LTRVD0368 Writing for Money

We talk writing for money from your RV in an interview with Nick Russell. Nick is a prolific writer publishing 4 to 5 books a year. He started with RV books and has now moved on to mysteries. All this in addition to a very popular daily blog at In this show, we discuss how you can make money writing from the comfort of your RV. We cover all types of writing including pamphlets, newsletters, blogs, up to writing novels.



We spend a good bit of time on blogging and whether to use a free service like Google Blogger, or to develop your own web page. We discuss many of the ways to monetize a blog such as Google ads, sponsored ads, affiliate programs, and others.

One of the main points made early on is that if you want to make money writing, you must treat your writing like a job and devote the time required to become successful. I was told by Nick that if you have a real passion for something, like our passion for RVing, then you probably have at least one book in you.

We cover book publishing, mainly by Amazon in their eBook (Kindle Direct Publishing), and print program (Create Space), as well as vanity publishers. We even spend a little time discussing traditional publishers. We also cover jobs that support writers such as eBook and print formatting services, manuscript editing and proof reading, and cover design. Authors are in constant need of these services.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

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  1. Thanks, John and Nick. I am downloading to listen to in the morning. My chosen second career is as a copy editor. I’m eager to hear what you have to say about author’s “constant need of these services.” Before retiring, I decided on this path, not knowing we would be pursuing the RV life as well. It seems like a perfect marriage. I want to write a blog, too, and haven’t the first clue how to start.

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