Make Money RVing for Good Sam
Carey and Julia Bryant gave up their regular 9-5s for life on the road as traveling sales reps for Good Sam and haven't looked back.
Carey and Julia Bryant couldn’t ignore the call of the highway. Sure, the West Texas couple were doing just fine staying in one place. Carey sold membership-based group buying programs; Julia was an executive director of a chamber of commerce and part-time actress in TV and movies.
But they couldn’t overcome their desire to see “this beautiful country that God created,” explains Julia. So the couple loaded up their motorhome and hit the road well before their retirement ages. In short order, the pair found work as Good Sam reps. The job entails carrying out inspections and developing market plans for parks promoted online, on social media, and in the Good Sam Campground & Coupon Guide.
For the Bryants, the job combines their love of seeing the country with the freedom that comes only from RVing.
“Having the opportunity to travel while working is the biggest perk we can think of,” explains Julia. “Working together and being together all day, every day, is something we weren’t used to previously with our jobs.”
Deep Roots on the Road
From the beginning, both Julia and Carey seemed destined for life on the highway. Carey worked his first job starting at age 13 at his family-owned RV Park, and the family frequently traveled in their Travco motorhome. Julia traveled across the country with her military father, catching the travel bug along the way.
Fast forward through their meeting, marriage, and successful careers, and the couple began looking into the possibility of RV park ownership.
“Carey just so happened to come across an RV park that was for sale and thought that was the answer, so he contacted Good Sam to see what it would take to make it a member park and boost visibility,” says Julia. “Long story short, the Good Sam reps that Carey connected with were old customers and friends from 20 years prior!”
It didn’t take long to convince the Bryants to ditch the ownership plan and represent Good Sam on the Road. Within the year, the couple began traversing their sales territory of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
Using their sales background, the rep team gives each park the best possible chance to reach out to potential customers through Good Sam’s presence in print, online, and on social media.
Putting Skills Into Practice
Strong sales experience is a must for reps who meet Good Sam customers. A rep needs to have a high comfort level of presenting our programs, getting the RV park on board, and the knowledge of entering the material into the company’s online directory tool to fulfill their order or update their information.
Big Payoffs, Amazing Adventure
While traveling, the Bryants find plenty of time to indulge in fun and sightseeing.
“For the first time ever, we took the time to go bike riding, learned how to play disc golf, go grocery shopping, and cooking together,” says Julia. They also enjoy being part of a greater team.
“It’s really fun to go into one of those stores and know that we’re all part of one big team,” says Julia. “I have friends who are jealous that I got to meet our CEO, Marcus Lemonis.”