4 Creative Ideas On How To Make Money On The Road In An RV

how to make money on the road in an rv

‘How To Make Money On The Road In An RV' is a guest post by the team over at Outdoorsy.com; a peer-to-peer site that connects RV owners with other campers looking to experience RVing without ownership.

The truth is there are tons of ways you can make money on the road.

It's never been easier for people living in an RV, motorhome or campervan to fund their travelling RV lifestyles.

If you are looking for some creative ways to make money on the road in an RV, here they are:

1. Earn Money As A Workamper

Browse Workamper jobs at Workamper.com >>

what is workamping

A workamper is essentially getting paid to camp.

Campsites, resorts and other property owners will often trade a free place to stay, as well a weekly or monthly payment in exchange for basic maintenance, customer service and other jobs.

If you’re going to be travelling anyways, why not earn some money right where your RV is parked.

There are great sites, such as Workamper.com, that offer information on available jobs so you can pick a location that you plan to head in and see if anything is available.

Usually these jobs have a base pay that includes somewhere to park your RV (utilities might be extra). Depending on the job requirements, there can be additional payment on an agreed upon schedule.

It’s often not a large income, but there is potential to earn hundreds of dollars for few hours per week. If you have specialized skills in a trade or other vocation, you can often earn much more.

2. Create An Online Course

Create your first online course at Teachable.com >>

get paid to start a course

Chances are you know a lot about something and sharing your knowledge could eb a great way to earn an income on the road while helping others.

Sites like Teachable.com give you the ability to create online courses and find students willing to pay to increase their skillset.

For example, culinary skills, investing, finance, and even pet care are all skill sets that can easily become courses. For example, are you skilled in resume writing?

Instead of having a business with potential for a profit cap when you are fully booked with individual clients, create an online resume writing course that becomes a passive income.

You can still take on individual clients who want more personalized services, but you are able to limit that number and still have free time to enjoy your travels!

3. Get Paid To Sell Your Photos

Download Foap for free on Google Play >>

You’re likely to visit many amazing places on your travels and since you're already taking photos, why not sell them as an extra side hustle?

You can use photo-selling apps like the Foap app you can use to make money off of photos.

Using your photos to create products such as canvas prints, cards, or larger prints to sell at markets is another option.

Having a unique perspective and a creative eye truly helps, especially for this third option-selling as stock photos.

Paid stock photos sites accept photos, but the catch is you earn only if your photos sell. Earnings per sale typically aren’t much, but if your photos become popular and you truly have an unusual look, this option could become a great income source.

Being creative and letting your imagination run wild can bring all types of opportunities.

You’re already doing something different by living on the road, so don’t be afraid to seek out unique types of employment.

Depending on your location the market will look different but staying creative helps you adapt to finding new experiences along your journey.

4. Get Paid To Blog About Your Travels

Click here to join Wealthy Affiliate for free >>

what is wealthy affiliate for

Starting a travel blog could be a great way for you to share your adventures and make money in the process.

Sites like Wealthy Affiliate offer free beginner courses and beginner-friendly website building tools to turn you from a blogging hobbyist to an online entrepreneur.

They break the process of making money online into 4 simple steps:

Your blog doesn't even have to be about travel, the great thing about blogging is you can make money talking about any passion or hobby you have and turn it into a truly passive income that you can use to fund your travels.

The friendly and helpful Wealthy Affiliate community is made up of 1,000's of members who have rebelled against the status quo, broken free from the rat race and live the life they've designed for themselves.

Questions Or Thoughts Of Your Own?

Are you an avid RVer? We'd love to hear from you! How do you make money on the road? Got any questions about getting started?

Scroll down and share your questions below and we'll be more than happy to help anyway we can.

7 thoughts on “4 Creative Ideas On How To Make Money On The Road In An RV”

  1. I need to get better about blogging on my travels. I spend more time trying to have fun and relax than I do blogging about it. I guess if everything stays on your phone then it is hard to tell everyone about your journey! Been working on a course Idea. Love Pat Flynn. I use Thinkific instead of teachable. Got the wheels turning. Maybe even work camping is on the list.

  2. Hello Simon – First off I learned something new today Workamper (lol, love it), it’s always good to learn something new each day. I really enjoyed your page and what it had to offer in terms of generating potential income while on the road. 

    I viewed your other pages as well, just wanted to point out that success is out there for anyone who is willing to put in the time and work. I just recently started my website with Wealthy Affiliate back in December and at times, it can seem like I am just spinning my wheels (no pun intended), but after reading about others as yourself, I do know it can and will happen for me as long as I keep grinding. 

    P.S. – Your, 7 Best Free Legitimate Work From Home Jobs (No Start Up Fees) page says it was last updated on 04/02/19, not sure if that is an error or not.

    Thank you for sharing your experience and hope to hear more in the coming future.

    • Hey Daisy!

      I make a full-time incoming blogging but it does take time, patience and consistency before you can expect to get good rankings and traffic. Keep at it, post regularly and it’s only a matter of time before it starts getting real traction.

      For us Brits 04/02/19 is the 4th of Feb (dd/mm/yy) by the way but I know in the US you switch it round!! 🙂

      I sincerely wish you all the best and every success Daisy and thanks for sharing.

  3. I really liked all of your ideas for working while rv’ing. I always wondered how people who lived in RV’s made money? My favorite ideas of your’s were workampers. What a great idea to bring in a couple of extra dollars while traveling. And I also thought selling your pictures was pretty creative. These are great ideas for people who live on the road.

    • Thanks Nicole! 🙂

      I guess some people save up and buy an RV to enjoy retirement, or maybe travel the country for a few months in the summer months.

      Workamping can be fun for sure and it’s a great way to meet new people and keep your living costs down. 

      Selling your photos can be good, but it might takle a while to build a good rating and it might not give you a consistent income. It’s best to take a look at the Foap app and see what kind of photos are selling well so you know what people are looking for. 

      The good thinga bout selling photos is you can take them, upload them and sell the same photo many times over. Have a few 100 pics in their and you could do well!


  4. Simon, your post is amazing. You have nailed it for me, this is my dream, just knowing there are other ways to make income with my RV and have fun while doing it. It’s just like bartering. I call this a win-win opportunity. Count me in… I love to barter. I viewed the workamper site and I Love it. You have done a marvellous job of presenting this offer. I am currently a new member with WA. I will bookmark this page so I can follow the new information to come. Thanks again Simon….I’ll be seeing you on the road.
    God Bless You and Yours “5 stars”

    • Thank you so much Tina, I know you’re in good company with Wealthy Affiliate – follow their training and do at least one thing a day to move your online business forward and you will get there!

      The great thing about what WA teaches about making money by creating websites and blogs, getting them ranked in Google so you have a daily, steady stream of people visiting your site is that too is a complete win-win. You help your readers, answer their questions, give them something of value and you make money in the process 🙂

      I’ll see you inside the member’s area, I’m in there every day helping people just getting started out and I wish you every success!


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