RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #645 ~ November 13, 2010

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #645 ~ November 13, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Across Canada and now across North Dakota, we keep seeing Help Wanted signs. Signs are posted on the front doors and windows of stores, as well as on the marquees.

We've received a number of questions about our trip RVing from Alaska through Canada and now in the Lower 48. While some of the questions are specific, the most popular one is asking if I am going to be writing about the trip. The quick answer to that is, "Yes, extensively."

Since we've arrived in the Lower 48, we've been in North Dakota. Much of that time has been with Bob's side of the family. His sister and her family have a farm near Webster, and we stayed with them for several days. We also visited Bob's brother and his family. After that, we went to his mom's in Fargo.

Today, we are movin' on. Much more to come in the days ahead.

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 are some of the most recently listed job openings.

~ CA: Start Now, Work for RV Site, Pay for Extra Hours
~ TN: Dollywood & Dollywood Splash Country Paid Positions for 2011
~ TX: ASAP Winter 2010/2011 RV Resort Managers Needed
~ Make Money and Enjoy the RV Lifestyle with GTI Site Maps and Guides
~ AZ: Caretaking 10 - 15 Hrs/Wk for RV Site and Hook-ups

The freshest ads are on the November Job Listings page. Go to the page listed below to see them all, including details and contact information.

~ November 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

To be seen as a highly valuable employee, show more interest in what you can do for your employer than what he can do for you.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

RVers with Horses

~~ Ron D. asks: We are RV'ers with horses looking for work. Coleen, how do we specifically look for horse related jobs with your site?

~~ I answered in part: To find job postings on the website that specify horses, use the site search function. You'll find it on our blog page. Enter "horse" into the box and click the Search button. I just tried it and it showed five pages of entries.

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

~ RVers with Horses

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Working RVer Tip

A uniform can identify you as a professional, an employee of a specific company, or as a worker in a particular industry. Ever notice how many KOA Kampground folks wear a bright yellow shirt with the KOA logo? Or, that railroad workers where a blue and white striped shirt and cap?

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Disable Veteran Excited to Get Started Workamping

~~ Clyde K. asks: We are excited about getting started. But, we are having problems. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a disabled veteran and am limited as to how I can help. My wife is healthy. Does anyone know how we can get started?

~~ I answered in part: Since most jobs are for individuals -- not couples -- I do not think your disability has anything to do with it. In fact, if your wife is looking for the job, there is no reason that an employer would ask, or that she would tell, about your physical condition.

By the way, thank you for your service to us and our country.

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

~ Veteran Excited to Get Started

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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.

~ National Park Service archeologist
~ Exercise trainer
~ Sell toys through a party plan
~ Temporary Reservation Agent
~ Scheduling coordinator

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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

Better looking people receive better jobs and better pay. Whether this is fair or legal is irrelevant. It can pay to improve your appearance.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Farmer's and Crafter's Market

~~ Alice asks: I sell at the local Farmer's and Crafter's Market. I make crafts and was thinking of selling them on the road at various fairs and markets. Does anyone do this? I was wondering about taxes -- do you have to have a state permit in each of the states you sell? Can you follow a specific fair management company, or perhaps something like the FMCA fairs? If you do this from your RV, can you use the wear and tear on the RV and toad as deductions?

~~ I answered in part: Some show organizers want to see the permits before they allow you to set up; others don't. It is possible that an agent from the department of revenue may make the rounds at the farmer's and crafter's market where you are set up.

If you have a business, you likely have the ordinary business expenses to deduct from your income taxes. If you are full-time RVing, you do lose some deductions, because you aren't traveling away from home if you take your home with you to the events.

Here are links to sections on the website that will give you more information:

~ RVers Vending at Flea Markets, Fairs, Festivals, Shows, and Special Events

~ So You RV... Taxes and the IRS Are Still Part Of Life

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

~ Farmer's and Crafter's Market

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Working RVer Tip

If you want to be noticed on the job and receive personal recognition from those in charge, you may do better working for a smaller business than you do working for a large corporation.

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Featured Website Section

Canadian Work Campers

~~ Roger asks: What is required for a Canadian citizen to workamp in the US?

~~ I answered in part: Other RV travelers have asked similar questions. We've merging those questions, answers, and comments onto one section, to better help our readers from Canada.

If you are a Canadian who has worked in the USA, please post comments and share your experience. If you are a Canadian who tried to work for pay, work for an RV site, or volunteer in the US, but weren't allowed to, we'd like you to comment, too. And, if you are an employer or volunteer coordinator with something to add to the discussion, we'd love to have your viewpoint, also.

~~ See what is on the website so far -- and add your comments -- on the website.

~ Canadian Work Campers

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Working RVer Tip

Ignore skeptics. Those who say you can't do it are usually those who can't do it themselves. Just because they can't doesn't mean you can't.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Receiving Checks and Mail

~~ A soon to be working RVer asks: My question is about how to work and draw a check? We want to get jobs, but how do we get checks sent to us? Can we get a PO box up there?

~~ I answered in part: Yes, one way is to rent a post office box. Most US Post Offices have boxes to rent. There are some, however, that have a shortage of boxes, and may not have any currently available. Look into it before you decide on this option.

I recommend using the services of a professional mail forwarder. Specifically, I recommend The UPS Store on West Main Street in Rapid City, SD. You do not need to live in South Dakota to use their service. If you are interested in this option, contact then and tell them that Coleen from Workers On Wheels sent you. The Main Street Rapid City UPS Store's website. Email the W. Main St. Rapid City UPS Store.

If checks are the only mail that you need to receive, you might have them direct deposited into your bank, credit union, or investment firm.

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

~ Receiving Mail

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Earning a Living with a Website

Compare SBI!'s feature set with Yahoo! Web Hosting Pro, Verisign Web Business Expert and Microsoft bCentral Professional. The difference is striking.

~~ Read more on the SBI website.

~ SBI

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Working RVer Tip

Write a personal mission statement of what you want in your life. When you are looking for work, you can then gauge jobs against it. Each position should take you a step closer to your goal.

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Reader Feedback

~ Ebbie says: Get your WOW newsletter and love it. My daughter and I have been work-kamping for two years now without an RV. Getting our first RV (travel trailer) in about a week! Looking forward to having more than a tent roof over our heads during the winter season.

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Workers On Wheels Back Issues

If you've missed some of our newsletters, you can still find many them on the website.

~ Previous WOW Newsletters

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. ~ Niels Bohr

If it weren't for the last minute, a lot of things wouldn't get done. ~ Michael S. Traylor

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