The RV Entrepreneur

The RV Entrepreneur

heathandalyssa.com
This podcast is for people who are interested in downsizing their life, creating remote income, and working from anywhere. The RV Entrepreneur Podcast is a weekly show where I interview nomadic entrepreneurs who have made the leap into the RV lifestyle and have taken their businesses with them on the road.


198: How to Make $5,500 in a Week Flipping RVs
Mar 5 • 45 min
Today on the podcast I bring on my friend Cortni from the Flipping Nomad. Cortni’s story is unbelievably inspiring. Six years ago she was borderline homeless, struggling to take over her dad’s businesses (who recently had a stroke), and moved into a fifth…
197: How to Stand Out from the Noise & Attract Brand Partnerships as a Content Creator
Feb 13 • 17 min
This episode is all about how to stand out from the noise and stay front of mind when you’re trying to attract and work with large brands. I talk about: The one thing I believe is a disproportionate way to get in front of and actually win over potential…
196: Making money as nomadic healthcare professionals
Feb 12 • 38 min
Most of the people I bring on RVE are running a remote business from their RV. While Kim and Erran don’t fit this bill, they have a really interesting story and something I’ve been wanting to talk about on the show for a while: being a traveling…
195: Would you quit if you lost your entire initial investment?
Feb 4 • 45 min
Losing your money is never fun, but losing the money that is the seed investment to your company is even worse. This happened to Jess, but she didn’t let it stop her from creating a company that has now donated over half a million headbands to kids all…
194: Don’t Ditch the 9-5 to Work a 9-9
Jan 28 • 45 min
How do you build a business that supports your family while also leaving enough room to live the RV lifestyle? That’s the question Dani asked when she saw other entrepreneurs posting Instagram photos of their laptops in pretty places but complaining about…
193: Bootstrapping Your Way to Success
Jan 14 • 17 min
A few years ago, I saw a tweet that has stuck with me. Someone asked what was the best way to fund a new company. The person replied “Customers.” There are a few routes you can go when you start a business. You can find investment, fund it yourself, fund…
192: Turning Users into Fans through Awesome Customer Support
Jan 7 • 17 min
When you’re an entrepreneur, sometimes you have to do it all. Sales, marketing, IT, support—you’ll wear every hat in a day. But as your business grows, you won’t have time to do it all well. Once Heath hired Scarlett, he noticed an immediate improvement…
191: What channels can drive the most revenue for your business?
Dec 31, 2019 • 38 min
Joel Holland bought Harvest Hosts in 2018 and in under two years he has grown it dramatically (I recommend going back to episode 157 before you listen to this one if you haven’t heard it). In this episode, we are diving into marketing strategies. When you…
190: How to sell an idea before your product is ready (and then keep on selling when it is)
Dec 10, 2019 • 27 min
Alyssa here taking over the podcast for our fourth episode of the Start Up Series starring the one and only Heath Padgett (JK there are multiple Heath Padgetts according to Facebook, but mine is the coolest). So far we’ve covered product development,…
189: How We More than Quadrupled Our Revenue by Changing Our Pricing Model (Startup Series 3/3)
Dec 3, 2019 • 21 min
“Pricing is hard.” It’s a sentence I’ve heard from many entrepreneurs including Heath. It’s also a question you probably have before starting your first-ever business? How do you price your product? How do you price yourself? In today’s podcast episode,…
188: What You Should Know Before Starting a Business with Partners (Startup Series 2/3)
Dec 3, 2019 • 19 min
Last year right around the time we found out we were pregnant and trying to figure our lives out, Heath’s partner decided to leave the company. It was a crazy stressful time for us made even worse by the fact that Campground Booking had an incomplete…
187: Why You Should Focus on the Problem When Building Your Product (Startup Series 1/3)
Dec 3, 2019 • 34 min
In this first episode of the series, we’re talking about product development. Softwares are massive, complicated products to build. Heath thought his experience as an RV would only help him build the best possible software for campground owners. But…
186: A Strategy for Generating Location Independent Business Ideas
Nov 26, 2019 • 45 min
After dreaming of RV life for over 20 years, Jeff and Deb have been full-timing since 2015 working with big brands like Dometic. But the real story in this podcast is how they got there and how they took their previous experience—as a Walmart employee and…
185: From Renovation Disaster to Profitable Airbnb Host
Nov 19, 2019 • 38 min
Mike made mistake after mistake with this rehab. There was a squatter living in the house who had to be paid to leave! They chose the cheapest contractor. They left the country during the renovation. No city permits were pulled for the renovation. They…
184: Why Nick & Hanna Opted Out of their Jobs to Start a…Finance Blog?
Nov 5, 2019 • 43 min
Going onto grad school seemed like the next logical step for Nick and Hanna until one day Nick realized two things: He didn’t really want to go into engineering People actually make money blogging That’s when he got an idea: drop out of college and become…
183: The Power of Keeping Your Business Small
Oct 29, 2019 • 46 min
Jonathan runs FortySeven Media, a web design and development shop, and has traveled across the country with his family of four in an Airstream for more than four years. And while we talk a lot about Jonathan’s business in this episode, what I loved most…
182: The Power of Finding Great Mentors in Your Business
Oct 22, 2019 • 48 min
Josiah and his wife Ashley were ready to jump into real estate investment. They were meeting the right people, moved to an area with a great market—but then a mentor asked Josiah one question: “What value do you bring to a real estate deal?” This question…
181: Going from Freelancer to Agency with Amber from Road Warrior Creative
Oct 15, 2019 • 44 min
Eight weeks after the birth of her daughter, Amber went back to her full-time job. Shortly after, her husband Chris was offered an executive chef position at a new restaurant. As you can expect with a new baby, this was really tough. So Amber quit her job…
180: Taking a Business from Idea to Execution with the Founder of RV Loft
Oct 8, 2019 • 46 min
If you’ve ever tried to store your RV, you know that it’s nearly impossible to find quality RV storage. Howard ran into the same issue—but instead of getting angry and calling a dozen more storage places begging for a parking spot (not that I’ve ever done…
179: RVE 179: From Wedding Photography Burnout to Professional Photo Editor for Hire
Oct 1, 2019 • 37 min
Shooting weddings every weekend is emotionally and physically draining. And after years of being a professional photographer, Katie was looking for something that gave her a little more freedom. That’s when a friend mentioned photo editing. Choose your…
178: The Five Stages of Hiring with Chad Davis
Sep 24, 2019 • 51 min
In the six years he’s been running his remote account firm, Chad has read something like 18,000 resumes. So you could say he has a little bit of experience with hiring. Chad runs Live CA, a fully remote accounting firm in Canada that boasts over 60…
177: Have You Ever Done an Audit of Your Life?
Sep 17, 2019 • 44 min
When was the last time you took a moment to audit your life? After a few weeks of going all-in on full-time travel, Cyrus had an internal crisis. He wasn’t working, he wasn’t making money, and he was spending his days traveling aggressively—Something was…
176: Nerding Out Over RV Buyer Data with RVTrader
Sep 10, 2019 • 32 min
If you own an RV, chances are you’ve heard of RV Trader. I personally am on RV Trader every single day, since Alyssa and I are currently trying to figure out what RV we want to own next. So I probably account for 500K of the 18 million searches their…
175: What It’s Like Full-Time RVing as a 15-Year-Old World-Class Kayaker
Sep 3, 2019 • 35 min
Abby Holcombe recently won 4th place at the World Championships for Freestyle Kayaking, she is the youngest person to ever kayak the Grand Canyon, and she’s been RVing full-time since she was 10 years old. Together with her parents, the Holcombe’s spend…
174: DIY Music Tour: How Ken & Ellisa Played Over 160 Shows in a Year
Aug 29, 2019 • 41 min
After living and working in the Bay Area, the high cost of living and monotony of their work gave Ken and Ellisa the idea to hit the road. Ellisa’s bandmates were all moving on to different stages of life and Ken always had a love of music—together they…
173: How Eric & Tami Bought a Business and Grew It 16X While Traveling Full-Time
Aug 20, 2019 • 53 min
In 2014, after their 3 kids had graduated from school, Eric and Tami quit their careers, sold the house, and bought their very first RV. It didn’t take them long to realize they didn’t want their RV life to end any time soon, so they had to find a way to…
172: How Joe Turned Youtube from a Hobby into a Profitable Business
Aug 17, 2019 • 38 min
When Joe and Kait first started RVing, they had no intentions of making money on the road. But then they started a Youtube channel as a hobby which quickly turned into a business… A business with MILLIONS of views on their van life videos. Today we cover…
The future of this podcast, our business and what’s next for us
Aug 17, 2019 • 10 min
I’m excited to be back in the saddle recording episodes! For the first time since I started this show back in early 2016, I’ve taken the past few months off to spend time with our brand new baby girl—who is sleeping soundly in the other room. In this…
171: Building a Brand That Can Outlast Amazon Competition
Jun 4, 2019 • 55 min
On today’s episode, I chat with Jenni Reichert about how instead of just creating another Amazon dropshipping business, she decided to build a brand that can outlast the ebbs and flows of Amazon competition. We dig into the beginnings of her business Baja…
170: Live from RVE Summit: Electric and Accessibility Enhanced RVs
May 28, 2019 • 56 min
Today’s episode was recorded live from our RV Entrepreneur Summit that we hosted in March at Lake Guntersville State Park. In this interview, I sat down with Jamie Sorenson, who runs the Advanced Technology team at Winnebago, to talk about their new…
169: How to Become a Top 1% Seller on Etsy
May 21, 2019 • 28 min
Today’s episode is with my friend Emily Burton. Among being a friend and full-time RVer, Emily is also a top 1% seller on Etsy through her shop called The Paper Giraffe. With over 1,300 reviews, Emily has been able to carve out a niche for herself by…
168: The Best Way to Generate Useful Content for Any Blog
Mar 11, 2019 • 46 min
Today’s episode is with Ashley Mann. Ashley runs RV Inspiration, which is a blog focused on RV decor ideas and inspiration, among other useful advice. She started the blog back in 2017 and it’s now providing a full-time income for her as she travels with…
167: Overcoming Overwhelm with Dr. Samantha
Feb 26, 2019 • 48 min
On today’s episode, I’m interviewing a dear friend of ours named Dr. Samantha, author of the book “Overcoming Overwhelm”. Alyssa and I met Dr. Samantha how we’ve met a lot of our friends over the past few years. We were passing through her city and she…
166: How to Make Money as A Musician on the Road with the Status Crowes
Feb 20, 2019 • 45 min
On this episode, I’m interviewing Chuck and Michelle from the Status Crowes. We first met them a few years ago at our first RV Entrepreneur Summit and since then they have hit the road full-time in an RV and booked shows all across the country. How to…
165: Our Different Approach to Goal Setting in 2019
Feb 5, 2019 • 36 min
In this podcast episode, I bring Alyssa on the podcast to talk through how we changed up our process for setting goals in 2019. We struggled more this year than any other year to set goals and establish a direction for the next 12 months—namely since we…
164: How to Stand Out and Get Noticed with Ed and Liz Wilcox
Jan 22, 2019 • 49 min
On today’s episode, I am talking with Ed & Liz Wilcox, who I met at our first RV Entrepreneur Summit back in 2017. A few years ago, Liz and Ed had no intentions of jumping into RV life but when they needed to make a sudden move and didn’t want to buy a…
163: Chad Davis on Scaling a 100% Remote Accounting Firm
Jan 15, 2019 • 48 min
On today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Chad Davis, who is one of the co-founders of LiveCA, a 100% remote accounting firm with around 60 employees. When Chad and his business partner started LiveCA, it was not actually legal to operate his kind of…
162: Married to Business - Winning Strategies for Couples Working and Living Together
Jan 8, 2019 • 53 min
In today’s episode I’m interviewing my friends Marc and Alloweta. Marc and Allowetta have been married for 35 years and running a business together for 13 years, so I really wanted to talk to them about working with your spouse. They’ve gone through a lot…
161: Starting and Scaling a Business from a Young Age
Jan 5, 2019 • 49 min
Today’s episode is with my friend Kathryn Cockrell. Kathryn started Happy Hound Pet Sitting at the age of 15. For several years she ran her pet sitting business in her parents’ house until they finally had enough of dogs barking and told her she needed to…
160: What It’s Like Being a Medical Professional and Full-Time RVing
Dec 18, 2018 • 46 min
Today’s episode is with Kenny and Sabrina from Moving Forward Adventures. Before hitting the road last year Kenny was the owner of a vending machine business and Sabrina was a doctor. As a new doctor, Sabrina was working crazy, crazy hours and barely had…
159: Reflecting on 2018: What Went Well and What Didn’t Go Well
Dec 12, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, Alyssa and I reflect on 2018 and talk about the things that went well, the things that didn’t go well, and the things that weren’t good or bad, so weren’t calling them “meh”. It’s one of our favorite things to do for a few reasons, namely…
158: Overcoming Mental Barriers with Christina Gambino of American Ninja Warrior
Dec 4, 2018 • 53 min
Today’s episode is 100% random and awesome. I’m interviewing Christina Gambino, a full-time RVer and founder of JumpTwist, which provides music and choreography to gymnasts, dancers, and kids all over the world. In addition to founding JumpTwist,…
157: Fighting Against Burnout as an Entrepreneur
Nov 28, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode, I interview Joel Holland who is the founder of Story Blocks and current CEO of Harvest Hosts. Harvest Hosts is our all-time favorite camping membership that let’s RVers park on wineries, farms and breweries all over North America. —- Send…
156: How to Stand Out Against the Competition (and avoid toxic customers)
Nov 8, 2018 • 38 min
hey guys! Back from podcast hiatus. Today’s episode is with Jeff Shelton, CEO of Wholesale Warranties. In this episode we talk about how to deal with negative reviews, avoid toxic customers and how Jeff built one of the largest RV warranty companies in…
155: The Success and Struggles of Working for Yourself
Oct 9, 2018 • 33 min
Earlier this year at a conference I heard someone say, “People respect your successes, but they relate to your struggles.” That quote encompasses what this episode is all about. Kevin and Mandy offer up an honest look into some of their biggest failures…
154: Building the Largest Road Tripping Site for Your Pet
Sep 26, 2018 • 50 min
While on vacation, Amy and Rod Burkert started to wonder what their dogs were supposed to do while they were all on the road. A CPA by trade, Amy started to research what the road had to offer their pups and realized that there wasn’t a streamlined…
153: Finding Freelance Writing Gigs from the Road
Sep 17, 2018 • 23 min
Welcome to the 2nd episode in the Side Hustle series. Today on the show, I have Kim Chappell who writes for Dine, Wine & Stein Magazine. Kim talks about finding freelance writing gigs for the first time, how to pitch proposals to clients you want to work…
152: Starting an Amazon FBA Business from Scratch with Tim and Fin
Sep 4, 2018 • 54 min
In 2015, Tim & Fin quit their jobs, put some clothes in a backpack, and booked a one-way ticket to Europe. After that trip, Tim & Fin tried to go back to working jobs like normal only to find they wanted to be back on the road. At that point, they created…
151: Giving Yourself Permission to Chase Curiosities with Adam Nubern
Sep 3, 2018 • 42 min
Adam and Lindsey Nubern have been traveling across the world since 2014. Like most full-time travelers, Adam and Lindsey know what it’s like to struggle with questions like, Are we making the right decision? Are we where we are supposed to be? It wasn’t…
150: Creating a Recession-Proof Business with Leisure Travel Vans
Aug 27, 2018 • 44 min
Triple E is a family business that started manufacturing trailers and motorhomes over fifty years ago. Today the company is still in the family, although you may know it as Leisure Travel Vans. Almost losing their business of 50 years, Ryan and Mike went…
149: How to Build a Brand That Serves Your Life and Business
Aug 21, 2018 • 39 min
Five years ago Kathy and Peter had a thriving wedding photography business in Colorado, but they weren’t happy with being chained to one location. They wanted to explore and spend time climbing and kayaking. They created a plan that helped them to…
148: Talking Shop with Ane of Probably a Good Dog
Aug 8, 2018 • 34 min
Things we talk about in this episode Pushback artists face when deciding to put their products out in the world Choosing price points that work for you Utilizing Instagram for your business Allowing flexibility for your business based on your customer’s…
147: 5 Strategies for Launching Your Book
Jul 30, 2018 • 21 min
Today on the podcast we talk about 5 strategies for launching your book. This is the last episode in our test drive series talking to Alyssa about publishing her book. If you have any ideas for a series you’d like to hear, let us know! —- Send in a voice…
146: Funding the Life You Want with Techno RV
Jul 26, 2018 • 50 min
This week, I have Eric and Tami from Techno RV on the show to talk about how they ended up in the world of e-commerce and why it’s not about earning a bunch of money but a means of funding the life you want. —- Send in a voice message:…
145: 5 Writing Tips to Finish Your First Book
Jul 16, 2018 • 15 min
Writing a book is an amazing feat of character. As Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” It takes guts, courage, time, sacrifice, and a whole lot of grit to write and publish a book, so this…
144: The Power of Asking for Things Outside of Your Comfort Zone & Learning New Skills with Michela
Jul 12, 2018 • 43 min
This week, I’m interviewing Michela Dai Zovi on the podcast. Mic is a world traveler, writer, and web developer who lives in an RV full time with her husband. In this episode, we talk about asking for things outside of your comfort zone and learning new…
143: Four Ways to Reach More People on Amazon
Jun 29, 2018 • 19 min
This is the third episode in our blog to book series where Alyssa and I cover what she’s learned in the first six months of releasing her first book on Amazon. In this episode we cover: 4 of the major ways to reach more people on Amazon How to get more…
142: How to Tell an Authentic Story Through Video
Jun 22, 2018 • 48 min
One of my favorite talks from our 2018 RV Entrepreneur Summit was from Nathan and Marissa of Less Junk, More Journey. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
141: How to Validate Your Book Idea
Jun 10, 2018 • 12 min
This is part two of five in a series where I talk with Alyssa about how to write, launch, and market your first book. In this episode we talk about: How to know if you should (or shouldn’t) write a book How to seek our validation for your book before…
140: The Power of Focus & Going “All-In” on Your Business
Jun 10, 2018 • 47 min
Over the past 10 years Matt and Joanna Hofmann have restored over 400 RVs and built the largest mobile architecture company in the world, all while living in a van, RV or boat. They recently launched a new RV called the Living Vehicle and in this episode…
139: How Alyssa Sold 8k Copies from Publishing Her First Book
Jun 2, 2018 • 22 min
This is the first episode in a five part series where I sit down with Alyssa to dig into what she learned from self-publishing her first book, A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV. In this episode we talk about: Her doubts and fears before writing her…
138: How Eric and Tina Make a Living Playing Disc Golf
May 23, 2018 • 48 min
On today’s episode I’m interviewing Tina Stanaitis and Eric Oakley. Tina and Eric are full-time RVers and professional disc golfers who also run Whale Sacs, a company that makes tie on grip bags that help to dry your hands while playing disc golf. They…
137: How to Start a Photography Business for Less than $3k
May 17, 2018 • 57 min
Kathy and Peter are two of the most adventurous people I’ve ever met. In the past two years, they’ve kayaked the entire Grand Canyon (twice) with their 14 year old daughter Abby, built an incredible photography business working with brands like Jackson…
136: How Kara and Nate Became the Top Travel Vlog on Youtube
May 10, 2018 • 39 min
Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Kara and Nate Buchanan, who were recently voted the best in Travel on Youtube at the 10th annual Shorty Awards. They are getting close to publishing their 500th travel vlog (just in the past two years might I add) and…
135: The Importance of Asking Great Questions
May 2, 2018 • 45 min
On today’s third “Make Me Feel Dumb” episode, I’m interviewing a good friend and author — Paul Angone. Paul authored the best selling book “101 Secrets for Your 20’s” and I asked him to be on the podcast today to talk about the importance of asking…
134: How to Save Money on Longterm Travel (and Still Have Awesome Experiences)
Apr 26, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, I’m interviewing our friends Jedd and Michelle from Intentional Travelers. We have been traveling with them around New Zealand and in this episode we are talking about how to save money on longterm travel through creative travel…
133: How to Attract and Contact Brands You Want to Work With
Apr 26, 2018 • 50 min
Jordan and Pete run a husband/wife small boutique agency geared towards helping wedding professionals grow their business. They build websites, run experiments and help their clients with Facebook ads, and do other cool projects as well. I invited them on…
132: An Interview with Stories from the Road Podcast
Apr 25, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode, my friend Sam from the Stories from the Road podcast interviews me to dig into our story. We talk about why we originally started traveling and some of our biggest struggles along the way. Definitely touch on some things I’ve never shared…
131: How to Land Your First 100 Customers
Apr 18, 2018 • 41 min
On today’s episode, I’m interviewing Scott Blair. Scott is a full-time RVer who runs RVhealth.com, a startup focused on providing telehealth solutions for people like us, who live full-time on the road. With Scott’s service we can get access to doctors…
130: Q&A About Campervanning in New Zealand
Apr 15, 2018 • 13 min
I’m recording today’s episode with Alyssa from our little freedom camping site in New Zealand. This is the trip we’ve been prepping for these past few months — our first time to go RVing abroad! On today’s test drive, I want to talk about what it’s like…
129: RV Life VS Van Life
Apr 9, 2018 • 54 min
On today’s episode, we’re really nerding out on RV living VS van living with Kathleen from Tiny House Tiny Footprint. The vast majority of this time this podcast steers towards mostly business with injections of travel and ramblings about RV life, but…
128: Designing Your Life & Business with Mountain Modern Life
Apr 3, 2018 • 52 min
On today’s episode, I’m interviewing Katie and Eric from MountainModernLife.com, a blog and online store dedicated to helping inspire people to create the environment they’ve always dreamed through a combination of lifestyle and designed. —- Send in a…
127: How to Get Your First 10,000 Email Subscribers
Apr 1, 2018 • 14 min
When I first started blogging back in 2011, building an email list seemed like the Holy Grail. I remember one author specifically saying that once you hit 10,000 email subscribers, that’s when publishers start knocking on your door for book deals. Now, it…
126: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Niche
Mar 27, 2018 • 44 min
Today’s episode is with Catherine Middlebrooks. Catherine is the founder of BrbYoga, an online yoga studio that specializes in helping moms recover their core after having a baby. A few years ago, Catherine was living in Nashville, TN, teaching yoga in…
125: How to Plan and Host Your First Conference
Mar 23, 2018 • 37 min
Our top 10 tips for planning a conference: 1. Validate your conference 2. Know your strengths while your building your planning team 3. Know your conference values 4. Run lean because you’ll spend more 5. Plan for your plans to not work out 6. Nail the…
124: What We Wish Someone Had Told Us About Blogging Before We Started
Mar 21, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode I share Eric and Brittany Highland’s presentation from our 2018 RV Entrepreneur Summit. They are mega-practitioners and cover everything they wish they knew about blogging before getting started. —- Send in a voice message:…
123: The Hard Part of Getting Your First Customer
Mar 15, 2018 • 9 min
Getting started in any new business is always 100X harder than you think it will be. In this episode I share the chaos that ensued when we launched with our first software customer and what I learned in the process. —- Send in a voice message:…
122: How to Make $5k/Month on AirBNB
Mar 13, 2018 • 38 min
On today’s episode, I’m interviewing a very good friend of mine, Chris Crimmins. Chris and his now fiancé Rachel hit the road earlier this summer in a travel trailer. To finance his RV travels the past year, Chris has been renting out his Nashville house…
121: Cybersecurity - How to Protect Your Identity and Business on the Road
Feb 15, 2018 • 31 min
I wanted to have David on the podcast today to talk about how to protect your identity and business on the road, specifically in situations such as keeping your financials safe, handling personal information, and preventing hackers from getting into your…
120: How Andy Built & Monetized the Largest Online RV Community
Feb 6, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, I’m interviewing Andy Robinowitz from Social Knowledge LLC. We talk about how an Airstream renovation led to building and monetizing the largest RV community on the internet. Today, Andy’s online community reach via forums and media based…
119: How to Validate Your Idea and Find Your Product Market Fit
Feb 2, 2018 • 42 min
Today on the podcast, I’m interviewing Ashis Bhattacharya. Ashis is the VP of Planning and Development at Winnebago and I wanted to have him on the podcast because he’s just this wealth of knowledge when it comes to engaging consumers, understanding…
118: How to Build a Bridge Business: Going from Services to Products
Jan 27, 2018 • 5 min
A “bridge business” is ultimately exactly what it sounds like, it is a business that helps you go from one business (typically in a service component) to the one you really want (typically in a product component). In this episode, we will talk about how…
117: How Podcasting Changed My Life and Business
Jan 24, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode, we are turning the tables and I am being interviewed by our podcast editor, Kelsey, on how podcasting changed my life and business. Kelsey has been editing the podcast for over a year now and has been pushing me to talk more about the…
116: Our Goals for 2018 (And Why We Take Goal Setting So Seriously)
Jan 9, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode, we want to share some of our big goals for 2018, how we plan to achieve them, and why we take goal setting so seriously. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
115: How to Set Up Your Business and Handle Taxes as an RV Entrepreneur
Jan 3, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, I’m interviewing Heather Ryan to talk about how to set up and manage a business as an RV entrepreneur. Heather is an EA, Enrolled Agent, all-around an expert in taxes and actually our accountant for Campground Booking. Many people have…
114: Why You Should Start A Blog (Even When There Are a Billion Others Who Are “Better”)
Dec 29, 2017 • 6 min
On today’s Test Drive, I want to talk about why you should start a blog, podcast, Instagram, or whatever you want to start even when there are a billion others who are “better” than you or already doing what you want to do. —- Send in a voice message:…
113: The Best Way to Build Relationships Online (and In-Person)
Dec 26, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode, I’m interviewing Demian Ross. Demian was formerly the head of marketing for a large mattress manufacturer. Then left that company to start his own agency. Now, he is RVing across the country in his 5th wheel with his best friend Nikki,…
112: Reflecting on What Went Well (and What Didn’t) in 2017
Dec 22, 2017 • 25 min
In this episode, I’m bringing Alyssa back on the podcast to talk about our personal and business goals from 2017. This is something that we do every year. We sit down and kind of have a year-end review where we look at the things that went really well and…
111: Why Risk it All to Go Travel Full-Time in a Van?
Dec 19, 2017 • 50 min
Joe was working in advertising and product development and Kait was working in digital marketing and data analytics when they decided to hit the road in a class C motorhome in 2015. They originally planned to travel for one year, but within one month they…
110: How the Stromads Built a Business Around Racing Remote Control Cars
Dec 12, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode, I’m interviewing Robb and Maureen from FameRacing.com, a traveling motorsports entertainment company that specializes in race themed attractions. For 16 years, Robb and Maureen have traveled around with racing tours, staying in hotels and…
109: Learning How to Make $5k/Month in Blog Revenue
Dec 9, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode I invited Michelle Schroeder (Making Sense of Cents) onto the podcast to talk about how we could take our blog revenue from $2,500/month to $5,000/month and what is currently holding us back. —- Send in a voice message:…
108: Why It’s Lame to Start A Business You’re Not Passionate About
Dec 6, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode, I’m interviewing Marshall from Finding Marshall and Camp Addict. Marshall has been traveling in his 24 ft. Lance travel trailer since 2014 and blogging at Finding Marshall about his travels and insights into nomadic life. For the first…
107: How We Grew Our Website Referrals from Pinterest 14x in 3 Months
Dec 2, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode, we talk about everything Kelsey has done to grow our Pinterest account, including some strategies around creating awesome pins and automating your pinning. This is an intensely tactical episode! You can get a downloadable Pinterest Guide…
106: Why Andy from Bus Life NZ Traded Money for Time
Nov 29, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode, I’m interviewing Andy from Bus Life NZ. Andy is currently traveling around New Zealand in a converted bus with his family of four. He also runs a popular YouTube channel, also called Bus Life NZ. —- Send in a voice message:…
105: How To Retire Early with Think Save Retire
Nov 21, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode, I’m interviewing Steve Adcock (and Courtney) from Think Save Retire. Steve, is a former software developer and his wife Courtney is a soon-to-be retired rocket scientist. Steve set a personal goal to retire at 40, but actually ended up…
104: Technomadia on Boat Life, Mobile Internet, and Escaping Hurricanes
Nov 14, 2017 • 41 min
Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Chris and Cherie from Technomadia. I first interviewed Chris and Cherie back on Episode 9 of the podcast. Since then, they now have two nomadic homes. In the winter, they roam by land in a 1961 vintage bus conversion…
103: How to Keep Your Daydream with Marc and Tricia
Nov 7, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, I’m interviewing Marc and Tricia from Keep Your Daydream, a popular travel blog, podcast and YouTube channel. It all started with watching RV travel bloggers on YouTube, which inspired a 6 month road trip in an RV. A year and a half…
102: Bootstrapping a Software Start Up to $10 Million
Nov 5, 2017 • 33 min
To celebrate 100 episodes of the RV Entrepreneur podcast, this week I kicked off a new series called “Make me feel dumb”. The idea behind this series is to bring on guests who can challenge me in various areas of our business. In this episode I invited…
101: What It’s Like RVing Through Europe
Oct 31, 2017 • 46 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Will and Jessica from World Towning, a website, blog, and online community dedicated to helping people travel the world slowly, one hometown at a time. They travel with their two kids, Avalon and Largo as well as…
100: How to Launch Your First eBook (Plus, A New Series!)
Oct 27, 2017 • 31 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Alyssa about the process of preparing to launch her ebook on Amazon. Her ebook, RVing America: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Fulltime RVer, will be available on November 14th. This will be our first experience in…
99: Turning a Vintage Camper Hobby into a Full-Time Business
Oct 24, 2017 • 39 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Paul and Caroline Lacitinola from Vintage Camper Trailers, a website, magazine, and community with a massive cross country following. They host sold out rallies all over the country and have personally restored over…
98: How to Turn Pain Points into Opportunities
Oct 21, 2017 • 10 min
On today’s test drive, I’m going to talk about something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, which is how to identify and reframe pain points in our business and/or life through the lens of an opportunity for growth. —- Send in a voice message:…
97: How to Multiply Yourself and Get More Done
Oct 17, 2017 • 50 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Jill Sessa, founder of WPHelp.com. Jill spoke at the RVE Summit last year (and is speaking again this year!) and has a crazy amount of experience in outsourcing while on the road. In the episode, we get into all of…
96: Go Find Your Niche (Easier Said Than Done)
Oct 13, 2017 • 11 min
On today’s test drive, I talk about why finding your niche and narrowing your audience will actually help you grow your business and reach more people. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
95: How to Make Your First $20k Using Upwork
Oct 10, 2017 • 42 min
Abigail is a serial side hustler, but her main side hustle is Upwork, where she has earned over $20,000 for her project management services. On today’s episode, Abigail shares her secrets to winning at Upwork. —- Send in a voice message:…
94: Why You Should Work for Free (Sometimes)
Oct 9, 2017 • 8 min
On today’s test drive, I talk about three times that I’ve given away my services for free and how those experiences changed my life. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
93: How We Paid Off $25K in Debt While Traveling Full-Time
Oct 4, 2017 • 44 min
On today’s episode, I’m going to interview my lovely wife Alyssa about the process of paying down our student loan debt and how we were able to knock that out while traveling full-time. We recently sent in the last payment on our student loans, proving…
92: Why You Should Focus on Pitching Product Benefits VS Features
Sep 27, 2017 • 39 min
In today’s episode, I interview Kevin Holesh, founder of the Moment app. In the past year, Kevin has doubled his revenue by focusing on the benefits, instead of the features, of his app. This his allowed him and his wife Mandy to pay off over $100,000 of…
91: Behind the Scenes of our Product Launch at Winnebago
Sep 21, 2017 • 59 min
Today on the podcast, I am talking with Kyle Kesterson. Kyle is an app developer, artist, photographer and one of the most creative people I’ve ever met. A few months back Kyle and I were approached from some of our friends at Winnebago to consult and…
90: Should You Launch a Podcast? Probably Not, But Maybe
Sep 17, 2017 • 21 min
Today’s test drive is all about starting a podcast. I have learned a lot about podcasting in the past two years. There are so many ways in which The RV Entrepreneur podcast has improved our lives and our business. This episode is for anyone who is…
89: How 11 RV Entrepreneurs Define Success
Sep 12, 2017 • 27 min
In each interview, I ask “What does success look like for you in this lifestyle?”. Today’s episode features clips from previous interviews with 11 RV Entrepreneurs. I talk about why this question is so important to me and what we can learn from the…
88: How Alex Converted an Old School Bus and Financed Her Solo Year of Travel
Sep 5, 2017 • 50 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Alex Oetzell, who just finished touring the US in a remodeled school bus. This interview is great inspiration for adventurers of all ages who want to travel, but also specifically to solo female travelers. In this…
87: Test Drive - How to Launch an Online Course
Aug 31, 2017 • 10 min
On today’s test drive, I’m going to talk about how to successfully launch an online course. For the first few years of our company, Padgett Creative, online courses were our main source of client projects. During this time we learned who can make an…
86: How to Earn a Living as a Voiceover Actress
Aug 29, 2017 • 38 min
Today’s episode is an interview from last year with Carrie Olsen, a professional voice actress. Carrie traveled around the country in an RV with her husband and daughter, while promoting their book “One Bed, One Bank Account”. —- Send in a voice message:…
85: Three Books That Have Changed My Life
Aug 27, 2017 • 15 min
On today’s Test Drive, I wanted to share 3 books that have had an impact on my life, specifically since we started living on the road. One of the reasons that we wanted to hit the road was to create more time and flexibility in our lives. Every year,…
84: Pushing Your Comfort Zone To Live A Crazy Family Adventure
Aug 16, 2017 • 36 min
Bryanna Royal travels with her husband, 4 kids, and 2 dogs in a 23 ft. Winnebago View while running their business, Virtual Powerhouse, and their travel blog Crazy Family Adventure. This episode features Bryanna’s talk from the RVE Summit 2017. She shares…
83: Growing Client Work on the Road
Aug 11, 2017 • 15 min
In the Facebook group, we get a lot of questions on how to find new clients while traveling. For today’s episode, I talk about how Alyssa and I have grown our service-based business, what you can do to build your network, and the best way to reach out to…
82: Healthcare for RV Entrepreneurs is the Worst
Aug 8, 2017 • 37 min
Health insurance can be a huge obstacle for those who want to live the RV lifestyle. Kyle Henson noticed this problem early in his RV adventures. With a background in insurance, Kyle started the RVer Insurance Exchange, now in partnership with Escapees.…
81: Scaling a Remote Team with David Blackmon
Aug 5, 2017 • 53 min
When building your business, you’re going to experience some growing pains. In this episode, David Blackmon from Aspen Grove Studios is back on the show to talk about how to scale your business. He includes some great advice for entrepreneurs on hiring,…
80: Story Behind Hourly America: How We Got Sponsored to Travel to all 50 States
Aug 4, 2017 • 14 min
Alyssa and I started our RV life by filming our documentary “Hourly America”, which is the story of us traveling around the country in Franklin, our 1994 motorhome, while Alyssa filmed me working a job in all 50 states. In this episode, we talk about the…
79: Funding a Nomad Lifestyle Through Hand Engraving
Jul 25, 2017 • 42 min
Jake Newell is the opposite of most people. At night his artwork (hand engraving) pays the bills so during the day he can volunteer full-time for Habitat for Humanity. In this episode he shares how, since 2011, he’s traveled full-time, built houses, and a…
78: RVE Podcast Takeover with Alyssa Padgett
Jul 18, 2017 • 61 min
Alyssa takes over the podcast! Our podcast editor, Kelsey, interviews me about business, current projects, and the full-time RV life - Is it really all s’mores and campfires? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
77: How Much is Your Time Worth?
Jul 11, 2017 • 59 min
Do you know the value of your time? Charles Gupton of The Creator’s Journey interviews me about determining your value through differentiation, outsourcing, and automation. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
76: The Art of Financial Runway
Jul 9, 2017 • 8 min
Financial runway is crucial for any new business. Focusing on extending our runway has enabled us to keep traveling the past few years. In this episode I talk about the importance of financial runway, how we’ve been able to extend ours, and how you can…
75: Freedom on the Road: The More You Have, The More You Want
Jul 4, 2017 • 52 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Marc and Julie from RV Love, which is their Youtube channel and blog. They are also the founders of RV Success School, an online educational platform to help you start RVing. They have been traveling around the…
74: Why Blogging is a Terrible Business
Jun 30, 2017 • 14 min
Everyone loves to talk about building a profitable blog, but rarely do we talk about the less sexy side of blogging. We don’t talk about how it takes years and years of practice or why most people fail at it. In this episode I talk about why I think…
73: How to Know if Your Business Idea is Any Good
Jun 27, 2017 • 52 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing the co-founder of Outdoorsy, Ryan Quinn. Outdoorsy is a peer-to-peer RV sharing marketplace, where Alyssa and I have rented our RV out in the past year. Since launching outdoorsy, Ryan has been traveling around in…
72: Should You Pay Off Debt Before You Start Traveling?
Jun 20, 2017 • 37 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Mandy Holesh, a wedding photographer, fashion blogger, and as of recently— a jewelry designer. Mandy travels in a 5th wheel with her husband Kevin, who I interviewed back on episode 10, as well as Grizzly, Nimbus,…
71: Don’t Wait to Live Your Life
Jun 17, 2017 • 6 min
A brief episode where I talk about all the fears I had before we started traveling the country in an RV and living on the road. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
70: Inn Town Campground And the Power of Story Telling for Your Business
Jun 13, 2017 • 51 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Erin and Dan, who are the owners of the Inn Town Campground in Nevada City, California. You may have heard me talk about them on the show before because I love what they are doing in the online space (and obviously…
69: What We’d Do Differently from Our First 6 Months of RVing
Jun 10, 2017 • 15 min
When we bought our first RV, a 1994 Coachmen Leprechaun, we had no idea what the heck we were doing. We did very little planning before diving into this lifestyle headfirst. In this short episode, Alyssa and I talk about some of the things we’d do…
68: Building an Email List While Traveling: How to Get Your First 1k Subscribers
Jun 6, 2017 • 45 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Tim Paige. Tim is a voice actor who has done work for companies like The Travel Channel, Jimmy Kimmel, UFC, and NBC. Also, for the past three years he has been the producer and host of a podcast called…
67: Is It Possible to Launch a Start Up While RVing?
Jun 2, 2017 • 12 min
This question has been the biggest struggle for me since we started traveling in an RV. Should I spend my days working or exploring? We initially started traveling in an RV because it was a way for us to explore the country, travel cheap, and spend longer…
66: Networking on the Road, Triathlons, and Nomadic Newlyweds
May 30, 2017 • 44 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Jim and Heather, who have been traveling around the US for the past 341 days in their 1995 Ford Tioga named Bertha. They have competed in triathlons and trained other athletes all while exploring the country. —-…
65: The Quickest Way to Monetize a Travel Blog
May 26, 2017 • 13 min
When thinking of monetizing a travel blog, most people think of Amazon affiliates, advertising, and other “passive income” strategies. But these aren’t the most efficient if you’re trying to build up revenue early on from a travel blog. Those strategies…
64: How to Find Companies Who Will Pay You to Travel
May 23, 2017 • 54 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Cees and Madison from Ourvie.com. Last year, I brought Cees and Madison on the show to talk about their 59 national park journey. They wrapped up the majority of the trip before they stopped to have their little…
63: 21 Questions Everyone Asks us About Living in an RV
May 19, 2017 • 16 min
In this episode I talk about the most common questions people ask us about living in an RV. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
062: Road Life Fitness and How Not to be a Lazy Bum While Traveling
May 16, 2017 • 46 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing James and Stefany from TheFitRV.com. They have been RVing since 2010 and currently drive a yellow Winnebago Travato all around the country. Stefany is a personal trainer who practices locally when they are home in…
0061: What Happens When We Quit RVing?
May 12, 2017 • 13 min
In this short episode I talk about what happens the day we decide to quit this whole RV life. What happens to all the work we’ve put into this community, our blog, and everything else? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
60: From Idea to Revenue with Harvest Hosts
May 9, 2017 • 39 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Kim Greene from Harvest Hosts, a collection of farms and wineries across the country that allow you to come and stay overnight for free. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
0059: How to Negotiate Lower (or Free) Camping Fees
May 5, 2017 • 9 min
Obviously one of the biggest expenses while RVing is campground rates. One easy way to combat this is to boondock for long periods of time on BLM land or in national forests or in your friend’s driveway who doesn’t mind putting up with you and your RV for…
0058: How to Start and Monetize a YouTube Channel from Scratch
May 2, 2017 • 52 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Kali from The Freedom Theory on Youtube. Kali and her husband Josh have been RVing for 2 years now in their fifth wheel. During this time, she has published hundreds of travel vlogs … Read More The post RVE 0058:…
0057: Being a Creative on The Road: Motivation, Selling Photos, and Not Giving Up
Apr 26, 2017 • 50 min
Today’s Episode is Sponsored by WeBoost Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Joe Hendricks, an award-winning photographer who has been rving with his wife Rhonda and his son Austin for over a year. While on the road, he has … Read More The post RVE…
0056: The Greetings Tour: Meet the Couple Who is Painting Across America
Apr 18, 2017 • 46 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing mural artist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs from The Greetings Tour, who have been traveling in their RV for the past 2 years creating interactive murals inspired by vintage, large-letter greeting cards. ……
0055: Redefining Rules for Success and Finding Your Flow with Jill Sessa (Part 2)
Apr 11, 2017 • 53 min
Today on the podcast is another live recording from the RV Entrepreneur Summit with Jill Sessa. In this episode, Jill talks about finding your flow, how she turns on the tap of client work while she’s out on the road … Read More The post RVE 0055:…
0054: But Where Do You Poop? Thoughts on Being a Digital Nomad and Tiny Ass Living
Apr 4, 2017 • 63 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Adam Norrell from the Tiny Ass Camper blog. Adam lives in a tiny ass 17 foot Casita trailer with his wife Jenn, their daughter Imogen, and their chihuahua Dakota. —- Send in a voice message:…
0053: How to Harness the Power of Social Media for Business with RV Wanderlust
Mar 28, 2017 • 57 min
Today on the podcast is a live recording from The RV Entrepreneur Summit with Eric and Brittany Highland from RV Wanderlust. Eric and Brittany are social media pro’s and cover a wide range of social media strategies in this episode. —- Send in a voice…
0052: Starting a Van Life Business, Leaving 9-5’s, and Finding the First Customer
Mar 21, 2017 • 56 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Ian Horgan from Wayfarer Vans. Wayfarer Vans makes plug-in-play camper kits for specific types of vans. Ian left his job a year ago at RVC Hospitality, who owns 10 campgrounds across the country… —- Send in a voice…
0051: RVShare on Validating Business Ideas, Initial SEO Traction and RV Sharing
Mar 14, 2017 • 57 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Joel Clark. Joel is the co-founder of RVShare, the largest peer-to-peer RV rental site currently in the RV industry. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
50: 12 Things We Learned During the First RV Entrepreneur Summit
Mar 7, 2017 • 34 min
Last week we hosted the first RV Entrepreneur Summit in Fredericksburg, Texas. We met 120 nomadic entrepreneurs, made tons of new friends and were forced outside our comfort zone in a huge way. If you weren’t able to make it to the RVE Summit in person or…
0049: Making the Transition to Full-Time Travel with Life Among Pines
Mar 1, 2017 • 44 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Brendan and Sam from Life Among Pines. Before hitting the road two months ago, Brendan and Sam both started their own businesses. Brendan used his 5 years of ecommerce experience to start an agency called Quarry…
0048: Building an Amazon FBA Business from Your RV
Feb 21, 2017 • 55 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Jason Wyatt, a full-time RVer and retail arbitrage specialist. Retail arbitrage is buying products at a low cost from places like stores or flea markets and flipping them on Amazon for a profit. Jason also runs an…
0047: Less Junk, More Journey on Building 40k Youtube Fans in Less Than a Year
Feb 14, 2017 • 50 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Nathan and Marissa from Less Junk More Journey. Nathan, Marissa, and their daughter Hensley have been RVing around the country for the past year and recently upgraded to a sweet Airstream. In addition to building an…
0046: Lessons from One Year of Full-Time RVing and Handling Taxes as an RV Entrepreneur
Feb 7, 2017 • 52 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Adam Nubern from NuVentureTravels.com and NuVenture CPA. Adam and his wife Lindsey have been traveling around the country for the last year in Bernadette, their 2009 Casita trailer. Adam was actually the first guest…
0045: From Zero to Travel: The Fastest Route to Becoming Location Independent
Jan 31, 2017 • 50 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Jason Moore, host of the Zero to Travel podcast – one of the top-ranked travel podcasts in iTunes. Jason is also co-founder of Location Indie, a community of people helping each other kick ass in business and…
0044: How Jordan is Spending the Year Playing the Top 100 Golf Courses
Jan 24, 2017 • 69 min
A few years ago Jordan and Brittany left their jobs in the finance world to pursue their dream jobs — Brittany in professional photography and Jordan in professional golf. After playing in pro golf tournaments and building a client base of photography,…
0043: How I Freed Up My Time to Travel, Podcast, and Start a Software Company
Jan 17, 2017 • 46 min
Last year I interviewed Kevin on episode 10, where we talked about Moment, the popular iPhone app he built that now has over 3,000,000 users. Today’s podcast format is a little different. I’m actually being interviewed by Kevin on what has been going on…
0042: How to Build and Grow a Membership Community with Kimberly from Fulltime Families
Jan 10, 2017 • 47 min
Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Kimberly Travaglino. In 2010, Kimberly and her husband Chris founded Fulltime Families, which is a website created to provide solutions to the questions and challenges of full time traveling families. —- Send in a…
0041: Answering Listener Questions With Heath and Alyssa
Jan 3, 2017 • 45 min
Today on the podcast, back by popular demand, I’m interviewing my wife, Alyssa. Alyssa and I run a Facebook group called Make Money and RV, which is a resource for people who are transitioning into the full-time travel lifestyle. Each day we admit around…
0040: How David Blackmon Built a WordPress Theme Company from His RV
Dec 29, 2016 • 45 min
Today on podcast, I’m interviewing David Blackmon. David is an explorer and a traveler, web developer, and a creative free spirit that enjoys learning and sharing his knowledge with the world. He travels full time with his wife, while running Aspen Grove…
0039: How Eric Hannan Built a Social Media Marketing Company from His RV
Dec 20, 2016 • 50 min
Today on podcast, I’m interviewing Eric Hannan from Shorelooksnice.com. Eric and his wife Danielle have been traveling around the United States in their Road Warrior 5th wheel since June of 2014. Eric previously ran his own direct marketing company with…
0038: How to Save Money, Retire Early, and Go RVing with JD Roth
Dec 18, 2016 • 56 min
This episode is all about how to save money, retire early and go RVing with JD Roth Today on the podcast, I’m interviewing J.D. Roth. In 2006, J.D. launched a blog called Get Rich Slowly, which documented his journey of being $35,000 in debt and learning…
0037: How to Find Free Camping Using Boondockers Welcome
Dec 13, 2016 • 31 min
Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Marianne Edwards and her daughter Anna Maste, who are the two co-founders of Boondockers Welcome. Boondockers Welcome is a website where RVers can find free camping (aka boondocking spots) all over the country.…
0036: Kyle Kesterson – Master of Weirdness, Start Ups, and Being a Creative Nomad
Dec 6, 2016 • 66 min
Today on podcast, I’m interviewing Kyle Kesterson, a storyteller, incredible photographer, illustrator, and also the founder of Freak n’ Genius and Campfire. Kyle has written for media outlets like Geekwire and Huffington Post. One of his start-ups even…
0035: Why This Investor is RVing Across the Country Looking for Startups
Nov 17, 2016 • 48 min
Today’s episode of the RVE podcast I interviewed Paul Singh and Dana Duncan who are RVing across the country in their airstream on a Tech Tour. Paul is a previous partner of 500 Startups, a well-known seed fund and network of startup programs and Dana has…
0034: How Michelle Makes Six Figures from a Blog While Full-Time RVing
Nov 8, 2016 • 48 min
Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Michelle from Making Sense of Cents. Making Sense of Cents is one of THE top finance blogs on the internet with hundreds of thousands of monthly readers and it is also a blog that produces over six figures a month. —-…
0033: The Honest Struggle of Building a Business While Traveling with Ardent Camper
Oct 31, 2016 • 48 min
Today I’m interviewing Marie from ArdentCamper.com who runs Owl Eyes creative and travels full-time with her husband Josh in their 2002 Fleetwood Motorhome. Marie is a professional copywriter who works with nonprofits, small businesses and solo…
0032: Why Javazen’s Four Cofounders Spent 30 Days Driving Around the Country in an RV
Oct 27, 2016 • 44 min
Today on The RV Entrepreneur I’m interviewing EJ and Ryan, two cofounders of Javazen Coffee. Javazen is a new kind of coffee that’s blended with superfoods and tea. The Javazen team was talking with an investor who said if they really want to push their…
0031: How Jeremy and Stephanie from RVFTA Became Professional Content Creators
Oct 20, 2016 • 54 min
Jeremy and Stephanie wrote the book on RV Vacations (literally). Earlier this year they published the Idiot’s Guide to RV Vacations with Penguin Random House and have built up their blog and podcast network as a reputable source of information in the RV…
0030: Paul and Nina from WheelingIt on Investing, Blogging, and Traveling Cheap
Oct 12, 2016 • 47 min
Today on The RV Entrepreneur I’m interviewing Paul and Nina from WheelingIt.us. Paul is an active investor, with a technology background, and Nina runs a very engaged RV blog that actually just surpassed seven million views. They have been full-time RVing…
0029: How to Start an Outdoor Photography Business
Oct 4, 2016 • 38 min
Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Josh and Shelley Hartman. Josh and Shelley are outdoor photographers who travel full-time in their Casita trailer. They travel across the country taking photos of engagement sessions in national parks and weddings all…
0028: Mike Wendland from Roadtreking.com And His Transition from Journalist to Travel Writer
Sep 30, 2016 • 55 min
For over 40 years Mike was one of the world’s most traveled journalist. He has won over 18 Emmy awards, honors from the Associated Press, he has reported all over the world and has a longtime running segment on NBC-TV since 1994 titled PC Mike which gets…
0027: How The RV Geeks Built the Most Popular RVing Youtube Channel
Sep 10, 2016 • 67 min
Peter and John didn’t hit the road with the intention of becoming Youtube stars or starting a business. To this day they don’t even consider themselves very entrepreneurial. Yet, they’ve managed to build a well known brand on Youtube and web design…
0026: How to Start Your Own RV Company With Homegrown Trailers
Aug 31, 2016 • 39 min
Until this point, all of the RV entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed on this podcast have been running their business from their RV. On this episode, I interviewed someone who actually started a company within the RV industry. —- Send in a voice message:…
0025: How to Find Workamping Jobs with Michael Boyink
Aug 26, 2016 • 31 min
At different times while pulling into campgrounds, Alyssa and I have considered the possibility of workamping (or camphosting). We have mostly had these thoughts when pulling into epic campgrounds like the KOA near Santa Cruz, California. You want to pay…
0024: Airstreams, RV Park Websites, and How to Price Client Projects With Rich Charpentier
Aug 20, 2016 • 75 min
Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Rich Charpentier. Rich has a blog at the airstreamchronicles.com and owns a company called RLC Designs that focus on creating high end web design and SEO for RV parks and campgrounds. He’s been traveling in his…
0023: How to Get Started in Drop Shipping Products Online (From Your RV)
Jul 12, 2016 • 48 min
I’ve been wanted to get started in drop shipping products for quite some time. Today on the podcast I sat down and interviewed someone who has been rocking the drop shipping world for quite some time. His name is David Couillard. David is a digital…
0022: Safety Tips for Solo Female Rvers
Jul 12, 2016 • 33 min
“How do other women handle repairs and maintenance on the RV?” “What are some safety tips?” “Is it safe for me to hit the road by myself.” Kate and I cover all of these on the podcast today and she talks about how she was able to transition her full-time…
0021: From a Six Figure Job to a Zero Figure Blog: The Hard Part of Starting Anything on the Road
Jul 11, 2016 • 59 min
Today on the podcast I sat down to talk with Sigfried from TrailandHitch.com. Sigfried was a software developer for more than 20 years, making over $100k and then decided he’d had enough with office politics and sitting inside an office all day. Towards…
0020: How Two College Students Got Sponsored to Travel to all 59 National Parks
Jun 27, 2016 • 50 min
This year Cees and Madison are traveling to all 59 national parks. Last fall they were still in college and working in part-time sales for a real estate company. On episode #20 of the RVE podcast I chat with them about how they were able to get sponsored…
0019: How to Finance the RV Lifestyle as a Musician
Jun 19, 2016 • 42 min
Today on the show I’m interviewing a couple of musicians that go by Winnie Brave, aka Amy and Brad, who describe themselves as a “soulful composite of roots and folk”. They are a husband and wife band that just recently got off a 4-month tour around the…
0018: Transitioning from Living on a Boat to Living in an RV
Jun 7, 2016 • 34 min
Today I’m interviewing a couple named Kim and Eric who are currently transitioning from living full-time on a boat to living full-time in an RV. This summer they’ll be traveling around the US with their two Macaw parrots, Harley and Maley, and…
0017: Jill Sessa Talks Travel Advice for Solo Female RVers and Running a Service-Based Business
May 23, 2016 • 50 min
In this episode, Jill Sessa talks about what it’s been like driving her RV (and scooter) across America for the past few years while running a service-based business from the road. Jill also offers up some travel advice for solo female RVers who are…
0016: How in the Heck People Actually Earn an Income From Their Blog with David Risley
May 20, 2016 • 46 min
This week on The RV Entrepreneur podcast I sat down with David Risley from BlogMarketingAcademy.com and RVFamilyTravel.com to talk about his wealth of knowledge as it pertains to building a profitable blog. —- Send in a voice message:…
0015: From Dog Mushing in Alaska to Full-Time RVing
May 12, 2016 • 50 min
In this episode of The RV Entrepreneur podcast I sat down with Chris Badgett to talk about his transition from dog mushing in Alaska to full-time RVing. I think Chris’ has one of the crazier stories from people who I’ve interviewed on the podcast. As of…
0014: 23 Year Old Mark Cuda Travels in an RV and Writes… Words?
May 2, 2016 • 44 min
At certain points on the podcast we’ve talked about freelance writing for companies, but what the heck does that even mean? How do you become a freelance writer and can you actually make a decent income from doing it? In episode #14 of The RV Entrepreneur…
0013: Q&A With Heath & Alyssa Padgett
Apr 25, 2016 • 34 min
On today’s episode of the podcast I sat down with Alyssa to do a Q&A episode. This is my first time experimenting with this format, but I’ve had people ask for Alyssa to interview me… so we decided to make that happen! —- Send in a voice message:…
0012: How Kathy and Peter Holcombe Get Paid to Take Epic Photos
Apr 13, 2016 • 48 min
On this week’s episode of The RV Entrepreneur I sat down to interview Kathy and Peter Holcombe from famagogo.com. They are adventure and life photographers who have been traveling all over the country in their Winnebago View RV since June of 2014. Kathy…
0011: How Christian & Elisa Genco Plan to Retire by 30 Years Old
Apr 7, 2016 • 41 min
This week on The RV Entrepreneur podcast I interviewed Christian and Elisa Genco (husband and wife). They are 23 & 24 years old. They live full-time in their motorhome, they are debt-free, and have multiple online businesses that allow them to work from…
0010: Why Kevin Holesh Moved Into a 5th Wheel After His iPhone App Was Downloaded 2.5 Million Times
Mar 28, 2016 • 42 min
This week, I interviewed a full-time RVer named Kevin Holesh who’s app called Moment has been downloaded over 2.5 million times. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
009: Technomadia on Mobile Internet, Self-Driving RV’s, and the Nomadic Career
Mar 20, 2016 • 54 min
On Episode #9 of The RV Entrepreneur I sat down with Technomadia to talk about how the nomadic career and how they stay connected while boon-docking and staying in national parks. If you’ve never heard of Technomadia, they keep a blog at Technomadia.com…
008: Starting a Virtual Assistant Business on the Road
Mar 12, 2016 • 44 min
There are a butt load of ways to make money while traveling. But I believe one of the more accessible and sensible options is starting a virtual assistant business. Why? Becoming a virtual assistant means… well, exactly what the title implies. You are a…
007: RVing in Mexico and Intentionally Building Community
Mar 5, 2016 • 53 min
I’ve never considered the idea of RVing in Mexico, but in episode number seven of The RV Entrepreneur I sat down to talk with Paul Kortman. Paul is currently boon docking his RV on a beach in Mexico with his family of six while he runs his digital…
006: What It’s Like Living, Working, and Traveling in an RV With Your Spouse
Feb 27, 2016 • 40 min
Welcome to episode six of The RV Entrepreneur Podcast! In this episode of The RV Entrepreneur Alyssa and I sit down to talk about what it’s been like living, working, and traveling in an RV during our first couple years of marriage. —- Send in a voice…
005: How This Casita Couple Works 2 Hours Per Week and Brings in $2,000/month
Feb 17, 2016 • 30 min
Kyle and Olivia Brady spend a Tim-Ferris style amount of time on their weekly amount of work as they travel around the country in their Casita RV. In episode 6 of The RV Entrepreneur, Kyle and Olivia share the tricks and tips on how they’ve created a…
004: 7 Ways to Build Remote Income And Make Money While Traveling
Feb 17, 2016 • 43 min
An interview with Michael Boyink —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
003: How to Launch a Successful Business on the Road (After Failing Miserably)
Feb 17, 2016 • 35 min
What do you do when you have a plan for making money on the road, but once you hit the road that plan 100% falls to pieces and doesn’t work? That’s exactly what happened to Nick Peterson from LivinLightly when he and his wife Shae hit the road a couple…
002: How to Save Up for Longterm Travel (Even When You Don’t Make a Lot of Money)
Feb 17, 2016 • 48 min
Welcome to episode number 2 of the RV Entrepreneur Podcast! In today’s episode I sat down to talk with Adam and Lindsey of NuVentureTravels.com about how to save up for longterm travel (even when you aren’t making a lot of money). Adam is a CPA and…
001: Welcome to The RV Entrepreneur Podcast!
Feb 13, 2016 • 17 min
Every week we will break down how different people have sold their belongings, bought an RV, started a business, and ultimately created epic lives for themselves and their family. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message