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Introducing the Nomad Newbie series, where we’ve compiled some of the top tips from our guests on the hottest topics for aspiring nomads. Our topic this week is how to earn an income to support your nomadic lifestyle.
This episode guides you through all of the options available to full-time travelers – from finding remote work, to becoming an entrepreneur on the road, to workamping. First, we hear from full-time RVer and remote work coach, Camille Attelle, who shares her insights on how to find jobs that align with your lifestyle and your skills. Camille talks about her Remote Work School program, a fantastic resource for those wanting to delve into digital skill acquisition.
Next, we chat with Sharee Collier, a seasoned work camper and founder of LiveCampWork.com. She walks through some of the most popular workamping opportunities for nomads, like the Amazon Camper Force, the sugar beet harvest, and seasonal jobs like managing a Christmas tree lot. Sharee advocates for starting small, seeking out opportunities at national parks, and embracing the built-in nomad community of work camping.
Lastly, we talk to Kim Crossland, founder of Roadpreneur and Cruisin + Campfires, who walks us through the process of how to start your own business to support your freedom on the road. Kim starts with knowing your why, shares advice on how to find creative inspiration for businesses, and encourages listeners to harness the power of online networks and the nomad entrepreneur community.
So, if you’re ready to turn your dreams into a reality, tune in to this episode and start your journey to fund your nomadic lifestyle.
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Table of Contents
What We Discuss in Episode 56 of The Wayward Home Podcast:
- Remote work – Camille discusses how to think creatively to turn your skills into a remote job and the best ways to hone your skills (without having to go back to school)
- Workamping – Sharee shares all of the different types of workamping opportunities that are popular with nomads
- Amazon Camper Force
- Sugar Beet Harvest
- Seasonal Lot Manager (Fireworks, Christmas Trees, pumpkin patches)
- Theme parks
- Starting a business: Kimberly walks through how to come up with your business idea. For nomads, these typically fall into 4 business models:
- Selling products (producing and fulfilling or dropshipping)
- Kimberly also shares tips on how to get your business off the ground, starting with your website, and how to network with other nomad entrepreneurs.
About Camille Attell:
Camille is no stranger to finding remote work in an RV. In 2016, she walked away from a 20-year career in corporate training to travel full-time in her RV. Since then, she’s visited 31 states and covered almost 30,000 miles.
At first, Camille did a variety of jobs to try to make money from an RV. She picked up random jobs online including an acting gig, blogged over at her website, More Than a Wheelin, worked as a Pinterest assistant and created and sold her own physical products.
She really found her niche when she created Remote Work School, an online course and coaching program that teaches you how to work from your RV or campervan.
About Sharee Collier:
Sharee, her husband and four kids wanted a new life back in 2013. They were bored with the status quo, so decided to try RVing. They figured they could make money on the road by workamping, so joined Amazon Camperforce.
Sharee also runs LiveCampWork.com, which provides a central resource for RVers looking for information on RV jobs and how to make money on the road. The site also includes tips on location-independent careers.
Sharee has hands on experience in working seasonal RV jobs as well as being a digital nomad with a full-time remote career. Her goal is to pass on useful information that helps those interested in RVing reach their dreams fast with the fewest number of hurdles possible!
About Kimberly Crossland:
Kimberly Crossland is the founder of Roadpreneur and Cruisin’ + Campfires, two companies designed to keep families together and living in freedom through travel and entrepreneurship. Both businesses aim to inspire meaningful change through the power of a strategic, thoughtful approach to life and business. You can find her looking for a new adventure with her two boys in her free time.