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Old 11-22-2014, 05:35 PM   #21
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I worked construction for a number of years. Cut expenses, and save cash. Then find a way to take your skills and your passion and combine them. One thought, if you're a homebuilder, you're probably handy.

rvrepairstream.com comes to mind, he's a mobile RV/Airstream/Travel Trailer mechanic/repair guy.

I don't think he full times, but it's just one more idea.
Definitely sound advice. Cutting expenses and saving cash definitely are a start. More to follow. Enjoying the various threads on this site.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:04 PM   #22
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I've heard the Amazon gigs can be very physically taxing. Does the pay offset that?


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Better a gate guard in the oilfield. Not easy but some seniority makes for good pay. I've met many and some of them do well based on their demeanor. Andy Jones has a blog and forum worth looking into. Their are season types and those riding it for a few years. The latter can genuinely bank money.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:42 PM   #23
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Funny to return to this thread several months later. I still work for the same company, but they finally let me, and a number of others go remote. I've been working remote since February and I've been working fulltime on the road for 9 days now.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:19 PM   #24
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Congrats BoldAdventure! I must have missed that momentous day. It's great your company has approved of remote work - hey, as long as the work gets done, what's the problem? Obviously the onus is on you while in the field. I don't have the online marketable skills you and others have. We have a property income that helps and we haven't seriously looked for work while on the road because we're due back home in CA to help our youngest get settled but will do so afterward so as not to drain the nest egg. I think in our case, we've found that we like to find a small town that has the essentials for us: a great disperse camping spot, a dump and drinking water, post office, library, good cafe, good grocery store. We've found that one can find a job in these small towns because often they can't find reliable workers or the younger people are moving out. I can't help you with your connectivity needs but we're more confident now that there are jobs out there in small town western USA and we just have to find a good dry camping spot to stay away from the crowds and obviously, save on camping fees. Good luck on your great new adventure!
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:39 PM   #25
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For a slight detour, I'm interested in finding seasonal employment in the non camping months... other than the Amazon gigs, just wondering if anyone had found part time employment that is short in duration but allows you to supplement your retirement income? Not retired yet, but hopefully one day..... really just want to work enough to have camping money the rest of the year

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Old 05-12-2015, 04:42 PM   #26
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Funny to return to this thread several months later. I still work for the same company, but they finally let me, and a number of others go remote. I've been working remote since February and I've been working fulltime on the road for 9 days now.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:34 PM   #27
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Our church denomination has an organization called Laborers For Christ. We are mostly retired guys who help Lutheran congregations with their building projects. We are paid whatever the minimum wage is in the State we're in so that we are covered by workman's comp. The congregation also provides a FHU site for each RV. Usually that is on-site, but sometimes it is some distance away. Projects generally run a couple of months to a year.

Once our place sells we're planning on working 1/3, volunteering 1/3, and relaxing 1/3.
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Funny to return to this thread several months later. I still work for the same company, but they finally let me, and a number of others go remote. I've been working remote since February and I've been working fulltime on the road for 9 days now.
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I own a retail shop of Irish Imports. from May to October I hit the road selling at festivals. It is the best of two worlds. I love the festivals, meeting all the new people each year helps my web business. I love being on the road. The rest of the year I attend trade show both here and Ireland to buy and sell for the shop and festivals ( I have a mfg business too) . Since I am an Irish Catholic Shop I have a huge First Holy Communion business, and I love helping all the little ones choose their attire for such a special day. I have been doing this for 24 years and festivals 40 years. Not sure I will ever sit in one place ever.
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I too work remotely, since last October. I spent a month in Florida, working out of the AS using the Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack. Many of the people I work with thought I was in one or the other of 2 offices in Kentucky. They were very surprised when I told them I was sipping coffee in Florida in 70 degree weather.

I had retired in mid 2013 and told them I'd be interested in part time, remote work if they ever needed me again. They called last fall and now I pretty much set my own hours and I can work from anywhere I can get a wireless signal.

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Old 05-22-2015, 06:14 AM   #33
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I'm not full time yet, but I've thought about Medical Coding and Billing remotely. I'm looking into taking classes from a Career Step program. Does anyone have experience with them? I would like to talk to people who has completed their program and are now working in that field remotely. And what they thought about the Career Step program.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:50 PM   #34
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I've gone back to college and am working towards a bachelors degree in natural resources, with a focus on fish and wildlife. I hope this will help me to work in the national and state parks while full timing, and eventually settling down in a place I love, with a job I love. My husband works in physical therapy, but I have no qualms about workkamping, etc if we need the funds.

Currently I am tied down to a business in Texas, that is internet heavy and even though most days I work from home, it would not allow me to travel. Can't wait to sell it..

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Old 08-30-2015, 10:55 AM   #35
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Sorry I'm so late in seeing your question. The work is VERY physically taxing - 10 hrs a day on your feet with only 3 chances to sit down. This last gig, our 3rd and final, was the first one we managed to stay healthy enough to complete and get the bonus for. The pay is (or was, they may have changed it) $10.50 an hour, but you also get a dollar bonus for every hour worked if you get to the end of the assignment, and they pay for your campsite and utilities except for propane and gas to get to and from work. Whether it's "worth it" depends entirely on your personal financial situation, I guess. My husband being in his 70's limits the places that will hire both of us for anything, so for us it was an awfully tiring adventure that financed a lot of "stuff" his retirement just doesn't cover. The Coffeyville location has been closed, so I don't see any more Amazon in our future, although they have a robust Camperforce program.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:41 PM   #36
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When we are traveling, usually 6 weeks twice a year ,I work for the government ,the 10 th of every month the send me a check, I also get one from the teamsters union, ain't it great.....
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:32 PM   #37
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I'm not on the road yet, but my wife and I both have jobs that let us work remote (I'm an IT consultant that works predominately in cloud based technology). I'm on client site about 25% of the time, and the rest of the time I can work from anywhere there is wifi or a good 4G signal. My wife is a graphics artist for a boutique apparel company, so she can actually work for hours on designs with 'no' wifi, as long as she can get a good signal a couple times a day. We are restoring a 26 foot Argosy, and plan on hitting the national parks for 6 weeks or so next summer. I'm definitely going to check out the Technomadia blog. Thanks for the tips and advice!
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:21 PM   #38
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I don't full-time but my wife and I are on the road 4-5 months a year. I have a small business restored headlights for vintage Porsches and I also offer LED headlights for 1965-1993 Porsche 911's.

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It's internet based so it's pretty portable. I take my tools along with me - shipping logistics get a little involved sometimes.

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Sorry I'm so late in seeing your question. The work is VERY physically taxing - 10 hrs a day on your feet with only 3 chances to sit down. This last gig, our 3rd and final, was the first one we managed to stay healthy enough to complete and get the bonus for. The pay is (or was, they may have changed it) $10.50 an hour, but you also get a dollar bonus for every hour worked if you get to the end of the assignment, and they pay for your campsite and utilities except for propane and gas to get to and from work. Whether it's "worth it" depends entirely on your personal financial situation, I guess. My husband being in his 70's limits the places that will hire both of us for anything, so for us it was an awfully tiring adventure that financed a lot of "stuff" his retirement just doesn't cover. The Coffeyville location has been closed, so I don't see any more Amazon in our future, although they have a robust Camperforce program.

Thanks much. That was the info I was looking for

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Old 11-08-2015, 05:45 PM   #40
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I'm an herbalist and soapmaker. So I write about herbs for a magazine, I see clients in person for their health care issues, I make tinctures and other apothecary items, I wild craft (ethically pick wild plants to use in medicine), and I make cold process soap. Whether I am full time, part time of just tooltle around my city is kind of putting the cart before the horse as I am still working on my airstream.
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