Before you quit your job and drive off into the sunset (like I did), ask your employer if you can work from home. Working from home is pretty common these days. Even if your boss says no, you can start looking elsewhere for a job that meets your traveling needs before putting in your two weeks.
Work From Home Office Jobs
I worked it out with an employer that I would go to the office for my first month to learn the business and get comfortable with my workflow. Afterwards, I would work strictly from home. Or in my case, from the road.
Even if you have to take a little less money, the compromise is well worth it. Just make sure you have a good internet connection on the road if your job requires you to be online and available during work hours. You can search for work from home jobs in your field on all the regular job boards like Zip Recruiter, Glassdoor, etc.
When I quit my job and had no income, I needed to piece together an income while traveling around. I found a museum in Wasilla, AK that gave me a place to stay (with full hookups) for the summer in exchange for working the front desk a couple days a week. You can find all sorts of work camping positions all over the U.S. looking for people to work at resorts, wineries, farms, tourist attractions and plenty more. Check out jobs on workampingjobs.com or just do a Google search for Work Camping jobs.
Many work camping jobs will pay you hourly and hopefully will give you a free spot to stay. The most notable being the Beat Harvest every fall near Montana/Dakotas. This is hard work with long days crammed into six weeks. This means you’ll rack up lots of overtime and double time hours.
Many work campers tend to work camp for six months then travel the other half of the year.
If you’re in it for the long haul, you can apply to be a campground host at state and national parks. Parks need seasonal hosts to assist campers and take care of the campground. So if you prefer to settle in one spot for a couple months, you can check out hosting opportunities on the state park websites. You can even pair this job with another work from home job to increase your income.
Keep in mind, campground host positions usually look for couples over 40 so if this isn’t you, it could be harder to find a hosting gig willing to take you in. But the more remote campgrounds are less picky so there’s always hope.
As you can see, your travel preferences, work skills and physical abilities will determine where you end up. The good news is that work from home jobs are becoming more common, so with a little searching you can find the perfect fit for you.
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