Nomadic Geeks Make Money Online While Living The Full-Time RV Life
Living on the road and traveling the North American continent has always been a huge dream of mine and figuring out how to do this before retiring has finally become possible by maintaining a passive income by making money online with Google's Adsense and other affiliate marketing systems.
Of course there is some work still to be done getting the income levels up that are needed to sustain life in an RV. I figure that I will need to have at least six months worth of living expenses and bill money saved to safely start this nomadic geek adventure properly. Then there is the cost of the Heavy duty pickup truck and fifth-wheel recreational vehicle to live in.
The idea of waking up one day facing a beautiful mountain scape, or being parked along side a beautiful river and being able to change my scenery at will gives me a big "Why" to succeed in the make money online game. Imagine being able to enjoy the Autumn leaves turning orange, yellow and gold in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee one month then working underneath the canopy of your RV while gazing at the ocean surf near the Florida Keys the next week or month. Do you think you could get some inspiration for creative and unique content for your articles and websites? If the answer is no then stop reading now!
How To Make Money On The Road ~ There is More Than One Way
Granted my first choice is to make money online with my websites using Google Adsense supplemented with Amazon's affiliate marketing, but there is more than one way to skin this traveling cat. You can also write ebooks to sell online. I have seen several people online that have written extensive ebooks and produced DVD s about the full-time RV life and how to live comfortably on the road. They sell these products to keep their first love alive - living when and where they want to at any given moment.
You can also work as park managers trading your time and labor for RV rental space and the cost of utilities and some federal and privately held RV Parks across the USA. Others, that are good with their hands sell homemade crafts, furniture, clothing, and other niche products that they make right in their RV. A few have made a great living at doing RV repairs while living the RV life - keeping an inventory of common products needed to do quick repair jobs and buying the rest from local hardware, plumping, and electrical vendors.
So as you can see my way of making money while living the full-time RV life is not the only one. If you need to combine more than one to make ends meet then that is great too - You will find that opportunities abound in this industry if you want to achieve this lifestyle.
The photo to the right is of a factory ordered custom fifth-wheel RV that a gentleman and his wife have taken to the road and while keeping a successful software engineering career going at the same time.
Custom Home Office for Making Money Online
Staying Connected To The Internet On The Road
Most or a large percentage of RV Parks offer free wifi connections and some charge a small daily fee - This should be enough for the casual surfer and posting content to websites. The one thing that you have to remember is the connections are almost always not secured so any pimple popping teenager with a laptop and wireless connection can watch everything you are doing online.
Since RVs are usually encapsulated in a metal shell it will block your signal sometimes. This can be remedies with an external wireless antenna attached to your linksys router. But if the weather is nice you can just sit under the awning of your trailer and work at a table with a good connection.
The ultimate Internet connection for RV's is the satellite dish connection. This can be a little expensive up front and the monthly fees can run from $99.xx to $200.xx per month depending on bandwidth and connection speeds that you want. This is also where it is great if you can afford to order a custom RV from the factory and have all the network cabling, modems, and router(s) installed and hidden away to keep everything neat in appearance.
The other alternative is to have a cellular modem connection which is where you slide a card into your pc slot on your notebook or attach to a usb port on your computer. Again, the signal will not be that strong inside the RV so make sure which ever wireless cellular vendor you chose - that they offer an external antenna option to boost the bars on the device.