Welcome to My Full-Time RV Living LifeStyle Blog!

I suppose I should mention that this is an RV blog. The picture of me standing beside a motorhome in the banner probably tipped you off to that fact already, but you know how it is with blogs, any body can put anything in the header.

Anyways, I was born, raised, and live in Maine, I have 12 cats, and some people would call me homeless. Nope, I have a home, I just don't have what people call a standard house. My house has wheels and her name is Rosebud. My backyard stretches on for thousands and thousands of miles all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

Once upon a time I had a "regular home" but a flood came and took it away. Me and my cats spent the next 3 years living under a 8x6 tarp and survived through 3 blizzards and Maine's coldest winter on record when the temps hit -48F. After that me and the cats moved in a Volvo. As hard as it is to live in a tent with 12 cats, it's even harder to live in a Volvo with 12 cats, and a motorhome named No Hurry was the answer. No Hurry: my home, my office, my RV.

I plan to use this blog to share my thoughts, ideas, adventures, and advice on being self-employed, living and working a full-time RV LifeStyle with an army of cats, while boondocking in the wonderful (and sometimes sub-zero) state of Maine.

I hope to write a post a day featuring random thoughts as they pop into my head, and hopefully 2 or 3 posts per week will focus on something helpful to those seeking to live in an RV full time. If you've any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions on what sort of posts you'd like to see me write, please comment and let me know.

I hope you all have as much fun reading this blog as I know I'll have writing it.

~Wendy

Monday, March 12, 2012

FAQs About Travel Writing: Is travel writing a full-time or a part-time job?

FAQs About Travel Writing: Is travel writing a full-time or a part-time job?

The answer is both and neither.

Both, because you could make it either a full time job or a part time job if you set out to doing enough travel, enough writing, and than find enough sources to publish said writing.

Neither because a full time job pays a minimum of $7.50 per hour for 40 hours of week per week, for a total of no less than $300 of income per week (or $1,300 per month or $15,600 per year). Part time is the same $7.50 per hour, but at a rate of 14 - 32 hours per week, for an income no less than $105 and not more than $240 per week (or $455 - $1,040  per month or $5,460 - $12,480 per year). Overtime is anything over 42 hours a week and typically starts at $12 per hour.

I say neither, because the average HIGH PAID writer makes $2,000 to $5,000 per year, even after putting in 50 to 60 hours of writing per week, which means they are getting paid at a rate of $3 per hour for working overtime.

The average writer, works a regular 9-5 full time job to pay the bills and uses the pay they get from writing as a way to buy Christmas gifts at the end of the year.

But than you are asking specifically about Travel Writing, which is one of the lowest paid sectors of the writing industry.riters are lucky if they can get 1 or 2 articles published per year and even luckier if they can get paid more than $10 for the article.

Travel Writing is a job you do because you like doing it, it's not a job you do for the money. Sorry, but if you only wanted to become a travel writer so that you could get rich quick, you chose the wrong feild.  You'll be putting in a lot of work for not much pay, if any pay at all - many magazines asking for travel articles only pay you with free subscriptions to the magazine!

Travel writers who make the most money fall into three seperate groups:

#1: Writers of Travel Guides (books) for publishers such as "Lonley Planet". (Places like this have on staff writers and publish 1 or 2 new books every 3 or 4 years)

#2: Writers of tear jerker eco/envio/civil rights articles for National Geographic magazine.



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