RVE 004: 7 Ways to Build Remote Income And Make Money While Traveling

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make money while travelingTo make money while traveling is pretty much the dream.

Three years ago, Alyssa and I came up with a crazy idea to buy an RV off Craigslist and take an extended honeymoon across the country.

Our original goal was just to make it to 50 states without going broke. But once we started traveling full-time, we were hooked. We knew we needed to find a way to make this RV lifestyle sustainable. It was time to hustle.

In the past 3+ years of full-time travel, we’ve:

I wrote this post to outline the 7 ways we’ve been able to build a remote income while traveling.

One quick note before we get into it: I wrote this original post way back in 2015. I’ve since started five businesses, sold three, and found a dozen more ways to finance this lifestyle (all while still traveling!). If you want to become a digital nomad, we have a great free ebook here with 50 business ideas to help you get started!

7 Ways We Built a Remote Income and Make Money While Traveling

1. Sponsorships

I know what you’re thinking. Sponsorships are for the Insta-famous people, the blogs with millions of views, or Peyton Manning (because he’s literally in every other commercial).

But sponsorships have changed. The very first income we ever made while traveling full-time was via a sponsorship with an online job board called Snagajob. When we landed that sponsorship we had no blog, no following, and no experience with sponsorships.

To land that sponsorship I sent one cold email.

Alyssa and I were two 23-year-old kids with a crazy idea to go on a 50 state honeymoon and work a job in every state. Luckily, Snagajob (the company who sponsored us), had been searching for someone crazy enough to travel around the country on a wrapped bus and find hourly jobs. Enter Heath & Alyssa.

I never even asked Snagajob to sponsor us—I only asked for help finding the jobs. But after meeting the team and hitting it off, they offered to sponsor our journey

Naturally, I said heck yes.

happy campers
When we gave Snagajob’s company a tour of our RV. Pretty sure we broke some fire code violations.

My friends Cees and Madison Hoffman recently landed a sponsorship with Chacos Sandals to travel to all 59 national parks over the course of one year. While they have 52k Instagram followers now, they had zero when they left (outside of immediate family and friends).

So, how does a person with no audience, attention, or existing platform land sponsors that pay them to travel?

One way is to come up with a project that will take you over the country to execute on a goal you’re passionate about.

Case in point, Cees and Madison are obsessed with national parks (they even got engaged in one). They decided last year during the Centennial Celebration of the parks to visit all 59 national parks over the course of a year. They pitched Chacos Sandals and a bunch of other companies, and several committed to helping support their journey.

Listen to my interview with Cees & Madison: How to Find Companies That Will Pay You To Travel

Even though Cees, Madison, Alyssa and I had no existing audience, it still made sense for companies to jump on board and sponsor our cross-country journeys.


In short, content.

Content rules the internet. Companies need to generate great content to engage their fans and represent their brand. A brand like Chacos sandals wants to appeal to people who like being outside and in nature.

Cees and Madison have been able to capture amazing content—notably photos—for Chacos Sandals while visiting national parks all over the country. Even if Cees and Madison didn’t become Insta-famous or anything else, Chacos Sandals is still getting incredible, authentic content that represents their brand.

If Chacos were to pay an employee or professional photographer to visit all 59 national parks, it would cost them a butt load of money (and the result would probably be more stuffy and corporate feeling). By attaching their brand to Cees and Madison, they’ve been able to create authentic content their fans love.

Cees and madison from ourvie

2. Freelance Client Work 

Before we bought our RV I followed a professional photographer on Instagram who lived, worked and traveled full-time in a truck camper. I remember thinking to myself, “How the heck does this guy get to travel the country full-time? I kind of hate him (kidding, sort of). I wish I had some kind of skill where I could be paid to travel.”

My marketable skill at 23 was selling software, that was it.

But as we talked with Snagajob about our fifty jobs in fifty states journey, they gave us a bizarre offer.

“We have some film equipment laying around that we aren’t using, if we give it to y’all, will you film a documentary?”

It was always on my bucket list to film a documentary, so I asked my wife her thoughts, since she would be filming me as I worked all the jobs. She said yes, despite having exactly zero experience filming anything.

What is it really like to RV to all 50 states and film a documentary?

In our latest book, we share the real story of what it’s like RVing across America—breakdowns, bear encounters, stunning hikes, beachfront camping and all.

During this time we turned to our BFF (Youtube & Google) and learned how to operate a video camera. We also volunteered at a ton of events, workshops, and filmed 2-3 days per week while I worked hourly jobs to get experience. (I call this the trial by fire approach to learning a new skill).

After a full year of doing this, we knew our way around a camera (at least for a beginner). When it came time to wrap up our first year of travel, instead of going back to a full-time job we started freelancing our new found video skills.

Seeing as we were brand new, we didn’t have clients banging down our doors. However, a few long-term video projects gave us the financial runway we needed to keep up our lifestyle. Flash forward three years and video production has become our #1 source of income while traveling.

Our first videos are embarrassingly bad and by most professional videographers point of view, we are still newbies. However, that’s all the more reason why starting a client-based business is possible for others to replicate (even if you don’t have the skills yet).

Alyssa filming while on the Pacific Coast Highway
Alyssa filming while on the Pacific Coast Highway

Film isn’t the only freelance gig you can take on the road. In addition to film, we’ve taken on freelance gigs in:

  • Marketing
  • Product Launches
  • Book Tour
  • Ebook design
  • Content management
  • Course development
  • And writing, which is a big one for digital nomads!

3. Guest Blogging & Freelance Writing

Guest blogging is an awesome gateway drug to making money while traveling (bad comparison? probably).

When we first started our 50-state journey, we reached out to multiple RV websites to find writing opportunities.

For each article, I was paid a whopping $25.

But honestly, I didn’t care and was more than happy to write them. I love writing. After working in a cubicle for a year, for the first time, I was being paid to do something I enjoyed, not to mention being paid while traveling.

Over time, as our blog and authority has grown in the RV community, we’ve been able to charge higher and higher rates for our articles (current rate $250/article).

A few tips for finding paid guest blogging opportunities:

  • Focus on the actual craft of becoming a better writer before you do anything else.
  • Next, build up a portfolio of blog posts you are proud of (make sure they’re exceptional quality).
  • While working on the two steps above this one, be continuously searching for relevant websites and companies who you think you’d like to write for one day. Leave thoughtful comments on the website’s content and build relationships with the editors and contributors over time. This may look like sharing their Facebook posts, linking to their website on your personal blog, or just sending them an email to tell them how much you enjoy their publication.
  • When you’re ready to make the ask, you will have a backlog of great content, a skill of copywriting, and if you’ve done a good job of being a community member. Then there’s a decent chance the website will ask you to write for them.

It takes a long time to turn freelance writing into your full-time income, but it can be a great way to supplement your income while traveling. Plus if you’re planning on blogging as part of your business, this is a great way to link back to your site and gain authority in your space.

4. Affiliate Income

Up until last year, I’d never dabbled in affiliate income. I knew that some people made money through Amazon and every now and then on Youtube I get spammed with ads on “How to create a seven-figure blog in 3 seconds!!”

But other than those limited experiences, I knew very little about affiliate income.

My preconceived notions about affiliate income were this:

  • Your blog traffic has to be incredibly high
  • You have to be a really pushy salesman

I was wrong, luckily.

Affiliate income is where you are paid to endorse products or services you use and believe in.

An example of this would be Alyssa and I recommending a campground membership service we use called Passport America that gives you 50% camping fees. We love Passport America and use it constantly on the road. I wrote a blog about them, included my affiliate link, and it generates around $600/month while we’re traveling.

What I learned is that you don’t have to be a pushy salesman to do well at affiliate marketing. And while it certainly helps to have high blog traffic, you don’t need a ton.

What you do need is trust.

Trust from readers who come to your blog, podcast, or Youtube channel. You can’t recommend crappy services or poorly made products. If you do, then nobody will listen to you. You can’t sound like a snake oil salesmen, because nobody will buy from you.

The beauty of affiliate marketing is that it is truly one of the most flexible ways to make money while traveling. My friend Michelle, who is also a full-time RVer, made six figures last year from affiliate marketing. Granted, she’s been doing this for a long time and is an outlier. Most affiliate marketers never bring in this high dollar amount, but for someone such as myself, a couple thousand dollars a month would go a long way.

If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, here are a couple resources I would check out:

1. Michelle’s course called “Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

I’m enrolled in this course and I saw a huge and immediate uptick in my affiliate earnings after joining Michelle’s course. I don’t buy many courses, but Michelle’s is one of the few that is worth every penny. She walks you step by step through how to get started in affiliate marketing and teaches you everything you need to know. Before her course, we made a whopping $20/month with Passport America. Her course has taught us strategies for finding more affiliates, marketing them naturally, and getting more eyes to our affiliate posts. Using her strategies, our income has leaped from $20/month to over $2,500/month. I seriously can’t recommend her expertise enough!

You can check out Michelle’s course here (this is an affiliate link: if you purchase her course through my link, I’ll get a kickback for sending you her way).

2. The interview I did on The RV Entrepreneur where I interviewed Michelle.

In this interview, Michelle walks through how she’s been able to scale up her income to seven figures while full-time RVing. You can listen here.

5. Speaking

I wouldn’t necessarily associate speaking with remote income, but last year a decent portion of our income came through inbound speaking gigs so I’ll include it here.

After working a job in all 50 states for Hourly America, I was flown out to speak at companies like Chick-fil-A, UPS, and at several other HR related events. My experience of finding and working in 50 different hourly job environments gave a unique perspective that companies wanted to hear. While our blog is all about RVing, most of these conversations were all on how to find and attract millennial talent, something I learned a lot about while working jobs across the country.

It was also relatively easy to ditch the RV for weekends at a time and fly to various parts of the country to speak.

How to Find Speaking Gigs

I’m actually not great at finding speaking gigs, mostly because I’ve never tried. 100% of our speaking gigs have come from people finding our blog or seeing us on television.

Back when we were on the CBS Evening News, a woman named Elaine heard our story. She texted a co-worker about our story, who found our blog and called us to book our first speaking gig. From that first gig speaking to 250+ HR reps, I gained inquiries from companies like UPS, Kohl’s, and Chick-fil-A. All of a sudden we went from zero experience as speakers to earning over $10,000 in a year from speaking gigs.

Through our blog, we’ve attracted organic leads to speak at conferences, RV rallies, and events.

If you want speaking to be a part of your income on the road, you’ll need a website, a speaking page, and a reel with clips of your experience.

6. Online Courses

Online courses are a booming industry. Platforms like Teachable are making it ridiculously easy for anyone to create, launch, and build an online course to sell.

Alyssa and I have a ton of courses in our RV Entrepreneur School, and this is the majority of video production work we’ve done for clients. We’ve worked with small businesses, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to produce online courses.

Last year we worked with Jenny Foss to launch a course called Weekend Resume Makeover. Jenny is a sought-after resume writer in Portland, Oregon who frequently has to turn off her client services because she’s booked out. (Yep, she’s that good!)

We worked with Jenny to turn her expertise in resume writing into a course. Instead of someone paying Jenny upwards of $800 for consulting, they can buy her resume writing course for $200.

Jenny’s course quickly did over five figures in revenue. Now, instead of turning off her services, she’s created more passive income so she can take on fewer clients and have more free time. Plus, her course caught the attention of the fine folks over at a website called LinkedIn. She’s now an instructor with LinkedIn Learning—in addition to running her Job Jenny business—and killing it!

Behind the scenes of a course we shot in January of 2016 with Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com. 

For our own school, we first created a free course on how to travel America on $2k/month. It’s our main lead magnet for our website and a great way to show authority on any given subject. We also just launched the RV Entrepreneur School where we release new free courses regularly.

If you do have expertise in a particular subject, creating courses can be a great way to make money while traveling, especially if you are already blogging and have an engaged audience.

7. Books

Our newest stream of income in 2016 was an ebook I wrote called The RV Entrepreneur. The book documented what I’d learned from the past few years of building a remote income and interviewing more than 50 RV entrepreneurs. In 2017, my wife released her first book, A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV, which details everything you need to know before full-time RVing.

living in an rv book

Having an ebook to sell on our site has been a solid addition to our income while on the road because after writing it, it’s 100% passive income and we hold no physical inventory. As far as passive income streams, this is by far the best and most profitable!

We use CreateSpace through Kindle Direct Publishing to print books on demand, so we can sell a physical product without handling the inventory. Other than that it pays us every month, that’s all I know. My wife is the expert. If you’re interested in learning how to successfully self-publish your own book, I highly recommend checking out Alyssa’s free course, Self-Publishing Your First Book.

Those are just seven of the many ways we made money in the past three years on the road.

Update: Last year, we rented out our RV and made over $5,000 while we were visiting family for the holidays. You can read about our experience renting out our RV to supplement our income here.

For more on how to start a business while traveling or work on the road, see our podcast, The RV Entrepreneur.

45 Responses

  • Hey Heath – do you think your course would benefit those who (me) want to learn ways to make money while traveling in general, rather than specifically rving? I currently work for my dad’s small geochemical company. The company is based in Houston & Brazil, but I work from home in Austin. The position includes opportunities to travel, but I’m trying to build a travel blog (HaveHealthWillTravel.com) so that when I move on from this position, I don’t have to return home to a 9-5 job. I’ve been following all of the successful travel blogs to see if there is a pattern to their success, but wanted to know if you had any ideas that may be outside the box!

    This was a great interview, very helpful!

    • Teylor,

      The fact that you are already working remote is definitely the first step in the right direction. And yes, there are a ton of overlapping qualities of making money RVing as well as making money and traveling in general. Essentially, they are the same but it’s different styles of travel. We also are looking to do some international travel over the next couple years as well (maybe in an RV too, not sure yet).
      Let me ask you this, do you want to eventually earn a full-time income off of your blog? If so, the first thing that comes to my mind (where you would excel at) is teaching people how to be healthy while they are constantly traveling. This is a pain point for a lot of people I know. How can you travel around constantly and still create healthy lifestyle habits. This combines two of those things you love so much. Once you solve that problem for people (via your blog posts) and a lot of people are asking for your advice on the subject, package up your knowledge in a form of ebook, course, or membership community that shares a lot of your knowledge. I know a guy who has a super successful fitness blog that would be helpful for you to take a look at, it’s called Nerdfitness.com. He has done a really good job of solving a need for people in a unique way (being a nerd, essentially being himself) and making money in the process.

      This would be my most straightforward advice without writing an entire length essay, we could talk for hours. Hope this was a good start though.

      • Thanks Heath! That was definitely helpful. Yes, my dream is to travel internationally and write about it! I’ve started to narrow my niche by involving my passion for health & fitness. Amanda Bode and I currently film workout videos for the YouTube channel: Team DNA Fitness which has a lot of subscribers. I’m also an Advocare Distributor which gives me a small income and has potential for growth – but at the end of the day I want these projects to lead to more readers. I’d love to talk more to you & Alyssa if you guys ever have the time!

          • Hi Heath!! Thank you for your insight. I’m looking into getting out of my current job of 15 years and is hurting my body. I am searching the web and found your article. I want to become a traveler. I have a membership that I invested money in to go all around United States to thier parks with a $500 dollar yearly dues. I am not sure what I can do but need to learn more before I get started. I will learn more and want to thank you for the course I will be sure to watch it!

  • Hi Heath, I’m curious to know what the tax implications are of working while RVing. Of course one would get registered with the federal government but are business licenses a requirement? Does a business need to be registered in a state? Appreciate any advice!

    • Hey Monica, I feel as though I before replying I should be upfront that I am 100% not qualified to give tax advice… with that being said, when I registered by business I did it in Texas. If you are generating any kind of revenue such as Michael is doing above you would definitely need to pick a state to file your business in. You don’t necessarily have to be living there though. I know that https://www.escapees.com/ is a great resource for helping people get things situated (tax wise,mail forwarding, etc.) before they hit the road. Hope this helps. 🙂

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  • Hi Heath,
    I think what you and Alyssa are doing is wonderful! I wanted to know what type of sound equipment you use. I saw a boom mic but was interested in knowing if you used wireless mic’s as well.

    • Thanks Thomas!

      Most of what we used while filming our documentary was a mini boom mic attached to our camera. I recently just picked up a Blue yeti microphone that I’ll be using for my podcasts though! We currently don’t have any wireless mic’s.

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  • HI Heath. My wife and I want to hit the road next summer with what will then be a 16 year old son and 13 year old daughter. I’m down with the “normal” life, and they are too. I can’t wait to learn more from you. Biggest concerns right now are schooling and income

    • Hey Aaron, great to meet you man. Would love to have you take a listen to some of the podcasts over at The RV Entrepreneur. Might be a great place to think up some ideas for generating income on the road. Hope that helps and thanks for reading!

  • Hi Heath, my husband and I are interested in living the RV DREAM, but my husband has some reservations with regards to his retirement and if we will have enough money to live on. Any insight as to how we should go about making our dream a reality?? Thanks for sharing!

    • Hey Michelle! Have you signed up for my RVing course? It’s free and it’s all about how to travel the country for as cheaply as possible. I would recommend it to give you more info about what costs look like on the road! You’ll find once you get on the road that it’s much less expensive than you’d think 🙂 Here’s a link to join the course:


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  • Hi Heath!
    My wife and I are thinking about starting a new adventure when our youngest graduates this Spring from high school by trying out a fulltime RV adventure. I’ve been in the car business for 25 years from salesperson to general manager. My hesitation is like others that you hear from…..what the heck to do I do to earn a living. I don’t feel like I know how to do much of anything other than buy/sell cars and run an auto dealership. We have no debt but don’t have a lot built up in cash. I was curious if you have heard others in my field trying to take their skills to a mobile life style. Thanks in advance for any input!

    • Hey Mark! Interesting profession to try to take on the road… Your experience in sales could certainly translate to any number of industries if you wanted to get a traveling salesman position. Or since you do have a lot of experience as a GM and had interest in starting your own business, you can create your own company that can go on the road.

  • Hello, Heath!

    To be perfectly honest, I’m simply a highschool student that will be graduating next year, nothing more. I was thinking that after I completed college and have worked somewhere for some years to save up for my adventure, I wanted to live in an RV and go places. I want to go out and see things, meet people, try new foods, get into new hobbies, etc. For the past few months, I’ve been absolutely crazy about RVing! I’ll admit, I’ve spent more hours than I should have looking up all of the possible expenses, any issues I could run into, different costs of different RVs, the best way to go about traveling with an RV, the whole shebang. However, just now I’ve actually begun thinking of what my job on the road would be, which made me stumble upon your blog. So, I’m wondering, as someone who does cartoons, do you think that maybe selling my artwork would be a good option? Or should that mainly be a side job that I do, rather than my main source of income. From what I hear, artists tend to be a bit underpaid. I am currently doing commissions, however, so I at least know that some people are willing to buy my art at least. Maybe I should learn how to go beyond cartoon art and try to learn how to paint stuff people would like to hang up in their home? I might get more customers then. And, also, perhaps I can do something with photography? My only problem is, I love using old dusty Polaroids, nothing else. I’m pretty much interested in stuff the common person probably doesn’t care about. But do you think there’s any way I can make a living off of my interests?

    • Hey Lana!

      First off if you’re a graduating high schooler, that’s awesome. You have nothing to lose jumping into RV life and it will put you so far ahead of others who take the traditional route. Seriously, RVing has been the BEST thing for our business. It sets you apart and shows people that you’re capable of anything.

      I don’t know of anyone doing cartoons on the road, but I do have two sketch-note friends. Doug (http://www.verbaltovisual.com/) and Matt Ragland (https://www.youtube.com/user/themattragland). We’ve hired them both previously to help us make slides for a presentation. I would check out their stuff and possibly reach out to them and ask for advice for how to start making profit as an artist. I know it’s Matt’s side hustle, but I think Doug is doing it full-time now. Most of the artists we meet traveling are photographers or videographers.

      The good thing about you being so young is that you can try all the things you mentioned on the road and see what sticks. And just be open about trying whatever you may want to learn. One of my friends is a professional photographer but started metalworking recently and created an Etsy shop. (All in her fifth wheel).

      You can make money off of anything if you approach it the right way. I would follow people like Pat Flynn, Ramit Sethi, or listen to Heath’s podcasts to learn more about some of the totally random never-thought-that-would-make-money businesses that people start. There’s two or three photographers on Heath’s podcast too, so those would be good episodes to listen to if you’re wanting to learn more specifically on how to sell your art.

      I hope that is helpful!! So so excited for you. Good luck and keep in touch! I’ll wanna see a picture of your RV 🙂

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  • I believe that this is the first blog I have come across that is actually 100% helpful. Thank you so much for putting all these money making tips available with actual figures!!!!! Nobody ever wants to put figures out there and has been a big “secret” with every site I have been on so far. I am Angie and my other half is Tim. He is recently retired from the military and I work at a bank. Last year I had cancer and my husband got laid off (again) 5 days before Christmas. We have come to realize fully that this is not living. We feel like mice on a wheel. We never get ahead and the mortgage is weighing us down. It’s time for us to go and see this gorgeous country. We want to enjoy life!! We are hopefully buying our rig in the next few months. I assume that buying an rv in the winter is probably cheaper. That’s just an uneducated guess. But we are hoping to leave in a year. We need to sell everything, do a few fixes to the house and rent it out.Then off we go!!!!! I will continue to follow your channels, blog, podcasts etc. Thanks again for your wealth of information!!!!

    • Aw, thanks Angie!! That means so much to us! I’m so not a fan of people avoiding talking about money and real numbers, especially when that information can be so valuable!

      Not really sure if winter is the cheapest time to buy an RV or not, but I know that’s true for cars. I do know that buying in the spring is stressful because that’s when EVERYONE is RV shopping so rigs go fast! Not sure if that is helpful to y’all or not 🙂

      Thanks for following along and see you down the road!

  • Another great post. I saw you on a tv show a few months ago and have been following you ever since. I am looking forward to full time rving in a few years and I think you have some great ideas. I’m currently at Scott’s Cove camping area in Lyman Maine. It’s a quiet little campground that is great for getting away from the stress of daily life. It would be great to see you in person if you have time before you leave Maine.

    • That campground looks awesome! We are a sucker for on the water camping.

      And thanks for following along! I’m glad we could help give some good ideas 🙂 For getting sponsorship, it depends on which sponsorship you mean. Snagajob (sponsor for our doc) took less than a month. Winnebago took more than six months. Podcast sponsors take about a month or so.

      We are planning at least one meetup in Maine in Bar Harbor! End of August. But we may do one in Portland later in September. Seems like there’s quite a few people nearby. We’ll send out details via email as we make more plans 🙂

  • Another great post! I saw you on tv a few months ago, and have been following you ever since. I plan on retiring in a few years and going out to see the country. You are giving me some great ideas, sponsorships, blogging, affiliates. Who knew there were so many ways to supplement your income. How long did it take you to actually get a sponsorship?

    I’m practicing my camping skill for 2 months at Scott’s Cove in Lyman Maine, it would be great to see you while you are in Maine. It’s a small quiet little campground, great for relaxing and getting away from stressful daily living while still being close to Portland & points south.

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  • What a great discussion! We’re a year out from this adventure and the excitement builds more every time I read a post or listen to a podcast. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the great info!

  • Another great post. You have some great ways of diversifying your income but keeping to the skills that you can then use with another thing. Dual Purpose everything on the road right? As for myself? I would try and WILL try several of them. Blog, Affiliate and Sponsorship being the ones my husband and I talk about most. We also are looking at remote jobs. I am an Independent Consultant on the side from day job and just applied to be a Tinkergarten Leader so can get that certification. This will help me here in our home city to save up more money and pay off student loans quicker and will not really help in our first year on the road but the second? If we stay somewhere for at least 8 weeks? I can teach a class there. My degree is for teaching so goal is to finish that soon (easy to post pone for adulting aka working and partying haha) and then I want to do VipKid or some other online teaching. This way we can plan on saving and saving and saving some more. However still have mild income coming in on the road while we build up the affiliate and blog stuff. Assuming we can get sponsorship we know it will be low and that is okay. I can sell my products anywhere and am building a client base right now. So with those…um ten steps? We think we can have a successful life on the road. My husband has his VA Disability checks too (but I would love for him to put that towards land and savings since he definitely earned it) and he has three degrees one of which is a MBA so he mentioned college professor online for a small college (so his hours stay low). Thanks for sharing these skills and tips again. It is always nice to see them an know that others have done it and you kind of get what you give.

  • Congrats! You guys are really building something great. That big boulder is starting to gather speed as it rolls downhill. To all those that are in the path…look out, here comes Heath and Alyssa!

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  • You two are an inspiration. My partner and I set sail the first of January and we’re starting to feel the dent in our pockets. We had trust that making money on the road would be easy, but I think we were thinking about it differently than you present here. Your experience and advice on the subject is motivation to stick to what we’re doing with an extra twist! I’ll stay tuned to what else you all are up to. Thanks!!

    • Yay! Congrats on hitting the road! Our first month we spent over $4K…and we totally felt the same way! Have you checked our free course? We talk about how learned how to both save and then make money on the road. There was definitely a steep learning curve in the beginning!

  • I’ve really been enjoying the content! My fiance and I have about 1-2 years in college and I’ll have my bachelors in studio arts, and he might have his masters degree in business. After college, I’d like to invest in a R.V. and make income based in digital portrait photography, and body of photographic, and other work. (I’m a varied artist). We’re both lived in rural Mississippi all our lives and I think it’d be a great for my art, as well as him getting experience in business. He’s not opposed to the idea, but we are still uneasy on income. I’m still researching because we have 1-2 years before we graduate. I want to take the risk I’m just unsure on our skills and how we can make a profitable income on the road. I’ve enjoyed watching, and learning about all of your adventures together!

    • That’s awesome Haley! Definitely check out our podcast, we’ve talked to a lot of photographers about how they find work while traveling!

  • I want to drive off the cliff into the bottom of the Grand Canyon. In my little girly tights riding an old banana seat bicycle with bells tinkling off the fender.

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