RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #633 ~ August 15, 2010

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #633 ~ August 15, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

The longer I work with RVers, the more I'm convinced there's something for everyone who wants to work while RVing. Your skills, background, and physical capabilities make a difference in what is out there for you, of course. But there is such a variety, I can't imagine that there isn't something suitable for most everyone. Fortunately, not all of us would want to do the same jobs, even if we could.

We appreciate hearing from you. Keep your questions, comments, and working RVer stories coming.

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

Coleen

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Current Job Openings for RVers

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

~ KY: Hourly Wage, Plus RV Site w/WSE for Entrance Station Hosts in 2011
~ TX: 25 Hrs./Week for FHU Site and Amenities at Active 55+ RV Resort
~ AZ: Volunteer Camphost Wanted at Fool Hollow Lake State Park
~ KY: Hourly Pay Plus RV Site with Sewer and Water at Boat-In Campground
~ TN: Dollywood & Dollywood Splash Country Positions for 2011

The freshest ads are on the August Job Listings page.

~ August 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

When there is a long lag time between the hiring date and the first day of work, there is a good chance that something will change and the original agreement will never play out.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Taking On-line Surveys

~~ Barrie asks: Are the web site survey companies for real? By paying them, can you really take surveys for money or does it just make them money by paying them a subscription to their list?

~~ I answered in part: You've hit it on the head with your latter suggestion.

Some of our readers share their experiences, both good and bad. Read more -- and add your comments -- on the website.

~ Survey Takers

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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.

~ RV hitch installation
~ Concrete finisher
~ Sell candles and candle accessories
~ Garden tilling
~ Disney World employee

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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

Employers do check online social networking activity. What you post on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter may be the reason you do -- or don't -- get the job.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Booking Agent for a Band

~~ Mary K. asks: The manager of a family band has contacted me regarding getting them bookings for their time in the Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana area this winter. She has offered $50 for each booking. I have never done anything like this before but I am interested in learning more about it. Do you know anyone who does this now or have any ideas on it?

~~ I answered in part: The $50 per booking fee sounds generous to me, if all you are doing is making referrals and recommendations, putting the two parties in contact.

However, if it requires that you are negotiating contracts, getting them signed, making arrangements for their campground or other lodging, and providing other services, then that is a whole different story.

This may be a great opportunity, with you doing a simple referral and they handle everything else. Then again, it could be very complex.

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

~ Booking Agent for a Band

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Working RVer Tip

It's possible to share too much. There are some things you are just better off not putting on your resume or telling the job interviewer.

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Working RV Profile

Front Desk and Maintenance

~ from Zoe

We are front desk and maintenance workers. We are in our 2nd summer working at the KOA at St. Mary, MT. We are right outside of the east entrance to Glacier National Park's Going to the Sun Road.

I work at the front desk checking in campers and taking reservations over the phone. I also oversee the gift store and restock items as needed.

James is outdoor maintenance, doing whatever is needed, including pool and hot tub, fire pits, grass mowing and fixing anything that breaks.

This is a large campground and we are just one of 4 workkamping couples. Glacier National Park is spectacular and we are all here because of the park.

~~ Read more about this working RVer on the website -- or ask him/her questions.

~ Front Desk and Maintenance

If you are a working RVers, tell us about yourself and your work.

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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Working RVer Tip

Turn your cell phone off during job interviews.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Certified Teachers

~~ Our website visitor asks: I am a certified teacher (middle school) and am ready to hit the road as a workamper! Will being a teacher help me find jobs while traveling? Jobs such as the presentations given at campsites, or are those usually rangers?

~~ I answered in part: The presentations given at campgrounds are done by Interpretive Ranges. But, those rangers are apt to be seasonal hires or volunteers. For the National Park System, rangers in seasonal positions both develop and implement the programs. They teach the historical, cultural, and natural significance of the parks.

These are some additional ideas that quickly come to mind where you could use your teaching training and experience as a working RVer: tutoring, community education programs, doing classes or workshops at snowbird destination resorts, developing a workshop, teacher traveling with the circus or carnival to teach their employee's children, educational demonstrations at living history farms.

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

~ Certified Teacher

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Working RVer Tip

At some jobs, you don't need to be an expert when you start. You just need to be willing to get your hands dirty.

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E-goods Business

E-goods are hot. If it can be digitalized, you can likely sell it. Here are some of the possibilities: how-to e-books, music you write, clip art, cartoons, software, and photos.

~~ Read more on the website. The link goes to a SiteBuildIt! page with excellent info and the success stories of several people selling electronic goods.

~ E-goods Business

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Working RV Profile

RV4TheCure - How an RVing Family Works for Those with Chronic Illness

~ profile of Marty and Patti Shenkman RV4TheCure is RVer Marty Shenkman's passion that he's taking on the road. He's on a mission to raise awareness about chronic illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease. Marty's hitting the road with his wife Patti and dog Elvis. They're enjoying the great outdoors. They're attending Airstream rallies and making new friends. They're experiencing the joy of having a home on wheels. And, they are doing a special kind of volunteer work.

~~ Read more about this working RVer, including his RV4TheCure schedule, on the website.

~ RVing for the Cure

If you are a working RVers, tell us about yourself and your work.

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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Working RVer Tip

The National Park Service hires approximately 10,000 temporary and seasonal employees annually. This is according to the NPS website.

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Another Readers Shares Her Dream Job

Traveling Book Author

~ from Belinda Sue Kiser

This has been a dream of mine since the day I picked up my pen. I've taken baby steps for five years to get to this point, never losing site of my goal. My next step, and last step, is to find a companion/partner that can make this project a reality.

I bet you're laughing right now. Yes! I planned all of this without the means to travel. Hoping that when things are just right the Universe will guide me to the right people that can help. This is how I found you.

I am an author who has a second book coming out by winter. Just got hired as a freelance for the Examiner.com Travel Channel. My third book, already taking life, is based on my adventures across country, writing about the unique people, fascinating places and events that shape our culture here in the states. I am still working full time with Dollar General, and I will be ready to attack this project head-on within a couple of months. A big step for a single 53 year old female.

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

~ Traveling Book Author

~~ Tell us about your dream job.

~ My Dream Job Is …

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Positive RVing Attitudes

If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life. ~ Unknown

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. ~ Sir Barnett Cocks

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