Top Remote Jobs For RVers – Part One
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This article is Part One of a three-part series on top remote jobs for RVers.

Lately, I’ve seen a trend in the emails that I receive from More Than A Wheelin’ readers asking about the top remote jobs for RVers. They typically go like this:

“Hey Camille, I came across your blog and I too want to travel full time and work remotely. Do you have any ideas for me? I want to find something that pays well that I can do on the road.”

I also see comments like this in Facebook groups:

question about working remotely

I get it—you have to start somewhere with asking the question. But these questions are broad, and it can be hard to provide a good answer with so little information.

Also, when you ask about remote jobs for RVers in Facebook groups, you’re likely going to get an overwhelming number of responses. People are so helpful in the RV community and like to share their experiences. It’s one of the things I really love about this community.

But I have seen over 200 answers to questions about what types of remote jobs are good. And that’s because there’s almost a limitless number of possibilities. I’ve seen suggestions for everything from work camping (a.k.a workamping) to blogging to selling goods at fairs. People want to be helpful, but the number of responses can leave a person feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to begin.

Put Yourself First

Skills Assessment for Remote Jobs

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As a remote work specialist, I help people find the right remote jobs based on what they want—essentially putting themselves first instead of the jobs. This is accomplished through a self-assessment that focuses a few key things. Having a better understanding of these key things can help me and other people help you with suggestions.

1. How much income do you need?
2. What type of work interests you?
3. What are your skill sets?
4. Are you willing to learn new things (a.k.a upskill) to take on new work?

This is a very basic assessment. If you want to go deeper and assess your skills in more depth, check out the 7 Paths to Working Remotely. I offer a skill set assessment that can help you get focused.

Do a Targeted Search

I like to take a holistic approach, and I want people to understand what they’re good at, like, and need so that they can do a targeted search. This can save a lot of time and frustration.

So when people ask me about the best remote jobs for RVers, I’m hesitant to just blurt things out, because I don’t think it’s very helpful. The same is true for which platforms are the best remote job platforms. Again, it depends on what you want to do. They each offer different strengths and job types.

Even still, it’s hard for me to ignore when someone wants ideas. So I offer you Part One of three for remote jobs for RVers. Part One is all about traditional-remote employment. Part Two will focus on freelance jobs and Part Three will be about working for yourself.

I’m not saying these are the best ever or right for you. In fact, some of these jobs are on the lower end of the pay scale because they’re more common. But, I also want to provide enough job types that almost anyone could do. You could use these as part-time options, to learn a new skill, or to offset your travel costs. Hopefully, this list gives you a jump start on your search.

For a more in-depth search based on what’s right for you, check out the check out the 7 Paths to Working Remotely.

Top Remote Jobs for RVers – Employee, Working For Others

 

1. Tutor/Online Teacher

Teaching online

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Tutoring online is in demand. Students (or parents of students) who want to learn English often seek out native English speakers from the US. They may be in China while the teacher is in Kansas—maybe even in an RV.

You can tutor students and teach online classes in a variety of subjects in a virtual environment. Depending on which company you work for, you can choose from a list of available courses, or you may have another area of expertise to offer.

Pay range: $14-22 per hour

Top skills required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, although not all teaching platforms require this.
  • Experience in the field (this is preferable but not always required).
  • Teaching experience preferred but not always required.
  • Strong work ethic and professional attitude.
  • Experience using technology tools in teaching/student learning.
  • Computer and typing skills.
  • Organized.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
You can teach students from the comfort of your RV as long as you have an internet connection. Because you can teach virtually anywhere in the world, the schedule can be flexible, as well as part-time or full-time depending on how much you want to work. Lastly, teaching is fun! This is the type of job that would bring me great satisfaction, and job satisfaction is important to me.

Where to search:
Rather than give you a list, I’d rather send you to an expert. If you’re interested in tutoring, the site The Penny Hoarder breaks down the pros and cons of the top 10 tutoring sites.
Additionally, the site VIPKID is really popular right now. I know a number of RVers tutoring on the site.

2. Virtual Assistant

If you’ve ever worked in an office, then you’re probably familiar with the term Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, or maybe Project Coordinator. These are terms that can describe a similar skill set for someone who can juggle many tasks, help others get organized, and assist with planning and many types of projects.

A virtual assistant can offer many of these same skills in a virtual environment. This remote job is hot, hot, hot right now as the number of online businesses grows every day. The nice thing about being a virtual assistant is that you choose the type of services you offer, you can work for an agency or yourself, and set your own prices too.

Pay range: $15 – 35 an hour (depending on the services you provide)

Top skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree sometimes required or preferred. But really you just have to prove you can do the work.
  • Experience in a related role.
  • Strong communication and organization skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and other applications.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Remote work experience.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Good phone and internet connection.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
I love this remote job for RVers because you can literally create anything you want. You can set your hours, work independently, or be a part of a team. You don’t have to have routines, and if you strike out on your own you can be your own boss. See more about creating your own business in Part Three.

Where to search:
Flexjobs.com
Remote.com
Milrichvirtualprofessionals.com

Additionally, if you want to freelance as a Virtual Assistant, you can set up a profile on Upwork or Fivvr. More on that in the next article.

3. Customer Service Representative (CSR)

Remote Customer Service Jobs

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A CSR assists customers in various aspects of customer service via phone, email, chat, SMS and social media. Customer service jobs are some of the most available remote jobs.

As a former call center trainer, I know that there is a high turnover in these types of roles because frankly, some people get a little bored. But others enjoy the stability of the role, the set hours, and even find comfort in the repetition of tasks. If you want a typically low-stress job, a customer service representative may be the way to go.

Pay range: $10-15 per hour

Top skills required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree sometimes preferred or required.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Ability to use computers and software.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to problem solve and adapt to changing situations.
  • Quiet office type environment free of noise and interruptions.
  • Excellent and reliable cell and internet connection.
  • Ability to type at least 35 words per minute with proper spelling and grammar.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
I like customer service jobs for RVers for a number of reasons. Depending on the company you work for, you may be able to set your own schedule and have the option to work full-time or part-time. You can also find seasonal CSR positions, for example during tax season or holiday season. And it’s a great job to offset costs or supplement your income if you don’t want to work full time.

Where to search:
Flexjobs.com
indeed.com
Vipdeskconnect.com

4. Bookkeeper/Accountant

Accounting is one of the top remote job industries according to LinkedIn. It’s in demand, so if you have this skill or did it in the past, the timing is good to find a remote job. If it’s been a while, you can always brush up on your skills with courses from sites like Lynda.com. Some of the remote jobs in this field include banking, credit card, and ledger transactions as well as payroll, budgets, research, and business transactions.

Pay range: $18-22 per hour (could be higher if you freelance)

Top skills required:

  • Associate’s degree (or higher) in accounting.
  • Several years of work related experience is sometimes accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Professional certification for tax returns (seasonal job).
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Quickbooks, and other accounting programs.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
Like many of the other remote jobs listed, this one can be flexible and you can work part-time or full-time. You can work for someone else or freelance, which is discussed in Part Two. Additionally,
doing a job like tax returns is seasonal which can work well with work camping.

Where to search:
Flexjobs.com
indeed.com
Virtualvocations.com
Fixmycashflow.com

5. Reservation Sales Representative

A reservation sales representative job is similar to a customer service job in some ways, but with slightly different tasks. In this role, you take inbound customer service and reservation phone calls, chat requests and email.

Pay range: $12-15 an hour

Top skills required:

  • Experience in travel booking a plus.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong typing and internet skills.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential.
  • A workplace that is quiet and free of distractions.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
Similar to customer service jobs, you may have the ability to choose your own hours, and work full-time or part-time depending on the company. Some companies even offer bonuses or commissions which works well for people who want the security of a salary and the possibility of additional income.

Where to search:
Flexjobs.com
World Travel Holdings 

6. Transcription Services

Transcription Services

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Transcription is typing notes from an audio file, like from a Podcast or a video. For example, maybe a Vlogger (someone who produces video shows) wants to provide notes along with the video. It could also be for businesses who records things like phone calls, meetings, etc.

Pay range:
$.60-$1 per minute of audio. This may not always translate to $60 per hour because not all audio is created equal. Depending on how difficult is to hear or understand, a 1-hour meeting could take you two hours or more to type up. And of course your typing speed factors in as well.

Top skills required:

  • Fast and accurate typing.
  • Listening.
  • Interpreting (sometimes it may be difficult to hear or understand the conversation).
  • Meeting deadlines.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
Transcription is a great remote job for RVers because you can work at your own pace. As long as you hit the deadlines, you can essentially work any hours you want. I also like it for RVers because you may not need to be online with another person, like in customer service, therefore cutting down on internet and data usage.

Where to search:
Transcribeme.com
Rev.com

7. Computer & IT

There are many computer and IT jobs ranging from software development, coding, website design and maintenance, internet security positions and more. You might be thinking, “But I don’t have any experience?” The good news is that you can get training for many of these roles on various online platforms like Lynda.com, Code Academy, and General Assembly. Many IT professionals that I know are self-taught too.

Pay range: Too diverse to provide a range. Here’s an article instead that lists 50 top paying jobs in computer science.

Top skills required:

  • Experience in the field.
  • Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degrees can be helpful and sometimes required.
  • Background in the speciality.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Customer service skills.

Why this is a good job for RVers:
Computer and IT jobs are popular for remote workers for a few of reasons. People in these fields tend to lean more introverted, meaning they prefer working by themselves in quiet environments. This also makes them good for RVers who often work alone and spend long periods in solitude. These jobs can also be flexible, and sometimes even late night and early morning depending on where in the world you’re providing support.

Where to search:
WeWorkRemotely.com
Angelist   

8. Location-Based Temporary Jobs

Remote acting job

Not all jobs have to be done online. If working online scares you—and I hope it does’t because it’s easier than you think—you can often find jobs in the places where you travel. For example, my husband and I found work when we were grounded in Oregon for a few days. Click here to see how we found a job on Craigslist.

Pay range: Too diverse to provide a range, but likely you will find seasonal or temporary work, especially if you plan to stay a short while.

Top skills required:

  • It really depends on the job type

Why this is a good job for RVers:
Temporary location-based jobs are a great way to offset costs. They also provide an opportunity to meet people and experience the local culture in a way that nothing else will.

Where to search:
Craigslist.org and Snagajob.com

Conclusion

Like I mentioned, this could include a list of hundreds of different job types. I chose these eight because they are currently in demand, and many RVers have direct or transferrable skill sets that could be used in these roles. In some cases you don’t need any special degrees, just the willingness to learn and be flexible.

My preference is for you to get a better understanding of what you want and need, and then do a targeted search. It will save you tons of time and frustration. If you want to learn how to assess your transferable skill so you can apply to more jobs, click here for the 7 Remote Work Paths for RVers.

If working for someone else doesn’t excite you, and you’d like to break out into the world of freelancing, stay tuned for Part Two of remote jobs for RVers. We’ll look at different options for freelancing. Additionally, I’ll have a guest expert share her tips for being successful as a freelancer.

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