When the bottom dropped out of the economy in the latter part of the last decade, many professionals were literally forced to become freelancers because their jobs were no longer available. Companies downsized, others went out of business and others still simply held the status quo, reluctant to expand with an uncertain future.
It was probably at this point that the nomadic lifestyle reminiscent of the late 1960s and early 1970s began to resurface, but this time as a means of survival rather than a cultural trend. The economy has long been on the road to recovery, but for those who have gotten a taste of the nomadic lifestyle, there is no turning back.
One of the real benefits of being a freelancer is that you can choose to work from just about anywhere you happen to be. This is especially true of those who work online because as long as there is an Internet connection, they can set up shop. The United States is famous for the sheer number of RV parks scattered through every state so freelancers can follow the weather and never be without a home on wheels.
In summer months, freelancers enjoy the sheer beauty surrounding the RV Park in St George that Utah is famous for but never lack a connection to the Internet or amenities such as cable TV, a fitness center and even a coin operated laundry room. No matter what state you visit, you will find RV parks and campgrounds that keep you connected so that you can work, but lot rentals that are more affordable than apartment living in major cities. Is it any wonder that a great number of freelancers are not ready to give up their nomadic existence?
Consider How Much Territory You Can Cover in a Single Year
For those who are really into a nomadic existence, consider the fact that the US is the third largest country in the world in terms of size. It is actually possible to visit a state each week of the year, being 52 of them, perhaps only staying a couple weeks each in California, Texas or Alaska that are, themselves, extremely large land masses. However, you probably wouldn’t get much work in traveling that far and that often so it isn’t suggested that you even try. From writers to marketers and everything in between, if your occupation is done completely online, there really is no reason to stay in any one place for a great length of time.
No matter how young or how old you happen to be, you can comfortably work from wherever you happen to be. Most RV parks have all the connections you need and you just might even find great things to explore and blog about in your travels. No, it may not be a necessity any longer but once you’ve been stricken by wanderlust there’s no going back. There’s just something so exciting about saying you’re a freelance nomad and better yet – no matter where you are, you’ll always be at home.