RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #557 ~ March 1, 2009

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Workers On Wheels
Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Welcome to all of you joining us after finding the link to Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com in the March/April AARP Magazine.

RV park and campground managers are looking for spring and summer help now. That is for the coming 2009 season that is just around the corner. They are looking for help that can start next week or next month, not next year. I've heard from several RVers who have Work Wanted ads on our site and while they are looking for 2010 positions, employers are contacting them about 2009 openings.

Bob and I started this Workers On Wheels newsletter 16 years ago, in February 1994. If you'd like to know more about its progression through the years, you'll find it on our About Us page.

~ About Us -- And the Workers On Wheels Newsletter

Thank you for being with us, regardless of where along the road you joined us. We value your friendship and your business. We look forward to doing the newsletter and websites in the years to come.

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,


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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here's a sampling of the most recently listed job openings.

~ Camphost and Gatehouse Attendant in TX
~ Verde Plaza, Tucson, AZ, Bilingual Work Camper Needed
~ Work Camp Couples and Entertainers Needed At Alaska Park - Bonus
~ Long Term Management Couple Wanted For Active Senior RV Resort
~ Christian RV Resort In Northwest Texas Seeking Work Campers

The Help Wanted ads from this past week are on the February Job Listings page.

~ February Job Listings

The Help Wanted ads coming in today and throughout the next few weeks are on the March Job Listings page.

~ March Job Listings

For the archives of previously posted job listings, see the monthly job index page.

~ Job Listing Index

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Working RVer Tip

Know Before You Go

Before applying for a job, do a little research on the company. Take a look at their website. If it is a campground, read their listing in the campground directories.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Income Tax Questions

~~ Kathy asks: My husband and I will be retiring next year. We've been looking into volunteering or working 20-25 hours per week. However, we've heard that many places will send you a 1099 for the value of your campsite when you are a volunteer/work, which increases your taxable income. Is this true?

~~ I replied in part: I understand that some, but very few, government parks and programs send out 1099s.

As for private campgrounds, IRS publications state that if lodging is on the employer's business premises, and is for the employer's benefit, and is a requirement for the job that the value of the lodging is not taxed.

Read the rest of my answer, and get links to other income tax discussions, on the website.

~ Tax Consequences

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Ways RVers Make Money

Here’s a sampling of work RVers can do to cut their expenses, earn a living and pay for their travels.

~ Teach Quilting
~ Mobile Disc Jockey
~ Campground Pool Lifeguard
~ Sell Placemat Advertising
~ Laundry Attendant
~ Trolley Drivers
~ Researcher

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Business Licenses

~~ Cathy writes: In regard to business licenses, I've heard…

(a) you don't need one if you are selling small items in small amounts.

(b) you need one in each state that you sell.

(c) you just need one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

~~ I answered in part: Several things come into play on this….

For one thing, people mix up terms. Some folks mistakenly think that a business license and sales tax license are the same thing. They aren't. A business license shows you have registered your business. A sales tax license, which is more correctly referred to as a sales tax permit or an "authority certificate to collect sales tax" is a separate critter.

Another thing is that some people look at what is legally required and others look at what you can probably get by with (or without). I'd guess there are many small business owners who don't bother with a business license, don't get caught, and don't worry about whether what they are doing is right or wrong.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer on the website.

~ Business Licenses

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Working RVer Tip

Put Your Tax Refund to Work If you are getting a tax refund, put it to work for you. Invest in a home business you can do -- and earn from -- while traveling or while parked at your volunteer position.

If you aren't getting a tax refund, that's all the better reason to invest in a home business.

I personally recommend The Summit Group and SBI.

~ The Summit Group


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Reader Feedback

~~ Theresa writes: Dear Coleen, I might be able to have my dream come true with an RV so I can travel and earn money. Your website and information has kept my dream alive. Thank you so much for your time and dedication.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. ~ Richard Bach

One's philosophy is expressed in the choices one makes. ~ Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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