The full-time RVing dream is no longer reserved just for retirees. Today, you can hit the road before age 65 and grow your RV business on the road. Start by utilizing the power of the Internet and tools like the Workamper News Small Biz RVer School.
“Over the past few years, I have been encouraging RVers to learn more about developing their own small business and taking advantage of what it can do for them,” writes Steve Anderson, president of Workamper News.
His lifelong enthusiasm for entrepreneurship is the inspiration behind the Small Biz RVers School, a benefit for Workamper News members who choose the upgraded “Gold” level membership.
Learn how to grow your RV Business on the road
The Small Biz RVer School is a collaboration with legal expert and Mark J. Kohler. M.Pr.A., C.P.A., J.D. The Southern California lawyer is author of the books What Your CPA Isn’t Telling You and The Tax & Legal Playbook, he’s a video personality for Entrepreneur.com, and produces many internet-based small business learning tools.
The goal of the Small Biz RVer School is to help Workamper News members who have a dream to start their own small business. As a self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur,” Anderson says that he and Kohler’s guidance can help beginner or advanced business owners thrive at any stage.
Anderson cites Kohler as one of his main business mentors who has helped grow his income-building strategies in and outside of Workamper News. “His spirit and knowledge as an entrepreneur as well as his credentials are what changed my business life,” he explains.
The type of business a Small Biz RVer student wants to start doesn’t matter, as long as the student has “the desire to earn more income and keep more of what they earn, all the while having the opportunity to experience the RVing lifestyle to whatever degree they wish,” says Anderson.
By enrolling at Workamper News’ Gold Level membership, members can access the teachings from their own Workamper News dashboard. The program is a series of modules with text and videos to help guide members through the start-up phase. Areas students will explore include:
- Assessing your business dreams and goals
- Business and marketing plan basics
- Choosing the best domicile state and legal entity for your situation
- Bookkeeping & tax planning
- Exploring and researching small business opportunities
The Small Biz RVer School currently has ten self-paced learning modules in these topics, with more modules available at later dates.
Learning how to grow your RV business through the program has many benefits for full-timers. For starters, it’s led by two experts who are part of the oldest and most widely-acclaimed resource for working on the road. Students can also start discussions about the course through the Workamper News Forums. Finally, it’s one of the most affordable and least-risky ways to find out if starting, running and prospering as a self-employed full-time RVer is right for you.
Yes, the course is comprehensive and requires time and commitment, but any learning tool that can help you get on the road sooner is worth the effort. It’s nice to believe that age 65 will be that magical age when you can kick back and cash in on retirement savings.
There’s no harm in exploring your full-time RVing possibilities now before it’s too late.
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Rene Agredano and her husband, Jim Nelson, became full-time RVers in 2007 and have been touring the country ever since. In her blog, Rene chronicles the ins and outs of the full-timing life and brings readers along to meet the fascinating people and amazing places they visit on the road. Her road trip adventures are chronicled in her blog at LiveWorkDream.com.