A weekly podcast for nomadic entrepreneurs.

This isn’t a podcast about people who have started multi-million dollar companies or have hundreds of employees. It’s a show about people who realized the accumulation of a bunch of crap and a 9-5 job wasn’t for them, so they did something about it.

We talk about how people have created businesses that give them the freedom to travel, their transition into RV life, and lessons learned along the way.


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Kyle Kesterson Winnebago Launch

RVE 91: Behind the Scenes of our Product Launch at Winnebago

A few months back, Kyle and I were approached from some of our friends at Winnebago to consult and help them with the launch of 3 brand new RVs. In today’s episode, we talk about what goes into creating a successful launch for any product. View show notes.


RVE 90: Should You Launch a Podcast? Probably Not, But Maybe

There are so many ways in which The RV Entrepreneur podcast has improved our lives and our business. This test drive episode is for anyone who is interested starting their own podcast, or just learning more about my journey with podcasting. View show notes.


Heath and Alyssa

RVE 89: How 11 RV Entrepreneurs Define Success

What does success look like for you in this lifestyle? Today’s episode features clips from interviews with 11 RV Entrepreneurs and how they answered this question. View show notes.


Alex Oetzell

RVE 88: How Alex Converted an Old School Bus and Financed Her Solo Year of Travel

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Alex Oetzell, who just finished touring the US in a remodeled school bus. Alex gives her personal advice about solo travel, staying safe, and building community on the road. View show notes.


RVE 87: Test Drive – How to Launch an Online Course

What goes into launching a successful online course? On today’s episode, I will share the top tips that Alyssa and I have learned through our company Padgett Creative, LLC. View show notes.


RVE 86: How to Earn a Living as a Voiceover Actress with Carrie Olsen

Carrie Olsen gives her top tips for how to use professional voice acting to fund your travel lifestyle. View show notes.


3 books that have changed my life

RVE 85: Test Drive – Three Books That Have Changed My Life

On today’s Test Drive, I wanted to share 3 books that have had an impact on my life, specifically since we started living on the road. One of the reasons that we wanted to hit the road was to create more time and flexibility in our lives. Every year, Alyssa and I have a specific number of books that we want to read and these are a few that I keep going back to over time. View show notes.


Bryanna Royal

RVE 84: Pushing Your Comfort Zone to Live a Crazy Family Adventure

Bryanna Royal travels with her husband, 4 kids, and 2 dogs in a 23 ft. Winnebago View.  This episode features Bryanna’s talk from the RVE Summit 2017.  She shares her family’s experience with transitioning work on the road, how to lower your burn rate, and why you should push your comfort zone. View show notes.


filming client work

RVE 83: Test Drive – Growing Client Work on the Road

For today’s episode, I talk about how Alyssa and I have grown our service-based business, what you can do to build your network, and the best way to reach out to potential clients.  Also today, we introduce a new format for Friday shows call Test Drives. View show notes.


Kyle Henson

RVE 82: Healthcare for RV Entrepreneurs is the Worst

Health insurance can be a huge obstacle for those who want to live the RV lifestyle.  Kyle Henson, founder of RVer Insurance Exchange, is on the show today to help us navigate the different types of insurance and share how he started, built, and sold this business. View show notes.


David Blackmon

RVE 81: Scaling a Remote Team with David Blackmon

David Blackmon is back on the show to talk about what he has learned in the past year while doubling his team and reaching $500k in revenue in his WordPress theme and development company. View show notes.


happy campers

RVE 80: Story Behind Hourly America: How We Were Sponsored to Travel to all 50 States

Alyssa and I talk about the story behind our documentary “Hourly America”.  We tell you the insider details of who came up with the idea, who wanted to travel in an RV, and how we got a sponsor for our trip. View show notes.


Funding a Nomad Lifestyle

RVE 79: Funding a Nomad Lifestyle Through Hand Engraving

Jake Newell talks about using his evenings to fund a travel lifestyle through hand engraving, so he can spend his days building houses with the RV Care-A-Vanners. View show notes.


Alyssa Padgett
photo cred: Kyle Kesterson

RVE 78: RVE Podcast Takeover with Alyssa Padgett

Alyssa takes over the podcast to talk about her role at Heath and Alyssa and the biggest question on everyone’s mind about full-time RVing… Is it really all s’mores and campfires? View show notes.


RVE 77: How Much is Your Time Worth?

Outsourcing tasks on the road, how we calculate the value of our time and communicating a value proposition to prospective clients. View show notes.


RVE 76: The Art of Financial Runway

The most important thing to calculate before hitting the road full-time or starting a new business. View show notes.


RV Love

RVE 75: Freedom on the Road: The More You Have, The More You Want

Freedom is addicting.  Learn how RV Love transitioned their lifestyle to get more freedom.  View show notes.


RVE 74: Why Blogging is a Terrible Business

Everyone loves to talk about how to build a profitable blog and all the highlights. This episode is a bit of realism to balance all the hype of blogging.  View show notes.


Ryan Quinn

RVE 73: How to Know if Your Business Idea is Any Good

Is your business idea worth pursuing?  View show notes.


Mandy Holesh

RVE 0072: Should You Pay Off Debt Before You Start Traveling?

Or can you use travel to pay off debt and live your dreams?  View show notes.


RVE 0071: Don’t Wait to Live Your Life

A kick in the pants for anyone who is putting off travel, starting a business or life. View show notes.


Inn Town Campground

RVE 0070: Inn Town Campground And the Power of Story Telling for Your Business

Learn how Erin and Dan leveraged platforms like Instagram to create mega fans for their business… before ever launching. View show notes.


RVE 69: What We’d Do Differently from Our First 6 Months of RVing

Lessons from 3 years of living, working and traveling in an RV. View show notes.


RVE 0068: Building an Email List While Traveling: How to Get Your First 1k Subscribers

Email isn’t dead and how to leverage a list to grow your business. View show notes.


RVE 67: Is It Possible to Launch a Start Up While RVing?

Am I crazy for wanting to do this? View show notes.


Jim Burho

RVE 66: Networking on the Road, Triathlons, and Nomadic Newlyweds

Learn how Jim and Heather are building a business by helping train athletes (all while full-timing in their 94 RV) . View show notes.


RVE 65: The Quickest Way to Monetize a Travel Blog

In short, sell something. View show notes.


Cees Hofman

RVE 64: How to Find Companies Who Will Pay You to Travel

Cees and Madison went from no online following to working with some of the biggest outdoor brands, all while traveling full-time. Learn how in this episode. View show notes.


RVE 63: 21 Questions Everyone Asks Us About Living in an RV (mini episode)

The all-time most popular RV life questions: everything from going to the bathroom to our future children and where we’ll raise them. View show notes.


James Adinaro

RVE 0062: Road Life Fitness and How Not to be a Lazy Bum While Traveling

James and Stefany from TheFitRV.com talk about keeping yourself and your RV fit on the road. View show notes.


RVE 0061: What Happens When We Quit RVing? (mini episode)

In this short episode I talk about what happens the day we decide to quit this whole RV life. What happens to all the work we’ve put into this community, our blog, and everything else? View show notes.


Kim Greene

RVE 0060: From Idea to Revenue with Harvest Hosts

Kim Greene from Harvest Hosts talks about getting your first client, the importance of setting business goals, and how to use Harvest Hosts to create new opportunities. View show notes.


Heath Padgett

RVE 0059: How to Negotiate Lower (or Free) Camping Fees (mini episode)

This is the first ever RVE mini episode.  I dig into my top tips for how to lower your campground fees (or even get free campsites). View show notes.


Kali Spiers

RVE 0058: How to Start and Monetize a YouTube Channel from Scratch

In this episode, I got to chat with Kali from the popular YouTube channel The Freedom Theory.  She shares some top tips for leveraging your brand on YouTube. View show notes.


Joe Hendricks

RVE 0057: Being a Creative on The Road: Motivation, Selling Photos, and Not Giving Up

Joe Hendricks shares the realities of his transition from high end wedding photographer to landscape photography (also, how he’s sold photos into large brands leveraging social media). View show notes.


Victor Ving

RVE 0056: The Greetings Tour: Meet the Couple Who is Painting Across America

Mural artist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs from The Greetings Tour share how they’ve created a travel based project that is impacting cities across America. View show notes.


Jill Sessa

RVE 0055: Redefining Rules for Success and Finding Your Flow with Jill Sessa (Part 2)

Lately I’ve been working to redefine my rules for success while RVing and building our business on the road. I talk about that and share Jill Sessa’s talk from the RV Entrepreneur Summit in this episode. View show notes.


Adam Norrell

RVE 0054: But Where Do You Poop? Thoughts on Being a Digital Nomad and Tiny Ass Living

Adam lives in a tiny ass 17 foot Casita trailer with his wife Jenn, their daughter Imogen, and their chihuahua Dakota. To fund their travel lifestyle, Adam works a full time job on the road. If you’re looking to take your job on the road, check out this episode. View show notes.


RV wanderlust at RV Entrepreneur Summit

RVE 0053: How to Harness the Power of Social Media for Business with RV Wanderlust

Eric and Brittany are social media pro’s and cover a wide rang of social media strategies in this episode. Note: this is a live recording from our RV Entrepreneur Summit. View show notes.


Ian Horgan

RVE 0052: Starting a Van Life Business, Leaving 9-5’s, and Finding the First Customer

Wayfarer Vans makes plug-in-play camper kits for specific types of vans.  Ian left his job a year ago at RVC Hospitality, who owns 10 campgrounds across the country, to start Wayfarer Vans.  In his first 7 months, Ian made six figures in revenue from these awesome van kits. View show notes.


Joel Clark

RVE 0051: RVShare on Validating Business Ideas, Initial SEO Traction and RV Sharing

Joel is the co-founder of RVShare, the largest peer-to-peer RV rental site currently in the RV industry. View show notes.


RVE 0050: 12 Things We Learned During the First RV Entrepreneur Summit

If you weren’t able to make it to the RVE Summit in person or watch the Facebook Live stream, in this episode we break down some of the biggest themes and takeaways from the event. View show notes.


Brendan Binger

RVE 0049: Making the Transition to Full-Time Travel with Life Among Pines

Before hitting the road two months ago, Brendan and Sam both started their own businesses.  Brendan used his 5 years of ecommerce experience to start an agency called Quarry Design Group and Sam used her love of animals to start Mugsy Supply House, an Etsy store for pet themed mugs. View show notes.


Jason Wyatt

RVE 0048: Building an Amazon FBA Business from Your RV

In this episode, I’m interviewing Jason Wyatt, a fulltime RVer and retail arbitrage specialist. Retail arbitrage is buying products for a low cost from places like stores or flea markets and flipping them on Amazon for a profit. View show notes.


Nathan Moss

RVE 0047: Less Junk, More Journey on Building 40k Youtube Fans in Less Than a Year

If you’re looking for RV vloggers to follow, Nathan and Marissa are the couple to watch. Learn how they built their Youtube channel. View show notes.


Adam Nubern

RVE 0046: Lessons from One Year of Full-Time RVing and Handling Taxes as an RV Entrepreneur

Taxes on the road can be confusing, especially if your RV is also your office. Learn what you can and can’t deduct in this interview with Adam Nubern, CPA. View show notes.


RVE 0045: From Zero to Travel: The Fastest Route to Becoming Location Independent

In this episode we dive into the quickest way to monetize a life of travel. View show notes.


RVE 0044: How Jordan is Spending the Year Playing the Top 100 Golf Courses

Getting paid to golf, travel in an RV, and explore America? Learn how in this episode.

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RVE 0043: How I Freed Up My Time to Travel, Podcast, and Start a Software Company

Back from episode 10, Kevin Holesh joins the show again and interviews me this time. View show notes.


Kimberly Travaglino

RVE 0042: How to Build and Grow a Membership Community with Kimberly from Fulltime Families

Ever wanted to learn how to start your own profitable membership community? Learn how in this episode. View show notes.


Alyssa Padgett

RVE 0041: Answering Listener Questions With Heath and Alyssa

Oh snap, we rented out our RV. Hear about our experience & more in today’s show.

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david blackmon

RVE 0040: How David Blackmon Built a WordPress Theme Company from His RV

Learn how David leveraged the power of Facebook groups to grow his company.

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Eric Hannan

RVE 0039: How Eric Hannan Built a Social Media Marketing Company from His RV

Learn how to pitch clients and master the art of cold calls in this episode.

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JD Roth

RVE 0038: How to Save Money, Retire Early, and Go RVing with JD Roth

Learn how to break out of bad financial habits, save up for RVing, and craft a personal mission statement.

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Marianne Edwards

RVE 0037: How to Find Free Camping Using Boondockers Welcome

Learn how to access free campsites all over the country and travel full-time on $1,500/month.

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kyle kesterson

RVE 0036: Kyle Kesterson – Master of Weirdness, Start Ups, and Being a Creative Nomad

How living on the road has helped Kyle become a better creative.

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RVing Across the Country

RVE 0035: Why This Investor is RVing Across the Country Looking for Startups

Paul Singh is a previous partner of 500 Startups. Now he’s created the ultimate start up tour.

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RVE 0034: How Michelle Makes Six Figures from a Blog While Full-Time RVing

Blogging isn’t an easy business, but it can be a profitable one (if you’re will to hustle for it).

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ardentcamper

RVE 0033: The Honest Struggle of Building a Business While Traveling with Ardent Camper

RV life is a constant adventure, but building a location independent business isn’t a cake walk.

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javazen RV tour

RVE 0032: Why Javazen’s Four Cofounders Spent 30 Days Driving Around the Country in an RV

4 cofounders. 30 day promotional tour in an RV. Learn how it grew their coffee business.

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Stephanie and Jeremy from RV Family Travel Atlas

RVE 0031: How Jeremy and Stephanie from RVFTA Became Professional Content Creators

Jeremy and Stephanie wrote the book on RV Vacations (literally). Earlier this year they published the Idiot’s Guide to RV Vacations with Penguin Random House and have built up their blog and podcast network as a reputable source of information in the RV industry. View Show Notes


campgroundbooking.com

RVE 0030: Paul and Nina from Wheeling It on Investing, Blogging, and Traveling Cheap

Paul is an active investor, with a technology background, and Nina runs a very engaged RV blog that actually just surpassed seven million views. View Show Notes


RVE 0029: How to Start an Outdoor Photography Business

osh and Shelley are outdoor photographers who travel full-time in their Casita trailer. They travel across the country taking photos of engagement sessions in national parks and weddings all over the world.

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RVE 0028: Mike Wendland from Roadtreking.com And His Transition from Journalist to Travel Writer

Mike’s podcast has over two million downloads. Here’s how Mike built a crazy successful RV media business.

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RVE 0027: How The RV Geeks Built the Most Popular RVing Youtube Channel

Learn how to work with brands, monetize Youtube, and dump your black tank (all in one episode).

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homegrown trailers

RVE 0026: How to Start Your Own RV Company With Homegrown Trailers

Starting an RV manufacturing business from scratch? Learn how these guys did it.

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workamping jobs

RVE 0025: How to Find Workamping Jobs with Michael Boyink

Get paid to travel? Yes please. Free campsite? I’ll take one of those too.

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RVE 0024: Airstreams, RV Park Websites, and How to Price Client Projects With Rich Charpentier

Learn how to charge 3x more for client projects, plus a little bit about Airstreams and Arizona travels.

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get started with drop shipping

RVE 0023: How to Get Started in Drop Shipping Products Online (From Your RV)

Ever wanted to try out drop-shipping products on Amazon? This episode is for you.

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RVE 0022: Safety Tips for Solo Female Rvers

Learn how travel as a solo female RVer.

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From a six figure job to a zero figure blog

RVE 0021: From a Six Figure Job to a Zero Figure Blog: The Hard Part of Starting Anything on the Road

Sometimes monetizing a blog takes longer than you think. Hear about Sigfried’s transition to full-time travel.

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Cees and madison from ourvie

RVE 0020: How Two College Students Got Sponsored to Travel to all 59 National Parks

Hear about the most epic road trip ever + how to land major sponsorships.

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Finance the RV Lifestyle as a Musician

RVE 0019: How to Finance the RV Lifestyle as a Musician

Booking gigs, coordinating a cross-country tour, and renovating classic RV’s. View show notes.


RVE 0018: Transitioning from Living on a Boat to Living in an RV

In this episode I chat with Eric and Kim about how they’ve lived on a boat for ten years and their current transition to RV life. View show notes.


RVE 0017: Jill Sessa Talks Travel Advice for Solo Female RVers and Running a Service-Based Business

Learn why Jill decided to go full-time and crafted a WordPress business around the nomad lifestyle. View show notes.


RVE 0016: How in the Heck People Actually Earn an Income From Their Blog with David Risley

Building a profitable blog is hard. Learn how from David. View show notes.


RVE 0015: From Dog Mushing in Alaska to Full-Time RVing

Hear about Chris Badgett’s epic story as he went from mushing dogs to his own tech start up with 15 employees. View show notes.



Mark and his wife Gabby next to their RV

RVE 0014: 23 Year Old Mark Cuda Travels in an RV and Writes… Words?

Learn how Mark Cuda gets paid to write for companies. View show notes.


RVE 0013:

Q&A With Heath & Alyssa Padgett

What’s it really like living full-time in an RV with your spouse? Learn in this episode. View show notes.


RVE 0012: How Kathy and Peter Holcombe Get Paid to Take Epic Photos

Professional photographers. Full-time RVers and adventurers. Learn how they got here. View show notes.


RVE 0011: How Christian & Elisa Genco Plan to Retire by 30 Years Old

It sounds crazy, but they might actually pull it off. View show notes.


RVE 0010: Why Kevin Holesh Moved Into a 5th Wheel After His iPhone App Was Downloaded 2.5 Million Times

Learn how and why Kevin took his app business on the road. View show notes.


technomadia

RVE 009: Technomadia on Mobile Internet, Self-Driving RV’s, and the Nomadic Career

Getting fast internet on the road is a skill of it’s own. Learn how in this interview. View show notes.


RVE 008: Starting a Virtual Assistant Business on the Road

Ever tried starting a business while RVing with a family of six? Yea, me neither… but these people have. View show notes.


RVing in Mexico

RVE 007: RVing in Mexico and Intentionally Building Community

Want to know the easiest way to tap into location independent income? We chat about it and more in this episode. View show notes.


fighting over the GPS while driving in Albuquerque

RVE 006: What It’s Like Living, Working, and Traveling in an RV With Your Spouse

The real story of what it’s like being within 100 sq. ft of your partner 24/7. View show notes.


building a business on etsy

RVE 005: Building a Business on Etsy: How This Casita Couple Works 2 Hours Per Week and Brings in $2,000/month

Yes, seriously. View show notes.


ditchingsuburbia

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

Michael has tried it all. Hear about different ways to monetize your travels in this episode. View show notes.


RVE 003: How to Launch a Successful Business on the Road (After Failing Miserably)

Learn how Nick & his wife make their full-time income through a site called TeachersPayTeachers.com. View show notes.


RVE 002: How to Save Up for Longterm Travel (Even When You Don’t Make a Lot of Money)

You don’t have to be rich to travel, here’s how to hit the road on a budget. View show notes.


RVE 001: Welcome to The RV Entrepreneur Podcast!

Hear about why I started this podcast and what you’ll get out of it. View show notes.