Mobile Income And Working On The Road

When I was in the infancy stages of deciding on mobile living, I thought about living and working 6 months in one location, then going to another spot for 6 months, and repeating that cycle indefinitely.  I planned to keep my current job and just transfer to locations in other states as often as they would let me.  I just couldn’t see past the idea of needing to work a 9-5, even if only part time.  Unfortunately, my current employer requires a one-year location commitment upon transfer and frowns on “serial transfer-ers.”  I know several other major companies who feel the same way, and I get the reasons why, but it still stinks.  I actually want to be more mobile anyway so I’m kind of glad that didn’t work out. 

In the spirit of earning a living while remaining mobile, I have taken up writing again.  I’ve always loved writing but never really thought of it as something I could do to make a living.  I hope I can prove myself wrong.  I find myself rather clever and my current lack of an adoring public doesn’t hinder my enthusiasm for creating prose in the least.  If I keep writing, someone is bound to think my words are worth their time.

I also started this Blog, but it is less about making money and more about sharing my journey.  Plus I get to write a lot of words in it.  ☺  I have another site I am developing and hope to debut by the first of January.  It will eventually link to a business site that will go live a few months after that.  It is all in the planning stages, but I feel good about it and my ideas for it.  Of course everything I think I have planned now could go in a vastly different direction a month from now, but the basic idea shouldn’t change much, only the implementation.  I’m very excited about the prospects and I believe in my ability to create something viable.  I’m not looking for anything remotely close to wealth, I don’t need that really.  I just want a way to earn a living for myself while I travel, have a little extra to put away for emergencies, and to help others as much as I can in the process.  I can’t think of anything more fulfilling for me than that.

In June or so next year, if things are not coming along at a pace I think I can support myself on (with my websites or my writing) I will reassess.  I have subscribed to the highly recommended Flexjobs career site and review the posted opportunities regularly.  If I must, I will find a job that will allow me the mobile flexibility I need, because I am still leaving as planned.  The one thing I will not reassess is my start date.  Unless the start date is sooner.  I’m good with sooner.

 

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2 thoughts on “Mobile Income And Working On The Road

  1. Awesome post. I guess I am one of your “adoring public” people … reading your great story. As far as work goes – keep looking and searching. Remember – Amazon as well as some other workcamping options that would provide you with a free site and some income.

    1. Holy smokes! My adoring public has grown to 2 members now! *grin* I have listened to some folks talk about the Amazon thing and I am a tad leery. It sounds somewhat grueling, but I’m not afraid of hard work if necessary!

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