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Old 02-10-2018, 07:34 PM   #1
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Curious about what is your source of income?

My fiancé and I have been looking into building a skoolie and traveling the country. We’ve been doing a ton of research and this forum is extremely helpful! Hardest part is finding a reliable source of income that allows us to travel. I’m a chef and my fiancé works in an office. I’ve been thinking of becoming an illustrator/photographer but I know that will be a tough start to run. It did lead me to think how anyone else receive their source of income? How do you prepare for emergencies when it comes to having money for such a thing?
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:01 PM   #2
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:55 PM   #3
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Income, what's that? I'm living off an inheritance right now.
I’m happy for you! Unfortunately not all of us are that lucky lol. ��
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:56 PM   #4
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I’m happy for you! Unfortunately not all of us are that lucky lol. ��
I don't consider it lucky at all, I had to lose both my parents in the last 6 months.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:59 PM   #5
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Income, what's that? I'm living off an inheritance right now.
That sounds a little happy to me, but we all grieve in different ways I guess.
My brother died last year, definitely ruined all my plans for the year and has had me so bummed my bus and everything got put on hold.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:10 PM   #6
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That sounds a little happy to me, but we all grieve in different ways I guess.
My brother died last year, definitely ruined all my plans for the year and has had me so bummed my bus and everything got put on hold.
The rofl was referring to my current lack of income. I lost my oldest brother, 2 years older, 2 years ago. My father in Aug. and my mother on News Years day. I have a 10 month older brother who is battling right now to save his only good kidney. If it were not for me burying myself in this bus build I'd be in much worse shape. That's why I'm anxious to get a bus to take up my time. Actually haven't gotten any of my inheritance yet. My bus money right now is what I made from selling my AIRSTREAM trailer.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:06 AM   #7
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Being a chef, you could stop in small towns and work in a diner or few then travel on or something.
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:43 AM   #8
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:05 AM   #9
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My family of 4 has been fulltiming for a few years. My wife and I both go to college online at a very low $ per credit school. All the extra gov't student loans/grants get sent to us after classes are paid for. Ends up being around 5000 in feb, 5000 in april, 5000 in aug., then 5000 in oct.

And yes, we are getting a college education from it too - not just hustling the system. Both honor roll students usually

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Old 02-11-2018, 05:36 PM   #10
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:42 AM   #11
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:29 AM   #12
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Its been my experience that most of the places one really wants to see have a healthy hospitality/tourism industry. The notion of workijng as a chef say 3 months of 6 isnt too far fetched - just keep yourself from going too hard at it and still be a tourist wherever ypu are

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Old 03-06-2018, 09:34 AM   #13
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I do security consulting in Healthcare. Mostly risk assessments. (They pay me to steal things like drugs, patient data, or equipment, then explain how to prevent it.) Most of the job is working from home, writing reports. I travel about once a month. Going to be great when I move into the bus, just need to maintain internet connectivity.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:02 AM   #14
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My family and I are starting at Scarborough fair in Texas and then following some ren fairs around for a while for income. Should be great! Other than that, I feel we will be really broke a lot of the time, and I am okay with that.
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:49 PM   #15
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Retired military, wife works in the health care field. When are son leaves for college in a couple years she's going to quit and were going to try to make a go of it off my retirement....Who knows we have some savings for breakdowns and such. If we can't I quess we'll settle down and go back to work......Hoping to at least get a year...
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Old 03-06-2018, 01:45 PM   #16
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A lot of it depends on your skill set. A lot of professions have a high demand for "temporary" travellers. Examples are nursing, electricians, plumbers, etc. I have thought a lot about what I want to do when I "retire", but still want to work for toys, trips, etc. I love aviation, so I'd like to work at an airport as a fuel truck driver, or the like. I have some IT skills, telecom skills, and electrical skills. Am active on LinkedIn where you can find folks looking for your skill set. Then, if worse comes to worse there's always servers at a restaurant (go for mid to upscale restaurant), or "Welcome to Wal-mart".
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Then, if worse comes to worse there's always servers at a restaurant (go for mid to upscale restaurant), or "Welcome to Wal-mart".
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:59 PM   #18
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Income On the Road

I agree with oldcarnut.

check out coolworks.com chefs are in pretty high demand and you can work in pretty much any state you want, sticking to some of the more "touristy" sections. Like oldcarnut said, work a few months of the year. You'll be living in your skoolie, so saving a ton on housing... save up. Then travel till you need another gig
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:08 PM   #19
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A lot of it depends on your skill set. A lot of professions have a high demand for "temporary" travellers. Examples are nursing, electricians, plumbers, etc. I have thought a lot about what I want to do when I "retire", but still want to work for toys, trips, etc. I love aviation, so I'd like to work at an airport as a fuel truck driver, or the like. I have some IT skills, telecom skills, and electrical skills. Am active on LinkedIn where you can find folks looking for your skill set. Then, if worse comes to worse there's always servers at a restaurant (go for mid to upscale restaurant), or "Welcome to Wal-mart".
Hey Bill,

It sounds like you and I have somewhat similar backgrounds. Do you find that LinkedIn is helpful in finding work while on the road?

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