Top Remote Freelance Jobs for RVers
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This article is part of a three-part series about remote jobs for RVers. Part One explored top remote jobs with employers, and Part Two offers top freelance jobs for RVers.

Read Part One first, and review the framework for how to maximize your remote job search. Then come back to this article.

What is Freelancing?

Freelancing is working for yourself and charging an hourly, daily, or project rate for your work.

This list of top freelance jobs for RVers represents a remote work evolution. A lot of RVers held traditional, location-based jobs, like working in an office or region before hitting the road. They collected a paycheck and had some level of job security. Not all, but the majority of people who buy RVs can relate to having experienced a stable work life prior to their life on the road.

Many who make the transition to RVing also need to make the transition to earning an income while traveling. Not all RVers are retired with hefty savings and investment accounts.

A natural first step is to get a remote job with an employer and begin working remotely from your RV. After the taste of freedom that comes with the RV lifestyle, many begin to think about the next logical step—freelancing.

Listed below are some of the top freelance jobs for RVers. I created this list based on skill sets that can be learned, along with research within the RV community on the more common freelance jobs that people do.

Do you want to learn how to make $100 an hour as a freelancer? Enter your name and email address below and I’ll send you my interview with Abigail—freelance expert—who shares her best tips to start your freelance career.

Top Remote Freelance Jobs for RVers

1. Content Writer/Blogger

A content writer is someone who writes to inform, educate, or entertain an audience. There are so many options in this category that it’s hard to cover them all. This could range from writing blog articles, social media posts, ghostwriting…the list goes on and on. Companies are outsourcing freelance writing more to tap into influencer marketing and because paying a freelancer costs less than hiring a full-time staff writer.

Pay range: It depends on the industry, length of the article, and your skill level. In the RV industry, freelance blog writers typically make between $75-250 per article.

Top skills required: 

  • A degree is preferred but not necessary, as long as you’re an effective writer.
  • Experience in the field. If you don’t have experience in the field, offer to help someone write articles for a low rate to build up your work samples.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • It’s a bonus if you are writing elsewhere like on your own blog. But you can also write on sites like LinkedIn and Medium, to build exposure.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
Freelance content writing has the benefit of being a creative job. It can pay the bills and fill your soul at the same time, depending on what you write about, of course. You may not always get the best assignments, but every assignment makes you a better writer. Also, you can often write on your own schedule as long as you submit by the deadline. And freelance writing can lead to other opportunities.

Where to search:
Look in your own community. Are there FB groups or small businesses you know that need writers? My first freelance writing job was with an RV rental company.
Problogger.com
Clearvoice.com
Freelancewritinggigs.com

Click here to read about my friend and fellow RVer Carrie, and how she became a traveling freelancer.

Traveling Freelancing

2. Copywriter
A copywriter is similar to a content writer, except that the “copy” is more to persuade, sell, or market. Therefore, the required skills are more specific than a blog writer. An effective copywriter can be a huge asset to a business because good copy can result in more sales. For this reason, copywriting can be more lucrative than general content writing.

Pay range: The pay range for copywriters is a wild card. The per-hour average is in the $40 range, but I know copywriters who make well over $10,000 a month. Why? Because they know how to market themselves and charge what they’re worth. The trick is showing that your copywriting skills result in “X” amount of revenue or impact for the company or business.

Top skills required:

  • A degree is preferred but not necessary, as long as you’re a persuasive copywriter.
  • Some experience in the field.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Sales psychology is a plus.
  • Computer and internet connection.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
Copywriting is great for RVers for the same reasons as being a content writer—you can choose your own hours and projects. Unlike a content writer though, you can charge more money and therefore create even more flexibility and freedom. Also, if you’re going to create your own RV content, it’s a good idea to learn copywriting, too. Then you can market your skills as a copywriter and earn side income.

Where to search:
Just like being a content writer, look in your own community for copywriting opportunities.
mediabistro.com
freelancewritinggigs.com
weworkremotely.com

If you want to learn more about becoming a copywriter check out this fantastic FREE copywriting workshop,The Ultimate Guide to Million-Dollar Copy, by my RV colleague, Tina Lorenz. She’s the queen of copy and charges top dollar for her services. She shows you how you can too.

Copywriting Workshop

3. Editor and Proofreader

Editors and proofreaders read documents before publishing in order to find and correct grammatical errors and add the polish to make the article sparkle. This can be done for any type of written content, like blog posts, magazine articles, white papers, corporate documents, newsletters, etc. Editors will always be in demand, especially as more and more content is being published online daily.

Pay range: The range is somewhere between $15-40 an hour. That range depends on things like your experience, specialty, and ability to brand and market yourself.

Top skills required:

  • A degree is helpful and sometimes required.
  • Experience in the field or demonstrated ability.
  • Knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.
  • Detail oriented.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
You can work from your RV and often set your own hours. If you are a detailed and organized person, then editing and proofreading just might bring you joy. Nothing is more satisfying to proofreaders than finding and fixing the comma that should have been a semicolon.

Where to search:
Flexjobs.com
Indeed.com
Upwork.com

If you’re looking to get experience, offer to help people in your community at the lower end of the range to get started. Be sure to ask for testimonials for future marketing efforts.

4. Social Media Manager
A social media manager is responsible for handling different social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) of small to medium businesses that can help them build networks and relationships with clients. You will create and edit original content (e.g., photos, videos, related articles) that will be published on different websites. It’s also possible that you will supervise the design of your clients’ social media platform.

Pay range: The pay range for a social media manager depends on experience. Beginners up to 3-year freelancers can charge anywhere from $15 to $50. Intermediate marketers who have 5 years of experience can request $100 an hour, while advanced professionals are paid up to $120 per hour. Rates depend on a company’s budget, job responsibilities, and the number of social platforms that you are expected to manage.

Top skills required:

  • Basic to advanced knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Concise, helpful, and strong communication skills.
  • An understanding of virtual marketing trends and technology.
  • Knowledge of content management and some web design.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
If you enjoy variety, a social media manager might be the right fit for you. Every day can be different. Since social media doesn’t need a lot of equipment to manage, a stable internet connection is all you need to make the necessary changes on the accounts. Social media management can be a freelance, part-time or full-time job. If you like the feeling of accomplishment, this can be a fun and great way to experience helping a business grow.

Where to Search:
Angel.co
Guru.com/social-media-marketing
The-dots.com/freelance-social-media-jobs

5. Video Editor
Video editing is a job that is freelance by nature and something that anyone can learn. If you’re new, don’t fret! A beginner video editor who has the passion and willingness to learn can start picking up gigs in no time. And the more jobs you get, the more you can beef up your editing reels.

Whether a simple project for an internship or a volunteer edit behind-the-scenes, each experience counts in building a portfolio. Equip yourself with a lot of file storage, hard drives, and file sharing services so work can be easily transferable and submitted.

Pay range: The range for a video editor can be $20 an hour for basic editing, up to $75 or more if the editing is more complex. Some video editors will charge a project rate for a large project if they want to save their client some money by forgoing the hourly rate.

Top skills required:

  • Video editing demo reel.
  • Creative attention to details.
  • Time management and tracking expertise to meet deadlines.
  • Creativity and resourcefulness in budget and equipment.
  • Background in marketing, art or film studies is an advantage.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
The ability to have a flexible schedule is convenient for aspiring RV video editors. The changing scenery becomes the perfect discipline to be creative and organized. Also, many RVers want to start a YouTube channel and learn video editing as they go. Therefore, it’s perfect to offer your services to other businesses to increase your income while you’re learning.

Where to search:
Start in your own community and network with people who produce a lot of video content or have a YouTube channel.
Worknhire.com/WorkProjects/jobs/q_Video-Editing
Ziprecruiter.com/video_editor_remote
Upwork.com/hire/video-editors

My friend and fellow RVer, Britt Densford (and her husband Stephen), runs her one YouTube channel and does video editing for others, too!

Britt and Stephen Densford

6. Voice Over Actor
Voice actors have the fun and technical job of acting without having to be seen. Skills include being able to master accents, intonations, and having a signature voice that allows the spoken word to carry the listener away. Their voice is expected to be dubbed in different forms of media such as audio books, videos, websites and commercials.

Pay range: Voice actors are traditionally paid per project or per job. A freelance voice actor can make anywhere from $20-$300 per audio or hour on average—it definitely depends on the job and company. Additionally, rates can vary depending on the type of audio.

Top skills required:

  • Ability to speak in a way that the listener will stay engaged.
  • Being able to use different voices and take on various personas is helpful.
  • A quiet place in order to produce the soundtracks or access to a studio.
  • Computer with audio editing software and appropriate microphone.
  • Some required experience in the field.
  • Demo Reel.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
You can work from the RV if you’re able to set up an appropriate area where a good quality microphone and audio system can be installed. I know a couple of RVers who have set-ups in their bathroom or closet to create a good audio space. You might be able to use local studios in different areas or a WeWork space as you travel.

Where to search:
Upwork.com/voiceover
Freelancevoiceactors.com
Voicebunny.com

7. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Consultant
A freelance search engine optimization (SEO) consultant works as a complement to a marketing specialist. SEO freelancers are equipped to be content writers, web researchers, and link builders that create original content to increase the presence of a business or brand online. They support clients’ marketing goals and ideally should have a background in SEO terminology. The good news is that it’s really easy to find great SEO training. I follow Neil Patel who offers weekly tips on SEO strategies and tactics.

Pay range: Due to the technical nature of the job, freelance SEO consultants can earn a minimum of $75 an hour. Based on a collective study on SEO, there are several models on freelance pricing—but the median rate is $500-$1,000 per month per client.

Top skills required:

  • Keen website analytical skills and processing.
  • Prior knowledge of programming languages (HTML, CSS) ideal.
  • Expert keyword optimization.
  • Background in SEO terminology.
  • Some level of marketing knowledge to align the client’s SEO strategies.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
SEO doesn’t necessarily require set hours. It’s more about clients results than hours worked, depending on the client, of course. Also, SEO is a great skill set to learn for yourself if you’re building your own online presence, like a blog, YouTube channel, or really anything online. Because the nature of the work is online, SEO is something you can do from anywhere.

Where to search:
Workingnomads.co/remote-seo-jobs
Linkedin.com/jobs/freelance-seo-jobs/
Upwork.com/seo
Flexjobs.com (search for “SEO” + “remote”)

My buddy Mark helped me improve the SEO for this website. You can check out his services here.

Mark SEO Consultant

8. Project Manager
Freelance project managers manage projects on behalf of their clients. They have the advantage of enhancing a variety of skills through multi-tasking and organization. They often supervise activities with other freelancers to reach a client’s shared goal. Apart from being a serious task manager, being able to communicate matters more than anything else because getting the job done is the art of managing people and resources. As a project manager myself, I can say with certainty that project management is one of the most marketable skill sets you can develop and use anywhere.

Pay range: Project managers can charge hourly or per project rates. If you have a lot of experience or are in a niche, like internet technology, you can charge more money. My friend and fellow RVer, Abigail Schilling (pictured below) started out making $25 an hour and today makes $100 an hour on average. Be sure to check out my interview her (at the bottom).

I know other project managers who charge monthly retainer fees, like $4,000 for 15-20 hours a month to manage projects for multiple companies.

Top skills required:

  • Intermediate or advanced communication and organization skills.
  • Being able to meet deadlines daily, weekly and monthly.
  • Clear interaction with team members/other freelancers.
  • Strategizing ways to make the job flow easier.
  • Detail-oriented and problem solving skills.
  • Great leadership skills.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
Project management is a freelance job that is a perfect blend of fun and freedom. Working from your RV suits the project manager’s dynamic lifestyle of freedom and flexibility. The drawback with being a project manager is that you may not always have the ability to work your own hours. As a freelancer however, you have the ability to choose your own projects and determine how often you want to take on work.

Where to search:
Upwork.com/project-management
Totaljobs.com/freelance-project-manager
Jobspresso.co/remote-project-management-jobs

Abigail, Project Manager and Freelancer

9. Web Design/Development
Web design and development freelancers work on website layouts, sample templates, and maintenance for businesses’ computer applications. Online careers in this field can be competitive, so having a certificate or showing the courses you’ve taken will surely help in finding jobs. The right balance of troubleshooting and creative skills can make this job worthwhile

Pay range: Rates for freelance web design and development are hit and miss because price models depend either on the project or by the hour. Web design beginners can charge $30 an hour, while those with more experience can charge $150. For major projects like website building, rates can be $10,000 for a project completed within a timeframe of a few months, depending on your capability.

Top skills required:

  • Experience and/or interest in web design, content creation and management.
  • Intermediate problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of user experience, design and coding software.
  • Creativity and technical ability to design and draft prototypes.
  • Cooperative team player.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
You can create web content and design freely while on the road. If you have co-designers nearby, brainstorming together can be fun, or you can collaborate online using software like Zoom or Skype. You can typically work your own hours, except when the client needs to meet or you need to review work with them. This can be a creative and free-spirited job type that aligns well with the spirit of the RV lifestyle.

Where to search:
Authenticjobs.com
Awwwards.com/jobs/offer
Angel.co

My friend and fellow digital nomad, Sarah, runs her own web design freelance business. You can check out her site here at Bitmotif.com.

Web designer Sarah

Conclusion

I hope you found this list of top freelance jobs for RVers helpful. The reality is that you can do almost any kind of freelance job from an RV or as a digital nomad. Many of these examples work well because RVers often dabble or go all in on content creation, blogging, vlogging, etc. which aligns with many of the jobs above.

If you’ve been inspired by this article and are looking to get started freelancing, check out this interview between me and freelance expert, Abigail Schilling. Enter your name and email address to get the interview, which includes her top tips to help you get started in your freelance career.

What questions do you have about starting or growing your freelance career? Leave your question in the comments below.