RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #582 ~ August 26, 2009

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Workers On Wheels
Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #582 ~ August 26, 2009

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Bob and I worked the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik, AK this past weekend. We set up a vending booth, selling Watkins products. Selling is fun when people come up to you and exclaim how they have been searching for the very products you are selling. That is what we heard over and over again this weekend.

There's a shortage of Watkins associates all over the USA and Canada. It's an easy way to make some extra cash. You can start for $39.95. There are no required monthly minimums.

~ Coleen's Watkins Website

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.

~ Immediate Two Month Caretaking Position in TX
~ Workcampers Wanted in Warm, Sunny South Texas for the Winter Season
~ Volunteer Workcamping at FL Wildlife Management Area
~ Maintenance Repair Position at FL Campground
~ Workcamper Needed in Montgomery, AL

The freshest ads are on the August Job Listings page.

~ August 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


Believe in yourself and the job that you do. If you aren't quite sure -- if your belief isn't all that strong, yet -- borrow someone else's belief. Look at their success. Listen to them when they point out your successes.

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New Pages On Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com

Find a Campground Job: Here's the Secret for Finding a Workamper Job You'll Love

Find a campground job that you love! You'll be where you want to work. You'll be working with RVers that you want to work with. Here's the secret for doing just that.

Physically go to the area where you want to work before accepting a job. Find a campground there that looks appealing to you. Check in as a paying customer for a few days. Look. Listen. Absorb. Be out and about. Visit with the campers. Visit with the staff and management. Get a feel for the place.

If you like what you see and hear there, if it feels right, then approach management about a work. Apply for the job in person.

I have heard oh so many sad tales from work campers who spent much time and money traveling somewhere for the sole purpose of a specific job. When they got there, the job wasn't what they thought it would be. Or, the park didn't look like the brochure pictures. Or, they generally disliked that part of the country.

Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Secret to Finding Campground Job You'll Love

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Working RVer Tip

Make Your RV Work Friendly

Modify your RV to make it better for your work. Add a desk. Turn a bunk room into a work room. Add solar so you don't need an electric hook-up. Remove the couch and build a storage cabinet in its place. Turn the cargo area of a toy hauler into a work station. Modify according to the work you do.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Camp Job Warnings

~~ ReAnn asks: I so enjoy your website and I got my first workcamp job from an ad that was on it last March. Unfortunately, the experience was absolutely terrible, as the owner of the RV resort was an awful person, and I could never recommend this resort for anyone to work. Do you have somewhere on your website that allows we workcampers to say, "please contact us privately before ever accepting a job at 'a certain' RV resort"?

~~ I answered in part: One of the reasons we don't have a warnings page is that most stories have two sides. I often hear them both. I don't automatically black ball a campground or RV park when I get a complaint from a workamper – just as I don't refuse a Work Wanted ad from an RVer just because a campground owner reported him as being less than an ideal worker.

I appreciate that you want to help your fellow RVers. Here's a way you can do that: Write up a list of questions you can ask before accepting your next job that will help you determine if it is a good match for you or not. Send me the list of questions and I can post them for all working RVers to use as a checklist.

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

~ Camp Job Warnings

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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.

~ Tree planting for conservation programs
~ Flea market concessionaire
~ Sell art supplies through a direct marketing (such as a party plan)
~ Contract software engineer
~ Teach standardized test preparation classes

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Turn Dreams into Reality

Set your own hours. Have time to travel. Be with family and friends. Build a business you can do from home, whether you live in a stick-built house or an RV. Secure your financial future.

~ Build a Business Helping Others

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Working RVer Tip

Networking Takes Time

Most every job coach will tell you that you'll find the best jobs via networking. They may, however, forget to tell you how much time networking takes. You'll need to decide if participating in online discussion boards, attending group meetings, and volunteering on committees is worth the time it takes or not.

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Reader Feedback

~~ Anna Greene from Georgia writes: Hi Coleen, I just wanted to say thank you for the informational, timely newsletter and all the helpful work you do! Unlike some other sources, you do not charge for your valuable information. I am looking so forward to retiring sooooon and already have a couple of workamper jobs lined up even though I am a single. One day I hope to make it all the way to Alaska (workamping, of course).

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Positive RVing Attitudes

A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart. ~ Unknown

The greatest achievement is to out perform yourself. ~ Denis Waitley

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

(c) 2009 All Rights reserved

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