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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 Podcast is a weekly show where I interview nomadic entrepreneurs who have made the leap into the RV lifestyle and have taken their businesses with them on the road.

The RV Entrepreneur Heath Padgett

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 517 Ratings

This podcast is for people who are interested in downsizing their life, creating remote income, and working from anywhere. The RV Entrepreneur Podcast is a weekly show where I interview nomadic entrepreneurs who have made the leap into the RV lifestyle and have taken their businesses with them on the road.

    The last episode of RV Entrepreneur (why the show is ending & what’s next)

    The last episode of RV Entrepreneur (why the show is ending & what’s next)

    After 233 episodes, this is my last episode of The RV Entrepreneur podcast. In this episode I share why I’m ending the podcast, what’s next for us and some details around our 2021 RVE Summit that we’re hosting in Colorado. It’s been an incredible journey, thanks for joining me.

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    • 12 min
    RVE 232: Come stay at our "campground!" (Under contract and making plans to break ground!)

    RVE 232: Come stay at our "campground!" (Under contract and making plans to break ground!)

    After three years of dreaming, shopping, researching, and hoping we could find our own campground, we are under contract and closing next week on our own property! In today's episode, we are diving into:


    Where our property is and some of our building plans
    How we found this opportunity (and passed on it and then decided to go for it!)
    Our many, MANY ideas for what we can do with this space
    The fact that 1 GB fiber internet gets set up next week (Heath NEEDS everyone to know this 😂)

    And how you can come to stay at the campground this year—even though the actual RV sites won't be built out or open until the 2022 camping season!

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    This episode is sponsored by Pillowpak.

    One thing almost every RV lacks is a place to hang up and store a backpack, but you always need one for hiking, taking an overnight trip, or just packing up your laptop to work away from your rig. Pillowpak offers a line of lightweight, machine-washable backpacks and organizing bags that easily roll and stow away in small spaces.

    We spent two weeks in Florida and we stayed a short two-minute walk away from the beach and used the 55-liter Pillowpak to fill with towels, snacks, water, extra clothes, and we brought along the utility bag to stuff our wet towels into so that snacks and clean clothes didn’t get sandy and wet. And then since the bags are all machine washable, before we left Florida, we could run everything through the washing machine so we aren’t tracking sand around everywhere!

    Pillowpak has a line of different bags depending on what you’re looking for. To check out all of their super lightweight, easily rolled and stowed, and fully machine washable products and pick up a Pillowpak of your own, visit getpillowpak.com.

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    We can't wait to have keys in hand and make this schoolyard from the 1940s into a modern campground. I hope you enjoy listening to us share our big plans as much as we loved recording this episode! :)

    If after listening to this episode you're excited to come boondock with us this year, shoot us an email at info@heathandalyssa.com :) 


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    • 26 min
    RVE 231: How to Buy a Blog with Debra & Barry Benton

    RVE 231: How to Buy a Blog with Debra & Barry Benton

    Last week, Liz Wilcox shared the process of how to build, package, and sell a blog. This week, as promised, we are sharing the other side of the story: how to buy a blog.

    Debra and Barry Benton—who we met on the road a few years ago—saw Liz's post in our RVE Facebook group that she wanted to sell her blog and jumped on the opportunity. In this episode, they share why they wanted to buy a blog and the process they went through to finalize the sale.

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    This episode is sponsored by Pillowpak.

    One thing almost every RV lacks is a place to hang up and store a backpack, but you always need one for hiking, taking an overnight trip, or just packing up your laptop to work away from your rig. Pillowpak offers a line of lightweight, machine-washable backpacks and organizing bags that easily roll and stow away in small spaces.

    We spent two weeks in Florida and we stayed a short two-minute walk away from the beach and used the 55-liter Pillowpak to fill with towels, snacks, water, extra clothes, and we brought along the utility bag to stuff our wet towels into so that snacks and clean clothes didn’t get sandy and wet. And then since the bags are all machine washable, before we left Florida, we could run everything through the washing machine so we aren’t tracking sand around everywhere!

    Pillowpak has a line of different bags depending on what you’re looking for. To check out all of their super lightweight, easily rolled and stowed, and fully machine washable products and pick up a Pillowpak of your own, visit getpillowpak.com.

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    In this episode, Heath, Debra & Barry cover:


    Debra and Barrys initial plan for hitting the road
    Pros and cons to buying a blog
    What the diligence process looked like
    The value of hiring a lawyer to negotiate on your behalf
    Create incentives for the seller to stick around to help you transition

    You can follow Debra and Barry at Thevirtualcampground.com or on Instagram at @thevirtualcampground.


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    • 39 min
    RVE 230: How to Sell a Blog (from start to finish) with Liz Wilcox

    RVE 230: How to Sell a Blog (from start to finish) with Liz Wilcox

    How do you start a blog, make money with it, and then sell it when you're ready to move on?

    That's the problem Liz Wilcox tackles in this interview. You may recognize her name from following her blog and I'm excited to bring her back on the show to share the saga of how she sold her blog.

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    This episode is sponsored by Pillowpak.

    **SALE: Tuesday, May 25 to Monday, May 31st at midnight, Pillow Pak is running a Memorial day sale for 20% off your purchase when you use the code honor20. Visit getpillowpak.com to shop.**

    One thing almost every RV lacks is a place to hang up and store a backpack, but you always need one for hiking, taking an overnight trip, or just packing up your laptop to work away from your rig. Pillowpak offers a line of lightweight, machine-washable backpacks and organizing bags that easily roll and stow away in small spaces.

    We spent two weeks in Florida and we stayed a short two-minute walk away from the beach and used the 55-liter Pillowpak to fill with towels, snacks, water, extra clothes, and we brought along the utility bag to stuff our wet towels into so that snacks and clean clothes didn’t get sandy and wet. And then since the bags are all machine washable, before we left Florida, we could run everything through the washing machine so we aren’t tracking sand around everywhere!

    Pillowpak has a line of different bags depending on what you’re looking for. To check out all of their super lightweight, easily rolled and stowed, and fully machine washable products and pick up a Pillowpak of your own, visit getpillowpak.com.

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    In this episode, Liz shares:


    The process of getting started

    Her initial start and vision

    Her multiple income streams as she tried to make money

    Separating her blog from her personal life to make it easier to sell

    How she ultimately packaged up her blog to be sold


    Liz shares so. many. helpful resources in this episode worth bookmarking. I've linked them below for your reference!


    How to Travel America on $2K/month Course

    RVE 0061: What Happens When We Quit RVing?

    RVE 207: How to Find a Remote Job (in 90 days or less)

    Blog: She used our Facebook group to sell her company?!

    Event: Full-time Freedom Week

    RVE 155: The Success and Struggles of Working for Yourself

    Book: Tales from the Black Tank

    Simplified Business Systems

    Course: Fix It Yourself

    The Virtual Campground on Youtube

    The Virtual Campground



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    • 53 min
    RVE 229: 8 Ways to Make Money as a Blogger

    RVE 229: 8 Ways to Make Money as a Blogger

    You sell the house, you buy an RV, you start a blog. But how do you take a blog and actually turn it into a profitable business? Today Alyssa shares ways to monetize a blog plus how to start treating your blog as a business instead of a hobby.

    Blogging is always the #1 way new RVers tell us they want to make money. You can work from anywhere, have endless stories to share, and you always see bloggers sharing amazing things online. It's a dream job!

    But building up a profitable blog can take years—especially if you don't know how to blog as a business.

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    This episode is sponsored by Pillowpak. One thing almost every RV lacks is a place to hang up and store a backpack, but you always need one for hiking, taking an overnight trip, or just packing up your laptop to work away from your rig. Pillowpakoffers a line of lightweight, machine-washable backpacks and organizing bags that easily roll and stow away in small spaces.

    We just spent two weeks in Florida and we stayed a short two-minute walk away from the beach and used the 55-liter Pillowpak to fill with towels, snacks, water, extra clothes, and we brought along the utility bag to stuff our wet towels into so that snacks and clean clothes didn’t get sandy and wet. And then since the bags are all machine washable, before we left Florida, we could run everything through the washing machine so we aren’t tracking sand around everywhere!

    Pillowpak has a line of different bags depending on what you’re looking for.

    From the casual day hike with the Cubepak, a day away from the rig with the Pillowpak, to storing water hoses with the Utility Bag or packing those muddy shoes in the Shoe Bag. To check out all of their super light weight, easily rolled and stowed, and fully machine-washable products and pick up a Pillowpak of your own, visit getpillowpak.com. 

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    Today's episode dives into how to treat your blog as a business and the strategies we've used to build a six-figure blog. This is a recording of a live workshop Alyssa taught as part of our 2020 RV Entrepreneur Summit and the basis for our course, Blogging as a Business. It's part of our RV Entrepreneur School and gets way more tactical with step-by-step advice to take the strategies you hear about in this episode and put them into action. If you're looking to start making money from your blog, you can check out the course and get 50% off for listening to this episode with the code makemoneyRVing.

    Enroll in course for 50% off this week.

    Use the code MAKEMONEYRVING at checkout.

    Links in this episode:


    GetPillowpak.com
    The RV Entrepreneur School
    Blogging as a Business Course
    Download the slides from this workshop


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    RVE 228: Creating & Selling Pewter Cast Jewelry on the Road

    RVE 228: Creating & Selling Pewter Cast Jewelry on the Road

    Hailey and her boyfriend always talked about living differently. Maybe a tiny house or a straw-bale construction. An RV turned out to be the perfect new home.

    And when they pictured RV life, Hailey always knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur. She wanted the freedom that so many of us hit the road searching for. She took her skills in pewter casting and started making jewelry, which turned into her first business: Lynn Mineral.

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    Today’s episode is sponsored by ID Plans (and it’s actually less of a sponsorship than it is an opportunity). ID Plans is a software and service company based in Tampa Florida that provides solutions for property managers.  Over the past 20 years ID Plans has been able to hire a number of full-time RVers who help survey commercial properties and they are currently looking to hire 3-5 more additional RV teams.

    I’ve seen a lot of companies who hire RVers, and this is one that you can make a near full-time income almost immediately. You’ll receive training for the software, be able to park your motorized RV right on the job sites, and run the whole business from your RV.

    You can request more information at RVJobs@idplans.com.

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    Hailey & Heath also cover:


    Fees with selling at farmers markets and craft fairs
    Giving up a steady paycheck to make less but do what you love
    The process of pewter casting on the road
    Her failed plan to sell B2B and her quick pivot to B2C
    How Hailey markets her jewelry online
    Hailey's vision for her business moving forward

    Connect with Hailey and shop her collection:


    LynnMineral.com
    @lynnmineral on Instagram
    Shop Lynn Mineral on Etsy


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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
517 Ratings

517 Ratings

BethanyDKW ,

Newly subscribed

Two episodes in so far and this content is gold. Thank you so much for sharing what you do and for all the fantastic insights so far. I think you’re going to help us on our way to living our dreams. Definitely a happy new subscriber after discovering your podcast from a google search of “what to think about when buying an RV.”

Brookieeelizabeth0327 ,

Inspiring, fun and engaging !

I started listening to this podcast in the morning at work, as we are planning on full timing but wanting to make a passive income doing so...I am so inspired by this podcast and the success stories that keep my husband and I on the path to follow our dreams. I love the questions you ask
Other entrepreneurs on here and how engaging each episode is...I finally resigned my current management “career” and purchased a fifth wheel to begin our journeys. I aspire to be a host on here some day when we settle in and find our niche! Thank you so much!!

SteveHutton ,

Thanks...and apologies for a procrastinated review...

Heath, I started listening to your Podcast about 6 months ago. I have made it through all of them, and I would estimate I heard you mention leaving a review 40-50 times, and I just haven’t taken the time to sit down and do it. My apologies, but I highly recommend your podcast. It’s been well done, informative, and entertaining. It also came at the right time for me.
2020 was hard for everyone, but exponentially hard on me. I’m a 55 year old somewhat successful entrepreneur. I’ve maintained a wonderful series of successful careers over the years while feeding my entrepreneurial spirit on the side. I made some poor family/personal choices which caused me great setback and embarrassment in 2020. Your podcast was one of a few that has kept me going. I went from being one of the most liked and well thought of men in the area to now being the punch line of many peoples jokes. I needed something to occupy my mind, give me hope, and possibly something to look forward to again one day. May sound odd, but your podcast gave me that, along with a few others.
My wife (who has remained my biggest cheerleader) and I hope to buy a Tiffin soon and spend some time away. I’m a workaholic, or was, so your podcast helped me start the creative juices again on things we can do remotely with each other.
Stay close to your family Heath. Make every decision with them at the forefront. I’m proud of the success you have experienced and the work you obviously put forth to get there. I hope to meet you and Alyssa one day and thank you in person.

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