RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #616 ~ April 18, 2010

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #616 ~ April 18, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

It's good to have the perspectives of others -- even if you don't agree with them.

I've just posted a series of articles to the Workers On Wheels website that I don't fully agree with. If you've been a subscriber for long, or if you've read my articles in other publications, you probably know that I am not a big proponent of detailed planning.

Countless spouses, partners, and adult children have written me with sad accounts of how their loved ones dreamed or planned themselves to death. They never made it full-time RVing because they were always preparing. They literally died getting ready, trying to have everything right before they embarked on their dreams.

Bob and I started out as working full-time RVers under what many would call less than ideal conditions. Our RV was 25 years old. We had very little RVing experience. We didn't have jobs lined up. We didn't have a lot of money. We didn't have the blessing and encouragement of our family. We consider it fortunate that our research into it amounted to my skimming through a couple books and that we really didn't know what we were doing. We didn't have a concrete plan. When we decided we wanted to be full-time RVers so that we could travel and enjoy life together, we got after it and did it. That was back in 1991 and it's one of the best decisions we've ever made.

Martin M. Shenkman, attorney and certified public accountant, has a different perspective than I do. He stresses the importance of planning and being ready. You can read his articles on my website.

~ Shenkman's Articles

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,

Coleen

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Current Job Openings for RVers

We have job listings that pay for all hours worked. There are also some asking for a total of 10 to 20 work for the RV site. For those of you looking for volunteer positions, you can find some of them, too.

Here's a sampling of the most recently listed job openings.

~ Salary and RV Site for Full-time RV Park Position In AR
~ National Forest Volunteer Camphost Opportunity In CO
~ Alpaca Ranch Work Camping in Colorful CO
~ Salaried Work Camper Needed for FL RV Park Campground
~ Work Campers Needed in IA for City Campground

The freshest ads are on the April Job Listings page.

~ April 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 Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

If you have a series of similar jobs from years ago, consider combining them into one listing on your resume. It may read something such as, "Five years retail experience."

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Workkamping? Is It Really Worth It?

Full-time RVer Mary Keyser asked a question that brought up more differing opinions. She shared her perspective on working a campground job.

~~ Read the longer version of Mary's question and the replies -- and add your comments -- on the website.

~ Workkamping Discussion

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Working RVer Tip

If you put on your resume that you are retired, it sends the message that your days of serious working are over. That may or may not be what you want to convey.

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

Retirement: Are You Financially Ready?

by Martin Shenkman and Judy Justice

When it comes to time put those dreams to reality, the little thing called "money" comes up. Even if you think you have plenty to go around during retirement, the question of "how much to spend?" still comes into play. It really isn't "play." For most of us, this is quite serious because our futures depend on it.

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

~ Ready for Retirement?

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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.

~ Park registration
~ Block mason
~ Teach wine making
~ Travel writer
~ Natural crafter

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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

If a Help Wanted indicates they are looking for a "retired" person, it usually means that they do not intend to pay you enough to live on. They expect you to have other income.

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

Turning Your Hobby Into a Business Can Make (or Save) You Money While RVing

by Martin Shenkman and Judy Justice

A business approach offers a possible solution to an RVer's cash needs. I can hear some saying, "I want to just play in my RV." That is fine, but for those that realize the benefits of having the RV for playing and for paying -- keep reading.

With all the financial turmoil of the past few years, few of us feel as secure as we once did (and in fact, most of us aren't). The economy still has a long way to go to regain its footing, so more bumps in the financial road are likely.

If playing in your RV is your goal, play away, but play intelligently. For many of us, that intelligent playing will mean using our existing skills and/or hobbies (or perhaps a new one) to earn a few bucks or to offset expenses we'd otherwise have to pay while playing in our RV.

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

~ Turning Your Hobby into a Business

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Working RVer Tip

Putting your year of high school graduation on your resume or job application tells prospective employers your age.

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

A Sole Proprietorship is the Business Structure of Choice for Some RVers

A sole proprietorship is the simplest form of business for RVers to set-up. Here's an example of an RVing couple who did that, along with advice and information from Martin Shenkman, CPA, JD.

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

~ Sole Proprietorship

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Working RVer Tip

Former bosses are good sources of job leads. So are employed friends.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

Concentration is the secret of strengths in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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