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Our Top Resources

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A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV

A guide for anyone who wants to start RVing full-time.

The RV Entrepreneur

A book about how to build a business from anywhere.

The RV Entrepreneur Podcast

A weekly podcast about nomadic entrepreneurs.


The Tools We Use to Run Our Business

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ConvertKit

Last year I switched from Mailchimp to ConvertKit for my email marketing provider and haven’t looked back. It’s an incredible email marketing service that caters towards professional bloggers (meaning people who make money from their blog). I wrote a more in-depth post on why bloggers should be using ConvertKit here.


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Bluehost

Bluehost is essential for anyone who is starting up a blog. Bluehost is where I host HeathPadgett.com and every site I’ve ever built before this one. They make it insanely easy to launch a new WordPress site and you can sign up for $3.45/month.

Everyone who starts a blog has to host it someone and Bluehost has been incredible to work alongside.

You can click here to grab an account with them for $3.45/month.


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Hurdlr

Hurdlr is a free app that will track your expenses and miles while you’re on the road. This helps me remember filling up for gas and all the little tax breaks we’re eligible for while running our business. You can learn more in this post I wrote about Hurdlr.


Day Designer

A Day Designer, which is a brand of a super awesome planner made by my friend Whitney, is our key to staying productive on the road. It helps me to focus on my day’s top three tasks as well as organize all of my meetings, appointments, etc. I love this planner more than others because it helps me focus on specific projects so I don’t get caught up in little details like checking email or filling out invoices. The real work comes first.

Check out the Day Designer on their website.


Teachable

Most of our client work to date has been filming and launching courses for clients. With every launch, we use Teachable for quite a few reasons. It is incredibly easy to use and set up your course; they have a sleek, easy to modify design, AND they offer built-in affiliate programs.

Create your own course with Teachable here.


Board Booster

In 2017, we focused on growing the reach of our website. One great way we did this was to start sharing our content on Pinterest. Pinterest isn’t my strong suit, so I asked a friend to help out and get us set up on BoardBooster. It’s been a great way to share our content on Pinterest without spending hours on Pinterest.

Try BoardBooster Free here.


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FreshBooks Account Software

Raise your hand if numbers and records and spreadsheets are the WORST part of running your business!

You should spend more time on the parts of the business you love, not the boring stuff. That’s why we recommend FreshBooks for making accounting a million times easier!

Learn more about FreshBooks here


Gleam

We use Gleam to run giveaways for our audience. Giveaways are a great way to get more social media followers and give back to your audience.

Run a giveaway with Gleam.


Amazon Prime

There is no reason to not join Amazon Prime and about a million reasons why you should.

In addition to free books, tv shows, movies, and a dozen other benefits, two-day shipping is huge for RVers. We use this constantly on the road. It’s the easiest, cheapest way to get packages while traveling and it pays for itself year after year.

Join Amazon Prime here


Courses for Growing Your Business

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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Course

Fellow full-timer Michelle of Making Sense of Cents makes over 100K a month from her blog. In this course, she teaches you how to make money through affiliate marketing.

We’ve actually been working Michelle’s course as well and It has significantly helped us increase our affiliate earnings here on the blog. It is a great investment for any blogger looking to make money on the road.

Learn more about Michelle’s course or check out this interview with her on The RV Entrepreneur podcast.


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How to Start a Virtual Business Course

Our friend Bryanna released the most practical, in-depth course I’ve seen on how to step-by-step build your own business. This course (appropriately titled How to Start Your Virtual Business So You Can Travel Full Time) dives deep into the nitty gritty of how to build your business.

There are over 30 lessons in this jam packed course and it’s incredibly detailed and tactical for anyone who is serious about starting an online business.

Learn more about Bryanna’s course or check out this interview with her on The RV Entrepreneur podcast.


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Creative Live

I love Creative Live courses! Mostly because so many are free, partly because of the great content.

Creative Live is completely focused on creative entrepreneurship and offers video-based classes on photography, art, video, graphic design, music, crafts, and more. All of the courses are free if you watch them live, or paid if you want lifetime access to the videos. This is a great resource if you want to learn new things, but you want to save money!

Find free courses now


Recommended RV Memberships

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Passport America

Passport America offers 50% off camping fees. Of all the memberships, we recommend this one the most! You can learn more about Passport America here.

Escapees

If you’re looking for community on the road or just a simple solution for getting your mail on the road, Escapees is great! One of the best perks of Escapees is access to their multiple RV meetups and rallies they host throughout the year.

Harvest Hosts

Harvest Hosts is a unique RV membership that allows campers to park their RV for free at select wineries, vineyards, breweries, farms, and museums. A membership only costs $40/year. Learn more here.

Want to learn more about the pros and cons to RV clubs? Check out this post where we compare the top five RV memberships.


Resources for RVers

Outdoorsy

Please, PLEASE, before you spend $100K on an RV, rent out an RV for a week and check it out! Outdoorsy offers peer-to-peer RV rentals, which means you can rent a real person’s real RV. This is the best and easiest way to find out which type of rig you want, what full-time life is like, and BONUS, it’s usually way cheaper than your classic hotel + airfare vacation.

Shop around Outdoorsy for a rental.

Already have an RV? Click “List Your RV” on this page to learn how to make money renting your RV. (We’ve made over $5K renting out our RV during the holidays)


weboost Cell Booster

Everyone’s biggest concern about working on the road is the same: how will I get internet? RV park wifi is unreliable at best. We use an unlimited AT&T plan and a cell booster can help ensure that you have service everywhere. We use a cell booster to help get extra bars of service.

Check out cell boosters here. 


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RVing Necessities

After you buy an RV, you’ll need to pick up a few things before your first trip. This shopping list includes everything you’ll need for setting up your RV such as leveling blocks, hose connections, water filters, and electrical adapters. We use everything on this list on a daily basis and could not camp full-time without them. See the full shopping list on the blog.


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Our Film Kit

Before we started RVing, I had never filmed a single thing. Now, I spend 90% of my time filming and editing video content. We are constantly updating our film kit to adapt to the limited space we have in the RV, while also upping our production quality.

You can see the full list of gear on Amazon. 


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