the world by RV, become your own awesome!
Discount Programs for Full-time RVers & Vandwellers
Covers the best clubs for saving money while RVing, especially if you full-time.
Working Remotely from the Road in a Vanagon
Jorge of Live Work Wander extolls those insider trips any digital nomad will need to make working and living on the road from a van work.
Hippohelp: Find Work While You Travel
This free work exchange platform puts travelers together with opportunities across the globe to work in exchange for food and accommodation.
How to Make Money While Living and Traveling in a Van
Thoughts on the dreaded “income” side of living a life free and on the road. Examples of real jobs people do included.
WWOOFing the Berkshires
One traveler’s experiences living and learning on an organic farm.
More Ways to Make Cash While Traveling
How to Create Financial Independence
Both abstract concepts and concrete examples of how to create your own business, the first step in making all of your dreams come true. It worked for us!
How We Built Our Business ‘Trip Outside’ From Our RV
Julie Singh explains how they created a business, while on the road, that allowed them to live a life of travel and adventure.
6 Inexpensive Travel Ideas You May Not Have Considered
Saving up money to travel the world may seem like a daunting and challenging task, and for many people, it looks like a distant dream that can never really be fulfilled. But very few people know that traveling on a budget is easier than you may think. You need to have the right tips and […]
Free Camping in the National Forests of the United States
A thorough guide to camping in national forests. Sorted by state, awesomeness, and more stuff the camper in you will love.
Money Saving Hacks for Life in an RV
Few people understand the power of saving money more than those who live on the road. Saving money has the same effect on your finances as making money. Let that sink in. If you can find a way to stop spending $1000 per month, you are effectively making an extra $1000 per month. If you’re […]
How Full-time Nomads Make a Living While Traveling
The survey results are in…how do people make a living while traveling? Do they have kids or are they young and free? What kinds of jobs do they do? Updated for 2015!
Coming of Age in the Virtual World: A How to Travel Full-time Guide for Young People
Examples of where to find work, what you’ll need to do to prepare, and what to expect.