One of the things we love about RVillage.com (other than that it is a great resource for us RVers) is that it’s owned and operated by a fellow fulltimer.
And the CEO, Curtis Coleman, is building an entirely distributed team.
There is no central office – all of us involved with RVillage work from wherever we are, and we utilize technology to work together as a team.
Just our style!
The initial response to RVillage has been incredible. By the time this post goes live, we’ll be pushing the 4,000 member mark, and we really haven’t even started spreading the word beyond social media and to more mainstream channels . That’s on purpose of course – we are still in ‘Public Beta’ while we continue to smooth out some rough edges – and slow and steady growth is exactly what we have been looking for.
As the membership grows, so must the staff.
Rather immediately our team is looking to add on several additional sales associates, and an experienced North American based developer. Two ends of the spectrum, but hopefully some of you out there looking for mobile income sources might be a fit.
We’d of course love to see these positions filled by people in our community, so we’re announcing them here!
RVillage.com is completely free to us RVers and to all RV Parks.
The operations are funded entirely by advertisers that provide listings in a service directory of local RV-friendly business that is displayed on the right hand side of every screen.
Any business that wants to reach out to RV’ers is welcome – everything from repair shops to restaurants, local attractions to pet services, florists to fishing charters, solar installers to RV detailers.
During our focus groups, we found that most everyone saw these ads as a helpful guide to quickly finding the services and products we need when we pull into a new town. Without local knowledge, it is always handy to know who in an area cares about the unique needs of RVers.
The initial sales team is already out on the roads signing up advertisers – and RVillage is now ready to onboard a second wave.
If this sort of sales work excites you, you can work remotely from wherever you roam in the US – as long as you have internet (hey – we can help you with that!). You pick your own pace of travel, and even where you go.
If you’re interested in learning more, you can submit an application at: http://rvfriendnetwork.com/application/
Ideally RVillage would love to find a full or part-time uber-geek RV’er within our community who is looking for flexible work that they can do remotely on the road. The goal is to find someone who is personally passionate about what RVillage can bring to the RVing world, but RVillage is open to a developer whose office lacks wheels too.
If you are interested in this position please let us know (you can e-mail us at email@example.com) and we will send you more of the technical details of what skills and experience RVillage is looking for, and if you are interested we will get you in touch with the right people.
If there are other roles you think you might be able to add to the RVillage team, you can also submit an application – and as the team is ready to expand, they’ll be in touch.
Stay Tuned for Our Next Live Video Chat!
March totally slipped by us – our available bandwidth and time never quite aligned to host a live video chat. We’re heading to more urban areas soon, where bandwidth should be more abundant.
It’ll probably come as no surprise what our topic will be:
Building Community on the Road (with RVillage.com)
In this video chat, we’ll talk about the challenges of forming a sense of community on the road – and how it differs from living in one place. We’ll share the role we see RVillage playing in community building, and give you a tour of RVillage’s features for making new friends and keeping in touch with existing ones. This will be part discussion and part tutorial. A Q&A session about RVillage and community on the road to follow.
As soon as we schedule the chat, we’ll announce it on our special e-mail list just for our video chat announcements. You can sign up on our Live Video Cast center (and view archives of past chats) to get those notifications.