RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #609 ~ February 28, 2010

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #609 ~ February 28, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

You know how you sometimes ask a question and I have to preface my answer with a disclaimer? Something such as, "I'm not a lawyer or an accountant and cannot give you legal or expert tax advice." Well, we now have a CPA and attorney writing articles for the Workers On Wheels website!

Please meet and welcome attorney and tax expert Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, JD. Mr. Shenkman's current expertise is with legal and accounting matters. But, as the new owner of a 19-foot Airstream travel trailer, he's gaining knowledge about being an RVer. You'll find one of his first contributions further down in this newsletter.

It's been a busy writing and Watkins week for me.

As for Bob, his work this past week shows that he's thinking about fishing. He's been busy tying flies, fixing rods, and cleaning and repairing reels.

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.

~ Workcamping Position in MO at Camping Resort
~ Immediate Opening for Paid Position at CA Motorsport RV Park
~ Permanent Activities Director Position TX
~ Wanted: Person to Do Mowing at My Residence in Texas
~ Volunteer Workampers Needed at Retreat Center Camp in OH

The freshest ads are on the February Job Listings page.

~ February 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

Interest in your work can be your passport to a better job.

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

RV Business Issues

by Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, JD

Running a business from your RV can be a great way to keep bringing home the bacon, stay active, keep busy, ..., all while enjoying the RV lifestyle. But, don't assume that because it's only a "home" business that you run in your jeans and t-shirt that you can ignore tax, legal, and other formalities. If it's a real business, you need to treat it with the appropriate care or you'll face tax, legal, and other woes. When planning for what might even be a small home/RV business, the rules can be quite complicated.

I'll give you an overview of many of the points you need to consider for an RV business. Then, additional articles will explore many of these issues in greater detail and depth. Each article will try to give you some practical bottom line advice you can use. Some topics:

• Should you set up an entity?
• Uncle Sam Wants You! (to pay your taxes)
• Employee versus independent contractor
• Deductions
• Depreciation
• Recordkeeping
• Insurance

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

~ RV Business Issues - Introducing Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, JD

I've posted two more of Mr. Shenkman's articles on the website. They both cover the same topic, new vehicle tax deductions. The one article is an easy to read, overview. The other is in-depth. Some of you like short articles that you can skim through quickly. Commendably, Martin has made it clear that he wants his articles to have substance and give you solid information. So we're trying this format to see how it goes. Take a look and let me know what you think.

~ The Quick Overview

~ The In-depth Detailed Article

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Working RVer Tip

RVers can do most jobs that non-RVers can do. Campground jobs are one choice, but not the only choice.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

In Motion Satellite Unit

~~ John asks: Where is the best place to look for a mobile in motion satellite unit?

~~ I answered in part: Okay, all you RVers out there that have the in motion satellite units -- what do you suggest? Help John out by sharing your knowledge and experience.

~~ Add your comments on the website.

~ In Motion Satellite Unit

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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.

~ Fishing guide
~ Make and sell wood crafts
~ Workshop host
~ Pumpkin lot attendant
~ Teach kayak lessons

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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

Research what you want to do and prepare. But, don't fall prey to perfection paralysis.

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

A Romance Writer Touches Hearts: Here's How to Get Started

Does the idea of being a romance writer strike your fancy? I know some of you scoff at the idea. But, romance novels sell. Someone writes all those love stories and gets paid for doing so.

Writing a romance novel and RVing are highly compatible. You can write from wherever your RV travels take you. But, you can also use your travels to research and help set the scene for your books.

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

~ Romance Writer

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Working RVer Tip

If a prospective employer asks to see a picture of your rig, it is most likely because they want to see if it is neat or if it is an eyesore.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Never let yesterday use up too much of today. ~ Will Rogers

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. ~ Churton Collins

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35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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