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March 5, 2020
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 wheel as her only housing option.  Just six years later, Cortni has built a thriving RV renovation (aka flipping) business and recently partnered with Keystone to create a truly unique and never before seen fifth wheel. Some people even refer to her as the "Joanna Gaines of the RV industry". In this episode we talk about how: Cortni stumbled backwards into RV life and then made the most of a bad situation Pre-sold her RV renovations on Instagram Went from zero experience in renovations to making $5,500 in one week on her favorite flip ever She caught the attention of one of the biggest RV companies who extended a once in a lifetime opportunity for her This podcast was a blast to record. I hope you like it. If you do, give Cortni a shout on Instagram and tell her she's awesome.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
February 13, 2020
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 brands/clients How we originally pitched Winnebago on partnering up and they said no (but ended up doing a lot more work together) Ways you can boost the odds of hearing back from brands you're interested in working with Brittany and Adam both left Voicemails in my Anchor inbox and I was able to pull both their questions into the show and answer them (best I could).  If you want to leave a question and be included in an upcoming episode for the RV Entrepreneur, you can drop a voicemail here. :)  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
February 12, 2020
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 healthcare professional (related, but slightly different than travel nursing). What we cover in this episode: What does it mean to be a traveling healthcare professional How much you can make How to handle things like personal health insurance and how to find travel jobs Connect with Kim & Erran on their: Website Podcast Facebook group --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rve/message
February 4, 2020
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 over the world. In this episode we cover a lot of awesomeness, we talk about: How Jess was able to recover from her initial investment loss and push past the "failure" Why business plans are overrated The power of "putting yourself out there" Changing your mindset from being "destination centered" to present-oriented Connect with Jess: Headbands of Hope Jessekstrom.com Jess on Instagram If you enjoyed today's episode, I'd love to hear from you in the Twittersphere OR better yet, drop a review in Itunes. :) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rv-entrepreneur/message
January 28, 2020
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 how overwhelmed they were with their business. After opening business after business, Dani realized the thing that she was best at, the thing that lit her up, was the process of starting, building, and streamlining a business. Now Dani helps entrepreneurs develop processes so they can spend less time working and more time living. This episode is a bit of a kick in the butt for anyone who feels like they are doing everything in their business and is maybe struggling to loosen the reins and let someone else pick up the slack (AKA Alyssa & I). If you've ever thought about outsourcing or finding ways to work fewer hours, this episode with Dani is a must-listen. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rv-entrepreneur/message
January 14, 2020
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 it with presales, and so on. And each method will be different for each business you start. With Campground Booking, Heath had a few false starts. He tried going to an angel investor, partnering with an existing company to fund development, and ultimately landed on bootstrapping. In this final Startup series podcast, Heath shares why he decided to bootstrap the company and how that decision has affected the business and his personal life. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rv-entrepreneur/message
January 7, 2020
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 in customer experience. Support response times dropped, there were fewer support requests, and more resources to empower campgrounds to learn how to solve minor problems. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rv-entrepreneur/message
December 31, 2019
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 buy or start a new company, it’s hard to know where you should focus your time and energy. For Joel, he spent a good portion of time spending thousands of dollars (willingly) testing marketing strategies to grow his customer base.
December 10, 2019
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, partnerships, and pricing. Now that we’ve got a product, a team, and a pricing model, it’s time to start selling. In this episode, we dive deep into sales and marketing strategies for Campground Booking.
December 3, 2019
"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, there are so many nuggets of wisdom for Heath as he shares his own pricing mistakes.
December 3, 2019
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 partnership agreement. In this episode, Heath dives into how the company structured a 3-way partnership agreement and why it was a terrible, terrible plan.
December 3, 2019
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 listening to RVers proved to be a mistake. This episode is filled with lessons on how to get feedback on your product so you can continue to improve it.
November 27, 2019
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 a chiropractor—to create an awesome mobile business.
November 19, 2019
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 were robbed—twice. And then Hurricane Harvey hit. All the good contractors were snatched up and they were stuck living in a house with no heat or lights and a single electrical outlet.
November 5, 2019
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 a personal finance blogger. Together, Nick and Hanna created what is today called "Mapped Out Money", a blog and Youtube channel all about personal finance.
October 29, 2019
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 about our conversation was this idea of balance.
October 29, 2019
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 a personal finance blogger. Together, Nick and Hanna created what is today called "Mapped Out Money", a blog and Youtube channel all about personal finance.
October 22, 2019
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 gnawed at Josiah for weeks until he realized the honest answer. Nothing.  In this episode, we dive into how Josiah ended up building Investor Deal Room, a software solution for real estate investment deals.
October 15, 2019
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 to give freelance web development a chance. In this episode, we really dive into where that one decision has taken her family—from a Wordpress freelancer to running a marketing agency doing branding, SEO, design, and more.
October 8, 2019
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 that or anything), Howard came up with an idea: high-end storage for RVs. That's when RV Loft was born.
October 1, 2019
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 own clients, work from anywhere—it's the perfect mobile business.
September 24, 2019
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 employees. In this podcast episode—which is Chad's mainstage talk from our 2019 RV Entrepreneur Summit—Chad dives into the five stages in the hiring process. 1. Value 2. Hiring 3. Onboarding 4. Support 5. Offboarding
September 17, 2019
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 off. What Cyrus learned was something that I've confronted myself in the past year. When you put your identity in one thing—your job or being a full-time RVer, for example—you end up feeling lost when that thing ends.
September 10, 2019
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 website gets each month. This episode (which isn't sponsored by RV Trader by the way) is all about the RV buying experience and some really cool data RV Trader has collected about the process. If you nerd out about RVs like me, you'll love it.
September 3, 2019
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 over 300 days a year on the water doing what they love—kayaking. I wanted to bring Abby on the show to hear more of her story and everything she's accomplished BECAUSE her parents decided to uproot their life in Colorado in favor of life on the road.
August 29, 2019
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 decided to play shows across the country. Over 160 shows in a year!
August 20, 2019
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 afford it long-term. Less than one year after becoming RVers, they bought an e-commerce site, TechnoRV.com, and although they had no online business experience, they have successfully grown it 16 times over, all while traveling the country in their R
August 17, 2019
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 a few of the challenges that come with treating Youtube as a business like lowering and managing your burn rate and finding ways to diversify your income. Plus Joe shares the one thing you need in order to really make money as a content creator.
August 17, 2019
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 short episode, I wanted to give you a brief update of what's been going these past few months while I've been on paternity leave. Thanks for listening!
June 4, 2019
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 Baby, which started as a baby product rental company and grew to include her own line of organic baby products, and also what it has been like to transition this business for life on the road. A few things we cover in this episode: How Jenni got the idea to start a baby product rental business What you need to do to start and build an Amazon brand that lasts What goes into creating the formulas for organic baby products  How Jenni has transitioned her business to fit the RV lifestyle Connect with Jenni and learn more about this episode here.
May 28, 2019
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 innovations in RV design. This small team at Winnebago has created a movement of Accessibility Enhanced vehicles, essentially opening up the RV life for people with disabilities who otherwise may not be able to travel.
May 21, 2019
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 largely selling printables on Etsy. If you’ve never heard of printables, they are actually a pretty incredible business for travelers because you carry zero physical inventory  — you’re selling just that — digital designs for cards and invitations that people can print off at home. A few things we cover in this episode: What Emily would do differently if she were starting her Etsy store today What she’s done to differentiate herself on Etsy Which of her products have sold the best and why Connect with Emily and learn more about this episode here.
March 12, 2019
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 her husband Josiah in their fifth wheel. If you’re wanting to build any kind of content channel (whether it’s a blog, YouTube channel or podcast), I think you’ll really enjoy this conversation with Ashley. A few things we cover in this episode: Why it's okay to pivot in your entrepreneurial journey How to write content that will help your audience and grow your blog Where to find your target audience and how to identify their problems How to monetize your blog and treat it like a business Connect with Ashley and learn more about this episode here.
February 26, 2019
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 invited us to park our RV in her driveway. Even though we just stayed a few days together, there have been so many things that Dr. Samantha shared with us that have stuck with me, specifically around self care and our health. While she’s not an RVer, I brought her onto the podcast because she specializes in the area of overcoming the feeling of overwhelm and she works with many entrepreneurs. A few things we cover in this episode: Understanding stress and overwhelm Identifying where it is coming from in your life Determining your values and what is most important Using your values and other insights to overcome overwhelm Connect with Dr. Samantha and learn more about this episode here.
February 20, 2019
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 make money as a musician on the road is a topic that pops up sometimes in our Facebook group, so I knew Chuck and Michelle would be the perfect people to speak on this subject and offer advice to other musicians. A few things we cover in this episode: How to book shows on the road (and how to find the best gigs) What to say when you reach out to venues Streams of income for musicians What to charge venues for performances How to use community to build a fan base on the road  Connect with Chuck and Michelle and learn more about this episode here.
February 6, 2019
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 are currently in one place instead of traveling full-time and have the big uncertainty of our daughter coming this spring. Since deciding our goals the way we have in years past wasn’t working, we came up with a new method. First, we chose our themes for the year. Second, we established our key values. And last we set specific goals for 2019. Learn more about this episode and our goal setting process here.
January 22, 2019
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 house, RV life suddenly became the easiest option. Today, Ed works as an RV mechanic—something he learned after leaving the Army—and Liz runs a blog called the Virtual Campground that if you’re in our Facebook group, you’ve probably heard of. A few things we cover in this episode: Standing out in your community and building a following Starting an RV mechanic business Making new connections and finding customers Serving your audience and being consistent  Connect with Ed and Liz and learn more about this episode here.
January 15, 2019
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 business without a physical address, but instead of deciding against this type of business, he worked with the government agency in charge and actually helped them remake the law. A few things we cover in this episode: The early days of running his remote accounting firm LiveCA The processes he's created to attract amazing remote employees How he's running LiveCA from a 5th wheel, while traveling across the country with his family You can connect with Chad and learn more about this episode here.
January 8, 2019
In today's episode I'm interviewing my friends Marc and Alloweta of Thin Air, a web design and development company. 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 (combined with living in such a small space). They've gone through a lot of the hurdles that young couples starting a business will eventually go through and they are just a huge wealth of knowledge on this subject. In fact, they've even started a project called Married to Business to help couples succeed at working and living together. A few things we cover in this episode: How to improve communication when working with your spouse How to balance working and living together in a spall space Why it's beneficial to have a third party help make decisions You can connect with Marc and Allowetta and learn more about this episode here.
January 5, 2019
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 come up with a new solution, which she then turned to going to clients homes to pet sit for them while they were away. As demand grew for pet sitting, Kathryn had to navigate how to serve new customers, hire additional pet sitters (without losing quality of service), and create additional processes for her growing business over the past 9 years. A few things we cover in this episode: Building confidence as a business owner What to consider when making your first hire Automating and scaling your business You can connect with Kathryn and learn more about this episode here.
December 18, 2018
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 any time to spend with Kenny. So she decided to quit her full time job and become a locum tenens doctor, which is kind of like a substitute teacher… but as a doctor (or at least the way I understand it). A few things we cover in this episode: How Kenny and Sabrina transitioned their life into an RV and find balance while traveling between hospitals What Kenny learned in the process of selling his vending machine business What they are up to now with YouTube channel for Moving Forward Adventures and Beyond the Wheel podcast You can connect with Kenny and Sabrina and learn more about this episode here.
December 12, 2018
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 to put the past year behind us and start looking toward the new year with a fresh mind. Because you can't set goals for the following year if you haven't yet looked honestly at yourself and your past year and thought about what needs to change for 2019. So with December half-way done and the new year only a few weeks away, let's look back at 2018—starting with the good! Read more about what went well (and what didn't!) here.
December 4, 2018
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, Christina is currently getting ready for her third season on American Ninja Warrior. A few things we cover in this episode: The story behind Christina’s journey to being on American Ninja Warrior. The mental (and physical barriers) she’s had to go through to get to this point. How she’s balanced JumpTwist while traveling across the country in her RV and continuing to train. Her other entrepreneurial ventures in real estate and beyond. You can connect with Christina and learn more about this episode here.
November 28, 2018
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 A few things we cover in this episode: Dealing with burnout as CEO How Joel 10x'd his company's revenue in one year Crafting your legacy (what Joel calls his "tombstone" framework") You can connect with Joel and learn more about Harvest Hosts here.
November 8, 2018
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 the US. Connect with Jeff here.
October 9, 2018
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 your phone and has been downloaded millions of times and featured in all kinds of national media. Mandy is a rockstar wedding photographer and jewelry designer who just released her own line called Drift.  
September 26, 2018
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 venture, but they did not anticipate it turning into a life of full-time RVing. Other things we talk about in this episode: Getting out there to show people what it is you’re doing The time it takes to compile multiple sources of information into one place Working for nothing for a period of time Asking yourself "are you doing what you want to do?" Positioning your brand Cultivating business partnerships in a purposeful way Links: Go Pet Friendly 1000 True Fans Go Pet Friendly Book  
September 17, 2018
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, I just want to give you a few things to keep in mind if you're interested in finding freelance writing gigs from the road.  Other things we talk about in this episode: Keeping a list of ideas to pitch The beginning stages of creating content Starting rate for writing gigs Links: Dine, Wine & Stein Magazine Dine, Wine & Stein Facebook Experience Backroads 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 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). To leave a review, click here and then go to “ratings and reviews”. It takes one minute and I read every one 🙂Thanks.
September 4, 2018
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 continued from there!   Other things we talk about in this episode: The inspiration that led Tim & Fin to their life of travel Why Tim & Fin landed on Tripped Gear Tim’s days selling high-end pet accessories Finding a good first product to test the waters for starting your Amazon FBA business Choosing products that are already selling well Asking customers directly for reviews when they like your products How the definition of success can change over time
September 4, 2018
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.       
August 28, 2018
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 recession, while other manufacturers were going out of business, Leisure Travel Vans focused their product line down to only three products to make it through an economically devastating time and come out strong. Check out LTV on Youtube. 
August 21, 2018
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, GoPro, Red Bull, Winnebago and much more. Say hi to the Holcombes over on Instagram. Episode sponsor: Stories from the Road Podcast Sign up for our 2019 RV Entrepreneur Summit
August 8, 2018
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 needs Learning not to rely on a single outlet for your business but taking the time to network with others Don’t be afraid to follow up with your customers for reviews and other feedback  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).
July 31, 2018
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.
July 27, 2018
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 All business endeavors have risk Building your business while you’re still working is key Funding the life you want Research on how to buy a business without much experience Look out for new markets to tap into Seeing money as a tool Staying engaged with your customers Utilizing video for your business Growing their business 700% in one year The prospect of starting something new 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 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). To leave a review, click here and then go to “ratings and reviews”. It takes one minute and I read every one 🙂Thanks!
July 16, 2018
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: Finding the right time and place to work The powerful habit of writing every day How to write every day even when you're tired of it Breaking the habit of editing while you write Limiting distractions and a list of ideas Link to Alyssa's book on Amazon. 
July 13, 2018
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 How hard it is to answer the question “what is it you do?” Choosing to learn something you have no idea how to do Learning new skills by helping people you know first The power of asking for things outside of your comfort zone Asking yourself if you want to put in the time to do something new If you work at something at least a few minutes a day, you can learn something new very easily Why Mic doesn't consider herself an entrepreneur At what point you start saying “no” so you can enjoy your travels Learning what projects to pursue and which ones to walk away from Mic’s bug book Links Why Women Don’t Apply For Jobs Unless They Are 100% Qualified Programming for Everyone Bugs For Beginners
June 29, 2018
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 reviews for your product or book The pros and cons of releasing a book for free Link to Alyssa's book on Amazon.
June 22, 2018
One of my favorite talks from our 2018 RV Entrepreneur Summit was from Nathan and Marissa of Less Junk, More Journey.
June 10, 2018
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 writing it
June 10, 2018
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 new - When it makes sense to stay small in your business  - What goes into creating a new product from nothing
June 2, 2018
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 first book How she's sold over 8k copies in the first 6 months What she learned navigating Amazon to release her book
May 23, 2018
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: Instagram Facebook Twitter
May 17, 2018
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 in their Winnebago View. I interviewed them WAY back on episode 12 about why they transitioned their photography studio in Boulder, CO to an RV. In this episode, I dig into the weeds with them on how you can actually start your own photography business, find clients, build a portfolio and get noticed. Connect with Peter and Kathy at Famagogo. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
May 10, 2018
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 Kara and Nate. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
May 2, 2018
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 challenging questions — both in our business and lives. Connect with Paul at All Groan Up. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
April 27, 2018
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 accommodations. Connect with Intentional Travelers. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
April 26, 2018
On today’s episode, I’m interviewing a couple I met this past fall in Nashville named Jordan and Pete. Among other things, 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 the podcast today to talk about how they’ve been able to create a crazy amount of opportunities for their business and attract brands/partnerships with companies who would hire them. Connect with Pete and Jordan. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
April 25, 2018
This episode aired originally on Stories from the Road Podcast 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 on the podcast, so I thought I'd share this interview with you guys. Say hi on Instagram, Youtube, or join our Facebook group
April 18, 2018
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 through a monthly membership. What I love about this conversation with Scott is we talk about how in the first four months of launching his business he’s already grown to 100 recurring customers. Connect with Scott at RVhealth.com View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
April 15, 2018
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 campervanning in a different country. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
April 9, 2018
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 today’s episode is really the least business talk of any podcast I’ve ever done. Connect with Kathleen at Tiny House Tiny Footprint. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
April 3, 2018
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. Connect with Katie and Eric at Mountain Modern Life. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
April 2, 2018
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 seems like a lot of people are focused on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and growing other platforms. However, I wanted to specifically talk today about why I think email still really matters and to share some of the things that we've learned as we have gotten to our 10,000 email subscriber mark.  View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
March 27, 2018
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 person before she started realizing that she wanted to capture more of her time alongside her family. So, as a yoga teacher she intuitively launched an online yoga studio, only to realize how challenging it was to stand out against the bigger online studios who were spending tens of thousands of dollars on production costs. However, she was able to dive deeper into the niche of online yoga by solving a major problem that many moms face after having a baby — redeveloping their core so they can be active a Connect with Catherine at brb Yoga. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
March 23, 2018
Yesterday, Alyssa posted our recap of The RV Entrepreneur Summit 2018 and we reviewed all that happened during the event and since! Now that we have had time to process how incredible this whole process was, we want to talk about what goes into planning an event and how you can use our ideas to create a conference for your community. 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 (i.e. create contingency) 6. Nail the venue (good staff, parking, great town) 7. Make sure you have enough funds (i.e. Eventbrite) 8. Create an opportunity for community, for people to meet before the event (FB group) 9. Don’t try to over do sponsors (integration) 10. Focus on the end experience for the attendee (schedule planning) View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
March 21, 2018
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.
March 15, 2018
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. Read the full story here on our blog. Say hi on Instagram.
March 13, 2018
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 on AirBNB. In just the first 8 months of renting out on AirBnB, Chris has earned over $40,000. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
February 15, 2018
In this episode, I'm interviewing David Henry. David is a finance industry technology consultant, a certified information systems security professional, was a full-time RVer for 8 years and is also the father of Kelsey Henry — our very good friend and podcast editor. 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 website. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
February 6, 2018
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 websites are in the millions of members. In the RV industry alone he owns popular websites like RV Park Reviews, RV life Magazine, and DIY RV. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
February 2, 2018
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 customer behavior, and just so many things when it comes to business. One piece of feedback that I've received from you guys has just been that you really like digging into the practical advice, so I wanted to dig deeper into the topic of how to validate your idea and find your product market fit in this episode with Ashis. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
January 28, 2018
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 you can start your own bridge business. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
January 24, 2018
I started a podcast because I wanted to meet more entrepreneurs, but what I didn't expect was how podcasting would change my life. 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 benefits of podcasting. Our podcast has grown and developed our business, including inspiring our RV Entrepreneur Summit, and it has been the best way to meet other people living this lifestyle. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
January 10, 2018
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. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
January 3, 2018
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 questions about the right kind of business to set up and what you can expense while traveling in RV. I know everyone's situation is a bit different, so we dig in into a few different examples and answer some of your questions about running a business from an RV. This episode is filled with so much advice specific for RVers that Heather wrote an ebook to help you work through all the different laws and possibilities when creating your business. You can check out her ebook here. Connect with Heather at the Tax Queen. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
December 29, 2017
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. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
December 26, 2017
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, while he works in a business development role for Social Media Examiner. Connect with Demian at the Hustle Highway. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
December 22, 2017
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 things that didn't go so well. We look at big trends and how we want to improve in the next year. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
December 19, 2017
In this episode, I’m interviewing Joe and Kait Russo from WereTheRussos.com. 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 fell in love with the lifestyle. They knew that they had to do whatever it took to keep living on the road. Today, Joe and Kait have downsized to a campervan and have continued to travel across the US, documenting their travels on their blog, YouTube channel, and a brand new book called "Take Risks: One Couple's Journey to Quit Their Jobs and Hit the Open Road". Connect with Joe and Kait at the We're the Russos. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
December 12, 2017
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 juggling the maintenance of keeping up with a house. Earlier this year, they decided to make a big change by downsizing and moving themselves and their equipment full time into a 52 ft. RV. Connect with Marshall at the Stromads. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
December 10, 2017
A couple months ago I decided to do something scary. I decided to ask a few really smart people to audit my current strategies across our business, critique them, and tell me what I should be doing better in a recorded coaching call. This is the second episode in the series I'm calling Make Me Feel Dumb. 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. Enjoy!  
December 6, 2017
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 couple of years on the road, Marshall worked a full-time job. Then, like so many others that we have talked with in this lifestyle, Marshall realized that he wanted more freedom and he wanted to build something of his own. So he left his job and spent eight months building a website that he ended up not being really passionate about. Before going back and getting another job, he decided to give entrepreneurship another try. This year, Marshall co-founded Camp Addict, a site built with the goal of being the #1 source for camper accessories, travel trailer accessories, and motorhome accessories. While it might sound obvious, we talked about why it's so important to start a business that you actually care about and something that you want to be doing, instead of something you think you can make a buck at. Connect with Marshall at Finding Marshall View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
December 2, 2017
Hey guys! Alyssa here taking over the podcast today. Back by popular demand due to episode 78 (AKA Heath forgot to post a podcast, so I got to jump in and record one!), when I took over the podcast with our podcast producer, Kelsey. Today, I'm bringing Kelsey back on the show to interview her about Pinterest. Because in addition to editing the podcast, Kelsey runs our Pinterest account for us. In this episode, we talk about everything she 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 in the shownotes loaded with tutorials, stats, and a case study showing how Kelsey's strategies affected our growth. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
November 29, 2017
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. Connect with Andy at Bus Life NZ View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
November 21, 2017
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 retiring last year at the ripe age of 36 and shortly after hit the road in a 2005 Airstream.  Connect with Steve and Courtney at Think Save Retire. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
November 14, 2017
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 and in the warmer months they slowly cruise by motoryacht, exploring the Great Loop. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
November 7, 2017
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 later, Marc, Tricia, and their three kids are still traveling and living a life of adventure. Now they are the ones inspiring others to join this lifestyle. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
November 5, 2017
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 Nathan Barry onto the podcast to talk about how he built ConvertKit to a $10 million company.
October 31, 2017
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 their pet hamster named Sunshine and are currently fulltime RVing in Europe. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter
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