Live life on the open road with an RV and a remote job. Freelancers, full-time employees, and business owners have all found the freedom of traveling while working. Prepare your new home with a custom RV mattress and other items to enjoy a summer experience like no other.
Find Remote Work
The first task of working remotely while traveling in a camper is to find a job. Thankfully, there are many options for earning an income online, either a full-time or part-time opportunity. Here are just a few types of remote work you can consider as you look for an online job:
- Customer service representative
- Social media manager
- Web designer
- Graphic designer
- E-commerce store owner
If you’re willing to be creative and consider alternative fields, there are many more positions you may be able to work from a camper. If you don’t want a computer-based job, consider starting an RV repair business, picking up jobs as you move, or other opportunities.
Prepare Your RV
Living and working in a motorhome or trailer all summer is very different from a weekend trip at your local campground. Instead of throwing a backpack in your camper and hitting the road, you’re going to want to prepare your RV with these must-have accessories:
- Cellular signal booster
- First-aid kit
- Cooking utensils
- Desk or workspace
- Water filter
- Comfortable mattress
You may not be able to fit your entire home office in your camper, but you should consider where and how you’ll do your job. Your table or kitchen area may have to double as a comfortable office, but be sure you have reliable internet, an ergonomic sitting position, and a professional background for video calls.
A standard RV mattress is barely comfortable enough for a weekend trip. For a summer road trip, you need a custom sleeping arrangement. Check out highly-rated options to improve your sleep quality before your remote workday.
Manage Your Schedule
Are you looking for iconic roadside attractions or looking for outdoor adventures? It’s important to plan your travel days to get to campgrounds and sites when you want. Rolling into a site at midnight doesn’t make for an enjoyable early-morning video call.
Remember to balance vacation time and work time, as it’s easy to get lost in the latest wooded park or beachside resort and forget you have a deadline looming. Whether you’re working a full-time job or leisurely taking on freelance projects, be sure you have ample time for work and play.