RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #588 ~ October 4, 2009

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #588 ~ October 4, 2009

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Bob and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary yesterday. We've spent more than half of our married life as full-time RVers. Living in the close quarters of an RV and working together suits us. Some couples say all that closeness would bother them. We thrive on it.

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.

~ Volunteer Museum Hosts Wanted in Alaska for Summer of 2010
~ Business to Go, Anywhere in the USA or Canada
~ GTI Site Maps and Guides
~ Smiling Work Campers Wanted for CA RV Park
~ Work Camping with Paid Extra Hours in MO

The freshest ads are on the October Job Listings page.

~ October Job Listings

To see those posted the first of last week, you'll want the September page.

~ September Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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

Show Booths – 18 Tips to Make Them a Sales Success

Show booths work well for us. Here are some of the reasons why our booth was a hit:

1. Had product at the show booths for people to buy. Booth display items are good. But, the money is in having products for cash and carry sales.

3. Had a limited number of specially priced products. We let people know that when those were gone, they were gone. It created an urgency for them to buy now.

6. Got people involved. Had products for them to try. We tempted their senses.

7. Offered a sample that they had to use right on the spot, before they left the show booth. Take home samples get thrown away, lost, or forgotten about.

8. Didn't pre-judge who would or wouldn't want the products. Assumed everyone was interested.

11. Had a basket filled with mixed products. It must be human nature to like to sort through boxes and baskets looking for things. People love going through assortments and choosing items to buy.

16. During slow times, visited with those working the vendor booths next to us. Instead of burying our heads in a book, we met our neighbors. They bought from us. And, they told people stopping at their booth about us and our products.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Show Booth Success Tips

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Working RVer Tip

Market Your Maturity

If you are looking for a seasonal job over the winter holidays, you are competing against college students on winter break. Position yourself to make your maturity an asset.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

The Value of Old Ads

~~ An RVer asks: There is nothing more annoying than getting excited reading an ad and then at the end of it says this position is already filled. What is the point of that other than wasting someone's time, and aggravating them?

~~ I answered in part: The point of leaving up all the Help Wanted ads is to help you in planning and preparing for the future.

You can use them to compare with ads that aren't filled.

You can also use the ads in planning from one year to the next because many businesses hire in a pattern. If the Christmas tree farm advertised in July of this year, it probably will advertise in July of next year.

You can use the ads to get ideas of what kind of work is out there.

The company that is hiring people to put up Christmas decorations may have all its positions filled for this year. But, did you know (or stop to think about) that that was even a job possibility? They'll likely be hiring next year. And, if there's one company doing that work, chances are there are many others.

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

~ The Value of Old (Filled) Ads

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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.

~ Distribute visitor guides
~ Teach on-line courses
~ White water guide
~ Discount store cashier/associate
~ Photograph events and sell to participants

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Working RVer Tip

Look to Past Employers

If your previous employer does seasonal hiring, you may be ahead of other applicants. If they don't have to spend time and money training you, that is a definite advantage.

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Your Working While RVing Comments Answered

Million Dollar Motorhome Owners

~~ An RVer writes: Some RV park owners practice total snobbery. They only want someone who is driving a million dollar motorhome.

Why someone who has that kind of money would be looking for a camping job is beyond me.

~~ I replied in part: "Birds of a feather flock together." Have you heard the phrase? Some RVers who drive the expensive motorhomes want to park exclusively with others driving similar coaches. They create a demand for the exclusive motorhome only RV parks.

That doesn't make the park owners snobs. It makes them business owners who provide a service RVers want and are willing to pay for. It is understandable that they would want their staff's rig to blend in with that of their clientele.

People driving those expensive rigs need jobs for the same reasons anyone else does. Money to make their motorcoach payments is one reason. Cutting their campground costs by volunteer workamping may be what makes it possible for them to afford their rigs. Or, again, just like people driving the less fancy rigs, they want to stay busy, contribute to society, use their skills, gain new skills, or simply be productive citizens.

~~ Post your thoughts and read other comments on the website.

~ Million Dollar Motorhome Owners

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Working RVers in the News

Non-camping Magazines Applaud Camper Volunteers

More than 170 national wildlife refuges are receiving volunteer help from campers. Outdoors magazines are taking note of the good deeds RVers do. A short article in the October issue of Fur-Fish-Game magazine reports the above statistic. It goes on to say the refuges provide RV sites and hookups, cabins, or bunkhouses for the volunteer workers. It uses the term "camper volunteers" and describes the workers as mostly snowbird retirees.

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Watkins Bus. Info

Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Associate (ID #362289). You could be one, too.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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Working RVer Tip

Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open

Be alert. Look for new information. Listen for new job opportunities. Be open to new situations.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Where there is great love there are always miracles. ~ Will Cather

Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. ~ Ella Fitgerald

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

(c) 2009 All Rights reserved

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