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Old 10-21-2006, 08:14 AM   #1
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Making a living while traveling

Do you make a living while traveling in your Airstream? Whether you fulltime or not, I'm curious about what kind of work (for pay) can be done while traveling. I'm curious about how you balance family, friends, bills, house maintenance, etc?
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:43 AM   #2
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Work while traveling

I've been thinking about this, as well. I have gotten some useful ideas from the magazine, "Workamper News". It is full of job offers, stories, and general info about people on the road that work part-time or full-time part of the year. Bill

click here - http://www.workamper.com/WorkamperNews/WNIndex.cfm
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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This something to keep an eye on.
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:10 PM   #4
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Well, I do work from my Airstream. In fact I'm more work than camper. On RV.net there is a "workamper" section as well.
I work in SC/NC as a manufacturers rep in the golf industry. I also do quite a bit of work via phone and internet so the coach is somewhat high tech in that it bristles with computers and LCD screens.
Good luck and let me know if I can help.
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We use our Airstream to do the trade show circuit, promoting our product. They are trips that we would make anyway, but it's a lot more fun in our Airstream.
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Hey!! That's not fair! You can't just tell us that you promote your products and leave it at that... you know how curious we all are here... Do you guys make MooseTags?? 'er what?
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:53 PM   #7
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We use our Airstream to do the trade show circuit, promoting our product. They are trips that we would make anyway, but it's a lot more fun in our Airstream.
What is your product?
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:27 AM   #8
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Hello,
My wife and I have had our own business for the last 8 years. It can be done from anywhere, home, airstream, etc. Not only good money making opportunity, but fun! Just pm me if you want more info.

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Hey!! That's not fair! You can't just tell us that you promote your products and leave it at that... you know how curious we all are here... Do you guys make MooseTags?? 'er what?
You are closer than you know just call Brian Marvin.They should make their way to Jackson Center and make a sales call, Airstream could use their product.

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Old 10-27-2006, 04:35 PM   #11
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Do you make a living while traveling in your Airstream? Whether you fulltime or not, I'm curious about what kind of work (for pay) can be done while traveling. I'm curious about how you balance family, friends, bills, house maintenance, etc?
I'm still looking for my first Airstream -- a classic motorhome -- so I can live in it while I travel around the country from contracting job to contracting job. Currently, I'm living in a Residential Suites in Andover, MA and soon will be working out of a hotel in Orlanda, FL for the next six months.

I enjoy the travel time between jobs and would prefer to be doing the travel in an Airstream.
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Well, I admit that I am a bit envious of all those that are able to up and leave in their Airstream and who are fulltiming it. As I search the interweb here, I find people who are looking for jobs that they can do and live in their camper full time. I am opposite. I have the fulltiming job but can't seem to get the loan to be able to purchase my first Airstream....especially for a guy with no credit, collateral, or capital. So you can see my envy to those guys who have the trailer and are already fulltiming it.

Anyways, I am a member at Workamper.com and see that there are plenty of job lisitings for guys who want the workamping lifestyle. So that is a good place for you to look into Yukionna. As far as balancing my family. I am single and have no children, so I don't have an immediate family that I have to be 100 percent concerned with. And as far as bills, your bills should be fairly limited since your basic needs are limited due to the availability of being self contained. Most people who jump into full time workamping, usually sell their home to support the purchase of their rv. And so house maitenance should be limited as well in that respect. But on the other hand, I can't give you any more advice on that since I dont own my own home, and I rent otherwise. So you can see how I envy those who can jump right into the lifestyle fairly easily (from my eyes). Anyways, best of luck and I hope I could be a little bit of a help....
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I'm a web designer, which has supported us for years on the road. Recently my family and I began a web magazine just for full-timer travelers who also work and though I'll admit, it doesn't make as much of an income as web design does, we've spoken with dozens of travelers and put together what I consider a great resource (if very, very long) about how to do just that: How to Make a Living on the Road
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I am a graphic designer and as I step into semi-retirement, I am grateful that I can work from the road quite nicely. My clients think it's a hoot that I'm working on their projects from some pretty place out in the boonies. As long as I have a decent internet connection (or even a not-so-fast one) I can function. If I can't find a connection all the time, I can still do the work, and then transfer files, etc, as needed when I do have a good connection.

We handle all our bills online, even when we are at home, so being on the road presents no issues with that. Granted, not everything in my business can be handled remotely, but at this stage in my career, it is working out quite well, and it affords us a lot more flexibility and opportunity for camping, whether it is a long weekend (sometimes my clients don't even realize I'm gone)or a longer trip...I always warn them that I may have a few black-out days while actually moving from one location to another ... but so far, I have not missed a beat. I consider myself lucky that I'm able to pull this off.
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