The Best Jobs for a Rock Climber

Professional Rock Climber – end post….

If it was only that easy.

Unfortunately for most of us Gumbies, getting paid to climb is a bit unrealistic. Besides getting a gig working the front desk at a gym there aren’t any easily attenable incomes that directly relate to climbing.

Climbing Jobs

The problem with Rock Climbing is that it makes us want to spend all our time traveling around in search of new routes. Corporate America makes this difficult with most entry level positions having only 2 weeks vacation(per year). This also doesn’t account for the long hours that many employers want you to work including weekends.

Well enough is enough! 

Traditional jobs do not cut it for modern Rock Climbers. We need flexibility in both hours and locations. This means:

  • Being able to climb with the conditions are good and do your work when it’s not
  • Do work at night or in the morning and climb during the day
  • Travel around the world and remotely work while on vacation
  • Live a lifestyle that is cost effective #vanlife!

This post will list the top jobs that any Rock Climber would dream of. If you know of any other let us know in the comments!

Jobs for Rock Climbers

Now that we know what a Rock Climber wants in a job we have to decide what skills we need in order to make money. In 2017 Remote work is booming and getting started now can give you a head start on your new career.

Rock Climbing Work

The easiest way to make money on the internet is by:

  • Writing: This could be blog or freelance work
  • Photography: Selling images online or working for clients
  • Online Business: Starting a business that is based online
  • Remote Job: Getting a remote job in your current profession

All these jobs have their advantages and disadvantages. The main benefit is that all these jobs can be done from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This means that you can be at a coffee shop in France in the morning and then get a quick session at Fontainebleau in the afternoon.

Let’s go into each specific pros and cons of each profession and discuss exactly how to get started making money!

Climbing Jobs – Writer

Getting started making money as a writer has never been easier and is a perfect Rock Climbing Job. With a high demand for website content, copyrighting, and ebook writers you can start making an income as soon as today!

Online Writing JobsWriting Pros

  • Low Start-up Costs
  • Low Skill Need
  • Wide Variety of Options

If you have a laptop with an internet connection you are half way to starting working as a writer. The start-up costs for writing is virtually non-existent, which makes this one of the best ways to start making money as a Rock Climber.

The skills required to be a writer are well, being able to write. The quality of your writing will reflect your income, but don’t let that discourage you. You can easily make $20/hr if you are working efficiently. Your writing skills will increase the more you write so get started as soon as possible.

As a writer, you can pursue many different aspects of writing. You can get starting writing blog posts for internet marketers and then switch over to copywriting for a novel.

The possibilities are endless and the potential is limitless!

Writing online climbingWriting Cons

  • Pay can be low when starting
  • Can be repetitive
  • Competition is high

Let’s face it, no job is perfect. Being a writer can be hard. You have to struggle with things like competition and repetitive writing. Even though some situations are not ideal, the flexibility this industry gives you it’s worth giving it a try.

One of the biggest advantages to being an online writer is picking your own hours. If you only need to make $100 bucks today than just write until to make that and then go climb the rest of the day. If you want to make more than you can spend all day writing without taking a break. The chose is yours!

As we mentioned before, the quality of your writing will dictate how much you are able to make per word. This means that you can work fewer hours and make the same money if you boost your writing skills.

If you are looking to get started making a Full-Time income online then we suggest you take a look at Writer Help Wanted. They offer an online course that will get you started making up to $1500 a week!

To get started with the online writing course Click Here!

Note: if you would like to start a writing career and have a story about rock climbing Contact Us and we will talk about getting you Published!

Climbing Job – Photographer

As climbers, we end up traveling to some of the most beautiful places in the world. Why not try to capitalize on capturing the gorgeous scenery?

Climbing Photo

Getting paid for photography is the ideal profession for a Rock Climber aside from a Professional Climber. Selling your pictures on the internet or getting promotional endorsements as never been easier. Instagram is essentially turned into a public portfolio for photographers.

Many people are making tons of money for their photography although getting started can be difficult. That being said, making a modest income is easier than you think. Getting to a Jimmy Chin status will be rather impractical but scoring some sweet gigs is far from impossible.

Photography Pros

  • Easy to get passionate about
  • Fast to get started
  • Climbing and Photography go hand in hand

Photography is something that is easy to get passionate about. It’s something that lets you express your creative side and share your experiences with the rest of the world.

The of the main benefits of having photography be your Rock Climbing job is that most of the crags around the world are perfect for nature photography. You will be able to actually work and climb at the same time! Does it get any better than that?

Camera ClimberIf you haven’t figured it out already, your iPhone camera will not cut it in the photography world. You will need to invest in a good quality DSLR camera if you haven’t already. Take a look at the 5 Cameras we suggest you start with.

Photography Cons

  • Camera gear is expensive
  • Competition is high
  • Reputation is everything

This is not really negative things, just obstacles that you must overcome to make a good living. Knowing the ins and outs of the business is invaluable.

You will need to get started with an online photo submission service to start getting paid fast. There are many different options out there but some of them cost a fortune to sign up for.

We suggest you sign up for Photography Job Online. They offer a $1 trial to new users so you can get started risk-free. It’s worth checking out to see if you photography will stack up against the competition.

Climbing Job – Online Business

Starting on online business is the most flexible way to make money remotely. In this scenario, you would be an entrepreneur (aka no more bosses) and be able to choose when you work and how much you work.

Online BusinessThe possibilities are infinite when it comes to types of online business opportunities but here are a few proven techniques:

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Drop Shipping Products
  • T-shirt Design Store

These methods give you high earning potentials but the startup can be slow. For any of this businesses, you will have to create a following on social media or drive traffic to your website. This is how you will get people interested in the products you are selling.

Affiliate Marketing

Getting started in Affiliate Marketing is very easy. All you have to do is market currently offered products to your follower base. You will, in turn, get a cut from every purchase.

Rock Climbing JobsSounds easy but without proper guidance, you will most likely struggle to have any success.

If you have the time and money to try to figure it all out on your own then feel try to consult google on the topic.

However, we suggest you check out this system when starting out. It’s something like $5 to start, but it will pay itself off fast.

If you want to start promoting something on your own you can try something like MarketHealth. They offer many herbal health products that give you high payouts. Definitely worth a look.

Drop Shipping

Drop shipping product is very simple. You sell products as if they were your own, but never physically handle them.

Drop shipping

The products can range from a belt buckle to a drone. It can really be anything that you could imagine. As long as you have something you are passionate about then there is something you could drop ship.

You will need to sign up for a drop shipping company in order to have your products sent to your customers. Salehoo has some of the best margins and the most products.

If you don’t like them try to shop around and see if another company works better for you.

T-Shirt Design Store

Designing and selling T-shirts may be the most enjoyable form of online business. If you have any background in graphic design you will have a huge advantage in this.

Making an online store for your shirts is very easy today. The top 2 platforms for creating your store are Shopify and WordPress.

  • Shopify is easy to setup and start selling product but they charge a fee for their services
  • WordPress is a bit more difficult to get started but there are no extra fees

Jobs for Climbing

For tutorials on how to set these up just head on over to YouTube. There are hundreds of quality videos at your disposal.

After you set up your store you will need to link your store to a fulfillment center. This is a company that will print and ship your shirts and other products for you. This means that you don’t have to buy and hold inventory.

The absolute #1 fulfillment company is Printiful. They offer very good consumer service and very good prices. Linking Printiful to your store is extremely simple. With this service, you can start making sales in as little as 24 hours.

Climbing Job – Remote Work

If you are currently working at a full-time job then you might have developed some skills that make you valuable in your industry. In some cases, switching industries at this point in your career could be financially infeasible.

Remote work rock climbing

Today, many companies are offering remote employment to their employees. If you are really interested in remote work you should first inquire about it to your manager. It works more often than you might think.

If you want to move to a different employer but stay in the same industry then you should start looking online for remote work.

Places like Indeed and LinkedIn are good for getting remote jobs, but there are some services that specialize in getting you placed in a remote position. Try looking into this site. is a great resource for finding online work.

Final Thoughts

If you made it this far we hope you enjoyed learning about how Rock Climbers can make money on the internet and still enjoy life.

This is far from a complete guide but we wish you luck on your journey to wherever you may be going!

If you like this article and want more on this topic let us know in the comments below!

Owner and Operator of Every Last Rock. He is dedicated to spreading the Stoke about all things climbing. Often found Bouldering around the US and obsessively training.

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