RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #611 ~ March 13, 2010

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #611 ~ March 13, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Watkins just came out with an immune enhancing energy drink mix. It is 100% natural. It is high in antioxidants. It was formulated by physicians to give an energy boost without caffeine. Our work over the next few months is going to focus on helping people get this product. We're selling it ourselves. We are also recruiting associates who want to sell this and other natural Watkins products. Read more about it on our Watkins website.

~~ Watkins Immunergy

Have you noticed the articles on the Workers On Wheels website written by Martin Shenkman? They are different than most tax and legal articles you see for working RVers because Marty is an accountant and an attorney, as well as a new RVer. Take time to read them and you just might save yourself some tax dollars.

Stop by the website frequently. Job openings keep coming in. The question and answer sections keeps growing. We keep adding articles. We usually update daily. Have a wonderful week and keep in touch.

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.

~ Need Someone to Tow 5th Wheel from CA to MO
~ Pay Plus for WA RV Park Manager
~ Work Camp Job at Anahim Lake Resort and RV Park, Canada
~ Work Camp Position in UT, 10 Hours/Week Work for RV Site
~ Salary and RV Site for FL Work Camp Position

The freshest ads 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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Workers On Wheels Blog

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~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

Keep a running record of training you receive. This could include on-the-job training for such things as a campground reservation software program. Or, a certification you receive for dispensing propane or applying pesticides. Also include workshops at RV rallies and community education classes.

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Feature Page On Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com

Camp Hosting Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting the Job

Twenty camp hosting questions to ask before accepting a workamping job. You'll save yourself a lot of headaches if you ask these questions - and pay attention to the answers - before you accept.

1. How many hours will you be expected to work each week in exchange for the campsite?

3. Will it be in a concentrated period of time, such as two full days?

7. Exactly, what does “light maintenance” include?

8. What does “some grounds work” really entail?

12. Does “centrally located” mean in the midst of the city, or half way between thither and yon?

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

~ Camp Hosting Questions

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Working RVer Tip

Having a first aid and CPR certification is a plus for many jobs.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Work in This Economy

~~ Lu Ella asks: What is the availability of work for RVers in this economy? I have been out of the workamper scene for six years and am getting ready to return within the next six months. Has the state of the economy affected the amount of work out there?

~~ I answered in part: It seems as money tightened, more campground owners were eager to do the work camping exchanges.

One particular thing I've noticed is that the poor economy lead more people to focus on alternative lifestyles and different ways of doing things. Living in an RV and working off site rent has gotten a lot of press coverage. Many of those news stories erroneously describe RVers as receiving a "free" site, thereby discrediting your time and efforts.

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

~ Working in This Economy

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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.

~ Sell dog related products at dog shows
~ Tour guide at tourist attractions
~ Campground electrician
~ Teach candle making
~ Preparing marketing plans

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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

Some people assume that the job of the camp host is to visit with and be nice to campers visiting the park. That may be true, but don't count on it. It could just as easily be that the real job of the camp host is to clean the bathrooms or porta-potties.

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

Plotting the Great Escape: Leaving Your Job for Self-Employment

by Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD

Quitting Your Job to Start a Business? Some Things to Consider First

Quitting your job isn't the first thing you should do if you're ready to leave your job and start an RV based business. You need to consider taxes, insurance, cash flow, agreements, etc.

Your Employment Agreement is Important - Read It Before You Resign

Your employment agreement, or the similar agreement you have with your employer, is important. These could affect how, when, and possibly, even if, you depart to start your own business.

Adequate Cash Flow Is the Life Blood of Your Business

Cash flow is one of the biggest challenges to a new business. Do cost estimates. Crunch the numbers before you jump. It can be especially dangerous if you underestimate your business costs.

Business Insurance Coverage to Protect You and Your Property

Review all the business insurance coverage you need and obtain costs. Be careful to evaluate insurance coverage in light of any unique circumstances working from an RV might create.

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

~ Quitting Your Job

~ Employment Agreement

~ Cash Flow

~ Business Insurance

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Working RVer Tip

Some supervisors want you to take the initiative to do what you see needs doing. Others expect you to follow instructions and do as you are told. Knowing your boss's management style and adapting to it can make your job go smoothly.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

What you do with what you know is more important than how much you know. ~ Unknown

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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