RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #595 ~ November 21, 2009

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #595 ~ November 21, 2009

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Bob and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

We have much to be thankful for again this year. We are fortunate to have work we enjoy. We are thankful for each of you, are loyal subscribers, website visitors, customers -- and friends.

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.

~ Park Hosts Wanted Government Canyon State Natural Area San Antonio, TX
~ Motorcycle ATV Shop Workers Needed CA and OR
~ RV Park Maintenance in KS with Shop for Possible Mechanic Business
~ RV Park and Campground Coordinator Needed in WY, Summer 2010
~ Workamper Position in GA, Dec. 2009 through Spring 2010

The freshest ads are on the November Job Listings page.

~ November Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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Workers On Wheels Blog

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~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

Don't underestimate the power of receptionists, secretaries, hostesses, and other support staff.

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

Starting a Cake Decorating Business

Is an RV home cake decorating business right for you? Besides baking, and putting the fancy touches on these sweet confections, you can teach cake design classes and sell cake decorations.

Should You Start a Cake Decorating Business?

by Tag and Catherine Goulet of FabJob.com

With the low-carb craze over with, there has been a return to the idea of eating for pleasure, ushered in largely by the popular book French Women Don’t Get Fat. Single servings and the personal touch are in -- cupcakes are very popular right now, as are gourmet mini-cakes.

Cake decorators tap into the fact that people love to feel special, and are always looking for something new and unique. Clients who are tired of the supermarket's tired-old sheet cake with a cartoon character are looking for handmade, out-of-the ordinary cakes that truly reflect the theme of the celebration… and when they do, they’ll come to you.

Not only are people looking for custom, creative cakes, they are willing to pay for them too. The average amount spent on a wedding has nearly doubled in the last 20 years, and the average cost of wedding cake is $543, according to the Bridal Association of America.

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

~ Cake Decorating

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Working RVer Tip

Let volunteering show off your skills and talents. It can increase your contacts and make you visible to those who hire. Volunteering doesn't need to be a full-time thing. Even a one-shot deal of a few hours can make a big difference.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Agriculture Jobs

~~ Gary asks: Where can I find agriculture jobs while traveling in the US and Canada? I am a retired agriculture science teacher and would like to find work to help pay for our travels. I have worked for cattle, horse ranches, and do have some experience with nurseries (plants).

~~ I answered in part: Check with grain elevators, farm co-ops, farm supply stores, and county agricultural extension agents. They'll know the area farmers and ranchers.

Go to schools and meet your colleagues, other ag science teachers.

You might want to continue teaching. Develop a class or workshop. Could be an evening workshop that you could present to area farmers on some specialty. Might be a six week class you could do as part of a community adult ed program.

Do you have, or can you get, special certification that some agriculture jobs require? Pesticide applicators need to be certified, at least in some areas.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer -- and add your comments -- on the website.

~ Agriculture Jobs

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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.

~ Wash RV windows
~ Telecommunications infrastructure contractor
~ Sales person for membership parks
~ Visitor Center host/hostess
~ Teach musical instrument lessons at a snowbird park

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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

Take advantage of training and certification when it is offered. Keep track of classes you take, certifications you receive, etc., so you have the documentation if it is needed later.

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Website Business

Sometimes things are too close to home to see. Bob and I make part of our living from our websites. Yet, in looking at the Work-for-RVers-and-Campers.com website, I just realized the section on website businesses is missing.

Here are some ways others are using their websites to earn some significant sums:

• Affiliate marketing
• Sharing life experiences
• Working as a referrer or finding
• Travel guides
• Creating and selling e-books
• Sales and rental agents
• Website building for others
• Net auction sellers
• Creating and selling hardgoods

~~ Read more about what they are doing and how they are doing it on the website.

~ Building Websites

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Working RVer Tip

Gauge your quality standards to that of your boss. He evaluates you according to his priorities.

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Reader Feedback

~~ Jerry G. writes: Coleen, Thank you for your newsletter. As a result of last month's issue, Mary and I will be volunteering at the Westport Maritime Museum next summer. The Washington coast has been on our list of must sees for a few years but we never made it up there. After exchanging a few emails and then talking to Lyn at the Museum, we are really looking forward to it. Never would have found the job if it was not for your newsletter.

~~ Read more comments we've received from RVers, employers, and volunteer coordinators.

~ From our readers.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~ W. T. Purkiser

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

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