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Old 08-12-2018, 08:41 PM   #1
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Tips and Tricks: finding lucrative employment while on the road

Hello, lovely people!

I'm in the very early stages of my bus life journey. My boyfriend and I just officially decided it's what we want to do. He's a raft guide, kayaker, photo/videographer. He chases whitewater, so endless summers is what we're all about.

Starting now I'm focusing on 3 major things that will prepare me for bus life: downsizing my possessions slowly, getting rid of all my debt, and figuring out what I'll be doing for work while on the road.

I'll be able to pick up some work through the rafting community but really want to find a reliable source of income from remote work.

For those of you who live on your bus full time and travel frequently, what kind of remote work do you do? Any specific companies or fields that are easy to get into entry level?

I'm a writer and published poet. I've started to pick up editing and proofreading jobs online but it's going to take me all of this year to build up work samples, etc. I'm thinking I'll need to build this up so by the time I leave my comfy, full time, salaried job I have some freelance editing/writing/proofreading work lined up. I'm just curious what you are doing and if you have any advice in this arena.

Thank you! More questions surely to come from me!
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:23 AM   #2
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Learn some programming. It doesn't have to be the hardcore stuff like databases and data processing, but even HTML designers can make a lot of money and they're in HUGE demand right now.


Lots of free, high quality tutorials on the internet.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:42 PM   #3
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employment on the road

I work online for a Social Media company so that works out as portable, but I also find network marketing to be lucrative.


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Old 12-31-2018, 05:21 PM   #4
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Seems like a lot of skoolie folks are into selling various multi level snake oils, or over selling their knowledge of things doing product reviews that are always 5 stars. I've met folks with legitimate sponsors getting paid to go to shows. Personally I prefer my integrity over a few bucks, but there's all types of folks in this big world.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:24 PM   #5
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Begging on the side of the road must be lucrative.

Lot's of folks doing it!
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:17 PM   #6
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I don't have a skoolie yet, but I do travel quite often and will be getting my skoolie in the following weeks.

I'm a full stack web developer, which just means I can make a website look nice and work nice. It's a lot of emails and back and forth conversations usually, then about a week or so of coding then a few more emails. About 30% of the time revisions are needed, but focusing on the more "mom and pop" places most are happy just to have a working website that looks nice and modern.

Most of the requests are based on existing frameworks, usually wordpress, and they just want a website "like that other person", usually a local competitor. Some will request a website clone like walmart or amazon, you'll have to either explain this is a massive scale project or simply deny the requests with a more brief explanation.

I use unlimitedtogo for mobile internet, and despite my high data usage (~300-900GB/month) it's proven very reliable and fast. $100 for actual unlimited mobile data.


Like ThunderstruckStudios said, the best thing about programming (not just webdev, but any programming) can be found online tutorials for free. A LOT on youtube that are great.
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Seems like a lot of skoolie folks are into selling various multi level snake oils, or over selling their knowledge of things doing product reviews that are always 5 stars. I've met folks with legitimate sponsors getting paid to go to shows. Personally I prefer my integrity over a few bucks, but there's all types of folks in this big world.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:56 AM   #8
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Wow, not many options that sound legit. Travel writers? Selling unmentionables, like bootleg T shirts at concerts or something...
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