You’re probably reading all of the articles and headlines about how much of the workforce is making the shift to remote working. And you’re wondering how to get a piece of that pie. After all, working remotely affords people the freedom to move around, without having to ask for vacation time and lift their travel dreams.
Traveling the country (or the world) in an RV is becoming more commonplace. What to know how? It’s not as far-reaching as you might first think. Read on.
Look at What’s Currently Available in the Workplace
There are a lot of job websites that specialize in posting remote work in your chosen industry. Start with indeed.com and flexjobs.com. Get a feel for what is out there and don’t be afraid to apply for a job if you are even remotely qualified. If you’re looking to go freelance, there are those websites too, that can help get you clients. Try sites like upwork.com or fiverr.com to set up your own freelancer profile.
Some remote positions that fit the RV lifestyle include freelance writing, consulting services, sales, project management, marketing, social media manager, and graphic designers, to name but a few.
Talk To Your Current Employer
If you are happy with your current job and your title might be a good fit for remote work, talk to your company about making the move to remote work. Chances are you already worked from home during the pandemic, so you know it can be done! Even if your specific job may not fit the bill, ask to see if you can fill another position within the company that offers remote work. Companies are beginning to appreciate the concept of work-life balance for their employees and are becoming much more lenient in this area.
Soup Up That Resume
Has your resume collected dust over the years? Time to clean it up! And yes, they are still relevant – many companies still require them. This is the first thing you need to do when looking for a new job, remote or otherwise. If it’s been awhile and you need a brush-up on resume writing, these resources are a great place to start.
If you are able to take a leave of absence or sabbatical from your current job to dip your toe into a temporary remote job, there are lots of places that hire temporary workers. This works if you are more of a hands-on person rather than a remote worker. Many farms hire temporary workers during harvest season, as well as camping jobs where you work at a campsite during the busy season.
Create an Online Business
It is very easy to start your own business these days. Are you crafty? Open an Etsy Store and get selling. As long as you have an internet connection, the sky’s the limit and you can easily run your business from your RV as you travel.