RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #634 ~ August 22, 2010

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #634 ~ August 22, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Bob and I spent Friday at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. Alaska is the only state that I know of that has multiple state fairs. This one is small, smaller than many county fairs in the lower 48. Still, it is a showcase for numerous ways RVers can earn a living (or supplement other income). We visited with vendors. And, yes, for those of you who have been asking for more photos, we took pictures. I hope to get articles and photos about working at the fair posted this coming week.

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.

~ TX: Weekend 13 Hours Work for Site Immediate Need at RV Park
~ KY: Hourly Pay, RV Site, and Utilities for Grove Campground Host in 2011
~ TX: 25 Hrs. Work in Activities Department for FHU RV Site, for Couple
~ SD: Work for Site and Freebies, $ for Extra Hours at KOA in 2011
~ Mexico: Worker Needed for Spiritual Retreat Center

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 Blog

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~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

School is starting soon (or has recently started) and that means high school and college students are leaving their summer jobs. Employers need workers to fill out the summer season.

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

Rodeo Jobs: More than Professional Cowboys

Rodeo jobs aren't just for cowboys and cowgirls. RVers who want to work as part of the rodeo have options beyond bull riding and barrel racing. It takes more than contestants to have a good event.

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

~ Rodeo Jobs

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Workers On Wheels Writer Nominated for RVer of the Year Award

Working RVer Martin Shenkman is one of five contenders selected by the Good Sam Club Highway Magazine for their RVer of the Year Award. He was nominated because of his extensive volunteer work, including fundraising for and educating about MS and other chronic illnesses. Marty writes the accounting and legal articles for our website. Good Sam Club members may vote for Shenkman on the Good Sam Club website.

~ Vote for Martin Shenkman

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New Flea Market Guides Are In

The new, updated edition of The Original Clark's Flea Market U.S.A. , a National Directory of Flea Markets and Swap Meets is now available. This is the 90th edition.

I stock these and sell them, because Clark's flea market guide remains the best flea market directory that we have found.

~~ Find out more and order them from our website.

~ Clark's Flea Market Guide

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Questions from a Company Looking to Hire RVers

Niche Product Vendors

~~ Jena asks: Our company is exploring the possibility of being a vendor at some county fairs across the US. I'm exploring how to staff the booths. We're a small business with a niche product line that needs demonstrations.

~~ I answered in part: You may be able to find assistants through a temp agency. These day workers could help with hauling in product, setting up displays, manning the booth, and helping to tear down and pack things up after the show. I do not think a temp agency would be the place to turn to find people to make arrangements and manage a county fair booth.

Independent sales reps might work. Though, I think it would be best for a company employee to do some fairs first, to learn how to train the reps.

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

~ Niche Product Vendors

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Working RVer Tip

Campground owners are not mind readers. They don't know what you can do, like to do, are or are not willing to do, or prefer not to do unless you show or tell them.

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Another Readers Shares Her Dream Job

Taking Pictures

~ Shelley writes: I would love to travel the USA taking pictures and grading campgrounds, working from my RV while traveling the USA.

~~ Read my comments and add your thoughts on the website.

~ Taking Pictures

~~ Tell us about your dream job.

~ My Dream Job Is …

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Working RVer Tip

When a job isn't going the way you'd like, it can help to vent. Your supervisor probably isn't the best person to unload on. A customer is certainly not the one to discuss the problem with, which means if you are working at a campground, don't vent to other campers staying there. Instead, find a mentor, job coach, or trusted friend who will listen.

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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.

~ Shuttle driver
~ Inn sitting
~ Sell water filters
~ Political campaigner
~ Teach crafts

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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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Show Booths: 18 Tips to Make Them a Sales Success

Show booths work well for us. Our booth is usually busy. Our sales are good. We set up selling our Watkins products and had another success. Here are some of the reasons why our booth was a hit:

2. Had large quantities of the proven favorites visible. It showed we were clearly confident they were popular items.

3. Had a limited number of specially priced products. We let people know that when those were gone, they were gone. It created an urgency for them to buy now.

7. Offered a sample that they had to use right on the spot, before they left the show booth. Take home samples get thrown away, lost, or forgotten about.

13. Hung a banner so people could see from across the room what we were selling.

16. During slow times, visited with those working the vendor booths next to us. Instead of burying our heads in a book, we met our neighbors. They bought from us. And, they told people stopping at their booth about us and our products.

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

~ Show Booths: 18 Tips to Make Them a Sales Success

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Earning a Living with a Website

If you want to earn your living on line, I recommend SiteBuildIt! It can help with online auctions, selling hard goods, selling e-books and information products, affiliate marketing, earning referral fees, etc. It's what I use for our websites and newsletters.

~~ Compare it to other website hosts and web services.

~ Compare

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

Ask Questions Before Accepting a Position

~- An RVer who wishes to remain anonymous writes: We should have asked more questions up front - instead of learning later that the wife's job was spending the majority of the time standing in a chuck wagon for six hours and the husband cleaning the restrooms and maintenance/mowing, etc. Since I hate to cook for other people, working six hours cooking hamburgers and burritos is awful. We have learned to ask up front what is required and be sure it's what we want to do for an entire summer.

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New Favorite Work Camper Campground Nominee

Ute Bluff Lodge, Cabins, and RV Park

~~ from Sandra and Ernie Gentry

We are at Ute Bluff Lodge, Cabins & RV Park in South Fork, CO. If anyone wants to work camp, this is the place to be. When you are not working, this is the place to be. There are so many things to do.

~~ Read more about this on the website, see photos-- and add your comments.

~ Ute Bluff Lodge, Cabins, and RV Park

Nominate your favorite campground/RV park employer.

~ Add Your Favorite Work Camper Park

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Workers On Wheels Back Issues

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. ~ Louis Pasteur

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead. ~ Albert Einstein

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