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- 0 0Published on Dec 16, 2014
Taking a few months off to travel to different places around the country in your RV can be fun and exciting, but it can also be hard on the finances. Traveling expenses add up with all the gas, food, and souvenir stops along the way. For this reason, many RVers choose to work while on the road. It’s a phrase we like to call “workamping”. There are many opportunities for jobs while traveling. Here are a few ideas of where to start.
The first place to look would be with where you stay. Many campgrounds are looking for extra help this time of year, especially in the warmer climates where snowbirds flock for the winter months. Jobs such as campground activities directors/assistants, park managers, park maintenance crew, park office assistants, etc are typically popular jobs for workampers. You get the opportunity to help out at the campgrounds you stay at and make a few bucks in the process.
Other jobs around the community are good to keep as well. You could work as a tour guide at your favorite state park, museum, art gallery, or city tour guide. You get the opportunity to learn more about your favorite hobbies or location and share what you learn with other people. You could even work at your favorite theme park. This time of year is popular for theme parks in the south with families looking to spend their holidays somewhere warm. Many theme parks hire snowbirds because their usual staff of college-age students goes back to school and they are sometimes left understaffed.
Another route to consider is to become an entrepreneur. Have a craft based business that you’ve always wanted to start up? Or do you enjoy writing for a living? Many internet based jobs are popular for RVers because you can work while you travel! There are also many craft fairs around the country that are perfect if you have a new line of jewelry, art, or clothing you have always wanted to sell! Do your research and compare different vendor sites because there is usually a cost to participate and some want a 6 month commitment or more. If you get into the right place though, you can really do well for yourself and may even be able to turn your craft business into an internet business.
For more information on workamping and a list of available job opportunities near you, visit www.workamping.com. It’s the number one resource for workampers across the country.
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