Tip 08: Let Me Introduce You To Workamping
Once you start to travel, you'll find that work is very easy to come by.
Since I first started this newsletter, we’ve discussed two main ways of making money on the road:
But, what if you built your career in a field where remote work is impossible? And, what if you simply don’t have an entrepreneur bone in your body and have no desire to own or manage a business? For you, I recommend workamping.
What Is Workamping?
In its simplest form, this involves working where you camp in exchange for a free camping spot. More often than not, workamping opportunities are reserved for people with self-contained RVs and some companies tend to prefer couples over individuals. However, there are also many opportunities for single persons or people who travel with just a suitcase.
What Kind of Work Do You Do?
I’ve encountered my fair share of workampers on the road. These are some of the many opportunities I’ve seen:
Park or campground maintenance
Park or campground hosting
Farming or greenhouse management
Seasonal hotel services
Events or activities management
What Are the Pros and Cons of Workamping?
Workamping rarely pays get-rich-quick money, but that depends on the gig. Some pay only the minimum wage and some only provide the free camping spot. However, I know people who make enough to work for only a few weeks or months per year. One example is a couple who works for a few months per year at an oil rig in Texas.
The good news is that when you only get a free campground, you only work for a few days per week or a few hours each day. That gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want, such as picking up shifts at a local restaurant, working on your online business, or homeschooling the kids.
How Can You Find Workamping Gigs?
If you’re a paid subscriber, next week you’ll receive an email with information on how to get your hands on these workamping gigs. I’ll also share two good books that go into explicit detail about workamping. They will answer all the additional questions you might have about working where you camp.
If you are not a paid subscriber, see you in two weeks!