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Old 02-04-2008, 03:36 PM   #1
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Making $ On the full time road?

Does anyone here live full time on the road? I'm interested to hear how your portable skills do for you.
I have the skills to make money on the road but I'm not sure how people on the road sell their skills. Do you market primarily to other road warriors and campers or to local people and street fairs across the nation?

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Old 02-04-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Hi. I'm not full time on the road yet...but I've thought I might do some plastic signs, and maybe some rubber stamps when I hit the road. I make them as part of my business now. That part of the business could be fairly portable. Nothing I could Live on but I was thinking more along the line of some barter with some private campgrounds. Jim

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Old 02-04-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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Hi Giovanna,

It probably depends on what your product or service are.

I am not ready to full time yet, however, I am an Accountant and work out of my home. I am preparing to experiment going out on the road a week or two at a time and taking file/laptop etc.... with me to work on the road. I dial into my client's computers from my home reason I can't do it from the road.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:02 PM   #4
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Well, we don't plan to full-time, but would eventually like to escape from this snowy place for the winters. Of course, we wouldn't run the park if we're gone, but we would retain our website customers! All we need is internet access for that job!

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Old 02-04-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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There are plenty of us who live full time and make a living on the road. I am a Pilot, there are artists. I have met a lot of people in the contruction industry who travel from job to job and live in thier trailers most are SOBs (Square boxes) though.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #6
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We are not full-time, only about 2/3. We sell and ship our Moose Tags from the road on a regular basis. We get hits on fronm the road all the time.

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Old 02-04-2008, 06:50 PM   #7
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Peace Girl:

Here is a link to fulltimers working on the road.

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Old 02-04-2008, 06:52 PM   #8
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We do not travel full time... but often take trips. I sometimes teach online courses... the $ goes to fund vacations! My husband is an artist as well, although he doesn't sell his work while we travel, we have talked about it though, if we were to take a long trip. We also have written a couple of books, but believe me you will never make enough money to get very far out of Dodge on book royalties, unless you hit Pulitzer! :P

Lots of folks find little things to do to supplement their income. A few do it as their sole income. Interesting thread, would like to know what others do!

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Old 02-04-2008, 07:56 PM   #9
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We are both working and fulltiming. Marie is a nurse, and I am currently a mechanic, but have a highly diversified background, so finding work is not tough for us. The first thing I learned about finding a job, is to only tell them you are fulltiming if they directly ask you. There seems to be a bit of prejudice against "gypsies".
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:03 PM   #10
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Very thought provoking answers. Thank you all. If anyone else wants to pipe up, I'd love to hear more. :-)

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