Four Tips for Running a Home-Based Business in Oregon out of an RV

For many, running a business is the American dream. For still others, the dream is running that business in a way that allows them to travel while they do it.

Oregon is a great state to start a business, and running your business from an RV is a great way to do it! However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy.

Whether you’re a content writer, web designer, or an artist, it is important that you take working in an RV seriously, which means following these tips.

Test Drive RVs Before You Buy

Don’t just walk down to your local RV dealership and drive off the lot with a new RV. If you’re going to be living and working in an RV, you have to make sure you find the right fit for your needs and your lifestyle.

That’s where renting an RV comes in handy. Rent a few different RVs and do a little camping or traveling to see what you think. By test driving them first, you can feel confident that you’re making the right decision when it is time to drive one off the lot for good.

Get Your Workspace in Order

Working in a small space is easier for some than others. That’s because people who know how to make it work also know how to get their workspace in order.

It’s all about creating a space where you can be productive. That means some kind of desk, and it probably means setting up a laptop computer. If you use pen and paper regularly, make sure that’s on your desk too.

Then, make sure your desk is reasonably organized and clean. No one wants to sit down at a desk and get to work if they have to clear the desk off first!

Put Down Roots—Kind Of

The whole point of living and working in an RV is the fact that you can travel, so why would you want to put down roots!

It isn’t that you have to move in and stay in one place forever. However, you do need to stay in some areas for a little while in order to get some work done.

For example, when you enter a new city, it may take you a day or two to get your bearings. Once you know where to find a good Wi-Fi connection and where the best coffee can be found, you’ll get a lot more done if you stay for a few weeks or months.

Download the Right Software and Apps

Make sure you download the right software! A few ideas include:

  • Dropbox, for sharing and storing files
  • Skype, so you can speak face-to-face with clients
  • Evernote, if you function best in a paperless office
  • Asana, if you have to collaborate with others

With dedication and the right business idea, you can definitely make your dream of living in an RV work. These tips will help you get there so you can live your dream every day.

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