As an RVer, you must be familiar with many strategies that save money on the road, but did you know that you can earn money on the road too? An RV is a goldmine of business opportunities. Besides your inventory, the only overhead costs you’ll have to cover are RV service and maintenance, gas, and parking. It’s the perfect way to combine your love for travel with your source of income.
Here are some practical ideas to consider if you’re interested in turning your RV into a business on wheels:
Got a cosmetology license and a passion for making people look great? Consider converting your RV into a mobile beauty salon. Some items you need to purchase include a set of basic hairstyling tools such as scissors, combs, and blow dryers on hand. You’ll also need to outfit your RV with a steady supply of electricity and running water. Don’t forget to inquire about your state’s licensing laws and requirements to make sure that your business is valid and permissible.
This is perhaps the most simple business to run that requires the least upfront costs. All you’ll need to do is to have an RV and to list it on an RV rental website. Upload clear and high-quality pictures of your vehicle so that your potential clients will know what to expect. Of course, you also have to ensure that your vehicle is in good shape, so invest in regular maintenance and cleaning services and keep it well-stocked. Maintaining your RV will entice more people into renting it out.
A mobile pet grooming station is an ideal business opportunity for you if you love animals. Most of the same equipment as a regular beauty salon is required, with an added passion for pets. If you’re going to be the primary groomer, you’ll have to complete a dog grooming apprenticeship program. You might need to hire an extra person on board to help you out with certain equipment and bigger dogs too.
Video Production Rental
Video equipment is heavy and takes up a lot of space which makes an RV the perfect vehicle to transport it. If you’re interested in producing different kinds of videos, from short promo videos to commercials, this is the business for you. Clients in need of video production services will appreciate that you can go to wherever they are. You’ll have to purchase a basic camera and lighting equipment which can be quite costly, unless you already have everything.
If you’re a passionate foodie with excellent cooking skills, turning your RV into a food truck is the most logical thing to do. You’ll need various cooking equipment depending on what kind of food you want to serve, and overhead costs will usually cover gas and food ingredients. Some of the most common food that’s served on a food truck include tacos, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, and ice cream. Make sure that your RV-turned-food truck also abides by food safety standards and regulations.
There’s no better time than now to refashion your trusty RV into a profitable business opportunity. All it takes is a little bit of effort and persistence to achieve success.