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An Observation on Self Employment

An Observation on Self Employment

By Becky on in Work

A few months ago I wrote about how having a schedule really helps a nomad keep a good work/life balance when working remotely for themselves. Today I’d just like to briefly interrupt your holiday weekend to point out one other related point that has come to my attention since I started working from my computer more and work-camping less.

When you start working for yourself, if you keep track of your time (like I do) you may become depressed when you find you can’t really work eight hours a day – mental stamina runs out before hitting that magic number. Especially if your work is creative in nature.

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Three Tips to Manage Workamping Job Risks

Three Tips to Manage Workamping Job Risks
Two tragic workamper murders in Missouri remind me of the importance of managing workamping job risks and having the financial freedom to leave a bad situation when necessary.Original linkOriginal author: Rene
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When to Elect to be an S Corporation for Tax Savings

When to Elect to be an S Corporation for Tax Savings
Taxes and Accounting for Full-Time RVers Working on the Road   By Adam and Lindsey Nubern   DISCLAIMER: The information and materials we share in this article are intended for reference only.  As the information is designed solely to provide guidance to the readers, it is not intended to be a substitute for someone seeking personaliz...
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About the Sugar Beet Harvest

About the Sugar Beet Harvest

A photo from South Dakota, as I haven’t visited North Dakota yet!

Here it is, my informational article for the sugar beet harvest! Expect this post to get updated as I learn more on the job.

What It Is

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Should I be taxed as an LLC or an S Corporation?

Should I be taxed as an LLC or an S Corporation?
  Taxes and Accounting for Full-Time RVers Working on the Road   By Lindsey and Adam Nubern   DISCLAIMER: The information and materials we share in this article are intended for reference only.  As the information is designed solely to provide guidance to the readers, it is not intended to be a substitute for someone seeking per...
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Can you Deduct Your Phone and Data Plan from Your Taxes?

Can you Deduct Your Phone and Data Plan from Your Taxes?
Taxes and Accounting for Full-Time RVers Working on the Road   Can you Deduct Your Phone and Data Plan from Your Taxes?   By Lindsey Nubern and Adam Nubern     DISCLAIMER: The information and materials we share in this article are intended for reference only.  As the information is designed solely to provide guidance to the...
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Staying On Task when Working For Yourself

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 want.

But wait, it’s not quite that easy. Now it’s imperative that you have a good internet connection. Taxes are about to change and potentially get more complicated. And there’s another problem too, something most travelers don’t think about until they’re confronted with it.

With all these wonderful new places you’re now free to explore, how do you find the willpower to get any work done? Or maybe you’re the opposite: Now that you’re 100% in charge of your own income and can’t rely on a steady paycheck for just showing up, how do you break away from work long enough to enjoy the location you’re staying at?

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Can You Deduct the Office Space in Your RV on your Taxes?

Can You Deduct the Office Space in Your RV on your Taxes?
Taxes and Accounting for Full-Time RVers Working on the Road   |By Lindsey Nubern and Adam Nubern|  DISCLAIMER: The information and materials we share in this article are intended for reference only.  As the information is designed solely to provide guidance to the readers, it is not intended to be a substitute for someone seeking pe...
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How Traveling Full-Time & Working from your RV Affects Travel Expense Tax Deductions

How Traveling Full-Time & Working from your RV Affects Travel Expense Tax Deductions
Taxes and Accounting for Full-Time RVers Working on the Road   |By Lindsey Nubern and Adam Nubern|  DISCLAIMER: The information and materials we share in this article are intended for reference only.  As the information is designed solely to provide guidance to the readers, it is not intended to be a substitute for someone seeking pe...
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Working from Your RV in Multiple States May Affect How Many State Income Tax Returns You Need to File

Working from Your RV in Multiple States May Affect How Many State Income Tax Returns You Need to File
  | By Lindsey Nubern and Adam Nubern |   DISCLAIMER: The information and materials we share in this article are intended for reference only.  As the information is designed solely to provide guidance to the readers, it is not intended to be a substitute for someone seeking personalized professional advice based on specific fact...
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The Price We Pay to Work. Insights on Work-Life Balance, Health & Freedom

The Price We Pay to Work. Insights on Work-Life Balance, Health & Freedom

It’s only May and already it’s been a big year. I got really sick (again), quit my job, we started a new business (more on that soon) and we’re about to enter our 4th year of full-time RVing. For the first time in over a year, I was finally able to sit and reflect on my journey navigating remote working from an RV, work-life balance, health challenges, and how our life continues to change in response to our desire for more freedom. I hope what I’ve shared helps you ask some bigger questions of yourself and your own life, and consider what success, health and happiness is worth to you. This article is long but meaty, so grab a drink and settle in.

The price we pay to work

Most of the people we meet on the road are retired and they often assume that we are on vacation. They’re often surprised to learn I have been working a ‘regular’ 8-5 job for a company and I have been able to work remotely from the road. It’s been amazing being able to travel while still generating the same income we had when we lived in our stick and brick home. We hear a lot of people say “but it’s OK for you – you have a remote job”. But it hasn’t always been that way – I know from experience there are plenty of opportunities to make a change if you want it badly enough.

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How To Live Your RV Dream

How To Live Your RV Dream
Register for Your RV Dream Summit to get expert advice on how to plan, prepare for and live your dream RV life!Original linkOriginal author: Jim
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My Top Three Workamping Tools

My Top Three Workamping Tools
What are the three best tools you must have getting your workamping job done?Original linkOriginal author: Jim
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Save on the Best Way to Learn About Workamping

Save on the Best Way to Learn About Workamping
Discover what you’ll learn about workamping at the 2017 Workamper News Rendezcous to save yourself some of the headaches of learning how to earn money traveling and RVing.Original linkOriginal author: Rene
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Internet Connections, Smartphones and Mobile Hotspots

Internet Connections, Smartphones and Mobile Hotspots
By Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard #116760 In today's world, most RVers use cellular data as a means to connect to the Internet while traveling. However, many have questions such as: "When does it make sense to rely on only a smartphone?" "When is a dedicated mobile hotspot justified?" "What are other cellular options?" The connectivity solution tha...
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Tour of our RV Office – Computer Monitors and Rolling Chairs in Motion

Tour of our RV Office – Computer Monitors and Rolling Chairs in Motion

Life on the road is awesome. We’re so blessed to work and travel, so that we didn’t have to wait for retirement to enjoy this lifestyle.

The original interior when we bought Zephyr in 2011. The dinette lasted about 2 weeks.

Comfortable working space for two geeks who work online however isn’t a built in feature of most RVs. One of the reasons we sought out a bus conversion was for the increased options for modifications.

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2016 Amazon CamperForce Review

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 Number of referrals: 4 (at $125 each) Total gross pay: $6,209 Total take-home pay (0 exemptions): $4,949

A Texas sunset on the way home from Amazon

There are a couple interesting points here.

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Working Remotely – A Review

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.

Editing “The Little Guide to Dreaming Big” from my home office on wheels

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 made this summer by deciding to boondock rather than picking a national park to work at was probably not about whether I’d enjoy boondocking (I was fairly certain I would), but rather would I be able to earn enough money from other sources to support myself.

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Going Remote

Going Remote
|By Travis Carr #8 Escapees President| Hitting the open road and traveling the world before our time runs out is a dream chased by many for good reasons. Some things cannot be learned or experienced inside your comfort zone. To gain more understanding of the world around us, new places must be explored first-hand. A lifestyle such as this has its c...
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More Fun Workamping with Heavy Equipment

More Fun Workamping with Heavy Equipment
Video details how to install Agridrain in existing lake for workamping ranch job project operating heavy equipment.Original linkOriginal author: Jim
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