Your phone’s alarm clock rudely interrupts you from dreamland. You begrudgingly fumble with it shut the damn thing off. Slowly, you get up out of your warm swaddle, scuff your feet making way to the bathroom, push your hair from your sleepy eyes. You then look into the mirror and whisper to yourself, ‘how long is this going to take’?
You want to run away from it. But, you can’t because of that dirty, little, three-letter word…JOB. You then think to yourself, “If only I can only run away from it all and go find somewhere to work remotely in camp chair alongside a riverbank.”
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Sound familiar? Well, guess what? That was US too! While we have other reasons of why went on the road, mundane and stressful work routines were also front and center. We grew to hate our commutes, no time to share with each other or our friends and the weather just plain sucked in the winter. Adding to that, trying to figure out what we were going to cook for dinner each night was such a pain in the ass. Oh and lets add in all of our home maintenance to do left us so little time for leisure. We had to balance it all in the name of making money.
However, once we went on the road full-time five years ago, our bank accounts stopped growing. Dan had left his job with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and I stepped away as a Consultant for a leading Multi Level Marketing company. We had three sources of income that dramatically dropped to one; Dan’s military pension. While his pension could sustain us, we still had to figure out how to finance a more comfortable lifestyle yet still allow us time to enjoy our travels, pay for upgrades to our RV, manage costly repairs, plane tickets, etc.
I tried to continue my MLM consulting job however, I quickly lost interest because the mountains were calling my name. And well, my schedule didn’t really coincide with my clients’ or my uplines’. I felt lost because I still needed to find my own purpose and way to contribute to restocking our coffers.
And then we met someone…
Two years into our journey as full-time RV travelers, we met an incredibly adventurous couple, Camille and Bryce of More Than a Wheelin’ at the Xscapers Convergence in Quartzsite. Like us, they live for adventure and love to explore. A year later, we met up in Kentucky for a few days.
Since, we’ve formed an amazing friendship. But, she became more than a friend. Because of Camille’s background as a Corporate Trainer and Coach, I grew interested in her field of expertise.
Through conversations with Camille, she’s mentioned that she gets numerous emails and messages from people asking her about how to procure remote work. Seriously, I had the same questions.
Along with her twenty years in corporate training and coaching, she’s built up her worldly resume and resources on the topic of remote work. I thought to myself, “who better to teach us than someone who is actually living the nomad life and knows the ins and outs of searching for remote work?”
I’ve sat in on her presentations at summits, listened to her Webinars and have taken part in her chat sessions. And now, I’m excited because she’s created her own course to help so many others, like myself, find remote work. She shows us how to pull our best skills out of ourselves and apply them to remote work opportunities. She has shown me how to market myself (and Dan!) so companies take note.
What kind of remote jobs are there?
So, I watched, looked, listened and learned from Camille. She pointed out that in today’s market, there are so many jobs and careers out there that don’t require business suits and fancy offices. And others were finding amazing remote work opportunities.
We all have skills and talents that we’ve procured in our past jobs and careers. Just because we now live on the road hardly means we shouldn’t continue to use them. I promise you, there IS work out there just waiting to be scooped up for the taking.
Here’s just a sample of career fields that your skills, talents and education may fit into:
And, in those fields above, here’s just a handful of jobs or careers that you can find remotely:
As you see, remote work opportunities can be limitless. You just need to know what you want to do, where your skills and training fit in, a good communication venue with your future employer and a good WiFi connection.
Oh, there’s more to it that I’m not qualified to expound upon. That’s why I encourage you to find ‘your Camille’ or better yet, contact her yourself through her online Remote Work Course *** She is an amazing ‘true to life’ resource for those who want to stretch their legs and travel.
Point your compass heading to find YOUR remote work…
So, just because you close the door on your brick and mortar income sources certainly doesn’t mean its an end-all that you’re going to end up destitute or standing on a street corner with a cardboard sign. Part of exploring the combination of traveling and working remotely is knowing where to look. It’s also about knowing how to market yourself. It really is no more complicated than sending out your resumes and pounding the pavement.
But hey, remote work isn’t ‘just’ for RV travelers like ourselves. Whether it’s living full-time in an RV or boat, in a rural remote location, or even in the middle of a busy urban setting, there’s absolutely no reason you can’t work wearing your fuzzy bunny slippers sitting in a camp chair looking out to the mountains. Technology today presents so many opportunities that we now CAN go outside to play also!
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