After reading yesterday’s blog about working on the road, several readers e-mailed to ask me why I did not include freelance writing and blogging as a way for RVers to earn money.
My focus in yesterday’s blog was on jobs available to RVers other than traditional workamping in RV parks. Writing and blogging fall more into self-employment, and if there is enough interest I will post a blog on small businesses that can be run from the road.
But, to answer the questions I was asked about writing and blogging, it is another way to earn a few bucks, but freelance writing is far from steady work. I’ve sold a few magazine articles over the years, but most of my writing income has been generated through self-publishing.
While there are a very few folks who make big bucks blogging, and a few more of us who make a few hundred dollars a month with our blogging activities, most blog publishers are lucky to make enough to cover their internet bill every month, if that. If you can find a good blog topic, and if you can write consistently enough to post on a regular basis, over time you could make money at it. But it doesn’t happen overnight. For more on writing, blogging, and self-publishing, check out my Publishing 4 Profit website.
On the topic of writing consistently enough to come up with regular blog posts, sometimes it’s easy for me to come up with something to write about, but other times, when we’re stationary for a while, I don’t think you really want to read that we got up, had breakfast, visited with family, came home, cruised the internet, blah, blah, blah, day after day. That would fast become about as boring as somebody showing me pictures of their grandkids, or telling me about their cat. A little goes a long way.
I’m curious as to what kind of blog posts you enjoy and want to see in this blog. Do you like those posts on our day to day activities? Posts about places we visit in our travels? Posts on the RV lifestyle in general? How about posts on earning money on the road, or volunteering? Tell me what you want to read about.
But please, don’t ask me for technical stuff, because that’s just not my area of expertise. There are a lot of excellent writers who cover the technical side of the RV world, including Mike Steffan, Mark Polk, Mark Nemeth, and Gary Bunzer, to name just a few. But if you took my advice about anything technical, you’d probably get into trouble really fast!
Thought For The Day – Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.