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Staying On Task when Working For Yourself

So you’ve done it. You’ve transitioned to location independent work that can be done from anywhere, and are making decent money from it. No more looking for seasonal jobs that are RVer friendly, this is the happily-ever-after you were searching for when it came to full-timing: absolute freedom to go where you want, when you […]

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Record Keeping for a Blog

It’s tax season again, and on Wednesday I shaved an additional 15 minutes off of last year’s time for a new record of four hours, of which only an hour and a half was spent inputting numbers into TurboTax. The other two and a half hours was bookkeeping for IO, so that if I get […]

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2016 Amazon CamperForce Review

Want to know what the pay is really like for Amazon’s CamperForce program? I’ve sat down and done the math, and here are my numbers for the 2016 peak season at the Haslet site: Total weeks worked: 10 weeks, 6 days. Total hours worked: 442 Overtime hours worked: 18 Base pay: $11.50/hour Overtime pay: $17.25/hour […]

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2016 Full-time RVing Cost of Living & Income Report

Wondering how much it costs to live full-time on the road? You’ll quickly learn when researching this question that the number varies wildly from RVer to RVer. This can be frustrating because it makes it harder to narrow in on how much it’ll cost you. But another way to look at it is this: That […]

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Working Remotely – A Review

And as part of the informal yearly review I’ve been conducting, there’s one last experiment from this year to report on. For the first time since I hit the road, the majority of my income this year will have come from remote work rather than taking seasonal work-camping jobs. The biggest leap of faith I […]

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Haslet CamperForce Mid-season Update

Five and a half weeks gone at Amazon, five and a half more to go – time for a mid-season status report. Wondering what this CamperForce thing is all about? You can find the comprehensive About Amazon’s CamperForce post here. Overtime has been scarce at the Haslet site so far, a stark contrast to last […]

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CamperForce Updates

As always when I return to Amazon, I discover that a few things have changed from the previous year, 2016 has been no exception. Today I updated the “About Amazon’s CamperForce” post to reflect these changes, so if you’ve been thinking about trying CamperForce and want to know more, that’s the place to go for […]

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Switching Focus

I end up spending six nights dry camping in Misty’s driveway in Lubbock Texas. We work on our computers, watch Netflix, and I finally visit a Sprouts store for the first time (it’s a grocery chain focused on healthier foods, several friends of mine have recommended it). I don’t have a lot of photos, we […]

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Comparing Work Options for RVers

Having now acquired a good amount of experience while RVing with both working in a fixed location, and working remotely, it feels like a good time to give a rundown on both types and the positives and negatives of each. First an explanation of terms, as not everyone may know what work-camping is, and definitions […]

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A Very Tentative Summer Plan

March 4, Friday It’s another sunny day here at Picketpost Mountain. In the morning I work on the blog, then take a break around noon for lunch and to go for a walk. Sometimes I head west on ATV trails, sometimes I get on Happy Camp Road (no lie, that’s what Google Maps calls the […]

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It’s That Time Again

I still keep waiting for the ball to drop, but I don’t think it’s coming this year. For the first time since I hit the road, my taxes were, well, almost easy. Maybe it only seems easier because of the practice and accumulated knowledge of having done it for several years now. Either way, I […]

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2015 Full-timer Cost of Living and Income Report

I summoned the willpower to secluded myself from the Xscapers festivities last week long enough to work out my 2015 cost of living and income numbers. Here they are, conveniently tacked on to the chart I’ve used for previous years for ease of comparison. As always, let me stress that these numbers will be different […]

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