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!
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!
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.