Monday, February 12, 2007

Full-time RVing?

Okay, now I'm intrigued. Go here.. http://www.marketingmakesmoney.com/index.htm.

Now, I know there's a lot of stuff on the Internet with a lot of make it rich schemes, but this guy really knows how to pull you in. Wouldn't it be so cool to be able to retire at an early age and live off of what you do over the Internet. I mean, enough to actually live well?

I'm not sure what business he's talking about, but I have a business already. I write books. Now, how can I take this business and make enough to live off of? Better yet, how can I take this business, buy an RV and tour the country selling my books?

Not sure. I know there's a lot of people out there doing it, though.

So, I have a plan. I'm going to become a full-time RVer in the next five years. It's a goal of sorts. If I make it before, fine, but did you read the article there that said if you work after the age of 55, it cuts off some of the rest of your living years?

I don't doubt that. Work kills, that's for sure. Especially when you're older.

As a few of you know, I wait tables at night. In the daytime, I'm on this thing 24/7, learning different ways to make money and I have succeeded at least in finding out some of the secrets of good online book promotion. But can I take what I have learned, and the ebooks I have written and with more ebooks coming out, plus online book promotion classes I'll be teaching, and make a living off of it enough to quit my waitressing job?

I'm not a risk taker, but I figure if I make myself a goal of five years to be THERE, then maybe it can happen.

Picture this. You're in your RV and you can go anywhere in the country you want to. You pick a destination and stop for awhile. Your RV has come with Internet access (I think there's a dish involved?) and you can continue to make money. Or, you can even put a table in front of your RV and sell your paperback books, if need be.

I know people have different kinds of dreams, but I say this is a dream that I'm going to make happen. Set your goal and work toward it. I have five years to do this. If I haven't succeeded in pushing myself to make sure it happens in five years or less, then there's something wrong.

I can do this...I can do this...I can do this....

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4 comments:

  1. Hey Dorothy - I know tons of people on the West Coast who do just that - live in their RVs full-time or some go down to Arizona for the winter. It sounds like a lot of fun! Go for it. Plus you can get internet access and write to your heart's content in some fab locale.

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  2. Really now...see, this is all new to me. I've never even traveled in an RV before...that's why I want to try it in September when I go out west. Wonder how those people you talked about made any money? That's the main issue...I want to be at that point where I can live on the road...man, that even sounds cool.

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  3. Hello, I am one of those RV'er who live full time in a RV. Go ahead, ask me anything you want - I might not answer everything, but I will try. First off, you better learn what is all involved in RVing. Go to a Camping World store and buy one of their books on full time RVing- that will give you some idea, and you might also find a book there on making money on the road. Come visit my site. Will be glad to visit with you!

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  4. Dorothy, there are quite a few people doing this. Most of their publishing has been in book form or in articles for magazines but some are starting to look at ebooks. Two ladies you should contact are Alice Zyetz, YouShoulda at aol dot com and Sharlene "Charlie" Minshall who has published about 8 books on RVing and her travels as a female solo RVer. I'll have to get you her email address as I can't seem to find it right now.

    A good program to look into is the Life on Wheels seminars sponsored by the University of Idaho. They have mini-sessions in various parts of the country including Bowling Green, KY on May 9-12 and Bethlehem, PA Aug 2-5. Check their main web site at http://www.rvlifeonwheels.com/.

    Another good group is the Escapees RV Club, web site www.escapees.com.

    Email me if you have more questions as there are a lot of resources out there relating to fulltiming in an RV and earning at least a part of your living while on the road.

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