Larry Chiuppi and his wife, Nancy Raimondi, are full-time RVers.Photo Credit: Rene AgredanoMaking money on the road is one of the biggest concerns of aspiring full-timers who aren’t ready to retire. As someone who fits within that category, I’m always on the lookout for new opportunities that will enable me to earn an income while giving me the flexibility of living life on the open road. You might think that’s a lot to ask for, or something only techie geeks can enjoy, but you’d be wrong. I’ve been a self-employed full-timer since 2007, and I can tell you with certainty that just about anyone can make a living through opportunities available to full-time RVers.
Going Beyond Workamping
Most people think that workamping is the only type of job arrangement for full-timers. Ironically though, it’s often anything but a way to support yourself. That’s because trading your labor for an RV campsite is a good deal if you’re retired, but if you are looking to earn money, workamping rarely generates enough of it. The biggest downside to workamping is that it limits the number of hours you can spend on generating real money.
Aside from workamping, you generally only have two choices to earn money on the road: become a seasonal employee, or be your own boss. I’ve worked as a seasonal employee but it’s not for me. The reassurance of having a regular paycheck for a while was nice, but I soon realized that even with all of its uncertainty, being self-employed makes me happiest. Recently, however I spoke with another full-timer who told me about how he and his wife get to enjoy the best of both worlds. I was intrigued, and here’s why:
Larry Chiuppi and his wife, Nancy Raimondi, have been on the road since 1998. I profiled their lifestyle in
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