Eight years ago when we handed over our business and home to a new owner, we didn’t know exactly what we wanted to do when we grew up. Little did we know that the Internet would soon become our #1 tool for allowing us to enjoy an untethered life.
Instead of chaining us to a desk, the Internet has enabled us to earn a living from wherever we want, on our own terms. And because we invested in mobile RV satellite Internet, we have more location options than other full-timing entrepreneurs whose connectivity is tied to cell towers.
How RV Satellite Internet Broadens Our Horizons
In a recent Facebook post that Jim made about bandwidth pricing for our new RV DataSat 840 system, some full-timers instantly assumed that we have more money than sense. They couldn’t see the point of paying more for bandwidth we could get from the likes of Verizon or AT&T.
Apparently these guys just didn’t see the point. Of course it’s not fun to pay more for anything, especially when you’re as frugal as we are. But when you can camp for free in remote, gorgeous places far from the tentacles of cell towers, price is a moot point. It’s also like trying to compare a Porsche to a Honda.
Our RV DataSat 840 lets us live in God’s Country, without concrete parking pads, stupid pet leash rules or grumpy workampers – just a few reasons why we don’t enjoy staying in RV parks. You can’t put a price on the ability to choose locations, in my opinion.
Just last weekend, our RVDataSat 840 once again proved why it was such a great investment.
On the Trail with Internet and No Cell Phone
Some friends invited us to the Colorado Mountain Mushers‘ annual campout in Leadville, Colorado. With over 100 sled dogs attending, it was an event not to be missed. Since our Internet-based income requires us to be online at least once a day, we also knew we couldn’t go dark the entire weekend.
We accepted the invite, yet had no idea if there would be cell service in the area. Our guess was not. But did we care? Nope. Because we have our dish.
Last Friday we drove to the campout without hesitation and the jaunt was well worth the effort. One morning after a glorious ride with the mushers, we got online to make sure everything was OK with our business stuff. A few clicks, and we were online, in the middle of nowhere. How reassuring to know that all was well and for the next 24 hours we could go have real-life fun with sled dogs!
Later as I looked up toward our dish pointed into the bright blue sky, I considered the real benefit of our RV DataSat 840: the overall cost is a small price to pay for getting to enjoy something rare and beautiful like musher dogs in their element!
Every day Jim and I work our butts off. We make many sacrifices to cover our full-time RVing costs on a bare-bones income, but the options to choose where and how we get online is well worth the effort.