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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

RVE 155: The Success and Struggles of Working for Yourself

10/9/2018
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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 as entrepreneurs and what they learned in the process. You can say hi to them over on Instagram here or read the shownotes for this episode here. Kevin is the founder of the Moment App, an iPhone application that tracks how often you use...

Duration:00:33:14

RVE 154: Amy of GoPetFriendly on Building the Largest Road Tripping Site for Your Pet

9/26/2018
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The Burkert Family Story: 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 resource that listed all of the pet-friendly places to visit while traveling. So, Amy and Rod launched Go Pet Friendly. The couple believed it would make sense to travel full-time while creating content for their new...

Duration:00:49:46

RVE 153: Finding Freelance Writing Gigs from the Road

9/17/2018
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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 with, and always turning over stones to find the best story. Freelance writing provided a way for Alyssa and me to make money outside of our normal income before we hit the road. While freelance writing is a great way to make extra income,...

Duration:00:29:00

RVE 152: Starting an Amazon FBA Business from Scratch with Tim and Fin

9/4/2018
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Tim & Fin’s Story: 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 a plan to make a life of travel more sustainable. Tim & Fin opened their Amazon store, Tripped Gear, in June of 2017, which allowed them the opportunity to work remotely and get back on the road. The adventure only...

Duration:01:32:00

RVE 151: Giving Yourself Permission to Chase Curiosities with Adam Nubern

9/3/2018
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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 until recently that they started to feel the beginning of a new season emerge in their lives and have since decided to settle for the time being in Colorado. Connect with Adam and Lindsey over at Nuventure Travels.

Duration:00:37:41

RVE 150: Creating a Recession-Proof Business with Leisure Travel Vans

8/27/2018
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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—a different company they bought just before the Great Recession. Almost losing their business of 50 years, Ryan and Mike went through a huge transition to keep the business alive. For decades they manufactured different types of RVs only to realize they needed to simplify to survive. During the...

Duration:00:52:13

RVE 149: How to Build a Brand That Serves Your Life and Business

8/21/2018
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Today's episode is from two of our keynote speakers at the 2018 RVE Summit, Kathy and Peter Holcombe. 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 transition their local wedding photography business into an outdoor/adventure photography company who now works with brands like Jackson Kayaks,...

Duration:00:39:38

RVE 148: Talking Shop with Ane of Probably a Good Dog

8/8/2018
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Things we talk about in this episode Links Probably A Good Dog Business Boutique The Dog is Driving Thanks for Listening! You’re awesome. It’s because of people like you that I get to sit around in my RV and record podcast episodes with really interesting people. If you’ve been enjoying the show and want to help others find it, I’d love a review from you in iTunes. Each and every review helps more people find the show (seriously, each one counts).

Duration:00:41:38

RVE 147: 5 Strategies for Launching Your Book

7/30/2018
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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! Link to Alyssa's book.

Duration:00:26:30

RVE 146: Funding the Life You Want with Techno RV

7/26/2018
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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. Other things we talk about in this episode Links Techno RV Youtube Instagram Facebook Thanks for Listening! You’re awesome. It’s because of people like you that I get to sit around in my RV and record podcast episodes with really interesting people. If you’ve been enjoying the...

Duration:00:37:18

RVE 145: 5 Writing Tips to Finish Your First Book

7/16/2018
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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 lesson is dedicated to strategies that will help you get those words on paper. Some things we talk about in this episode: Link to Alyssa's book on Amazon.

Duration:00:15:18

RVE 144: The Power of Asking for Things Outside of Your Comfort Zone & Learning New Skills with Michela

7/12/2018
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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 skills to shape your freelancing career. Things we talk about in this episode Links Why Women Don’t Apply For Jobs Unless They Are 100% Qualified Programming for Everyone Bugs For Beginners

Duration:00:53:31

RVE 143: Four Ways to Reach More People on Amazon

6/29/2018
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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: Link to Alyssa's book on Amazon.

Duration:00:19:26

RVE 142: How to Tell an Authentic Story Through Video

6/22/2018
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One of my favorite talks from our 2018 RV Entrepreneur Summit was from Nathan and Marissa of Less Junk, More Journey. I’ve now listened to this talk a couple times and here’s just a few of the things I’ve walked away with: Even though there might be a lot of other content creators on a platform, it doesn’t mean your story doesn’t matterYou can get all the beautiful footage you want, but if you don’t know how to tell an authentic story people won’t relate to what you’re sayingHow to...

Duration:00:48:25

RVE 141: How to Validate Your Book Idea

6/10/2018
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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: Check out Alyssa's book on Amazon

Duration:00:12:57

140: The Power of Focus & Going "All-In" on Your Business

6/10/2018
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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 we talk about: The importance of going all-in when starting something newWhen it makes sense to stay small in your business What goes into creating a new product from nothing Episode sponsor: Stories from the Road podcast Check out the...

Duration:00:47:39

RVE 139: How Alyssa Sold 8k Copies from Publishing Her First Book

6/2/2018
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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:

Duration:00:22:11

RVE 138: How Eric and Tina Make a Living Playing Disc Golf

5/23/2018
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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 travel from disc golf tournaments to compete and also sell product while on site. Connect with Eric and Tina at WhalePants. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: InstagramFacebookTwitter

Duration:01:00:19

RVE 137: How to Start a Photography Business for Less than $3k

5/17/2018
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Today on the show I’m bringing back on a couple of guests who I had on the podcast a couple years ago — Kathy and Peter Holcombe. 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 Kayaks, Winnebago, GoPro, and they spend over 300 days/year out on the water kayaking while traveling full-time...

Duration:01:18:44

RVE 136: How Kara and Nate Became the Top Travel Vlog on Youtube

5/10/2018
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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 hitting the 200k subscriber mark. In a short period of time, they’ve transitioned their lives from Nashville, TN to being some of the most well known travel vloggers in the world and earning a full-time income from Youtube. Connect with...

Duration:00:38:37