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Russ and Kerry highlight viewer questions & answers every Tuesday!  Check in to learn more about RVing and their digital nomadic lifestyle – or ask about their Little Guy Max trailer!

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How to make money as a full-time RVer

“How do you make money?” is the question most often asked to full-time RVers. The full-time RVer’s demographic is rapidly changing. More and more people not yet eligible for retirement are gravitating toward this unique lifestyle and even those that are retired, are often looking for ways to be socially active and bring in some extra income.

Below are eight opportunities to bring in a paycheck that you are able to do online (for those digital nomad folks!) and seven on-site employment opportunities for full-time RVers. There is also one bonus option to consider at the end of this article.

As you read through this list, keep in mind the most successful full-time RVers that work, will often do a combination of these.


This is the one many people think of right away. It can be done, but there are a few things to know before jumping in and planning on this being your main source of revenue:


Direct your audience to products or places through an affiliate program! This often involves consumers clicking a link you provide or entering a special code when they purchase an item and in return, you receive a small portion of the proceeds. Below are some resources to help you find the right affiliate program for you:

In addition, don’t be afraid to reach out to businesses and ask them if they have an affiliate program!

Check out these other great blogs for more affiliate programs information:


Do you have experience that is of value to certain businesses? Contact businesses in your field to let them know of your availability. Don’t let all of that knowledge go to waste!


Do you have a special skill? What if you don’t feel comfortable cold-contacting companies for contract work? Check out these sites, where employers are looking for everything from simple admin tasks, translations, web design, graphics, etc. and all work is done online.


Do you make things that you want to sell? Want to take your passion for acquiring antiques and your ability to travel to the next level? Take your creativity and turn it into cash by working selling on these sites:

For more on where to sell your photography, read this article from PC Magazine


A blog is a great way to work in multiple revenue streams. Use the power of your blog to push your affiliate marketing, sell items, and make money through advertising space!

To get started on your blog, you have to decide which blogging platform to use. For the Top 10 Best Blogging Sites Comparison Guide, check out this article from

Also check out: 6 Ways to Make Money with Advertising on Your Blog and the Websites to Help You


Do you love to write? Be a freelance writer for magazines! Check out the articles below for magazines that actively seek out freelancers for their publications.


Yes, you can make money taking surveys online! Check out this article from The Penny Hoarder to find out the best online survey sites.

Being a digital nomad not your thing? Consider some of these options!


Amazon offers workers at least $15/hr, overtime and end-of-assignment completion bonuses. In addition, workers can receive up to $550 per month toward to help cover their campsite expenses while on assignment.

For more information on positions, availability and locations visit Amazon Camperforce


One of the more well-known workamping jobs out in the RVing community. Why? The potential to earn up to $2400 in just 2-3 weeks of work! Each year, American Crystal Sugar and Sidney Sugars hire more than 1300 workers across locations in Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota during the late September, early October processing times.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply visit The Unbeetable Experience.

Read about the experience from Becky Schade, aka Interstellar Orchard, about her time working the sugar beet harvest.


The types of workamping jobs are endless and there are more opportunities available than people to fill them every year. Jobs like this are attractive to RVers as they often provide free or subsidized camping in addition to a paycheck. These are seasonal jobs, and positions vary from waitstaff, store clerks, security, administrative, maintenance, janitorial, etc. In addition to tourist towns and campgrounds, many of these positions are in national parks.

You can look for jobs going through the multitude of “help wanted” signs in the windows, but here are several websites that help to easily find the right position:


Combine your love of RVing and get a free campsite and (usually) make money at the same time by being a camp host! Camp hosts are needed at national parks, national forests, state parks, private campgrounds, etc. Hosts are typically responsible for answering campers questions, checking in guests, general clean up, and security for the area.

A fantastic resource for more information on how to become a camp host and connections to available openings can be found at

Don’t forget to check out local state park employment opportunity listings as well!


Take every day things you do and make a bit of extra income doing them! Companies will pay you to shop and then provide feedback on the experience. There are a lot of scams out there, but The Penny Hoarder comes through again (we love this blog, can you tell?!) and has vetted the best ones for you in her post, The Best Mystery Shopping Companies to Work For.


Can’t find a job that fits your needs? Think outside of the box and make one! A perfect example is of a young woman who we recently met at an RV rally. She attends rallies and events and offers a dog walking service. Contact the event/rally organizers in advance and you might even get free admission and a site as well.


As mentioned in the video, this would take a little extra time to set up in each location as drivers can only operate and pick up passengers in areas for which they have been assigned and approved. This has to do with how each local areas have different laws and regulations. But, if you plan on being in an area for an extended period of time, it might be worth your while.

BONUS: CSA FARMING (community supported agriculture)

Now, this last one won’t earn you money but it will save you money! Spend some time volunteering on a farm in exchange for fresh produce. Some farms will also provide you a space to park your RV on site, saving you additional money.

Check out the CSA Coalition for more information.

Your full-time RV life awaits…what are you waiting for?

Follow our story! Russ and Kerry are full-time RVers and document their experiences on their YouTube channel and on their blog The Roads We Roam.

Q & A Tuesday!

Every week we answer your questions on our Q & A Tuesday edition!

VLOG 86 Q & A Tuesday

Question 1

Tom submitted his question via our “Leave a Voicemail” message (orange tab on side of your screen)! He was having trouble viewing the “Products We Use” page on our website. This page is a listing of many of the products that we use and you may have seen them on one of our videos. After a bit of sleuthing we found out that he had his ad blocker enabled on this computer. However, if anyone else is having an issue and that does not resolve it, another fix would be to make sure you have the most current version of your web browser enabled.  

If you see something in our videos that is not on there and you want more information, let us know! Here is a direct link to our product page:

Question 2

KV also submitted two questions via our “Leave a Voicemail”! She asked, How do we clean the passthrough? What is our cash-on-hand policy?

After pulling everything out, we found a quick sweep, a shopvac and then a swiffer pad works wonders at getting all of the sand and dirt out of the area. That being said, after a recent trip where we experienced very dusty roads, we noticed all of the items in the pass-through also needed cleaning. You wouldn’t want to spend all that time cleaning the passthrough So, after a bit of reconfiguring, we also suggest storing things in bins whenever possible as well.

As for our cash on hand policy. We tend to not travel with very much but do think its important to keep enough on hand in the event you need to get gas or food and a location doesn’t take cards (or their reader is down). If you are traveling and pull into a state campground and don’t have a reservation, a lot of them have boxes for you to drop in your fees. So we have found it best to keep cash in $5 increments if possible since those boxes do not provide change.

Question 3

Marybeth asks: “I have never camped with a trailer that has a bathroom or black/grey tank If you could let me know what septic hoses you use, do they fit in the storage tube or do you put them in a separate container and if you could possibly do a how

The sewer hoses we use are the Camco RhinoFLEX with the transclucent elbow. It can also be found on our “Products We Use” page. They do NOT fit in the storage tube provided on the Little Guy Max. The hoses would fit, but the couplers on the ends are too wide. We put them in a separate container and our video “how to” will be released tomorrow!

Question 4

Julie asks: What kind of generator do you have?

We have an Energizer EZV3200P. It’s a great generator and quiet. You can also look at the EZV3200RV. The difference between the two is that the EZV3200RV has a 30amp plug in, whereas the EZV3200P has a standard 3 prong plug – we just use an adapter to plug in our RV cord to the generator.

Question 5

Kate & KV had a question from our vid Do you pay extra for any of the amenities other than laundry or propane? The dog wash for instance?   

The coffee bar, the pools (in the casino and the outdoor pool in the RV area), use of the kitchen, fitness facilities, business center AND the dog wash are all included in your rate!

Question 6

Pete asks a question from our recent boondocking vid: : Shaving in the boondocks? Why?  I noticed you guys appear to be out in the boonies of no man’s land. WHat do you do for gasoline? I found when towing my Max, I only get 8.5 mpg and that turns out to be only about 100-125 miles of travel!

Russ has a simple reply to the first question – Happy Wife = Happy Life!! As for the fuel….we look up locations for gas stations along our routes before we go. There could be other fueling spots along the way, but at least you have the peace of mind before you head out.

Question 7

Ron & Linda also had a question related to our latest boondocking vid ( ) Looks like a good place to get abducted by aliens…what are you two thinking??

We love your sense of humor! What is really funny is we had a conversation about ufo’s while we were out there. Kerry stared up that the night sky each evening hoping to see something – to no avail. So no worries, feel free to get out and boondock!

Do you have a question about RV’s, RVing or our life on the road? Comment below or Contact Us!

That’s all for now… Safe Travels!

Russ & Kerry