A weekly podcast for nomadic entrepreneurs.
This podcast is for people who are interested in downsizing their life, creating remote income, and working from anywhere.
The RV Entrepreneur Podcast is a weekly show where I interview nomadic entrepreneurs who have made the leap into the RV lifestyle and have taken their businesses with them on the road.
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RVE 130: Q&A About Campervanning in New Zealand
On today’s test drive, I want to talk about what it’s like campervanning in a different country. View show notes.
RVE 129: RV Life VS Van Life
On today’s episode, I’m nerding out on RV life VS van life with Kathleen from Tiny House Tiny Footprint. View show notes.
RVE 128: Designing Your Life & Business with Mountain Modern Life
On today’s episode, I’m interviewing Katie and Eric from Mountain Modern Life, a blog and online store dedicated to helping inspire people to create the environment they’ve always dreamed through a combination of lifestyle and design. View show notes.
RVE 127: How to Get Your First 10,000 Email Subscribers
On today’s test drive, I wanted to talk today about why I think email still really matters and share some of the things that we’ve learned as we have gotten to our 10,000 email subscriber mark. View show notes.
RVE 126: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Niche
In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Catherine Middlebrooks. Catherine is the founder of BrbYoga, an online yoga studio that specializes in helping moms recover their core after having a baby. View show notes.
RVE 125: How to Plan and Host Your First Conference
Now that we have had time to process how incredible RVE Summit 2018 was, Alyssa and I want to talk about what goes into planning an event and how you can use our ideas to create a conference for your community. View show notes.
RVE 124: What We Wish Someone Had Told Us About Blogging Before We Started
What does it take to build a blog that reaches millions? In this podcast, Eric and Brittany share their blogging expertise and everything they wish they knew before they started their first blog. View show notes.
RVE 123: The Hard Part of Getting Your First Customer
I don’t think it’s possible to build anything of substantial value or meaning without going through your own share of “oh shit” moments. View show notes.
RVE 122: How to Make $5k/Month on Airbnb
To finance his RV travels the past year, Chris Crimmins has been renting out his Nashville house on Airbnb. In just the first 8 months of renting out on Airbnb, he has earned over $40,000. View show notes.
RVE 121: Cybersecurity – How to Protect Your Identity and Business on the Road
In this episode, I’m interviewing David Henry. David is a finance industry technology consultant, a certified information systems security professional, was a full-time RVer for 8 years and is also the father of Kelsey Henry — our very good friend and podcast editor. View show notes.
RVE 120: How Andy Built & Monetized the Largest Online RV Community
In this episode, I’m interviewing Andy Robinowitz from Social Knowledge LLC. We talk about how an Airstream renovation led to building and monetizing the largest RV community on the internet. View show notes.
RVE 119: How to Validate Your Idea and Find Your Product Market Fit
In this episode, I’m interviewing Ashis Bhattacharya, the VP of Planning and Development at Winnebago, about testing your product ideas and having an entrepreneur mindset. View show notes.
RVE 118: How to Build a Bridge Business: Going from Services to Products
Building a bridge business from service to products is a great low risk barrier to getting where you want. View show notes.
RVE 117: How Podcasting Changed My Life and Business
I started a podcast because I wanted to meet more entrepreneurs, but what I didn’t expect was how podcasting would change my life. View show notes.
RVE 116: Our Goals for 2018 (And Why We Take Goal Setting So Seriously)
In this podcast episode, we want to share some of our big goals for 2018 and how we plan to achieve them. View show notes.
RVE 115: How to Set Up Your Business and Handle Taxes as an RV Entrepreneur
In this episode, I’m interviewing Heather Ryan to talk about how to set up and manage a business as an RV entrepreneur. Heather is an EA, Enrolled Agent, all-around an expert in taxes and actually our accountant for Campground Booking. View show notes.
RVE 114: Why You Should Start A Blog (Even When There Are a Billion Others Who Are “Better”)
On today’s Test Drive, I want to talk about why you should start a blog, podcast, Instagram, or whatever you want to start even when there are a billion others who are “better” than you or already doing what you want to do. View show notes.
RVE 113: The Best Way to Build Relationships Online (and In-Person)
In this episode, I’m interviewing Demian Ross. Demian was formerly the head of marketing for a large mattress manufacturer. Now, he is RVing across the country in his 5th wheel with his best friend Nikki, while he works in a business development role for Social Media Examiner. View show notes.
RVE 112: Reflecting on What Went Well (and What Didn’t) in 2017
In this episode, I’m bringing Alyssa back on the podcast to talk about our personal and business goals from 2017. View show notes.
RVE 111: Why Risk it All to Go Travel Full-Time in a Van?
In this episode, I’m interviewing Joe and Kait Russo from WereTheRussos.com. Joe and Kait travel across the US in their campervan, documenting their travels on their blog, YouTube channel, and a brand new book called “Take Risks: One Couple’s Journey to Quit Their Jobs and Hit the Open Road”. View show notes.
RVE 110: How the Stromads Built a Business Around Racing Remote Control Cars
In this episode, I’m interviewing Robb and Maureen from FameRacing.com, a traveling motorsports entertainment company that specializes in race themed attractions. View show notes.
RVE 108: Why It’s Lame to Start A Business You’re Not Passionate About
In this episode, I’m interviewing Marshall from Finding Marshall and Camp Addict. While it might sound obvious, we talked about why it’s so important to start a business that you actually care about and something that you want to be doing, instead of something you think you can make a buck at. View show notes.
RVE 107: How We Grew Our Website Referrals from Pinterest 14x in 3 Months
Hey guys! Alyssa here taking over the podcast today. Today, I’m bringing Kelsey back on the show to interview her about Pinterest. Because in addition to editing our podcast, Kelsey runs our Pinterest account for us. View show notes.
RVE 106: Why Andy from Bus Life NZ Traded Money for Time
In this episode, I’m interviewing Andy from Bus Life NZ. Andy is currently traveling around New Zealand in a converted bus with his family of four. He also runs a popular YouTube channel, also called Bus Life NZ. View show notes.
RVE 105: How To Retire Early with Think Save Retire
In this episode, I’m interviewing Steve Adcock (and Courtney) from Think Save Retire. Steve set a personal goal to retire at 40, but actually ended up retiring last year at the ripe age of 36 and shortly after hit the road in a 2005 Airstream. View show notes.
RVE 104: Technomadia on Boat Life, Mobile Internet, and Escaping Hurricanes
I first interviewed Chris and Cherie back on Episode 9 of the podcast. Since then, they now have two nomadic homes. In the winter, they roam by land in a 1961 vintage bus conversion and in the warmer months they slowly cruise by motoryacht, exploring the Great Loop. View show notes.
RVE 103: How to Keep Your Daydream with Marc and Tricia
In this episode, I’m interviewing Marc and Tricia from Keep Your Daydream, a popular travel blog, podcast and YouTube channel. View show notes.
RVE 102: Bootstrapping a Software Startup to $10 Million
The first topic we’re tackling in this series is bootstrapping a software startup. I invited my friend Nathan Barry onto the podcast to ask him questions about how he bootstrapped his startup, ConvertKit to $10 million dollars in revenue. View show notes.
RVE 101: What It’s Like RVing Through Europe
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Will and Jessica from World Towning, a website, blog, and online community dedicated to helping people travel the world slowly, one hometown at a time. View show notes.
RVE 100: How to Launch Your First eBook (Plus, A New Series!)
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Alyssa about the process of preparing to launch her ebook on Amazon. Her ebook, RVing America: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Fulltime RVer, will be available on November 14th. Plus, I will be introducing a new series for the podcast! View show notes.
RVE 99: Turning a Vintage Camper Hobby into a Full-Time Business
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Paul and Caroline Lacitinola from Vintage Camper Trailers, a website, magazine, and community with a massive cross country following. View show notes.
RVE 98: How to Turn Pain Points into Opportunities
On today’s test drive, I’m going to talk about something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, which is how to identify and reframe pain points in our business and/or life through the lens of an opportunity for growth. View show notes.
RVE 97: How to Multiply Yourself and Get More Done
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Jill Sessa, founder of WPHelp.com. Jill spoke at the RVE Summit last year (and is speaking again this year!) and has a crazy amount of experience in outsourcing while on the road. View show notes.
RVE 96: Go Find Your Niche (Easier Said Than Done)
On today’s test drive episode, I talk about what I learned in the process of finding my niche. I really dig into this more from a blog perspective, but I think a lot of these lessons can be applied to any area that you’re searching to niche down in your business, consulting, product, etc. View show notes.
RVE 95: How to Make Your First $20k Using Upwork
Abigail is a serial side hustler, but her main side hustle is Upwork, where she has earned over $20,000 for her project management services. On today’s episode, Abigail shares her secrets to winning at Upwork. View show notes.
RVE 94: Why You Should Work for Free (Sometimes)
On today’s test drive, I talk about three times that I’ve given away my services for free and how those experiences changed my life. View show notes.
RVE 93: How we paid off $25K in Debt While Traveling Full-Time
On today’s episode, I’m going to interview my lovely wife Alyssa about the process of paying down our student loan debt and how we were able to knock that out while traveling full-time. View show notes.
RVE 92: Why You Should Focus on Pitching Product Benefits VS Features
Today on the podcast I’m interviewing my first three-peat guest — Kevin Holesh. Kevin and I talk about how he doubled the revenue for his app Moment by focusing on the product benefits. View show notes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RVE 73: How to Know if Your Business Idea is Any Good
Is your business idea worth pursuing?
RVE 0072: Should You Pay Off Debt Before You Start Traveling?
Or can you use travel to pay off debt and live your dreams?
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.
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.
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.
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.
RVE 67: Is It Possible to Launch a Start Up While RVing?
Am I crazy for wanting to do this?
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).
RVE 65: The Quickest Way to Monetize a Travel Blog
In short, sell something.
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.
RVE 63: 21 Questions Everyone Asks Us About Living in an RV
The all-time most popular RV life questions: everything from going to the bathroom to our future children and where we’ll raise them.
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.
RVE 0061: What Happens When We Quit RVing? (Test Drive)
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?
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.
RVE 0059: How to Negotiate Lower (or Free) Camping Fees (Test Drive)
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RVE 0041: Answering Listener Questions With Heath and Alyssa
Oh snap, we rented out our RV. Hear about our experience & more on today’s show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 startup tour.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
RVE 0029: How to Start an Outdoor Photography Business
Josh 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
RVE 0022: Safety Tips for Solo Female Rvers
Learn how travel as a solo female RVer.
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.
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.
RVE 0019: How to Finance the RV Lifestyle as a Musician
Booking gigs, coordinating a cross-country tour, and renovating classic RV’s.