If you’ve been online in the RV space, you most likely have heard of Less Junk, More Journey, Keep Your Daydream, EnjoytheJourney.life, and more. These RV bloggers and YouTubers come into your phone, TV and iPad every week, sharing their lives, travels and tribulations.
Through their social media platforms, they earn money through various sources to help fund their adventures. While some of them may have hit the road with a job, all now solely live off the money they make online.
Is It Possible To Earn Money With a Blog?
Yes, it is possible to earn money with a blog according to various sources. Even in 2020, people are making money. Although only 9% of bloggers are earning between $1,000 and $10,000 per month, and four percent make over $10,000 a month. After that, the rest make on average $3.50 per day.
The best advice on creating money with your blog is to have a strong brand and be relatable to the people reading your blog. It also makes sense to not put all of your eggs in one basket. Have multiple streams of income, like YouTube, affiliate links, and merchandise.
Can RVers Finance Their Travels with YouTube?
If you have a good following on YouTube and are in it for the long haul, yes, RVers can finance their travels with a YouTube channel. However, the money doesn’t come overnight. You need to find a niche, stick with it, and put up interesting content that draws readers in. Being creative will help make your channel successful. You must have a passion for creating videos and sharing your story as well, because you could be making content for years before it starts to pay off.
Now, let’s look at five RV bloggers that now finance their travels solely with online income for some inspiration!
5 RV Bloggers & Vloggers That Earn Online Income (and Create Awesome Content)
#1 Less Junk, More Journey
YouTube Subscriber Count – 144,000 subscribers with over 29 million views.
Less Junk, More Journey chronicles the adventures of Marissa, Nathan, and their two young children as they journey around the country. In other words, they create a variety of videos about the locations they are in, downsizing, and how to buy the right RV. These RV bloggers have gotten good at knowing that information, considering they’ve changed RVs five times! They recently started Roadschooling their daughter, and share some information around that experience. They also have courses they sell and have 882 people in their Patreon group.
#2 Keep Your Daydream
YouTube Subscriber Count – There are 350,000 YouTube subscribers with over 46 million views. They have over 2,000 members on Patreon.
KYD for short, is a channel about the travels of Marc and Tricia Leach and their three teenaged/adult children. They concentrate on pursuing your daydream, and getting on the road as soon as possible to explore, adventure and share their love of RVing. The family does a lot of how-to videos and most recently, more cooking videos. In 10 months, YouTube videos were paying for their travels, according to their website.
#3 Cheap RV Living
YouTube Subscriber Count – The channel has 447,000 subscribers with over 88 million views. He has a Patreon page that helps raise money for his videos and to help communities through HOWA, non-profit organization.
This channel recounts the stories of Bob Wells, the father of van life, who has been on the road since at least July of 2012 when he started his blog and YouTube channel. Bob promotes the lifestyle of tribal nomadism, cutting out the rat race and living life with travels and adventures. Additionally, this RV blogger has literally written the book on van life. He is also the creator of the RTR (Rubber Tramp Rendezvous) and president of the HOWA (Homes on Wheels Alliance).
YouTube Subscriber Count – They have 119,000 subscribers and almost 14 million views. They have a member subscription on YouTube for insider information.
This channel follows Tom and Cheri as they answer the question “Mountain Tribe or Beach Tribe”. They want to inspire, share their travels, and misadventures with their followers. Logan, Cheri’s son, is traveling with them now and adds another perspective to their escapades. They, as do many RV bloggers, also sell merchandise like T-shirts.
#5 Creativity RV
YouTube Subscriber Count – CreativityRV has 149,000 subscribers with 12 million views on her video.
“Have happy travels and be free” is the motto of Robin Barrett, another popular RV blogger. She’s been on the road for a few years and has made a name for herself with her two books that focus on being a nomad and working on the road. The books are great resources that are updated regularly. She also has two fiction books. Signing up for her newsletter unlocks extra content on her website. She has been candid about the purchase of her RVs and what she wishes she’d considered before making the leap. Boondocking is her first love and she shares tricks and tips for the RV lifestyle.
You Can Earn Online Income, Too
While it’s impressive to look at the high numbers and creative ways these RV bloggers and YouTubers have made money on the road, keep in mind they all started at zero.
If you’re considering starting a blog, have we got the course for you. Full-time RVer, Julie Chickery offers Blogging Tech Made Easy. She walks you through the basics of technology to start your own website and blog. It includes 5 modules with video lessons and checklists to help you work alongside the teacher. Those topics include:
- WordPress Basics
- WordPress Editing
- Easy Graphic Design
- Pinterest Tech
- Email Management
Above all, it’s extremely well priced to fit into any budget, and can help you move forward with your goal of sharing with the world who you are and what you do. If you’d like to learn more, read about the full course here.
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