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This podcast is for people who are interested in downsizing their life, creating remote income, and working from anywhere. The RV Entrepreneur is a podcast that supports entrepreneurs in and around the RV Community.
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Freedom To Dream: Living In An RV To Pay Off $60K Of Debt With Jill Sirianni | RVE #278
Freedom To Dream: Living In An RV To Pay Off $60K Of Debt With Jill Sirianni | RVE #278
In today's episode, I (Rose) have the pleasure of speaking with Jill Sirianni of the Frugal Friends Podcast. Jill's a natural-born "frugalista" and a licensed clinical social worker. She also co-hosts the Frugal Friends Podcast to help people overcome their impulse spending and transform the habits that cause them to overspend. Jill's best frugal move was when she and her husband paid off $60K of debt by getting creative with their living situations and side hustles.  They've lived in 2 different RVs for a total of two years, house sat for a year, and have done some interesting side hustles like mobile bartending and flipping their RV! Aside from hosting over 200 episodes of Frugal Friends with 2.5 million downloads, she’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger, The Penny Hoarder, and more for her work on the show.  We Cover A Lot Of Topics Including: How Jill paid of $60K debt What "frugality" means to Jill Why Jill chose to live in an RV to pay off debt Unique ways to save on housing Creative side hustles she used to create extra income How Jill got started on the Frugal Friends podcast (personal finance) Mental health and money Tips for choosing tiny living to save money Frugality tips for living in an RV Enjoy the journey! ~ Rose Willard Connect with Jill! Websites: https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frugalfriendspodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@FrugalFriends ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
40:35
January 26, 2023
How to Earn a Living From Your RV as a Content Creator | RVE #277
How to Earn a Living From Your RV as a Content Creator | RVE #277
Are you drawn to writing, photography, graphic design, or other forms of content creation? There's an opportunity in those mediums to earn a healthy income from your RV by helping others create content for their brands.  I, Kimberly Crossland, speak with Rachael Lyons of Next Destination Marketing in this episode. I met Rachael at the RV Entrepreneur Roundtable in Montrose, Colorado a few months back, and we instantly hit it off nerding out over written content, SEO, and more. In this episode, we unpack how you can make a living as a content creator without burning yourself out. We talk about building boundaries, various business models around content creation, and more.  Rachael Lyons is the Marketer & CEO behind Next Destination Marketing. Two years ago, she started her business from her RV. Today, she & her team create strategic website, social media, and email content to help businesses grow.  Rachael is a full-time RVer times two. She travels with her husband and dog in a truck camper and winters near the Orlando theme parks in their fifth wheel.  Enjoy this conversation!  ~ Kimberly Crossland CONNECT WITH RACHAEL: Website: https://nextdestinationmarketing.com Follow her travel journey on Instagram @thetasteforadventure Follow Next Destination Marketing on Instagram @nextdestinationmarketing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Be sure to join the RVE community on Facebook: therventrepreneur.com/facebookgroup Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect Have a question? We'd love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here: therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: therventrepreneur.com/guestform The RV Entrepreneur podcast is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple: www.rvlife.com
38:21
January 19, 2023
How RVer’s Connect and Create Community on the Road With Michael Andersen of Traveling Gatherings | RVE #276
How RVer’s Connect and Create Community on the Road With Michael Andersen of Traveling Gatherings | RVE #276
On today’s episode I’m talking with Michael Andersen from Traveling Gatherings.   

I met Michael this fall at the RV Entrepreneur roundtable - he and his partner Andrea came out after being full-time on the road for only one month to boondock with us at The Campers Hub in Montrose Colorado. After participating in the roundtable and making what seem to be some stellar long term connections and friendships, Michael was motivated to create an online space where travelers could stay informed about local events and gatherings wherever in the country they were  - and that’s how traveling gatherings was born!    After 20+ years in corporate event planning, Michael Andersen decided it was time to say goodbye to office life and hello to full-time travel. He and his partner, Andrea, along with their fur baby Bruce Lee the Pug, sold all of their belongings, quit their director level careers, moved out of their Asheville, NC apartment, to live and travel in a renovated Class A, named Dolly.  Enjoy the episode and happy trails ~ Joshua Connect with Michael: Website: https://www.travelinggatherings.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travelinggatherings/
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TravelingGatherings  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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40:23
January 05, 2023
Considering Running A Business From The Road? Simplicity's Your Friend with Steve Johnson from Boondockers Bible | RVE 275
Considering Running A Business From The Road? Simplicity's Your Friend with Steve Johnson from Boondockers Bible | RVE 275
Simplicity and Nomadism go hand in hand. Today I (Rose) have the pleasure of speaking with Steve Johnson.  Steve is a nomadic entrepreneur, computer geek, and one of the pioneers of Internet marketing. He and his wife Sash produce and manage numerous websites, including Boondocker's Bible, an online guide to boondocking. They also run Choctaw Websites, which helps small businesses find their target audience through effective branding, creative advertising, and hitting the right marketing channels. Steve began his full time nomadic lifestyle sixteen years ago on a motorcycle, all while keeping his website business going on the road!  Five years ago, he and his wife Sash transitioned to an RV and used it as a way to connect better with their clients by personally meeting up with them on the road. Their lifestyle has taught them to focus on how little one needs to spend vs how much money one should make. They bought land in Oklahoma in 2020 as a home base for their RV and continue to travel to personally meet their clients. They take pride in their U.S. owned and operated websites. Steve is founder of Boondocker's Bible and cofounder of Choctaw Websites and Road Pickle. Enjoy the journey and Happy New Year ~ Rose Willard (ResetYourJourney) Connect with Steve & Sash! Websites: https://www.choctawwebsites.com/                    https://www.boondockersbible.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boondockersbible YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@RoadPickle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Be sure to join the RVE community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therventrepreneur Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
57:07
December 29, 2022
New Year, New Goals: How to Make 2023 Your Year for RV Entrepreneur Success | RVE 274
New Year, New Goals: How to Make 2023 Your Year for RV Entrepreneur Success | RVE 274
‘Tis the season to enjoy holiday cheer, soak up family time, and make a plan for what the New Year will entail. 2023 is shaping up to be a year full of massive changes. As an RV entrepreneur, keeping focused is crucial. In this episode, you’ll go through three exercises and think through five questions to help you prioritize your goals for your business in 2023. This isn’t your average goal-setting exercise, however. It will help you design your business around your RV lifestyle, so you can show up big and make an impact while also having the chance to explore, roam, go off-grid, and enjoy camping more often. Grab a pen and paper, curl up in your favorite camping chair, and get ready to go deep on your 2023 goals. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Be sure to join the RVE community on Facebook: therventrepreneur.com/facebookgroup For more support in reaching your 2023 goals, dive into the Roadpreneur School: https://masterclass.rvlife.com/course/roadpreneur-school/ For a monthly marketing playbook designed each month with the RV lifestyle in mind, join the Roadpreneur Community: https://masterclass.rvlife.com/course/roadpreneur-community/
25:57
December 22, 2022
How to Build a Six Figure Blog That You Can Sell | RVE 273
How to Build a Six Figure Blog That You Can Sell | RVE 273
In this episode, I (Heath) speak with Ashley Mann of RV Inspiration. We talk about how she started it with the intention to build a resource and not a personal brand.  We cover a lot of topics, including: How Ashley got started with RV Inspiration What she feels is most important when you're creating content on a blog How she works with other creators to make the content How to differentiate yourself when creating content in a noisy world How to create processes around your content so you can step away and it still runs itself Be sure to join the RVE community on Facebook: therventrepreneur.com/facebookgroup
33:22
December 15, 2022
Retail Arbitrage & Full-Time RV Travel - A Receipt for Success With Nikki Kirk From Your Selling Guide | RVE 272

Retail Arbitrage & Full-Time RV Travel - A Receipt for Success With Nikki Kirk From Your Selling Guide | RVE 272

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Nikki Kirk.

I’ve been following Nikki for several years now and actually had the pleasure of having out in person at the RVE Roundtable earlier this fall.  
Nikki is a digital nomad who has traveled to 48 States in her RV since 2017. She has recently bought land and is beginning to build out a home base from the ground up.   In June of 2017, she started her Amazon selling business from the RV and in 2018, after seeing how successful and relatively easy it was to start and run, began to tell others through social media. In 2019, Nikki began creating dedicated YouTube videos to further help educate new sellers in the Retail Arbitrage model. Today, in addition to her Amazon business, she also runs a successful online teaching company, Your Selling Guide, which helps Amazon sellers in all aspects of their business so that they too can create and experience the freedoms and lifestyles they want through selling on Amazon.   Nikki is also the co-founder of the digital nomad and RV magazines, Rootless Living and RV Today.
   You can find Nikki’s work here: YourSellingGuide.com www.rvtoday.com www.rootlessliving.com 
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Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
39:35
December 08, 2022
RVE Is BACK & With New Hosts! | RVE 271


RVE Is BACK & With New Hosts! | RVE 271


We’re back after our fall break and coming in strong with some new voice here on there RV Entrepreneur podcast!

I’m now joined by three other hosts and we can’t wait to see what this team growth means for the community. 
 
Please welcome your new RVE host team!

 Heath Padgett He’s BACK! - Heath Padgett is the cofounder of Campground Booking.com and was a full-time RVer for six years. While traveling across the country Heath & his wife wrote books on RV life as well as started the RV Entrepreneur Podcast & conference. Heath & Alyssa are currently splitting their time between Colorado and international travels with their two kids.
https://www.heathandalyssa.com  Rose Willard  For the past two years, Rose and her family have been traveling and road-schooling full-time in an RV sharing their adventures and lessons learned through their YouTube channel, "Reset Your Journey". Prior to this, Rose and her husband Glynn built a successful 20+yr business in the fitness industry which helped many  achieve health and mental wellness, and then sold it in 2021. With Rose’s love of arts and storytelling, she produces their family's YouTube videos that inspire others to  rethink the "American Dream" and "Reset"! Rose is happiest near the water and exploring life with my family, and looks forward to sharing a front seat with you to some of the upcoming guests on the RV Entrepreneur Podcast. https://resetyourjourney.com/ Kimberly Crossland Kimberly Crossland is the founder of Roadpreneur and Cruisin' + Campfires, two companies designed to keep families together and living in freedom through travel and entrepreneurship. The goal of both businesses is to inspire meaningful change through the power of a strategic, thoughtful approach to life and business. In her free time, you can find her looking for a new adventure together with her two boys. https://www.Roadpreneur.com   https://www.Cruisinandcampfires.com   Joshua Sheehan Joshua is a full time content creator and entrepreneur. His YouTube channel, Gander Flight, is a mixture of DIY projects, RV life, and gear reviews. Joshua is also the creator of the RV  Content Creators mastermind where hundreds of RV content creators meet regularly to discuss all aspects of content creation on every platform. In addition to video,  Joshua is also a podcast host for the RV Entrepreneur and, along with his wife Kolie, the Traveling Families podcast. Joshua, Kolie and their twin sons, Caylen & Rhyder, are full time RVers and have been adventuring on the road since November 2021. 
https://www.ganderflight.com/youtube  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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10:08
December 01, 2022
2022 RV Entrepreneur Roundtable Event Recap & Lessons Learned | RVE 270
2022 RV Entrepreneur Roundtable Event Recap & Lessons Learned | RVE 270
Here is my recap of the 2022 RV Entrepreneur Roundtable event! The event was an absolute blast and the attendee responses showed that it was one of the most valuable events they’ve ever attended. Listen in as I recap the five days and let you in on what worked, what didn’t and what we learned from putting on this in person event.
 A HUGE shoutout to our parent company & sponsors for making this event possible!
 RV LIFE: https://rvlife.com/  
 Champion Power Equipment: https://www.championpowerequipment.com/  Presenters: Alyssa Padgett: https://heathandalyssa.com/ Demian Ross: https://rvtoday.com/ & https://rootlessliving.com/ Nikki Kirk: https://yoursellingguide.com/ , https://rvtoday.com/ & https://rootlessliving.com/ Kimberly Crossland: https://roadpreneur.com/ & https://cruisinandcampfires.com/ Todd & Sheila Konitzer: https://goswitchitup.com/  Heidi Dusek: https://ordinarysherpa.com/  Jason Epperson: https://rvmiles.com/  Andy Robinowitz: https://rvlife.com/  Dave & Jacqueline Hudson: https://theborderhookups.com/  
Attendee Led Meetup Hosts: Austin Galloway, 5th Wheel Fitness: https://www.instagram.com/5th.wheel.fitness/ Andy Webb, HiProp Management, LLC: http://highlandpropertiesdfw.com/
Jackie Cote, Jackie Cote Coaching LLC: https://jackiecotecoaching.com/ Rachael Lyons, Next Destination Marketing: https://www.nextdestinationmarketing.com/ Jim & Sarah Sylvester Griffith, RV Road Fellows: https://www.rvroadfellows.com/  Attendee Voicemails: Jim Sylvester Griffith, RV Road Fellows: https://www.rvroadfellows.com/  
Tony & Peggy Barthel, Stressless Camping Podcast: https://www.stresslesscamping.com/podcast  Kimberly Crossland, Roadpreneur & Cruisin’ n Campfires:  https://roadpreneur.com/& https://cruisinandcampfires.com/ Industry Partners that donated items for our door prize giveways:
 RV LIFE https://rvlife.com/ 
 Champion Power Equipment: https://www.championpowerequipment.com/  Jackery Solar Generator: https://www.jackery.com/  Battleborn Batteries: https://battlebornbatteries.com/  Beech Lane: https://www.beech-lane.com/  Hughes Autoformers: https://hughesautoformers.com/ 
TST Truck: https://tsttruck.com/  Airxcel - MaxxAir: https://www.maxxair.com Airxcel - Suburban: https://suburbanrv.com 
Latch.It: https://www.latchit.org/  MORryde: https://www.morryde.com/  Nomad Nation: https://www.nomadnationgear.com/  Roadpreneur: https://roadpreneur.com/ Cruisin’ N Campfires: https://cruisinandcampfires.com/
Heath & Alyssa: https://heathandalyssa.com/ Ordinary Sherpa: https://ordinarysherpa.com/   The Border Hookups: https://theborderhookups.com/  Content shared with us about the event from attendees: From The Campers Hub:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiiAEC_g6dR  Roadpreneur Podcast: 
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ZTzIA6bUCjA5dTHpfpxPr?si=ghlcmzsBRU6BO3HcUap4sg&fbclid=IwAR0TZM2rEW3mqKIGASr-JPoQqz3pzVajeBJl4FNpByjqvGp8MZGPjofE-x8&nd=1 
Ordinary Sherpa Podcast: 
https://ordinarysherpa.com/091_finding_community/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Be sure to join the RVE community on Facebook: therventrepreneur.com/facebookgroup The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
46:16
September 30, 2022
Inspiration and Impact - Why Bryce & Nellie of The Jurgys Started Filming and Ultimately Bought a Campground | RVE 269
Inspiration and Impact - Why Bryce & Nellie of The Jurgys Started Filming and Ultimately Bought a Campground | RVE 269
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Bryce & Nellie of The Jurgys. Bryce & Nellie started documenting their adventures and hiding treasures on YouTube 6 years ago in effort to get more families adventuring together. A planned 6-month road trip turned into multiple years full-timing in an RV while adventuring all 50 states. While on the road, they started a production company that now weaves into their online brand, The Jurgys. Continuing their passion of getting more families outdoors, they recently bought an RV Park near Grand Teton National Park, The Park at Swan Valley. Their hope and vision is to create a destination that cultivates core memories for anyone that shows up.  Connect with Bryce & Nellie! Campground: https://www.TheParkAtSwanValley.com   Website: https://www.TheJurgys.com   YouTube: https://YouTube.com/TheJurgys Instagram: https://Instagram.com/TheJurgys   TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thejurgys  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thejurgys/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheJurgys ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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54:48
September 23, 2022
Turning Your Lifestyle Into a Business With A.J. Forget of The Buslife Kitchen | RVE 268
Turning Your Lifestyle Into a Business With A.J. Forget of The Buslife Kitchen | RVE 268
Today we have the pleasure of talking with A.J. Forget A. J. is a chef, writer, photographer, traveler, and self-proclaimed dilettante. He left a career as a wildland firefighter to pursue his lifelong passion of writing and his outlandish goal of a modern nomadic life. He lives in a converted school bus with his partner, a silversmith and dreamworker, and their eternally-sleepy dog, traveling the world in pursuit of natural beauty, grand adventure, and the tastiest food out there.  Connect with A.J.:

 Website: https://www.thebuslifekitchen.com   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.buslife.kitchen/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/the.buslife.kitchen/  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the.buslife.kitchen  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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38:05
September 16, 2022
Using Digital Platforms to Create in Person Community With Todd and Sheila Konitzer of Switch It Up | RVE 267
Using Digital Platforms to Create in Person Community With Todd and Sheila Konitzer of Switch It Up | RVE 267
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Todd & Sheila Konitzer. Todd and Sheila are full time RVers who have turned their travels into a successful YouTube channel and have excelled at taking that online community into the real world with in person meetups and huddles. The realization of how short life really is hit the, square in the face in 2019. After losing 2 parents within 4 months of each other, Todd and Sheila decided to sell all their possessions, leave behind their careers, family, and friends to go see the United States in an RV. In January of 2021 they took off- having never RV'd before. They left with the thought that the worst that could happen is they would hate the tight space and return home to get new jobs. What started out as a journey for them, has become something so much bigger. They call the something bigger the "Switch Crew".  Connect with Todd & Sheila: 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/switchituplife 
 Website: https://goswitchitup.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/switchitupusa/ 
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timetoswitchitup TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@switchitupusa Twitter: https://twitter.com/switchup  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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41:01
September 08, 2022
From Hobby into Department Stores, How Brooke Happe Grew a Handmade Product Business Into a Formative Lifestyle Brand While Full-Time RVing | RVE 266
From Hobby into Department Stores, How Brooke Happe Grew a Handmade Product Business Into a Formative Lifestyle Brand While Full-Time RVing | RVE 266
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Brooke Happe. Brooke is a goal-oriented, career gal and life long planner who chose to go seriously off script and has never looked back. Her big life change has taught her that life comes in ever changing seasons and she is determined to fully enjoy each one. Brooke owns b.e.happe, a small batch, handcrafted, and small business sourced accessory and apparel company that gives back to children’s hospitals. With b.e.happe, she wants to document and support her own family’s once in a lifetime adventure, give back to causes dear to her heart and help other people feel brave enough to take their next step towards being happy, whatever that step may be.  Connect with Brooke: Website: https://www.behappedesigns.com   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/b.e.happe/  
 Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/behappedesigns   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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44:51
September 02, 2022
The Digital and the Physical - How Jared and Sammi Creach Balance Two Opposite Business Formats While Full-Time RVing | RVE 265
The Digital and the Physical - How Jared and Sammi Creach Balance Two Opposite Business Formats While Full-Time RVing | RVE 265
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Jared and Sammi Creach! Jared and Sammi are full time RVers who launched into full time travel after building a life that would allow them to work from home. They travel with two of their kids, the third is currently serving in the US military, and have two very different businesses that they successfully run from the road. Sammi is a former RN, MSN, MBA left it all for a network marketing career that she’s been running for almost a decade now. Jared enjoys working with his hands so after they hit the road they took a pause for him to become a certified RV technician and he now runs a mobile RV tech business from wherever the family is traveling and adventuring.  **2022 RV Entrepreneur Roundtable - Sept 7-11 in Montrose Colorado: therventrepreneur.com/summit ** ~~~~~ Connect with Jared & Sammi:
 Sammi’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sammicreach/  Sammi’s Website: https://www.sammicreach.com/  Jared’s CC Mobile RV Repair Website: https://ccmobilervrepair.com/  CC Mobile RV Repair on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076245159727  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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38:56
August 25, 2022
How To Run Your RV Off Your Tow Vehicle with Jonathan Schloo from Car Generator | RVE 264
How To Run Your RV Off Your Tow Vehicle with Jonathan Schloo from Car Generator | RVE 264
Todays guest is Jonathan Schloo from CarGenerator. Jonathan is an inventor and serial entrepreneur, ran a tech company for 20 years and sold it, then bought an Airstream travel trailer and invented a brilliant way to create full AC power for an RV trailer using his car as a generator for freedom off grid. He then landed a $100,000 deal on national TV on Dragons Den with dual investors. CarGenerator powers both your RV for camping or your home essentials for emergency backup power for 50-70 hours on a typical tank of fuel. Connect with Jonathan and the Car Generator Team:
 Website: https://www.CarGenerator.com   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIIf21CJdsA-pq7O_B5g9fg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cargeneratorinc/ 
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarGenerator 
 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cargenerator ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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45:26
August 18, 2022
How to RV Full-Time Debt Free and on a Fixed Income With Joel and Deb Brettingen of Chasing RV Sunshine | RVE 263
How to RV Full-Time Debt Free and on a Fixed Income With Joel and Deb Brettingen of Chasing RV Sunshine | RVE 263
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Joel & Deb Brettingen from Chasing RV Sunshine. Joel, Deb and their spoiled dog, Maya are a full-time RV couple with 53 years of combined Law Enforcement experience. They are 100 % debt free and recently retired, sold everything and hit the road in their RV. They take finances very seriously and enjoy sharing their insights on financial freedom with the RV community. 
 
Check out the COPS non-profit Deb talked about in this episode:  https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/our-storyb1eaf9b9 Connect with Joel & Deb:
 Website: https://chasingrvsunshine.com/  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chasingrvsunshine/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChasingRVSunshine  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@chasingrvsunshine  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chasingrvsun  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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32:60
August 11, 2022
How to Create Community and Find Your Tribe Using a Podcast With Heidi Dusek of Ordinary Sherpa | RVE 262
How to Create Community and Find Your Tribe Using a Podcast With Heidi Dusek of Ordinary Sherpa | RVE 262
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Heidi Dusek Heidi is an adventurous working mom and entrepreneur. She helps families connect through simple and authentic adventures on her podcast, Ordinary Sherpa, Instagram feed, website, book and through speaking and community-building events. The Dusek's are an adventure loving family, with 3 kids under 12 who leverage their skills and assets to design an adventurous life. They specialize in connecting families by creating meaningful experiences with adventures big and small.  
 Get more info and grab your RVE Roundtable tickets here: www.therventrepreneur.com/summit Get in touch with Heidi:
 Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ordinary-sherpa-family-adventure-coaching-and-design/id1539255067  
Website: https://ordinarysherpa.com/ 
 Book: Beyond Normal: A field guide to embrace adventure, explore the wilderness and design an extraordinary life with kids. https://ordinarysherpa.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ordinarysherpa/ 
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ordinarysherpa/  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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 Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
54:40
August 04, 2022
ATTENTION!! BIG CHANGES to the 2022 RV Entrepreneur Summit: Now only $99 for a 4 day event!
ATTENTION!! BIG CHANGES to the 2022 RV Entrepreneur Summit: Now only $99 for a 4 day event!
The 2022 RV Entrepreneur Summit is now the RV Entrepreneur Roundtable! The RV Life team and I want it to be an AWESOME experience - however with the state of the world, the compressed timeframe due to the major changes within the RVE brand this past year, and several other factors - our ticket sales were below what we needed them to be for the event to launch as planned. HOWEVER, as entrepreneurs we’re no strangers to adapting and overcoming so here is what our new roundtable will look like…

If the RVE Summit was a formal wedding, then the roundtable will be a dedicated business trip to the campground with other industry leaders - much more laid back and intimate. We’ll still have our speakers presenting on their areas of expertise, however it will be more of a conference room presentation feel than a main stage auditorium - no stage, no lights, etc.  In addition we’ve also added six different roundtable discussions where we’ll collectively discuss topics such as:  *Video creation and YouTube *Paid communities and courses
 *Blogs, books, and magazines *Audio & podcasting *Brand merchandise and physical products *General business and entrepreneurial best practices As far as evening activities we’ll have four nights of camaraderie and celebration including a corn hole tournament, a meetup at the Ouray Hot Springs*, multiple campfires, and a fantastic live performance by The Border Hookups!

We’ll also have a dedicated indoor co-working space with WIFI available throughout the event where you can get away to take care of business as necessary. Now for the gritty details - each ticket will be $99.  Half of that will go towards logistics and the other half will be donated to Care Camps, an industry supported 501c3 non-profit who’s mission is to give joy, hope, and healing power of the outdoors to children with cancer and their families at a specialized oncology camp. (https://carecamps.org/)

 Boondocking spots at The Camper’s Hub will still be available for $120 for the event(4 nights) - that’s a flat price for every spot: motorhome, trailer, tent, car camping etc - with access to fresh water spigot, RV dump station, trash services, as well as bathrooms and showers within the main building. (https://thecampershub.com/)
 Join us for 4 days of intimate gatherings all focused on making connections and improving your business.
Grab your ticket here! https://therventrepreneur.com/summit Who: All nomadic entrepreneurs
 What: The RV Entrepreneur Roundtable Where: The Campers Hub 18265 US – 550, Montrose, Colorado 81403 
When: 7-11 September 2022

 *Ouray hot springs has an entrance fee (https://ourayhotsprings.com/) 
04:32
August 02, 2022
How a Natural Disaster Can Be Turned Into a Life of Adventure and a Full Time Content Creation Business With Gabe & Rocio Rivero of Our Mixed Journey | RVE 261
How a Natural Disaster Can Be Turned Into a Life of Adventure and a Full Time Content Creation Business With Gabe & Rocio Rivero of Our Mixed Journey | RVE 261
Today we’re talking with Gabe and Rocio Rivero from Our Mixed Journey.

Gabe and Rocio are avid travelers who used to live in Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, life was truly put in perspective for them both. They realized how quickly things can turn, and the decided that enjoying life needed to be a now thing and bit a soon thing. So, they sold everything they owned, bought a 5th wheel and a dually truck to pull it, and became full-time RVers in a little over one month's time. Since then, they've bought house as a home base, but only after full-timing for 4 years between two 5th wheels and a Class B van they still call their home on wheels.  **The content creation seminar they referenced - unfortunately, we couldn’t find the link again.**

 Connect with Gabe and Rocio:

 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourmixedjourney/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKE3wGkBfDH8Jd89EoErbww  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ourmixedjourney Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurMixedJourney Tickets for the 2022 RV Entrepreneur Summit are now on sale until August 1st 2022: https://www.therventrepreneur.com/summit ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
51:20
July 28, 2022
Does My Business Need Commercial RV Insurance with Aaron Ammar from Roamly RV Insurance | RVE 260
Does My Business Need Commercial RV Insurance with Aaron Ammar from Roamly RV Insurance | RVE 260
Today’s Guest Aaron Ammar, Roamly’s Chief Insurance Officer Aaron is a former co-founder of Y-Risk, an underwriting company providing insurance solutions for companies in the on-demand and sharing economy, and started his role as Chief Insurance Officer of Roamly in August 2021.  As Chief Insurance Officer, Aaron harnesses his expertise in the insurance space to lead and build out the Roamly team as the company ventures into previously uncharted territory in the insurtech scene.   Roamly's parent company, Outdoorsy Holdings, received $125M in fresh funding in June 2021 to accelerate Roamly's product innovation and international expansion and In April 2022, Roamly launched its Global Travel Insurance product in response to the rebound of international travel and the need to protect consumers from financial losses should a trip be delayed, interrupted, or canceled.  

****As with anything insurance related I need to give a disclaimer here, Aaron's advice and responses are general and sometimes broad. Please consult a Roamly insurance agent for more specific and granular details when determining whether a Roamly policy is right for you and your vehicle.**** Check our Roamly for your RV Insurance needs:
https://www.roamly.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Headed to Easter Idaho? Check out The Park at Swan Valley with Bryce and Nelly Jurgy: https://www.theparkatswanvalley.com/  Tickets for the 2022 RV Entrepreneur Summit are now on sale until August 1st 2022: https://www.therventrepreneur.com/summit  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
53:24
July 21, 2022
How YouTube Ad Revenue Bought An RV with over 5000 watts of Solar with Chris Reed of Why Not RV? | RVE 259
How YouTube Ad Revenue Bought An RV with over 5000 watts of Solar with Chris Reed of Why Not RV? | RVE 259
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Chris Reed from the YouTube channel Why Not RV? 
Chris is a Marine Veteran who took a huge leap one year to change careers and can now live a life of freedom and adventure. His only professional schooling after high school was HVAC school - everything else has been self taught and Chris loves to share his knowledge through education in hopes of helping other RVers prevent some very costly mistakes or repair bills.  Chris is a full time RVer and an insurance adjuster by day - but it’s that job that spurred his entrepreneurial endeavors and allows him to create education content for YouTube.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Connect with Chris Reed: 
Website: https://www.whynotrvusa.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/whynotrv
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whynotrv Email: whynotrv@yahoo.com  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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 Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here: therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
46:09
July 14, 2022
**ALERT** 2022 RV Entrepreneur Summit Tickets - NOW AVAILABLE!
**ALERT** 2022 RV Entrepreneur Summit Tickets - NOW AVAILABLE!
The 2022 RVE Summit tickets are now on sale!
 To register for the summit or get even more details please visit https://therventrepreneur.com/rv-entrepreneur-summit/ If you have any questions please feel free to email me at rve@rvlife.com I’m totally stoked for this event and can’t wait to see ya’ll in Montrose!

~Joshua ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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03:15
July 08, 2022
Taking Your Business up a Tier and Coaching the Coaches While on the Road With Kirk Duncan of 3 Key Elements | RVE 258
Taking Your Business up a Tier and Coaching the Coaches While on the Road With Kirk Duncan of 3 Key Elements | RVE 258
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Kirk Duncan.

Kirk is the President and Founder of 3 Key Elements and member of The National Speakers Association. He has taken his company from a card table in the garage into a multi-million dollar, award-winning company. 3 Key Elements has been recognized 4 consecutive years by Inc. 5000 as one of The fastest-growing companies in America. They have also been recognized for four consecutive years by The Utah 100 and have been featured in Forbes business magazine twice. Kirk Duncan has given over 6,000 presentations, appeared on television 75 times. After nearly two decades and 50,000 hours of experience as a coach, he's spent the last couple years helping hundreds of up-and-coming coaches turn their passions into real businesses.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Connect with Kirk: Checklist on How to Interview a Coach https://www.3ke.to/rventrepreneur  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/3KeyElements  Website: https://www.3ke.to/fasttrack   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3KeyElements/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3keyelements/  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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 Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
53:03
July 07, 2022
Bouncing Back From Content Creation Burnout - Lessons Learned With Michael Boyink, Author of Driven to Wonder | RVE 257
Bouncing Back From Content Creation Burnout - Lessons Learned With Michael Boyink, Author of Driven to Wonder | RVE 257
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Michael Boyink.  Michael Boyink is an award-winning writer and photographer who works as Managing Editor for a global software consulting and implementation company. He’s been on the podcast several times before discussing various topics. 

 Michael, his wife Crissa and their two children spent eight years traveling the US in an RV while continuing to work and homeschool. While on the road, Michael and Crissa ran DitchingSuburbia.com, a popular website that provided resources, guides, and community for traveling families. Their story was covered by the Huffington Post, the Seattle Times, the Las Vegas Guardian, the Art of Noncomformity, Tiny House Magazine, and many other travel-related blogs and podcasts.  The Boyinks are now homeowners in rural Missouri where they continue to look for new ways to scratch the incurable condition known as hitch-itch.

Michael has just published his latest book - Driven To Wonder - about their travels as a Fulltime family and the struggles of content creation - including the burnout that he experienced and his way back to creating. 

Michael has a full circle picture to share - from getting on the road, being on the road, to getting off the road he has tons of insights to share for those of us currently on the journey with our families. I hope you enjoy the interview! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Connect with Michael:

 Book Website: http://www.driventowonder.com 
 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boyink/ 
 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-boyink/  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
44:02
June 30, 2022
Should Influencers and Content Creators Be Accounting for Free Products and Services From Brand Deals? With Penny Rose CPA From Fefifofum Services | RVE 256
Should Influencers and Content Creators Be Accounting for Free Products and Services From Brand Deals? With Penny Rose CPA From Fefifofum Services | RVE 256
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Penny Rose. Penny is a CPA and has been working as a Forensic CPA for the past 20 years. As she retires from that career on her path to financial independence she is looking forward to taking on more clients in her side business as a CPA and financial consultant for content creators.  So if you’re an RVer that is creating content - this episode and Penny’s services are directly applicable to you. I think you will definitely enjoy and learn from what Penny has to say. Enjoy the interview!

Joshua


~~~~~~~~~~ Connect with Penny Rose:

Website: https://fefifofumservices.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fefifofumpersonalcfo/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pennycrispellrose 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fedFIfrugaloptionforgetumoney/ 
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Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
36:04
June 23, 2022
How Any Industry Can Be Modified for Life on the Road With Master Bourbon Distiller Marianne Eaves | RVE 255
How Any Industry Can Be Modified for Life on the Road With Master Bourbon Distiller Marianne Eaves | RVE 255
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Marianne Eaves. Marianne is a bourbon master distiller that has taken her love of science and art and blended them, literally, in various ways throughout the spirits industry. She is currently full-time RVing with her family as they go from venue to venue with their other business, the Vernardo’s Circus. Marianne found a way to stay involved with the bourbon industry while traveling full time and her endeavors are pretty fantastic. 

 Enjoy the episode! Connect with Marianne: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariannebmd/ Website: https://www.marianneeaves.com/  Email: Info@marianneeaves.com  Eaves Blind: https://www.eavesblind.com  Eaves Blind Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eavesblind/  Email: marianne@eavesblind.com  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
40:44
June 16, 2022
How Entrepreneurs Take Minor Nuisances and Create Eloquent Solutions With Duran Anderson, Inventor of the RV Bug Stop | RVE 254
How Entrepreneurs Take Minor Nuisances and Create Eloquent Solutions With Duran Anderson, Inventor of the RV Bug Stop | RVE 254
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Duran Anderson. Duran is an entrepreneur, craftsman and lifelong RVer who took a pain point with his RV - bugs sneaking in through the screen door slider - and devised a solution that he took to market in his late 70s.  I really enjoyed chatting with Duran and I think ya’ll will enjoy hearing his story and how long RVing has been apart of his life. Let’s dive into the interview. In this episode Duran and I talk about:
 What problem the RV Bug Stop was designed to solve How the manufacturing process worked What Duran’s opinions are regarding selling on Amazon vs direct to consumer via his personal website Enjoy the episode! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Connect with Duran & RV Bug Stop: 
Video: https://youtu.be/bTFNH-Od9Uk  Website: www.rvbugstop.com Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0784YBJND?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_N0W3MZ9K4DZKKN3X7PB4  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
22:25
June 09, 2022
Sharing Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers By Writing a Murder Mystery with Taylor Cluster, Author of #Vanlife Murders | RVE 253
Sharing Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers By Writing a Murder Mystery with Taylor Cluster, Author of #Vanlife Murders | RVE 253
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Taylor Cluster. Taylor is the author of a social media meets van life murder mystery novel called #Vanlife Murders. She and her Fiancé Scott have spent that last three years living the nomad life while traveling all around North America. After hitting the road Taylor found that she had a bit more time to pursue her passion for writing and decided to sit down to write a novel in one of her favorite genres - murder mystery.  In this episode Taylor and I talk about:
 What it’s like writing a fiction book based on real life events that she and Scott experienced on the road
The challenges of writing, editing, and publishing your first book Some of the eerie experiences they had on the road that made it into the storyline What the feeling of being a published author is like and if it is everything thing Taylor envisioned And finally we wrap up with a brief discussion about Taylor and Scott’s new endeavor - building a campground in Montrose Colorado. This is the location that we will host the 2022 RV Entrepreneur Summit! Enjoy the show!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Connect with Taylor:
 #Vanlife Murders Website: https://vanlifemurders.com/

 Purchase the Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vanlife-Murders-Taylor-Cluster/dp/1735259403  
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTaylorCluster/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylorcluster/  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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35:48
June 03, 2022
RVing Across America: A Quest to Visit All 50 States with Alyssa Padgett | RVE 252
RVing Across America: A Quest to Visit All 50 States with Alyssa Padgett | RVE 252
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Alyssa Padgett. Alyssa is a co founder of the RV Entrepreneur community and  has just published her second book: RVing Across America: A Quest to Visit All 50 States. Back in 2014 when she and Heath got married Alyssa convinced Heath to take her to all 50 states for their honeymoon. Somehow he go her into doing it all in an RV.  While traveling, Alyssa directed and produced Hourly America, their documentary film about their 50-state honeymoon, and Heath’s working an hourly job in each state that was featured on CBS, CNN, Fox, People, Yahoo, Huffington Post, and more. After visiting all 50 states in  that year, Alyssa fell even more in love with travel and spent the following years RVing all over the world. Today Alyssa and her family still travel as much as they can and will actually be enjoying Italy when the book and this podcast release. In this episode Alyssa and I talk about: How this book is the memoir version of the documentary and why she felt the desire to share that year’s experiences with the world How it feels to be the pioneers with a lifestyle that has now gained so much traction and popularity Why Alyssa took this year of experiences and decided to write a book instead of publishing blog posts The process of writing a book that was actually written twice and overall took almost 8 years to complete Connect with Alyssa:

Website: www.heathandalyssa.com/book  Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B1ZPB3B9/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heathandalyssa/ 
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heathandalyssa  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
47:21
May 24, 2022
RVE 251: Why Niching Down Geographically Can Be An Awesome Business Strategy with Brooks Smothers from RV Out West
RVE 251: Why Niching Down Geographically Can Be An Awesome Business Strategy with Brooks Smothers from RV Out West
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Brooks Smothers.

Brooks is a marketing consultant by day and a podcast host for a show called RV Out West by night. Born & raised in the Pacific Northwest he grew up camping; from backpacking, car camping, van life (before it was a thing), to a tent trailer and now with a travel trailer. In this episode Brooks and I talk about:
 Some of the pros and cons to a geographically focused podcast - his is focused on the Pacific Northwest How as a content creator you need to create and play within your own sandbox, not worry about the castles everyone else is building in theirs How you can bridge the search engine gap between storytelling and information about a specific location How Brooks identified his target audience and then took one specific metric unique to them - average one way commute - and  has tailored his podcast to fit that time span I hope you enjoy the episode! Connect with Brooks:

 Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1716271 
 Website: https://www.rvoutwest.com/  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rv_out_west/ 
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rv.out.west  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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50:40
May 19, 2022
RVE 250: Why Sharee Collier Takes 420 Steps to Answer One Question & How Virtual Summits Provide Information Access to All
RVE 250: Why Sharee Collier Takes 420 Steps to Answer One Question & How Virtual Summits Provide Information Access to All
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Sharee Collier.
 Sharee is a 9 year RV life vet, who combines running a remote RV lifestyle business with seasonal jobs and project management. She the bestselling author of Live Camp Work: A Beginner’s Guide to Workamping- book 1 in a series that details how to grab seasonal jobs so you can travel now for super cheap! Sharee is known for her creativity and willingness to step out-side-the-box as you’ll see in this episode, and enjoys planning digital and in-person events. She hosts multiple Virtual Summits throughout the year, including Rethinking Remote, The RV Family Summit, Ready to Renovate | RV renovation Summit, #VanLife Virtual Summit just to name a few.  In this episode we talk about:  How the Colliers started off in the RV lifestyle and Sharee’s experience with the Amazon Camper Force How that experience led them to clearly define the types of work they wanted to do and ultimately carve out positions for themselves at RV resorts for 3 to 5 months at a time How Sharee originally blogged about their family’s experiences until she realized folks outside the family were actually paying attention and that freaked her out - so she started to blog about the adventures and the experiences of their work camping jobs. Then along with over 500 volunteer editors from the RV community she wrote a book in less than five months detailing seasonal jobs for RVers And finally we get into how the book launched her into virtual summits and how her latest summit, the second RV Family Summit, co-hosted with Fulltime Families, is a hybrid virtual and in person event  - with THREE locations! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to connect with Sharee: Website: https://www.livecampwork.com  Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/sharee.collier  Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sharee.collier  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livecampwork  
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/LiveCampWork/ 
 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharee-collier/  
 CHECK OUT THE RV FAMILY VIRTUAL SUMMIT: https://rv-family.heysummit.com/  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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 Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
56:06
May 08, 2022
RVE 249: The One Thing You Want to MAKE SURE You Do When You Reach Out to Work With Brands With Spencer and Kristi Stevens of Adventurtunity Family
RVE 249: The One Thing You Want to MAKE SURE You Do When You Reach Out to Work With Brands With Spencer and Kristi Stevens of Adventurtunity Family
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Kristi and Spencer Stevens  
Kristi and Spencer quit their corporate jobs in 2020 and hit the road with their son Kade. After spending six weeks of a paid sabbatical traveling in New Zealand and Australia they knew they wanted to rearrange their lives to spend more time together as a family. They leveraged their past experiences in  product marketing, brand marketing, digital marketing strategies, and brand influencer management to start up a boutique marketing business. Along with their commercial clients they also work with brands on the adventure brand - Adventuretunity. In this episode we talk about how: - They focus on small businesses and how relationships often start with an audit - small brands pay them to find holes in their current marketing and to come up with ways to make a bridge to where they ultimately want to be. -  Working together as a team allows Spencer and Krisit to offer a full package to their clients and not have to contract out venues, models, camera crews, copywriters and the rest of the items needed for digital marketing - between the two of them they cover it all. - They have incorporated products they use daily into long term clients and how they grew those relationships so that they are mutually beneficial to both parties - The biggest piece of advice in getting a conversation started working with a brand - And Kristi’s biggest pet peeve as a prior Influencer Manager and how to start off on the right foot when contacting brands you’d like to work wit Connect with Kristi & Spencer:
 Adventurtunity Family
 Website: https://www.adventurtunityfamily.com/ 
 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDMRTZM7aqsAl6Q9ZU9Odlw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventurtunityfamily/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adventurtunityfamily/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Connect with RVE on your favorite socials: therventrepreneur.com/connect  Have a question? We’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail by clicking here:  therventrepreneur.com/voicemail Want to be a guest on the show? Fill out this guest form: https://therventrepreneur.com/guestform  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The RV Entrepreneur: www.therventrepreneur.com   The RV Entrepreneur is presented by RV LIFE - Tools that Make Camping Simple www.rvlife.com
46:48
May 05, 2022
RVE 248: Why Treating Your Business as an Act of Service Is the Best Way to Grow a Loyal Community With Kimberly Crossland of Roadpreneur and Cruisin + Campfires
RVE 248: Why Treating Your Business as an Act of Service Is the Best Way to Grow a Loyal Community With Kimberly Crossland of Roadpreneur and Cruisin + Campfires
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Kimberly Crossland who is the founder of Roadpreneur and Cruisin' + Campfires, two companies designed to keep families together and living in freedom through travel and entrepreneurship.  In this episode we dive into how Kimberly built a physical product based business, called Cruising + Campfires, stemming off an awesome experience on a family roadtrip. How that business has adapted and morphed into a subscription based model and  why that leads to to easier scheduling, less stress, and more satisfied customers than an on demand one. Kimberly also has created an online community call Roadpreneur where she is gathering and coaching other entrepreneurs  through digital content and virtual community building. We discuss the differences, pros and cons to both product based business and digital based business and how some-timing rv travel is a real sweet spot between weekenders and full timers. We also cover how failing forward can grow your credibility within the community and a few tech tools that allow Kimberly to scale and automate her solopreneur businesses to function at a much higher level. If you enjoy RV Entrepreneur then I highly suggest you check out Kimberly’s Roadpreneur for a different flavor of the same topics:
 Roadpreneur:
 Roadpreneur.com  instagram.com/Roadpreneur Cruising + Campfires:
 cruisinandcampfires.com
instagram.com/cruisinandcampfires  ~~~~~~~~~~ Be sure to join the RVE community on Facebook: therventrepreneur.com/facebookgroup And we’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail! therventrepreneur.com/voicemail www.therventrepreneur.com
50:17
April 28, 2022
RVE 247: How to Sell a Podcast and What’s Next for The RV Entrepreneur with Andy Robinowitz from RV Life
RVE 247: How to Sell a Podcast and What’s Next for The RV Entrepreneur with Andy Robinowitz from RV Life
This weeks episode we have a super awesome interview. This is the first time I've done a live interview and it's also the first time I've co-hosted an interview. We've got Heath Padgett back on the podcast and we're interviewing Andy Robinowitz from RV Life.  If you didn't see the blog post the RV Entrepreneur podcast has been sold to Andy and the RV Life team.  All three of us were in the Dallas, Fort Worth Texas area so we got to sit down together, have a conversation in the same room and it's really cool to hear both of these gentlemen speak. We get to talk a little bit about how the transfer of the podcast went from Heath to Andy, and then we spend the rest of the time talking with Andy about RV Life and what he's grown the business into.

Andy is a repeat customer on the podcast.  (Episode 120: https://anchor.fm/rve/episodes/RVE-120-How-Andy-Built--Monetized-the-Largest-Online-RV-Community-ea37a9/a-a4g5npd) He was one of the early guests several years ago, but since then has created and established himself as a leader in the RV industry with his software and his forums and RV Life, the overarching umbrella of all his RV related content. I'm really excited for you guys to hear the conversation between the three of us. And I feel humbled to be in the room with these two gentlemen.  Enjoy! -Joshua


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Check out everything Andy and the RV Life team are doing over at www.rvlife.com!

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47:52
April 21, 2022
RVE 246: The Case for a 50/50 Business Partnership with Kristen Sargent from Legit Trips
RVE 246: The Case for a 50/50 Business Partnership with Kristen Sargent from Legit Trips
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Kristen Sargent from Legit Trips, a travel company that runs international group trips.  Kristen says she is living her wildest dreams. She owns an international travel company with her best friend and also travels domestically every day with the love of her life in their RV. She's on a mission to help people feel curious, alive, and free to try or do new things. In addition Kristen shares her personal adventures on Instagram and Youtube as Perpetual Moves in an effort to inspire others to go after their own dreams no matter how wild or unconventional.  What started out as a hobby in planning international trips with friends has since turned into her full time gig and it turns out it is also a perfect fit for traveling full time in an RV. In this episode we talk about how Legit Trips came to be and why this side hustle succeeded in becoming her full time career.   Kristen has a unique story about going against traditional business advice and forming her partnership as 50/50 ownership and we get into whether or not she would execute the formation of a business that way again. 
We go into the growth of a passion project and what it’s like to hire team members to replace you as the face of the business on the actual trips you’ve organized and sold clients on. Kristen firmly believes that the nomad lifestyle, and specifically RVing, is great for anyone in the travel industry and she goes into detail why she thinks this is the case. Then we wind down the interview talking about her personal brand, Perpetual Moves, and how that plays into the lifestyle.

I hope you enjoy this interview with Kristen from Legit Trips! Legit Trips www.legittrips.com  www.instagram.com/legit_trips Perpetual Moves www.perpetualmoves.us  www.instagram.com/perpetualmoves  ~~~~~
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50:40
April 14, 2022
RVE 245: Variety Acts - Ways to Take Your Show On the Road With Edzui Szumowski
RVE 245: Variety Acts - Ways to Take Your Show On the Road With Edzui Szumowski
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Edzui Szumowski who is currently traveling the country performing with The Vernardos Circus! Edzui (Edge-U) is a performer and ran away with the circus- TWICE. Once on a train in 1993 and this time in an RV in 2021. He’s lived on circus trains, mega cruise ships, flown over 1000 times in a decade chasing ships around the planet and is now living full-time in a Winnebago Micro-Minnie rocking his vaudeville dreams touring with a real live TENT SHOW CIRCUS!  This interview is slightly different that past guests - Edzui isn’t currently an entrepreneur - but he was during COVID and its a good case study of the opportunities that are out there and how different situations in life have different seasons. In this episode we talk about:  How the live performance industry was affected by the pandemic and Edzui’s pivot into entrepreneurship to flex with the market and stay relevant from a distance How circus life fits so intimately into RV life and some of the benefits and struggles of living while working with a traveling show The opportunities for future generations of performers and how entrepreneurs can successfully fulfill live and virtual market slices while on the road in their RVs  The struggles of live performances on the road with a society that is so connected and tethered to our devices all the time To connect directly with Edzui check out his website: https://www.edzui.com/  
 Make sure to check out The Vernardos Circus:

Tickets & Locations: https://www.venardoscircus.com/
 Want to work with Edzui and travel with the circus? Check out opportunities with The Vernardos Circus: https://www.venardoscircus.com/jobs ~~~~~
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36:24
April 07, 2022
RVE 244: How a Travel Hacker Turned Full-Time RVer Can Get You a $3000 Hotel Room for $300 With Nate Ritter of RoomSteals.com 

RVE 244: How a Travel Hacker Turned Full-Time RVer Can Get You a $3000 Hotel Room for $300 With Nate Ritter of RoomSteals.com 

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Nate Ritter from RoomSteals.com Nate has travel hacked with his family of 5, around the US and Western Europe for 10 years without paying for a flight or hotel. Now he’s found another hack having to do with wholesale hotel prices, and he’s sharing it with the world while they travel North America full time in an RV.  In this episode we talk about how there are massive discounts to be had in the hotel industry, regularly 20-25% but sometime up to 95% discounted rates for those who know where to look. 
We talk back through Nate’s past and find out how he got into travel hacking, what exactly travel hacking is, and why he is so enthusiastic about it. Nate tells how the “entrepreneurial disease” caused him to see an opportunity in the market and the steps he took to create Room Steals into a sustainable travel business only months before the pandemic shut down most travel yet the business model they run has been able to sustain it through to the other side and they’re now seeing a big upswing in user travel. 
I was very intrigued at how he step up room steals to allow both consumers and professionals to utilize the service and that travel agents who use the platform can almost double their commissions instantly with this service.
 Jump into the episode and let me know what you think about the “rolling Monday” way to keep on track with travel days!


Connect with Nate:
 twitter.com/nateritter  twitter.com/roomsteals  roomsteals.com  youtube.com/channel/UCTVDHqwgRbc0fzKtBMSIXww  instagram.com/nateandtilly/ ~~~~~
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38:03
March 31, 2022
RVE 243: The Secret to getting $500,000 worth of advertising impressions FOR FREE with Aaron & Chris from Irene Iron Fitness, Irene Iron Travels, & soon to be Healthy RV Living
RVE 243: The Secret to getting $500,000 worth of advertising impressions FOR FREE with Aaron & Chris from Irene Iron Fitness, Irene Iron Travels, & soon to be Healthy RV Living
I’m excited for todays episode with  Aaron and Chris Willers. They are a married couple who have lived full time on the road since January 2019.  They left their high paying corporate careers in their mid-thirties to live life to its fullest through travel and experiences.  In preparation for working on the road they launched their new business, Irene Iron Fitness, where Chris coaches clients 100% online as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Pn2 Level Certified Nutrition Coach.  Aaron drives their entrepreneurship spirit with his enthusiasm and technology skills to run the back office of the website as well as all of their YouTube production for Irene Iron Travels.  Together, they practice the healthy lifestyle that they preach and love helping others live their best life out on the road.  The Willers are planners and methodical executers - they spent a few years building their reserves so that when they launched they had almost 5 years of runway available. 

They started their entrepreneurial journey from square zero - their corporate jobs had nothing to do with what either of them are currently working on.

They started out in a airstream van, spent a summer overloanding in a rooftop tent and are now finding their new normal in a 26 foot travel trailer that is the perfect place to welcome home their newest edition, a basenji pup named Louie!
 Online Coaching with Chris @ www.ireneironfitness.com 
IreneIronTravels @ YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/ireneironfitness)  IreneIronTravels @ Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ireneirontravels)  IreneIronTravels @ Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ireneirontravels)  HealthyRVLiving @ www.healthyrvliving.com
 HealthyRVLiving @ YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/HealthyRVLiving)  HealthyRVLiving @ Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HealthyRVLiving)  HealthyRVLiving @ Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/healthyrvliving)  Be sure to join the RVE community on Facebook: therventrepreneur.com/facebookgroup And we’d love to hear from you - send us a voicemail! therventrepreneur.com/voicemail www.therventrepreneur.com 
53:27
March 24, 2022
RVE 242: Why It Can Be Difficult to Build a Community Based on Free Content and Lessons Learned From Publishing Four Magazines with Demian Ross From RV Today
RVE 242: Why It Can Be Difficult to Build a Community Based on Free Content and Lessons Learned From Publishing Four Magazines with Demian Ross From RV Today
I’m excited for todays episode, I’m joined by Demian Ross. Demian is a repeat guest on the podcast but this time around he is a bit more of an RV Entrepreneur than the last go around. Demian has created two magazines for the RV community - Rootless Living and the newly launched RV Today Magazine. While his first magazine, Rootless Living, that was for digital nomads, by digital nomads was successful, Demian noticed that there was a huge hole in the market for RVer’s and there was no independent magazine who’s mission it was to serve the rv community from an unattached standpoint. RV Today is a magazine for RVers, by RVers and because its not tied to any other RV organization it is truly an independent magazine in all sense of the words. In this episode we talk about: How Demian created his own hashtag that is now being used throughout the entire RV community and how #rootless is sometimes misunderstood What its like building a very niched down magazine and podcast and what lessons he’s learned from Rootless Living that is now being applied to launching RV Today How equipment advances have put the power of production at a super attainable level for everyone We talk about why Demian doesn’t think he’ll ever hire “full time” staff for his businesses The generator genesis and how it sparked the creation of Demian’s RV related magazine Connect with Demian and his teams:

 Demian’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demianross/ 

 RVToday Website: https://rvtoday.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rvtodaymag/  Rootless Living
Website: www.rootlessliving.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rootlesslivingmag/ 
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01:02:20
March 15, 2022
RVE 241: When an RVer Designs Products for RVers - The Result Is Eloquent With Jim Phelan From Airskirts
RVE 241: When an RVer Designs Products for RVers - The Result Is Eloquent With Jim Phelan From Airskirts
One of the things I really like about the rv lifestyle is that it can be very minimalistic, and yet can also satisfy the inner gear nut in me because there are a ton of different products and ways to solve solutions that arise.  While at the 2022 Tampa RV show I came across a product that absolutely blew me away. It was created by a fellow Fulltime RVer and it solved a need that full timers face in such an eloquent and simple way that I really was scratching my head - no one has done this yet? I got to talking with the inventor and founder and really connected with his story and invited him to come onto the podcast. Today’s guest is Jim Phelan from AirSkirts. A software engineer by trade, Jim started AirSkirts in 2020 after solving a real-world problem he encountered with full-time RV living. In 2016 Jim sold his home in Brooklyn, NY along with most of his possessions, and began traveling the US in his Airstream travel trailer.  Unwilling to compromise and use an inferior method to camp in cold weather, Jim set out to design a better way to skirt the bottom of his rv – AirSkirts is a series of inflatable tubes that inflate under the RV, creating an insulated, reusable, and installation free skirt.  In this episode Jim tells us about the product development journey of Air skirts and some of the struggles and lessons he learned along the way.

We get into what its like to own a business that is physical product based versus the digital marketplace he previously worked in and I love how Jim bootstrapped the whole thing and is still on the fence whether he would do it that way again or not - it really shows his down to earth nature and is a struggle that all of us entrepreneurs can relate to.
 Enjoy the show!
-Joshua Check out Air Skirts here: https://www.airskirts.com/?ref=rve Phone: 833-475-4787 AirSkirts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/airskirts/    If you’re interested in checking out AirSkirts yourself Jim has graciously provided the RVE community a discount code for Airskirts - enter the word “entrepreneur” at checkout and receive $150 off any kit order. Leave us a voicemail!  anchor.fm/rve and click on the “message” button - we’d love to hear from you! Connect with the RV Entrepreneur Community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/116253535383883  Follow the RV Entrepreneur on all your favorite social networks: www.therventrepreneur.com 
34:47
March 08, 2022
RVE 240: Buying an Established Business Can Be the Best Way for RV Entrepreneurs to Get On the Road With Dustin and Nicole Schroeder From Fulltime Families
RVE 240: Buying an Established Business Can Be the Best Way for RV Entrepreneurs to Get On the Road With Dustin and Nicole Schroeder From Fulltime Families
Today we get to talk with Dustin and Nicole Schroeder who are the current owners of Fulltime Families.  Dusting and Nicole Schroeder are nomadic e