More and more people are working from home these days. The next step from that is working on the road. Nomadic work can be both fun and educational. It’s something that even families are doing (homeschooling their kids on the road).
They key to working as a nomad is having the right ride and the right job. You also need to have a knack for time management, which is something you likely have when working from home. If you are ready to hit the road, here are some tips.
Save Some Money
Before you hit the road you will want to save some money. Of course, living on the road will save you some money as well. You won’t need rent or an electric bill.
You might want to get a loan, especially if you’re in need of a vehicle to work on the road. Consider something like a small RV, something you can easily live out of and travel in. Your biggest expenses on the road will be having internet and paying to park your RV.
Get The Right Vehicle
As mentioned, an RV would be an ideal option for living on the road. You have a bathroom, a shower, a kitchen and bedroom, all on wheels. You can camp out in the warm climates all year long, traveling here and there (ideal for a travel writer or photographer).
You don’t want a vehicle that is too small, as attractive as it may be to have something with really great gas mileage. You need to make sure you are making enough money to cover your vehicle insurance and to keep your transportation gassed up.
Have A Hotspot
If you have a contract smartphone you can use it as a wifi hotspot. This will make it so that you can connect your wifi devices no matter where you are on the road. You could also invest in a hotspot that is separate from your smartphone (with a separate fee). This is definitely a must for working on the road (unless you plan on washing dishes in every town you stop in just to make gas money).
Work That Travels Well
You definitely want to be doing some kind of work that travels well. Creatives types definitely have a great chance of working on the road. Keep in mind, you may still have deadlines you need to meet even though you’re on the road.
Musicians can make a living on the road (and do). Writers and photographers can make a good living on the road, especially if you are established in your craft. You could also take your art of crafts on the road, maybe even run your own pop-up shop right from your RV!